This Day in WCW History: Greed, The Final WCW PPV Took Place [2001]

WCW Greed, the last PPV outing for World Championship Wrestling

WCW Greed PPV Advert [March 18th, 2001]

The final World Championship Wrestling PPV before the buyout by Vince McMahon and the WWF.

Even as much of a diehard WCW fan that I was around this time, even I had stopped ordering the PPVs. Quite frankly, after seeing the bullshit that happened at the end of WCW Sin where a pudgy Road Warrior Animal ended up being the sinister masked man that was hyped/teased for for weeks, I just started to rely solely on Nitro/Thunder and WWF RAW to get my wrestling fix. Only a little over 5,000 ended up attending this show and by the end of the month, WCW was no more.

I sure as hell never expected WCW to go out of business, though. I was actually trying to convince myself that the Nitros were getting better in 2001 and that things were on an upswing. We all know how wrong that was and in the end, WCW ended up burying themselves before Vince McMahon stepped up to collect the corpse.

Hell, I’m not even sure that I’ve ever actually WATCHED this PPV before…

The WCW Greed card in its entirety along with a photo gallery from the May 2001 issue of WCW Magazine:

  • Jason Jett vs Kwee Wee
  • Elix Skipper and Kid Romeo vs The Filthy Animals (Rey Mysterio, Jr. and Billy Kidman)Tag Team match for the new WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship
  • Bam Bam Bigelow vs Shawn Stasiak (with Stacy Keibler)
  • Konnan and Hugh Morrus vs Team Canada (Lance Storm and Mike Awesome)
  • WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero, Jr.  vs Shane Helms
  • WCW Tag Team Champions The Natural Born Thrillers (Sean O’Haire and Chuck Palumbo) vs Totally Buffed (Lex Luger and Buff Bagwell)
  • Ernest Miller (with Ms. Jones) vs Kanyon
  • WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Rick Steiner vs Booker T.
  • Dusty Rhodes and Dustin Rhodes vs Ric Flair and Jeff Jarrett
  • WCW World Heavyweight Champion Scott Steiner (with Midajah) vs Diamond Dallas Page

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I remember actually ordering WCW Greed, never realizing that this would be their final PPV. In a way, I’m still sad there isn’t as many alternatives for wrestling since WWE keeps buying promotions up.