A Look Back at the Monday Night Wars
Back in the day, there were many wrestling territories and Vince McMahon raided the territories in order to be the king of the mountain. He did whatever he could to decimate the competition. This time, it was Vince's turn to be raided of the talent he helped build. With the financial backing of Ted Turner, World Championship Wrestling would become the biggest rival Vince has ever faced in his entire life.
WCW had some good talent in the form of Sting, Ric Flair, Lex Luger, Booker T, Stevie Ray, Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio Jr., Chris Jericho, Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner. Despite this however, the show did not have the same production value as the World Wrestling Federation. It also lacked edgy storylines. The marketing aspect of the product did not do so well either.
When Eric Bischoff rose to power in 1995 as executive producer, he decided to up the ante and raided Vince McMahon's company of its established stars. He not on got the midcarders but also main eventers. Among the midcarders he was able to get were Meng, The Barbarian, Earthquake, Typhoon, Brian Knobbs, Jerry Saggs, The Big Boss Man and Virgil. He was also able to ink big names in the industry who were main eventers such as Roddy Piper, Randy Savage, Ted Dibiase, Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall.