Old School World Championship Wrestling Superstar “Das Wunderkind” Alex Wright was recently interviewed during an episode of the ‘Powerslams’ podcast. Here’s what he had to say when asked about the death of WCW:
“They just missed out investing in their own future, because the young guys are the future of the business. You have to find a mix. I’m a promoter now, and guys go and news guys come. But, you have to find a mix… When WCW got really successful and started Nitro and all of that stuff, it was the cruiserweights, who made the product very interesting. Not only the big names. They brought in names like Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko, Jericho, me. You know, all those guys.
We had a different fanbase than WWE. As first it was good. When I began WCW, there were like 25 guys under contract. At the end, there were like 250 guys under contract. Many of those guys I never saw at any shows, so they got paid for nothing. And, of course that money was just wasted. And bringing on all the big names from the WWF, at one side of course was good. Get publicity more, etc.
But if the office couldn’t make sure that the big names weren’t working together with the young guys, and helping WCW, then of course in the long haul, it wouldn’t work out. The old guys willing to work with the young guys to bring them up. And that wasn’t always the case.”
Alex Wright is a former WCW Television Champion, WCW Cruiserweight Champion & WCW Tag Team Champion.