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  wwwf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In mid-April, Rogers was then awarded the new WWWF title after the WWWF claimed he won a (fictitious) tournament in Rio de Janeiro.
The WWWF rejoined the NWA in 1971 and their world title was dropped to the status of a regional title.
The WWWF became the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in mid-1979.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /WWWF.html   (430 words)

 The Way Back Machine (tm) @ WWWF Grudge Match
WWWF Tournament Of Champions IV: Rumble in D.C. Robert Stack and John Walsh vs. Jack Palance and Leonard Nimoy
WWWF Tournament Of Champions I: Escape from the Death Star
WWWF Tournament Of Champions VII: Return to D.C. The Battle of the James Bonds
www.grudge-match.com /History   (306 words)

 World Wrestling Entertainment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mondt and the WWWF wanted Rogers to keep the NWA Championship, but Rogers was unwilling to sacrifice his $25,000 deposit on the belt (titleholders at the time had to pay a deposit to ensure they would honor their commitments as champion).
In mid-April, Rogers was awarded the new WWWF Championship following an apocryphal tournament in Rio de Janeiro.
The WWWF rejoined the NWA in 1971 and the WWWF Championship was lowered to the status of a regional title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/WWE   (3881 words)

 WWWF presents Ground Zero EMERGENCY EDITION: Cenobites vs. Sith
This is a temporary fix while WWWF is down due to their server going kablooey.
To prevent looting, general distress, etc. in light of this catastrophe, we at WWWF are pleased to announce that Mister T has arrived with his retinue to patrol the streets and maintain order at this time.
All this time that WWWF Emergency Edition was running, I've been writing a book, something I've been developing for awhile now.
www.angelfire.com /nc2/darthsidious/wwwf.html   (2916 words)

 The World Titles an Historical Perspective
During March of 1979 The WWWF Heavyweight Title was renamed The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Heavyweight Title.
Note: During 1971, the WWWF World Heavyweight Title was secondary to the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Title.
In fact, The WWWF Championship was reduced from World Title status to a regional title when Capital Wrestling Corporation, owned by Vince McMahon Sr., rejoined the NWA.
members.aol.com /solie11/worldt.html   (9656 words)

 PAGE OF FAME: Baron Mikel Scicluna
Twice wrestled Bruno Sammartino for the WWWF title at Madison Square Garden in 1966.
Scicluna won the WWWF tag title with King Curtis Iaukea in 1972, defeating Karl Gotch and Rene Goulet.
Wrestled Pedro Morales for the WWWF title in a 1972 Madison Square Garden main event.
www.garywill.com /wrestling/canada/scicluna.htm   (337 words)

 Professional Wrestling Online Museum - Spotlight on Bruno Sammartino
In the end, Sammartino held the WWWF gold for 11 years all total, during two reigns, resulting in more WWF records that will likely never be broken...
His record-setting 7-year WWWF reign was ended on January 17, 1971 by "The Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff, who used his infamous top-rope Russian Knee Drop to get the pin over the man that nobody could beat.
Sammartino eventually took a short sabbatical from the WWWF after losing the title to Koloff, and during one of his few non-WWWF ventures, he travelled to the Midwest and won the World Wrestling Association (W.W.A.) World Tag Team title with Dick The Bruiser on July7, 1973.
www.wrestlingmuseum.com /pages/bios/halloffame/brunobio.html   (1287 words)

 WWWF / WWF / WWE International / World Tag Team Title History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A tournament was held in Tokyo to crown new WWWF International Tag Team Champions.
The Mongols left the WWWF in early 1971 taking the International Tag Team Titles with them to NJPW.
Defeat the WWWF International Tag Team Champions to unify the two titles.
flamevault.com /~marino/rr/wwftag.html   (971 words)

 Professional Wrestling Online Museum - Ring Chronicle Hall of Fame Inductee - The Grand Wizard
It was his intellect, an almost "mad genius" aspect to his character, that allowed this frail man to become the WWWF's diabolical leader of champions, perhaps the most successful manager of his day, and an inspiration for future managers in wrestling.
Considering that the WWWF's management had traditionally preferred "good guy" champions during its (at that time) short history, the fact that Graham and The Wizard were so popular -- despite their "bad guy" personas -- was quite an accomplishment for a "heel" WWWF champion and manager in that era.
The loose alliance that the three maintained was one of the most successful "partnerships" of the 1970's, and weaved its way in and out of various WWWF storylines for years.
www.wrestlingmuseum.com /pages/bios/halloffame/wizbio.html   (1463 words)

