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The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro (Disc One)

The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro
Three-Disc Set
Released: June 7, 2011
DISC ONE

Amazing how the intro really does sum up the entire show.

Your host is Diamond Dallas Page. Who better to host this set that was there for the entire run of Nitro, that isn’t currently a part of TNA, and seems to still be in the good graces of WWE.

He mentions how WCW’s talent pool was superior to the WWE roster of the early 90s, but they lacked the innovation necessary to really compete. That is until Eric Bischoff became the leader of WCW. Hence, the invention of Monday Nitro. Read the rest of this entry

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Monday Nitro (11.25.96)

WCW Monday Nitro
November 25, 1996
Salisbury, MD
Wicomico Civic Center

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Vacant (11/25/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lord Steven Regal (8/20/1996)
WCW World Cruiserweight Champion: Dean Malenko (10/27/1996)

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko.

Stills are shown from last night at World War 3 of the Piper-Hogan contract signing. Read the rest of this entry

World War 3 1996

WCW World War 3
November 24, 1996
Norfolk, VA
The Scope

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Ric Flair (7/7/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lord Steven Regal (8/20/1996)
WCW World Cruiserweight Champion: Dean Malenko (10/27/1996)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, and Dusty Rhodes. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Nitro (11.18.96)

WCW Monday Nitro
November 18, 1996
Florence, SC
Civic Center

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Ric Flair (7/7/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lord Steven Regal (8/20/1996)
WCW World Cruiserweight Champion: Dean Malenko (10/27/1996)

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Nitro (11.11.96)

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WCW Monday Nitro
November 11, 1996
St. Petersburg, FL
Bayfront Center

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Ric Flair (7/7/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lord Steven Regal (8/20/1996)
WCW World Cruiserweight Champion: Dean Malenko (10/27/1996)

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko.

Let’s go back to last week where Benoit and Mongo didn’t care for Jeff Jarrett trying to act like a Horsemen. Don’t forget about Jarrett saying that Sting ‘dropped the ball’ on not becoming a leader for WCW as well. Sting was watching from the rafters and didn’t appear too happy about it. I think Jarrett just needs to shut up. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Nitro (11.04.96)

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WCW Monday Nitro
November 4, 1996
Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel Arena

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Ric Flair (7/7/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lord Steven Regal (8/20/1996)
WCW World Cruiserweight Champion: Dean Malenko (10/27/1996)

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko.

STING IS UP IN THE RAFTERS! Read the rest of this entry

Monday Nitro (10.21.96)

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WCW Monday Nitro
October 21, 1996
Mankato, MN
Civic Center

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Ric Flair (7/7/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Harlem Heat (10/5/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lord Steven Regal (8/20/1996)
WCW World Cruiserweight Champion: Rey Mysterio (7/8/1996)

According to the Nitro intro, Hulkamania is still running wild.

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Nitro (08.19.96)

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WCW Monday Nitro
August 19, 1996
Huntsville, AL
Von Braun Civic Center

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Ric Flair (7/7/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Harlem Heat (7/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lex Luger (3/6/1996)
WCW World Cruiserweight Champion: Rey Mysterio (7/8/1996)

I wonder how much longer they are going to keep Hulk Hogan on the intro?

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Larry Zbyszko. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Nitro (07.29.96)

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WCW Monday Nitro
July 29, 1996
Orlando, FL
Disney MGM Studios

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: The Giant (4/29/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Ric Flair (7/7/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Harlem Heat (7/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lex Luger (3/6/1996)
WCW World Cruiserweight Champion: Rey Mysterio (7/8/1996)

That’s right. During the week’s house shows, the Steiners traded the belts back and forth with Harlem Heat to make them 6-time WCW world tag team champs. The Steiners? Only 3-time WCW world tag champs. WHERE IS THE JUSTICE?!

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Nitro (06.17.96)

WCW Monday Nitro
June 17, 1996
Richmond, VA
Richmond Coliseum

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: The Giant (4/29/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Konnan (1/29/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Sting & Lex Luger (1/22/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lex Luger (3/6/1996)
WCW World Cruiserweight Champion: Dean Malenko (5/18/1996)

HOUR NUMBER ONE!

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko.

They open the show with still shots of last night’s PPV. The meeting between Bischoff and the “interruption” airs, but they cut us off right before the powerbomb off the stage because they’re going to show that to us later. Oh Bischoff and your ratings-grabbing tricks. Read the rest of this entry

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