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WWF – October 22, 1984

The next WWF show comes to us the day after the previous show and is from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Nothing has changed as far as championship obviously, but on this show we do have a WWF World Title match up as Hulk Hogan defends the gold against Big John Studd. With the show over two hours long, I assume we’re getting the entire show, so let’s head to the ring.

Still love the classic opener with all the old arenas and legendary stars, just a great way to get the hype started. Even Michael Hayes makes the opener! Gorilla Monsoon and Mene Gene welcomes us to the show and sends it to Howard Finkel. Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Captain Lou Albano

   Time for another classic Coliseum Home Video release, and this time it’s “The Life and Times of Captain Lou Albano”. Lou is of course the manager of champions, guiding multiple teams to the WWF Tag Team Titles. This tape covers the career of one of the greatest managers of all time. The box calls him one of the most influential men in wrestling, and I have to agree as he was one of the biggest stars of the eighties. I expect this tape to have a ton of promos and skits and very few matches, but the promos should be fun as no one cut a promo like Lou, let’s get started.
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The Tag Team Champions

   After a little longer hiatus then I planned, I am back with the continuation of the Coliseum Home Video Library. Todays video is entitled The Tag Team Champions, and the box says it covers six years of championship matches. Featured on the box are Nikolai Volkoff, The Iron Sheik, Greg Valentine, Brutus Beefcake, and the Strongbows. Nowadays if they covered six years of title changes it would take about ten tapes, but this should go from about 1980-1986, so there wasn’t the random title change madness we have now. I assume we’re going to get a lot of clipped matches though, but should still be a nice trip down memory lane. Continue reading



Best of the WWF Volume 2

Tape six in the Coliseum Home Video library is the second volume of the best of the WWF. This is another compilation of matches, mostly from 1985. The box cover is bright red, like Volume 1, and features Mr. Fuji of all people on the cover. The tape advertises Magnificent Muraco versus Pedro Morales and Tito Santana versus Paul Orndorff as our featured matches. The box also advertises The Moondogs, Killer Kowalski, Midget Madness, surprise endings and more. Should be a good lineup, as usual with these tapes, so let’s get it started.

As usual we open with the classic video, then over to Gorilla Monsoon who welcomes us to Volume 2. Gorilla says we will also get some great historical footage as well as we go to our first match. Continue reading



Best of the WWF Volume 1

The third entry in the WWF Coliseum Home Video library is the Best of the WWF Volume 1. This was a very successful series, as the made twenty of these over the years, featuring some amazing matches. The matches were taped at TV Tapings, and were the bonus matches for the live crowd. At this point this was the only way to see the main event matches/wrestlers unless you were there live. The box cover features on of the most popular wrestlers in the WWF at the time, Jimmy Snuka, the father of current diva Tamina. The cover lists Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan and Andre team up, Big John Studd, Cyndi Lauper and Wendi Richter, and Muhammad Ali versus Gorilla Monsoon. Looks like a great lineup, as it features all the big names. Continue reading