Originally Posted by WackyPacks
Then Weigel should get wrasslin' like TNA or ROH. Some people think that if Ted Turner had never lost control of TBS/TNT, WCW would have been on the air over there forever. Instead, wrestling was gone from TBS/TNT in 2001.
That's more than just what people think, it's pretty accurate. When AOL came into the picture, they didn't want wrestling on their networks. It might have been OK if they were still drawing the numbers they did in 97-98, but they lost so much of that audience by the end.
This is how Vince McMahon came to buy WCW for a song. AOL wanted to sell WCW, and Eric Bischoff was leading a group to buy it. But that group was only going to buy it with the TV timeslots still in tact. Vince didn't want or need that, he just wanted the tape library and to cherry pick the talent.
But there's a lot of things Ted Turner wouldn't have done.