Wrestlemaniamania Part 1!
Given that WrestleMania is the annual Superbowl/FIFA World Cup/Morecambe & Wise Christmas Special of wrestling, it makes perfect sense to have some definitive ‘Mania botch collections, to educate and alienate fans old and new. It makes so much sense that it took me five years to actually do it.
There’s a lot of mistakes, mishaps and matches involving Hercules in the early ‘Manis so I’ve only been able to feature the first four in the first part. At least it means this mini-series will run as long as ‘Mania will (meaning that we’ll see Jimmy Hart actually age before this stops).
Also of note: Because of the importance of ‘Mania, all the usual video game themes have been replaced by classic WWF themes. Just because.
‘Mania 1 – The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (All American Boys)
‘Mania 2 – Owen Hart (4th Theme)
‘Mania 3 – Big Boss Man (Hard Times)
‘Mania 4 – Hall Of Fame Theme
Credits – South Park Credits
I struggled to come up with a decent ending and failed. ‘Credits featuring jobbers/Wrestlecrap’ was the best I could come up with, alas.
(Weird. I wanted this to be seen as something vaguely special, given that it’s WRESTLEMANIA clips. And yet the video is lower quality than usual due to my laptop needing a swift kick up the arse and worse still, the video is featured on Dailymotion because YouTube rejected it. Hopefully there will be some way of fixing this soon, stay tuned to Twitter and the BM FB to more info)
Special thanks to Art0Donnell for already editing Susan St. James’ commentary so I didn’t have to. THANK GOD.
Also Drew for pointing out the strange Bob Orton introduction.
Here’s a Dailymotion link in case the YouTube one buggers up.
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-We’re so early into the new era that Hulk Hogan isn’t even in the opening titles yet, just a crapload of Rocky Johnson and Jimmy Snuka. Who’s that redheaded guy holding up the title belt at
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