The Story of the WCW Invasion: The Alliance vs WWF

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For years, the WWF and WCW were rivals and fans would discuss what would happen if guys like the WWF’s Undertaker faced off with WCW’s Sting, what if DX had a match with the nWo, the possibilities were endless. In 2001, Vince McMahon was able to purchase WCW when the higher ups at AOL Time Warner decided they did not want wrestling on their television networks, and so these dream matches could now be a real possibility.
Plans were put in place for a WCW invasion. This storyline would take over the WWF’s programming for nearly half a year, and when all was said and done, some fans were left scratching their heads. Many of WCW’s biggest superstars like Ric Flair, Goldberg and the nWo had lucrative contracts with WCW’s former parent company Time Warner, and many of these top stars did not make the jump over to the WWF. Instead, the bigger stars of WCW decided to collect a paycheck for sitting at home. The WWF still went ahead with the WCW invasion storyline, however they had to use somewhat “lesser” superstars. To compensate, wrestlers from ECW were also brought in to give the WCW roster a boost, and so the WCW invasion became “The Alliance” invasion.
This mini documentary from Wrestling Bios takes a look at the initial few months of the WCW Invasion storyline. Topics covered include:
00:00 - An introduction to the WCW Invasion
03:34 - WCW's biggest stars missing the Invasion
09:05 - The Invasion officially kicks off
13:05 - The Buff Bagwell vs Booker T WCW Raw Match
15:55 - ECW and WCW form The Alliance
19:39 - The Invasion Pay Per View
- Much More
#WWE #WCW #Wrestling

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  1. discobiscuits2100
    discobiscuits2100
    12 orë më parë

    Booker T’s risk of taking less money paid off big time!

  2. The Ultimate Mix
    The Ultimate Mix
    12 orë më parë

    WWF s midcard was lame in 2001, wcw/wcw going out imo helped fill in

  3. Ryan Iles
    Ryan Iles
    3 ditë më parë

    lol at the michael franzese intro music used in this

  4. David B
    David B
    3 ditë më parë

    Its sad because so far AEW/Impact have been doing it very well. Watching the final Nitro live was quite surreal. As a kid i had no idea what was going on.

  5. Asian Pride
    Asian Pride
    4 ditë më parë

    And that's why Booker T is Two time Hall Famer.

  6. OVA Let's Play
    OVA Let's Play
    6 ditë më parë

    i know that striking while the iron is hot usually a good idea and hindsight is 2020. however i can only imagine what it would of been like if Vince McMahon waited for the contracts to expire and then hired the main people of wcw for the invasion angle.

  7. JOHN
    JOHN
    9 ditë më parë

    Smackdown game should og had wcw vs raw GM mode

  8. King Ragnar
    King Ragnar
    11 ditë më parë

    God Steff was 🔥 back then

  9. jasper budiono
    jasper budiono
    16 ditë më parë

    It's pretty much WCW and ECW killed off. Macmahon doesn't need WCW stars, he has Austin, Rock, Kurt, Benoit, Jericho, and many more. However to avoid WCW being purchased by Bischoff, Vince bought it in rush, hold off the name for decades so he could sue any company that using WCW or ECW copyright. WWF on the other hand is facing law suit for years as its name resemble World Wide Fund. Vince believed the new WWE trademark will represent ECW, WWF and WCW stars. Tons of money have been poured into trademark and Vince doesn't need influx of WCW and ECW superstars flooding into WWE ring. If you remember back in WCW/WWF monday night war era, WCW had tons of talents that ended up going nowhere and only NWO top guys were promoted. WCW top stars will have massive ego clash against WWF top stars, which is why superstars like Sting, Goldberg, Flair, and many more left because they would be used as tools to reward WWF top dogs. Sting would have been forced to be humiliated by Rock. Goldberg would lead the invasion as dump guy, but he refused, so he was replaced by Austin instead who have nothing to lose because he hated WCW long ago. By the end of invasion where WWF survival killed off the WCW permanently, you can see that almost all WCW rosters were WWF people like Austin, Kurt angle, etc. WCW stars quickly left when their contract was over.

  10. Alexis Reyes
    Alexis Reyes
    20 ditë më parë

    There’s not one wrestling company in today’s world that’s compitition for WWE. Many say that AEW .. AEW ......... AEW is the one and that Wwe should fear them. Wwe is the only company that has stood up for so long and nothing has happened to them. AEW is a “WCW” remake that will not be here in 10 years.

