Filed under: Coliseum | Tags: Arnold Skaaland, Bret Hart, Brutus Beefcake, Davey Boy Smith, Dynamite Kid, Greg Valentine, Haystack Calhoun, Hulk Hogan, Iron Sheik, Jacques Rougeau, Jim Neidhart, Ken Patera, Lou Albano, Moondog Rex, Moondog Spot, Mr Fuji, Nikolai Volkoff, Pedro Morales, Randy Savage, Raymond Rougeau, Terry Funk, Tony Atlas, Tony Garea, Toru Tanaka
This is the seventh in the Best of the WWF series, which have been pretty good so far. The box is bright yellow and has Brutus Beefcake on the cover! The matches advertised are Hart Foundation versus British Bulldogs, Dream Team versus Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff, Tony Atlas versus Ken Patera and Hulk Hogan versus Randy Savage. It all sounds good, but the big bonus is it also advertises the Slammy Awards, which should be great fun. I’m looking forward to that especially, some comedy back when they knew how to do comedy.
The classic opener rolls on through, and then we’re welcomed by the one and only Mene Gene who proceeds to go over some of the matches on this tape. Gene talks about some of the great matches on this first six volumes. We also get a classic match with Mr Fuji and Toru Tanaka versus Tony Garea and Haystacks Calhoun, that should be interesting, as Gene sends it to the ring. (more…)
Filed under: Coliseum | Tags: Baron Von Raschke, Bob Orton, Bruno Sammartino, George Steele, Ken Patera, Killer Kowalski, Nikolai Volkoff, Paul Orndorff, Roddy Piper
Bruno Sammartino is the number one reason no one can take the WWE’s hall of fame seriously. How do you create a hall of fame for your company and not feature the man who built the company and the company was centered around for eleven out of the first fifteen years. Bruno is the man with the longest title reign in history, seven and a half years, and headlined shows from the early sixties right into the mid eighties, with a few sabbaticals in between. The night Bruno lost the WWF title the first time the entire building was in shock, when Ivan Koloff was handed the gold people were in shock. This was unimaginable and no one could believe what they saw, you could never have that kind of emotion over a title change nowadays. We’re celebrating that CM Punk is coming close to a full year as champion, but that’s nothing compared to seven plus years for Bruno’s first reign. Even Bob Backlund and Hulk Hogan pale in comparison to Bruno’s illustrious reign. Sadly this tape is the only record of Bruno as the WWF has completely snubbed the Living Legend for so long, according to rumors he was asked to be a part of the 2013 hall of fame and refused. I don’t know how true that is, but I don’t blame him if it is. He should have been one of the first inductees and deserves a proper DVD set for people to see how champion could maintain the level of success that Bruno had for over twenty years, John Cena only wishes he had the fan support Bruno had back then. This tape is a pale yellow color, should have been bright gold, and advertises Bruno versus Killer Kowalski, plus a tag match with Bruno and Paul Orndorff versus Roddy Piper and Bob Orton. Should be some hidden gems on here as well, and I can’t wait to see. (more…)
Filed under: Coliseum | Tags: Aldo Marino, Andre the Giant, Big John Studd, Blackjack Lanza, Bobby Heenan, Chief Jay Strongbow, Corporal Kirchner, Don Muraco, Ernie Ladd, Freddie Blassie, George Steele, Gorilla Monsoon, Hulk Hogan, Iron Sheik, Jake Roberts, Jimmy Snuka, Ken Patera, King Kong Bundy, Lou Albano, Mr Fuji, Mr T, Nikolai Volkoff, Pat Patterson, Pedro Morales, Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat, Roddy Piper, Scott McGhee, SD Jones, Stan Stasiak, Terry Funk, Tito Santana, Tor Kamata
The next tape in the Coliseum Home Video collection is Villains of the Squared Circle as we head into 1986. The box is pale blue and says “they live by the motto…rules are for breaking” and features Randy Savage, Roddy Piper and King Kong Bundy. There are no matches listed on the box so I guess we are going to have to be surprised by whatever we get.
