What do Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan and Macho Man have in common? Well, if you read the title you probably already know–they jumped ship from the WWF to WCW.
If the three most iconic WWF superstars of the '90s jumped ship and joined already established WCW stars like Sting and Ric Flair, just how the heck did WCW lose the Monday Night Wars?!
The truth is WCW had an abundance of established superstars but were lacking when it came to developing and booking their young guns. This gave rise to the phrase "WCW is where old wrestlers go to die."
Due to the over-saturation of legends and limited airtime, some of these young guns ended up leaving WCW and signing with the WWF for the sake of their careers. Furthermore, some of these wrestlers became instrumental in helping the WWF win Monday Night Wars.
Combine this with the AOL-Time Warner merger and a sub-par creative staff, we end up with a doomed company.
So let's acknowledge the wrestlers that WCW dropped the ball with.
People who had virtually no impact in the Attitude Era WWF (Vader, Brian Pillman, Dean Malenko, etc.) will be omitted.
Obviously WCW superstars who came to the WWF as a result of the buyout will be omitted (Rey Mysterio, Booker-T, Goldberg, etc.)
Must be solely employed by the WWF during the Attitude Era. In other words, they can't switch companies more than 2 times in the 90's so no Jeff Jarrett, Lex Luger, etc.
The Attitude Era in my eyes ended right after WCW was bought out. So things like Jericho winning the Undisputed Title and the entire invasion angle will NOT be taken into consideration.
"Dropped-the-ballness" is a scale from 1-10 grading how much WCW dropped the ball with that particular person.
"WCW Killing Power" is a scale from 1-10 grading how much the particular superstar killed WCW while in the WWF. You can also interpret it as how much TV ratings they brought in.
By combining how much WCW dropped the ball and how much that wrestler killed WCW, we end up with the "U F'd Up Number." The results will be in the last slide.