Coliseum Video Rant 2018: Villains of the Squared Circle

Coliseum Video Rant 2018: Villains of the Squared Circle (1986)

(Originally written 02.19.18)

The overdubbed intro music grinds on my soul like nails on a chalkboard.

Hosted by Mean Gene, and the concept here should be easy to grasp. Gene was worried about sitting through “more than an hour of non-stop evil” and was worried about staying objective, so Bobby Heenan and his Family join him.

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Repost: The Coliseum Video Rant X-7: TESTOSTERONE POWER!

(So I was checking through the selection of Coliseum Videos on the Network tonight, and I noticed that next up in the queue was Grudge Matches from 1986.  Well, I actually did that one late in the original series of Coliseum Video Rants, paired with another one close to Grudge Matches on the list, namely Inside the Steel Cage.  So here’s that one again, originally written sometime in 2001.) 

The Coliseum Video Rant X-7: TESTOSTERONE POWER!

– You know, call me chauvenistic and/or old-fashioned, but a girl writing the WWF’s TV just rubs me the wrong way somehow. Now, I’m sure Stephanie is a nice person, but really wrestling speaks to that whole primal guy thing, and even someone around the sport as much as Steph can’t fully appreciate two guys beating the hell out of each other and causing blood to flow as a result. So this is an official GUYS ONLY Coliseum Rant, as I decided to find the two most violent, grunt-inducing Coliseum vids produced by the WWF for this rant so we could celebrate the true essence of pro wrestling: Two guys rolling around in their underwear…and hitting each other with various weapons of destruction. So grab a beer, scratch yourself in an inappropriate manner, put on a t-shirt with a lewd saying, and prepare for…WWF GRUDGE MATCHES and INSIDE THE STEEL CAGE!

– Let’s rock…

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Repost: Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest!

Oh hey, apparently I reviewed the awful Coliseum video called “Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest” on WWE 24/7 when they were putting the Coliseum videos up on that service.  Since that’s the next one up on the Network, here’s my review because it sounds like I never want to watch this one again!

The SmarK 24/7 Rant for WWF’s Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest!

– Sadly, the original music from the “It began 3000 years ago…” introduction on these old Coliseum videos has been edited out and replaced with a generic piece of music.

– Hosted by Jesse Ventura.

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Coliseum Video Rant 2018: Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams!

(Welcome to the debut of the Coliseum Video dump on the WWE Network!  I actually did this one a couple of years back as a part of a series reboot, before the guy posting them got kicked off YouTube, so we’ll start here just like the Network does!) 

Wrestling’s Bloopers, Bleeps & Bodyslams!

Hosted by Gorilla Monsoon. Did you know that WWF superstars can LITERALLY fly in and out of the squared circle?

This is an 80 minute collection of clips rather than matches.

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Repost: The Coliseum Video Rant 2.0

(In celebration of the Coliseum content dump on the Network tomorrow, here’s a repost of my attempt to reboot the series via YouTube, which abruptly ended when the guy got kicked off YouTube.) 

The Coliseum Video Rant 2.0 – 10.10.13

Much like Star Trek, I’m rebooting the franchise. Thanks to YouTube, I can start from the beginning of the series and probably lose interest after the second one. I’m skipping WF01 because it’s a compilation of skits called “Bloopers Bleeps and Bodyslams” and doesn’t really fit the series, but here’s WF02 (Hulkamania) and WF03 (The Best of the WWF Volume 1). As always, a point for stuff that works in any way, and no points if it doesn’t.

Tape #1: Hulkamania!

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