The History of WCW

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March 05, 2012

1993 — 1994

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Feb. 14, 1993
Shift Change
Jim Ross makes his last appearance in the announce booth for WCW. On his way out, J.R. is joined by his old friend Bill Watts who resigns from his position as Executive Vice President amid controversy. Cowboy’s replacement is a savvy young announcer named Eric Bischoff — a man with big ideas and the nerve to pull them off.

July 18, 1993
Back on Top
After running his mouth in WCW for months following his successful stint in WWE, Ric Flair get backs in the ring and beats Barry Windham for the NWA World Heavyweight Title. The NWA, however, is upset with the underhanded way The Nature Boy wins the bout and demands he defend the championship by their standards. Soon after, WCW officially splits from the NWA.

Aug. 18, 1993
A Shocking Debut
On a live edition of Ric Flair’s “A Flair for the Gold” during Clash of the Champions XXIV, The Nature Boy confronts Sting and The British Bulldog about the mystery partner they are set to team with in a WarGames Match against Flair, Sid and Harlem Heat. Hoping to intimidate his opponents, Sting enthusiastically introduces The Shockmaster who busts through a nearby wall. Unfortunately, the klutz trips and falls on his face in one of the most embarrassing moments in sports-entertainment. (WATCH)

July 17, 1994
Hulkamania Runs Wild
Following months of hype, Hulk Hogan makes his WCW ring debut at Bash at the Beach with Shaquille O'Neal and Jimmy Hart in his corner and beats Ric Flair to win the WCW World Championship. To the surprise of few, The Hulkster dominates the scene for the next six years.

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