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Where Vince Got The Money To Buy Out Stars From All The Territories

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  1. Blackjack Black Belt

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    Vince was able to keep buying up the top stars from every top promotion. That's incredibly expensive. Where did Vince get the money to d that and ultimately put all the territories out of business? He wasn't getting it from house shows. He only ran his big cities - New York and Philly and Washington D.C. once a month! Other territories ran cities weekly! Miami every week. Tampa every week. Houston weekly. Dallas every week. New Orleans weekly. Atlanta every week. Vince couldn't run cities weekly because his style of wrestling was too boring to run towns weekly and not lose his fans. No, Vince got that money from the mafia. After all, New York is infested with Italians. New York was where the mafia was based at that time. It's no coincidence that they let Bruno Sammartino hold their "world title" for 12 years. The mafia wanted an Italian champion. How else does somebody get to have the "world title" for 12 years?
     
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  2. ChoppyChoppyPeePee Steel Belt

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    Kevin Sullivan.
     
  3. deezy Brown Belt

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    LOL the New York mafia still having any money in the early 80s.

    Motherfucker can't take a loan from Papa and just be a better promoter than everyone else?
     
  4. Blackjack Black Belt

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    Being a better promoter than everyone else would mean he was able to produce a better quality product than everyone else. While Hogan was winning every match with a boot to the face and a leg drop, promotions such as Crockett had classics such as Flair vs. Steamboat. Tully Blanchard vs Magnum T.A in their "I Quit Match", Roddy Piper vs. Greg Valentine in their "Dog Collar Match, The Wargames, The Road Warriors vs. The Midnight Express, The Road Warriors vs. Arn and Tully,

    Dusty Rhodes vs. Tully Blanchard, Dusty Rhodes vs. Ric Flair, Ric Flair vs.Harley Race, The Minnesota Wrecking Crew Ole and Gene Anderson vs. any great babyface tag team around, Blackjack Mulligan vs. The Super Destroyer (sold out in every town during the weeks when they had 60 minute time limit steel cage matches and then continued to sell out everywhere they went when they followed that with 90 minute steel cage matches), and they had what is today the greatest wrestling stable ever assembled on God's green Earth - The Four Horsemen.
     
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    This is even worse than the dumb shit you post on Kayfabe Memories
     
  6. deezy Brown Belt

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    No it's not.....Being a better promoter is making all the money and dominating your industry.

    Quality of product don't mean shit.
     
  7. warriorsman You can run but you can’t hide

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    WWE had 10 million revenue when Vince bought it from his dad for a million (and paid him in installments so basically Vince paid him with his own money).

    Vince didn't get money from the mafia and nobody is spreading that bullshit.

    Also Vince didn't suddenly sweep in and buy everybody out (almost you mention in your next post went to and back from WWF in the 80s and 90s).

    He methodically expanded and his expansion was fueled by cable, PPV, Hogan and Wrestlemania. WCW made a much bigger raid on WWF than WWF did on the territories.
     
  8. Smigg Silver Belt

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    And there were helpful moments, like selling the TBS SuperStation timeslot for $1,000,000 and using that to pay for WrestleMania, which created the juggernaut.
     
  9. lakersfan45 That's sardo! No mr, accent on the do!

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    You clearly have no understanding of what a promoter is or does
     
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    He is reported in the WON to have lost 4-6 million in 1984.

    He then in 1985 got 500,000 from Inoki to lease talent, a million from JCP for the TBS slot, signed TV deals with CBS and NBC and Mania CCTV ticket sales netted 4 million.
     
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