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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

Mike Tyson Grappling With His Demons

Boston Globe – March 30, 1998
By Ron Borges

Mike Tyson was introduced last night as “the baddest man on the planet” when he made his entrance into WrestleMania XIV. That might be true, if you don’t include Atlanta. Continue reading

Mike Tyson Wrestling With Credibility

Boston Globe – March 27, 1998
By Shira Springer

”Access?” said the World Wrestling Federation’s media relations manager, Jay Andronaco. ”To the superstars? I don’t know. These things get pretty unpredictable.” The man knows what he markets. For the final act of yesterday’s promotional ”public workout,” Stone Cold Steve Austin found Mike Tyson’s fists in his face after champion Shawn Michaels set up Austin for a super kick. Michaels left the ring, perched on top of a limousine, and mooned the crowd. Continue reading