How WCW Made the Renegade a Star...then a Jobber
This is from the pilot episode of Stevie Ray's brand new podcast from Title Match Network! Joined by co-host Matt Topolski, Stevie Ray discusses the rise and fall of the Renegade (Rick Wilson) in WCW. If you remember, the Renegade was brought in as a partner of Hulk Hogan - while Hogan was teasing fans about an "Ultimate Surprise". Of course WCW wanted everyone to believe that the Ultimate Warrior was really coming in, but in reality they copied the gimmick and strapped in on Rick Wilson. Stevie Ray remembers how fast the push was and how the fall down was even faster. Within months, the Renegade was delegated to an enhancement talent, released and committed suicide at the age of 33.