Throughout WCW history (for our purposes, 1988 to 2001), the world's second-biggest wrestling promotion was home to memorable stars.
In fact, we outlined the Top 50 WCW Legends in a list nearly two years ago. This included names such as Sting, Lex Luger, Ric Flair, Booker T, Rick and Scott Steiner, Big Van Vader and.... well, just read the list if you want to get a better handle on who their top characters were.
None of those names will be replicated on this list, partially because they never climbed to the top of the mountain in WCW (at least, not under that persona), and partially because there's a good chance you never heard of them.
Like any top wrestling promotion, WCW was full of ideas that may have sounded good in practice (and to be fair, the people who portrayed those characters may have been great), but for a variety of reasons, they're not looked fondly on by history.
In counting down the Top 50 Forgotten WCW Characters, we looked at the following criteria:
Did they accomplish anything significant (e.g. a main event slot of championship run?)
Did they have the potential for bigger and better things under a different character?
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Pamela Paulshock was a fitness model who became a backstage interviewer for WCW in 2000 after winning the promotion's Miss Nitro bikini contest. Although she didn't last very long in the role, she did briefly form an alliance on Nitro with Positively Kanyon in a rivalry with Buff Bagwell and his mother Judy Bagwell.