On July 14th, 1948, the National Wrestling Alliance is formed by Professional Wrestling promoters throughout North America in order to avoid stringent U.S. anti-trust laws. Although run as separate "territories," promoters agree to work with each other under the NWA banner. The first President is P.L. "Pinkie" George, while Orville Brown, the reigning Midwest Wrestling Association World Heavyweight champion, is recognized as the first NWA World champion, as the MWA is absorbed into the NWA.
On July 20th, 1948, Lou Thesz defeats "Wild" Bill Longson in St.Louis to capture the National Wrestling Association World Heavyweight title.
National Wrestling Alliance is one of the oldest and greatest wrestling promotion that still spands throughout the world today.
NWA Blue Ridge
NWA Central States
NWA Championship Wrestling
NWA Main Event
NWA New England
NWA New Japan
NWA New South
NWA No Limits
NWA Pacific Northwest
NWA Pro Wrestling Evolution
NFL team in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland Browns were founded by Paul Brown and played their first season as a member of the All America Football Conference in 1946. The Browns won the AAFC title 4 straight years (1946, '47, '48, and '49).more...
In 1950 the Browns became a member of the NFL. In their first game in the NFL they beat the deffending league champion Philladelphia Eagles 35-10. Later that year the Browns won the NFL title game over the L.A. Rams, becoming the first expansion team to win the NFL title in its first season. The Browns added two more championships in 1954, and 1955. From 1950 to 1957, the Browns played in 7 of the the 8 NFL title games, including 6 straight from '50-'55. In 1964, the Browns defeated the heavily favored Baltimore Colts 27-0 in the NFL title game, winning their 4th NFL championship.
In the 1980s, the Browns won the AFC Central Division Championship 5 times, and made it as far as the AFC championship game 3 times (1986, '87, and '89). However, all three times, the Browns were denied a trip to the Super Bowl by the Denver Broncos.
In 1995 the team's owner Art Model moved the team to Baltimore and it became the Ravens. However, due to an outcry from Cleveland and it's fans, the NFL agreed to restore the Browns, and all of the stats records, and history as well. The Ravens were considerd an expansion team, and the Browns resumed play under the same NFL franchise in Cleveland in 1999.
The new Cleveland Browns have struggled over t...