Winners of the FREE Copies of The Death of WCW Audio Book Announced!

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Want to thank everyone who entered our contest!  The two winners are as follows:


Keith says:

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 AT 5:47 AM  (EDIT)

I’m just thinking how many more fantastic inductions we would have if WCW had managed to do another 10-15 years at the same pace as the year 2000. Surely that’s the greatest tragedy in all this?


Dr. Dirtnap says:

I remember growing up, we had very basic cable when we had any at all. My parents were divorced and my dad was a drunk, so I spent a lot of time with TBS Superstation and the NWA/WCW. This was the early/mid 90’s..so there was a lot of Braves baseball as well…but I digress. Clash of the champions, WCW Saturday night, Sunday night, Worldwide, all those shows were part of my life for years and years. Then came Nitro, right as I graduated high school and moved in with a bunch of guys. We instantly had viewing parties from 8-11, then a crappy movie or euchre, then another viewing party from 1-4 am. I literally cried when WCW closed. It wasn’t just a series of tv shows to me…it was a way to escape for a while…then it was a way to make friends. Lots of those friends I still have 20 years later now.


From our fingertips to your ears – The Death of WCW: 10th Anniversary Audiobook has arrived!  And it’s over FOURTEEN HOURS LONG!

Really, not kidding.

Narrated by my co-author, the legendary Bryan Alvarez of F4Wonline.com, this is an amazing retelling of the collapse of what was at one time the largest pro wrestling company ever on planet earth.  I have a couple of freebies to hand out, and I will do so thusly: in the comments section of this page, post why you are most upset this company died.  The funniest response wins a copy, and the most thoughtful response will also win a copy.

You can also help out the site by forgoing the contest and simply buying a copy from this link.

Get to clicking, kids!  Contest EXTENDED to September 28!

 

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44 Responses to "Winners of the FREE Copies of The Death of WCW Audio Book Announced!"
  1. David Barnett says:

    Judy Bagwell never got the push she deserved 🙁

  2. James Rayel says:

    I try to read “Death of WCW” once a year! It is a great read!

  3. James Whale says:

    WCW provided competition for WWE in a way not by numbers but in terms of wuality of TV. Without WCW the WWE would have not changed their programming for the better. I don’t mean attitude but better written stories with characters we as fans can buy into. The threat of WCW made Vince Mcmahon forget what he knows and go with what was the scene at the time. That must take something big as we’re seeing now what happens to WWE without competition.

    But lets not also forget the trandition of the promotion that ran so long to so many generations of fans. I’m saddened by that as it’s like losing a sports team that you’re dad took you to and his dad before him.

  4. kevin mullins says:

    the only ting i miss about wcw is the title changes under russo

  5. Will Black says:

    I’m mad because I think that WCW going under robbed the world of the KISS Demon, Master P’s buddy, Swoll, the Yeti, and Shock Master fatal-four-way, Vince-Russo’s-jockstrap-on-a-poll-match with special guest referees Judy Bagwell and Karl Malone that we all know we wanted to see.

    The wrestling world and humanity in general is a much colder, darker, sadder, and ultimately more horrible place because of this loss.

  6. Aaron Cariaga says:

    Looking back after all these years, the death of WCW has changed the very landscape of wrestling. Sure it sucks that we will no longer see the true conclusion of the Millionaire’s Club vs The New Blood, but that is life and things evolve. There are too many things to list here. We shouldn’t feel sad reminiscing about the end of WCW, we should feel happy as it has led to the WWE creating the most memorable wrestling memories since. Things like: The Ric Flair retirement match at WM 24, The rise of John Cena and the Fall of Roman Reigns.

    But the best god damn thing to ever come out of the Monday Night Wars is one man who aimed to please the hearts of every fan and strike fear into the hearts of every heel by saying “Tonight Playa! You gonna go one on one with… DA UNDAHTAKAH!”

  7. Blurp says:

    The complete disrespect shown across the board to the fans, the workers and the business as a whole. I remember watching that “Booker T vs Buff Bagwell” episode that you recently covered way back when it first aired and I think it was the last time I ever watched pro wrestling regularly.

    I couldn’t believe that all the potential of great, entertaining matches and angles for years to come would be immediately thrown away once there wasn’t a competition’s product to worry about and the people in charge would go out of there way to use their platform to humiliate the workers and take revenge for any perceived slights. That night was it for me; the magic was gone forever.

  8. Keith says:

    I’m just thinking how many more fantastic inductions we would have if WCW had managed to do another 10-15 years at the same pace as the year 2000. Surely that’s the greatest tragedy in all this?

  9. The Doctor of Style says:

    Without WCW, major league baseball will never be the same.

    Remember how Ted Turner used WCW as a way to plug the Braves? You had Eric Bischoff donning a Braves cap, Michael Hayes hosting a show from spring training, and TBS cutting their wrestling short to provide lead-ins for Braves games.

    When WCW died, the Braves never won a World Series again.

