During the course of the research on the sale of WCW I was lucky to find some interesting information about subjects other than WCW. Back in the day Rupert Murdoch like I mentioned had a very tense business rivalry with WCW owner Ted Turner. This is part 2 of the archived story using information found in doing research about the possibility of Rupert Murdoch opening a competing wrestling company in the 2000-2001 time period.
But either way the idea of Rupert and a powerhouse like Fox entering the wrestling business at such vital time in the wrestling business like late 1999 to early 2000. At that time the WCW was heading south and it is very likely that certain top names may have jump ship to the company and it basically would’ve slid the war from Turner/WWF to the war being WWF vs. Fox/News Corporation.
Now not much is known about this prospective company, but very few Fox affiliated projects have failed due to the business practices and overall successful methodology of upper management in Fox Broadcasting and News Corp. With this being the case if Rupert and those apart of Fox would’ve invested 100% into the wrestling company then I firmly believe that the company would have succeed and posed a new threat to the WWF. Though this “company” didn’t come to be it is interesting to think about what could have been.