Today in Pro Wrestling History: (March 26) – The Last Nitro

Today In Pro Wrestling History: On March 26th, 2001, the final episode of World Championship Wrestling’s Nitro was broadcast from Club La Vela in Panama City.

This 288th episode, initially planned as a “season finale,” marked the end of WCW following its purchase by the WWF.

Today in Pro Wrestling History: March 26th – The Last WCW Nitro

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The episode’s significance was amplified by the announcement that Turner Broadcasting executive Jamie Kellner had canceled Nitro and all WCW programming on both TNT and TBS. This decision disrupted Eric Bischoff’s plans to buy and revitalize the company. Ultimately, WWF owner Vince McMahon capitalized on the situation, buying his competition.

McMahon appeared on WCW programming during a unique simulcast on TNN and TNT to announce the acquisition, a landmark moment in wrestling history.

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