> When Turner cancelled all WCW programming
> before it was purchased by the WWE in early 2001, did
> Fusient Media pulling out as a buyer help to fuel that
> decision, or did it have nothing to do with it? Thanks.
You have it backwards. Fusient pulled out because TBS/TNT cancelled the shows, not the other way around. The WCW properties were worthless without TV. And the cancellations had nothing to do with the sale or financial state of the company, it was just a decision based on Turner networks wanting to move in a different direction with the stations, which no longer included wrestling. WCW was still pulling very respectable ratings for a cable show even at the end and could have easily been cut to the bone to save money without needing to kill it off.