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Which show impacted televisied wrestling more ???

  • Monday Night Raw

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  • Monday Nitro

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Television and mainly the Monday night wars changed the landscape of sports entertainment and pro wrestling . I Remember tho from the Monday night war dvd that Shawn Micheals said wwe and all the companies had shows for years before raw or nitro ever started and the ratings were inconsequential . Of course nitro and raw changed but which one was more important to make scenario wha it is now to where tv shows and the ratings are almost everything
 

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Re: Which show made television one of the important parts of the industry ? Nitro or

It was definitely Nitro. In fact if it wasn't for Nitro, there probably would never have been a wrestling boom in the late 1990's/early 2000's.
 

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Re: Which show made television one of the important parts of the industry ? Nitro or

Nitro. Nitro as competition for Raw and beating them 84 weeks straight or whatever it was set the tone for the MNW and at one stage WCW had the top cable show in America. Actually I think it was the three in the top five cable shows or something it's on the death of WCW DVD. Nitro made wrestling cool for tv with must watch shows. Raw is War was better and improved on Nitro but Nitro started it.
 

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Re: Which show made television one of the important parts of the industry ? Nitro or

It was definitely Nitro. In fact if it wasn't for Nitro, there probably would never have been a wrestling boom in the late 1990's/early 2000's.
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Nitro without a doubt. The Hogan heel turn changed wrestling and made a new wrestling boom.
 

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Re: Which show made television one of the important parts of the industry ? Nitro or

smoky mountain wrestling
 

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Nitro. It started the War and not to mention completely revolutionised the way wrestling is presented to the point that a lot of things production wise they started are still used today by WWE
 

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Re: Which show made television one of the important parts of the industry ? Nitro or

Stop this fucking thread NOW!

Television was always one of the most important things in pro-wrestling, dating back to it's early days on local networks across the globe. Having television exposure in those days meant a huge amount because it meant that you had a fan base to draw live crowds from. If companies travelled outside to a town where their show wasn't airing the draw would be poor in comparison.

So, to be having a conversation today about whether it was Nitro or Raw...it was neither because the industry has long been reliant on television exposure.

Now, there could be an argument made for TNA Wrestling being the first company to really only be able to survive because of their television deal. The money they make from that makes up a large amount of the money which comes into the company and without it they'd have gone out of business by now. The same could be argued for WCW because Ted Turner only bought it so he could control one of his most popular television shows on his network.
 

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Re: Which show made television one of the important parts of the industry ? Nitro or

TV was always a HUGE part of wrestling dating back to WWWF and Gorgeous George or later on when WWF was on TBS in the time just before Hulk Hogan blew up the business. If you mean making ratings a big thing then Nitro because before them you never really heard about ratings and it was the ratings battle that cause the boom in 1996.
 

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Re: Which show made television one of the important parts of the industry ? Nitro or

Definitely Raw.
 

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Re: Which show made television one of the important parts of the industry ? Nitro or

Nitro, if it wasn't for the success of WCW then the WWE wouldn't have been forced to produce the AE.
 
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