PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING IN THE MEDIA — VOLUME 1
Secrets of Professional Wrestling (1987)
Millions of viewers watch pro wrestling every week, making it America's most popular sports entertainment. Recently, more fans watched "Wrestlemania" than any other indoor sporting event in the United States. But all is not as it seems.
The two wrestlers you will see on this tape are superstars of the sport, having battled on national TV, major arenas throughout the country, and around the globe from Japan to the Middle East. What happens when these two wrestlers get a raw deal from their chosen profession? They don't get mad. They get even.They've gone to great lengths to protect their identities, donning masks and tights. Never again will you ask, "Is it real?" or "Is it fake?" Because now, for the first time ever, they're ready to reveal ...
The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling (1998)
From George Washington and Abraham Lincoln (yes, they were wrestlers!) to turn-of-the-century legitimate bouts to the theatricality of Gorgeous George and the new breed of unabashed bashers like Iron Claw and Brain Buster, we'll go to the mat for a history of one of America's favorite secret passions in this special presentation. Narrated by entertainer Steve Allen, this revealing documentary traces professional wrestling's history from its early years as a bona fide athletic event to its current incarnation as a soap opera with a referee. Interviews with fans, sports historians and wrestling stars — including Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Killer Kowalski, Gorgeous George and Classie Freddie Blassie — are interspersed with footage of modern and classic matches.
1 hour, 36 minutes