Following the usual opening video we’re welcomes by Mene Gene who talks about some of the previous video releases. Gene says he wasn’t sure he could be objective, so they got him a guest host and it’s Bobby Heenan. This tape just went up a hundred percent as Heenan comes out with Big John Studd and King Kong Bundy. Studd says he’s not a villain he’s an aggressive wrestler and Bundy says they’re winners. Gene gets himself in trouble with Bundy and Studd and quickly tosses his it our opening match. (more…)
Filed under: Coliseum | Tags: Bob Orton, Butch Cassidy, Haiti Kid, Hulk Hogan, Ivan Putski, Johnny V, Lanny Poffo, Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat, Terry Funk
Here we go again with another WWF Coliseum Home Video release. This time it’s the Best of the WWF Volume 6, and the cover is bright red as usual with these Best of tapes. It features Hulk Hogan with a headlock on Randy Savage, and also shots of Terry Funk, Randy Savage and Elizabeth. Advertised matches include Savage versus Hogan and Ivan Putski versus Johnny Valiant, hope we get better stuff then that last match or this could be a long ninety minutes. Let’s get this tape started and see what the WWF has to offer this time. (more…)
Filed under: Coliseum | Tags: Brutus Beefcake, Greg Valentine, Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat, Mr Fuji, Don Muraco, Davey Boy Smith
I’m back with the next in the Coliseum Home Video library, an entire tape dedicated to the great Ricky Steamboat. I consider Steamboat on of the three greatest wrestlers of all time, along with Ric Flair and Randy Savage, so this should be a fantastic tape. The cover announces two match Steamboat versus Muraco and Steamboat versus Fuji, plus footage of Ricky training. This would’ve been released in late 85 early 86, so no Macho Man versus Steamboat match on here, sadly. (more…)
Filed under: Coliseum | Tags: Bruno Sammartino, Don Muraco, Gorilla Monsoon, Greg Valentine, Hulk Hogan, Ivan Koloff, Jimmy Hart, JunkYard Dog, Mr T, Paul Orndorff, Roddy Piper, Superstar Billy Graham, Terry Funk, Tito Santana
The next entry in the Coliseum Home Video library is simply called WWF Greatest Matches, I thought it was supposed to be Grudge Matches? Well, according to the History of WWF website there is no CHV called Greatest Matches, so I wonder if this was re-released under a different name? Regardless, this should be a good tape as it’s supposedly greatest matches. The box is blue with stripes and features Hulk Hogan, Iron Sheik and Hillbilly Jim…wait…Hillbilly Jim? On a greatest matches tape? Are they kidding me? I like Jim but I can’t see him in a greatest match against anyone. Well, let’s see what they actually offer on here. (more…)
Filed under: Coliseum | Tags: Afa, Andre the Giant, Barry O, Big John Studd, Bret Hart, Brian Blair, Brutus Beefcake, Chief Jay Strongbow, Davey Boy Smith, Don Muraco, Dynamite Kid, Greg Valentine, Ivan Putski, Jesse Ventura, Jim Brunzell, Jim Neidhart, Jimmy Hart, Leilani Kai, Moolah, Mr Fuji, Paul Orndorff, Ricky Steamboat, Rocky Johnson, Samula, Sika, Tito Santana, Wendi Richter
Returning to the classic Coliseum Home Video collection, we move on to Best of the WWF Volume 5. This of course is the fifth in the Best of collection, which totaled twenty in all. I expect that this tape will cover late 1985 rolling into 1986, as we began to head towards Wrestlemania II. This tape is bring red and features Ricky Steamboat on the cover with a sleeper hold on Don Muraco, so I guess we’ll have that match on here. Also advertised is Wendi Richter versus Leilani Kai and Jesse Ventura versus Tito Santana. Always cool to see a Jesse match, as he really didn’t get a lot of respect for his in ring abilities, mainly for his commentary. (more…)