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Vince McMahon
Vince McMahon

Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 24, 1945 in Pinehurst, North Carolina), is an American professional wrestling promoter. Image File history File links WWE Chairman Vince McMahon Photo copyright World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Image File history File links WWE Chairman Vince McMahon Photo copyright World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Pinehurst, home of the 2005 Mens US Open (golf) tournament, is a village located in Moore County, North Carolina. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bruno Sammartino puts the pressure on Stan The Man Stasiak. ... Jump to: navigation, search A professional wrestling promotion is a company or business that performs regular shows involving professional wrestling for monetary gain. ...


He is currently the chairman and majority owner of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE), formerly known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He is also a former one time WWF Champion. Jump to: navigation, search World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... Jump to: navigation, search John Cena after winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 21 The World Wrestling Entertainment Championship, also known as the WWE Championship or WWE Heavyweight Championship, is one of the two top championships contested in World Wrestling Entertainment. ...

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Early Life and Career

McMahon attended Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Virginia, where he became the first cadet in the school's history to be court-martialed. He was not convicted, however. He graduated from East Carolina University in 1968 with a degree in Business Administration/Marketing. He had married Linda Edwards, three years his junior, in 1966. His first child, Shane Brandon McMahon, was born in 1970. Waynesboro, deriving its name from General Anthony Wayne or possibly Waynes family home, is an independent city located within the confines of Augusta County in the state of Virginia. ... A court-martial (plural courts-martial) is a military court that determines punishments for members of the military subject to military law. ... Jump to: navigation, search East Carolina University (ECU) is a public university located in Greenville, North Carolina. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Linda Edwards-McMahon Linda Edwards-McMahon (born October 4, 1948 in New Bern, North Carolina) is an American businesswoman. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Shane Brandon McMahon Shane Brandon McMahon (born January 15, 1970 in Gaithersburg, Maryland) is the son of World Wrestling Entertainment owner Vince McMahon and WWE Chief Executive Officer Linda McMahon. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


McMahon was actually raised as Vinnie Lupton. His mother, Victoria 'Vicki' Lupton, remarried after her first marriage to famed wrestling promoter Vincent J. McMahon failed during World War II. McMahon also has a slightly older brother, Rodney, who is understood to work in the steel industry in Texas. Vincent J. McMahon Vincent J. McMahon (July 6, 1914 - May 24, 1984) was a U.S. professional wrestling promoter. ... Jump to: navigation, search World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that... ...


McMahon didn't meet his biological father until he was 12. Living in a trailer park in North Carolina, he had only known a string of abusive stepfathers until his mother revealed that his father was McMahon. McMahon's company, the WWWF, (World Wide Wrestling Federation) and its parent company the Capitol Wrestling Corporation, had dominated pro wrestling in the Northeastern United States during the mid-20th century, when it was divided into strictly regional enterprises.


Vince Jr. and Sr. quickly grew close over the subsequent years, and Vince Jr. was fascinated by the pro wrestling business. He became involved in it himself after a ring announcer left abruptly over money and his father needed a quick replacement, but his father wasn't pleased by his son's eagerness to be in the business, since he knew how difficult it could be.


The elder McMahon was willing to give his son, then a struggling travelling salesman, a shot, however, in Bangor, Maine. In 1971 he promoted his first wrestling card there. In 1972, in addition to promoting, McMahon provided play-by-play TV commentary for the WWWF, but promotion was his real interest. Jump to: navigation, search Downtown Bangor Bangor is a city located in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...


Throughout the 1970s, McMahon became a prominent force in his father's company, tripling the WWWF's TV syndication and pushing for the renaming of the company to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). The young McMahon was also behind the famous Muhammad Ali versus Antonio Inoki match of 1976, the year his daughter, the now Stephanie McMahon-Levesque was born. In 1979, the WWWF became the WWF and Vincent K. purchased the Cape Cod Coliseum, which held both hockey and wrestling events. In 1980 he incorporated Titan Sports, Inc., which would purchase the Capitol Wrestling Corporation from his father in 1982. Jump to: navigation, search The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ... In the entertainment and news industries, syndication is a method of making content available to a range of outlets simultaneously. ... Jump to: navigation, search For other people with similar names, see Muhammad Ali (disambiguation). ... Antonio Inoki Antonio Inoki, real name Kanji Inoki, (born February 20, 1943) is a retired Japanese professional wrestler who now resides in California. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Stephanie Marie McMahon-Levesque (born September 24, 1976 in Hartford, Connecticut) is the daughter of World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon. ... Jump to: navigation, search This page refers to the year 1979. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1980 (MCMLXXX) is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Against his father's express wishes, McMahon began a national expansion process that would fundamentally change the business. By 1983, Vince had full control and ownership of the WWF and its future direction, having bought out all of his father's former partners, including the legendary Gorilla Monsoon. (As part of the deal, Vince promised Monsoon lifetime employment, and Monsoon did in fact remain affiliated with the WWF until his death). Vince's father died in 1984, leaving his son behind to carry on his pro wrestling legacy. The first thing he did as full owner of the WWF was to break away from the National Wrestling Alliance, as his vision of a new, national wrestling promotion was incompatible with their old-school promoting philosophy. Jump to: navigation, search 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Image:Gorilla monsoon 3. ... Jump to: navigation, search This page is about the year 1984. ... Jump to: navigation, search The National Wrestling Alliance is a group of independent professional wrestling promotions, in operation since 1948. ...


