World Championship Wrestling was an American professional wrestling federation based in Atlanta, Georgia, founded on October 11, 1988 by Ted Turner and disbanded on March 26, 2001.
Founded on the foundations of Jim Crockett Promotions, a federation that was part of the National Wrestling Alliance circuit from 1952 to 1988, World Championship Wrestling was born when Ted Turner acquired the bankrupt JCP. Following the appointment of Eric Bischoff as executive producer in 1995, he became the protagonist of a large economic growth, thanks also to the hiring of Hulk Hogan and the creation of the New World Order, a stable led by Hogan.
With the birth of the Monday Nitro television program, a ratings war broke out with the World Wrestling Federation, which instead broadcast Monday Night Raw;
Following the merger with AOL American On Line, which in the space of a few years will suffer from a deep financial crisis, WCW was deemed expendable and therefore sold by Warner Bros., at the beginning of 2001, to Vince McMahon, owner of the then rival WWF.