TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… DEC 22nd: Interrupting Your Regularly Scheduled Programming

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DATELINE: DEC. 22, 1997 – CITY AUDITORIUM – MACON, GA


On the final Nitro before Starrcade, WCW experimented with a segment of the program, where the New World Order took over the show.

The experiment was to see if the nWo could sustain its own program. The soon-to-be-debuting Thunder would be the ‘WCW’ version of the company’s programming, while the nWo would take over Nitro.  

The experiment was largely a failure: it took nearly a half hour to transform the set, and ratings dropped 25%, due to the pace and audience confusion.

WCW produced an opening theme for nWo Monday Nitro:



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