WCW Monday Nitro premiered in September 1995 as a 3 hour show. Nitro featured superstars like Chris Jericho, Goldberg, Chris Benoit, Rey Mysterio, and Ric Flair. Its main rival was the WWF's brand of Monday night wrestling also known as WWF Monday Raw. For a period of 82 weeks in a row this show beat Raw in the ratings. Then in 2001 the WWE bought the WCW and this show had its series finale in March 2001.
United States Champion, Booker T., defeated World Champion, Scott Steiner, to win the title...Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio, Jr. defeated The Jung Dragons and 3 Count in a three-way match...Cruiser-weight Champion, Shane Helms, defeated Chavo Guerrero, Jr....World Tag Team Champions, Chuck Palumbo and Sean O'Haire, defeated Mike Awesome and Lance Storm...Shawn Stasiak defeated Bam Bam Bigelow...Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Elix Skipper and Kid Romeo to win the Cruiser-weight Tag Team Titles...Sting defeated Ric Flair. Last NITRO show on TNT.