WWF Oct 23, 2012 13:55:25 GMT -5
Post by ianclark on Oct 23, 2012 13:55:25 GMT -5
In his latest and possibly most curious coup, WWF owner Vince McMahon had finally managed to purchase all of the copyrights(titles, pay per view names etc.) to the wrestling organisation formerly known as NWA (although it was only actually part of the National Wrestling Alliance). Equally suddenly, the wrestlers, officials, management etc. had already signed to a new organisation (WCW owned by Ted Turner). Curiosity surrounded McMahon’s purpose until he announced a number of changes to the WWF at a press conference. The WWF was changing its schedule completely with no more weekly TV shows full of “squash” matches that were completely meaningless. There would be 2 wrestling events each month, a Saturday Nights Main Event (which would be free) and a pay per view event each month. Also, in the calendar would be tours to various parts of the world at different times of the year. The house show circuit would remain (but only significant results would show here). The roster (wrestlers and managers) would remain but would be expanded with several wrestlers who had recently departed the WWF being re-signed. Most controversially of all, McMahon had decided to vacate all the existing titles. There would also be 2 additional titles (the United States Title and the Television Title) bringing the number of titles in the WWF to 5. Over the Christmas and New Year holidays, 4 special events would take place, 1 night tournaments to determine the new Tag, Television, InterContinental and United States champions. The new WWF World Heavyweight Champion would be crowned at the Royal Rumble when the winner of the 30 man Royal Rumble match would become the new WWF Champion. Also, in a few months’ time a new, improved weekly T.V. show would be starting, with McMahon promising a lot more action for fans to enjoy. Finally, McMahon announced that Jack Tunney had been forced to retire from his role as WWF President due to ill health. Vince stated he had not yet decided who would be replacing Tunney, but in the interim (and to oversee the changes in the WWF) McMahon would be taking on the role himself!!!