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From Portland to the WWWF, the AWA to WCW – Rick Martel left a lasting impression on the wrestling world as both a tag team and singles star.

Now, days away from the 2010 Royal Rumble, you can take home a 2-disc DVD shoot interview with the “ironman” of the 1991 event held at the Miami Arena (establishing a new record by lasting 52 minutes and 30 seconds).

Hear all about Martel’s early days in the industry, teaming with Tony Garea, facing Buddy Rose, winning the AWA World Title, WrestleRock, Strike Force, the Hart Foundation, the Arrogance spray can, Jake Roberts, Shawn Michaels, Tatanka, and more.

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Looking for something other than a bill to arrive in your mailbox? We’re straight shooting this season at The History of WWE ( and we want you to be part of it!

Each week, The History of WWE will be giving away a different DVD shoot interview. Keep them for yourself or pass them along to friends and family. Previous weeks have seen fans across the world take home shoot interviews of JJ Dillon, Bob Holly, Bret Hart, Vince Russo & Ed Ferrara, Demolition, the Hardy Boyz, Tatanka, Jim Neidhart, Scott Steiner, Kevin Nash, Goldust, Rey Mysterio Jr., and the New Age Outlaws.

To enter: Visit and follow these simple directions: e-mail your name and mailing address and, in the subject line, put “Rick Martel.” It’s as easy as that.

The winner will be announced next week during the website’s weekly podcast. And be sure to keep an eye on future contests. We’ve got dozens more shoot interviews left to give away – could one go to you?

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About The History of WWE

The History of ( was created in February 2002 with the intent of documenting in detail all the in-ring action of the WWE dating back to its inception in 1963. Over the years, the website has grown to include WCW and ECW results, thousands of newspaper clippings and promotional advertisements, match listings for WWE home videos and DVD releases, a thriving message board, title histories, audio interviews, columns, and reviews. As of July 2009, the site has expanded to also feature Jim Crockett Promotions results dating back to 1983.

The website has attracted praise from wrestling journalists (“An amazing and excellent resource that I use almost daily to double check facts.” – Mike Johnson,, book authors (“Invaluable” – Michael Krugman, Andre the Giant: A Legendary Life), and wrestlers themselves (“We love your site.” – Jimmy “Boogie Woogie Man” Valiant).

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