Crapper Paul S. writes:
So the selling point for Fall Brawl 2000 was “wrestling is FAKE, but not this time. We swear…”
No wonder this company went out of business.
You know, I’m willing to defend some of the stuff Vince Russo tried to do, but this really insulted my intelligence as a fan (and as a human being, for that matter).
This “Everything on this show is fake except for what you’re seeing right now!” crap just makes the audience think that you as bookers assume we are all idiots.
“That stupid stuff earlier was fake, but this is a shoot, baby! It’s real! Goldberg refused to follow the script the writers laid out and he was shooting!”.
You can create an atmosphere of unpredictability without undermining everything else happening in the company.
This is the sort of thing that made me glad WCW finally limped to its death.