{"title":"World Wide Wrestling","dateDebut":"1975","dateEnd":"2012","description":"This nationally syndicated pro wrestling series ran from 1975 to 2001. Launched by producer Jim Crockett Jr., the show was initially shot at the studios of WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. It moved to WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1981. By 1983, the show began taping on the road, hitting most major cities in the United States.\r\n\r\nUnder the Eric Bischoff regime, the name World Wide Wrestling was changed to WCW World Wide.\r\n\r\nWorldWide was originally made up of matches from television tapings around the country. From 1993 onward, the show was taped at Disney\/MGM Studios. As such, these shows recorded, were the source of the infamous \"Disney Tapings.\" In 1995, WorldWide moved to a custom built set on a soundstage at Disney\/MGM Studios and later to Universal Studios Florida in Orlando, Florida. In mid-1998, WCW started taping WorldWide at the same arenas they would tape WCW Saturday Night until early-2000 when they moved the tapings before Thunder tapings.\r\n\r\nIn November 2000, the show would change formats, no longer featuring exclusive matches, and instead showing classic matches from previous WCW pay-per-view events (as well as providing a recap of that week's Monday Nitro and Thunder).\r\n\r\nThe last episode of WorldWide aired in March 2001 and was cancelled along with Monday Nitro and Thunder before the World Wrestling Federation purchased WCW's tape library and intellectual property.\r\n\r\nAt the time of its cancellation, World Wide Wrestling was the longest-running, uninterrupted weekly syndicated show of any kind on the air in the United States.","leadImageMedUrl":"http:\/\/distro-1.retrojunk.com\/secure\/fecf235bf7465b048a75f43801abdd2f443973e652b7b5f41acd56a9404815739ac6ae\/image\/87b17a1cf51e202de3a6870ea7501ca2_md.jpg"}