When the WWE Network was launched in February 2014, WCW had been dead for 13 years and it occurred to me that many younger fans may not have had much in the way of conception regarding the Atlanta-based industrial giant’s importance to the professional wrestling business. Yeah, I’m talking to you, millennials that Vince McMahon loathes so much.
Vinnie Mac’s stiffest competition was around for a very long time, meaning the pay per views I’ve examined while putting this essential collection together range from the ill-fated Starrcade 1987, all the way up to the bitter end at the 2001 show Greed.
It must be said: for as much as we enjoy whipping the deceased Clydesdale that is WCW for all of their foibles, this list was very hard to assemble. And that’s not because some utter garbage made the cut, either, it’s because some very good shows ended up getting omitted since I only have 20 spots with which to work – but such is life.
For WCW fans, this will be a nice trip down memory lane. For those who’ve never indulged in the catalogue of WWE’s greatest nemesis, this will be a learning experience. WCW, for all of its flaws, is sorely missed today.