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WCW Worldwide Wrestling 

World Wide Wrestling (original title)
This nationally syndicated pro wrestling series ran from 1975 to 2001. Launched by producer Jim Crockett Jr., the show was initially shot at the studios of WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North ... See full summary »
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Tony Schiavone ...  Tony Schiavone 9 episodes, 1983-2001
David Crockett David Crockett ...  Himself 5 episodes, 1983-1987
Ric Flair ...  Ric Flair 4 episodes, 1983-1991
Mike Tenay ...  Mike Tenay / ... 4 episodes, 1998-2001
Arn Anderson ...  Arn Anderson 4 episodes, 1987-2001
Brian Pillman ...  Flyin' Bryan Pillman / ... 3 episodes, 1991-1993
Richard Blood ...  Ricky Steamboat 2 episodes, 1983-1993
Tommy Rich Tommy Rich ...  Tommy Rich 2 episodes, 1983-1991
Kevin Sullivan ...  Kevin Sullivan 2 episodes, 1983-1991
Bob Caudle Bob Caudle ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1983-1987
Jody Hamilton Jody Hamilton ...  The Assassin 2 episodes, 1983
Gary Hart Gary Hart ...  Gary Hart 2 episodes, 1983
Paul Jones Paul Jones ...  Paul Jones 2 episodes, 1983
Rufus R. Jones Rufus R. Jones ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1983
Ed McDaniel ...  Wahoo McDaniel 2 episodes, 1983
Mike Rotunda ...  Mike Rotundo 2 episodes, 1983
Dick Slater Dick Slater ...  Dick Slater 2 episodes, 1983
Jimmy Valiant Jimmy Valiant ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1983
Larry Pfohl ...  Lex Luger 3 episodes, 1987-2000
Barry Windham ...  Barry Windham 2 episodes, 1987-1991
Steve Borden ...  Sting 2 episodes, 1991-1993
Harley Race ...  Harley Race 2 episodes, 1991-1993
Teddy Long ...  Teddy Long 2 episodes, 1991
Shane Douglas ...  Shane Douglas 2 episodes, 1993-2000
Steve Austin ...  'Stunning' Steve Austin 2 episodes, 1993
Eric Bischoff ...  Eric Bischoff 2 episodes, 1993
Erik Watts ...  Eric Watts 2 episodes, 1993
Bobby Heenan ...  Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan 2 episodes, 1998-2000
Scott Hudson ...  Scott Nelson - Commentator 2 episodes, 2000-2001
Chris Harris ...  Chris Harris 2 episodes, 2000
Shane Helms ...  Shane Helms 2 episodes, 2000
Evan Karagias ...  Evan Karagias / ... 2 episodes, 2000
Shannon Moore ...  Shannon Moore 2 episodes, 2000
Elix Skipper ...  Elix Skipper 2 episodes, 2000
Gerald Brisco ...  Jerry Brisco 1 episode, 1983
Jack Brisco ...  Jack Brisco 1 episode, 1983
Barbara Clary Barbara Clary ...  Herself 1 episode, 1983
Jim Crockett Jr. Jim Crockett Jr. ...  Himself 1 episode, 1983
Dory Funk Jr. Dory Funk Jr. ...  Dory Funk Jr. 1 episode, 1983
Eddie Gilbert Eddie Gilbert ...  Tommy Gilbert 1 episode, 1983
Frank Goodish Frank Goodish ...  Bruiser Brody 1 episode, 1983
Ray Hernandez Ray Hernandez ...  Assassin #2 1 episode, 1983
Barry Horowitz ...  Brett Hart 1 episode, 1983
Arman Hussian Arman Hussian ...  Himself 1 episode, 1983
Mark Lewin Mark Lewin ...  Himself 1 episode, 1983
Bugsy McGraw Bugsy McGraw ...  Bugsy McGraw 1 episode, 1983
Angelo Mosca Angelo Mosca ...  Angelo Mosca 1 episode, 1983
Bob Orton ...  'Cowboy' Bob Orton 1 episode, 1983
Roddy Piper ...  Rowdy Roddy Piper 1 episode, 1983
Gordon Solie Gordon Solie ...  Gordon Solie 1 episode, 1983
Johnny Weaver Johnny Weaver ...  Himself 1 episode, 1983
Ole Anderson Ole Anderson ...  Himself - The Four Horsemen 1 episode, 1987
Tully Blanchard ...  Tully Blanchard - The Four Horsemen 1 episode, 1987
James J. Dillon ...  J.J. Dillon 1 episode, 1987
Robert Gibson ...  Robert Gibson 1 episode, 1987
Nikita Koloff Nikita Koloff ...  Nikita Koloff 1 episode, 1987
Ricky Morton ...  Ricky Morton 1 episode, 1987
Dusty Rhodes ...  'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes 2 episodes, 1987-2001
Gilbert Cannatella Gilbert Cannatella ...  Gil Cannatella 1 episode, 1990
John Kap John Kap ...  Honest John 1 episode, 1990
Sid Eudy ...  Sid Vicious 1 episode, 1991
Jimmy 'Jam' Garvin ...  Jimmy Garvin 1 episode, 1991
Curtis Hughes ...  Mr. Hughes 1 episode, 1991
Brad James Brad James ...  Brad Armstrong 1 episode, 1991
Marc Mero ...  Johnny B. Badd 1 episode, 1991
Bruce Reed Bruce Reed ...  Butch Reed 1 episode, 1991
Michael Seitz ...  Michael Hayes 1 episode, 1991
Ron Simmons ...  Ron Simmons 1 episode, 1991
Rick Steiner ...  Rick Steiner 1 episode, 1991
Scott Steiner ...  Scott Steiner 1 episode, 1991
Tom Zenk Tom Zenk ...  Tom Zenk 1 episode, 1991
Brad Anderson ...  Brad Anderson 1 episode, 1993
Fred Avery Fred Avery ...  Himself 1 episode, 1993
Marcus Bagwell ...  Marcus Alexander Bagwell 3 episodes, 1993-2001
Tom Brandi ...  Johnny Gunn 1 episode, 1993
Keith Cole Keith Cole ...  Himself 1 episode, 1993
Mick Foley ...  Cactus Jack 1 episode, 1993
Scott Levy ...  Scotty Flamingo 1 episode, 1993
Kevin Nash ...  Vinnie Vegas 1 episode, 1993
Paul Orndorff ...  'Mr. Wonderful' Paul Orndorff 1 episode, 1993
Maxx Payne ...  Maxx Payne 1 episode, 1993
Dustin Rhodes ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1993-2001
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This nationally syndicated pro wrestling series ran from 1975 to 2001. Launched by producer Jim Crockett Jr., the show was initially shot at the studios of WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. It moved to WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1981. By 1983, the show began taping on the road, hitting most major cities in the United States. Written by Anonymous

