The History of WCW

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March 05, 2012

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Take a trip back to “Where the Big Boys Play.” Launched by media mogul Ted Turner in 1988, World Championship Wrestling went from a predominantly southern attraction to the most popular sports-entertainment company on the planet in less than a decade. Driven by captivating characters like the unbeatable Goldberg, the dynamic Sting and the so-bad-they’re-cool New World Order, WCW and its flagship program, Monday Nitro, dominated Raw in television ratings for 84 consecutive weeks between May of 1996 and March ’98 before being acquired by WWE in 2001. Here, WWE.com recounts the events that built WCW into an empire and the missteps that made it fall. Let’s get ready to rumble!

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