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Vince McMahon Once Made a Shocking Confession About Arch Rival Ted Turner Before Ending the Famed Monday Night War

Published 11/19/2022, 8:00 AM EST

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Vince McMahon is the reason that WWE is at the top of the pro wrestling world. The three-letter corporation became the world’s most successful thanks to Mr. McMahon’s creativity and ideas. Except for WCW during the Monday Night Wars, WWE has rarely faced significant opposition from any of its rivals.

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Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that Ted Turner from World Championship Wrestling is another name that has revolutionized professional wrestling. It’s interesting to note that The Big Man claimed in a Playboy Magazine interview that the WCW founder had once tried to acquire his business.


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It’s astounding to hear that Ted Turner, the billionaire, once considered buying WWE from his rival. In an interview, he stated, “They have never been able to create stars, but Ted buys things. He’s always been like that. By the way, he has tried to buy the WWF on many occasions.”

However, McMahon never allowed this to happen. Turner did, however, take some of the biggest superstars from him, which caused WWE to go through one of its darkest periods. 83 weeks in a row saw the company suffer defeat to WCW. But once more, McMahon used his ingenuity and the support of celebrities like Steve Austin and The Rock to advance his business.

When did Vince McMahon end the Monday Night Wars?


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Vince McMahon shocked the WCW fans when he made an appearance on the March 26, 2001, Nitro telecast. McMahon’s unexpected visit surprised every one because of his intense loathing of the corporation. Audience attention was sparked by the background, which said RAW is WAR rather than Nitro.

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He mentioned during his segment that he had purchased WCW and that the company’s future now lay in his skilled hands. What McMahon did next would determine the direction of the organization as well as the destiny of the WCW Superstars. In this manner, he ended the fight and revolutionized the pro wrestling business. Meanwhile, HHH is running his company after he left the building.

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Adarsh Ojha

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Adarsh Ojha is a WWE and AEW Author at EssentiallySports. Before joining EssentiallySports, he gained valuable experience at Zee Entertainment and Awadh TV as a copywriter. An ardent fan of John Cena, Adarsh has earned his bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Communication.

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