  11. Samuel Coe
    Samuel Coe
    21 ditë më parë

    I’m still resentful, almost 20 years later, about how the wwe handled this angle. Everyone knows about the Time Warner contracts. They could’ve: 1. Just waited a year until most of them finished. Or 2. Pushed the talent they could get (I.e. Storm. Awesome, DDP who were all main eventing in wcw but were absolutely buried in the wwe). The WWE were the only major wrestling company in existence at the time! They had all the time in the world to do this properly and they owed it to wrestling.

  12. samuricex
    samuricex
    22 ditë më parë

    I wish they could go back in time and do it right with the nWo, Sting, Flair, etc. with Bischoff leading instead of Shane/Stephanie.

  13. Clayton Grayum
    Clayton Grayum
    25 ditë më parë

    Vince is the king at succeeding while simultaneously shooting himself in the foot. If Patterson and Brisco weren't around ... yikes

  14. Hindu Satani
    Hindu Satani
    25 ditë më parë

    This is more exiting than the live raw shows

  15. AdamZ American English
    AdamZ American English
    26 ditë më parë

    Another Amazing STORY TOLD by YOU --> "Wrestling Bios" You're Very underrated, and definitely deserves more SUBSCRIBERS than 178K! Anyway, Keep the Hard Work & Please give us Some WCW Behind the Scenes Stories of Wrestlers and Backstage Politics.

  16. ML R
    ML R
    27 ditë më parë

    Great upload. Shame, the Invasion angle as you say could have been so much bigger. Oh well, still much bigger than the fare on offer today. 👍

  17. Joseph Durham
    Joseph Durham
    27 ditë më parë

    Dude I love your channel! I really hope you're making a good full-time income with it. You deserve it!

  18. vadrigar
    vadrigar
    27 ditë më parë

    3:18 thicc

  19. azapro911
    azapro911
    28 ditë më parë

    Considered a huge disappointment at the time, it would far outstrip anything being done today.

  20. Noti Blanc
    Noti Blanc
    Muaj më parë

    Brother is there anyway u can tell me the name of that beat in the beginning with the soft piano please need this anyone!!!!

  21. None Ya
    None Ya
    Muaj më parë

    It was an amazing storyline

  22. David Breen
    David Breen
    Muaj më parë

    Say what you want about WCW but WCW 2000 to the final days of WCW and the Invasion are 150% better then anything WWE put out from 2004 to now.

    1. Max Meza
      Max Meza
      13 ditë më parë

      @Nick Banks uh no.2009-2010 was pretty corny with most of the Celebrity host skits. But if you think thats worse than David Arquette and Vince Russo being world champions, WCW on live PPV telling the world wrestling is fake by saying "Goldberg didnt follow the script", Hogan bashing the company and walking out, The WCW world title changing hands like 20 times, Viagra on poles,etc than youre ridiculous...."B-b-but at least WCW 2000 had blood and hot girls"...LOL

    2. Nick Banks
      Nick Banks
      13 ditë më parë

      @Max Meza more like 2009 - present.

    3. Max Meza
      Max Meza
      13 ditë më parë

      @Nick Banks The only year I can think WCW 2000 can compete with is WWE in 2009 to WM26 in 2010.WCW 2000 was better than WWE past WM26 til like mid 2013

    4. Nick Banks
      Nick Banks
      13 ditë më parë

      @Max Meza I'm not saying wwe 2004 was worse than wcw 2000, I'm just saying that wcw 2000 is better than modern wwe. I like wwe in 2004.

    5. Max Meza
      Max Meza
      13 ditë më parë

      @Nick Banks No it isnt. Explain how WCW 2000 was better than WWE in 2004?

  23. Red Dogg - Rebel4Truth
    Red Dogg - Rebel4Truth
    Muaj më parë

    Shay -- Ann McMahon ??? LOl

  24. rozay 935
    rozay 935
    Muaj më parë

    The Quality and Intensity of the Shows was still great tho!

