WWE Legends: Greatest Wrestling Stars of the '80s (2005)

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Duration: 90 min
Genre: Documentary Sport
Year: 2005

In the 1980s, professional wrestling made the leap from regional sporting event to mainstream cultural phenomenon--due, no doubt, to the visionary leadership of World Wrestling Federation chairman Vince McMahon. Though the McMahon family had been involved in wrestling promotion since the 1930s, it was Vince's 1979 launching of the WWF--and its signature Wrestlemania extravaganza--that vaulted pro wrestling into a golden age marked by some of the greatest stars the entertainment-sport has ever seen. This documentary recounts the amazing legacy of the 1980s WWF through archival footage, interviews, and classic matches with 15 of its most legendary superstars, including Junkyard Dog, Sgt. Slaughter, Greg 'The Hammer' Valentine, 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, Jerry 'The King' Lawler, Jimmy 'Super Fly' Snuka, 'Macho Man' Randy Savage, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, and, of course, Hulk Hogan.