The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA

The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA

DVD - 2006
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"For more than three decades, the American Wrestling Association (AWA) thriled fans of professional wrestling, competing with the NWA and WWE, and making household names of its biggest stars, including Verne and Greg Gagne, Nick Bockwinkel, Larry and Curt Hennig and so many more. The promotion served as a training ground for a number of future stars, including Ric Flair, the Iron Sheik, Sgt. Slaughter, Ricky Steamboat, the Road Warriors, and more. The AWA was also where Hulk Hogan, Shawn MIchaels, Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan and "Mean" Gene Okerlund exploded into the nspotlight. For the first time, The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA traces the rich history of the organization, from its early split from the NWA to its eventual demise at the hands of the WWE. Extensive interviews with both Vern and Greg Gagne, Vince McMahon, as well as AWA stars NIck Bockwinkel. Larry "The Ax" Hennig, Jim Brunzell, Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Eric Bischoff, Dusty Rhodes and more"--Container.
Publisher: [United States] : World Wrestling Entertainment : WW Home Video, [2006]
Edition: Full screen edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
Branch Call Number: DVDN 796.812 SP318S 2006
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (360 min.) : sound, black and white, color ; 4 3/4 in

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greatflicks
Oct 24, 2017

This was a great documentary that told the story of professional wrestling. I grew up in Pasadena California and we got our first TV during the 40's and my grandmother loved to come over to watch wrestling. I kept telling her it is not real wrestling they are faking it and she would say oh no. I never went to a match but evidently followed it enough to know a lot about the history and how it progressed through the years. When I was 7 years old I went shopping with my mom and Gorgeous George was at the grocery story signing pictures of himself. I kept that picture for years. As the movie progressed it covered the history of the sport in a real and honest way. We found it to be very entertaining and would suggest it to anyone who has wondered why and how this sport become so popular.

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Tono777
May 07, 2016

AWA is spectacular.

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