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The Glory Days of Wrestling
The Glory Days of Wrestling
Actors: Gorgeous George, Jessie James, Killer Kowalski, Ed Carpentier, Buddy Rogers
Director: n/a
Genres: Sports, Documentary
NR     2006     2hr 44min

Grab a seat on the couch and relive the Glory Days of Wrestling. Enjoy rare classic matches that started today's phenomenon, professional wrestling. See legends Buddy Rogers, Gorgeous George, Killer Kowalski, Randy Sava...  more »

     
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Actors: Gorgeous George, Jessie James, Killer Kowalski, Ed Carpentier, Buddy Rogers
Director: n/a
Genres: Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Wrestling, Documentary, Documentary
Studio: Timeless Media Group
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/07/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 2hr 44min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Showcases the Golden Age of professional wrestling
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 07/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Glory Days Of Wrestling consists of two outstanding sport history DVDs: "Legends of the Mat" and "Weird, Bizarre & Wild Matches". Showcases the Golden Age of professional wrestling, "Legends of the Mat" features classic match-ups between Gorgeous George vs. Jessie James (23:50); Killer Kowalski vs Ed Carpentier (15:30); Buddy Rogers vs. Pat O'Connnor (31:30); and wrestling vignettes with Antonio Rocca vs Primo Canera (2:00); Antonio Rocca vs Don Jonathan (3:25); Antonio Rocca vs Johnny Valentine (3:20); Killer Kowalski vs Verne Gagne (2:20); Killer Kowalski vs Gene Stanley (3:30); and A Six Man Tag Team Match (3:30). "Weird, Bizarre & Wild Matches" features Jerry Lawler vs Randy Savage (14:05); Detroit Battle Royal (8:00); Princess Little Dove vs. Diamond Lil (5:35); Haystacks Calhoun vs Killer Brooks (10:15); A Six Man Tag Team Match (18:35); along with such extra features as 'Wrestling: It's a Laugh (8:05); Tony Goalto vs Natie Brown (1:35); The Great Togo vs Bobby Mannagoff (1:05); Gloria Baratini vs Nell Stewart (1:20); Masked Marvel vs. Gorgeous George (1:25); and 'Football Game: Wrestlers vs Pro Team (1:05). With a total running time of more than two and a half hours, no true and dedicated professional wrestling fan will want to be without their own personal copy of The Glory Days Of Wrestling!
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Fine video documentary on pro wrestling
CoolFatDog | Richmond, VA USA | 03/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well-done video presentation. If you are a wrestling fan from "'way back," you will absolutely love this DVD, especially when it starts describing pro wrestling from the 1940's up to the present."
Fun and unique, but really only a must for hardcore fans....
Christopher Jones | Tampa | 11/06/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Glory Days of Wrestling is an odd mixture of matches, movie shorts, and other oddities that wrestling offers from years gone by. It's certainly fun to see how things were done 40 years ago, and this DVD collection has all kinds of stars from yesteryear (Haystacks Calhoun, Gorgeous George, Verne Gagne, etc...). Plus, you really haven't lived until you see a 1970s midget woman's wrestling match.

Having said that, this is not going to appeal to everybody. The matches themselves are all old school, and will probably not be enjoyed by modern day WWE/TNA fans (low production values, the women are not walking barbie dolls, and little high flying action). However, if you are a die hard wrestling nut (or a person who remembers these guys fighting) - check it out.

By the way, I'm not sure what the one review was talking about when it describes a documentary - there is nothing like that on here.
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