In Rocky III, Hulk Hogan began to exploit his new-found celebrity, and returned to Vince McMahon's all-new WWF. Hogan won the WWF Title just weeks after his return, on January 23, 1984, and helped engineer Hogan's insurgence into the mainstream entertainment media, in which Hogan was portrayed as the ultimate all-American good guy. McMahon did not stop there, however, inviting rock and pop stars such as Cyndi Lauper to participate in WWF storylines in what would come to be called the Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection. The popularity of the WWF increased exponentially as MTV often featured wrestling in its programming to follow the exploits of music stars and other celebrities in the wrestling world. McMahon called the incorporation of pro wrestling among other types of entertainment such as music and movies Sports Entertainment. Hogan even co-hosted Saturday Night Live and had his own CBS cartoon series. With Hulk Hogan as the perfomer, and McMahon as the promoter, the two worked to take the pro wrestling business to places no one ever deemed imaginable. Rocky III DVD cover Rocky III (1982) is the third installment in the Rocky movie series, starring Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers, and Talia Shire. ... Jump to: navigation, search Terrence Gene Bollea, best known as Hulk Hogan and Hollywood Hogan (born August 11, 1953 in Augusta, Georgia), is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... Celebrity is an abstract word stemming from the Latin celebritas, itself from the adjective celeber famous, celebrated. A celebrity is a person who is widely recognized in a society. ... Jump to: navigation, search World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search This page is about the year 1984. ... Jump to: navigation, search Cyndi Lauper CD single Stay Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is a singer whose melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s, the decade in which she first came to fame. ... In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline (the wrestler Kurt Angles name is a coincidence). ... Jump to: navigation, search MTV (abbreviation for Music Television) is a cable television network which was originally devoted to music videos, especially popular rock music. ... Jump to: navigation, search Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute comedy-variety show from NBC which has been broadcast virtually every Saturday night since its debut on October 11, 1975. ... CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ... A cartoon is any of several forms of art, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ...


Around the same time, McMahon publicly admitted the secret behind kayfabe in pro wrestling: that its outcomes were predetermined, moves planned and rehearsed, and that wrestlers played character roles much like Hollywood actors do. While general knowledge to most wrestling fans, this admission broke the final taboo of the old ways of wrestling, and earned McMahon much ire among old-school fans, wrestlers, and promoters, who were already incensed at McMahon for his invasion into long-held NWA territories. Then-NWA Champion Harley Race was very vocal of his frustrations toward McMahon and the WWF; when promoting a show in his hometown of Kansas City, Race supposedly attempted to burn down a WWF ring. Interestingly, Race jumped ship to the WWF just two years later, and became "King" Harley Race. In professional wrestling, kayfabe (IPA kəˈfeɪbi; kuh-fay-bee) refers to the portrayal that events within the industry are real, that is, that professional wrestling is not staged or worked. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Jump to: navigation, search Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Jump to: navigation, search Harley Race Harley Leland Race (born April 11, 1943 in Quitman, Missouri), is an American professional wrestler and promoter. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kansas City is a city covering parts of Jackson, Clay, and Platte counties in Missouri. ...


The culmination of the Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection was the first-ever WrestleMania event at Madison Square Garden in New York City. While wrestling mega-events were not a new idea (the NWA's StarrCade had existed for several years), WrestleMania, held on March 31, 1985, was innovative in its inclusion of mainstream stars, including Mr. T, Cyndi Lauper, old pal Muhammad Ali, Billy Martin, Liberace, and the Radio City Rockettes. McMahon promoted the event across the country on closed-circuit TV (pay-per-view technology was not yet sufficiently developed), pouring all of his and his company's resources into what was widely seen in the business as a long shot. Jump to: navigation, search Official WrestleMania logo. ... Jump to: navigation, search Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... Jump to: navigation, search Starrcade 2000 logo Starrcade was the primary supercard of the NWA and WCW from 1983 until 2000. ... Jump to: navigation, search March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining, as the final day of March. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mr. ... Alfred Manuel Billy Martin, a. ... Liberace shows off his rings (circa 1980). ... The Rockettes are the best known precision dance company in the world, stationed out of the Radio City Music Hall. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ...


