Just for the record.... Magnum T.A. never wrestled for WCW. Nor did Wahoo McDaniel, Lou Thesz or Jack Brisco, while the likes of Tully Blanchard, Dory Funk Jr., and Dusty Rhodes only actively competed there sporadically.
Confused? Many people mix up World Championship Wrestling with the National Wrestling Alliance, but WCW is essentially the name Turner Broadcasting gave the NWA's Jim Crockett Promotions in 1988. So for this Top 50 list, we are looking at wrestlers, managers and other legends from WCW beginning in 1988.
Considerations for top spots in the Top 50 WCW Legends include the following:
How many World Champions did they have?
How many other championships with WCW did they capture?
What kind of impact did they have on the promotion overall (allowing for managers, valets and other on-camera personalities to be included on this list)?
Are they often identified as either a "WCW guy" or someone who spent considerable time there?
One note: We're not including anyone who came aboard WCW once they were purchased by the World Wrestling Federation in early 2001. Not only were almost all of them WCW originals to begin with, but the horrific Alliance storyline would make it hard to distinguish who truly was a WCW Legend and who wasn't.
Ready? Here we go!