Long before there were DVD and Blu-Ray releases for everything related to wrestling, and years before you could find matches on YouTube or the WWE Network at the click of a button... there was Coliseum Video.
The official distributor for WWF video releases from 1985 until 1997, Coliseum Video produced dozens and dozens of titles for the burgeoning home video market, creating "Best of" complilations, theme videos and other titles for any fan who had a VHS or BetaMax to watch them on.
A few notes in compiling this particular list: this one is COMPLETELY based on my own opinion and not nearly as scientific as most lists. While I managed to rent (or own) pretty much every title in the series, there were a handful I remember not being available at my local Videoflicks or Jumbo Video.
Oh, and I've also disqualified any video that was simply a PPV (or large event) presentation, so you won't see any SummerSlam or Wrestling Classic-style events on this particular list.
So what's left? In counting down the Top 50 Coliseum Video Releases, Wrestling Merchandise and Memories considered the following criteria:
How much variety was on the title?
Were there a number of decent matches?
How rare were the matches (e.g. were they just copied and pasted from television tapings or Saturday Night's Main Event)?
How memorable is the title, decades later?
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