5 Superstars from the WCW Invasion and where they are now
- Where are these talents that made the WCW Invasion angle worth watching? Did they continue to work in sports entertainment?
Since purchasing WCW seventeen years ago, WWE has seen a number of the talents that came along with it, go from simple mid-card status to World Championships, some eventually becoming WWE Hall of Famers.
However, not everyone that was part of the promotion achieved the same level of popularity, despite having some success while they were with WWE.
Many have called the 'Invasion' angle a great disappointment, mainly because those that were a critical part of the Monday Night Wars, were not part of the talent transfer from WCW to WWE.
While the likes of Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, and Goldberg were all key to the success of WCW during that late 1990s, they decided to take time off from wrestling immediately after the merger.
There were some talents that were part of some successful programs during their time in WWE, though.
Where are some of these talents that were part of the Invasion angle today? Here are five Superstars from the WCW Invasion angle and where they are today.
#5 Sean O'Haire
He was armed with a great look and incredible presence. Sean O'Haire had a number of qualities about him that appeared to resonate after his initial debut in WCW.
O'Haire immediately burst onto the scene while WCW was attempting to rebrand their promotion and move in a different direction, after having developed his skills at WCW's Power Plant.
After some time, O'Haire aligned with a number of other WCW talents and got a chance to showcase how good he was in the ring.
When WCW was sold to WWE, he was given a new direction after the initial invasion. It seemed like his 'devil's advocate' gimmick had all the qualities of a counter-culture character that would push the boundaries of decency, but it never fully took hold.
O'Haire left the company in 2004 and dabbled in MMA for a brief time. Sadly, he battled mental illness and on September 14th, 2014 he was found dead of suicide. He is survived by his father, sister, and brothers. O'Haire was 43 years of age.