The investment paid off, and the inaugural WrestleMania was a resounding financial success. The show became an annual event, held every March or April, with it already completing 21 incarnations. WrestleMania III on March 29, 1987 was the most popular, drawing 93,173 fans to the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan and many more viewers on PPV for the much-anticipated showdown between WWF Champion Hulk Hogan and challenger André the Giant. This is the famous match which saw Hogan bodyslam the 7'4", 520-pound Giant, and hand André a rare pinfall defeat. Jump to: navigation, search March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Jump to: navigation, search April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... WrestleMania III was the third pay-per-view in WWEs annual WrestleMania series. ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Pontiac Silverdome is a domed stadium in Pontiac, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. ... Pontiac is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search André the Giant (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993) was a professional wrestler and actor, born André René Roussimoff in Grenoble, France. ...


Also in 1987, McMahon launched a second annual PPV extravaganza, known as the Survivor Series, held roughly every Thanksgiving. In August 1988, the SummerSlam series was launched, and then in January 1989 the Royal Rumble spectacular was added to the calendar. Things stayed like this until 1993, when a fifth PPV, King of the Ring launched. By 1996, the WWF were promoting 12 pay-per-view cards; one a month. The big five events stayed in their traditional places, while the other months played host to the In Your House shows, which were generally shorter and cheaper to view than the main five shows. In September 1997, the In Your House concept was amended to fill three hours as per the other five main cards, and it has roughly remained this way ever since with, McMahon now promoting one, maybe two, three-hour PPV cards each calendar month. Jump to: navigation, search WWE Survivor Series is one of the major professional wrestling pay-per-view events produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in much of North America, generally observed as an expression of gratitude, usually to God. ... Note: as an adjective (stressed on the second syllable instead of the first), august means honorable. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Promo for the main events of SummerSlam 2004 WWE SummerSlam is an annual WWE pay-per-view event that is held in August of every year. ... January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Royal Rumble is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event, produced every January by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Jump to: navigation, search King of the Ring was an annual WWF-produced pay-per-view event. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... In Your House was a budget Pay-Per-View series created by the then-World Wrestling Federation (now-WWE). ... September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with 30 days. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1997(MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A professional wrestling, the card is the lineup of the matches that will be staged at a given venue for a given perfomance. ...


From 1988 to around 1992, the WWF firmly ruled when it came to "sports entertainment." At roughly the same time, some die-hard NWA territories run by Jim Crockett, Jr., badly bruised by McMahon's ego and his garish comic book heroes, sold up to Ted Turner, thus creating WCW. WCW never really troubled the WWF at this juncture when it came to TV ratings or attendances, but it was generally accepted amongst many that WCW had the edge when it came to "real" pro wrestling. Jump to: navigation, search 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Jim Crockett, Jr. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search World Championship Wrestling or WCW, was a professional wrestling promotion that was based in Atlanta and existed from 1988 to 2001. ...


However, around 1992, things began to change. Alleged steroid abuse among the wrestlers came under scrutiny, and Hulk Hogan was nearing the end of his big run in the WWF at the time. The equally 'well-sculptured' Sid Justice vanished, and a comeback run for the 'chiseled' Ultimate Warrior was aborted that year after 7 months. Smaller, more technical wrestlers such as Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair were prime beneficiaries of this shift in focus, as were rather unorthodox stars such as the "sumo" wrestler Yokozuna. However, silly storylines and characters still abounded throughout 1993 in particular, with an expensive and failed attempt to turn Lex Luger into the next Hogan not helping matters. By 1994, things were slowly turning in WCW's favor, especially when they signed Hulk Hogan. Jump to: navigation, search Seven-time Mr. ... Sid Vicious Sidney Ray Eudy (born December 16, 1960 in West Memphis, Arkansas) is an American professional wrestler most commonly known as Sid Vicious, but also as Sid Justice, Sycho Sid and simply Sid. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Warrior redirects here, for the South Korean movie The Warrior, see Musa (film). ... Jump to: navigation, search Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian former professional wrestler, and part of the famous Hart family of wrestling. ... Jump to: navigation, search Shawn Michaels performing his trademark entrance pose with pyros in background. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ric Flair on WWE Raw. ... Jump to: navigation, search Rodney Anoai (October 2, 1966 – October 23, 2000) was an American professional wrestler, most commonly known as Yokozuna. ... Lawrence Wendell (Larry) Pfohl (born June 2, 1958 in Buffalo, New York, now resides in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Lex Luger, is an American professional wrestler and former professional football player. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


McMahon was put on trial in 1994, accused of distributing steroids to his wrestlers. As a legal move, his wife Linda was made CEO of the WWF during the trial. He was acquitted of all charges, but later admitted taking steroids himself in the 80s. The prosecution made Hulk Hogan its star witness, and his testimony in the trial severely damaged the two's friendship. Despite not being convicted, McMahon and the WWF took a major public relations hit. The WWF's popularity defintely declined from that point, mainly in part to even more dumb ideas and matches being served up in Vince's enforced absence. A trial is, in the most general sense, a test, usually a test to see whether something does or does not meet a given standard. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... A chief executive officer (CEO) or chief executive is the highest-ranking corporate officer or executive officer of a corporation, company, or agency. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ...