  25. Nabil Rahman
    Nabil Rahman
    Muaj më parë

    This angle just had way too many people missing: WWF: Triple H, HBK, Bret Hart, Rikishi, Benoit, Eddie, Chyna etc WCW: Sting, Hogan, Goldberg, Savage, Hall, Hogan, Nash, Jarrett, Luger, Flair etc ECW: Sandman, Sabu, Terry Funk, New Jack, Shane Douglas etc

  26. Kroos Kontrol
    Kroos Kontrol
    Muaj më parë

    Although I actually liked the chaos that was the Invasion storyline, I can’t help but feel let down that we missed out on an even better Invasion.... had WCW consisted of the top stars that company had.

  27. Michael Reppenhagen
    Michael Reppenhagen
    Muaj më parë

    The Invasion PPV is a good example of the easiest possible fix. Guys like Jericho, Tajiri, Xpac, and Regal all could have easily been team Invasion and instead were repping WWF. Vince didn't need to bring in the big card talent right away, just convince guys that had rose to success in WWE and have them lead team WCW. The fact that the Radicalz weren't turned into the faces of the Invasion is a big misstep.

    1. Michael Reppenhagen
      Michael Reppenhagen
      24 ditë më parë

      @Max Meza You're not wrong. I just think seeing Jericho or Eddie lead the way would have really helped with some of the lack of star power.

    2. Max Meza
      Max Meza
      25 ditë më parë

      Not every single person that once worked for WCW shouldve jumped.

  28. LG3
    LG3
    Muaj më parë

    Invasion Vince - Austin, you're joining WCW Everybody -🤔 🤦‍♂️!?!?!

  29. Eric M.
    Eric M.
    Muaj më parë

    I'm still confused here. Why did Stephanie McMahon join the Alliance? Wasn't she all good with her Dad before the invasion storyline?

    1. Max Meza
      Max Meza
      25 ditë më parë

      Because Heyman convinced her to buy ECW to gain power.

  30. graeme maccreadie
    graeme maccreadie
    Muaj më parë

    I really enjoyed the invasion angle ,it's s shame that sting and Goldberg decided to sit they're contract out

  31. Tony Tom
    Tony Tom
    Muaj më parë

    I will say Booker T made a good career move and made more money long term and proving his talent over and over to WWE....as a kid I was a WWF vs WCW guy and Booker T quickly became one of my favs

  32. Johnny TheClown
    Johnny TheClown
    Muaj më parë

    we got spat out a second rate invasion.. we will never get what we all deserved to see, you nailled it in the beginning buddy, we shoulda got the true wcw and ecw originals like sting, sandman, goldberg, hall and nash, sabu, new jack etc CAN YOU IMAGINE NEW JACK 🙈🙈😂😂 wwf/e VINCE dropped the ball from a skyscraper on this story

  33. M S
    M S
    Muaj më parë

    This angle ruined DDP’s career, and was a diet version of what we all wanted. This was literally the opportunity to give us all what we fans had dreamed of! Just think of it: Hogan vs. Flair in the way it SHOULD have been done, with huge build and promotion. Sting versus Undertaker. Goldberg vs. Austin. Lesnar vs. Nash. And on and on, all the dream matches that PWI and the Observer had written hypothetical articles about for years prior... it could have been amazing, instead of just meh. I don’t blame the big names for sitting it out because their offers were insulting compared to their guaranteed money... McMahon should have spent. He could have built wrestling back up to what it was in the 1980s.

  34. M S
    M S
    Muaj më parë

    Nostalgia’s a hell of a drug. 👍

  35. Heera Kumar
    Heera Kumar
    Muaj më parë

    Show, don't tell!

  36. Patrick Peralta
    Patrick Peralta
    Muaj më parë

    during this time Fans knew that Vince would make sure WWE won the war. ROH and CZW maybe indy companys but I remember their promotion War with each other and it was well done and fun to watch.

  37. Patrick Peralta
    Patrick Peralta
    Muaj më parë

    amazing during the WWE Vs WCW/ECW war the Alliance team wins. Years later Team WWE vs the Nexus and Nexus loses. my how times change. lol

  38. Only_Son
    Only_Son
    Muaj më parë

    I really wish WCW was so going today. It would give alot of these talented wrestlers a place to showcase their talent. It would lead to alot less animosity in the locker rooms.

  39. mcoshea83
    mcoshea83
    Muaj më parë

    heymans summary is the 100 percent truth 👌 🙌 👏 💯

  40. ferox965
    ferox965
    Muaj më parë

    I remember how pumped I was when the last Nitro happened. And then as how it was going to go took shape, I totally lost interest. What a waste.

