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[1991-11-19-WCW-Clash of the Champions VII] Battlebowl Commercial


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Commercial explaining the concept behind the Lethal Lottery and Battlebowl. This was a pretty cool idea. I just wish Starrcade wasn't used as the experimental show. They asked how crazy it would be if Sting and Luger were partners ... right before the next segment. I remember that making it painfully obvious to me that Luger would be the big reveal. Classic WCW.

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This is something the WWF would never, ever, EVER think of doing at this time--the Royal Rumble was as daring as it got in that regard. So in that sense it's an effective marketing gimmick for WCW. Still, I've never been crazy about all-tag-team shows, at least in the U.S., and you'd like for Starrcade to be a show to settle or start big feuds and storylines instead of acting as a gimmick PPV for the second time in three years.

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This seems like a mixture of the Survivor Series and the Royal Rumble, which is intriguing in theory. But if what I've read about the execution (both this year and in future years) is true, they'd have been better off not bothering, especially since it meant a total absence of championship matches on the card. Could you imagine WrestleMania, which Starrcade is supposed to WCW's equivalent of, with no title matches whatsoever? I can't either.


They needed to make this its own pay-per-view, or do a dry run at a Clash similar to the WWF debuting the Royal Rumble on USA in 1988 in order to get the kinks out of the rules and see if it could be a viable concept for future pay-per-views.

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