I still will say the biggest mistake(s) were simple (and related). 1) The awful main event at Starrcade 97. 2) Having ZERO plan after said awful main event. First, after everything that went down with the fear of Sting, the franchise, the guy who could win or lose the war by joining the NWO, how you do ANYTHING but let Sting kick Hogan's butt all over that arena. Hell that thing probably should've spilled out into the stands, maybe back stage. It should've been an epic contest. Instead it was like 15 minutes of mostly Hogan whooping up on the guy who he ran away from for over a year. THEN, the terrible ending to mock the Montreal Screw Job. THEN made it worse the next night on Nitro. It took ALL the wind out of the sails for any more Sting/Hogan matches. Something that easily could've been milked for a few more PPVs with the Scott Hall title shot mixed in (after he won WW3). With at least ONE of those Sting/Hogan matches being an epic steel cage match that basically turns into a luberjack match with the NWO trying to bust into the cage and the Horsemen, Luger, Booker T, DDP, Faces of Fear, whoever, coming down and fighting them off (mostly because EASILY the best part of that SC97 match was all of WCW running into the ring to celebrate with Sting after hogan submitted to the death lock). There NEVER should've even been match between them on Nitro the next night. Second, it seemed like the plan was going to be to milk Hogan and Sting and when it went flat from their own stupidity, they had no clue what to do next.