  10. Thomas says:

    It would be worth it just to hear Bryan Alvarez become increasingly unable to contain his agitation at all the stupid things WCW did that led to its demise.

    I guess what I’m saying is that I sort of hope it he just flips out at some point.

  11. "Vagabond" John Moore says:

    RD lost over 50% of potential material for this site!

    Seriously, WCW and WW(F)E made each other better with the MNW until Bischoff let it all go to his head. We can woulda-coulda-shoulda all we want, but WCW would not have been sold if it had been able to maintain the ratings it did in the NWO era.

  12. James Jackman says:

    I’m upset because TNA.

  13. Jon Milne says:

    I’m upset because it didn’t die in 2000 as Y2K/J would have made it even funnier.

  14. Will K says:

    I feel WCW’s sudden death out of nowhere means I never quite got to see Robocop fight Chucky in a Movie Script on a Pole match; I really feel that is what the last months of the company were truly building up to. It was a subtle, slow build, very intricate and planned out; the kind of thing WCW was, of course, truly known for.

  15. Brandon says:

    No disrespect towards Brian Alvarez, but I would have bought this for 10 times the asking price if Jim Cornette was hired to read this.

    But the thing is he has to be able to ad lib here and there to give us some angry curse-laden tirades.

  16. Chris Leathco says:

    The death of WCW meant Vince had a lot less work to do. Why care when there’s no competition?

    Also, La Parka. We need more La Parka. Chairshots and dancing. Dancing with the chair during the chairshot. The real chairman of WCW. God, I miss La Parka.

  17. Ryan says:

    I’m mad WCW died because who knows just how crazy it could have gotten? We could have had Ric Flair in a straightjacket fighting Vince Russo, Eric Bischoff and David Arquette in a lockbox on a pole match in a three-level cage! On fire! That then gets interrupted by an nWo run-in (despite them disbanding last year) and it all ends in a DQ that sees Macho Man crowned champion because SWERVE!!

    But seriously, the real tragedy is that it even went into its now infamous decline, because if it had stayed good while WWF was going gangbusters with the Attitude Era, then the continued competition could have pushed both companies to new heights. Anyone who played sports video games during the wars between Pro Evo Soccer and FIFA, or NBA 2Kx and NBA Live will attest to how good competition is for the overall quality of product.

    At the very least, I dream that in a parallel universe, the two companies created a semi-peaceful coexistence, with WWF doing its big, crazy sports entertainment, and WCW focusing on more normal, grounded athletic ‘Wrasslin’. Of course, that would have required Bischoff to show some measure of foresight rather than focusing on his need to win ratings, and for egoes on both sides of the fence to be put aside in favour of doing right by the business.

    If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

  18. Alexander Arce says:

    I miss WCW especially Worldwide and Saturday Night, in late 2000-early 2001 WCW could’ve canned Thunder instead of Saturday Night and been better off in the process.

  19. Kurt says:

    I’m mad WCW left because they would’ve done the Al Wilson storyline before WWE ever did, but instead of Dawn Marie, we would’ve gotten Stacy Keibler. And Torrie and Stacy would’ve made that the greatest storyline EVER instead of a Gooker Award Winner. #BlameDawnMarie

  20. Bad Booking says:

    When WCW buried their Cruiserweights, they did it with a wink and a nod. In about six months time, Triple H will single handedly Pedigree every single last one of these current Cruiserweights into the ocean!

  21. Chris Leathco says:

    La Parka lost on facebook, but will try again here on wrestlecrap! La Parka used a chair as his tag team partner before chairshots were cool (and banned in wwe). Where ever La Parka is now, I hope he is still doing some killer air guitar licks! More metal than Van Hammer!

  22. Paul says:

    I miss WCW because it gave me hope.

    If David Flair could be United States Champion, David Arquette could be World Heavyweight Champion, Oklahoma could be Cruiserweight Champion and Vince Russo could be World Heavyweight Champion, I too could become an official WCW champion. Right then, as an untrained, unathletic 10 year old kid with a personal record of 0 push-up, I had a fair shot to win the strap.

    Case in point, I actually thought Rey Mysterio Jr. would win the Big Gold Belt at that big pool party tombola, also known as Spring Breakout 1999. The following year, my number would get drawn fo sure, I said…

  23. Henry Eshleman says:

    I’m mad WCW is gone because now we’ll never get the greatest interpromotional matchup of all time: Chuckie vs.Robocop.

  24. John Vairin says:

    I am the most upset because WWE has not had a viable competitor since WCW died. TNA just can’t cut it, and they may be going down soon.

    Oh, and because we didn’t see Chucky: WCW World Champion!

  25. Sean Goodliffe says:

    Because imagine the possibilities! The yetay in the NWO vs David Arquette in a viagra on a pole match for the WCW Championship!
    (Tbh you might not want to give me that audiobook cause I’ll listen to it so many times and somehow come up with something WORSE than what I just said! I’m not sure the world is ready for that)

  26. AK says:

    WCW could have done this since they were still in business when the WWF had their Gimmick Battle Royal at Wrestlemania X-7 but because they didn’t take advantage of the golden egg opportunity that was laid before them..

