Road to WrestleMania special - details on coverage of the first 20 shows




Road to Wrestlemania Special
Valid until Wrestlemania


$99.95* USD (Canada/USA) or $139.95**(International)

The 20 issues included in this special are all issues covering the first 20 Wrestlemania events, which include the above set, plus:

April 15 '85; April 22 '86, April 6 '87, April 4 '88, April 10 '89,
April 9 '90, April 1 '91, April 13 '92, April 2 '93,  March 28 '94
April 10 ’95, April 8 ’96, March 31 ’97, April 6 ’98, April 5 ’99,
April 10 ’00, April 9 ’01, March 25 ’02, April 7 ’03, March 22 ‘04

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April 15/85 (26)        Observer’s Final Issue (at least of the legal sized format with pic.’s)
Brody/Inoki cover    Top 75 Ratings
            Bruiser Brody jumps to NJPW
            WWF Wrestlemania I 3/31 card coverage
            Inside Japanese Wrestling
            Wrestling Notebook including
            -Flair vs Kevin Von Erich to headline 5/5 Texas Stadium
            -Duggan beats DiBiase in loser leaves town
            -Blackjack Mulligan arrives in Florida
            -Dusty Rhodes wins TV title from Tully Blanchard

April 22/86 (8)        WWF Wrestlemania II 4/7 card coverage
            All eyes on Crockett Cup tag tournament at the Superdome
            Roddy Piper & Jesse Ventura both off six weeks to film movies
            Lawler wins Southern title from Dundee in a cage
            Top 15 Single, Top 10 Tag Team ratings

April 6/87 (18)**        WWF Wrestlemania III 3/29 card coverage-Hogan pins Andre
Double issue price    Riki Choshu update
            Major controversy in St Louis: Bill Watts vs Kiel Auditorium
            UWF California tour not a financial success
            West Coast live reports
            Shinobu Kandori announces retirement
            Shiro Koshinaka & Keiji Muto win IWGP belts
            Leon White wins European version of world title vs Otto Wanz in Denver
            Owen Hart wins North American title from Makham Singh

April 4/88 (10)        Wrestlemania IV 3/27 card coverage Randy Savage new WWF champ
NWA 3/27 Greensboro Clash of Champions I card coverage
Crockett in heavy negotiations with Ken Mantell of World Class
King Parsons wins World Class title from Kerry Von Erich
Bruiser Brody wins International title from Jumbo Tsuruta   
Oregon State commission has public hearing
Eddie Gilbert new booker of Continental Wrestling

April 10/89 (10)        NWA fires George Scott as booker, gives a committee the book
            WWF Wrestlemania V & WCW Rajun Cajun Clash 4/2 card coverages
            Biggest news in Japan is behavior of fans in Tokyo
            Master of Pain wins CWA belt from Lawler
WWF drops Bockwinkle, Morales and Grizzly Smith as agents


April 9/90 (10)        Wrestlemania VI 4/1 card coverage-Ultimate Warrior wins WWF title
            Things seem to have settled down in NWA
            Midnight Express update
            Jeff Bowdren’s “Best circuits of the decade”
            Superstar Billy Graham interview by John Arezzi   

April 1/91 (10)        Wrestlemania VII 3/24 card coverage-Hogan wins title from Slaughter
            Cauliflower Alley club report
            Fujinami wins WCW title from Flair 3/21 in Japan-Flair leaves with belt
            Steiners win IWGP belts from Hase & Sasaki
            Lawler wins USWA title from Terry Funk

April 13/92 (10)        Wrestlemania VIII 4/15 card coverage – Savage wins WWF title from Flair
            Roddy Piper refutes scandal charges
            “Now it Can be Told” WWF & sex scandal feature coverage
            Superstar Graham files lawsuit vs WWF
            Phil Mushnick blasted by Steve Planamenta
            WBF debuts   

