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Rise and fall of WCW (1996-2001)

Rise and fall of WCW (1996-2001)

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To document why WCW turned it's fortunes around in such a dramatic way in the late nineties one cannot ignore the re-packaging of one of the most traditional of wrestling good guys, Sting. The Birth Of The Icon, Sting Throughout that fairly dull early 1990s period of WCW Sting had been a bleach blond babyface who, although a credible performer, somewhat embodied the blandness at the time. As WCW became diseased with NWO poison, Sting sloped into the shadows and became a recluse. He changed his image, grew his hair, wore a black trench coat and sported eerie black and white make up, an obvious homage to Brandon Lee’s The Crow which had been released a few years earlier. That in itself shocked the audience, they could not understand what had happened to their dependable hero. But th...