The Monday Night Wars and WWF Attitude

In 1997, the WWF and its flagship show on the USA Network, Monday Night Raw, were consistently losing the ratings war with WCW and its new show, WCW Monday Nitro, which premiered in September 1995. Despite the fans' loud yearning for less over-the-top gimmicks like "The Patriot" and "Doink the Clown", the returning McMahon resisted, and the WWF product was very much as it had been in late 80s and early 90s. Meanwhile, WCW's nWo storyline, which blurred the division between pro wrestling and reality, was cutting edge, and viewers deserted the WWF in droves. Eventually, taking notice of his main competition as well as upstart Extreme Championship Wrestling, McMahon started moving the WWF toward more adult-oriented and reality-based storylines. This concept, which the WWF openly marketed as WWF Attitude, began in earnest with the infamous Montreal Screwjob at that year's Survivor Series PPV in November. At the event, Vince McMahon conspired to remove the WWF Championship from then-champion Bret Hart, who was soon leaving for the rival WCW. The event went down, and WWF fans witnessed McMahon – who to many was largely known as an announcer rather than the WWF owner – "screw" Bret Hart out of the WWF Title "for real." Jump to: navigation, search 1997(MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WHAT A LOAD OF PISH ... Jump to: navigation, search WWE RAW logo. ... Jump to: navigation, search WCW Monday Nitro logo, 1999-2001. ... September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with 30 days. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Patriot Del Wilkes was a professional wrestler best known as The Patriot. ... Doink the Clown (Ray Apollo) and three midget sidekicks (from left to right: Wink, Dink, and Pink) Doink the Clown was a gimmick used by several professional wrestlers during the 1990s. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... Jump to: navigation, search The nWo (New World Order) was both a professional wrestling storyline and the stable of wrestlers who were its central players. ... Jump to: navigation, search Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) was a groundbreaking and influential professional wrestling promotion. ... Jump to: navigation, search World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Montreal Screwjob (also the Montreal Incident or The Double Cross) is professional wrestling parlance for a genuine, unscripted incident (a screwjob) that took place on November 9, 1997, during a match for the WWF Championship between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


After the 1997 Survivor Series, McMahon inserted himself into the WWF show as an evil owner character, Mr. McMahon, who (fictionally) conspired and meddled in the affairs of other fan favorite wrestlers. He eventually led various heel stars in the 'Corporation' stable, which complimented the prolific Austin vs. McMahon feud which saw popular beer-guzzling, finger-waving, profanity-spewing anti-hero Stone Cold Steve Austin challenge McMahon's authority every week on Raw, and business really picked up. In professional wrestling, a heel is a character who is portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner; sometimes they are humourously referred to as evil. ... In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ... In professional wrestling, a tweener is a character who is portrayed as being morally neutral or ambiguous (that is, they are between a face and a heel). ... Jump to: navigation, search Steve Williams (born December 18, 1964), better known by his stage name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is a professional wrestler from Victoria, Texas. ...


In the spring of 1998, the WWF solidified itself as the wrestling ratings king and never looked back. After a complex storyline with The Undertaker in 1999 (as a super-monster heel who terrorized his daughter, Stephanie), McMahon turned turned face, but quickly turned heel when he revealed he was in cahoots with the Undertaker all along (so he could gain Stephanie's control of the WWF and thwart Austin); however, Linda foiled McMahon's scheme by naming Austin co-general manager of RAW. Jump to: navigation, search 1998(MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mark Calaway (also spelled [incorrectly] as either Callaway or Calloway; born March 24, 1965 in Houston, Texas), better known by his stage name of The Undertaker, is an American professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1999(MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... In professional wrestling, a turn occurs most frequently when a wrestler develops a new gimmick (persona) and changes, frequently from face to heel or sometimes vice versa. ...


