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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/wrasslin-back-day-february-1985-part-one/

    February 1985 saw the WWF and MTV present "The War to Settle the Score" which directly set up Wrestlemania, the Hulkster goes to the Grammys in style, several Hall of Famers leave the WWF circus, Vince McMahon's love of a pop song alters WWF booking plans, David Schultz shoots on Mr. T and winds up unemployed, a former World champ is arrested, St Louis nearly undergoes a major ownership shift, Georgia turns to rookies to salvage the promotion, the AWA creates a new title, the Road Warriors nearly start another riot, Verne and a headliner have a falling out, Sgt. Slaughter ends up with a very unique partner to face the Road Warriors in Chicago, Pro Wrestling USA puts on a major card in the WWF's backyard despite the promoters feuding with each other and much more!!
     
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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/wrasslin-back-day-february-1985-part-2/

    Ric Flair crossed many time zones to defend his NWA gold against international stars, one of the icons of the NWA and WCW signs with JCP, Barry Horowitz gets his first push...sort of...., Jimmy Hart and Jerry Lawler have their final showdown, Lawler teams with a notorious heel, a champion walks out of World Class without dropping the strap, the Von Erichs continue their blood feud with Chris Adams and Gino Hernandez, one of the most famous matches in Mid-South history is set up, Houston fans are treated to a loaded card, Jim Crockett loses another headliner to the WWF, a former World champion departs JCP as well, plus the WWF invades many southern towns as JCP tries to fire back by heading into a WWF stronghold. Plus more news, notes and results from February 1985!!
     
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    http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/wrasslin-back-day-march-1985-part-one/

    Wrestlemania 1 shook the wrestling world to it's core in March of 1985. Plus the WWF signed 3 other contracts worth potentially millions of dollars tp their bottom line. Also covered is the stories of Ted Turner and Vince McMahon butting heads over money and other issues as their business relationship crumbles, an Amazon invades the women's division, a celebrity is injured by Hulk Hogan, an infamous murder suspect nearly becomes part of the Mania event, Mr. T proves to be a lousy guest, the headliners Maina paydays cause some ill feelings, Bruno Sammartino thrashes the some WWF stars while doing public relations for the company, plus more news and notes!
     
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