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It’s been nine years since the Monday Night Wars, when both the WWF and WCW battled for talent, viewership and dominance in the wrestling world. Now, on the verge of a second war, hear the inside stories from two of the most controversial players in the WWF vs. WCW battle.
Vince Russo & Ed Ferrara
They gained fame as the minds behind Monday Night Raw. They are credited with helping Steve Austin, the Rock, DX, the Undertaker, Mankind, and others reach their fullest potential with the WWF audience. Their influence was front and center as the WWF overpowered WCW in the ratings war. And then one day they were gone, lured away by the competition.
In an exclusive contest by The History of WWE, you can hear the candid comments from Vince Russo & Ed Ferrara as they recap their careers in both the WWF and WCW, how they came to work for the WWF, working closely with Vince McMahon, writing Raw, and their decision to leave for WCW.
For right or wrong, both men have faced heavy criticism over the years. And they respond to much of it in this 9-hour DVD set, whether it be the sex and language which defined the Attitude Era, the way they left the WWF, Ferrara’s portrayal of Oklahoma, the death of Owen Hart, or the worked-shoot angles that dominated WCW in 1999 and 2000.
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Each week, The History of WWE will be giving away a different DVD shoot interview. Keep them for yourself or pass them along to friends and family. Previous weeks have seen fans across the country take home shoot interviews of Bret Hart, Demolition, the Hardy Boyz, Tatanka, Jim Neidhart, Scott Steiner, Kevin Nash, Goldust, Rey Mysterio Jr., and the New Age Outlaws.
To enter: Visit http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com and follow these simple directions: e-mail your name and mailing address and, in the subject line, put “Vince & Ed.” It’s as easy as that.
The winner will be announced next Monday during the website’s weekly podcast. And be sure to keep an eye on future contests. We’ve got dozens more shoot interviews left to give away – could one go to you?
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About The History of WWE
The History of WWE.com (http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com) was created in February 2002 with the intent of documenting in detail all the in-ring action of the WWE dating back to its inception in 1963. Over the years, the website has grown to include WCW and ECW results, thousands of newspaper clippings and promotional advertisements, match listings for WWE home videos and DVD releases, a thriving message board, title histories, audio interviews, columns, and reviews. As of July 2009, the site has expanded to also feature Jim Crockett Promotions results dating back to 1983.
The website has attracted praise from wrestling journalists (“An amazing and excellent resource that I use almost daily to double check facts.” – Mike Johnson, PWInsider.com), book authors (“Invaluable” – Michael Krugman, Andre the Giant: A Legendary Life), and wrestlers themselves (“We love your site.” – Jimmy “Boogie Woogie Man” Valiant).
– Graham Cawthon
Editor, The History of WWE
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