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The Great Raid: How The WWF Took Over Wrestling (Part I)

Posted by FRANK On August - 15 - 2009

 In 1983, Vincent J. McMahon sold his company to his son Vincent K. McMahon who was ready to take the company to next level. No one knew that this transaction was the beginning of the collapse of competitive wrestling. Wrestling as people knew it would begin to change forever.

For over 50 years, most wrestling organizations fell under the NWA umbrella. Think of the NWA as the Mafia Commission. Each regional organization (Georgia, Florida, Pacific Northwest, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-South, etc...) had a member (top booker) who sat on the NWA board to decide who should hold the NWA World Title and discuss where they should fight next. Just like the Mafia, no organization booked cards in another member's territory and an...

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