WCW Meaning

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What does WCW mean?

WCW means Woman Crush Wednesday. It could also mean World Championship Wrestling.

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WCW Meaning
Find out what WCW means and how it is used.

WCW is an initialism and a hashtag that means Woman Crush Wednesday. #WCW is a popular hashtag on Instagram used primarily on Wednesdays when posting photos of women they find attractive. It may also be used for pets or other objects that they love.

Where is WCW used?

WCW is used mainly on Instagram as a hashtag, but it is also sometimes used on Twitter and Facebook.

WCW is used on the follow platforms and places:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
An example of the initialism WCW in a text message.
An example of the initialism WCW in a text message.

How is WCW used?

#WCW is mostly used for photos of attractive women (on whom the person posting it has a “crush”). It is sometimes used jokingly when posting photos or videos of other things, like pets or hobbies.

Do people say WCW out loud?

People do not usually saw WCW out loud unless they’re specifically talking about the hashtag. For instance, someone may tell their friend that it was really sweet of them to have made a #WCW post.

Example Uses of WCW

On Instagram:
My girlfriend! #WCW #girlfriend #love

An Instagram post of a photo of someone's girlfriend.

On Instagram:
Scarlett Johansson is my #WCW #bae #scarlettjohansson

Someone posts a photo of their favorite actress (Scarlett Johansson) to Instagram.

On Instagram:
Five years of marriage today! #WCW #wife #married

A husband posts a photo of himself and his wife from their wedding.

On Instagram:
She might be mad at me for this, but... #WCW #bestdogever

Someone posts a photo of their dog using the #WCW hashtag, noting that their significant other may be upset for posting a photo of the dog and not a photo of them.

On Instagram:
Single, so here is my #WCW #ShelbyGT500

Someone doesn't have a woman to post a photo of for Woman Crush Wednesday, so they post a photo of their car.

On Twitter:

Someone sends a tweet to someone else suggesting that they watch old wrestling videos on YouTube.

Who uses WCW?

WCW seems to be used by pretty much anyone who uses Instagarm. There doesn’t seem to be any significant difference in age or generation of the people who use the initialism.

People who use WCW to mean about World Championship Wrestling are probably a bit older, since the name was changed in 2003.

History of WCW

First Use

WCW was first used as an initialism for World Championship Wrestling since its inception in 1988.

As a hashtag, it seems to have been first used on Instagram some time in 2012 or 2013, judging by the increase in searches according to Google Trends. It was first defined as Woman Crush Wednesday on Urban Dictionary in 2014.

Data from Google Trends showing the popularity of searches for WCW.
Data from Google Trends showing the popularity of searches for WCW.

Rise in Popularity

WCW quickly grew in popularity in 2013 as more and more people used the hashtag on Instagram.

What was used before WCW?


Other Definitions of WCW

WCW can also mean:

  • World Championship Wrestling

World Championship Wrestling

WCW became WWE in 2003 when then name was changed to World Wrestling Entertainment.