Scott - just watched the Bret Hart documentary on the network and it left me with a couple of questions
1. Obviously WCW dropped the ball with Bret. What should they have done with Bret??? Could he have been as big of an impact player in WCW as he was in WWE?
2. Is there a better example of someone "cooling off" as quick as Bret did once he came to WCW? All year long on 1997 Bret was a red hot main eventer in WWE, and in a short time he meant almost nothing in WCW. Am I missing someone or does Bret win the prize???
1. The logical thing would have been to bring him in and have Bret be all "Yo, I'm the rightful WWF champion who was never really beat" and Hogan be all "Yo, I'm the WCW champion, brother, and this is the real World title" and then Bret could be all "You stole the title from me in 1993!" and Hulk could be "Fuck you, dude" and then they'd fight and probably draw millions.
2. CM Punk in 2011 is close. Punk was in a position to be a real money-drawing babyface star and they shunted him down beneath John Cena pretty much immediately after Summerslam. I mean, he was still World champion for months afterwards and a top star, but everything from the pipe bomb to his week off after MITB was turning him into a legit mainstream breakthrough tippy top guy and a month later it was done.