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It is the mid 80's. You are a superfan of old fashioned southern style wrasslin. You are a loyal viewer of NWA World Champtionship Wrestling
on TBS Superstation to the point where you curse the Braves for interrupting your treasured NWA stars
on the mat. You HATE WWF, with all its glitter and glamour and Hollywood aspirations
. That hatred is personified in Vince McMahon Jr.
, a smarmy troll of a man who is pushing his WWF promotion ever eastward, westward, and worldwide. Imagine your horror when you turn on your television and tune to TBS on Saturday, July 14th and see this
The effects of Black Saturday were major in the industry as detailed here
. Ted Turners distaste for Vince McMahon's product essentially led to the formation of WCW as a separate entity from the long standing NWA
with Turner pouring countless millions upon millions of dollars into it in an attempt to crush WWF out of the business. Of course, we all know how that ended when Vince McMahon again showed up on WCW television in 2001
. But that ultimate victory was forshadowed on one dark Saturday in 1984.