Jaysin Posted May 31, 2017 Share Posted May 31, 2017 WCW: Danger & Controversy The year was 1992, and WCW was coming off a year that did the impossible: topped 1990 as the most financially destructive year in the company’s short history. In 1991, Dusty Rhodes easily picked up the slack where Ole Anderson left off in the inane, nonsensical, completely asinine booking department. While arguably not as humorously terrible as Ole was, the numbers were there clear as day, Dusty was not the man for the job. The start of 1992 saw long-time WCW front man Jim Herd step down from his position of power in WCW due to frustration, stress, and a feeling of helplessness to curve WCW’s problems. Two years of Ole’s Third-Grade Magic Shows and Dusty’s bad gimmick matches had taken their toll on Herd, and after all the nonsense over the last 25 months, who could blame him the least bit for waving the white flag. To replace Herd and Dusty, dozens of interviews took place. After careful consideration, a booking team was set up as to not give one man too much power. The team featured only two members; Eric Bischoff, a C-Show announcer who had only been with WCW since July theprevious year; and Paul Heyman, better known as Paul E. Dangerously the manager of the Dangerous Alliance. The decision for the two man team was primarily made as Ted Turner felt Eric had an excellent business sense, but didn't have quite the grasp Paul Heyman did when it came to the wrestling side of things. The pair set out to turn the company around as quickly as possible by giving bonuses to workers involved in the best match of the night and trimming the excess fat from the roster. With a barebones roster and new authorities in place; World Championship Wrestling hopes to become the one true juggernaut in professional wrestling. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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