Pro wrestling history is all over the place, and some of it is locked down under copyright restrictions, prohibiting them from bring broadcast to the masses. Now, some lost events have the possibility to finally see the light of day.
PW Insider reports that footage from the long-lost WrestleReunion events has recently surfaced on YouTube, marking a significant development for fans of wrestling history. The events were organized by Sal Corrente, starting in 2005. Now, the man who organized those events is the current owner once again, after successfully regaining the rights to the footage after a legal battle with Live Nation. The footage has become a sought-after treasure in the wrestling community. Now, with ownership secured, Corrente is actively looking for a buyer for this valuable and unique material.
The WrestleReunion event hosted massive legends conventions, offering a blend of nostalgia and distinct matchups. Among the notable matches captured in the recently unveiled footage are Dusty & Dustin Rhodes & Mike Graham facing off against CM Punk & Kevin Sullivan & Abdullah the Butcher. Another standout bout features The Midnight Express & Jim Cornette taking on The Fantastics & The Rock N’ Roll Express, with managerial prowess provided by Bobby Heenan.
The diverse lineup of matches also includes Jeff Jarrett challenging Tully Blanchard for the NWA Title, The Midnight Express, with Jim Cornette, clashing with Mick Foley & Terry and Dory Funk Jr., and Team 3D squaring off against The Midnight Express.
A particularly memorable moment preserved in this footage is the final physical confrontation between wrestling icons Bruno Sammartino and Larry Zbyszko. The emergence of this long-lost footage not only provides a trip down memory lane for wrestling enthusiasts but also presents a unique opportunity for potential buyers to acquire a piece of wrestling history.
You can check out the full match listing below. We will have to see if anyone is game to buy this footage. There are certainly some amazing names on the card, and their matches are part of history as well.
We will keep our eye on this story, and so many more in the pro wrestling world, here at Ringside News. You never know what will break next, especially with so many characters at play.
*Dusty & Dustin Rhodes & Mike Graham vs. CM Punk & Kevin Sullivan & Abdullah the Butcher.
*The Midnight Express & Jim Cornette vs. The Fantastics & The Rock N’ Roll Express managed by Bobby Heenan.
*Jeff Jarrett vs. Tully Blanchard for the NWA Title.
*The Midnight Express with Jim Cornette vs. Mick Foley & Terry and Dory Funk Jr.
*Team 3D vs. The Midnight Express.
*The final physical confrontation involving Bruno Sammartino and Larry Zbyszko.
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