WCW Monday Nitro

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 7 : Ep 12

    March 26, 2001

    Aired 3/26/01

  • S 7 : Ep 11

    March 19, 2001

    Aired 3/19/01

  • S 7 : Ep 10

    March 12, 2001

    Aired 3/12/01

  • S 7 : Ep 9

    March 5, 2001

    Aired 3/5/01

  • S 7 : Ep 8

    February 26, 2001

    Aired 2/26/01

  • Cast & Crew
  • Hulk Hogan

    Hulk Hogan

  • Chris Jericho

    Chris Jericho

  • Bret Hart

    Himself

  • Terry Funk

    Himself

  • Paul Wight

    The Giant

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  • 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 after winning the title, it was vacated. WCW Tag Team Championship: The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) defeated the Hardy Boyz at WWF Surivior Series 2001, and the titles unified with the WWF Tag Team Championship.moreless

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  • Quotes (4)

    • Bobby Heenan: How many weeks is he gonna be with us? (in reference to Steve McMichael) Eric Bischoff: He's gonna be here a long, long time. Steve McMichael: I love you though weasel. Bobby Heenan: Thank Y...(pause), forget it.

    • Bobby Heenan to Goldberg, who's about to defeat Hollywood Hogan: Your career's on the line here! Do it! Do it!

    • Tony Schiavone: We understand that Mick Foley, who wrestled here one time as Cactus Jack, is going to win their world tilte. Wow, that'll put a lot of butts in the seats.

    • Dustin Rhodes: (making his return to WCW as "Seven") Turn the music off now! I want everybody in here to take a good look at the crap I'm in. I left the World Wrestling Federation for gimmicks like this. For all of you that don't know, I was Goldust - and Goldust sucked! Goldust nearly ruined my wrestling career. You see, I wanted to come back to WCW, 'cause this is home for me. And I wanted to be me, just me, because that's what I can do, just be me. But "The Powers That Be" came to me and they said, "Dustin, you know, Dustin sucks. Dustin is boring." So I'm here now, I stand before you, oh, my new name is Seven by the way. They've dressed me up like Uncle Fester, to play trick-or-treat all year long. Powers That Be, what you can do, is take Goldust and shove it up your a**. You can take this silly looking thing, Seven, and shove it up your a**. And you can both kiss my a**. Now last week, my father called me, Dusty Rhodes. And it seems that he's no longer with this company, after 25 years of building everything that you see right here and right now, they kicked him to the curb like he was a piece of s**t. Well, Powers That Be, that doesn't cut the mustard and now you've got to deal with me, because you disrespected my father, you disrespected the Rhodes' name, and you disrespected me for the last damn time, you understand? So from this moment on, tonight and for the rest of your lives, I'm gonna make your life a miserable hell, I'm gonna make WCW a miserable hell, and TNT too. So boys, I know you're back there, staring your little fat a**es at the monitor looking at me, you know one thing, tonight and forever more, you will never ever forget the name of... Dustin Rhodes!

    Notes (170)

    • Lex Luger wrestled the previous night at a WWF house show. He had been wrestling for them without a contract when he decided to make the jump to WCW.

    • Nielsen Ratings:     Nitro 09/04/95 - 2.5     Raw 09/04/95 - 2.2     STREAK: Nitro 1 week

    • Nitro begins in a one hour format.

    • from the Mall Of America

    • Lex Luger makes a suprising return to WCW after a 3 1/2+ year stint with Titan Sports (later WWE), and challenges WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan to a match on next week's Nitro (episode #002).

    • Scott Norton re-debuted in WCW confronting Randy Savage in an interview.

    • there was a Sabu promo consisting of footage taped from WCW syndicated/"Main Event"/"Prime" tapings and New Japan Pro Wrestling footage

    • Mike Rotundo re-debuted in WCW, after a lengthy stint in the WWF as Irwin R. Schyster (IRS), under the name Michael Wallstreet (to be renamed in the next show to V.(incent) K.(ennedy [as in McMahon Ha-Ha]) Wallstreet during a pre-taped promo.

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    • I guess this is considered as a goof: something like a week (or less) earlier Lex Luger had been working in the WWF without a contract; WCW signed him to a sizable contract and used him a "surprise" (actually not many "people" knew he would be there until the night before/morning of) for the first Nitro. This started a trend of WCW "stealing" wrestlers from the WWF.

    • This one's like the Lex Luger goof from episode 1:The reigning WWF Women's World Champion Deborah Miceli re-debuted in WCW, after a lengthy stint in the WWF as Alundra Blayze, under the name Madusa (her old ring name) with the WWF Women's World Title Belt and proceeds to throw it in a trash can. Miceli had been working in the WWF without a contract when she jumped to WCW.

    • When Rick Rude appeared on RAW, he had a full beard, but when he appeared on Nitro, he had only a mustache.

    • Scott Hudson on commentary said that they were in Sydney, They were actually in Brisbane.

    • There was supposed to be a Shane Douglas v Rick Steiner match on this show, which Shane Douglas did a promo about on the last episode of Thunder, but it was scrapped.

    Allusions (3)

    • Jericho went out during matched and mentioned Dean's dad was buried in Tampa -- Dean gave chase. Clip was shown of Arn Anderson talking to Benoit about possible end to 4 Horsemen

    • The Warrior aka Ultimate Warrior appears & confronts Hollywood Hogan.

    • Debut of Blitzkrieg

  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • WCW was the best wrestling show ever. It was better than wwe and ecw. I used to watch tis show every Monday night on TNT. And watch WCW Thunder every Thursday night on TBS. I enjoyed this show. They need to bring this show back someday.

    By wrestlingfan92, Apr 15, 2007

  • Fun while it lasted.

    By cactusjack39, Sep 04, 2009

  • I miss this show

    By mgerety, May 31, 2009

  • It was in the mid-90's when Eric Bischoff backed by the money of Ted Turner decided to take Vince McMahon WWE straight head to head.

    By kawadge, Jun 21, 2007

  • Monday Nitro Vs Monday Night Raw. Boy those were the days.....

    By lightning_kf, Apr 28, 2007

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