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A Year To Remember: Wrestling Landscape In 1986

Posted by FRANK On September - 1 - 2010

By 1986, promoters like Vince McMahon, Jim Crockett Jr., Bill Watts, Fritz Von Erich, and Verne Gagne were looking to expand their product and fan base.

It was nice to hold house shows in nearby arenas and clubs.

It was nice to tour Europe and Japan.

It was nice to promote supercards like Superclash, WrestleMania, and Starrcade.

It did promote and gather a fan base. But, the fan base was limited.

There was only one way to expand the fan base and exposure: television. 

Television helped to make baseball, football, basketball, and boxing multi-billion dollar industries. 

Television made stars of the ath...

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