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

suman lata
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 21:22 IST

What are these details which we didn
What are these details which we didn't know about the first episode of WCW Nitro?

When WWF used to tape their flagship show Raw on a weekly basis and air it later, another promotion was stepping their foot in game i.e. WCW. Started by Eric Bischoff and Ted Turner, WCW was airing their flagship show Monday Nitro Live

Though many people wouldn't have thought that a small promotion like WCW could match with the standards of what WWF was offering, it turned to be a rating war between the two companies. 

Also, until now, there were many details unknown regarding the first ever edition of Monday Nitro. However, thanks to 83 weeks podcast led by Eric Bischoff, many details regarding the very first episode have been revealed such as the surprising arrival of Lex Luger from WWF to WCW and other things too. 

Therefore, let's take a look at some of those unclosed details that fans didn't know until now. 

#5 WWE didn't know about Lex Luger's signing with WCW

Lex Luger
Lex Luger

Although, WCW had signed big names such as Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Sting and many more, the biggest addition to the company was Lex Luger.

One night before the first episode of WCW nitro took place, Luger fought his last match in his contract for then-WWF.

Though, everyone in WWE were expecting him to re-sign with the company as he had spent nearly two years with them and also he was one of their top stars, that didn't happen since Luger signed with WCW.

Also, Luger's appearance in WCW was so confidential that even most of the people inside the company didn't know about his arrival at the company.


To keep things more interesting and acting according to WCW's tag line, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, Luger, himself traveled from his hotel to the arena wearing a long coat to disguise his identity and gave the people last-minute surprise, since no one was expecting him. 

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Published 05 Feb 2019, 23:53 IST
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