The Coliseum Video Rant XVIII


The Coliseum Video Rant XVIII: Labour Day Larceny!

– There seems to be a weird belief in the US that we don’t have Labour Day here in Canada. Perhaps it’s the extra “u” that throws y’all off, I dunno, but we do have it, and it’s a national holiday and everything. Sadly, there’s no synonyms for “mahyem” that start with an “L” to complete my Dusty Rhodes-ish title, so I just went with a nice, evil-sounding word.

– Anyway, on with business, as we’re back with another round of Coliseum Video goodness, this time as suggested by the one and only Mike Jenkinson, who wanted to see the History of the Tag Titles rant that I’ve been promising since around Coliseum Video Rant X. And since the tape I’ve got it on has Grand Slams at the end of it, I thought I might as well make it one of my patented 2-for-1 rants. Both of these tapes are from early 1986, by the way.

Tape #1: The History of the WWF Tag Team Titles!

– Your host is Mean Gene, of course.

– WWF tag title match: The Dream Team v. The British Bulldogs. This is from when Valentine & Beefcake were still champs, a couple of months before Wrestlemania 2 on an episode of Superstars. Kid overpowers Valentine to start, and Davey Boy comes in to work on Beefcake’s arm. Beefcake slams him, but Smith rolls through and hangs on. Bulldogs double-team him and work a hammerlock, and Smith cleans house and slams Brutus for two. Dream Team double-team for two, but Hammer misses the elbow, hot tag Dynamite. Backbreaker on Valentine gets two. Headbutt gets two, and it’s a pier-six. Johnny V shoves the Kid off the top for the DQ at 4:12. Standard TV main event. 1 for 1.

– Okay, with that out of the way, we jump back to 1978, skipping the first 8 years of the title and pick it up on March 14, 1978

– Mr. Fuji & Toru Tanaka v. Dominic Denucci & Dino Bravo. Denucci works Tanaka’s arm. Tanaka grabs a headlock, but gets sent to the corner and Bravo comes in to clean house. Clipped to Tanaka working Bravo over and Fuji grabbing a nervehold. Hot tag DeNucci, but he gets double-teamed. Martial arts abound. Pier-six and Bravo gets tied in the ropes, but DeNucci grabs Tanaka in an airplane spin and gets the pin at 4:40. Nothing here. 1 for 2.

– Dino Bravo & Dominic DeNucci v. The Lumberjacks. From June 26/78, as Dominic and Dino only lasted three months as champions. The Lumberjacks are a copule of big Brody-ish brawlers with a blond dye-job, creatively named Pierre & Eric, as though all Canadians were named “Pierre” or “Eric” and dressed like lumberjacks, except that Dino Bravo, who is also from Quebec, is right there in the same ring and is noticably not named “Pierre” or dressed like a lumberjack. But that’s wrestling in the 70s for you. JIP as DeNucci gets a hot tag, and pounds Eric down for two. He pounds him down again for two. Bravo backdrops him and a dropkick gets two. DeNucci gets an abdominal stretch, but Pierre breaks. Bravo gets a legsweep for two, Pierre breaks again. Airplane spin from Dominic, but Pierre breaks AGAIN as even the announcers are getting sick of seeing it. The faces finally get frustrated and go after him, but fall victim to a double-chop and Bravo gets pinned at 3:31. 1 for 3.

– The Lumberjacks v. Larry Zbyszko & Tony Garea. From November 21/78. Larry & Tony actually lost a match for the held-up tag titles to Tanaka & Fuji at the beginning of 1978, but had never been champions before this point. Gene notes that Garea would go on to be a 5-time tag champion, although in fact he was ALREADY a two-time champion, having held the belts previously with Dean Ho and Haystacks Calhoun. Anyway, we’re JIP as Pierre is beating on Larry. All kick and punch here. Hot tag Garea, who’s a house of fire. Crowd goes NUTS for him. Blind charge hits boot, though. Pier-six and the faces whips the heels together, giving Garea the pin and the titles at 2:22. INSANE pop for that. 2 for 4 just for the pop.

– Tony Garea & Larry Zbyszko v. Johnny & Jerry Valiant. From March 6/79. Interestingly, Johnny & JIMMY Valiant had already been champions, but Jimmy was replaced by Jerry, who may or may not be Bobby Heenan’s brother depending on who you ask. Fake relations are such a pain in the ass to keep track of. JIP as Larry & Jerry collide, but Johnny rolls in to steal the pin at 0:55. 2 for 5.

