Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000 | 5:35 a.m.
The wrestling-themed eatery - WCW Nitro Grill - will shut its doors Saturday, according to the Mandalay Resort Group.
The $2 million restaurant opened less than 16 months ago in the Excalibur hotel-casino, which is owned by the Mandalay Resort Group.
Nitro Grill employees also said they have been told the restaurant will close Saturday. But the company that operates the Nitro Grill refuses to comment on the planned closure.
Company officials said they are still negotiating with Excalibur and the WCW.
WCW promotes highly rated cable TV and pay-per-view wrestling broadcasts.
The agreement with WCW provided that the wrestling organization would receive a share of the 16,000-square-foot restaurant's revenue. In exchange, the WCW agreed to send wrestlers to the restaurant each month for promotional appearances.