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Postby Dan Poutsma » 2003/07/17 Thu 10:25 pm

Originally posted by iron_maiden_nut
I'm sorry Dan but at one time the NWA World title was known to be exclusively at WCW so therefore a lot of the people in the industry refered it to the NWA/WCW Title.


And those people who still do so today are emphatically wrong

And also the Bolsheviks got their start in the old WCW before they got into the Capital City Wrestling/WWWF/WWF/WWE.

Both Nikolai Volkoff and Boris Zhukov worked for Jim Crockett Promotions, Inc. (the predecessor company to World Championship Wrestling, Inc.) in the past, but they never teamed there together as "The Bolsheviks". And they certainly never held the "NWA" World tag team titles. As stated, those were the Koloffs.

How many people can you name that knows the Original name of the WWE? [/QUOTE]

The original name of the business entity currently known as World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (formerly World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc.) was Titan Sports, Inc. It was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1987.

Prior to that, the "WWF" operated under a different business entity called Titan Sports, Inc. which was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1980. It was legally merged into the Delaware incarnation of Titan in 1988.

However, the very first entity to do business as the "World Wrestling Federation" (previously the "World Wide Wrestling Federation") was Capitol Wrestling Corporation, which was incorporated in the District of Columbia. It was owned principally by Vincent James McMahon, with minority shareholders being Robert Marella (Gorilla Monsoon), Phil Zacko (who was the promoter in Philadelphia), and Arnold Skaaland, at the time it was bought out by Titan Sports, Inc. (Massachusetts entity) around 1982 or 83.
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Postby Dan Poutsma » 2003/07/17 Thu 10:39 pm

Originally posted by iron_maiden_nut
Uh Oh What.

Can't anybody remember that Vince Sr. was on the bord of Directors of the NWA at one time and that Capital City was actually part of the NWA


First of all, the man's name was Vincent James McMahon. His son is Vincent Kennedy McMahon. So since they have different middle names, they're technically not "Sr." and "Jr.", even though people may often refer to them as that

And secondly, as previously stated, the name of Vincent James McMahon's company was actually Capitol Wrestling Corporation, not "Capital City".
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ah....

Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2003/07/24 Thu 10:52 pm

Can you guys at least start a new thread in "Everything else" as to whether RAW title has the lineage to WCW and/or NWA title? It has nothing to do with the topic of this thread.
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sorry Hisa, but I just gotta respond to this......

Postby Dan Poutsma » 2003/07/25 Fri 7:14 pm

Originally posted by iron_maiden_nut
Thanks for correcting me on the history of the WWE, but as a big follower of the NWA, I will stand by my word because when WCW broke away from the NWA, They took the world title with them and renamed it the WCW International Title then that title was incorperatied into the WCW World, so in a sense it is the NWA/WCW Title.


Also, The NWA didn't recognize a champion for almost two years after the WCW/NWA split


The only thing WCW "took" with them was the physical belt (Big Goldy) that had been used to represent the NWA World title since they legally owned it. The actual title itself was and is the property of the NWA. If you don't believe me, a judge in a Charlotte, NC courtroom said the same thing. All WCW did after the split was create a brand new championship using said physical belt to represent it. And that didn't even happen until after Rude won the belt from Flair at Fall Brawl (and I stress again, BELT, which is ONLY what they advertised the match as being for on that night).

..And it didn't take the NWA "almost two years" to crown a new champion. Shane Douglas won the tournament in Philly on August 27, 1994, almost exactly a year from the date that WCW officially pulled out of the Alliance (which was September 1, 1993.) After he trashed the belt, Dennis Coralluzzo held another tournament in New Jersey on November 19, 1994, which was won by Chris Candido. So in all, it took a grand total of approximately 14 to 15 months. If you do the math, that doesn't exactly round up to two years.
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Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2003/07/25 Fri 11:16 pm

Enough.
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Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2003/07/26 Sat 10:19 am

If you would like to continue discussing on the relationship between NWA, WCW, and RAW World Heavyweight Titles, please post on <a href='http://www.puroresu.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2535' target='_blank'>this thread</a>. We don't need more than one thread for the same topic (although this thread wasn't meant to be for that).
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