– Around here, the WWWF becomes the WWF, and tag titles change names along with it.

– The Valiant Brothers v. Tito Santana & Ivan Putski. From October 22/79. JIP as Tito works an armbar on Johnny. The heels work him over in the corner and stomp him down. Jerry works a nervehold. Tito keeps making the tag, but the heels keep distracting the ref. Those cads. Facelock on Tito goes on FOREVER. Tito breaks, but Jerry kicks him in the head. Santana tries again, but Johnny cuts him off. Heel miscommunication, hot tag Ivan. Houses are cleaned, and Jerry and Johnny both get dumped. Putski yanks Jerry back in, but the bell rings. Everyone seems confused, so they keep going, as Santana hits the Flying Jalapeno on Johnny for the pin at 6:58 to win the titles. No idea what was up with that bell thing. 3 for 6.

– Tito Santana & Ivan Putski v. The Wild Samoans. From April 12/80, as the Samoans were finally unleashed on the WWF. The faces quickly double-team Sika for two, and work the leg. Clipped ahead a couple of minutes, and we’re still on the leg. Afa comes in and has no luck, until Putski misses a blind charge. Samoans pound on him, but Santana comes in with a double-chop on Afa and he goes to the top. While waiting for Afa to set up, Santana has time to read War & Peace to some orphans in the front row, make popcorn (by heating the kernels individually), and listen to DDP talk about how great he is. Finally Afa gets in position, at which point Santana comes off with a bodypress that was supposed to miss, only Afa CATCHES him, and they have to improvise a miss out of a hit, and it’s a big mess until a samoan drop puts the match out of it’s misery at 4:36 and the Samoans get the titles. Putski protests, but I’m at a loss as to what he’s complaining about. 3 for 7. I never did get the big deal about the Samoans.

– The Wild Samoans v. Tony Garea & Rick Martel. Well, Garea’s back again, and it’s November 8/80, so we’ve skipped over Bob Backlund & Pedro Morales winning the tag titles at Shea Stadium and then giving them up the next night and moved on to the next “real” title change. Interestingly, I was checking the new WWF title history site ( to verify that they still recognize that change (they do), and discovered that the “official” company line now traces the WWF tag titles not only back to the traditionally accepted beginning with Luke Graham & Tarzan Tyler winning a “tournament” in 1971, but all the way back to 1957 with the US tag titles held by Luke & Eddie Graham. Of course, the WWF didn’t even exist until the 60s, but I appreciate the effort there. Anyway, Martel & Garea (who were getting the Hardy Boy reaction back then) work Afa’s arm to start, and that goes on for a while. In fact, they clip to longer into an armbar, until Garea gets tossed and destroyed by Sika on the floor. Back in, Afa goes with the trusty Vulcan nerve-pinch, but Garea gets a crossbody for two. The Samoans choke him down with a ring rope, and the announcers note that the referee is “very perturbed” about that happening. You’d think he’d just disqualify them, but maybe he has to get more perturbed or something. Afa goes back to the nervehold, perturbing the fans. They collide for a double-KO, hot tag Martel. He goes crazy, and a pier-six erupts. Double monkey-flip as the colorman notes that the match is now, and I’m not making this up, “bonzo-gonzo”. I’m going to try and work that one into every rant from now on, so help me god. Afa collides with Garea, and we have a double-pin, but Martel is legal and gets the winning pin at 7:00. I cannot in good conscience give a point to any match where “bonzo gonzo” is used to describe it. 3 for 8.

