WWE has announced that 20 episodes of WCW Saturday Night have been added to the WWE Network.
The episodes, which were aired from January to May 1993, feature Sting, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Vader, Cactus Jack, “Stunning” Steve Austin, and more.
WCW Saturday Night was a mainstay on TBS from 1971 until August 2000 when it was canceled due to low ratings. It was produced originally by Georgia Championship Wrestling from 1971 to 1984 when the legendary “Black Saturday” happened with WWF purchasing a majority stake of GCW. Declining ratings saw Vince McMahon sell the time slot to Jim Crockett Promotions in 1985, which is how it eventually became WCW Saturday Night in 1992.
Here is WWE’s description of the programming on the WWE Network:
More classic WCW action has been added to WWE Network with the new release of 20 WCW Saturday Night episodes from 1993.
Before Monday Nitro, Saturday Night was considered WCW’s “A” show, affectionately known as “The Mothership.” This new offering of Saturday Night episodes features a parade of legends and future WCW Hall of Famers including Sting, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, a pre-“Stone Cold” “Stunning” Steve Austin, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff and more.
This era of WCW Saturday Night, which ranges from January to May 1993, features no shortage of must-see moments in sports-entertainment history, from “Nature Boy” Ric Flair’s return to WCW to the start of Cactus Jack’s infamously hard-hitting rivalry with then-WCW Champion Vader.