World Champions Podcast
About This Show
Professional wrestling has had a magnificently wild history. Join narrator J Onwuka on an exploration of how a sport became an artform, how business rose and fell, and how legendary wrestlers came to dominate this distinctly modern genre.
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Check out the latest World Champions Podcast
and hear about the nitty-gritty backroom fracas that wracked the
National Wrestling Alliance throughout the 50s.
Even though they had a very successful run in the ring with
Lou Thesz as their champion, behind the scenes the
NWA was set upon almost immediately by lawsuits, disgruntled
opponents, and the United States government.
Promotional 'wars' erupted in the Pacific Northwest, in Texas, and
in southern California, all of them challenging the Alliance's
dominance. The NWA did survive these trials but not without a lot
of heartache and a lot of loss. The question really is: how much
did the NWA manage to save despite this all-around attack?
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