It Came From YouTube: WCW’s lousy production values

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A prime example of WCW’s lousy production values. This was not the first, nor last time we’d hear the production crew proclaim a shot “clear” when it was still live and broadcasting.

They really should have just pre-taped all of this stuff if they couldn’t do proper live video editing.

On the plus side, Elizabeth looked outstanding.

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13 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: WCW’s lousy production values"
  1. Autrach Sejanoz says:

    That was so bad, it was good. Seriously, how close was Liz to corpsing?

    Also, Brain’s head shaking at the end says it all.

  2. Ezenwa says:

    Liz looks outstanding virtually every time. Truly will be missed.

  3. bret_owen99 says:

    If I remember correctly, this is when Russo came in the first time and tried to implement his ‘car crash’ style in WCW. It failed, over and over again. You would hear the wrestler laughing during the angle’s they were doing, see production when you weren’t supposed to see them. I almost wondered if it was intentional on the part of WCW employees, to make Russo fail? I’m not saying that Russo isn’t a bad writer, but if your performers are sandbagging you, you will look like a failure a lot faster, and that is what happened to Russo the first time.

  4. Gonzo says:

    Also featuring an unmasked Rey Mysterio… followed by the 893rd WTF expression on Schiavone’s face

  5. Matt Soileau says:


  6. I'm Not Using My Real Name says:

    My favorite WCW production screw up was when, I think, it was Shane Douglas and The Wall turned on each other and started fighting, they beat the hell out of each other. Then they cut to a preptaped scene of all the New Blood group walking together backstage….including Shane and The Wall.

  7. JJames says:

    I saw an old school example from a 1992 WCWSN, the main event of which was Doc & Gordy vs. Windham & Rhodes for the tag titles. Earlier, there was a Halloween Havoc control center, which hypes the Steiners against…the NEW tag team champions, Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes.

  8. The Fake Jake Swagger after he gets fired. says:

    I remember that other on screen error near the end of WCW that The Death of WCW book mentions where Jericho was chasing some other wrestler and then they thought the camera was off as they walked back together after the chase.

  9. Jack Mehoff says:

    Schavione looks completely disgusted.

    • Stuart Ratliff says:

      Schiavone at this point was like why WORLD! Why Can’t I broadcast for the Braves now. Please put me in baseball.
      Now Tony is the sports guy for WSB News Radio and the radio voice of the Triple A Gwinnett Braves.

  10. Mister Forth says:

    Liz knew better than to corpse. she married the man

  11. TMS says:

    You could see from the look on both of their faces that they hated the fact that they had to act like they didn’t see the camera crew or the wrestlers breaking character. With production screwups like that, I’m surprised WCW’s death throws lasted as long as they did.

  12. Ripplin says:

    What kind of filthy animals would try to record her changing? 😉

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