On March 26, 2001, World Championship Wrestling's (WCW) Monday Nitro emanated from Panama City, dubbed "Night of Champions", at the same time World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) was running Monday Night Raw from from the Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
But it was hardly business as usual in the Monday Night Wars.
That's because after a long and bloody battle, both programs were now simultaneously owned and under the control of WWE chairman Vince McMahon, who appeared on Nitro live via satellite (in the "redneck Riviera" as he called it) for his big victory speech.
But while McMahon was gloating over the death of his biggest rival and burying his son Shane in the process (in advance of their WrestleMania X-Seven match), Shane-O-Mac had already (kayfabe) signed the bill of sale for the purchase of WCW and had effectively stolen it right out from under him.
See him show up on Nitro and break the big news...
Was anyone else shocked to see WCW go out like this, CageSiders? What was your initial reaction?
And now, from the desk of the CSS Senior Editor, for your viewing pleasure we bring to you:
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26 - MARCH
26 MAR 2012
- WWE Raw results and live blog for March 26: The WrestleMania 28 go home show by The General Mar 26, 2012 8:00 PM CDT - 1179 comments
- Who will induct who at this Saturday's (March 31, 2012) WWE Hall of Fame ceremony? by Sergio Hernandez Mar 26, 2012 7:00 PM CDT - 4 comments
- Shawn Michaels and Triple H to induct Mike Tyson into the WWE Hall Of Fame by Keith Harris Mar 26, 2012 5:45 PM CDT
- CHIKARA results from their Canadian debut weekend: New tag champs, Gekido insults The Colony by Sergio Hernandez Mar 26, 2012 4:36 PM CDT
- Video: The Rock vs John Cena 'Once in a Lifetime' WrestleMania 28 special preview by The General Mar 26, 2012 2:40 PM CDT - 3 comments
- Randy Orton: I'd love to see John Cena beat The Rock fair and square at WrestleMania 28 by The General Mar 26, 2012 1:19 PM CDT - 16 comments
26 MAR 2011
- UFN 24 Results: Cageside Seats' UFC Fight Night 24 Post-Fight Throwdown by Kaleb Kelchner Mar 26, 2011 11:42 PM CDT - 3 comments
- UFC Fight Night 24 Results: Live Results and Discussion by Kaleb Kelchner Mar 26, 2011 6:29 PM CDT
- UFC Fight Night 24 Results: Live Prelims on Facebook by Kaleb Kelchner Mar 26, 2011 6:11 PM CDT
- UFC Fight Night 24 Nogueira vs Davis Picks by KJ Gould Mar 26, 2011 2:10 PM CDT - 7 comments
26 MAR 2010
- WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results For 3/26/10: The Go-Home Show For Wrestlemania 26 by bix Mar 26, 2010 9:30 PM CDT
- Brock Lesnar on Claims on ESPN That The UFC Interim Heavyweight Title Is '"A Make Believe Belt," Is A Hypocrite by bix Mar 26, 2010 3:45 PM CDT - 1 comment
- Warrior breaks his silence, claims his HOF decline was due to Vince McMahon refusing to meet him in person by Keith Harris Mar 26, 2010 2:31 PM CDT - 1 comment