During his reign, he wrestled across America and in Japan (February 1978), facing challengers such as former champion Bruno Sammartino, Jack Brisco , Dusty Rhodes , Pedro Morales , Don Muraco , Mil Mascaras , Strong Kobayashi and Riki Choshu .  On 25 January 1978 in Miami , Florida at the Orange Bowl football stadium, Graham wrestled against then- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Harley Race in a WWWF World Heavyweight Championship vs. NWA World Heavyweight Championship unification match which ended in a one-hour time-limit draw.    Although a defeat by Bob Backlund , who was to embody the virtuous junior "all-American" wrestler, had been written into Graham's current contract with the WWWF, Graham suggested another outcome to McMahon: that Ivan Koloff should turn on him, thus starting a feud that would make Graham a fan favorite . McMahon refused because of the handshake deal to make Backlund the new fan favorite champion and he did not want to go back on his word. It was also unheard of for a counter-cultural character like Graham to be a fan favorite, because McMahon and many old promoters saw Graham as a confirmed heel and therefore a negative role model. Graham eventually "lost" the title to Backlund on February 20, 1978. 
On April 29, 1999, the WWF made its return to terrestrial television , airing a special program known as SmackDown! on the fledgling UPN network. The Thursday night show became a weekly series on August 26, 1999—competing directly with WCW's Thursday night program Thunder on TBS . In 2000, the WWF, in collaboration with television network NBC , announced the creation of the XFL , a new professional football league that debuted in 2001.  The league had high ratings for the first few weeks, but initial interest waned and its ratings plunged to dismally low levels (one of its games was the lowest-rated prime-time show in the history of American television). NBC walked out on the venture after only one season, but McMahon intended to continue alone. However, after being unable to reach a deal with UPN, McMahon shut down the XFL. 
Usually, topical steroid withdrawal can have one of two different presentations. The first is red, burning skin, also known as Red Skin Syndrome. Red Skin Syndrome is primarily diagnosed in women older than eighteen years of age, although anyone can develop this condition. Symptoms of Red Skin Syndrome include a worsening of appearance at the rash site, a rash that spreads beyond the original site, and “rebound” redness in areas that previously responded to treatment. There isn’t an effective treatment for Red Skin Syndrome, but the application of cold cloths may bring some temporary relief to the burning symptoms.