The Death of WCW

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ECW Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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What went wrong with WCW?

In 1997, World Championship Wrestling was on top. It was the number-one pro wrestling company in the world, and the highest-rated show on cable television. Each week, fans tuned in to Monday Nitro, flocked to sold-out arenas, and carried home truckloads of WCW merchandise. Sting, Bill Goldberg, and the New World Order were household names. Superstars like Dennis Rodman and KISS jumped on the WCW bandwagon. It seemed the company could do no wrong.

But by 2001, however, everything had bottomed out. The company — having lost a whopping 95% of its audience — was sold for next to nothing to Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment. WCW was laid to rest.

How could the company lose its audience so quickly? Who was responsible for shows so horrible that fans fled in horror? What the hell happened to cause the death of one of the largest wrestling companies in the world? The Death of World Championship Wrestling is the first book to take readers through a detailed dissection of WCW’s downfall.


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User Review  - lesindy - LibraryThing

I remember watching WCW back in the day. I was a huge Nitro fan and loved Bischoff. But my all-time favorite was Vampiro. I don't know why he wasn't pushed more. He rocked! He had Misfits AND ICP ... Read full review

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User Review  - mayumikamon - LibraryThing

A lot of the info here has been covered in other wrestler bios. For someone who never followed wrestling its a great read to show you how to take a successful company and run it into the ground. Some of the ideals are painfully stupid to have to be looked up on YouTube to be believed. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Bryan Alvarez (Figure Four Weekly) and R.D. Reynolds (WrestleCrap: The Very Worst of Pro Wrestling) have exclusive behind-the-scenes stories and outrageous, previously unpublished photographs that will unravel a tale that many within the industry don't want told. Those carefully crafted versions of the truth are about to be shattered.

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