WCW had hired Kevin to over see the bookings for the wrestling matches. In the year 2000, they had decided that Kevin has not been able to bring a lot of success on the table and so they decided to bring in some new talent then. WCW brought back Eric, the former president of the same and Vince Russo, the creative guy over at the most famous WWF. WCW had hoped that together they would be able to create something new and interesting that people would love to watch.
There a new thing was born called “The New Blood” in WCW which actually consisted of all the young wrestlers along with some of the more older and Elite stars who were in the back ground for many years. The guys who were recruited for this new blood were all famous stars who weren’t the new favorites anymore but people still were in awe of them.
The Idea Behind The New Blood
Let us look at the core idea of creating the new blood. The concept was such that the new younger wrestlers would create some kind of interest among all the young wrestling fans. It was suggested that most of the young kids who loved watching wrestling matches were in love with the WWF and nobody watched the WCW. So the aim was to bring some of the viewers to WCW instead of WWF and so the new blood matches were begun.
Hulk Hogan was an important part of the WCW’s The New Blood. People loved him and so it was natural that he be roped in this new show. Several times Hulk was seen attacking the NB shows, he would wear T-shirts that would say FU New Blood. We never got to know why he would hate his own show but nevertheless that was the thing with this new show. But how long could this have worked? Soon Hogan had quit and the New Blood was over.
The New Blood Did Not Work
You might have guessed by now that this new series did not work at all. The show starters had called it quits saying it does not work. The idea was to create interest among young teens who watched WWF but that did not work. Most of the young wrestlers that were brought to the show failed to create interest. Guess who created interest among the fans? The same old guys who were living in the background created more interest among people.
Later WCW had also come up with a new plan in hopes that it would work out the second time. They came up with New Blood Rising. See this photo below, we can see some matches were held too. We don’t know what happened to this show but we will research and come back with some updates soon.