Plans are sure to fall apart in pro wrestling, with many plans not even seeing the light of day. Invasion angles, in particular, fall apart despite a solid start.
On his House Of Hardcore podcast, Tommy Dreamer recently spoke about some cancelled plans for an ECW invasion of WCW. It is a shame that it did not happen, as it seemed to be a solid idea. Here is what he said:
“I get the phone call from Raven. He said ‘hey I got to talk to you’ there was gonna be a mass exodus from Extreme Championship Wrestling.”
”In a deal that was made underneath the table. Todd Gordon, who was the ex-owner of ECW, facilitated a deal between WCW and ECW wrestlers. Legend has it, because I’ve never spoken to Todd about it, through Terry Taylor. They wanted a bunch of men to leave ECW and jump to WCW and do an extreme invasion. Raven was the one who called me and tells me what’s going on. ‘WCW is making an offer. They want Raven, Tommy, The Eliminators, The Pitbulls, Bill Alfonso, Sabu and The Sandman to all leave at once”
Things would have been better for WCW had this storyline actually gone through.
h/t to Bodyslam.net for the transcription.