He’s traveled the road with some of the biggest names in pro wrestling. Now Scotty Riggs gives his insight on the legacy and slow death of WCW on the Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll.
For longtime fans of pro wrestling, the Monday Night Wars era of the late 1990s is considered to be the heyday of the squared circle.
In one corner you had Vince McMahon and the WWE (then WWF). In the other was Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW). And somewhere on the ring apron was Paul Heyman’s ECW, but that’s a story for another day.
What casual wrestling fans may not realize is that WCW came within a whisper of putting WWE out of business.
I had an opportunity to speak with Scotty Riggs, whom many remember from his time as a member of Raven’s Flock — a wildly popular faction brought down by the backstage politics and jealousy that were all too common and played a prominent role in the company’s death.
This 20-minute interview gives you a ringside seat to rise and fall of WCW.
Here’s what you’ll hear in part two of my interview with Scotty Riggs:
– What made the Flock such a popular faction in a time when the nWo was dominating
– Who and what were responsible for the Flock’s demise
– Concerns about the bad decision being made by WCW in 1999
– Mismanagement of money and talent that wrecked the company
Chuck Carroll is former pro wrestling announcer and referee turned sports media personality. He once appeared on Monday Night RAW when he presented Robert Griffin III with a WWE title belt in the Redskins locker room.
Follow him on Twitter @TheChuckCarroll.