Thursday, June 15, 2023

the last book I ever read (Ringmaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America, excerpt four)

from Ringmaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America by Andrew Riesman:

Looking back now, Meltzer says that, if anything, his younger self wasn’t being hyperbolic enough.

Maybe the most important year in wrestling history would be 1984, when I think about it,” he tells me. “In 1984, there were the machinations every single week. That was the year that changed everything.” The territory system didn’t disappear that year, “but the seeds were sown in ’84,” he says. “When [Vince] went out, it was obvious to me that the Kansas Cities and the Portlands—those types of territories were doomed, and there would be a few that survived. But you what, I was even wrong on those.”

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