McMahon then turned face once again during a feud with Triple H. On the September 16, 1999 edition of SmackDown!, McMahon defeated Triple H to become the WWF Champion with assistance from several people including his son Shane and Stone Cold Steve Austin. The feud with Triple H intensified that fall, upon Stephanie's engagement to Test; at the wedding, Triple H showed video footage of him eloping with an obviously-drugged Stephanie at a drive-through wedding chapel in Las Vegas. In December of that year, McMahon (as a babyface) established himself as a legitimate physical presence in a thirty minute 'No Holds Barred' match with Triple H at the Armageddon PPV. However, Stephanie turned heel when she betrayed her father at the end of the match, thus starting the McMahon-Helmsley Era storyline. Jump to: navigation, search Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969 in Nashua, New Hampshire) is an American professional wrestler, best known as Hunter Hearst Helmsley or Triple H. He is a 5-time WWE Champion and 5-time World Heavyweight Champion. ... Jump to: navigation, search September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search Friday Night SmackDown! logo. ... Jump to: navigation, search Andrew Martin (born March 17, 1975 in Whitby, Ontario) is a Canadian professional wrestler better known as Test, who previously performed in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Jump to: navigation, search December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ...


Mr. McMahon was both a face and a heel on WWF programming for the next several years, turning on The Rock at WrestleMania 2000, having to combat the WCW/ECW Alliance, and siding with Kurt Angle after the Alliance's demise. In 2003, Hulk Hogan, who had returned to WWE in 2002, and McMahon turned their real-life animosity over McMahon's steroid trial into fuel for a wrestling storyline, and the two had a street fight match at WrestleMania XIX. His last match was against Eric Bischoff on Monday Night RAW with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the Guest Referee. The Match ended in a no contest when Brock Lesner of SmackDown! interfered in the match by giving Austin an F5. During that time it was a heel vs. heel match, since Vince still had a fued with Austin and questioned his skills as a referee. Jump to: navigation, search Dwayne Douglas Johnson (foreground) is an actor and former professional wrestler known as The Rock. ... Wrestlemania XVI, sometimes WrestleMania 2000, was the sixteenth annual WrestleMania pay-per-view produced by the World Wrestling Federation. ... Jump to: navigation, search The WCW logo used in the WWF during the Alliance. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kurt Steven Angle (born in December 9, 1968 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American 1996 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling and now a professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search WrestleMania XIX Logo WrestleMania XIX was the nineteenth edition of WrestleMania. ... Jump to: navigation, search Eric Bischoff Eric Aaron Bischoff (born May 27, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan) is a performer for World Wrestling Entertainment, but is best remembered for being the former president of World Championship Wrestling (WCW). ... Brock Lesnar. ...


Now 60 years old, Mr. McMahon no longer wrestles and makes far less frequent appearances on WWE TV. When he does appear, he generally receives face reactions and makes fan-pleasing storyline decisions, such as firing then-SmackDown! General Manager Kurt Angle in 2004, and antagonizing former rival turned RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff. Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The new millennium and the birth of WWE

In 1999, McMahon took the WWF public; the McMahon family retained the vast majority of voting shares, however. Forbes has put his net worth at $700 million. Jump to: navigation, search 1999(MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... In financial markets, an initial public offering (IPO) is the first sale of a companys common shares to public investors. ... Jump to: navigation, search For the Boston Brahmin family of John Forbes Kerry, see Forbes family. ... Jump to: navigation, search USD redirects here. ...


In 2001, his company created a joint venture with NBC for a new professional football league, the XFL. The league folded after one season and is widely regarded as a colossal failure. Jump to: navigation, search 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Jump to: navigation, search The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Jump to: navigation, search The XFL was a professional football league which played for one season in 2001. ...


Also in 2001, the North American wrestling landscape changed forever when McMahon purchased his then-failing rival, WCW. AOL Time Warner, then WCW's parent company, was looking to cut costs dramatically in the wake of its merger. WCW was an easy choice, since it was now losing millions of dollars a year after the departure of figurehead and nWo architect Eric Bischoff. ECW went bankrupt that same year, and McMahon purchased the rights to its video library and trademarks. This WCW, ECW, and WWF "merger" created the biggest and practically only major pro wrestling organization in North America. Since then, however, the WWF failed to hold onto WCW and ECW viewers as well as many of its own viewers, and the wrestling business is largely viewed to be in decline. In fairness, McMahon would be the first to point out that the company is still very profitable, making millions of dollars a year, and its brand recognition is strong. Jump to: navigation, search World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere, bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on... Time Warner Inc. ... The phrase mergers and acquisitions or M&A refers to the aspect of corporate finance strategy and management dealing with the merging and acquiring of different companies as well as assets. ... A figurehead is a person, usually in a political role, who may hold an important title or office yet executes little actual power. ...


Having saturated itself with its own talent as well as much of the former talent WCW and ECW, the WWF underwent a talent roster and brand split a year later, creating separate WWF RAW and WWF SmackDown! (a new WWF show broadcast on the United Paramount Network beginning in 1999) brand both with exclusive title belts. The official logo for UPN. UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by Viacom Inc. ...


