One of the main reasons that Spring Stampede is underrated is due to the fact that this was one of if not Mick Foley's last appearance as a member of WCW. It is surprising to think that some fans don't know about Mick Foley's background in wrestling dating back to his time in various territories like World Class Championship Wrestling. Also Foley wouldn't be signed right away by WCW as at the time of his first appearance the company was on a talent freeze. According to Jim Cornette in various interviews it was an idea from the brains of both Jim Cornette & Jim Ross to have Mick appear as a job guy week to week and attack his partner.
Overall the man with many faces would've had a very different career had his creative disagreements with WCW management been settled. But bearing that in mind it is one of the most interesting parts of wrestling as it always lends to the idea "What if" being a very popular term in wrestling. After moving from WCW he would then become a regular with ECW and spend sometime with both SMW & in Japan. Following his infamous death match with Terry Funk over in Japan he would find his way up north back in the states becoming a member of WWE and the rest as they say is history.