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TV Shows - WCW Monday Nitro

WCW Monday Nitro was a live wrestling program that aired on TNT from 1995 to 2001 when World Championship Wrestling was acquired by the World Wrestling Federation (Now World Wrestling Entertainment)

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WCW_Monday_Nitro
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1 January 4th 1999 episode Three Words: Fingerpoke of Doom
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2 Bret Hart screws Sting 18 mo. leadup, and Sting *still* loses
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3 Sting doesn't cleanly beat NW 18 mo buildup, just to have a "controversial" wi
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4 Never Boned Still rocks.
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5 David Arquette World Champ!
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6 Overuse Of NWO Overuse of NWO at expense of existing talent.
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7 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 The NWO generated a lot of interest and was a huge ratings grab but after a while it got to be too much. For me personally the best thing about WCW during that time was the solid cruiserweight division. Too bad the NWO got too crowded and eventually lost its meaning and then the Fingerpoke of Doom happened...most people consider that the beginning of the end. Throw in stuff like mismanagement of the company, the ego of Eric Bischoff, and later the atrocious booking style of Vince Russo and you got a recipe for disaster. -- Submitted By: (HulkFanGuy) on March 6, 2016, 1:36 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 To add on the Sting-Hogan Starcade '97 match, from what I have read, Sting hadn't really held his end of the bargain up close to the match, coming in out of shape, hurt, and somewhat not prepared. Then again, I had read that from Eric Bischoff's book that I had gotten awhile back, so take that for what it's worth, especially since Hogan and Bischoff are buddies. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on December 14, 2012, 1:57 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 So true Dol. No wonder Benoit, Mysterio, Jericho, Malenko and crew bailed ship. They had superstar potential, but because of all the politics, the PPV's were only worth it for the first hour or two, then the egos had to crap on the main event. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 16, 2012, 4:59 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 The Kevin Sullivan vs Chris Benoit matches on the WCW undercards were pretty good, but it's true that if you end with a so-so match, that's what people are going to remember. The Sting/Luger/Savage vs Nash/Hall match actually was epic, but it was because of Hogan coming down to ringside and turning heel, not the match itself. -- Submitted By: (John63btf) on January 16, 2012, 10:13 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 From what I remember every WCW PPV had very good undercard matches involving cruiserweights and crappy main events between guys who were old and past it even then. Whereas WWF did it exactly the opposite, which oddly resulted in their PPVs being remembered in a much better light since fans tend to remember how the main event was and forget about the rest of the card. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on January 16, 2012, 1:18 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 So true. Even with the crap storylines and such from 1993 to about 1996 or 97, the WWF had some epics for matches even then (Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon ladder match at Wrestlemania X, Stone Cold vs Bret Hart Wrestlemania 13). The WCW?!? It seemed like rarely the WCW put up epics, and if they did, they would seem to find some way to screw it up. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 15, 2012, 9:11 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Supposedly Sting had injured himself in real life a month before that match, which became the reason why he didn't shine. But WCW, even though they had some good storylines, never could execute classic matches in their pay per views like the WWF could. -- Submitted By: (John63btf) on January 13, 2012, 9:46 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 The worst part about that fiasco of a Hogan-Sting match is that they had HOGAN getting in about 90% of the offense before winning clean! Imagine that happening at the end of a movie. Sting looked like a complete tool. (And yes, I know it's scripted and that's my whole point, the script they went with in this match was the worst one possible.) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on January 12, 2012, 6:22 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 I think the reason that they had Hart do what he did was because WCW wanted to prove a point in that they didn't screw over their wrestlers like the WWF did with Hart (and if you know anything about the Montreal Screwjob, Hart wasn't necessarily the innocent angel in that deal either). -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 11, 2012, 4:58 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 WCW was already going downhill long before the Fingerpoke Of Doom. There was the Sting Incident, where Hogan actually went over CLEAN leading to Hart having to restart the match for no good reason other than to save face, and then there was the Schiavone Incident, where he announced Mick Foley's WWE title win before it happened in a derogatory way (yeah, that'll put asses in seats) which backfired when viewers all switched the channel to see it. And lo and behold, almost all the same people who ruined WCW are now doing the same thing to TNA despite being old then and 15 years older now!!! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on January 10, 2012, 9:15 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 Well, Hart had no mic skills, but even the WWF knew how to use him. The WCW, which was supposed to be more about wrestling than the WWF, you would think would be a better home for Hart, and what happens?!? That was sad too. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 10, 2012, 2:11 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 WCW acquired Bret Hart, but had no idea on how to use him in his debut except by having him clumsily interfere in the Hogan/Sting title match. As a matter of fact, his angles and storylines throughout his WCW stay were pointless as well. -- Submitted By: (John63btf) on January 9, 2012, 12:07 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 The fingerpoke incident really messed them up pretty badly. -- Submitted By: (Bobby_H) on September 11, 2010, 10:05 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
14 Not just for Nitro, but WCW as a whole. Fingerpoke of Doom. Nothing else can be said as a boning moment. After this, WCW just went downhill, and it was not pretty. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on December 4, 2009, 4:52 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
15 Just to clarify, while Sting won the title, it was vacated days later, making Sting's win a non-event. -- Submitted By: (SmoothT) on November 4, 2009, 7:11 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
16 While the actual event didn't happen on Nitro, the leadup events did... they had built up Sting's revenge on the NWO for an agonizing 18 months and poised him to finally take down Hogan at Starrcade 1997. But presumably to give new acquisition Bret Hart something to do, and thumb their nose at the WWF once again, they had Sting fail to capitalize on his title shot. Which left all of us slavering WCW/NWO fans who were chomping at the bit to see Sting finally get the best of Hogan with a bitter taste in our mouths. You build up a storyline for the better part of two years just to throw it out the window? The beginning of the end for WCW. -- Submitted By: (SmoothT) on November 4, 2009, 7:10 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
17 FYI I also voted for the "Fingerpoke of Doom" because that undermined the credibility of WCW's creative team long before David Arquette came along. I'd like to add that WCW's high point came in September 1998 (the reunion of the Four Horsemen in Greenville, SC) when Ric Flair proceeded to shoot on Eric Bischoff, one of a number of greedy, selfish ego-maniacs who took his turn running WCW into the ground. -- Submitted By: (markrabo) on October 24, 2009, 11:16 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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