During an appearance on WINCLY, Gary Juster spoke on the WWE keeping WCW from running events in certain arenas during the Monday Night Wars. Here’s what he had to say:
I was at WCW from the first day until the last day. There were so many ups and downs. Of course, the Nitro years, when we had the big ratings and the famous 83 weeks, those were huge years. Those were years where we were selling out Nitro on a weekly basis, and it made my job as a promoter a lot of fun because just seeing the sales on the first day was great and setting those up, booking those buildings, putting the tickets on sale. We used to do a deal that Zayne Brezloff, our promoter later on used to do, where we would have a talent, and Randy Savage was it a lot, and he’d appear in the lobby of the of the building of the ticket office the day things went on sale. And it was a big deal back then. There was no internet. You got your tickets either by the phone or by showing up at a box office or a ticket office.
Those things were huge. So that’s when you know things were really really big. They were really big during that time when we were able to go to domes and do big business. There were times when the WWF had us locked out of buildings. Now some of those buildings we were able to crack and get in, but others, we did not. So we would run domes. We ran what was called the TWA Dome in St. Louis and did 31,000 people in December for a Nitro. We did the Georgia Dome in Atlanta when they were building the new arena. We did almost 40,000 people there. We did the dome in New Orleans. So we had some real big times, and then we took our lumps as well.
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