2001.12.30 // Filed under: Wrestling
As a fan for over ten years now, I’ve never really lost my love of wrestling. Sure, there have been times when I got bored with it, with some of the angles and characters and wasted opportunites, but I’ve never really been angry until recently, with the WWF’s handling of its ‘feud’ with the WCW/ECW alliance. I thought it was horrible, really. How could the WWF dismiss an organisation with so much history as WCW as simply yesterday’s news? How could they treat their top-line talent as second-rate jobbers? How could they mess it up so badly?
It was like a dream come true when it first happened, the WWF buying WCW – finally, the two biggest wrestling promotions in the western hemisphere would clash! But then the badness started happening. WCW was promoted on WWF television as a heel group – every wrestler in WCW was tarred with the same brush. And in response, even the most dastardly heels in the WWF were pushed as faces. It just wasn’t right.