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Happy birthday, Vince McMahon!

It's WWE Chairman of the Board Vince McMahon's birthday today! Come celebrate it right here!

WCW got a new owner on Nitro

On March 26, 2001, Shane McMahon shows up on World Championship Wrestling's (WCW) Monday Nitro to announce himself as the new owner.

The 'T' in TNA stands for Thursdays now, right?

On March 8, 2010, TNA Impact! made its move to Monday nights to go head-to-head with WWE's Monday Night RAW. Two months later, they were back on Thursday night. D'oh!

On the verge of new "golden era" in pro wrestling?

Or not? Has the WWE Universe expanded to the point it is too big to fail, or is it actually so big it must fail?

DirecTV interested in carrying WWE Network

While there is still no launch date set in stone and the WWE Network has been on shaky ground since it was announced, there now appears to be some serious movement on that front in the form of DirecTV interest.

The Finger Poke of Doom and putting butts in seats

What may have been the biggest mistake WCW ever made occurred on this date in history: The infamous Finger Poke of Doom.

On this date in WCW history: The debut of Monday Nitro

The very first episode of Monday Nitro occurred on this date in history, with Lex Luger making his big return and WCW becoming a major player in the Monday Night Wars.

USAToday takes a look at tonight's (July 23) historic Raw 1000 broadcast

WWE loves mainstream press. And it doesn't get any more mainstream at USA Today. The national newspaper took a look at the company on the day of Raw 1000.

On this date in WWE history: Eric Bischoff shows up on Raw and flushes millions of dollars down the toilet

It was on this date in WWE history that Eric Bischoff showed up on Monday Night Raw ... and gave Vince McMahon a hug, potentially throwing away millions of dollars.

On this date in pro wrestling history: Black Saturday

Long before the Monday Night Wars between the WWF and WCW, Vince McMahon and Ted Turner clashed heads in the mid 1980s over a Saturday night time slot on TBS. On this date in history was Black Saturday, when McMahon showed up on TBS.

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