Today In Pro Wrestling History (Feb 18): The WWF and MTV Present “The War to Settle the Score”

Today In Pro Wrestling History: The World Wrestling Federation and MTV join forces for “The War to Settle the Score,” featuring a headlining match between Hulk Hogan and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Hogan retained the WWF World Heavyweight Championship after Piper was disqualified in this much-anticipated showdown, which was the only match from the live event broadcast on MTV.

Today In Pro Wrestling History 18th February: The WWF and MTV Present “The War to Settle the Score”

Today In Pro Wrestling History February 18

This collaboration was part of the “Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection,” an innovative crossover between professional wrestling and mainstream pop culture. Following the success of “The Brawl to End it All” in July 1984, this event further propelled WWF into the spotlight, marking a significant period in the company’s history.

Despite achieving MTV’s highest ratings at the time, future collaborations between WWF and MTV did not materialize, reportedly due to MTV’s desire for part ownership of WWF. This led Vince McMahon to partner with NBC, launching “Saturday Night’s Main Event” three months later.

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