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Let’s Say Nice Things About... WCW Monday Nitro


In an effort to bring some positivity to professional wrestling—and the world for that matter—Cageside Seats and its community will say nice things about people and things in wrestling every single day throughout 2017.

Remember, only positive comments allowed here. Negativity will not be tolerated, and that includes back-handed compliments and troll comments. Any comments that are not in the spirit of this feature will be flagged, deleted, and posters of said comments may be subjected to a ban.

Today’s subject: WCW’s answer to Monday Night RAW, WCW Monday Nitro.

I’ll start. Nitro—for better or worse—is partially responsible for what the modern wrestling television show is today. It poked at every weakness the early years of RAW had: shows taped in advance (Nitro was done live every week), squash bouts (Nitro had star versus star bouts, sometimes to their detriment, often to their benefit), the “anything can happen” vibe (because anything can happen when it’s live, you know, like giving away results of the other show).

In essence, it not only helped RAW get better, it forced WWE to get better. And boy, did it.

Nitro in its prime was can’t miss television. Even though the show lasted for only five and a half years, it was good enough to produce not one, but three (three!) DVD box sets.

Your turn. Say something nice about WCW Monday Nitro.

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