Category Archives: Building an Empire

Building an Empire: 1987

Heading into 1987, WWF decided that the popularity of the PPV concept meant that one more could be added to the calendar. Rather than The Wrestling Classic, this would be an annual occurrence, where teams of WWF superstars would battle in the ring and strive to survive! I’ve always been a huge fan of the […]

Building an Empire: 1986

Following the relative success of Wrestlemania 1, the WWF decided to make it an annual event with the 2nd running in three different venues. Their PPV calendar was rounded out this year with another show in August dubbed ‘The Big Event’ which was staged across the border in Toronto. The Dream Team (c) vs The […]

Building an Empire: 1985

As of this year, the WWE is celebrating over thirty years of PPVs. From humble beginnings (as humble as you can get with Mr T. in the main event and Muhammad Ali involved, among others), with two shows in 1985 to the monthly PPV extravaganza that peaked during the Monday Night Wars and has continued […]