I read Xavier Doom's Starrcade report, and was rather unimpressed with WCW's marquee PPV for yet another year. So many crackheaded finishes, so many inconclusive matches. Why bring the Varsity Club back unannounced? They don't fit into any angles and, as much as I dug them back in the 80s, Sullivan's far over the hill, my man Rotunda nearly as bad, and Steiner irrelevant. What use was that? How can you protect Vampiro's credibility when he gets beaten up by a fat, out-of-shape Jim Ross imitator (and, gee, one of the bookers at that), and has to rely on a rock band for the save? Why would you have a powerbomb match end without a powerbomb, and a ref just taking someone's word that they'd powerbombed their opponent? Why does Madusa have a belt, let alone the one belt in WCW that's meant ANYTHING over the past couple of years? Why has Harlem Heat gone from together to split in two weeks? And why on Earth would Bret Hart, after all the complaining and suffering he's been through over the "screwing" incident, agree to that kind of finish? What sense did Piper "screwing" Goldberg make, either?
Apparently, the live crowd wasn't impressed either, chanting "WCW Sucks" after the show. WCW actually did a decent job building up some interest for this show, but that only makes it worse when they fail to deliver.