World Championship Wrestling
AOL Time Warner announces their intentions on selling WCW. A number of interested parties attempt to bid on the company including Eric Bischoff and Vince McMahon. After hearing that the Television deal would not be including Eric Bischoff invests more funds into his deal with AOL. The deal is finalized late on Sunday, March 24, 2001 and Eric Bischoff becomes the new owner behind closed doors. The deal made with AOL finds WCW remaining on TNT and TBS for a 1 year contract solely based on the wrestling company increasing television ratings. Wrestling fans are unaware of who has finally purchased the company and tune into what would be WCW Nitro's last broadcast.
WCW Monday Nitro Results
Night of Champions
-New Owner will be announced at end of the show
-Ric Flair challenges Sting to the Main Event
-WCW World Title: Scott Steiner (c) def. Booker T
-Triple Threat Tag Team Match: Filthy Animals def. Jung Dragons and 3Count
-WCW Cruiserweight Title: Shane Helms def. Chavo Guerrero (c)
-Shawn Stasiak def. Bam Bam
-Sting accepts Flair’s challenge for the show
-Sting def. Ric Flair
-Eric Bischoff is introduced as the new owner of WCW. Bischoff officially vacates all championships and announces will return to TNT on Monday, April 9 live from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner
Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Diamond Dallas Page
Macho Man Randy Savage
Nature Boy Ric Flair
Rey Mysterio Jr.
Jerry The King Lawler
Mean Gene Oakerlund
Rowdy Roddy Piper
WCW Monday Nitro: Live on TNT 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
WCW Saturday Night: Taped on Mondays on TBS 6:05 PM to 7:05 PM EST
May 6, 2001: Slamboree live from Green Bay, Wisconsin
June 3, 2001: Great American Bash live from Washington, DC
July 1, 2001: Bash at the Beach live from San Diageo, California
August 5, 2001: Road Wild
September 2, 2001: Fall Brawl
October 7, 2001: Halloween Havoc
November 4, 2001: Mayhem
December 2, 2001: Starrcade