If you’re a pro wrestling fan of a certain age (or if you used to be a pro wrestling fan of a certain age), you know there’s no way to overstate how important Coliseum Video VHS tapes were to your fandom. WWF (as it was, of course, known at the time) put all its home releases out via Coliseum in the 1980s and 1990s. In addition to the few pay-per-view home releases, Coliseum supplemented its annual slate with compilations, rarities, and the occasional collection of tours or supershows.
Back in the days of pre-Attitude Era video rental stores, fans who loved watching WWF on Saturday and Sunday mornings were able to get their fix by picking up and watching these random Coliseum videos. I can remember renting a few of them several times from a Blockbuster video when there just wasn’t enough new wrestling content on TV each week. (Can you imagine such a time? My heavens.)
On Monday, WWE Network will upload a gargantuan assortment of these Coliseum releases. It’s not everything Coliseum put out, of course — there are some “Hulkamania” Hulk Hogan compilations that the company understandably wants nothing to do with at the moment — but it will definitely tickle your nostalgia bone. (That’s an expression, right?)