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WWE TURNS 70: Let's see how the fighting giant came here

WWE CEO Vince McMahon Jr.
WWE CEO Vince McMahon Jr ..Photo: Ethan Miller /Photographer: Ethan Miller / Getty

At first, I was sweating. rice field. Sawdust, slime.

It was a kind of glittering kitsch that the United States is good at.

And more than part of that slime wrestles with WWE pooh bah Vince McMahon Jr. now for a secret $ 3 million payment to a former female employee he allegedly had a relationship with. Is being investigated by the board of giants.

According to The Wall Street Journal,McMahon (76) states that the case has reached an agreement.

It's as big in a square circle as Hulk Hogan turned his heels to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the world's best wrestling promotion.

70 ​​years of good, bad and ugly. How did it start? How did you get here? where are you going? Here's a cheat sheet for fleshy promotions.

McMahon Jr. naturally came by his talent for promotion. It was his grandfather and revered Big Apple fight promoter Jess McMahon who founded the Capitol Wrestling Corporation (CWC) in June 1952 with legendary wrestler Toots Mondt.

But, according to Insider, the real brain was Jess's son: Vincent McMahon Sr.

CWC will perform a wrestling card at the best venue in the country Had the right — Madison Square Garden in New York — even if doing so meant having to deal with boxing fixer Frankie Carbo from the Lucchese family's hitman.

Andre the Giant (L) and Vince McMahon Sr.
Andre the Giant (L) and Vincent J. McMahon Senior Photo courtesy of: WWE/Toronto Sun

But Vincent Sr. did not give in to the hardball division.

The first CWC card in the garden was January 7, 1953, when stars such as Buddy "Nature Boy" Rogers, Whipper Billy Watson, Gene Kiniski, and Lou Thesz were upset.

Vince Sr. was one of the first to see the potential of television in the world of wrestling and began broadcasting matches in 1956 from an old barn in Washington.

For decades, regional wrestling promoters have divided the United States and Canada into territories.

In 1948, at a conference in Iowa, the promoter officialized it and the National Wrestling Alliance was born. At one point, there were about 30 promotions scattered throughout the United States and Canada.

Vince Sr. happened to dominate the northeastern part of the country's most populous region.

Buddy “Nature Boy” Rogers. One of the first champs.
Buddy "Nature Boy" Rogers. One of the first champions. Photo courtesy of WWE/Toronto Sun

His territory extends south along the East Coast to the Washington-Baltimore region. New York was also included. , New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Southern New England, and west to Pittsburgh.

It was no no to invade the territory of his rivals. Moreover, McMahon didn't have to. He dominated about 70% of wrestling bookings nationwide.

Still, in 1956, the federal government was making a fuss about illegal monopolies. We change, the promoter promised ... the main thing was that the promoter had a wrestler by his throat.

But it is not the federal government that destroys the territorial system decades ago. Vince McMahon Jr.

George “The Animal” Steele and his legendary manager, Classy Freddy Blassie.
George "Animal" Steele and his legend Manager, Classy Freddie Blassie.WWE Photo/Toronto Sun

Frequent disagreements as at least 30 different personalities dominate the NWA I was worried about it.

Not all promoters had the brains and foresight of Vince Sr. In 1963, the battle for champion buddy "Nature Boy" Rogers broke out, making McMahon epic and changing the promotional brand to World Wrestling Federation.

In the 1960s and 1970s, seismic changes were seen around the world, and wrestling was no exception. The organization went well with stars like Bruno Sammartino, Ivan Koloff, Pedro Morales, Superstar Billy Graham, Bob Backlund, and the sinister Iron Sheikh.

Other stars waiting on the wings include Hogan, Andre the Giant, Tito Santana, Greg Valentine, Dusty Rhodes, and the malicious Classy Freddie Blassie. I did. Result: Sold out.

In 1982, Vince Sr. sold his promotional interests to Vince Jr.'s company, Titan Sports.

When Vince McMahon Sr. died of pancreatic cancer on May 24, 1985, Vince Jr. was out of the way and the world of wrestling was never the same.

Buddy “Nature Boy” Rogers and Gorilla Monsoon.
Buddy "Nature Boy" Rogers and Gorilla Monsoon. Photo: WWE/Toronto Sun

Vince Jr. makes WWF at the time huge nationally and globally. I decided.

Victims are a myriad of small promotions that WWF crushes, breaking deals decades ago.

"My dad knew what I was trying to do," Vince Jr. toldSports Illustratedin 1991.

NWA, AWA, and countless other people were asking for help with scrap.

WrestleMania hasn't come yet.

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