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The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment (2013)

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Credited cast:
Rick Achberger Rick Achberger ... Himself
Lou Albano ... Himself (as Captain Lou Albano)
Muhammad Ali ... Himself (archive footage)
André the Giant ... Andre the Giant (archive footage)
Steve Austin ... 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin (archive footage)
Bob Backlund ... Himself
Ron Bass Ron Bass ... Outlaw Ron Bass (archive footage)
Dave Bautista ... Batista
Michelle Beadle Michelle Beadle ... Herself
Eric Bischoff ... Himself
Freddie Blassie Freddie Blassie ... 'Classy' Freddie Blassie (archive footage)
Richard Blood Richard Blood ... Himself (archive footage)
Gerald Brisco ... Himself
Jack Brisco Jack Brisco ... Himself
Jim Brunzell Jim Brunzell ... Jim Brunzell (archive footage)
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For one half-century, WWE has carved a permanent niche in Americana. What started in 1963 as a regional promotion is now a global entertainment phenomenon that captivates fans in over 150 countries and 30 different languages. Today, WWE is proud to commemorate its golden anniversary. With this never-before-seen documentary, trace the journey from smoke-filled arenas to sold-out stadiums with the legendary Superstars and Legends who blazed the trail. The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment delivers all the indelible performers, from Bruno Sammartino to Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Stone Cold, The Rock, Triple H, John Cena, and countless others. Written by Anonymous

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English

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19 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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So much could have been but..
23 April 2015 | by TerryfanSee all my reviews

Now if you're a long time of the WWE then you will enjoy.

The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment is a special where we learn about how the World Wrestling Entertainment came to be.

Keith David provide the narration and he did help make the film interesting for any fan of Wrestling.

However the film itself just feels a mix of highs and lows as we explore the history of this legendary wrestling federation.

Now what I mean by that is that most of the stories in this program are pretty much ones we have heard about many times before like the history of Wrestlemania, The WCW vs WWF and many more.

It is cool to see Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker, Triple H, The Rock, Vince McMahon, Linda McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Chris Jericho, Jim Ross, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Bret "Hitman" Hart and Shawn Michaels among others sharing stories about the WWE.

Plus we get to see so many moments that had made the WWE what it is today as well as history you never knew before about the company.

But the problem with the movie is that they chose to talk about stories we had heard many times before only if you're new to wrestling you would understand it but it just with so much history you could have known about the WWE they didn't pick much to discuss.

It just not the same as you might have had hope for but it is still watchable just don't go in with high hopes.

I give The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment an 7 out of 10


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