Paid Members tiger_rick Posted March 1, 2017 Paid Members Share Posted March 1, 2017 I was going to reply in the Podcast thread having listened to SCG's first MNW timeline of 1999 but it became more of a general post on 1999 so I thought I'd start a new thread. What do you think of the WWF product in 1999? Just listening to the podcast on January and I'm already remembering how much I hate it. If I'm honest, I would have said the same about 1998 until a few months ago. Not "hate" so much but I really thought it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. However, listening to the timeline and being inspired to watch it back, it felt as great as it did at the time. It's often a letdown on PPV but week-to-week, it's got so much energy and everyone is so over that things feel so consequential. That, I'm absolutely certain, is not going to happen with 1999. The roster is still thin, the Russorific writing is all over the place, Austin vs. McMahon drags on way too long, The Undertaker's ministry stuff is absolutely bollocks, The Big Show is a huge disappointment and the headline matches have been done to death. WrestleMania 15 is one of my least favourites. I've not watched it back for years. Even then it was only the main event. I've racked my brain for things in the WWF 1999 that I have or I'd want to go back and watch and I'm struggling beyond: * Mankind title win on Jan 4th * Empty Arena match with The Rock * WM 15 Main Event * Chris Jericho debut * Hardys vs. Edge & Christian (No Mercy?) * Boss Man funeral gatecrasher There are some fun Rock promos throughout the year but nothing that particularly stands out. Otherwise, I can't think of anything redeeming. KOTR was awful. SummerSlam was shit. The Rumble was terrible. What's funny is recalling the WCW TV ratings from Jan 1999. They're fucking sensational. Because they had the unopposed third hour, although they are losing handily to Raw, they're doing 5.0 some weeks. Yet within weeks, their TV would be absolutely dogshit. Why on earth did they implode so spectacularly. If they'd stayed competitive, the WWF were burning themselves out creatively just like WCW had done previously. So who knows? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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