 Bruno Sammartino: The Living Legend
Then on May 17, 1963, Bruno defeated Nature Boy Buddy Rogers to capture the WWWF Heavyweight Wrestling Championship and from that night on he successfully defended his title with such enthusiasm and tenacity that no other wrestler could ever hope to defeat him.
He was very successful and talented during his WWWF tenure, and even won the tag team championship along with Tony Garea by defeating the Yukon Lumberjacks.
Throughout his career in the WWWF, in every championship bout that Bruno fought in at Madison Square Garden it was to record crowds.
users.aol.com /solie/bruno.html   (1417 words)

 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
WWWF Tag Team titles w/Tony Garea defeating Mr.
October 7, 1974 - WWWF MSG: Bobby Duncum beat Haystack Calhoun when Calhoun was unable to continue due to cuts..
1974 - WWWF Philadelphia: The Valiant Brothers & Killer Kowalski defeat Andre the Giant, Haystacks Calhoun & Bruno Sammartino..
www.obsessedwithwrestling.com /profiles/h/haystacks-calhoun.html   (339 words)

 WWWF Training Camp
This is were your wrestler will hopefully rise to super-star status and become a main eventer in the WWWF.
You will have matches with other WWWF hopefulls.
IF you are good enough the PreZ of the WWWF will invite you over and sign a contract for you.
www.angelfire.com /pa3/homicyde   (110 words)

 George "The Animal" Steele   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Bruno Sammartino, the WWWF champion, and his entourage came to Detroit¹s Cobo Hall for a big match with Bulldog Brower.
The Student was spotted by Bruno¹s entourage that night in Cobo Hall and was shortly invited to wrestle in Pittsburgh.
The word traveled fast and it was not long before George invaded the WWWF with vengeance.
www.georgesteele.com /animal/bio.htm   (755 words)

 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
WWWF Champion Bruno Sammartino was touring Australia at the time, and took notice of Professor Tanaka..
Toru Tanaka became a top contender for the WWWF Title, and remained a fierce challenger to future champions..
May 13, 1967 - Philadelphia: WWWF Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Toru Tanaka by Disqualification..
www.obsessedwithwrestling.com /profiles/t/toru-tanaka.html   (4570 words)

 WWE Heavyweight Championship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This lineage charts the title back to its inception in 1963, through to when the then WWWF, at the time still just a regional wrestling promotion joined the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and the title was demoted to a regional title.
Buddy Rogers was awarded the WWWF World Title after a controversial loss of the NWA World Title to Lou Thesz.
The WWWF split from the NWA during this reign and changed its name to the World Wrestling Federation.
www.redbrick.dcu.ie /~nwo4life/wweworld.html   (1213 words)

 Superstar Billy Graham: Ring legend
Billy Graham's WWF (then the WWWF) World title reign might have started and ended in controversial manner, but his reign and effect in wrestling is still relevant today.
The Baltimore crowd was split on who their favourite was, and a lot of confusion came when Graham used the ropes to pin Sammartino.
Graham become the first major "tweener" for the WWWF, and his model was the same way in which stars like Steve Austin and Degeneration X were split.
www.canoe.ca /SlamWrestlingBiosG/graham_superstar.html   (2300 words)

 Almanac 1978 - Maple Leaf Wrestling - Pictorial
The Chief was enjoying a good run in the area including a couple of previous bouts with WWWF champion Superstar Graham in 1977.
Bravo had been a fixture in the M-A region for several years holding both the heavyweight and tag titles and was coming off a successful run with the WWWF Tag Titles (with Dom Denucci).
Bravo would have to beat former NWA World Champ Gene Kiniski to claim the belt on the card which was billed as ‘Whipper Watson Appreciation Night’.
mapleleafwrestling.4t.com /almanac/alm1978.html   (1084 words)

 Bruno Sammartino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
- WWWF Showdown At Shea '72 (September 30) = Sammartino fought to a Draw with WWWF World Champ, Pedro Morales.
- WWWF Madison Square Garden (April 26, '76) = Sammartino lost to Stan Hansen, when the referee stopped the match due to Sammartino's injuries (including a broken neck).
- WWWF Madison Square Garden (March 7, '77) = Sammartino defeated Ken Patera to retain the WWWF Heavyweight strap.
www.accelerator3359.com /Wrestling/bios/sammartino.html   (521 words)

