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While largely discounted as a genuine sport by most, professional wrestling has evolved from a minor source of entertainment to a culturally powerful multi-media complex. In acknowledging the open secret, pro wrestling was finally choosing to be transparent about its use of artifice they would never again be able to claim that wrestling was a sport, not a show. Wrestling became an international phenomenon with the expansion of the world wrestling federation (wwf) throughout the 1990’s, professional wrestling achieved highs in both viewers and financial success during a time of fierce competition among competing promotions, such as wwf, world championship wrestling, and extreme championship wrestling. In april 1999, entertainment weekly asked its readers what many were surely wondering to themselves: how did wrestling get so big as a consequence of the heated ratings competition between world championship wrestling (wcw) and the world wrestling federation (wwf), the spectacle had taken over monday nights on prime-time cable television.
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