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WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. I, 1985-1989 (WrestleMania I-V)
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- Includes WrestleMania I-V
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Now, here is what is what is wrong with the DVD sets:
-Entrance music for a lot of Superstars is dubbed over with crappy, generic music so the WWE would not have to pay royalties to use these songs.
-Any verbal reference to WWF is edited out
-WrestleMania XIV-X8 blurs out the WWF scratched logo
-The Salt N' Pepper performance at WrestleMania XI was completely taken out so the WWE would not have to pay them royalties
-There are no extra features whatsoever ... just the event itself for every WrestleMania
I hated that all this great entrance music was taken out. The edited out the entrance music to Slick's "Jive Soul Bro," HillBilly Jim's "Country Boy," Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Demolition, Big Boss Man's "Hard Time," and Ric Flair's original entrance music to name just a few. I really miss "Jive Soul Bro!" I would have shelled out more dough for these DVDs if they ensured all the old theme music was included. The blurred out WWF scratched logo is annoying but bearable.
Personally, I only purchased the first three box sets of WrestleMania I-XV because I already owned WresteMania XV-21 on DVD.Read more ›
This box set is the only segment of Anthology I intend to buy. It captures perfectly the essence of my childhood and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching these magical events all over again. As another reviewer mentioned, Wrestlemania III alone is worth the cost of the set. 93,000 people gathered to watch wrestling? Pure magic. Wrestlemania V is probably my favorite in terms of pure wrestling -- the match between The Rockers and the Twin Towers has the most memorable clothesline in wrestling history. Hogan versus Savage and Ultimate Warrior versus Rick Rude are two classics.
I am especially pleased that the WWF/WWE managed to keep the original material intact, at least to the fullest extent possible. The interviews, backgrounds, Jesse Ventura's commentary and the original WWF logo are preserved (though there's at least one case where Hogan's voice is clearly dubbed to say "WWE" instead of "WWF"). Make no mistake -- this was a huge achievement considering all the name, personality, and logo trademark hurdles WWE had to overcome. Not to mention their battle with the World Wildlife Fund (who, by the way, will never receive a penny of my donations after their ridiculous crusade that ultimately forced the name change to WWE).Read more ›
A couple of notes here in that changes have been made since the original airing of these events in that all references to "WWF" & various music has been changed to due the rights expiring but there is no blurring of the WWF logo since these event happened before the "Attitude Era." It should also be noted that these double sided disc contain the PPV only & no extras.
WrestleMania was advertised to be "The Greatest Wrestling Event Of All Time" as this was the event that started it all from New York City's Madison Square Garden where the idea of combining the sport of wrestling together with the celebrities & media presence of the entertainment industry to create the era that is now known as "Rock N' Wrestling Connection." Celebrities include Billy Martin & Liberace & The New York City Rockettes. The main event match was WWE Champion Hulk Hogan teaming with Hollywood superstar Mr. T with "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka in their corner against "Rowdy" Roddy Piper & "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff with "Cowboy" Bob Orton in their corner which featured boxing legend Muhammed Ali as the special enforcer who did end up getting involved in the action when things got out of hand. Other matches include Womens Champion Leilani Kai with Fabulous Moolah vs. Wendi Richter with pop music superstar Cyndi Lauper in her corner, $15,000 Bodyslam Challenge between Andre The Giant & Big John Studd, Tag Team Champions U.S. Express vs. Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik, Intercontinental Champion Greg Valentine vs. Junkyard Dog, Brutus Beefcake vs. David Sammartino with Bruno Sammartino in his corner, Ricky Steamboat vs. Matt Borne, King Kong Bundy making history (or did he?) vs. S.D. Jones, and Tito Santana vs. Executioner in the very first match in WrestleMania history.Read more ›
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Thus is a must have classics. It has all of the old wrestlers.Published 14 months ago by amelia negron
Thank goodness for wwe network so i can watch these wrestlemanias at one low price of 9.99 a month. This is where wrestlemania took off and 31 years later it's still going strong. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Nicholas Fogle
Andre, Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Mr T, etc. Hillarious to see Hulk Hogan and try to guess how much speed he's on! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kevin Rivers