• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (April 19, 1999) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Slamboree 1999’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
– Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko Vs. Scott & Steve Armstrong
– Psychosis Vs. Juventud Guerrera Vs. Blitzkrieg Vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.
– Kendo Stick Versus Trash Can: Brian Knobs Vs. Hak
– Buff Bagwell Vs. Disco Inferno
– Billy Kidman Vs. Raven
– Scott Steiner, Vs. Scott Norton
– Kevin Nash Vs. Ric Flair
– Diamond Dallas Page Vs. Bill Goldberg
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• Rumor Killer On All Elite Wrestling Buying TV Time
During a recent appearance on 411 Wrestling Interviews, The Wrap’s Tony Maglio talked about All Elite Wrestling buying TV time:
“As excited as people are, they have cool t-shirts and a cool roster, you know, but they’re unproven, let’s be realistic. My understanding based on the people I’ve spoken to is that it would be more AEW paying for its time on TNT than Turner paying AEW for its show. Another very good wrestling reporter and I had been talking about whether that would be the case or whether it would be a revenue share, and we’d both heard rumblings and talked to people.
Maybe a couple of months ago it might have been a little bit of a different story. But the truth is, when you’re talking to Turner, [they’re] a very well-established, very well-off company inside of gigantic parent company…it’s not the UFC. It’s not WWE, it’s not MLB. They have MLB, they have NBA. They know what they have to pay for. And I think currently, AEW has way more to prove than Turner has in terms of trying to get them to come to their networks. I think AEW needs this deal more than Turner does.”
Multiple sources have shot down the idea of AEW buying TV time.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer posted the following:
“Time buy is false. It’s the exact opposite. Look at sports rights, Bellator, Matchroom, UFC on ESPN, people are offering tons of money both for weekly live programming and also to get their streaming services starting. That’s the reason this thing is starting this year.
One of the reasons the deal hasn’t been signed yet is because of multiple bidders.”
Fightful is also reporting that multiple AEW sources have denied the report of buying TV time.