– Tony Garea & Rick Martel v. The Moondogs. It’s now March 17/81. Over at the WWF’s title history page, clicking on the link for Martel & Garea gives you a picture of Steve Austin. I’ve heard of rewriting history, but this is ridiculous. It could be worse – if you browse the WWF World title history and click on the link for Antonio Inoki, you get a picture of Tatsumi Fujinami! I know the WWF isn’t exactly known for it’s racial tolerance, but you’d think they’d have a proper picture for one of their former champions. The Moondogs in this case are Rex & King, and I’m not sure if they’re the original Moondogs or not, because there’s been a shitload of Moondogs over the years. One of the people playing a Moondog in the 70s went on to be known as Moondog Moretti, and in turn fathered Lisa Moretti, who is currently known as Ivory. Now, Moondog Rex is Randy Culley, who went on to be the original guy playing Smash before Barry Darsow took over, and also played Deadeye Dick in WCW years later, so it’s not him. Anyway, Martel & Garea work Rex’s arm, and Garea gets a sunset flip for two. Back to the arm, but Martel gets caught in the corner and pounded. King with a sideslam for two. King rams him into the corner during a headlock, but Martel shakes him off and can’t tag. King chokes him down. Man, the Moondogs are ugly. King with a backbreaker for two. Martel tries to climb along the ropes, but gets cut off, before he finally gets smart and goes UNDER Rex, hot tag Garea. King gets dumped and Garea nails the ref by accident, but King in turn nails him with the bone being kept by Lou Albano, and Rex gets the pin and the titles at 6:36. Moondogs were ugly, but they knew their way around the ring. 4 for 9.

– The Moondogs v. Rick Martel & Tony Garea. King was detained at the Canadian border in 1981, so it’s July 21/81 and he’s been replaced by Moondog Spot, the guy who ended up as a part of the jobber version of the team in the mid-80s, along with Spike. The faces double-team Spot, and Garea drops an elbow for two. Garea keeps armdragging the Moondogs, frustrating them. They bail, and back in Martel sunset flips Rex for two. Rick goes back to the arm. Bruno, on commentary, notes that Martel’s popularity is like someone is giving him a real big push. Gee, Bruno, you THINK? Garea misses an elbow on Rex, but he’s in his own corner and tags Martel, who promptly receives a cheapshot and he’s YOUR pretty-boy-in-peril. Spot hits the chinlock. Martel escapes, but eats boot on a blind charge. Spot gets two. Hot tag Garea, who rolls up Rex for two. Katie is off barring the door, because it’s a pier-six brawl! The BONE OF DEATH gets thrown in again, but this time the hand of fate goes to the babyface side, as Martel rolls up Spot for the pin at 8:14. 5 for 10.

– Tony Garea & Rick Martel v. Mr. Fuji & Mr. Saito. Yup, Fuji is back again with a new partner – future AWA champion Masa Saito. This is October 13/81, so Martel & Garea didn’t get long as champs. Martel & Garea work Saito’s arm to start, then Fuji’s. Martel with a crossbody for two, back to the arm. Garea gets caught in the evil corner and double-teamed for two. Saito pounds him down for two. Fuji with the CHOP OF DOOM and Saito gets two. He keeps working the count. Fuji uses them there martial arts, and Saito gets two. Martel storms in to protest the offbeat shenanigans, which, ironically, allows EVEN MORE shenanigans as Fuji & Saito switch off because they look so much alike. Man, this is like A Comedy Of Errors without all the “betwixt” stuff. Garea powers out of a nervehold, but gets levelled by Saito and slammed for two. Saito with a middle rope kneedrop for two. Sweet. Finally Garea gets the hot tag, and Martel gives Saito a flying headscissors and sunset flips him for two. Dropkick and Panda-monium is breaking loose in the WWF. Martel goes up, but gets a faceful of salt in mid-air and is pinned at 9:18. Vince is aghast at the behavior of Fuji. I’m just in awe of the guy’s aim. 6 for 11.

– Mssrs. Fuji & Saito v. The Strongbows. In the long list of stuff Vince Sr. did near the end of his run to ruin his own product, programming the senior circuit against each other ranks pretty high. This is the first fall of a 2/3 falls match on WWF TV, and Fuji salts and pins Jules at 0:30. Jules is, according to current WWF canon, Jay’s son, but the graphic on the screen calls them the “Strongbow Brothers” and I have no idea what the actual relationship is, if any. If he IS Jay’s son, then Jules got about as much talent from his father as Erik Watts did. The rest of the match isn’t shown, but the Strongbows didn’t win the titles until an MSG show, so this can’t be a title change anyway. 6 for 12.

– Mssrs. Fuji & Saito v. The Strongbows. This is the title change on June 28/82 in MSG. JIP as Jay hits Saito with chops, clipped to Jules making the hot tag to Jay. He quickly gets double-teamed for two. Fuji misses whatever, and Jay gets the controversial pin at 1:52, as the ref ignores a foot on the ropes. 6 for 13. Apparently, the Japanese contingent protested, setting up another match.

