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Online World of Wrestling DVD Review
Timeline – History of the WWE 1987
As told by The HONKY TONK MAN
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Reviewed By: Brad Dykens (Editor? In Chief)

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I was thrilled when I heard that Sean Oliver from Kayfabe Commentaries was teaming up with Graham Cawthon from the History of the WWE website to produce a unique series of shoot interviews focusing on Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment, beginning with my personal favorite WWE era (1987). Not only is this a very unique concept, but it involves two people who I respect very much.

Where else would you begin, but in January as the WWF began its build towards what I consider the greatest WrestleMania of all time – the third installment of that great event. Honky Tonk Man was put in the hot-seat to walk through this epic time period, when he was a major player in the Federation. Honky Tonk talked about his own storylines with Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Randy “Macho Man” Savage and, of course, his victory over Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat which launched his infamous reign as Intercontinental champion. Honky Tonk also discusses the philosophies behind the creative process behind many of the other matches that took place at WrestleMania III, like the Roddy Piper retirement gimmick and main event between Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant. Viewers will also get a glimpse into the locker room at the time, finding out what went on behind the curtain as Vince McMahon prepared to turn his little Northeast promotion into a global phenomenon.

Sean Oliver guided Honky Tonk Man off the beaten track, discussing some of the well known mistakes of the era, such as deep insight into the Outback Jack character, and what was going on with Vince’s botched protege, Tom Magee. Honky Tonk also reveals the true story behind Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart’s controversial arrest, Dynamite Kid’s back injury, the Sheik/Duggan drug bust, the Million Dollar Man, the David Schultz incident, repackaging of Ken Patera, the making of the Piledriver album, the first ever Survivor Series, Andre The Giant’s health, road agents, action figures, ice cream bars, and a whole lot more interesting details that could only be told by somebody who was there to witness all the craziness that only a WWF locker room can offer. Great DVD, I suggest you check out!

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