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10 Things You Didn't Know About WCW In 1995

Which WCW mid-carder beat both 'Stone Cold' and 'The Game' in '95?

World Championship Wrestling, for all its faults, is a loss to the pro wrestling industry. Ever since the promotion closed doors and was eaten alive by Vince McMahon's deep pockets, WWE hasn't really had any competition to speak of. That's a shame, because it's fair to say that competition is something the juggernaut has thrived on over the years. McMahon is at his best when he's being pushed to be, in other words. Rewind to 1995 and WCW wasn't quite ready to compete yet. Since effectively taking over a few years before, Eric Bischoff had managed to somewhat turn the company around. Money was now in a much more plentiful supply, which led to the signing of free agent Hulk Hogan in 1994. The likes of 'Macho Man' Randy Savage and Lex Luger would follow before the end of '95. That year was a big one, as WCW also debuted their brand new Monday night show. Dubbed 'Nitro', the broadcast would go head to head with Monday Night Raw, creating the infamous 'Monday Night Wars' that have become so celebrated. This article looks at 10 different things wrestling fans may not have known previously about WCW in 1995. There's a lot of ground covered here, looking at the likes of Hogan, Luger, Bischoff and even Alex Wright. 1995 may have been a strange year for wrestling over all, but it's an incredibly interesting 12 months to analyse, especially in WCW.

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