Now it can be told. In 1995, two wrestling companies squared off on Monday night television to compete head to head in an unprecedented confrontation. On one side, Vince McMahon, the promoter who created WWE and made the industry what it is today. On the other, WCW, owned by media giant Ted Turner, and run by an ambitious man named Eric Bischoff. This is the whole story, by those who created it, lived it, and survived it.
Nitro was WCW's flagship show for over 5 years, yielding over 500 hours of action-packed entertainment. Nitro Volumes 1 & 2 combined to showcase a multitude of classic moments. Volume 3 continues this series and this time, anything is possible!
The only WCW wrestling Pay-per-view dedicated to the girls! Focuses on the Nitro Girls, including interview segments.
Collection of the best matches from the weekly professional wrestling events which aired from 1995 to 2001. Among the fights included are the 1996 World Tag Team Championship in which Sting and Lex Luger competed against The Road Warriors, the 1998 World Heavyweight Championship between Hulk Hogan and Goldberg and the 2000 Steel Cage Match between Jeff Jarrett and Diamond Dallas Page.
When WCW debuted Monday Nitro live on TNT in 1995 the opening shots of the infamous Monday Night War were officially launched. Fans tuned in each week to see WCW Nitro and its impressive roster of stars including Ric Flair, Sting, Goldberg, Hollywood Hogan, and the rest of the New World Order. Now, for the first time ever, fans can relive some of the greatest moments and matches from this historic show on The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro. This collection is hosted by former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page and features eight matches and other historic moments
WCW Monday Nitro was a weekly professional wrestling telecast produced by World Championship Wrestling, created by Ted Turner and Eric Bischoff. The show aired Monday nights on TNT, going head-to-head with the World Wrestling Federation's Monday Night Raw from September 4, 1995 to March 26, 2001. Production ceased shortly after WCW was purchased by the WWF. The debut of Nitro began the Monday Night Wars, a ratings battle between the WWF and WCW that lasted for almost six years and saw each company resort to cutthroat tactics to try to compete with the competition. In mid-1996, Nitro began to draw better ratings than Raw based on the strength of the nWo storyline, an anarchist wrestling stable that wanted to take over WCW. Nitro continued to beat Raw for 84 consecutive weeks, forcing WWE owner Vince McMahon to change the way he did business. As the nWo storyline grew stagnant, fan interest in the storyline waned, and Raw began to edge out Nitro in the ratings. The turning point for the organizations came during the January 4, 1999 broadcast of Nitro, during which lead commentator Tony Schiavone gave away the results of matches for that night's Raw broadcast. As Raw was taped and Nitro was live, Bischoff believed that knowing the outcome would dissuade viewers from watching the program. Excited by the prospect of seeing perennial WWF underdog Mick Foley win the WWF Championship, a large number of Nitro viewers changed channels to watch Raw, switching back to Nitro after Foley won the title. From that week forward, Raw beat Nitro in the ratings by a significant amount, and WCW was never able to regain the success it once had.