– The Strongbows v. Fuji & Saito. Okay, I’m getting a little confused, because we seem to be skipping a title change or two here – after the MSG change, Fuji & Saito regained the tag titles on WWF TV in July/82, and I think that was the 2/3 falls match that we saw a bit of two matches ago, and they just showed it out of order here and cut the rest of the match so as not to confuse things. The Strongbows then regained the belts again on October 26/82, again on WWF TV, and I’m pretty sure that this is that match, which is set up by the introduction as the Strongbows DEFENDING against Fuji & Saito. You know, you never run into this shit when you’re watching an actual sport like baseball or hockey. Where’s Howard Finkel when you need him? Saito gets double-teamed and Jay grabs a sleeper, but Fuji breaks it up. Jules chops him down, but Fuji goes low, and Saito gets two. Side legsweep gets two. Hot tag Jay, but Fuji ambushes him and chops him down for two. Saito nails him for two. Thesz Press by Jay out of nowhere gets the surprise pin at 3:06. Let’s get the hell away from this era 6 for 14.

– The Strongbows v. The Samoans. Okay, it’s clear-sailing from here, historically speaking, as we’re at March 8/83 and Vince Jr. is in control of the Good Ship WWF. JIP as the Samoans make quick work of things, finishing Jay with a samoan drop at 1:49 aired to win the tag titles. 6 for 15.

– The Samoans v. Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson. It’s November 15/83, and this is again on WWF TV. A balsa-wood chair sits in the heel corner, with no discernable purpose except that of Plot Device. Rocky gets double-teamed and nerve-held, but fights out. Double-KO, and Afa gets a cross-body for two. Sika goes back to the nervehold as Vince debates whether it’s no-DQ or just DQ-waived. Hot tag Atlas, ref gets bumped. Lou Albano comes in with the Telltale Chair, swings away, and hits Afa by mistake, and Atlas gets the pin at 3:08, sending the crowd into a collective mosh pit of frenzy. Holy crap, that’s quite the pop. 6 for 16.

– Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson v. Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis. 5 months later, it’s April 17/84. Adonis gets armdragged into oblivion by Rocky to start. Man, the Rock sure got his dad’s sideburns. Mudoch comes in, and gets worked by the faces. Murdoch kips up out of an armbar, but Atlas keeps him down. Atlas charges and hits elbow, and the heels pound him in the corner. Atlas headbutts Murdoch, but Adonis clotheslines him on the top rope and keeps control. Hot tag Rocky, and he’s a one man gang. Boston Crab on Adonis, but Murdoch breaks it up. Adonis then rolls him up for the clean pin at 4:49. 7 for 17.

– Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch v. Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo. It’s January 21/85, as Adonis & Murdoch apparently had a much longer title reign than I remember it being. Man, back before monthly PPVs, the months used to fly by. These days, if I told you that The Stalker and IRS used to be tag champs until the Stalker got fired and replaced with Waylon Mercy, you’d think I was nuts. But there it was. You know, people make a big deal out of Lou Albano managing 17 tag champs as though it meant something, but the guy got put with EVERY hot new team before they won the belts, and indeed here he is again, attaching himself to the next big thing. JIP as Adonis dumps Rotundo on the top rope, but gets tossed. Adonis smartly sneaks over and nails Windham off the apron, however, preventing a tag. Rotuno powers out of Murdoch’s Boston crab, hot tag Windham. Adonis bumps all over the place, but manages to stop Windham from bulldogging Murdoch. They fight outside while Rotundo tussles with Murdoch, but Adonis eats post and Windham sunset flips in on Murdoch for the pin and titles at 3:43. Good enough. 8 for 18.

– Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo v. Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff. From the first Wrestlemania, of course, which I’ve covered before. Sheik nails Windham with the cane and gets the pin at 6:56. Good enough for what it was, because everyone was on their best behavior for the big show. 9 for 19.

– Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff v. Windham & Rotundo. From June 17/85, and I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t include the WWF title page’s summation of this match: “Nearly three months after their harrowing loss to the Iron Shiek and Nikolai Volkoff at WrestleMania, Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo won back the World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Championships against all odds, and for the honor of America!” It gets you all excited and patriotic, even 16 years later. Windham controls Volkoff to start, and Rotundo cradles for two. Sheik cheapshots him coming off the ropes, and Rotundo is in trouble. Slam gets two. Gut wrench sets up the Camel Clutch, but Windham breaks it up and Rotundo gets a small package for the pin at 2:45. And you thought RAW matches were short. 9 for 20.

– Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo v. Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake. And we wrap things up on August 24, 1985, as Beefcake rubs a lit cigar in Windham’s face and Valentine gets the pin and the titles to bring us up to what was the present time in 1986. 9 for 21.

Bottom Line #1: Good for a look if you’re curious as to the history of the titles beyond what you can read in the books, but after 90 minutes of this stuff the pattern of “Invading Foreign Menace with Matching Tights Wins Titles, Hot Young Duo Without Matching Tights Avenges USA, New Invading Foreign Menace Wins Them, Repeat Cycle” becomes a bit tiresome. I mean, teams like the Yukon Lumberjacks were kinda stretching for heel appeal, ya know? Still, an interesting glimpse into when the tag titles meant something, as opposed to now, when they mean nothing.

Tape #2: WWF Grand Slams!

– Okay, presenting Concepts More Vacuous Than Missy Hyatt, as this is a compilation of the “best” clips from the previous 20 or so volumes of Coliseum Videos. Everything is less than a minute, and I’ve already covered most of this stuff in previous rants, so we’re gonna blow through it post-haste.

– From the Wrestling Classic: Dynamite Kid interrupts Volkoff’s rendition of the Soviet anthem, missile-dropkicking him and getting the pin. Cute. 1 for 1.

– Tito Santana regains the IC title from Greg Valentine in a match I already covered twice in Coliseum Rant X-7. 1 for 2.

– King Kong Bundy squashes SD Jones at Wrestlemania, which they call a “world record” 0:09. Even if true, they aready showed Dynamite Kid beating Volkoff in THREE seconds just five minutes earlier on this tape. For SHAME, WWF. 1 for 3.

– Roddy Piper arrives at the A-Team set and mouths off at Mr. T, insulting him at a mile a minute and not letting him get a word in edgewise until T lashes out, declaring that Piper fights “wimps” and what he does is “real”. Scintellating stuff. 2 for 4.

– Wendi Richter gets screwed by the mysterious Spider, who small packages her against her will and gets a VERY quick pin to win the Women’s title. Richter has no clue what’s going on and goes to the planned finish, but the match is over and the Spider is unmasked as Fabulous Moolah. This was Montreal 12 years before Montreal, as Richter had a contract shoved in her face backstage and was given an ultimatum: Sign it NOW or else. She chose “or else”, and was never seen in the WWF again after making them millions via the Cyndi Lauper angle. 3 for 5 for historical value.

– From Tuesday Night Titans, Freddie Blassie attempts to feed a live chicken to Kamala. Hilarity ensues. 3 for 6.

– MIDGET MADNESS! 3 for 7.

– Iron Sheik shocks everyone and steals the World title from Bob Backlund via the camel clutch, as Arnold Skaaland throws in the towel. Bob, to this day, claims he was double-crossed. Everyone else claims he’s just a whiner. 3 for 8.

– Fuji & Saito steal the tag titles from Martel & Garea via the salt to the face. Only a few seconds shown, but Fuji’s pinpoint accuracy in tossing that salt in Martel’s face in mid-air gets a point from me anytime. 4 for 9.

– Atlas & Johnson win the tag titles from the Samoans in a match we just covered. 4 for 10.

– Sheik & Volkoff win the tag titles at Wrestlemania. Just a few seconds shown. 4 for 11.

– Randy Savage uses an international object to take the IC title from Tito Santana and launch himself into wrestling history. 5 for 12 for the face pop from the Boston crowd.

– Terry Funk terrorizes ringboy Mel Phillips, who is trying to take Funk’s ring gear away and gets his ass handed to him as a result. Rita Chatterton is the referee, as my head explodes with all the tasteless jokes I could be making right now with regards to sex scandals involving Mel and Rita (although not together). Anyway, I’ll leave well enough alone and go 6 for 13 for Mel taking the beating like a man.

