Re: The Wrestling Wars
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING IN BUSINESS WITH FOX
After being booted from the Turner Networks, it really did seem like the world renowned World Championship Wrestling would finally die, however this is not the case. A man who has bled WCW through the entire Monday Night Wars is Eric Bischoff, and along with his financial backing from Fusient Media, he believed he could purchase the company. Unfortunately with no television deal, Fusient Media weren’t as enthusiastic about putting millions of dollars on the line. Bischoff had contacted numerous networks and absolutely negotiated his ass off, and finally, Fox agreed to give Bischoff and WCW a two hour time slot on FX.
ERIC BISCHOFF PURCHASES WCW
With the news of a television deal being secured, Fusient Media were back on board. With Fusient Media back on board, the wrestling business changed forever, as Eric Bischoff was able to purchase World Championship Wrestling. Bischoff has promised to the world that he will slowly rebuild the wrestling company that he loves to a state that he can be proud of. The owner of WCW’s elite competition, World Wrestling Federation Chairman Vince McMahon could not be reached for comment. A WWE Executive said that the WWF were disappointed they couldn’t acquire WCW, however they were not worried by WCW trying to make a comeback. They feel their product heading towards WrestleMania X-Seven is better than anything anybody could put forward.
TURNER NETWORK DECIDES TO GIVE A PROPER FAREWELL
With Eric Bischoff now in full control of World Championship Wrestling, everybody was curious as to just when they would be kicked off the Turner Network. The Network basically kicked WCW off of television immediately; however they named a date for the farewell show. The date was March 26th, 2001. WCW began hyping the farewell show as a “Night of Champions”, with all championships being on the line, hoping the company could impress fans with one last bang before they were off of television for awhile. Just when they would be back on television had yet to be determined, but Bischoff remained strong on his word that things would look up for WCW again.