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Okay, it seems everybody in today's wrestling knows who is part of the creative team and produces the angles that we see.

My question revolves around the time period of around 1980-1984.  Who were the guys behind the scenes coming with the angles and creating storylines?

The easy answer is McMahon, Jr., but I would say think that he was getting help from others.  Monsoon's name seems to come up for everything, so I do not if he was the sole person in charge of these things.  I know Patterson was doing some behind-the-scenes work around that time period. 

Has anybody read anything or heard anything as to how things were produced around that time period?

I have asked this question on other boards and never got a real concise answer or even a weighted opinion.  For example, somebody made the decision back then to use Bob Orton as Riper's bodyguard "Ace."  Somebody had to think of this and then put it into action.

I know there are people on here who have read alot of the books that are out, so I thought I would try it here. 

Did Vince sr. or Vince Jr. have a "right-hand" man or a team set up? 

 



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I had read somewhere a long time ago that Vince K. McMahon was in charge of the Intercontinental Title and the Tag Team Title.  That his dad was in charge of the Heavyweight Title. This naturally would be the end of the 70's and beginiing of the 80's. 

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George Scott often gets overlooked but he was a MAJOR creative force in the WWF during the time and probably came up with most of those ideas, getting approval and having those ideas tweaked by Vince of course.



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I haveheard Gearge Scott's name come up before.  What is his background?  Was a he a friend of the McMahon's? 



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He's a huge creative force in wrestling in the '70s and '80s with a background as a wrestler and booker in numerous territories (most notably Mid-Atlantic I think).  He booked the first Starrcade and the first 2 Wrestlemanias so yeah, he's pretty damn important.



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As I recall, Pat Patterson took over as booker sometime in '79/80. Gorilla Monsoon had say as well since he owned a piece of the office. I would guess Bruno still did also. I heard the same thing as Ron regarding elder Vince controlling the Heavyweight Title, and Vinnie the Tag Title. Don't know when Vinnie got that duty. Clearly by the '80-84 timeframe, Vinnie was preparing to take over from his father. I think Patterson was pretty much his "right hand man". Not sure when George Scott came in but as Rossi said he was respected as a booker , notably in Mid Atlantic and he also booked Georgia in the early '80s to name a couple.

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George Scott came in right after Starrcade in early '84, around the same time as Piper, Valentine, the Briscos, and some of the other Mid-Atlantic guys.



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Someone else I heard who had a hand in booking though I think later on in the eighties, who I would have never thought of was Tito Santana. Not sure if it is true or not and I can't remember where I heard it from but always wanted someone to validate whether it is true or not. Anyone ever hear of this?

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Never heard that and I sincerely doubt it.



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I would guess that Iron Shiek winning the WWF title would be the point where Vince took over booking that belt.



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Vince bought the company in mid 1982 so he had been in control for 1 1/2 years by the time Sheik won.



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About Tito, he never mentioned it in his shoot interview.  Tito did talk about wanting to turn heel.

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Wasn't Backlund kept as champ pretty much because Vince Sr. wanted it?



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