Synopsis by Mark Deming
In the '80s, Vince McMahon brought the World Wrestling Federation from just another professional wrestling franchise to the biggest and most prestigious outfit in sports entertainment, and it would have been all but impossible for the WWF to rise to new heights without any competition. In 1991, World Championship Wrestling, a franchise which had operated for year in the south, was purchased by media super mogul Ted Turner, who wanted to build the WCW into a viable rival for the WWF's increasingly popular programming. Turner's boldest move came in 1995, when he programmed a Monday night wrestling extravaganza, WCW Monday Nitro, opposite the WWF's flagship broadcast, WWF Raw Is War. WWE: The Monday Night War is a documentary (produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, the renamed WWF) that looks at the hard-fought rivalry between the two companies and offers plenty of classic footage of bouts from both outfits, including appearances by "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, Goldberg, Triple H, and The British Bulldog.
champion, promoter, retrospective, rival, sports-highlights, wrestling-professional, WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)