In May 2002, McMahon changed the WWF's name to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in the midst of an ongoing lawsuit with the World Wildlife Fund over the use of and trading using the WWF initials. 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for May, 2002. ... Jump to: navigation, search World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... Jump to: navigation, search World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... Note: After losing a court case in 2002 on the use of the initials WWF, the organization previously known as the World Wrestling Federation has rebranded itself as World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE. WWF - The Conservation Organization was formerly known as World Wildlife Fund and Worldwide Fund for Nature. ...


New Era?

Most recently Vince launched a 'new era' after the episode of WWE Homecoming on October 3, 2005, where he turned heel once again by showing highlights of his favorite moments of beating up Stone Cold Steve Austin. Austin then made his appearance, told Vince he didn't like being made fun of and proceeded to show clips of some of their classic confrontations, all ending wtih Vince on the short end of things. Shortly thereafter, Austin stunned Vince. The other McMahons – Shane, Stephanie and Linda – each came to the ring, only for Austin to stun each of them. Jump to: navigation, search WWE Homecoming was the first edition of WWE RAW to be aired on the USA Network after being aired for five years on Spike TV. This special three-hour edition of RAW was produced by World Wrestling Entertainment and was held on Monday, October 3, 2005... Jump to: navigation, search October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search In television, a clip show is an episode of a series, usually sitcoms, that relies mostly on showing excerpts from previous episodes, generally depicted as a sequence of flashbacks given plausibility by a frame tale. ...


The following week Vince attended WWE RAW live to publicly reprimand RAW announcers Jim Ross, Jonathan Coachman and Jerry Lawler (because they did nothing to stop Austin's rampage a week earlier). The skit ended when McMahon's wife, Linda, turned heel and "fired" Ross. Jump to: navigation, search WWE RAW logo. ... Jump to: navigation, search Jim Ross James W. (Jim) Ross, also known as J.R., or Good Ol J.R. (born January 3, 1952 in Westville, Oklahoma), is a professional wrestling executive, and formerly a play-by-play announcer working for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand. ... Jump to: navigation, search Jonathan Coachman Jonathan Coachman (born 12 August 1973 in Kansas City, Missouri) also known as The Coach is a professional wrestling play-by-play announcer and occasional wrestler working for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand. ... Jerry The King Lawler Jerry ONeil (The King) Lawler (born November 29, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States) is a professional wrestler and wrestling commentator. ... In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline (the wrestler Kurt Angles name is a coincidence). ... In professional wrestling, a turn occurs most frequently when a wrestler develops a new gimmick (persona) and changes, frequently from face to heel or sometimes vice versa. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a character who is portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner; sometimes they are humourously referred to as evil. ...


The 'new era' consisted of the return of Austin, Stephanie, and himself. With the storylines based on the rebelliousness of Stone Cold Steve Austin and the egomaniac Vince McMahon - basically a throwback of the old main event storyline from the Attitude Era. However, this was generally well-received by the fans, who mostly prefer to see the return of Austin and the McMahons rather than the concept of the storyline being the same.


Personal life

McMahon married his high school sweetheart Linda Edwards on August 6, 1966. They have two children, Shane and Stephanie, both of whom are WWE executives. McMahon and Linda live in Greenwich, Connecticut, and are the grandparents of Shane's son, Declan James McMahon, who was born on February 13, 2004. The Japanese word for a high school is kōtōgakkō (高等学校; literally high school), or kōkō (高校) in short. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Greenwich is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Jump to: navigation, search February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In wrestling

Quotes

  • "There's no chance in hell!"
  • "You're fired!"
  • "In the interest of fairness..."
  • "Who the hell do you think you are!?"
  • "Life sucks, and then you die!"
  • "What about the money, huh? What about the money..."
  • "I'M VINCE MCMAHON, DAMMIT!!!"
  • "I'm a genetic jackhammer."

Wrestlers managed by McMahon

Big Boss Man Raymond Traylor (May 2, 1962 – September 22, 2004) was an American professional wrestler best known as The Big Boss Man while working for the World Wrestling Federation. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick) is a mixed martial arts fighter. ... Shane Brandon McMahon Shane Brandon McMahon (born January 15, 1970 in Gaithersburg, Maryland) is the son of World Wrestling Entertainment owner Vince McMahon and WWE Chief Executive Officer Linda McMahon. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mark Calaway (also spelled [incorrectly] as either Callaway or Calloway; born March 24, 1965 in Houston, Texas), better known by his stage name of The Undertaker, is an American professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dwayne Douglas Johnson (foreground) is an actor and former professional wrestler known as The Rock. ... Jump to: navigation, search Paul Wight, Jr. ... Jump to: navigation, search Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969 in Nashua, New Hampshire) is an American professional wrestler, best known as Hunter Hearst Helmsley or Triple H. He is a 5-time WWE Champion and 5-time World Heavyweight Champion. ... Jump to: navigation, search Steve Williams (born December 18, 1964), better known by his stage name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is a professional wrestler from Victoria, Texas. ...

