WCW Monday Nitro was one of the most important television shows in the history of professional wrestling. From the big-name stars like Goldberg, Sting, and Hogan, to almost every cruiserweight, the entire roster chipped in to make Nitro must-see TV each week.
For six years, Nitro went head-to-head with WWE Raw, pulling out all the stops to gain the upper hand in the escalating Monday Night War. Nitro beat Raw in the ratings for 83 consecutive weeks.
The place “where the big boys play” produced such a wealth of non-stop thrills, action, drama, and controversy. Here is a look at the 3 highest-rated episodes of Monday Nitro ever.
3. September 7, 1998: 5.5 Rating
The September 7, 1998 Edition of WCW Monday Nitro was held in the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida. This episode of Nitro was a massive success for WCW. The show pulled in a strong 5.5 rating helped by strong booking. The main event saw nWo Wolfpac members Sting and Lex Luger face-off with WCW’s Diamond Dallas Page and Roddy Piper before it ended in a no contest.
2. February 8, 1999: 5.7 Rating
The February 8, 1999 episode of Nitro received a massive 5.7 rating. The main event featured Kevin Nash and Scott Hall of the nWo Elite against Ric Flair and Steve “Mongo” McMichael of the Four Horsemen.
1. August 31, 1998: 6.0 Rating
The August 31, 1998 Edition of WCW Monday Nitro was held at the Miami Arena in Miami, Florida. scored the highest rating in WCW history with a massive 6.0 rating. This was one of the biggest main events in WCW history as Sting and Lex Luger represented the Wolfpac defeating Hulk Hogan and Bret Hart of the Hollywood side in this nWo vs nWo war.