There have been a lot of people who have filed lawsuits against WWE and lost. But the then World Wildlife Fund WWF was one of the few who beat the WWE at its own game in 2002.
18 years ago today we blow out the birthday candles because the company known as The World Wrestling Federation wound up changing its name to World Wrestling Entertainment. It was all because the WWF thought they could get away with violating a 1994 agreement over the use of the initials with the Wildlife Fun. Looking back, the change to the WWE was for the best and long overdue.
WWF to WWE
Jack Tunney wasn’t the real President of the WWF, the man behind the commentary was in fact the owner of the company and now the evil Mr. McMahon. The Montreal Screwjob exposed how very real politics in wrestling are.
Trish Stratus bark like a dog had nothing to do with wrestling. Stone Cold dousing the ring with beer was pure entertainment. And a lot of the fans were no longer suspending their disbelief. They were totally aware that it was “fake” because the wrestlers were in fact characters and the matches were all predetermined.