Signature moves

On at least two different occasions he has sacrificed Corvettes as part of skits, one where Stone Cold Steve Austin filled it with cement and another where Triple H, as part of a "divorce settlement", sawed it in half. Jump to: navigation, search Much of the action in professional wrestling involves the application of techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming him/her down. ... Jump to: navigation, search Steve Williams (born December 18, 1964), better known by his stage name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is a professional wrestler from Victoria, Texas. ... Jump to: navigation, search Attacking maneuvers in professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold, or set up for a throw. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dwayne Douglas Johnson (foreground) is an actor and former professional wrestler known as The Rock. ... French steam corvette Dupleix (1856-1887) Canadian corvettes on antisubmarine convoy escort duty during World War II. A corvette is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, smaller than a frigate. ... Jump to: navigation, search Steve Williams (born December 18, 1964), better known by his stage name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is a professional wrestler from Victoria, Texas. ... In the general sense, a cement (Latin caementum) is any material with adhesive properties. ... Triple H. Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969 in Nashua, New Hampshire) is an American professional wrestler, best known as Hunter Hearst Helmsley or Triple H. He is a 10-time World Champion and the current World Heavyweight Champion of WWE RAW. Career Triple H was taught to wrestle...


Championships and accomplishments

Preceded by:
Triple H
WWE Champions Succeeded by:
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World Wrestling Entertainment Champions
Rogers | Sammartino | Koloff | Morales | Stasiak | Sammartino | Graham | Backlund | Inoki | - | Backlund | - | Backlund | Iron Sheik | Hogan | Andre | - | Savage | Hogan | Warrior | Slaughter | Hogan | Undertaker | Hogan | - | Flair | Savage | Flair | Hart | Yokozuna | Hogan | Yokozuna | Hart | Backlund | Diesel | Hart | Michaels | Sid | Michaels | - | Hart | Sid | Undertaker | Hart | Michaels | Austin | Kane | Austin | - | Rock | Mankind | Rock | Mankind | Rock | Austin | Undertaker | Austin | Mankind | Triple H | McMahon | - | Triple H | Big Show | Triple H | Rock | Triple H | Rock | Angle | Rock | Austin | Angle | Austin | Jericho | Triple H | Hogan | Undertaker | Rock | Lesnar | Big Show | Angle | Lesnar | Angle | Lesnar | Guerrero | Layfield | Cena

