WCW's tag division was never the same after the Steiners left, although you could argue Foley as well. One of the things I was really in awe of when I first got access to WCW is there being tag teams everywhere. Even guys like High Voltage or Men At Work were surprising because I was so used to the same four teams in the WWF and here are these just tag teams doing absolutely nothing but still were tag teams, if that makes any sense. The depth was nuts.
Like in 96 at a point they had Steiners, Harlem Heat, Sting and Luger, LOD, Nasty Boys, Faces Of Fear, Public Enemy, Rock N Roll Express, The Fantastics, Stud Stable, American Males, and more I'm forgetting and it never reached above mediocrity.It's kind of crazy how stacked the WCW Tag Team Division was from '95 to '97 and it never really rose above the level of "Eh, it's alright." The WWF Tag Team Division was better in '96 when they were fighting over Sunny with a tenth of the talent!
Hawk's drug intake and contractual demands ended his runs in the big leagues in 92 and 96, so it's safe to say (w/o snooping in the WON) that the same can be said for his off and on WCW runs in 93 and 95.They blew it with Hawk as a top guy and no one talks about it. He was every bit as over as third-from-the-top Sting was for a while. The pop he gets during the entrance to WW3 is really telling.
I think the lesson he got from JCP was that superteams were better and a lesson he got from Verne is teams only work if they're your buddies or your family.