  41. antiadam666
    antiadam666
    2 muaj më parë

    I know sting didn't come over because he thought vince wouldn't book him right.

  42. antiadam666
    antiadam666
    2 muaj më parë

    Amazing well researched content i love it

  43. ESW Shockwave
    ESW Shockwave
    2 muaj më parë

    If you don't think it was great, you're a mark.

  44. Jay Silva
    Jay Silva
    2 muaj më parë

    I'd love to see an Invasion part 2 but with AEW stars ready to mess up the WWE but I doubt Vince would let that happen!

    1. Max Meza
      Max Meza
      Muaj më parë

      why would he? AEW is trash

  45. Richard Thompson
    Richard Thompson
    2 muaj më parë

    It’s insane how many opportunities Vince McMahon have blown

  46. WhiskeyBrewer
    WhiskeyBrewer
    2 muaj më parë

    There was also a WCW Tag Team Title match on an episode of Heat. O'Haire and Palumbo vs Storm and Awesome. This was the last WWF/WCW test match

  47. Larry Roberts
    Larry Roberts
    2 muaj më parë

    The "Invasion" could have been so awesome if Vince could have kept it in his pants for a while longer. Heyman put it perfectly. It ruined a potentially amazing storyline, and it sucked the life out of the fan base. I personally don't blame the WWF stars for not being excited to work with lesser talent. I'm sure they would have been all-in if it was Goldberg, Nash, Hart, etc.

  48. Sitaram Prasad
    Sitaram Prasad
    2 muaj më parë

    10:33 R-Truth!

  49. Slab Panda
    Slab Panda
    2 muaj më parë

    Booker T is the only WCW guy that had anything resembling sustained success in WWE and even his career there was spotty at best.

    1. Slab Panda
      Slab Panda
      Muaj më parë

      @Max Meza RVD wasn’t a WCW guy. Kidman, Helms, and Chavo did well in their niches, I’ll concede that, but they all had obvious ceilings and none of them were around as long or as successful as Booker.

    2. Max Meza
      Max Meza
      Muaj më parë

      Not really. How can u forget RVD? and Billy Kidman was used a a top crusierweight and even won the title in MSG, when he returned from injury in mid03 they tried to make him a big deal when he was shown in the audience, but it didnt catch on. Kidman had ZERO charisma. Helms became Hurrican and still uses that gimmick to this day. Chavo was apart of the Smackdown6. Keep in mind, that you dont need to won world titles to be successful

  50. Marcus Green
    Marcus Green
    2 muaj më parë

    I don’t know if you remember when Goldberg made a debutin It was in Seattle and at the end the cut the cameras off and all the WCE wrestlers had cake out....originated in Seattle.

  51. Ryu Films
    Ryu Films
    2 muaj më parë

    This was a treat to watch

  52. Bisco Who
    Bisco Who
    2 muaj më parë

    A fresh idea just popped into my head: All they needed was Goldberg for this to work. You could have the unknown WCW wrestlers start it off. Then, after getting beaten down for a few weeks, Goldberg's music drops while there's a big brawl going on in the ring in the main event slot. Then, he comes out and starts mowing people down, and the WCW wrestlers are left triumphant as the show goes off the air. Imagine the pop for that. The WWF fans (me at the time) all saw Goldberg as still who he was during the streak because most of us stopped flicking back and forth when WWF got great and WCW started falling off. And we all hated the NWO because we were sick of them endlessly being on top. Flair was seen as over the hill. And nobody else from the company could've come out as a babyface who was a believable ass-kicker and mega-over like Goldberg. He was all you needed. And you just needed to bring him in the way I said. Think about it...

    1. Max Meza
      Max Meza
      Muaj më parë

      @Bisco Who Yea, except Goldberg was having surgery at the time and wanted to sit out his contract.

    2. Bisco Who
      Bisco Who
      2 muaj më parë

      Oh, and you eventually end with Stone Cold vs Goldberg at Wrestlemania X8. You'd have Rock vs Hogan and Stone Cold vs Goldberg. Then, you're talking about X8 potentially being an even better Wrestlemania than X7.

