In 1991, Paul Heyman—then better known as Paul E. Dangerously—conspired a plan that would shake the foundation of WCW. As a result of being (story line) "fired," he decided to lash out at the Halloween Havoc pay-per-view and began to form the most infamous stable since the Four Horsemen.
This group would be known as the Dangerous Alliance and officially became a group on an episode of WCW Saturday Night on Nov. 23 of that year. The stable consisted of a solid group of wrestlers and became a well-oiled machine.
Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko
The commencement of the group formation came at Halloween Havoc when Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko were scheduled to defend their tag-team titles against Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes. Before the match, the tag team champions—known as The Enforcers—broke Windham's hand as a result of slamming it in a car door.
Rick Rude also made a mark on the Halloween Havoc PPV by making his debut. He wrestled that night under a mask as "The Phantom" and later unveiled his true identity. He was accompanied by Madusa. Paul E. stated that although he was fired as an announcer, he still had his managerial license, thus officially becoming Rude's manager.
At the Nov. 19 Clash of the Champions TV special, Sting was duped by one of his close friends, and he never saw it coming. As a result of Madusa distracting him and allowing then-WCW World Heavyweight Champion Lex Luger to attack his injured knee. Sting was forced to go to the hospital, and Bobby Eaton attempted to coax him into staying into the hospital without Sting knowing that his title would be stripped if it was not defended that night.
Sting managed to leave the hospital and defend his title against Rude but lost it due to his injury being too severe. Bobby Eaton was part of the conspiracy all along and ended up aligning himself with Rick Rude and Paul E. Dangerously.
Steve Austin's inclusion to the group was simply due to Paul E. Dangerously's stout recruiting. Austin was one of the WCW's most dominating heels at the time and was the current World Television Champion. Dangerously could not resist the impact that Austin would give the group, and as a result, he became a member.
The Dangerous alliance was a showcase of a solid combination of upper mid-card, mid-card and tag-team wrestlers joining forces to become one of the most recognized stables in wrestling history. Although he managed the "Original" Midnight Express in the WCW, as well as a less-popular version of the Dangerous Alliance in the AWA, this group really put Heyman on the map as a notorious manager.
His alliance with Brock Lesnar, and now CM Punk, Heyman will seem to continue his notorious ways as a manager, giving Punk the perfect missing element to his current heel run.
It would be awesome if a WWE version of the Dangerous Alliance formed. Along with CM Punk and eventually Brock Lesnar, good additions to this group would be Drew McIntyre, Dean Ambrose and Miz. Other Superstars such as Damien Sandow, Jack Swagger, Cody Rhodes and possibly even Ryback would not be a bad fit as well. These are only a few of many possible concoctions of this group.
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