10 Most Emotional Shows In Wrestling History

Triumph, tragedy and everything in between, the business sure does run the gamut...

9. The Final WCW Nitro

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While the ECW locker room weren't entirely sure just when the end was going to come, the men and women at WCW sure did, even if they weren't given too much prior notice. 

After being informed that the company was to be purchased by WWE, many were left wondering what their future in the business was, especially with ECW no longer operating as well (though many were signed to contracts by WCW parent company Time Warner, guaranteeing them money for the duration). 

So on March 26, 2001 WCW held its last ever show, which was a live episode of Monday Nitro, the programme that once beat WWE Raw in the ratings for 83 consecutive weeks. 

Oh how the mighty had fallen. 

Much of the show was business as usual, but there were some loose ends to tie up, like making sure Booker T beat Scott Steiner for the WCW Title before his planned jump to WWE. 

Everyone on the show looked a little shell shocked, from announcer Tony Schiavone, who relayed the gravity of the situation for fans at home, to DDP, who sincerely thanked the fans via video message. 

Most people remember the show for the simulcast and storyline revelation that Shane, not Vince, actually controlled WCW, but the true main event was really Sting and Ric Flair, two of WCW's stalwarts, locking up one last time. 

It was an emotional night for WCW fans, too, many of whom simply went away once their choice of wrestling had bit the dust.

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