RARE RED BOX (Compare to Others). Four (4) Pro Wrestling Trading Cards Per Pack. For its entirety, the program went head-to-head with the World Wrestling Federation's (WWF, now WWE) Monday Night Raw. Created by Eric Bischoff and Ted Turner, the debut of Nitro began the Monday Night Wars, a television ratings battle between the WWF and WCW that saw each company resort to cutthroat tactics.Although comparable to Raw in popularity from the beginning, Nitro began to dominate its rival in television ratings, based largely on the strength of the New World Order (nWo), a rebellious group of wrestlers that wanted to take over WCW. Beginning in June 1996, Nitro beat Raw in the ratings for 83 consecutive weeks, forcing WWF owner Vince McMahon to usher in the more adult-oriented "Attitude Era". As the nWo storyline grew stagnant, fan interest waned and Raw began to close the ratings gap. In April 1998, a few weeks after Stone Cold Steve Austin won his first WWF Championship, Raw beat Nitro in the ratings for the first time in almost two years.
The shows would continue to trade ratings wins back and forth until November 1998 when Raw pulled ahead of Nitro for good. Besides broadcasting from various arenas and locations across the United States and Canada (such as the Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, from which the very first episode was broadcast), Nitro also organized special broadcasts from the Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando in 1996, aired annual Spring Break-Out episodes from Panama City Beach, Florida or South Padre Island, Texas starting in March 1997, and filmed some episodes in Australia and the United Kingdom during the fall of 2000. The rights to Nitro now belong to WWE.
As of June 30, 2016, all episodes were available for streaming on the WWE Network. WWE has also released three Best of WCW Monday Nitro DVD sets. We strongly encourage you to thoroughly read the condition above and to view ALL of the photos included before purchasing, as they describe the item most accurately. Please take the time to view our other items in both of our stores "See-Deez" and "Curioddities", as we have a variety of vintage sports memorabilia, toys, sci-fi items, music, books, magazines, designer/brand name accessories, and other rarities/obscurities.
We do our best to accurately photograph and describe the vast majority of our items. The item "Vintage 1999 Topps WCW NWO NITRO Pro Wrestling Trading Cards Rare RED BOX Packs" is in sale since Monday, October 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Trading Card Singles".
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