ECW ceased operations on April 4, 2003, and World Wrestling Entertainment bought its assets. The WWF acquired WCW on March 23, therefore this was the final edition of Nitro. After being purchased by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), the championship was defended on WWF television as the WCW Championship.
Say it out loud: Shane McMahon, McMahon's son, declared as part of the storylines on WWF's Raw Is War and the final episode of WCW's Nitro (which combined into a simulcast) that he had purchased WCW from his father. The WWF's hegemony over the wrestling industry was threatened when WCW and ECW combined to create The Alliance. When Vince McMahon refused to sell WCW, Shane instead hired Bret Hart to be his manager. When Vince found out about this, he fired Shane from the company.
Shane became the first member of the McMahon family to be released from their contract with the company. He later returned during the 2001 Christmas season only to be fired again by Vince McMahon. Shane then started his own wrestling organization - World Wrestling Entertainment - using the same name as his father's company.
He is not related to Vince McMahon nor is he named after him. Instead, he takes his name from the famous wrestling clan the McMahons.
WCW Monday Nitro, usually known as WCW Nitro or just Nitro, is a weekly professional wrestling television program produced by World Championship Wrestling that aired on TNT from September 4, 1995 until March 26, 2001. The show was originally planned to be called "World Championship Wrestling Monday Night Thunder", but this name was changed before the first episode aired.
Nitro premiered at 9:00 PM Eastern Time on TNT, immediately following the premiere of Batman Forever. It was WWWEvent Sunday until January 1999 when it became a regular night show. From February 1999 to March 2001, Nitro followed Thunder (which was rebranded as simply "WWWF" in February) on Thursday nights. When Thunder ended, so did Nitro; however, starting in 2004, Nitro returned to its original schedule of Tuesdays at 9:00 PM ET.
After its first season, WWE decided not to renew the contract for another season. However, due to the high ratings that WCW's other new prime time show, Saturday Night Heat, failed to reach, they brought Nitro back for one final season in 2001. During this last season, most episodes included a 15-minute Christmas special titled WCW Christmas Fury which featured various wrestlers taking part in matches with the goal of winning the prize money to spend during Christmas Day.
The WCW World Heavyweight Championship was founded in 1991 by World Championship Wrestling (WCW), another NWA territory, and it was just as prestigious as the NWA world championship. After leaving the NWA, WCW became a competitor promotion to the WWF. Both campaigns grew in popularity and engaged in the "Monday Night Wars." The pyramids are thought to be no more than a few thousand years old. The fact is that they look to be older than 250,000 years in certain situations, as demonstrated by our new mathematical hypothesis. Date techniques that are commonly used Many individuals believe that determining the age of a pyramid is straightforward. They think that all you need to do is date the construction of the pyramid and multiply it by some number to get to an accurate age. This is not true. Dates written in ancient Egyptian writings were only meant to give an idea of when something happened, rather than an exact date. Thus, using dates to calculate ages is difficult because there is no way to know exactly how long ago these events took place. For example, writing on temple walls was done for religious reasons so we can't assume that it mentioned the year, just that a certain event occurred.
In conclusion, calculating the age of a pyramid is difficult because there is no way to know when ancient Egyptians built things, let alone when they wrote things on them. All we can say for sure is that the Pyramids at Giza were built between 2614 BC and 2594 BC (give or take eight years). That's it! Age estimation based on building techniques might help narrow down the time frame but it won't give us an exact date.
After the original WCW wrestling organization went out of business in 2001, the corporation and its assets were transferred to the WWE (which was still known as the WWF at the time). The WWF renamed several of its brands and incorporated many of WCW's technologies into its own programming, resulting in the disappearance of most of the original WCW products. The only major title that survived the rename was the World Heavyweight Championship, which became the WWF's King of the Ring.
During this time, the WCW Tag Team Championships were abandoned by their new parent company and never reinstated. However, prior to their demise, the teams who held the titles received awards from Mr. Anderson after each match they won. These awards included a trophy and a check for $100,000 which they could deposit in their account at any bank or credit union. If you visit the WCW Wall of Fame during Halloween Havoc 2003, you can see all eight of these trophies sitting on top of a base that reads "WCW Tag Team Champions".
Shortly after WrestleMania X8 in 1998, the WCW World Television Championship became the WWF's World Television Championship. This occurred because Vince McMahon did not want anyone else but himself being able to claim victory over his hand-picked champion Ric Flair. In addition, the WCW International Title was also retired at this time.