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Capitol Wrestling Corporation
Capitol Wrestling Corporation Ltd. was an American sports promotion company. It was run by Vincent J. McMahon from 1953–1982. Operating as the Capitol Wrestling Corporation (CWC), the company was originally a professional wrestling Professional wrestling is a form of entertainment and performing art, which combines athletics with performance. It comprises of exhibitions, called 'matches', held by touring companies called Professional wrestling promotion, promotions, in ... and boxing Boxing is a combat sport A combat sport, or fighting sport, is a competitive contact sport that usually involves one-on-one combat. In many combat sports, a contestant wins by scoring more points than the opponent or by disabling the opponent ... promotion and later became the sanctioning body for the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). The Capitol Wrestling Corporation is the precursor to today's WWE World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc ...
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Private Company
A privately held company or private company is a company which does not offer or trade its company stock (share (finance), shares) to the general public on the stock market exchanges, but rather the company's stock is offered, owned and traded or exchanged privately or Over-the-counter (finance), over-the-counter. In the case of a close corporation, there are a relatively small number of shareholders or company members. Related terms are closely held corporation, unquoted company, and unlisted company. Though less visible than their public company, publicly traded counterparts, private companies have major importance in the world's economy. In 2008, the 441 list of largest private non-governmental companies by revenue, largest private companies in the United States accounted for ($1.8 trillion) in revenues and employed 6.2 million people, according to Forbes. In 2005, using a substantially smaller pool size (22.7%) for comparison, the 339 companies on ''Forbes'' survey of closely ...
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Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster () is an American publishing company and a subsidiary of ViacomCBS ViacomCBS Inc. is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest In finance Finance is the study of financial institutions, financial .... It was founded in New York City on January 2, 1924 by Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster. As of 2016, Simon & Schuster was the third largest publisher in the United States, publishing 2,000 titles annually under 35 different imprints Imprint or imprinting may refer to: Entertainment * Imprint (TV series), ''Imprint'' (TV series), Canadian television series * Imprint (Masters of Horror), "Imprint" (''Masters of Horror''), episode of TV show ''Masters of Horror'' * Imprint (fil .... History Early years In 1924, Richard Simon's aunt, a crossword puzzle A crossword is a word puzzle that usually takes the form of a square or a rec ...
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Massachusetts
Massachusetts (, ), officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ''The State'' (newspaper), a daily newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, Un ... in the New England New England is a region comprising six states in the Northeastern United States The Northeastern United States (also referred to as the American Northeast, the Northeast, and the East Coast) is a geographical region In geography G ... region of the United States The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country Continental United States, primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 U.S. state, states, a Washington, D.C., .... It borders on the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Maine , image = , alt ...
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ECW Press
ECW Press is a Canadian book publisher located in Toronto, Ontario. It was founded by Jack David and Robert Lecker in 1974 as a Canada, Canadian literary magazine named ''Essays on Canadian Writing''. They started publishing trade and scholarly books in 1979. ECW Press publishes a range of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, sport, and Popular culture, pop culture. In 2015, Publishers Weekly listed ECW Press as one of the fastest-growing independent publishers in North America. ECW Press releases around 50 new titles a year. History The company was founded by Jack David and Robert Lecker in 1974 as a Canada, Canadian literary magazine named ''Essays on Canadian Writing''. Five years later, ECW published its first books—trade and scholarly titles. It started with two principal series: the ''Annotated Bibliography of Canada's Major Authors'' (ABCMA) and ''Canadian Writers and Their Works'' (CWTW). Through the 1980s, ECW upgraded its typesetting facilities, published reference titl ...
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Jim Barnett (wrestling)
James Edward Barnett (June 9, 1924 – September 18, 2004) was an American professional wrestling promoter, and one of the owners of the Indianapolis National Wrestling Alliance promotion, Australia's World Championship Wrestling (Australia), World Championship Wrestling and Georgia Championship Wrestling. He also served as a federal officeholder during the Presidency of Jimmy Carter. Professional wrestling career Barnett was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He attended the University of Chicago in the 1940s. In 1949, he went to work for Fred Kohler (wrestling promoter), Fred Kohler's wrestling magazine "Wrestling as You Like It" in Chicago. He eventually became involved in the operations of Kohler's wrestling promotion. In 1955, Barnett became a part-owner (with Kohler) of the National Wrestling Alliance promotion in Indianapolis. He moved to Indianapolis. In 1958, he entered into a partnership with wrestling promoter Johnny Doyle and started to run wrestling shows on a national ...
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Lou Albano
Louis Vincent Albano (July 29, 1933 – October 14, 2009) was an Italian-American professional wrestler, manager and actor, who performed under the ring/stage name, "Capt." Lou Albano. He was active as a professional wrestler from 1953 until 1969 before becoming a manager until 1995. Over the course of his 42-year career, Albano guided 15 different tag teams and three singles competitors to championship gold. Albano was one of the "Triumvirate of Terror", a threesome of nefarious WWF managers which included The Grand Wizard of Wrestling and Freddie Blassie Frederick Kenneth Blassie (February 8, 1918 – June 2, 2003), better known as "Classy" Freddie Blassie, was an American professional wrestling Professional wrestling is a type of athletic exhibition and entertainment involving wrestling matches .... The trio was a fixture in the company for a decade until The Grand Wizard's death in 1983. A unique showman, with an elongated beard, rubber band facial piercings, and loud ...