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1975 (USA) See more »

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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Not Too Bad Except For The Last Few Years
5 January 2003 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

WCW Worldwide was one of four syndicated WCW shows that aired in the 90's-the others were WCW Saturday Night, WCW Pro and WCW Main Event. All the matches were taped a couple of weeks before this aired.

The show featured some pretty good matches, pretty good depending on your view of the now defunct WCW product. WCW-which tried to emulate the WWF in 1992-also had a magazine style format for this show usually where Eric Bischoff (now WWE Raw General Manager) talked about the latest happenings in WCW. There were also clips of one match from a previous PPV and clips from the other syndicated programmes.

WCW fans will know that the last few years of WCW's existence were miserable. WCW had been a pure wrestling orientated organisation for years although it was not a success all the time and suffered due to poor management at times. From 1994, it was a modest success due to the signing of Hulk Hogan and the first PPV meeting of Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. The best years were 1996-1998 where the New World Order led by a heel Hulk Hogan ran wild. Sadly, late 1998-2001 was abysmal as WCW became a chore to watch due to the fact it was being run by bureaucratic idiots who didn't have a clue what the fans wanted.

Back to WCW Worldwide, for it's last few years it was mainly a compilation programme and the quality of it was poor (as was the quality on all of WCW's programmes during it's last years). The announcers were alright at times but like a lot in WCW, there was no consistency as announcing teams changed on a regular basis.

All in all, a good programme for it's formative years but a compilation of poor matches for it's last few years.


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