Adapting a previous thread comment into a Q. Has there ever been a bigger card on paper than Halloween Havoc 98? DDP/Goldberg, Hogan/Warrior II, Bret/Sting, Hall/Nash, Steiner/Steiner. I can't find a Wrestlemania with a bigger Top 5. You had arguably the greatest tag team off all time(who also happened to be real life brothers) facing, the two nWo founders facing, a rematch of one of the most famous matches of all time with the dynamic totally changed due to Hogan being heel, a match between the two guys who defined the mid-90s(who also shared the same finisher), and a World Title match between the #1 and #2 babyfaces in the company, all first-run matches other than Hogan/Warrior. Without the benefit of hindsight in knowing how much the show actually sucked, that's a megacard. What shows were you most excited for due to the advertised card before they happened?
Yeah, that was a pretty stacked show from a star power standpoint. Don't forget that the opener was Raven v. Jericho, which was also a hell of a deal. WCW had so much star power at that point it was pretty sick. And yet they still managed to lose the war.
Personally, a bunch of the NWA shows from 88 stood out for me as shows I was jazzed to see (but couldn't, living in Canada and all.) People at school were going nuts about Clash #1 (Flair v. Sting! Luger & Windham v. Tully & Arn! Fantastics v. Midnights!) and were really disappointed that "free TV" meant TBS, which wasn't available up here until 1992. And you had Bash '88 (Flair v. Luger! Dusty v. Windham! Fantastics v. Midnights! That stupid triple cage bullshit that sounded awesome on paper!) even though it didn't really deliver in practice. Starrcade '88 was also insanely stacked (Flair v. Luger! Dusty & Sting v. Road Warriors! Windham v. Bigelow! Rotundo v. Steiner!) and even the TV title match was a heated blood feud with an awesome story behind it. For me, a great year to be a fan. A fan without PPV or video stores that carried the VHS releases, sadly, but still great to be a fan.