After a 25-year production delay, VHS cassette distribution company Coliseum Video has finally released the highly anticipated 21st instalment of its “Best of the WWF” anthology.
The company issued a press release apologizing for the “minor, two-and-a-half-decade wait,” but assured fans that the VHS tape will deliver all the hard-hitting action fans have come to expect.
The new anthology picks up where the last one, Vol. 20, left off — showcasing matches and interviews from 1989 and 1990.
Like its predecessors in the series, the new instalment opens with dramatic music and scrolling text explaining how ancient warriors wrestled to appease their gods, honor their kings, and for sheer amusement.
Announcer Sean Mooney then appears in a WWF production booth to give viewers a preview of what’s to come, including matches never before seen on VCR tape, such as:
- The Bushwhackers vs. The Rougeau Brothers
- Rugged Ronnie Garvin vs. Greg Valentine in a submission match
- Lanny Poffo vs. Big Boss Man
- Rick Rude vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan
- The Orient Express vs. The Rockers
- A Country Hoedown featuring Hillbilly Jim
Sales for the new video have been disappointingly sluggish, which has been attributed to the steep decline in VCR ownership in the decades since Coliseum Video’s heyday.
WWE honcho Vince McMahon, who still prefers VHS over DVD and Blu-Ray, reportedly plans to complete the series with a total of 100 volumes.