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How To Watch The WWE In A Focused, Fun Manner, Whether You're New Or A Long Time Fan, 3: Everything Cliqs
Hey, yo. This is the season of The Cliq. A heartbreaker, a bad guy, a big sexy, an upstart kid, and the future son-in-law of the owner first cement themselves on the main event scene in WWE, and then split up and take over WCW as well. And the WCW is already full of WWE's aging castoffs taking up valuable headlining real estate while an amazing crop of up and comers get buried. Oh, and then they go to WWE.
At the same time, ECW comes to promenence, and most of those undercard WCW players put on some excellent headlining matches there.
The star pupil of this season though, is Mrs. Foley's baby boy, who wrestles as Cactus Jack in WCW, then becomes the massively over Cactus Jack in ECW, then becomes megaheel Mankind in WWE. His mic skills and his willingness to destroy his body is like nothing from the previous two seasons. And it's a joy to watch him become one of The Guys in the industry.