    We missed out on WCW’s Gimmick Battle Royal consisting of all the characters played by Brad Armstrong and Ed Leslie with a special guest appearance by Mike Awesome as that 70s Guy.

  27. Michael Lightner says:

    I upset WCW closed because I had been able to watch Jeff Jarrett smash a million guitars on peoples heads twice every week for free. Then I had to start paying $9.95/week for TNA to see him smash guitars. Although, I guess this proves Mike Graham wrong, Jarrett did smash a million guitars and DID draw a dime.

  28. PMH says:

    Three Count… the fake boy band better than most real ones (and the only one managed by a dancing MMA fighter).

  29. The Beavis Lizard says:

    WCW was like a train wreck; You didn’t want to stare rudely but you also couldn’t look away. It was Wrestlecrap.com before there was such a thing. The Monday Night Wars/Attitude Era was full of sleaze, trash, and horrible booking and it was often depressing to be a wrestling fan during those times. But WCW always had the ‘so bad it’s funny’ feel to it, and it was a nice reprieve. TNA has a similar vibe, but WCW was on a channel that most people could actually watch.

  30. Hunter says:

    I’m most angry the company went under because just before it closed down it seemed to actually be trying to become a better promotion, but died before we could really find out

  31. Alan in Milwaukee says:

    I’m upset we never got to find out what was in Baby Doll’s Dusty Rhodes photos. I mean…for a friend.

  32. Alex Kahrs says:

    Remember the Cruiserweight Tag Team Championships, with all 2 pairs of titleholders? What do you think are the chances WWE brings it back now that they’re really pushing a CW division themselves?

  33. Alex "Condor" Steele says:

    The death of WCW, to me, signaled the end of truly competitive writing, storytelling, and wrestling.

    I mean, come on, we could have had fantasy wrestling. You know, like fantasy football.

    FANTASY WRESTLING! License to print money!!!!

  34. Chad says:

    I’m upset this company died because they singlehandedly employed more wrestlers than any company imaginable, and most of them were making 6 figures a year. The amount of shoot interviews I’ve heard where guys got paid for years after their run was over. Lanny Poffo anyone?

    WCW was basically welfare for the boys. Sign a contract = paycheck for life.

  35. Bobby Digital says:

    Needed more Kronus!

  36. Christopher Kunkel says:

    The death of WCW was the turning point in modern professional wrestling, and not for the better. Before this, there was always competition between two national promotions. If you didn’t like what one product was doing, you could always go watch the other. It made for more compelling television and pushed both national promotions to better themselves. It gave workers another place to go when their act grew stale or they had enough of the BS in one company. Wrestling was never hotter than it was when WWF and WCW were at each other’s throats.

    Now there is one major player and a ton of bit players. There is no motivation for WWE to change because they don’t have anyone breathing down their necks. It hurts the product because they just tell the same “Evil boss vs good guy wrestler” story over and over. It hurts the workers because they just have to lay back and take whatever BS is written for them (cough Ziggler). It hurts the business as a whole because most cable companies think that Vince is the only person to be able to make a promotion work on a national level. It hurts the fans because there is no true alternative to go to when Raw is god awful, which more often than not it is. Without competition, most fans now just tune out. The death of WCW was hands down the worst thing to ever happen to the North American wrestling market.

  37. Ryan says:

    So many things to be upset about:

    1. Kanye never got to be world champion
    2. When I see #WCW I get sad and occasionally aroused
    3. The big boys no longer have somewhere to play
    4. Ted Turner probably has no idea that it closed
    5. I’m still waiting for a pole on a pole match
    6. Mark Madden’s Wrestling for the PS4 doesn’t exist
    7. No explanation for so many exploding buildings
    8. Scott Steiner promos
    9. People could fall off buildings and not be hurt at all
    10. I think they would’ve been the first company to replace all wrestlers with kittens

  38. Justin Ballard says:

    I’m not upset WCW died, are you kiddin’? I love listening to Bryan’s rage-induced tirades. Fourteen hours of this is gonna be great!

  39. Dr. Dirtnap says:

    I remember growing up, we had very basic cable when we had any at all. My parents were divorced and my dad was a drunk, so I spent a lot of time with TBS Superstation and the NWA/WCW. This was the early/mid 90’s..so there was a lot of Braves baseball as well…but I digress. Clash of the champions, WCW Saturday night, Sunday night, Worldwide, all those shows were part of my life for years and years. Then came Nitro, right as I graduated high school and moved in with a bunch of guys. We instantly had viewing parties from 8-11, then a crappy movie or euchre, then another viewing party from 1-4 am. I literally cried when WCW closed. It wasn’t just a series of tv shows to me…it was a way to escape for a while…then it was a way to make friends. Lots of those friends I still have 20 years later now.

  40. Dr. Dirtnap says:

    And 2 days late for entry lol…oh well.

  41. C. Peter Roberts says:

    No chance for READY TO RUMBLE 2: RUMBLE READIER.

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