- WCW Pro
WCW Pro Format Professional wrestling Created by Jim Crockett Promotions / World Championship Wrestling Starring See World Championship Wrestling alumni Country of origin United States Production Camera setup Multicamera setup Running time 60 minutes per episode Broadcast Original channel Syndicated (1985 - 1994) TBS (1994 - 1998) Picture format 480i (SDTV) Original run 1985 – 1998
WCW Pro was a televised wrestling show presented by World Championship Wrestling. Along with WCW WorldWide, it was part of the WCW Disney tapings. The rights to WCW Pro now belong to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
WCW Pro started off as Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, one of two official weekly syndicated wrestling programs presented by Jim Crockett Promotions (the other was World Wide Wrestling, which in its final form was named WCW WorldWide).
NWA Pro Wrestling/WCW Pro Wrestling
New York and Chicago
In 1990, WCW Pro Wrestling was picked up by WPIX-TV in New York City and WGN-TV in Chicago. These two shows were localized versions of the show, with Tony Schiavone and veteran Chicago Cubs broadcaster Jack Brickhouse hosting WGN's WCW Pro Chicago, while Jim Ross and Paul E. Dangerously hosted WPIX's WCW Pro New York. These local versions featured the same matches as the national version of the show, with local spots inserted. In mid 1991, the New York version moved to WCBS-TV where the show aired in a late-night Saturday slot. However, after only a few weeks, the show was replaced by WCW WorldWide, which stayed on WCBS for the next five years. WCW Pro Chicago was simulcast on WGN's national feed due to the show's localization getting past the syndication exclusivity law.
WPXN later picked up WCW Pro for its lineup, airing the show from 1996 until its cancellation.
In the fall of 1995, WCW started taping WCW Pro at the Disney/MGM Studios (and later to Universal Studios Florida) as well. In 1996, the show moved to Sunday afternoons, where it remained until its cancellation in 1998, and had its name shortened to WCW Pro. Around the time of the move, WCW Pro became a weekly highlights and recap show with one or two exclusive matches a week. Scott Hudson and Larry Zbyszko hosted the in-studio segments while Lee Marshall and Mike Tenay called the matches.
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