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- This helped drive many WWF wrestlers over to rival promotion World Championship Wrestling (WCW), including 1980s babyface hero Hulk Hogan.
- The next month, the group worked in collaboration with World Championship Wrestling to produce a Kiss-themed wrestler known as The Demon, whose face was painted to resemble Simmons' makeup.
- Created by World Championship Wrestling in 1995, the World War 3 battle royal involved a three-ring setup and 60 competitors.
- World Championship Wrestling used a match with similar rules, naming their match and its location the Block.
- World Championship Wrestling's Thundercage, based on the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, is a large domed structure of steel bars engulfing the ring.
- The independent testing was ceased in 1996, being deemed too expensive as the company was going through financial duress at the time as a result of their competitors, World Championship Wrestling, being so overwhelmingly more popular and hurting the federation's business.
- World Championship Wrestling utilized the term "Raven's rules" for hardcore matches involving the wrestler Raven.
- Warner Home Video also released World Championship Wrestling events and compilations throughout the 1990s in various territories until it was dismantled in 2001.
- Though common in Mexican lucha libre, at one point, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) had a championship for teams of three.
- In September 1993, the largest remaining member promotion, World Championship Wrestling (WCW), left the NWA for the second and final time.
- On October 11, 1988, under the direction of owner Ted Turner, TBS, which had replaced the WWF with JCP, bought the assets of JCP and renamed it World Championship Wrestling (WCW) after the popular TV show on TBS.
- A Gauntlet match may also be played out in multiple "parts" as part of a storyline (in which a face wrestler must face a series of a heel wrestler's underlings before facing the heel himself, for instance) – this was common in World Championship Wrestling in the early 1990s.
- The concept of TNA originated shortly after World Championship Wrestling (WCW) ended in 2001.
- In 1994, AAA promoted the When Worlds Collide pay-per-view in conjunction with the U.S. promotion company World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
- WCW also held the January 13th, 1997 episode of WCW Nitro at the superdome.
- WCW held its sixth Clash of the Champions on April 2, 1989.
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