The SmarK Rant for Coliseum Video presents EVEN MORE Unusual Matches
Now, grammatically speaking, is this a compilation of even more matches that are unusual, or a compilation of matches that are even more unusual?
Coliseum Video Rant 2018 – Most Unusual Matches!
(Someone in the comments keeps asking for this one, so here’s the rant I did in 2018 for the WWE Network version. I’ll probably do a new version of Even More Unusual Matches tomorrow night to satisfy my OCD.)
So yeah, sadly the classic Coliseum Video intro music has been purged and replaced with generic fanfare music instead. So disappointing.
Hosted by Jesse Ventura. Frankly I’m shocked they didn’t have him digitally blurred out, too.
The SmarK Rant for Coliseum Video presents The Life and Times of Captain Lou Albano
I can’t imagine this can possibly anything be approaching any semblance of good, but it’s one of the OG Coliseum tapes and one of the few that I haven’t seen yet, along with the Best of George Steele one that’s also on my list. So…let ‘er rip, I guess.
The SmarK Rant for Coliseum Video presents The History of the WWF Heavyweight Championship
Next up in the trilogy of title histories from Coliseum Video, it’s the history of the WWF title!
Technical note: This copy, which I’m legally watching here and totally not pirating because I don’t even know what a torrent is, appears to have been ripped from WWE 24/7, complete with the logo in the corner and all instances of the word “WWF” bleeped out and blurred. So this should be a fun romp. Also I don’t remember this tape ever being on WWE 24/7 but then Sasktel had a pretty bastardized selection of what was on there at times anyway. It was more like WWE 17.5/4, am I right?
Hosted by Craig DeGeorge, Bobby Heenan & Johnny V
The SmarK Rant for Coliseum Video presents Hulkamania 4
Well the review for Hulkamania 3 was insanely well received, and also one of the best tapes that they ever put out, so here’s hoping lighting strikes twice! This one covers Hogan’s 1989 run so I’m sure when we can figure out the greatest hits already, but hopefully there’s something new and different here because this is another one I’ve never reviewed.
Your host is Sean Mooney.
The SmarK Rant for Coliseum Video presents The Tag Team Champions
OK, with the Best Of series completed, time to go back and start redoing some of my favorite compilations from the Coliseum Video series! And thankfully the legal situation around these has stabilized at a little over 10% under control, so I’m confident everything is worked out for good now. But I’ll have a final answer by the end of this review at any rate.
This one was released in early 1986, shortly after Wrestlemania 2.
Hosted by Mean Gene, who assures us that this is a special tape, filled with SOLID GOLD. Well that seems like false advertising. How would it even play in the VCR?
The SmarK Rant for Coliseum Video presents The Best of the WWF Volume 20
And so our journey through the Best of the WWF series concludes with another Jim Duggan video cover. There’s a lesson there, I think.
Also thank you to everyone who sent in kind words of congratulations on the sale of the site. Everyone is being spectacularly cool about the whole thing and I really appreciate it.
The SmarK Rant for Coliseum Video presents The Best of the WWF Volume 19
Two left now. I should point out that the cover of this one is a photo of a completely unrelated Perfect-Beefcake match that happened months after the one on the tape. BAIT AND SWITCH.
Your host is Sean Mooney, at WWF HQ, with the gag being no one knows or respects him. Bet that one hit close to home for the poor guy.
The SmarK Rant for Coliseum Video presents The Best of the WWF Volume 18
Getting near the end of the “Best of the WWF” series now as we hit 1989. Man, somehow the cover art and presentation for these keeps getting cheaper and lazier.
Don’t worry, I’ve still got another hundred or so Coliseum videos after these are done.
Your host is Sean Mooney, promising TOP MOMENTS IN WWF HISTORY. Huge if true.
The SmarK Rant for Coliseum Video presents The Best of the WWF Volume 17
Man even the COVERS for these things are low rent now. The VQ on this dub that I legally acquired from a wholly reputable site is pretty bad as well.
Hosted by Mean Gene, who is unsuccessful in his attempts to get into the arena for a WWF show as the running gag.
The SmarK Rant for Coliseum Video presents Macho Madness
Released October 19 88
Yes, time for a redo for the first ever Coliseum Video rant! Although Savage had a previous video release in 1986 as a heel, this is considered his most famous one by far.
Hosted by Mean Gene, Randy Savage and Elizabeth. Savage clarifies that his success wasn’t just a “spin around three times and find yourself on the top of the mountain” type of deal, YEAH. He had to work for it!
Weirdly they edit out the music on the “What the world is watching” intro on the WWE Network version.