he story goes back to 1925, when the grandfather of WWE, Roderick McMahon began to promote some boxing matches in the city of New York. The birthday of modern wrestling can be considered the day when two persons met: Roderick McMahon and Josef Mondt. They founded the CWC (Capitol Wrestling Corporation), the corporation that will evolve to WWE in the modern days.
Next step is made in 1953, when CWC joined the National Wrestling Alliance, which brought the business to a more legitimate level. Also in 1953, McMahon’s son, Vincent took over his father, beginning the tradition of a McMahon being at the helm of the company. In 1956, CWC began to air wrestling matches.
The 1963 can be considered the year of birth for World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF). The story is simple: CWC’s wrestler Buddy Rogers won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. By the rules of CWC he had to defend his title of to pay $25,000. Buddy chose to defend the title and lost the fight and the title. CWC’s heads got upset and decided to leave the NWA.
In late 60’s, Mondt decided to retire and Vincent McMahon became the sole head of the WWWF. At the same time, McMahon was on the board of directors for the NWA, and organized several matches between NWA and WWWF champions. Most of them ended in a way that no real winner was determined.
30 years ago, in 1979, the WWWF became WWF – World Wrestling Federation, and changed its owner to Vincent J. McMahon. In 1982, the ownership passes to his son, Vincent K. McMahon, who began to expand the WWF.
Vincent K. McMahon was the first McMahon that began selling the WWF TV Shows to TV stations and on VHS tapes all over the USA and abroad. He was the one to hire Hulk Hogan – an 80’s wrestling and movie star. That worked excellent for WWF promotion, which became worldwide popular.
So, it was Vincent K. McMahon, who redefined both: the sport and the show, and he can be considered the father of WWE.