With its origins in carnival sideshows in the late 19th century, pro wrestling is a grueling, action packed competition of hand to hand combat that entered its golden age in the 50s with the advent of television. Today, it is a worldwide phenomenon a brutal blend of athletic ability, outrageous theatrics, sheer brawn and conniving, underhanded deceit that is not for the faint of heart.
From arenas across the country, a collage of decades of classic wrestlings most ferocious battles between its most nefarious stars is presented in a special, two disc collectors set when Classic Wrestling Presents.
Episode 1 Jerry The King Lawler, the incomparable hall of famer perhaps best remembered for putting comedian Andy Kauffman into the hospital for three days.
Episode 2 Dustin Dusty Rhodes, the second generation mega star known for his Shattered Dreams (kick to crotch in corner) and Curtain Call (snap, sit, neck breaker) finishing moves.
Episode 3 Mark Callous, known as The Punisher long before he became The Undertaker, a menacing 6 foot, 8 inch gladiator who went undefeated for nearly two years in the 90s.
Episode 4 Mick Cactus Jack Foley, the world s first Hardcore Champion, whose extreme matches featured exploding barbed wire and C4 explosives.
Episode 5 Jeff Jarrett, known for his hazardous 15 foot high steel cage battles and a Double J alter ego, an arrogant, flamboyant country singing sensation.
Episode 6 Stone Cold Steve Austin, the disrespectful, beer drinking anti-hero known for the Stone Cold Stunner finishing move that helped him become the only three time champ of the Royal Rumble.
Also features footage of Eric Embry, Gary Young, Sweet Daddy Falcone, Terry Funk, Dog of War, The Eliminator, Jimmy Jack Funk, Buddy Landell, PY Chu-Hi, Speedy Gonzales, The Texas Ranger, Sheik Braddock, Maniac Matt Borne, Taras Bulba, Kerry Von Erich, the late Billy Joe Travis, Uncle Elmer, Cousin Junior, Skandor Akbar, Iceman King Parsons, Brickhouse Brown, Cowboy Tony Falk, Wild Bill Irwin, Sheik Abdul, Bill Dundee, The Tennessee Stud Stable, Brian Lee, Robert Fuller, Dr. Tom Pritchard, Glamour Boy Shane Sewell, Jerry Johnson, Chico Torres, Frogman Leblanc, Jeff Gaylord, Percy Pringle, Jeannie Clark, Gentleman Chris Adams and Toni Adams.