Pro Wrestling in the '80s

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25 years ago, on Feb. 10, 1989, the WWF (now WWE) admitted that pro wrestling is just an "entertainment" exhibition and not a sport, to gain deregulation from the laws that apply to boxing and other sports that cause serious injury.

SI takes a look back at pro wrestling in the 1980s, including some never-before-seen pics from award-winning photographer Walter Iooss Jr.

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