Every WCW PPV Of 2000 Ranked From Worst To Best
There are some really bad shows from WCW in 2000!
It became clear as the year 2000 wore on that WCW was very likely beyond saving. Bleeding millions of dollars and irreparably harmed by countless bad decisions both in the ring and behind the scenes, the promotion hardly resembled the sports entertainment powerhouse it had been just a couple of years prior.
Rather than the place Where the Big Boys Play which had, lest we forget, beaten WWE for 83 straight weeks in the ratings on Monday nights, WCW was at this point simply trying to live another day, but their days were numbered. With so much instability, it’s unsurprising that the group’s pay-per-view output was far from stellar.
Plainly speaking, it was downright awful. But just how bad did it get and is there anything redeeming within the dross?
This is Every WCW Pay-Per-View of 2000 Ranked from Worst to Best.
12. The Great American Bash
When a match involving David Flair is the best thing on a show, you know you’re in serious, serious trouble. And serious trouble is exactly what WCW were in come the summer of 2000, as the company continued to circle the drain on the way to their inevitable demise.
It didn’t have to be this way, but so it was and the promotion didn’t even have the decency to give fans some half-decent wrestling on one of their signature events while it chucked money down the drain and battled with ever-present backstage turmoil.
Kicking this disaster off were the usually dependable cruiserweights. Well, one of them – Chavo Guerrero, wrestling here in his Misfits in Action ‘Lieutenant Loco’ guise – was dependable. The other one was Disco Inferno.
The bout lasted a shade under five minutes and was basically a backdrop for the war between MIA and the Filthy Animals.
It’s worth noting that, at one point, an old man in army clothes came to ringside and ‘had a heart attack’. He was then revived after the match by Major Gunns, who kindly took her kit off before giving him mouth-to-mouth.
Kronik’s victory over the Mamalukes started out okayish enough but quickly disintegrated into a sloppy mess. Mike Awesome and Diamond Dallas Page’s Ambulance Match was a decent enough brawl which really should have been better. Might have been, too, had it not been bogged down with distractions from Kimberly Page, Eric Bischoff and Kanyon.
The Boot Camp match between Booker ‘GI Bro’ T and Shawn Stasiak was a snoozer.
A standard table match between Shane Douglas and The Wall was turned into a ‘Best of Five’ tables match before the bell and if you’re thinking more table bumps meant the match would be better, well you are wrong. Also, even though both men only went through TWO tables, The Franchise somehow ended up as the winner.
The best thing I can say about the United States Title ‘Asylum’ Handicap Match, with Scott Steiner retaining against brother Rick and Tank Abbott, is at least it was short.
Hulk Hogan beat Billy Kidman in a match that was relatively straightforward in comparison to some of the nonsense on this show.
Then there was the ‘Retirement’ match between Ric and David Flair, which was automatically fighting an uphill battle due to the presence of Vince Russo.
The intelligence-insulting ‘Human Torch’ match between Sting and Vampiro was one of the worst matches in WCW history. And if you’re relying on Kevin Nash and Jeff Jarrett to save this steaming pile of sports entertainment excrement then I’ve got some unfortunate news to bring you.
The match was rotten and nobody cared because they were all waiting for Goldberg’s run-in. What they weren’t waiting for was for Goldberg to turn heel in one of the most pointless and ill-advised swerves ever.