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A Brief History Of World Wrestling All-Stars

What happened between WCW closing its doors and TNA opening for business?

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When the bell tolled one final time on World Championship Wrestling, the sports entertainment landscape would never be the same again. No more Monday Night Wars, no more channel hopping from one wrestling show to the other and, worst of all, no more competition for Vince McMahon.

However, out of the ashes of World Championship Wrestling rose the phoenix of World Wrestling All-Stars. Okay, “phoenix” may be a bit of a stretch... maybe more of an angry, defiant seagull. Either way, WWA was born and WCW loyalists had a new fix to stave off the Nitro withdrawal.

Travelling the world between 2001 and 2003, World Wrestling All-Stars was a short-lived touring promotion that held several wrestling PPVs across the globe. WWA boasted countless stars of the Attitude Era, bolstered by an array of impressive up and coming talent, and seemingly picked up where WCW had left off.

In an era dominated by WWF as the sole survivor of the wrestling war, fans were given a much needed alternative, if they knew where to look. WWA has since become a forgotten part of wrestling history but their existence was influential in shaping the landscape of things to come.

Enough chit chat. Grab your reading glasses and open up the WWA scrapbook as we relive the history of World Wrestling All-Stars.

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