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World Wrestling Entertainment is a global entertainment brand that focuses mainly on professional wrestling. The company also produces music, films and television programming.

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20 Mar, 1959
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Sting born in Omaha

Birth

Sting is born in Omaha, Nebraska despite being billed from Venice Beach, California during his wrestling career. Sting develops an early interest in body building.

I never did the powerlifting thing, but the goal was to lift heavy. Four plates squatting for reps – 4-5, 8-10, 315 for 20, 225 for 50 – leg extensions, leg curls and that’s how we trained every single week. On the bench , my best was 435 – I was younger and I was on the gas, too. There were guys who weighed a lot less than I did who could easily do that. But I didn’t really train for power or strength. I trained for size. That’s all I was training for.

23 Jan, 1984
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WWE Champion

Wins Sport Event

Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to claim his first WWE championship, kick-starting the Hulkamania craze of the 1980’s.

He was good. Hogan was a big man, he had a bodybuilder body and charisma. I had so much hate, people want to hurt me wherever I go. He win and make all his All-American fans happy. Since then he become Hulkamania, but everybody remember, without Iron Sheik, no Hulkamania.

31 Mar, 1985
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Inaugural Wrestlemania

The first Wrestlemania is held at Madison Square Garden. The event boasts over 19,000 in attendance and over one million viewers on closed circuit television. The event features Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik vs The U.S. Express, Wendy Richter vs Leilani Kai and is headlined by Hulk Hogan and Mr. T vs Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff.

WWE Wrestlemania 1 Highlights [HQ]

8 Jul, 1985
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King of the Ring

Wins Sport Event

The inaugural King of the Ring tournament is held. Tito Santana, The Iron Sheik, Ricky Steamboat, Don Muraco and Paul Orndoff try to capture the crown. Muraco defeated Iron Sheik in the final round to claim the crown. Muraco comments.

It’s always an honor to be the first. The tournament that year was at the Patriots’ old stadium outdoors, so it was a big show and very cool.

7 Apr, 1986
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Wrestlemania 2

Wrestlemania 2 is held at three locations, the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois, and the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. Each venue has one main event match with a large undercard. As with the first WrestleMania, the matches are shown on closed-circuit television. The event features Mr. T vs Roddy Piper in a Boxing Match, Randy Savage vs George Steel and Hulk Hogan vs King Kong Bundy in a steel cage.

Wrestlemania 2 Highlights [HD]

14 Jul, 1986
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King of the Ring 1986

Wins Sport Event

The second King of the Ring tournament is held. Harley Race overcomes Roddy Piper, Don Muraco, Paul Orndoff and Pedro Morales to claim the crown. Race comments.

 In the tournament itself, I had to advance four times. Getting by Morales at the end was something special. He had been World Wrestling Federation Champion. He was the guy who I really wanted to face to make the King of the Ring mean something. I think overall, it did real well.

16 Oct, 1988
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King of the Ring 1988

Wins Sport Event

DiBiase defeats Randy Savage, Ken Patera and Brutus Beefcake to claim the crown at King of the Ring 1988.

I identified with Randy a lot. We both had a lot in common, in that we were both buys who grew up in this industry whose fathers were wrestlers. I’ve always believed that for kids who that grew up in the industry that it’s not just a job, but it’s something they fell in love with and something they’ve known all their lives. There’s a certain camaraderie there. In a word, Randy was charismatic.

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2nd WWE championship

Wins Sport Event

Hogan defeats Savage at Wrestlemania V to capture his second WWE championship.

When you work with Randy, it’s intense. The only other person that I could call at three or four o’clock in the morning to talk about wrestling and would even answer their phone is Vince McMahon. And that’s how Randy was. Except Randy called me! “Hey, brother. Got an idea.” So when you got in bed with Randy, you were in it for the long haul. Good or bad, brother.

1 Apr, 1990
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Wrestlemania 6

Wrestlemania 6 is held at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario with an announced attendance of 67,678. It is the first Wrestlemania to be held out of the U.S. The event features Rick Rude vs Jimmy Snuka and Hulk Hogan vs Ultimate Warrior for both the WWE championship and Intercontinental Championship.

21 Mar, 1991
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Wrestlemania 7

Wrestlemania 7 is held at  at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. The event features Hulk Hogan and Sgt. Slaughter for the WWE Championship and Ultimate Warrior vs Randy Savage in a retirement match.

24 Mar, 1991
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3rd WWE Championship

Wins Sport Event

Hogan defeats Sgt. Slaughter at Wrestlemania VII to capture his third WWE championship. Slaughter comments.

McMahon needed an opponent for Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania and wanted to keep Hogan as the hero. So he asked me if I would consider me being an Iraqi sympathizer. I had to think long and hard about it. It was hard because red, white and blue runs through my veins. There were a lot of situations where I had to forgive myself and I hoped everyone would forgive me.

Hulk Hogan & Sgt Slaughter Wrestlemania 7 Build Up Package 1991

4 Apr, 1993
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WWE debut

Ross makes his first WWE appearance as commentator at Wrestlemania 9. The Greek theme sees Ross in a toga. Ross is accompanied on commentary by Bobby Heenan and Randy Savage.

First Wrestlemania, yours truly from the state of Oklahoma. First time in a toga!

11 Oct, 1993
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WWE debut

TV Appearance

The Rock N’ Roll Express make their WWE debut on Monday Night RAW and defeat the team of Duane Gill and Barry Hardy in one minute and forty-five seconds. Morton comments:

Robert and I were rock stars and really didn’t know it. I wouldn’t change anything.

28 Dec, 1997
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Beats Hogan for WCW Title

Wins Sport Event

Sting defeats Hollywood Hulk Hogan to reclaim WCW title from the nWo faction. The match ends in controversy as Bret Hart accuses referee (Neil Patrick) of fast count and declares Sting the winner after restarting the match.

Hulk is the best ever in the business. He’s the biggest draw in wrestling history. Starrcade 1997 is still my all-time favorite match.

Hulk Hogan vs Sting – World Heavyweight title – WCW Monday Nitro – 8/23/99

28 Jun, 1998
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Hell in a Cell

Wins Sport Event

Foley faces The Undertaker in first WWE pay-per-view Hell in a Cell match. During the match, Foley is thrown from the top of the cage twice. Foley loses the bout.

Man, that was a good one, and we were having a good time thinking completely ludicrous things to do inside, outside, and on top of the cage. After a while I got serious and said quietly to Terry, “I think I can do it.”

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