Another attempt by me to shed a little light on wrestling's past, and considering I have already done moments, superstars, and tag teams. I thought that stables would be the next step and though many would think that well why pick a random stable like the Dangerous Alliance as the first stable to look back at, well that's thing I want to shed light on the past and this were I start.
Around the fall of 1991 Paul E Dangerously would be ultimately fired by WCW as a commentator, but would end returning at Halloween Havoc 1991 as a manager. At the time nobody thought that Larry Zbyszko & Arn Anderson's attack on Barry Windham prior to Halloween Havoc 1991 would have a deeper meaning. Just like when the Halloween Phantom appeared later in the show to defeat the Z-Man fairly quickly nobody expected him to unmask following the match to revel that "Ravishing" Rick Rude had signed with the WCW. To further throw the fans nobody thought that Rick Rude would be introduced by his manager Paul E Dangerously as everyone thought Paul got fired. However, he just fired as announcer and still had his manager license which he was now going to put to use. At the following Clash of Champions in November Paul E's plan to seek revenge on the company that fired him was put in motion as future member Madusa in disguise would distract Sting allowing Lex Luger to attack Sting and injure Sting's knee.
Skipping ahead Rick Rude would defeat Sting later in the show due in part to Sting's injury to become the New United States Champion. The following week Paul E would introduce the members of his Alliance: US Champion Rick Rude, Madusa, Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton, Larry Zbyszko, & Steve Austin. Over the course of around a year every member of the Dangerous Alliance would end up holding gold at least once. Late 1992 the Dangerous Alliance begin to break a part and by 1993 the Alliance as well as Paul Heyman would be a distant memory.
In my book the mileage they got out of the Dangerous Alliance was way to little and could have done so much more with the stable. However, for whatever reason broke them up before they could reach their full potential. I mean there wasn't another faction in the 1990's that had so much talent within the stable. They had the perfect blend of veterans & young talent, they had some of the best talkers in the history of wrestling, and yet we still question what if they would have been able to stay together for a little longer. That's one thing about wrestling sometimes missed opportunities cost the company dearly in the long run.
I love looking back wrestling's past. I view my job as bring new life to the part of wrestling some people thought was gone.