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The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment (2013)

TV-14
Video | 120 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

For one half-century, WWE has carved a permanent niche in Americana. What started in 1963 as a regional promotion is now a global entertainment phenomenon that captivates fans in over 150 countries and 30 different languages. Today, WWE is...See moreFor one half-century, WWE has carved a permanent niche in Americana. What started in 1963 as a regional promotion is now a global entertainment phenomenon that captivates fans in over 150 countries and 30 different languages. Today, WWE is proud to commemorate its golden anniversary. With this never-before-seen documentary, trace the journey from smoke-filled arenas to sold-out stadiums with the legendary Superstars and Legends who blazed the trail. The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment delivers all the indelible performers, from Bruno Sammartino to Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Stone Cold, The Rock, Triple H, John Cena, and countless others. Written by Anonymous See less
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Rick Achberger
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Lou Albano
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Bob Backlund
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Outlaw Ron Bass (archive footage) Outlaw Ron Bass (archive footage)   See fewer
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John Cena
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Tony Chimel
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Alice Cooper
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Rocky Johnson
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