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Heel (professional Wrestling)
In professional wrestling Professional wrestling is a form of entertainment and performing art, which combines athletics with performance. It comprises of exhibitions, called 'matches', held by touring companies called Professional wrestling promotion, promotions, in ..., a heel (also known as a ''rudo'' in ''lucha libre Lucha libre (, meaning "freestyle wrestling" or literally translated as "free fight") is the term used in Mexico for professional wrestling Professional wrestling is a form of entertainment and performing art, which combines athletics w ...'') is a wrestler who portrays a villain A villain (also known as a "black hat Black hat, blackhats, or black-hat refers to: Arts, entertainment, and media * Black hat (computer security), a hacker who violates computer security for little reason beyond maliciousness or for person ..., "bad guy" or "rulebreaker" and acts as an antagonist An antagonist is a character in a story who is presented a ...
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Face (professional Wrestling)
In professional wrestling, a face (babyface) is a heroic, "good guy" or "fan favorite" wrestler, Glossary of professional wrestling terms#Book, booked (scripted) by the Glossary of professional wrestling terms#Promotion, promotion with the aim of being cheered by fans, and acts as a protagonist to the Heel (professional wrestling), heels, who are the Villain, villainous antagonist or "bad guy" characters. Traditionally, they wrestle within the rules and avoid cheating (in contrast to the villains who use illegal moves and call in additional wrestlers to do their work for them) while behaving positively towards the Referee (professional wrestling), referee and the audience. Such characters are also referred to as blue-eyes in Professional wrestling in the United Kingdom, British wrestling and ''técnicos'' in ''lucha libre''. The face character is portrayed as a hero relative to the Heel (professional wrestling), heel wrestlers, who are analogous to villains. Not everything a face ...
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Heart Attack
A myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow Hemodynamics American and British English spelling differences#ae and oe, or haemodynamics are the Fluid dynamics, dynamics of blood flow. The circulatory system is controlled by homeostasis, homeostatic mechanisms of autoregulation, just as hydraul ... decreases or stops to the coronary artery The coronary arteries are the arterial blood vessels of coronary circulationCoronary () may, as shorthand in English, be used to mean: * Coronary circulation, the system of arteries and veins in mammals ** Coronary artery disease Coronary art ... of the heart The heart is a cardiac muscle, muscular Organ (biology), organ in most animals, which pumps blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system. The pumped blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the body, while carrying metabolic waste ..., causing damage to the heart muscle Cardiac muscle (also called heart muscle or myocardi ...
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Bruno Sammartino
Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino (October 6, 1935 – April 18, 2018) was an Italian-American Professional wrestling, professional wrestler, best known for his work with the WWE, World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF, now WWE). There, he held the WWE Championship, WWWF World Heavyweight Championship (WWWF Heavyweight Championship during his second reign) for more than 11 years (4,040 days) across two reigns, the first of which is List of WWE Champions, the longest single reign in the promotion's history at 2,803 days. He is overall a two-time Professional wrestling championship#World championships, world champion in professional wrestling. Dubbed "The Italian Strongman" and "The Strongest Man in the World" early in his career, Sammartino later earned the title "The Living Legend". Known for his powerful Professional wrestling holds#Bear hug, bearhug finishing move, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. Sammartino became a vocal critic ...
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WWE World Heavyweight Championship
The WWE Championship is a world heavyweight championshipWorld heavyweight championship may refer to: * List of heavyweight boxing champions, World heavyweight boxing championship (professional) ** World Colored Heavyweight Championship (early twentieth-century) * World heavyweight championship (profession ... created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion A professional wrestling promotion is a company or business that regularly performs shows involving professional wrestling. "Promotion" also describes a role which entails management, advertising and logistics of running a wrestling event (''see pr ... WWE World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., d/b/a WWE, is an American integrated media and entertainment company that is primarily known for professional wrestling Professional wrestling is a type of athletic exhibition and entertainment involving ..., currently defended on their Raw Raw is an adjective usually describing: * Raw materials, basic mater ...
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NWA World Heavyweight Championship
The NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship is a world heavyweight championshipWorld heavyweight championship may refer to: * List of heavyweight boxing champions, World heavyweight boxing championship (professional) ** World Colored Heavyweight Championship (early twentieth-century) * World heavyweight championship (profession ... owned and promoted by the American American(s) may refer to: * American, something of, from, or related to the United States of America, commonly known as the United States The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US), or America, is ... professional wrestling promotion A professional wrestling promotion is a company A company, abbreviated as co., is a legal entity In law, a legal person is any person A person (plural people or persons) is a being that has certain capacities or attributes such as reas ... National Wrestling Alliance The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is an American profess ...
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