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WCW Nitro Had Its Biggest Crowd 22 Years Ago Today

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On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.

It was broadcasted from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1998’ PPV.

41,412 Fans were packed in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for this episode, which would be the biggest WCW Monday Nitro crowd ever. Goldberg had two matches on that night. He first defended his WCW United States Title against Scott Hall and then faced Hollywood Hogan in the main event for the WCW World Title.

Goldberg successfully defended against Scott Hall and went on to defeat Hogan to capture the WCW World Title and remain undefeated.

Giving away one of the biggest matches in WCW history for free on Nitro resulted in Nitro defeating RAW Is WAR in ratings that night (4.4 to 4.0).

Below is the spoiler free match-card for this episode:

WCW World Television Championship Match: Booker T (c) vs. Dean Malenko

– Raven vs. Kanyon

– Scott Putski vs. Scotty Riggs

– Chris Jericho vs. Ultimo Dragon

– Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Johnny Swinger

– Public Enemy vs. Disco Inferno & Alex Wright

WCW United States Championship Match: Goldberg (c) vs. Scott Hall

– Juventud Guerrera vs. Psychosis

– The Giant vs. Jim Duggan

– DDP vs. Jim Neidhart

– Sting & Lex Luger vs. Sick Boy & Billy Kidman

WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match: Hollywood Hogan (c) vs. WCW United States Champion Goldberg

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