The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) was established in 1948. This saw a few improvements in the sport. Thanks to the alliance, matches started being aired on national television. The manner in which matches were fought experienced tremendous improvement and much more revenue was earned. Top notch games were played courtesy of the organization.
In 1963, a promoter named Vince McMahon, pulled out of NWA to set up WWF. In the same year, Bruno Sammartino began his eight year reign as WWF champion. Meanwhile, at NWA Lou Thesz reigned for the third time as World Heavyweight Champion. In this year, long title reigns were a norm. Many enthusiasts of this game kept wondering if Bruno sammartino would ever lose to someone else. However, in 1971, Ivan Koloff snatched the title from Sammartino.
Hulk Hogan was signed by McMahon in 1963. This was a significant point for WWF. NWA on the other hand got a major deal with Starrcade. McMahon became the brains behind Wrestle Mania, a genius establishment in the expert fighting world. The sport experienced tremendous growth as a result. It was truly a great development in the account of this fun pastime.
Many fans consider 1987 as the year when the greatest installment of WWF took place. Andre the Giant handed the torch to the newly signed wrestler, Hulk Hogan during the main event. Close to 100,000 fans showed up to witness Wrestle Mania part three. This major event took place at the Pontiac Silver dome, Michigan. This goes to show that the new establishment increased the fan base for this sport.
The dawn of 1989 saw WWF as a major promoter in this industry. In a bid to compete with this organization, WCW and NCW became a team. Legendary conflicts also took place on this particular year. The most outstanding was between Ric Flair and Ricky Terry Funk. Rick Flair was in a fight with Ricky Steamboat as well. This spiced up the sport even more. Fans certainly love a little drama in any entertainment niche out there. It is the building block of the industry. A bit f controversy sparks more interest from ardent fans of the game.
Kevin Nash and Scott Hall intimidated WCW in 1996. Also, Hulk Hogan went ahead to form the NWO. The Austin 3:16 age started on the same year. Austin belonged to WWF. Mike Tyson involvement in the WWF storyline of Steve Austin made 1998 a celebrated year.
In the same year, a well known wrestler named Undertaker pushed Foley off the pinnacle of the cell. Goldberg also gained supreme in WCW during that year. ECW upheld its hardcore approach to fighting. The year 1998 is surely one of the best years that marked the account of this game. Both fans and wrestlers agree that it was a major hallmark.