 Championship Wrestling from Florida Misc. Events
WWWF World Champ Billy Graham drew NWA World Champ Harley Race (60:00).
WWWF World Champ Bob Backlund drew NWA World Champ Harley Race (60:00).
WWWF World Champ Bob Backlund drew NWA World Champ Harley Race.
www.prowrestlinghistory.com /supercards/usa/misc/florida/flmisc.html   (356 words)

 The Case for the World Wide Wrestling Federation - October, 1971
In the past, some people have claimed that the world wide Wrestling Federation does not have a solid base for their World's Heavyweight Championship.
Those who deny the W.W.W.F. it's rightful place have misinterpreted some of the facts, and omitted some important matches that have a bearing on the case.
Since the main dispute concerns three men, Buddy Rogers, Bruno Sammartino, and Lou Thesz, let us take a look at their won-loss record at he time the dispute arose.
www.wrestling-titles.com /wwf/case.html   (853 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - WWWF to WWE: The McMahon Family Legacy
It was into this arena that Vince McMahon Jnr stepped when he purchsed the WWWF from his aging father.
The younger McMahon, like his father before him, had grown up surrounded by the business; but unlike his father he wanted to look to the future rather than the past.
Most of the content on h2g2 is created by h2g2's Researchers, who are members of the public.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A806131   (1572 words)

 My Proj. Ren. Web Page
The WWWF was started in 1963 by Vince Mcmahon Sr.
The WWWF still goes by the name WWWF but their title is technically reduced to a regional championship.
In 1979, the WWWF's name is changed to the World Wrestling Federation(WWF).
www.albany.edu /~as3561   (2354 words)

 Electric Ferret's Links: Historical Battles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
- WWWF Grudge Match: Burt Reynolds and the prisoners from the Mean Machine (The Longest Yard) battle Spearchucker Jones and the M*A*S*H 4077th for football supremacy.
- WWWF Grudge Match: Jacques Cousteau races against fellow wildlife adventurist Marlin Perkins (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom) to be the first to discover Life on Mars.
- WWWF Grudge Match: A fraternity turf war between the Tri-Lams of 'Revenge of the Nerds' and the Delta House from 'Animal House'.
www.electricferret.com /battlelinks/Historical_Battles/more3.html   (1825 words)

 Electric Ferret's Links: Historical Battles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Alf vs. E.T. - WWWF Grudge Match: It's the battle of short, goofy aliens as Alf fights E.T. for the chance to return home.
- WWWF Grudge Match: A Hatfield & McCoy style fued erupts between the Clampetts and the cast of 90210.
- WWWF Grudge Match: Bart Simpson and Calvin (from Calvin & Hobbes) compete to be the first to drive their babysitter, Jan Brady, from the house.
www.electricferret.com /battlelinks/Historical_Battles   (1902 words)

 Solie's Title Histories:WWWF/WWF
Buddy Rogers was awarded the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) Title by promoters who broke with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).
The WWWF Title was reduced from a World Title to a regional title when the WWWF joined the NWA.
The Indiana based World Wrestling Association (WWA) World Tag Team Title with Dick The Bruiser won on 07/21/73 from Baron Von Raschke/Ernie Ladd in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
www.solie.org /titlehistories/tiwwf.html   (1871 words)

 Pro Wrestling Insider - Pro Wrestling News Inside & Out
WWWF @ Pittsburgh, PA — March 1, 1968
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Ernie Ladd
WWWF @ Cherry Hill, NJ - March 1, 1979
www.pwinsider.com /ViewArticle.asp?id=858&p=3   (1656 words)

 Pro Wrestling Insider - Pro Wrestling News Inside & Out
WWWF @ Grove City, PA — March 2, 1968
WWWF @ Washington DC - March 2, 1970
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Dick the Bruiser fought Jimmy & Johnny Valiant to a no contest
www.pwinsider.com /ViewArticle.asp?id=858&p=4   (1443 words)

 Topica Email List Directory
WWWF Mailing List -- WWWF and pop culture news (WWWF List)
Get new match announcements, bonus teasers, WWWF & pop culture news flashes and occassional humor features.
New match announcements go out with posting of new matches (typically every other Sunday).
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