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The True Story of WrestleMania (2011)

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It is the most anticipated yearly event in Sports Entertainment, an annual pop culture touch point. For more than 25 years, WrestleMania has hosted the biggest matches, the biggest stars, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lou Albano ... Captain Lou Albano (archive footage)
Ken Anderson ... Mr. Kennedy (archive footage)
André the Giant ... Andre the Giant (archive footage)
Kurt Angle ... Kurt Angle (archive footage)
Steve Austin ... 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin (archive footage)
Freddie Blassie ... 'Classy' Freddie Blassie (archive footage)
Richard Blood ... Ricky Steamboat (archive footage)
King Kong Bundy ... King Kong Bundy (archive footage)
Antonio Burke Jr. ... MVP (archive footage) (as Antonio Banks)
Elijah Burke ... Elijah Burke (archive footage)
Mark Calaway ... The Undertaker (archive footage)
John Cena ... Himself
Chris Chavis ... Tatanka (archive footage)
Carlos Colón Jr. ... Carlito (archive footage)
Cliff Compton ... Domino (archive footage)
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It is the most anticipated yearly event in Sports Entertainment, an annual pop culture touch point. For more than 25 years, WrestleMania has hosted the biggest matches, the biggest stars, and the biggest celebrities. Now for the first time ever, the story of WrestleMania is told from its early beginnings through the week-long spectacular it has become, routinely drawing fans from all 50 states and around the world. This documentary feature includes new and insightful interviews from the superstars and creative forces behind the event. Written by Anonymous

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

WWE: The True Story of WrestleMania See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The documentary claims that Wrestle Mania VII was moved to the L. A. Sports Arena because of security concerns, but this isn't true. With only a few months until the event, it had only sold around 13,000 tickets. It was moved to avoid the embarrassment of holding the event in a nearly empty Los Angeles Coliseum. See more »

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An Overconfident Scale Glosses Over Many Details
23 August 2011 | by drqshadow-reviewsSee all my reviews

This had the potential to be a really insightful glimpse into the deep personal risks Vince McMahon took in launching the first world-scale wrestling show, as well as the dozens of twists, turns and tidbits of backstage drama that transpired at each subsequent event. Instead, the narration merely grazed the surface of those untold stories before leaning back into a gentle, easygoing fluff piece. The few peeks we get behind the curtains, like Mean Gene cracking up in an interview with William "Refrigerator" Perry or Vince critiquing the art direction during the WMIX build, were my favorite bits. That's the kind of stuff I really wanted to see, not another recap of the wrestlers' favorite main events and some classic lessons in revisionist history. This may have been better served as the story of the first ten (maybe even five) WrestleManias, too, as trying to cram commentary on twenty-five different events results in a monotonous pace and forced ignorance of several legendary moments in the show's dazzling history.


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