Wanted to get your take on the booking philosophy of champions back in the day and the challengers they worked with.
It seems the two ways of booking champions was to either bring in a monster of for a few months for the baby face champ (WWWF) or have the heel champion travel around the affiliate territories facing the local top guy (NWA).
My question is, was it better for a challengers career to be the guy that challenged Sammartino in New York and lost. Or be the hometown guy in Texas who challenged Harley Race and lost?
I imagine the pay day for working at MSG might be better, but does your career at home as a top level guy mean more long term?