This Week In The WCW

This Week In The WCW

WCW Saturday Night - Saturday, 07/12/97

WCW Worldwide - Sunday, 07/13/97

By The Cubs Fan

Before I start this week's report, I'd like to make a correction from last week's: Ernest Miller jobbed to Glacier, not the other way around. Sorry for any confusion.

WCW {Pro} Wrestling - Sunday, 07/13/97

By Ben J.

First, some news and information.

Eric Bischoff said that WCW Monday Nitro will not expand to three hours on Aug. 4 even if RAW's time slot is from 9 to 11 p.m. On Aug. 4, USA introduces its Walker Texas Ranger Show from 8 to 9 p.m.

The question of whether RAW will run from 9 to 11 p.m. on Aug. 4, or be cut back to 9 to 10 p.m. will be decided Monday (July 14). If the 10 to 11 segment draws well in the Nielsen ratings, RAW will be allowed to continue its live two-hour format from 9 to 11. But if the 10 to 11 slot proves to be a poor draw, RAW may have to settle for a one-hour show for the fall lineup.

Bischoff believes RAW will not be successful from 9 to 11. Even with its live two-hour format, RAW ratings are down 16 percent from a year ago, when the show was one hour and usually taped, and Bischoff said that RAW's 10 to 11 hour will not draw well because it will be competing with Monday Night Football in the fall and early local newscasts in most major markets.

WCW Bash at the Beach '97 - Sunday, 07/13/97

By James Lawson

Steve Raymond was at Bash at the Beach '97 and sent me this report.

WCW Monday Night Nitro - Monday, 07/14/97

By Ben J.

Steve Raymond was at Monday Nitro as well as being at the Bash at the Beach. He sends in this arena report:
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