The Most Amazing Untold Story in Proffesional Wrestling History.
by Shaw "Crusher" Crossen
In 1984, a new wrestling league was created on a cable television channel in Minnesota. "The Kids Pro Wrestling Show" started out as fun and games, but was soon seen in the living rooms of thousands across the country via cable television, and the National Wrestling Federation (NWF) was born. For five years, the NWF was managed and promoted by a young and talented kid named Shawn Crossen, otherwise known as "Crusher Crossen" in the ring. In 1984, Shawn was just 14 years old, but by 1986, he was promoting live wrestling venues at local armory halls in front of hundreds of paid spectators and nationwide cable audiences. But going from bed mattresses in a basement to live public cards in a professional wrestling ring did not come easy. The evolution took years to accomplish with many obstacles along the way. From cable tv suspensions to insurance problems, there were always a host of problems to deal with.