    3. Bisco Who
      Bisco Who
      2 muaj më parë

      And also, you end up still doing the Stone Cold save a few weeks after Goldberg's debut, after turning Goldberg heel in those weeks. That would've worked beautifully

  53. Gataz
    Gataz
    2 muaj më parë

    - Buy out the less expensive guaranteed contracts - DO NOT buy out NWO OG contracts (it would've been silly to have them in the Invasion storyline, they wanted to destroy WCW in the first place) - Let WM go by and end Shane vs Vince feud - Wait six fuckin months and do the Invasion properly, have Goldberg and the like join later on - Put Flair and Heyman in charge of the outsiders There ya go Vinnie

    1. Gataz
      Gataz
      Muaj më parë

      @Max Meza K kid, it's an argument for argument's sake

    2. Max Meza
      Max Meza
      Muaj më parë

      LOL, anyone can say "hey do this , do that".....thats not how it works,kid

  54. Curt 1988
    Curt 1988
    2 muaj më parë

    I loved this angle. I was pretty young so i didnt pay attention much to booker and tazz getting buried. Once rvd and booker hit the scene the matches gor WAAAY better all around so that was enough for me.

  55. JohnnyWas
    JohnnyWas
    2 muaj më parë

    love the vids but the volume difference between your intos and when you actually start talking is WAY off

  56. WoopsyYaya
    WoopsyYaya
    2 muaj më parë

    After vince bought WcW, he should run WCW by his own

    1. Max Meza
      Max Meza
      Muaj më parë

      except nobody wanted WCW

  57. J-ROC
    J-ROC
    2 muaj më parë

    You did a great job with this bud! Loved it, gave me a proper nostalgia rush but a new perspective on what went down. On to part 2...

  58. G.O.D Productions
    G.O.D Productions
    2 muaj më parë

    vince should have kept wcw

    1. Max Meza
      Max Meza
      Muaj më parë

      why?

  59. bill walls 2.0
    bill walls 2.0
    2 muaj më parë

    I remember being in middle school during the Monday Night Wars era and my and my friends would talk about the hypothetical WWF vs WCW dream match ups we wished we could see like Sting vs The Undertaker, Sting vs Mankind, Goldberg vs Steve Austin, The Outsiders vs HHH/Shawn Michaels, The Rock vs Diamond Dallas Page, Harlem Heat vs The New Age Outlaws, Eric Bischoff vs Mr. McMahon, etc. If the actual merger angle had like even 2 of those matches at the time, it could have been incredible. I understand why it didn't happen at the time, but as mentioned in the video they should have waited a bit longer to try and get some of the actual WCW stars. Like Paul Heyman said, the WCW invasion roster was like something you'd see on a watered down version of Thunder. Also, making Stephanie the storyline CEO of ECW was just a slap in the face to the ECW brand and its fans. She was the total opposite of everything ECW was supposed to be.

  60. PJ's Retro : Games, Music and Wrasslin'
    PJ's Retro : Games, Music and Wrasslin'
    2 muaj më parë

    I loved the invasion when it started

  61. Michael John
    Michael John
    2 muaj më parë

    The DDP story line was terrible. The absolute worst thing for just an amazing wrestler

  62. walker1984
    walker1984
    2 muaj më parë

    This could have been so great, but politics kept getting in the way. A colossal missed opportunity that could have drawn enormous business for many months(possibly a year+)

  63. David Gilroy
    David Gilroy
    2 muaj më parë

    The whole thing was a criminal missed opportunity. Just became Vinnie Mac talking out his grudge on them. Shame

  64. Derrick Logan
    Derrick Logan
    3 muaj më parë

    ECW, also, should have been in the Invasion of the WWF too!

  65. Derrick Logan
    Derrick Logan
    3 muaj më parë

    I never cared for Vince Russo. Creativity? I don't know.

  66. Derrick Logan
    Derrick Logan
    3 muaj më parë

    Because of monetary greed, both wrestling organizations, had they worked together, could have made even more money 💰 with WCW vs WWF becoming a NITRO WAR on RAW and THUNDER vs SMACKDOWN on a regular basis!

