In October 1999 former WWF writer Vince Russo signed with WCW. Within months WCW was in a death spiral from which it never recovered.
To this day people say that when Russo signed with WCW the company was recoverable. But was it?
In this book we will look into the most commonly put forward ideas that people give to see if these ideas would have worked in the real world, in the corporate structure of Time Warner and with those in power in WCW at the time.
A Brief History:
There was a time not too long ago, during which I loved professional wrestling. I didn’t care that it was fake, or that the match results were planned. Pro wrestling during the Monday Night Wars es pure entertainment, and I loved it!
But that was then, and the current state of pro wrestling is a sad one. This is one of the reasons I like reading about the good old days.
Even though I was always more of a WWF fan than a WCW fan, this book was surprisingly good. Author Craig W Atkinson takes you step by step on how he would have fixed some of the problems at World Championship Wrestling as it went out of control.
In WCW: The Alternate Timeline: Saving WCW in 1999, Atkinson tells you how much each wrestler was paid and why he would or would not keep them around. He also explain in detail how he would improve WCW’s tv shows and pay per view events.
There’s even a great section in the book where Atkinson plans out championship runs and special events for the cruiserweight division.
WCW: The Alternate Timeline: Saving WCW in 1999 is a great “What If” look at how WCW could have been saved. I wish it had been saved, because the WWF was always at its best when it had solid competition.
For old wrestling fans like me, WCW: The Alternate Timeline: Saving WCW in 1999 is a quick, and informative read. So go check it out!
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