WCW Saturday Night has officially been added to the WWE Network.
WWE announced today that WCW Saturday Night is the latest addition to the Network. Over 50 hours of content have been uploaded, starting with the April 4, 1992, episode, where the flagship World Championship Wrestling program was rebranded as WCW Saturday Night, and runs through January 2, 1993 (a total of 38 episodes). Names highlighted by WWE include “Stunning” Steve Austin, Dustin Rhodes, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, Sting and Ricky Steamboat.
There is one episode missing from this time frame, which took place on July 18, 1992.
World Championship Wrestling on TBS began to air in the early 1970s as a show for Georgia Championship Wrestling. It would eventually become the top program for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling promotion until 1995 when WCW Monday Nitro became the company’s top priority. With the addition of WCW Thunder in 1998, Saturday Night became a show without the promotion’s top stars.
The show’s format was changed to a recap show in 2000. After a switch to daytime and its runtime cut to an hour, the show ended on August 19, 2000.
There is no word yet on when episodes from the show’s later years will be uploaded.