Name[ edit ] The name "World Championship Wrestling" was first used as a brand and television show title in Jim Barnett who had worked for the World Championship Wrestling promotion in Australia came to Atlanta in the s during an internal struggle over Georgia Championship Wrestling. The promotion was eventually purchased by Jim Crockett Promotions.
McMahon, who was a successful boxing promoter, began working with Tex Rickard in With the help of Rickard, he began promoting boxing and wrestling at the third Madison Square Garden. It was not the first time McMahon had promoted wrestling cardsas he had already done so during the s. He lost the championship to Bruno Sammartino a month later on May 17,after suffering a heart attack a week before the match.
Capitol operated the WWWF in a conservative manner compared to other pro wrestling territories: McMahon's son, Vincent K.
The younger McMahon bought Capitol from his father ineffectively seizing control of the company. Seeking to make the WWF the premier wrestling promotion in the country, and eventually, the world, he began an expansion process that fundamentally changed the wrestling business. This angered other promoters and disrupted the well-established boundaries of the different wrestling promotions, eventually ending the territory system, which was in use since the founding of the NWA in the s.
In addition, the company used income generated by advertising, television deals, and tape sales to secure talent from rival promoters.
In an interview with Sports IllustratedMcMahon noted: In the old days, there were wrestling fiefdoms all over the country, each with its own little lord in charge. Each little lord respected the rights of his neighboring little lord. No takeovers or raids were allowed. There were maybe 30 of these tiny kingdoms in the U.
I, of course, had no allegiance to those little lords. The WWF would tour nationally in a venture that would require a huge capital investment, one that placed the WWF on the verge of financial collapse. The future of McMahon's experiment came down to the success or failure of McMahon's groundbreaking concept, WrestleMania.
WrestleMania was a major success, and was and still is marketed as the Super Bowl of professional wrestling. The concept of a wrestling supercard was nothing new in North America; the NWA had begun running Starrcade a few years prior.
In McMahon's eyes, however, what separated WrestleMania from other supercards was that it was intended to be accessible to those who did not watch wrestling. He invited celebrities such as Mr. The event and hype surrounding it led to the term Rock 'n' Wrestling Connectiondue to the cross-promotion of popular culture and professional wrestling.
The s "Wrestling Boom" peaked with the WrestleMania III pay-per-view at the Pontiac Silverdome inwhich set an attendance record of 93, a record that stood for 29 years until WrestleMania "Current fans and recovering Hulkamaniacs alike should find [Sex, Lies, and Headlocks] as gripping as the Camel Clutch." --"Maxim Sex, Lies, and Headlocks is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the backstabbing, scandals, and high-stakes gambles that have made wrestling .
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