The Brawl To Settle It All Airs On MTV

by Mark Long

Wendi Richter - historyofwrestling.comWorking in partnership, the World Wrestling Federation and MTV present “The Brawl To Settle It All,” which airs in prime time on the cable network.  The unique special took place eight months prior to WrestleMania 1 and was a major event in the “Rock ‘n Wrestling Connection” storyline that involved Cyndi Lauper.  Broadcast live from New York’s Madison Square Garden, the show featured just one match from the M.S.G. card; Wendi Richter defeating The Fabulous Moolah to capture the WWF Women’s Championship.  Based on Lauper’s involvement and the strength of the Richter-Moolah feud, “The Brawl To End It All” garnered MTV the highest rating (at that time) in the history of the network.