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

Posted by FRANK On August - 15 - 2009

The first installment focused on laying down the foundation by providing high level details of the state of wrestling in 1983 and before.

This installment will focus on the remaining years of the 1980s and the consolidation of approximately two dozen organizations to two as wrestling hit the 90s.

  • Wrestlemania and Survivor Series

The success of Jim Crockett's Thanksgiving "supercard," Starrcade, raised the bar and competition that Vince McMahon was ready to battle. He was ready to bet the farm on Wrestlemania to offset this NWA success.

In '85, Wrestlemania took place in Madison Square Garden and featured the main event of Hulk Hogan and Mr T. fighting Rowdy Roddy Piper and Paul...

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