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mine was DDP, dude didn't have the greatest moveset, but everytime he was in the ring he gave you a good show.
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Probably Chris Kanyon, honestly. Maybe Ultimo Dragon or Psicosis, but they feel less "WCW wrestler" because they competed so many places, at the time.
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StealThisSheen posted...
Probably Kanyon, honestly.

he was also awesome. every match i remember him being in he did something you didn't see before
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ironman2009 posted...
he was also awesome. every match i remember him being in he did something you didn't see before

Dude was amazing. His story is so sad.
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big poppa pump steiner was fuckin wild lol
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I miss WCW. The actual wrestling content wasn't typically as good, outside of when matches involved some of the better workers, or the luchador matches, but it just had this... Campy, retro feel, that you never really got out of WWE.
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Based purely off WCW/NWO Revenge, Konnan.
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the cruiserweights for WCW were great. they changed how wrestling could be done imo. those guys were doing things and telling stories in the ring i never saw before that.
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Based purely off WCW/NWO Revenge, Konnan.

Ooh, good answer. Konnan was basically Mexico's Hulk Hogan, at the time. It's crazy how much he moved ratings, since you would have never really guessed, based on how they used him.
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ironman2009 posted...
the cruiserweights for WCW were great. they changed how wrestling could be done imo. those guys were doing things and telling stories in the ring i never saw before that.

The fun thing with WCW was you got to see some of them grow, too. Like, you had many that were fantastic from the beginning. Mysterio, Liger, Dragon, Psicosis, La Parka, etc. They were already big names. But seeing somebody like Billy Kidman grow from Weekly Jobber to being the talent he ended up being was just fun to watch.
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i always liked the goofy dudes like alex wright, early chris jericho and guys like regal and eddie and melinko too
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Konnan was a bit stale by 2000 though. Even the WWF didn't take him when they had a brief chance to get him.
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ironman2009 posted...
big poppa pump steiner was fuckin wild lol

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ironman2009 posted...
i always liked the goofy dudes like alex wright, early chris jericho and guys like regal and eddie and melinko too

I loved all of those. Regal, Eddie, and Malenko were just fantastic wrestlers, period. Jericho absolutely grew into something great. Even Alex Wright was insanely athletic and gifted, he just never got the chance because they refused to push him, and... When they finally did, it was as "Berlin," which was a gimmick nobody could have got over.

I honestly loved Wright and Disco as the Dancing Fools.
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yeah WCW always made those mid card guys seem better than the mid card in WWF/WWE imo. people like the cat and norman smiley while never were great they always had a role
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ironman2009 posted...
yeah WCW always made those mid card guys seem better than the mid card in WWF/WWE better imo. people like the cat and norman smiley while never were great they always had a role

Oh geez, Stormin' Norman. I loved when Smiley went "hardcore" and started coming out in hockey pads. The Cat was also pretty good.

That said, hot take, but my favorite Ernest "The Cat" Miller moment actually is from WWE. It's when he entered the Royal Rumble, and everybody was down, so he got in the ring and just danced to his music until somebody got up and tossed him out. It was just so absurd, but it fit his character so well.
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iirc norman smiley works for wwe now as a talent trainer
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ironman2009 posted...
iirc norman smiley works for wwe now as a talent trainer

Yeah, a lot of WCW people do/did. Malenko and Kidman also. I don't know if they still do.

EDIT: Oh, turns out Malenko works for AEW now, actually. Interesting. Kidman still works for WWE.
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If I had to pick just one, I'd probably say Rey Mysterio. But I also liked DDP, Sting, Goldberg, and a bunch of the other cruiserweights.
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it's a damn shame how shittily WCW died out. the management/hogan/nash fucked that all up
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ironman2009 posted...
it's a damn shame how shittily WCW died out. the management/hogan/nash fucked that all up

To be fair to Nash, he made a damn good point about what may have truly killed WCW:

Nash points out the financial structures behind the scenes, specifically the role of Turner Home Entertainment.

"If you ever watched a WCW pay-per-view, the last credit youd see was 'Produced by Turner Home Entertainment,'" Nash explains. He argues that Turner Home Entertainment's control over the lucrative pay-per-view revenue, which never reflected on WCWs books, was a significant financial drain.

"Our biggest revenue was from the pay-per-views, and all of that went into Turner Home Entertainments accounts, not ours," Nash reveals. He also mentions Brad Seigels comments about the pressures of building a premium cable channel, suggesting that WCW was burdened with financial strategies that were detrimental to its health.

According to Nash, it wasn't just the storylines or leadership conflicts that tanked WCW, but also "creative accounting" practices that destabilized the promotions financial foundation.
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How are we defining "WCW wrestler"? Someone who just competed in the WCW, or someone's career is directly associated with WCW?

Like, Eddie and Chris Jericho would probably be my immediate no thought picks, but they both worked extensively outside the WCW and I think both achieved their most success in the WWF. Ditto for Ultimo but...you know...not the WWF part.

