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5 Things you didn't know about the first WCW Monday Nitro episode

suman lata
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#4 Eric Bischoff wasn't sure that WCW would succeed

After running close to six-years WWE eventually bought their rival company WCW, but WCW was defeating WWF in the rating weekly
After running close to six-years WWE eventually bought their rival company WCW, but WCW was defeating WWF in the rating weekly

When the first episode of WCW Monday Nitro took place, WWF was single-handedly ruling the TV ratings since they had the major showrunners of the pro-wrestling at that time, due to which Eric Bischoff was sceptical of WCW becoming successful, let alone defeating WWF in the ratings and starting a war with them on weekly basis. 

But guess what? The opposite happened. 

With the introduction of WCW which was offering a better product than WWF did, started the unforgettable Monday Night War, which eventually boosted the ratings of both brands. 

Although, after running close to six-years WWE eventually bought their rival company WCW, but WCW was defeating WWF in the ratings weekly.


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