History of World Championship Wrestling

The history of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) is concerned with the American professional wrestling promotion that existed from 1988 to 2001. It began as a promotion affiliated with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) that appeared on the national scene under the ownership of media mogul Ted Turner and based in Atlanta, Georgia. The name came from a wrestling television program that aired on TBS in the 1980s, which in turn had taken the name from a previous Australian wrestling promotion of the 1970s.

In the 1990s, World Championship Wrestling, along with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), was considered one of the top two wrestling promotions in the United States. Its flagship show WCW Monday Nitro went head-to-head with WWF Raw in a ratings battle known as the Monday Night Wars. However, questionable booking decisions, the increasing popularity of the WWF's Attitude Era, interference and restrictions from Time Warner and lackluster angles eventually led to its decline and eventual acquisition by its main competition: Vince McMahon and the WWF.

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