Purely WCW guy, I gotta go with Kanyon.
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Scott Hall or Diamond Dallas Page. Raven and several cruiserweights get the nod as well but those two were tops.
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BrohammedAli posted...
How are we defining "WCW wrestler"? Someone who just competed in the WCW, or someone's career is directly associated with WCW?

Like, Eddie and Chris Jericho would probably be my immediate no thought picks, but they both worked extensively outside the WCW and I think both achieved their most success in the WWF. Ditto for Ultimo but...you know...not the WWF part.

Purely WCW guy, I gotta go with Kanyon.

i'd say that got their "start" there. like they first started getting noticed i suppose.
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BrohammedAli posted...
How are we defining "WCW wrestler"? Someone who just competed in the WCW, or someone's career is directly associated with WCW?

Like, Eddie and Chris Jericho would probably be my immediate no thought picks, but they both worked extensively outside the WCW and I think both achieved their most success in the WWF. Ditto for Ultimo but...you know...not the WWF part.

Purely WCW guy, I gotta go with Kanyon.

Yeah, that gave me pause, which is why I went with Kanyon, too. I'd say you could argue a "WCW wrestler" as somebody who either got their start/big break in WCW, or had their career highlights in WCW. While Eddie and Jericho started in WCW, they definitely had bigger career highlights in WWE, so it makes it tough to count them. Same thing for Ultimo, but... Yeah, not WWE, for him.
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Do you know who is an extremely interesting case for argument of whether he's a "WCW wrestler" or not, if going by the criteria I outlined? Big Show.

He's absolutely famously known as The Giant, but he arguably had more actual success in WWE. I feel like you could have a very long discussion about him. Especially since, even beyond wrestling, he goes by "Big Show." Such as when he had the short-lived Big Show Show.
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Do you know who is an extremely interesting case for argument of whether he's a "WCW wrestler" or not, if going by the criteria I outlined? Big Show.

He's absolutely famously known as The Giant, but he arguably had more actual success in WWE. I feel like you could have a very long discussion about him. Especially since, even beyond wrestling, he goes by "Big Show." Such as when he had the short-lived Big Show Show.

when i think big show, the first memory of him i have is him getting tossed off that roof by hogan in that weird roof match or whatever it was. i think there were monster trucks?
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ironman2009 posted...
when i think big show, the first memory of him i have is him getting tossed off that roof by hogan in that weird roof match or whatever it was. i think there were monster trucks?

Oh god, I remember that! They had a monster truck tug of war before they got out and started fighting on the roof. It was so dumb, but dammit, young me loved it. That was the kind of campiness I loved.
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It's also hard saying that Jericho or Eddie got their start in WCW, because they were both just poached from ECW. Which is what makes the conversation really difficult because so many of those midcard guys that were working above their booking were coming off arguably higher quality matches from ECW or Japan.
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It's also hard saying that Jericho or Eddie got their start in WCW, because they were both just poached from ECW. Which is what makes the conversation really difficult because so many of those midcard guys that were working above their booking were coming off arguably higher quality matches from ECW or Japan.

true, i have a hard time telling who started in ECW. i didn't really start following that until 97 or so. dudes like lance storm, jerry lynn, mike awesome all got their burn from ECW
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Sting for sure.

Ricky Steamboat had some great matches in WCW as well
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StealThisSheen posted...
Do you know who is an extremely interesting case for argument of whether he's a "WCW wrestler" or not, if going by the criteria I outlined? Big Show.

He's absolutely famously known as The Giant, but he arguably had more actual success in WWE. I feel like you could have a very long discussion about him. Especially since, even beyond wrestling, he goes by "Big Show." Such as when he had the short-lived Big Show Show.
Nah, Show is definitely a WWE guy if we're drawing lines. His time in WCW is acknowledged, but i think you'd be hard pressed to find any real highlights of his career during that time. Outside of getting power bombed by Nash, his career was with the E.

The real argument would be Booker T. While he had big moments in WWE, he had a long and notable career in WCW. Going from a tag team, to mid card, to main eventer.

As for TC's question, mysterio, juvetued, kanyon ddp, booker t.
WCW had the pyro game on lock for a while too. they were giving everybody pyro
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Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho. I was a big fan of the cruiserweights in general though.
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Liked Booker T, Malenko, Benoit, Mysterio, DDP.

Can never forget the West Texas Rednecks. Hilarious that their anti-rap messaging made them faces.
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one thing i didn't like about WCW was their commentary except for bobby the brain. never liked any of those other guys.
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I do think this is probably my fav WCW match tho

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Nah, Show is definitely a WWE guy if we're drawing lines. His time in WCW is acknowledged, but i think you'd be hard pressed to find any real highlights of his career during that time. Outside of getting power bombed by Nash, his career was with the E.

The real argument would be Booker T. While he had big moments in WWE, he had a long and notable career in WCW. Going from a tag team, to mid card, to main eventer.

As for TC's question, mysterio, juvetued, kanyon ddp, booker t.

Actually, yeah, screw it, you're right. As great as Booker T was in WWE, everything from Harlem Heat to his single's run was fantastic, in WCW.

EDIT: Also, Harlem Heat still, to this day, have one of the greatest entrance themes in professional wrestling.
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