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Antonio Inoki Antonio Inoki, real name Kanji Inoki, (born February 20, 1943) is a retired Japanese professional wrestler who now resides in California. ... Bob Backlund (born August 14, 1950) is an American professional wrestler and minor politician. ... Bob Backlund (born August 14, 1950) is an American professional wrestler and minor politician. ... The Iron Sheik Hossein Khosrow Vaziri (حسین خسرو وزیری in Persian), better known by his stage name The Iron Sheik (born on March 15, 1943 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian professional wrestler. ... Jump to: navigation, search Terrence Gene Bollea, best known as Hulk Hogan and Hollywood Hogan (born August 11, 1953 in Augusta, Georgia), is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... Jump to: navigation, search André the Giant (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993) was a professional wrestler and actor, born André René Roussimoff in Grenoble, France. ... 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Jump to: navigation, search Mark Calaway (also spelled [incorrectly] as either Callaway or Calloway; born March 24, 1965 in Houston, Texas), better known by his stage name of The Undertaker, is an American professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Jump to: navigation, search Terrence Gene Bollea, best known as Hulk Hogan and Hollywood Hogan (born August 11, 1953 in Augusta, Georgia), is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ric Flair on WWE Raw. ... Randall Poffo (born November 15, 1952), better known by his stage name Macho Man Randy Savage, is a professional wrestler who achieved prominence in the World Wrestling Federation and later World Championship Wrestling. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ric Flair on WWE Raw. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian former professional wrestler, and part of the famous Hart family of wrestling. ... Jump to: navigation, search Rodney Anoai (October 2, 1966 – October 23, 2000) was an American professional wrestler, most commonly known as Yokozuna. ... Jump to: navigation, search Terrence Gene Bollea, best known as Hulk Hogan and Hollywood Hogan (born August 11, 1953 in Augusta, Georgia), is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... Jump to: navigation, search Rodney Anoai (October 2, 1966 – October 23, 2000) was an American professional wrestler, most commonly known as Yokozuna. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian former professional wrestler, and part of the famous Hart family of wrestling. ... Bob Backlund (born August 14, 1950) is an American professional wrestler and minor politician. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is a professional wrestler who has performed in both World Wrestling Entertainment, World Championship Wrestling and now Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian former professional wrestler, and part of the famous Hart family of wrestling. ... Jump to: navigation, search Shawn Michaels performing his trademark entrance pose with pyros in background. ... Sid Vicious Sidney Ray Eudy (born December 16, 1960 in West Memphis, Arkansas) is an American professional wrestler most commonly known as Sid Vicious, but also as Sid Justice, Sycho Sid and simply Sid. ... Jump to: navigation, search Shawn Michaels performing his trademark entrance pose with pyros in background. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian former professional wrestler, and part of the famous Hart family of wrestling. ... Sid Vicious Sidney Ray Eudy (born December 16, 1960 in West Memphis, Arkansas) is an American professional wrestler most commonly known as Sid Vicious, but also as Sid Justice, Sycho Sid and simply Sid. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mark Calaway (also spelled [incorrectly] as either Callaway or Calloway; born March 24, 1965 in Houston, Texas), better known by his stage name of The Undertaker, is an American professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian former professional wrestler, and part of the famous Hart family of wrestling. ... Jump to: navigation, search Shawn Michaels performing his trademark entrance pose with pyros in background. ... Jump to: navigation, search Steve Williams (born December 18, 1964), better known by his stage name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is a professional wrestler from Victoria, Texas. ... Jump to: navigation, search Glen Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967 in Madrid, Spain, but raised near Nashville, Tennessee, currently residing in Knoxville, Tennessee) is a professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand, best known for wrestling as Kane. ... Jump to: navigation, search Steve Williams (born December 18, 1964), better known by his stage name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is a professional wrestler from Victoria, Texas. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dwayne Douglas Johnson (foreground) is an actor and former professional wrestler known as The Rock. ... Jump to: navigation, search Michael Francis Mick Foley (born June 7, 1965) is an American professional wrestler and author. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dwayne Douglas Johnson (foreground) is an actor and former professional wrestler known as The Rock. ... Jump to: navigation, search Michael Francis Mick Foley (born June 7, 1965) is an American professional wrestler and author. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dwayne Douglas Johnson (foreground) is an actor and former professional wrestler known as The Rock. ... Jump to: navigation, search Steve Williams (born December 18, 1964), better known by his stage name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is a professional wrestler from Victoria, Texas. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mark Calaway (also spelled [incorrectly] as either Callaway or Calloway; born March 24, 1965 in Houston, Texas), better known by his stage name of The Undertaker, is an American professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment. ... 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Jump to: navigation, search Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969 in Nashua, New Hampshire) is an American professional wrestler, best known as Hunter Hearst Helmsley or Triple H. He is a 5-time WWE Champion and 5-time World Heavyweight Champion. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dwayne Douglas Johnson (foreground) is an actor and former professional wrestler known as The Rock. ... Jump to: navigation, search Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969 in Nashua, New Hampshire) is an American professional wrestler, best known as Hunter Hearst Helmsley or Triple H. He is a 5-time WWE Champion and 5-time World Heavyweight Champion. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dwayne Douglas Johnson (foreground) is an actor and former professional wrestler known as The Rock. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kurt Steven Angle (born in December 9, 1968 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American 1996 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling and now a professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dwayne Douglas Johnson (foreground) is an actor and former professional wrestler known as The Rock. ... Jump to: navigation, search Steve Williams (born December 18, 1964), better known by his stage name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is a professional wrestler from Victoria, Texas. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kurt Steven Angle (born in December 9, 1968 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American 1996 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling and now a professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... 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Jump to: navigation, search Eddie Guerrero (also known as Eddy Guerrero, born Eduardo Gori Guerrero Llanes on October 9, 1967 in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua) is a Hispanic professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the SmackDown! brand. ... Jump to: navigation, search John Charles Layfield, born November 29, 1967, in Sweetwater, Texas, is an American professional wrestler, competing in WWEs Friday Night SmackDown brand. ... Jump to: navigation, search John Felix-Anthony Cena (born April 23, 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts), better known to wrestling fans simply as John Cena, is an American professional wrestler and rap music artist, currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the RAW brand. ...

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Vincent K. McMahon, who brought professional wrestling into the entertainment mainstream, was acquitted today by a jury in Federal District Court here of charges that he conspired to distribute steroids to his wrestlers.
McMahon, whose businesses are based in Stamford, Conn., marketed his professional wrestling shows nationwide by arranging contracts with cable television and other local outlets.
McMahon had only one brief conversation in 1988 about steroids in which the promoter's main concern was the health of his performers.
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McMahon was faced by a wrestling corporation monster, with the unlimited resources needed to acquire the WWF's star wrestlers.
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