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Pro Wrestling Takes Bite Out Of ABC

Ocala Star-Banner – January 17, 1999
By Richard Burton

For those of you who need more proof of how well pro wrestling has caught on, just look at the bite it took into Monday Night Football’s viewership this past year.

Thanks to the 9.2 million viewers who watched Nitro and Raw on Monday nights during the fourth quarter of 1998, Monday Night Football had to endure the lowest ratings in its 29-year history. Continue reading

Pro Wrestling: Fantasy Versus Reality

Valparaiso Times – March 27, 2001
By Bradley Cole

HAMMOND — Professional wrestling is coming back to Hammond, bringing the fantasy that thrills fans, but concerns health professionals who see children mimicking the sometimes dangerous holds and moves.

Shows such as the World Wrestling Federation’s “Smackdown” regularly captivate teen-agers and young adults with their soap operalike plots, scantily clad women and incredible athletic displays. Continue reading