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Re: WCW 2001- The Trio Ownership

Originally Posted by World Championship Wrestling News and Notes
~World Championship Wrestling is indeed a saved promotion. When it seemed like the company would be bought out by Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation, the trio of Eric Bischoff, Ric Flair, and Steve Borden have bought the company from Ted Turner. Although the company is still alive and running, WCW is left without any sort of Television deal. The Trio (as they will now be called) has decided on going through a dark phase throughout at least April. The company will not have any Pay Per View’s, but starting in May, the company will start running a light house show schedule throughout mainly the south east. WCW is looking to secure a television deal throughout the month of April, and hope to be able to have Monday Nitro starting at some time in May.

~World Championship Wrestling has announced its new official roster on WCW.com today. The roster is:
Air Paris
AJ Styles
Big Vito
Billy Kidman
Booker T
Brian Adams
Bryan Clarke
Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Chris Kanyon
Chuck Palumbo
David Flair
Diamond Dallas Page
Disco Inferno
Don Harris
Elix Skipper
Evan Karagias
Hugh Morris
Jamie Noble
Jeff Jarrett
Jim Duggan
Johnny The Bull
Kaz Hayashi
Kid Romeo
Lance Storm
Larry Zybsko
Lash Leroux
Lex Luger
Mark Jindrak
Mike Awesome
Mike Sanders
Miss Elizabeth
Rey Misterio Jr.
Ric Flair
Rick Steiner
Road Warrior Animal
Ron Harris
Scott Steiner
Sean O’Haire
Shane Helms
Shannon Moore
Stacy Keibler
Terry Funk
The Wall
Many stars seemed to stay with the company, but big names that are missing from the list include Dustin and Dusty Rhodes (who signed WWF Contracts), Goldberg, Kevin Nash, Shane Douglas, and Sid. WCW will still have their other bigger name stars like Booker T, Diamond Dallas Page, Jeff Jarrett, and Scott Steiner, as well as Ric Flair and Sting, of course.

~WCW.com has listed the company’s official championships and their champions. The titles are:
WCW Champions:
World Heavyweight: Booker T
United States: Booker T
Tag Team: Palumbo and O’Haire
Cruiserweight: Shane Helms
Cruiserweight Tag Team: Misterio Jr. and Kidman
Hardcore: Vacant
It comes as no surprise that all of the champions are still the same, but it was rumored that all of the championships would be declared vacant. It is somewhat interesting that the company has decided to keep the Hardcore Title around, but it probably will not receive that much attention, if any.

~The full list of the talent that has left WCW can be seen here:
Alex Wright
Bam Bam Bigelow
Brian Knobbs
Chris Candido and Tammy Sytch
Dustin Rhodes
Dusty Rhodes
Jason Jett
Jimmy Hart
Kevin Nash
Leia Meow
Major Gunns
MI Smooth
Miss Jones
Norman Smiley
Shawn Stasiak
Shane Douglas
Stevie Ray
The Cat
As previously stated, both Dustin and Dusty Rhodes have signed contracts with the World Wrestling Federation. Stevie Ray has retired and is now working as a road agent backstage. Sid, who suffered a serious fractured leg at the January PPV, Sin, has also retired from the wrestling business.

~The Trio reportedly have no interest in bringing in any outside talent to WCW right now, but after WCW can get a TV deal and things get rolling again, The Trio are looking to bring in many former ECW wrestlers. The Trio has had their eyes on Rob Van Dam, CW Anderson, Nova, Steve Corino, Super Crazy, Kid Kash, Danny Doring and Roadkill, and the Full Blooded Italians.
The diary is about to get up and running ladies and gentleman. I just have to finish getting everything set up in EWR, and secure the TV deal. And then, we're off.
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