WCW attempted an expansion with Thursday Thunder to try and make more money by accomodating their rather large roster of wrestlers. Fans didn't have to wait a week for their story continuation, they only had to wait 4 days. Truth be told the existence of Thunder can be widely credited for the subsequent creation of WWF's Smackdown. But halfway into their running Thunder became the spotlight for WCW's 2nd and 3rd stringers leaving the best of the best for Nitro.