4 Ways the WWE Could Have Been Stopped from Going Global

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4 Ways the WWE Could Have Been Stopped from Going Global
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Vince McMahon, emperor of the wrestling world.

As we all know, 1985 was when professional wrestling became an international phenomenon as the WWE started to grow exponentially. Vince McMahon had "literally" (as Gorilla Monsoon loved to say) bet the house on the Hulkster at WrestleMania I and, lucky for him, it panned out.

There were several circumstances, however, that would have easily derailed the plans, and wrestling as we know it today would have never been the same.

Surprisingly, some of these had nothing to do with McMahon or his company.

We will look at a few personalities, territories and scenarios from the 1980's—before and after the first Wrestlemania—that each had to fall into place to catapult the then-WWF firmly into the world's psyche.

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