WCW Monday Nitro was the weekly show designed by Eric Bischoff to compete against Vince McMahon's WWF Monday Night Raw. The show began broadcasting on TNT in September, 1995. WCW Monday Nitro's ratings really exploded in 1997 when Goldberg, The Flock, and nWo were introduced. After a huge fall in the ratings, WCW Monday Nitro was cancelled by AOL/Time Warner in March of 2001 by Head of Programming Jamie Kellner, and parts of WCW were subsequently bought by Vincent K. McMahon's World Wrestling Federation Entertainment (World Wrestling Entertainment). Despite plans of a WWE Entertainment version of "WCW Monday Nitro" returning on a different channel, and possibly, on a different day, it never did.
Did you Know ...
That Nitro went on to lead in the ratings for an amazing 80+ weeks.
That Lex Luger debuted on the first episode on WCW Monday Nitro.
That the nWo storylines are argued by many as one of the best ever in professional wrestling history.Related Programs
- WCW Pay-Per View
- WCW Thunder
- WCW Saturday Night
- WCW WorldWide
- WCW Main Event
- WCW Clash Of The ChampionsBuy The DVD/VHS of the "WWF/WCW Monday Night Wars" courtesy of Amazon.com
When the WWE bought out WCW, many of the WCW's wrestlers made a name for themselves on WWE programming. Here is a list containing links to the WWE.com profiles of the current WWE superstars that wrestled on WCW Monday Nitro. Big Show Bill DeMott Billy Kidman Booker T Chavo Guerrero Chris Benoit Chris Jericho Eddie Guerrero Eric Bischoff Eugene Mark Jindrak Rey Mysterio Ric Flair Shannon Moore The Hurricane William Regal
The last WCW Champions
WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Chris Jericho by defeating The Rock at WWF Vengenace on the 9th December 2001. With the Victory, the WCW World Title and the WWF Title were unified.
WCW Television Championship: Hacksaw Jim Duggan found the title in a garbage bin and started defending it throughout the year of 2000, defeating people such as Robert Gibson.
WCW United States Champion: Edge by defeating Test on RAW 12th November 2001. The title was then unified with the WWF Intercontinental Championship.
WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Tajiri defeated Billy Kidman on RAW (22/10/2001), and the title unified with the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship, becoming the "WWF Cruiserweight Championship."
WCW Hardcore Championship: Meng defeated Terry Funk on the 14th January 2001, and Meng turned up at the WWF Royal Rumble shortly...