The year is 2002. WWF (at the time) is off one of the most ridiculous years in pro wrestling history. Vince McMahon buys his competition. They put on WrestleMania X-Seven which is one of the greatest shows of all-time. And everything falls off the cliff. Vince’s answer? Well, he brings in the nWo. Not Goldberg, not Sting, not Rey Mysterio – but the nWo. And in doing so, he makes the Icon vs. Icon match which carries WrestleMania X8. But as Big D says about 14 times per show, we’ll get there.
In part one of this two-part extravaganza (with part two out next week) Big D, GG, and Brandon Draven discuss the build up to the show on this WrestleMania X8 podcast.
They discuss the following and more:
– The collapse that is 2001
– The Invasion angle and what could’ve been
– The booking problems
– The 9/11 Smackdown that GG and Cactus Jim attended live
– The reboot show after Survivor Series
– And yes, the nWo