Former WCW Producer Reveals Scrapped Storyline Of Cactus Jack Transforming Into Sting

Can you imagine Mick Foley with a blonde flat-top?

Former WCW producer Neal Pruitt was a guest on this week's Insiders Edge podcast, giving a lengthy interview about his time working for World Championship Wrestling in the '90s. 

One of the topics discussed was the 'Cactus Jack gets amnesia' angle from 1993 (which resulted in the notoriously awful Lost in Cleveland vignettes) and how it could have played out very differently. 

Per Pruitt: 

"A story that people may not know is when we were doing something about getting this Cleveland shoot together, Cactus had this idea to where he would get conked on the head again and then he would become a different personality altogether.

"So almost every week he’d be a different wrestler and progressively he would be able to change his character. His hair would get shorter and shorter until the payoff was eventually going to be where he would think he was Sting and he would have the spiked hair and everything, and he’d have lost weight by then.

"That was a whole series of things that we had thought about that could really put his character over. Well,.my ex-wife was an excellent writer and he and she got involved with writing up a scenario of how this could all go down and what the storyline would be from start to finish. That's something that I don't think anybody's ever really heard about or known about. 

"It was a great idea. I thought it could have really worked not just because she was involved with it and he was one of my favourites, but it would have been a fun thing to watch because he could have done it. He was that versatile". 

Sting and Cactus Jack had previously feuded. Their match at Beach Blast 1992 is considered a classic. 

h/t wrestlingnews.co

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