  67. Panzerfrank
    Panzerfrank
    3 muaj më parë

    Yup, opportunities were missed, it became about Vinnie Mac and his ego and a lot of it didn’t make sense... but Stephanie looked fine as hell throughout the entire thing

  68. matt holt
    matt holt
    3 muaj më parë

    randy savage vs triple H lmaooo....with stephanie as the special referee lmaooo

  69. Maybach Rob
    Maybach Rob
    3 muaj më parë

    Invasion had some ok matches

  70. Paris.
    Paris.
    3 muaj më parë

    Never noticed r truth was in wwf back then until now

    1. Shaun
      Shaun
      3 muaj më parë

      Yeah, he joined in 1997.

  71. Leo Conchola
    Leo Conchola
    3 muaj më parë

    I enjoyed it but after a couple of months of watching it it was more of a WWF product and not an "Invasion" back in 1997 ECW Invasion was better than this

  72. xlixity
    xlixity
    3 muaj më parë

    In the end, BookerT got way more out of signing immediately with the WWF than by sitting out his contract. The hustle paid off.

  73. Mark Micco
    Mark Micco
    3 muaj më parë

    This was the death of wrestling for millions including me......

  74. andrew boxall
    andrew boxall
    3 muaj më parë

    I don't completely agree that Vince should have waited for the time Warner contracts - certainly from a financial standpoint - bringing in the nwo, goldberg, sting, flair, Steiner individually must have mounted up to be far more lucrative than doing it all at once. He got a boost from the second string younger guys, then made a fortune from bringing the big names in individually

  75. tjsdrums
    tjsdrums
    3 muaj më parë

    I do agree the invasion was trash but you couldn’t expect them to wait 1-3 years for the contracts to expire and then do the invasion angle.. Goldberg didn’t come until 2003

  76. Mark Masters
    Mark Masters
    3 muaj më parë

    How appropriate is this seeing is how Im watching reliving the War on WB! Side note: The Shane and Paul Alliance may STILL HAPPEN.

  77. Christopher Gibson9mm
    Christopher Gibson9mm
    3 muaj më parë

    They should of done the brand extension as wwe and wcw. SmackDown should have turned into wcw nitro.

  78. David F
    David F
    4 muaj më parë

    A true WCW/ECW Invasion against WWF/E should have been: Team WWF 1 VS WCW Stone Cold Steve Austin The Rock The Undertaker Shawn Michaels Mick Foley VS. Hollywood Hulk Hogan Kevin Nash Scott Hall Goldberg Sting Team WWF 2 VS ECW HHH Kane Kurt Angle Chris Jericho Chris Benoit VS. Rob Van Dam Sand Man Sabu Tommy Dreamer Tazz Also, a good DX VS. NWO Angle would have been great.

  79. RHM5150
    RHM5150
    4 muaj më parë

    This storyline sucked.

  80. Samuels Salazar
    Samuels Salazar
    4 muaj më parë

    The real WCW died in March 2001😭😭😭

  81. BJ Young
    BJ Young
    4 muaj më parë

    Anytime STEPHANIE GETS INVOLVED IN ANYTHING 🤢 A HEEL AUSTIN 🤦‍♂️ i WANTED WCW TO WIN

  82. BJ Young
    BJ Young
    4 muaj më parë

    I LIKED THE BAGWELL BOOKER MATCH ACTUALLY ❤️

  83. BJ Young
    BJ Young
    4 muaj më parë

    HOW CAN YOU WAIT TILL THE CONTRACTS EXPIRE AND HAVE THE INVASION ANGLE HOW CAN THERE BE AN INVASION ANGLE TO A COMPANY THAT DOESNT EXSIST? IF YOU WAIT 2 years to have it that’s essential just outsiders not wcw

  84. Jackie Holifield
    Jackie Holifield
    4 muaj më parë

    And Steve is a joke he played his card way to much wanna talk about someones name tarnish well people say sting by hhh and wwe well you gotta be in a company awhile for that so sting isnt but steve austin is and shawn Michaels to rock didnt he was smart got out fast enough steve and shawn and hhh they are tarnish and undertaker to if he keeps on wrestling over used and always gotta be on the spotlight flairs there to enough said i cant stand them guys they where good in the begging of there run but didnt play well with others and wanted to be number one to much and keep comimg back and back and back hulks not in this group not like them other fools trust me aew isnt doing this there smart

