- WWE's latest top 10 video looks at big men destroying underdogs. Some of the squashes profiled include Yokozuna crushing Koko B. Ware, The Great Khali defeating Jamie Noble, Undertaking beating Nunzio and Braun Strowman squashing James Ellsworth. The Big Show slamming Rey Mysterio into the ring post while Mysterio was on a stretcher topped the list.
The McMahons, however, envisioned a national wrestling empire, and at times showed little concern for the fates of rival promoters who stood in their way. Their not-so-small business swallowed up many of the other existing regional wrestling organizations and established what is effectively a monopoly over the industry.
Vince McMahon has bragged about pushing his competitors out of business.
"In the old days, there were wrestling fiefdoms all over the country, each with its own little lord in charge," Vince McMahon told Sports Illustrated in 1991. "Each little lord respected the rights of his neighboring little lord. No takeovers or raids were allowed. There were maybe 30 of these tiny kingdoms in the U.S. and if I hadn't bought out my dad, there would still be 30 of them, fragmented and struggling. I, of course, had no allegiance to those little lords."