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Top 20 Things WCW Did Better Than WWE

We all know the story. WCW was the second most popular wrestling promotion and the only one to challenge WWE for the top spot in the industry. After the Monday Night Wars started with WCW putting its new television show Nitro head to head against WWE Raw in the most boldest of moves, the company would eventually become #1 for a few years thanks to the formation of the nWo and a stacked roster of talent. Of course, the rise was short lived and things would fall apart in rather fast and in staggering fashion.

Just two years after they passed WWE, WCW would falter and slip to second place again. One year after that, they were no longer a threat and by 2001, they were out of business. Bad decisions, an abundance of egos in the locker room and comedic failures playing out would cost WCW its existence as Vince McMahon would buy the company and make it a part of his library. Between the content on the WWE Network and many DVDs produced over the years about WCW’s story, it’s easy to see the company’s historical significance still lives.

Many like to poke fun at WCW’s sillier moments like The Shockmaster’s grand debut or David Arquette’s title win but there’s a reason or two, or twenty in this case, why WCW was the only wrestling promotion to get the better of Vince McMahon’s WWE empire for a couple of years. Between the supreme talent, progressive ideas, interesting concepts, risk taking and basically creating an all-star show of pro wrestling, WCW was a special place. Whether it’s early days of shining a light on good wrestling, the glory days of the Monday Night Wars or the dying days as the end was near, these were the 20 things WCW found a way to be better than WWE.

20 Realism

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19 Stage Design

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18 Belt Designs

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17 Pyro

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16 Celebrities

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15 Match Concepts

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14 International Talent

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13 Big Fight Feel

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12 Authority Figures

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11 Midcard

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10 Must See TV

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9 Introducing Wrestlers

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8 Workrate

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7 Commentary

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6 Dream Matches

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5 Tag Teams

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4 Star Power

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3 Cruiserweights

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2 Main Event Storylines

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1 Variety

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Of all their positives, the best thing WCW better than WWE and any other wrestling promotion for that matter was provide variety. Old school fans were given Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Randy Savage and Roddy Piper. The diehard fans were granted technical wrestling masters like Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko. International fans were given Chris Jericho, Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero. Fans that liked brawling were gifted memorable Raven vs. DDP bouts. Sting’s crow character was made for that generation of fans to invest into something cool and out of the ordinary. Basically, WCW had something for every kind of wrestling fan and no matter what their flaws were during the better days, you were always watching because there was something for you.

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