  85. Jackie Holifield
    Jackie Holifield
    4 muaj më parë

    At the time wwe didnt have any one to go against and had penty of money if they waited they could of gotta all the top wcw guys a year later they all came so wait a 2year to build it right could of had nwo flair goldberg scott steainer and sting but vince cant wait rushes and has a major ego along with pride and greed anyways Eric bishoe could of been there to could of been done right instead of using mid level guys not even mid level stepping stones vince should of waited dumb ass and if vince could of over paid them guys he would of gotta every cent back with extra but thats me million airs arent smart just dumb and think fans are the dumb ones but vince your the old dumb bastard really you are pal

  86. Dylan Stiles
    Dylan Stiles
    4 muaj më parë

    Yo is that R-truth? 10:33

    1. Shaun
      Shaun
      3 muaj më parë

      Yes. He was known as K-Kwik back then.

  87. Tobias Williamson
    Tobias Williamson
    4 muaj më parë

    I feel that even if Hogan, Hall, Nash, Sting, Goldberg, and Flair where in the company for The Invasion Angle, they're still would have been pointless ship jumps from one side to the other and the angle ending at Survivor Series 2001 without WCW taking over Raw & SmackDown and making them Nitro and Thunder, respectively.

  88. RealBillyGarcia
    RealBillyGarcia
    4 muaj më parë

    Vince wanted to strike while the iron was hot. If he waited a year after the WCW was bought then he would have ran the risk that the invasion angle would have never happened. There was a risk that no one would have cared at that point. So Vince moved forward with what he had. I thought that was obvious back in the day when it was happening. The biggest mistake IMO was how they booked DDP. He should have diamond cut WWF guys left and right.

    1. Max Meza
      Max Meza
      Muaj më parë

      Youre probably the smartest person here...Not to mention that by 2002, Austin's health was done and Hollywood was calling for The Rock...so I always LMAO when ppl are like "they shouldve waited 2 years"

  89. JOHN
    JOHN
    4 muaj më parë

    It should of started with Ecw vs WWF alone until 2002 when the WCW contracts became available then WCW should of joined the ECW angle with the real invasion . It should of lasted years

    1. Max Meza
      Max Meza
      Muaj më parë

      WHo the hell was gonna take Stone Cold vs Stevie Richards...Undertaker vs Raven, The Rock vs Tommy Dreamer seriously?

  90. Hector Garcia
    Hector Garcia
    4 muaj më parë

    Question : Why do everyone here hate Invasion instead of some people saying this is the best period of attitude era ?

  91. Shao John
    Shao John
    4 muaj më parë

    Only Booker T and RVD were successful signings. I didn’t rate the NWO’s comeback besides Hogan’s match with The Rock at WM 18. I thought Scott Steiner and Goldberg’s respective runs were nothing short of disastrous

  92. VJose32 Playing Cards
    VJose32 Playing Cards
    4 muaj më parë

    Waiting 2 or 3 years to do a WCW invasion well after the company was dead wouldn't have made much sense and it would have no momentum. WWE wanted to capitalize on WCW as soon as they could.

  93. VJose32 Playing Cards
    VJose32 Playing Cards
    4 muaj më parë

    Well McMahon rivalries = ratings or at least a lot of entertainment.

  94. Exequiel Ortega
    Exequiel Ortega
    5 muaj më parë

    I always understood that the Invasion was rushed as ratings and attendances bombed almost immediately after Austin turned heel

  95. Jamie Ward
    Jamie Ward
    5 muaj më parë

    Well all the smearing ,but still WWE has the hardest show to swallow poor WWE TALENT most wasted talent falls from there.

  96. Anthony Thomas
    Anthony Thomas
    5 muaj më parë

    I was 10 when this happened. It was Amazing!!!!! I loved this storyline.. as a kid.

  97. Thành Nhân
    Thành Nhân
    5 muaj më parë

    Vince's WWF was so badass

  98. Chris Billups
    Chris Billups
    5 muaj më parë

    DDP had a major pop when he showed up, just to get buried like he did...

  99. Keedi _5683
    Keedi _5683
    5 muaj më parë

    Man this video was great. Brought back so many memories. Shout out to this channel.

  100. Manuel Chavarria
    Manuel Chavarria
    5 muaj më parë

    The entire invasion boiling down to more McMahon family drama was appalling (if entirely expected), but I always did like the WCW logo they came up with. Not as good as the classic, but definitely better than that weird-looking silver and black thing WCW was using it's last couple years.