Bret Hart Snaps: The Push Towards A New Era in the WWF

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With World Championship Wrestling emerging as a legitimate threat to the World Wrestling Federation in 1997…the WWF began making changes to how they did business. Fewer squash matches were used to enhance top stars and in its place were more meaningful confrontations. The WWF was slowly getting a bit more edgier with its content. We were seeing less and less cartoonish gimmicks and were being given more characters with relateability. This was a time where Vince McMahon and company were testing the waters for a product with a bit more…attitude.

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The Making of A Rock Star: The Rise of ‘Hollywood’ Rock

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‘The Rock’ Dwayne Johnson is arguably the biggest star to ever come from WWE. He was over as both a babyface and heel, cut memorable promos and always seemed to have the pulse of the fans who were paying to see him. That is why in 2003, WWE fans were given perhaps the greatest incarnation of ‘The Great One.’ This version was “Hollywood” Rock and this is the story of how the character came to be.

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We’re Taking Over!….Sorta: The New World Order Come to WWE

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The New World Order was once a very popular and powerful faction in World Championship Wrestling back in the mid 1990’s. Their popularity helped the nWo develop a great deal of power politically behind the scenes. Mostly everyone within WCW wanted to be a part of the black and white faction…if for nothing else…that is where the money was at. Ironically, the faction that helped build WCW is ultimately one of the causes that helped kill WCW. All the power struggles and backstage drama many were involved in led to the company’s demise in 2001.

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