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Old 01-24-2013, 03:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: Things Nitro did better than Raw during the Monday Night Wars

The production was the big thing that separated them. WCW was like watching a blockbuster movie every week, while WWF was like watching a 2 hour television show. It was around the time that they began to have horrible production problems (ppvs cut short, episodes of weekly shows only coming through in audio, general screw ups in all areas of the production) that their ratings really began to drop below WWF.

Someone mentioned Michael Buffer. That was a huge difference. He gave main events a true big match feel, it's truly a shame WWF never picked up on it. Their current announcers are so bad it hurts.

The nitro girls have been mentioned but I think WCW was better (most of the time) with how they used women on their programs.

announcing. WCW had The Brain..

And up until the time they hired Russo they were much better with their use of management in an on screen roll. Bischoff was a good antagonist, but never really fought anyone that had a future, just flair and threatened Vinny Mac a lot. The stuff they did with Jerry Jarrett as commissioner the interaction with guys like Bret and Jericho.. Even flair's run as commish in WCW was better than anything I remember vince doing in wwf at the time or anyone in a management position in WWF doing since.


This last one is very arguable, but I think WCW was better at helping young guys become stars at the time. That sounds ass backwards because of the mainstays there, but think about it. WWF at that time made kane, stone cold, and rocky most others were already made or aren't in WWE today. Rock was really the only one that was "young" . Show, Jericho, Benoit, Guerrero, Mysterio, Booker T, and others i'm sure I'm just not thinking of the names of all really got their first chance to shine in WCW and got great future careers in WWE based off of that work. Again it is arguable, but I would say at the time WCW was a better breeding ground for future stars.
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Default Re: Things Nitro did better than Raw during the Monday Night Wars

Well basically Nitro invented the live TV format that WWE still follows to this day and TNA has adopted themselves.

At its height, Nitro was an exciting and just amazing product that was can't miss TV every Monday Night.
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Default Re: Things Nitro did better than Raw during the Monday Night Wars

Turn their top star heel. Hogan's heel turn certainly went better than Austin's.

Midcard was also better, especially the cruiserweights.

That's pretty much it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Default Re: Things Nitro did better than Raw during the Monday Night Wars

- bigger stars
- nWo
- big match feeling due to Buffer and huge main events on nitro
- cruiserweights
- less jobbers
- better production
- innovative production eg halloween havoc, the florida water park arena, the motorbike ppv (i forget the name?)
- WcW was just "cooler", though this was mostly due to how fucking cool the nWo was in its prime
- goldberg
- edgy television
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Default Re: Things Nitro did better than Raw during the Monday Night Wars

More sports oriented feel rather than entertainment
Live rather than taped
Forced WWF to drop the family friendly cartoonish stuff they were doing at the time
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Default Re: Things Nitro did better than Raw during the Monday Night Wars

Nitro definitely drew first blood in that war. Luger showing up while still negotiating his contract with Vince, Medusa putting the Womens title in the trash, such a killer roster and the cruiserweight division especially, Vince didn't seem to have a chance in late '95.
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A more varied roster
Better, longer matches through most of the show
Less stupid gimmicks (until late 99 anyway)
An overall more professional "feel"
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Default Re: Things Nitro did better than Raw during the Monday Night Wars

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- innovative production eg halloween havoc, the florida water park arena, the motorbike ppv (i forget the name?)
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Hog Wild is the name of the ppv

i know we aren't really talking PPVs, but the NWO Souled Out was really cool to me because it was like the heels really took over...then they all got beat lol

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The production was the big thing that separated them. WCW was like watching a blockbuster movie every week, while WWF was like watching a 2 hour television show.

announcing. WCW had The Brain..
The one thing i hated was when they would switch announcing teams for each hour...i want The Brain on all show
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Default Re: Things Nitro did better than Raw during the Monday Night Wars

[quote=king_lennox;13081626
- innovative production eg halloween havoc, the florida water park arena, the motorbike ppv (i forget the name?)
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Hog Wild is the name of the ppv

i know we aren't really talking PPVs, but the NWO Souled Out was really cool to me because it was like the heels really took over...then they all got beat lol

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The production was the big thing that separated them. WCW was like watching a blockbuster movie every week, while WWF was like watching a 2 hour television show.

announcing. WCW had The Brain..
The one thing i hated was when they would switch announcing teams for each hour...i want The Brain on all show
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