– Terry & Dory Funk steal a win from Santana & JYD at Wrestlemania 2, via the megaphone. 6 for 14.

– Jesse Ventura arm-wrestles Ivan Putski in the template for every arm-wrestling angle done in the WWF since then, as Jesse stalls forever, comes close to losing, and then attacks Putski and lays him out with a chairshot. 7 for 15.

– Andre the Giant beats three jobbers at once, smiling happily the whole way and just having a grand old time of it. How can you not love this guy? If Paul Wight had even half of Andre’s natural charisma, he’d never be in the state he is now. 8 for 16.

– Gorilla Monsoon refs a match between Bruno Sammartino & Superstar Graham, and we see him carrying Graham back to the ring to prevent him from running. Not enough for a point, but the rest of the match was wild stuff. 8 for 17.

– Andre the Giant boxes Gorilla Monsoon in Puerto Rico. That goes about as badly for Gorilla as you might expect, until Andre finally gets sick of him and knocks him out with a casual blow to the head, then steps on him for good measure. More funny stuff. 9 for 18.

– Gorilla takes on Muhammed Ali in an impromptu match, keeping away from Ali’s rights until catching his arm and giving him an airplane spin, at which point things are broken up. Afterwards, he gives the famous “He doesn’t know a wristlock from a wristwatch” quip, to establish that wrestlers can beat boxers in a fight. Of course, the parameters weren’t exactly on the up-and-up here, but years later in the UFC, it was pretty much shown that that philosophy wasn’t far off the mark. 10 for 19.

– Hulk Hogan crushes Iron Sheik to win his first World title. Been there, done that. 10 for 20.

– Hulk Hogan & Mean Gene take on Mr. Fuji & George Steele in one of the worst matches in wrestling history, thankfully clipped to the finish, as Hogan slams Gene onto Fuji for the pin. The less said here, the better. 10 for 21.

– From the Big Event, the Killer Bees switch off and beat the Funks. 10 for 22. We’re really reaching for “highlights” now.

– A famous battle royale comes down to SD Jones & Tony Atlas, but they’re friends, so they flip a coin and Atlas wins. 11 for 23 for good sportsmanship.

– Onto another battle royale, as Andre the Giant eliminates the Hart Foundation to win the one at Wrestlemania 2. 11 for 24.

– And onto the “not so good sportsmanship” side of things, Jimmy Hart hides under the ring until a battle royale comes down to Greg Valentine v. Junkyard Dog, at which point he sneaks in as both guys go out, and wins. Funny stuff. 12 for 25.

– Andre the Giant kicks the holy crap out of Killer Khan in a stretcher match, thus proving that old adage from the Bible, “Thou shalt not piss off Andre”. 12 for 26.

– Andre slams John Studd at Wrestlemania. 12 for 27.

– Vince McMahon interviews the Grand Wizard, who claims to be the most popular manager in wrestling, and produces a sign from the crowd to back that up. Vince accuses him of planting that sign. Sorry, I think I just about blacked out from the crushing weight of the irony there. Vince asks why they’re booing him if he’s so popular, and the Wizard notes “The boos in the audience come from the booze, because everyone who’s not imbibing knows greatness when they see it.” Now THAT is a heel promo. 13 for 28.

– Captain Lou beats Bobby Heenan for Manager of the Year by one vote, as host Hillbilly Jim decides to cast a last-minute vote for Albano to turn the tide. Now wait a second, if Heenan was winning by one vote but Jim cast another vote for Albano, then it should be tied, right? This must be the WWF Attitude Math or something. Heenan destroys the trophy and his men annhiliate Jim. 13 for 29.

– And finally, Jimmy Snuka splashes Don Muraco off the top of the cage, inspiring a young Mick Foley to become the Hardcore Legend years later. 14 for 30.

The Bottom Line #2: Well, we didn’t quite get to the .500 mark with this one, and most of the good stuff is available elsewhere, but if you have a REALLY short attention span and want a summary of everything that happened between 1985 and 1986, THIS is the tape for you. Or not.

The Bottom Bottom Line: Take a pass on both tapes unless you’re a history buff.

Well, folks, that just about does it for my Coliseum Video collection, so unless someone sends me the Hulkamania series that’s gonna be it for the Coliseum Rants for the time being.

Happy Labour Day