April 12/93 (10)        Wrestlemania IX 4/4 card coverage- Yokozuna wins WWF belt from Bret Hart
                then loses to Hogan
            AJ women 25th anniversary All Star Dream Slam 4/2 card coverage
            Smoky Mountain Wrestling 4/2 card coverage
            4/2 Hollie & Lacey Atkinsson benefit card coverage   
Lots of debuts in WWF
March 28/94 (10)        Wrestlemania X 3/28 card coverage-Bret Hart wins WWF title from Yokozuna
            Cactus Jack loses ear in match vs Vader in Germany
            Vince McMahon drops lawsuit vs Phil Mushnick
            Tonya Harding update
            AJPW TV situation gets worse
            Satoru Sayama to return to the ring
            Brian Pillman contract up in the air in WCW

April 10/95 (24)**    Wrestlemania XI 4/2 card coverage-Owen Hart & Yokozuna win tag belts
Double issue price    Weekly Pro Wrestling Tokyo 4/2 card coverage
            All sorts of shakeups in WCW over the past 10 days
            Much speculation on Steve Williams status after missing AJPW tour       
            AJ women 3/26 card coverage-Manami Toyota wins WWWA title
            Vader stripped of US title
            Razor Ramone wins USWA title from Bill Dundee

April 8/96 (12)        Wrestlemania XII 3/31card coverage - Michaels wins WWF title from Bret Hart
            Bret Hart’s future in WWF in jeopardy
            Complete Peace Festival card to be announced next week
            AJ women 3/31 Yokohama Arena card coverage
            Mankind & Marc Mero debut on WWF TV

March 31/97 (12)        Scott Hall checks into rehab
            Wrestlemania XIII 3/23 card coverage-Undertaker wins WWF title     
            Giant Baba able to get Steve Williams into Japan-even with drug charge
            AJ women Queendom 97 results
            Major injuries on latest Michinoku Pro tour
            Bret Hart takes back what he said about Flair on Toronto radio show

April 6/98 (16)        Wrestlemania XIV 3/29 card coverage -Austin wins WWF title
                Terry Funk & Cactus Jack win WWF belts from New Age Outlaws
            Sean Waltman signed by WWF
            Single most influential pro wrestler of modern era about to have final match
            La Tigresa arrested in Puerto Rico for trafficking
            Meticulously booked AJPW Champion Carnival screwed up by Taue injury
            Art Davie letter to NHB fans hilights

April 5/99 (18)        Wrestlemania XV 3/28 card coverage-Steve Austin regains WWF title
            Review of the 3/30 ESPN show
            McMahon controversy from Fox on Sports show appears to be cleared up
            Kurt Von Hess passes away
            Complete Idiots to Pro Wrestling book review
            Lots behind the scenes on Bret Hart quitting angle from Toronto Nitro


April 10/00 (18)        Wrestlemania XVI 4/2 card coverage-Angle loses IC & European titles
            NBC announced as 50% owners of XFL
            Highlights of Vince Russo on WCW Live
            McMahon comes out in favor of regulation of extreme wrestling in New Jersey
            California getting into debates of rules for MMA legalization
            Wrestling Title Histories book review
            Court TV “Wrestling with Death” documentary review




April 9/01 (18)        Wrestlemania X-Seven 4/1 card coverage- Austin wins WWF belt from Rock                Fate of WCW talent (aside from the 24 whose contracts were picked up)
            Proposed new rules for MMA in New Jersey
            EMLL first PPV 3/30 card coverage-Pero Aguayo loses hair to Universo 2000
            Pride 13 more detailed coverage
Wrestling loses many veterans this week-Johnny Red Shoes Dugan, Rolando             Vera, Benny McCrary, Ozzie Timmins & Jack Wilson pass away
120 out of 140 WCW employees let go in one fell swoop



March 25/02 (12)        Wrestlemania X-8 3/17 card coverage-HHH wins WWF title from Jericho
Where Wrestlemania X-8 stands in all time records
            Vince gives his side of Hart negotiations to Toronto Sun
            Zero One 3/2 card coverage
            Norm Kimber passes away
            Riot breaks out at Ultimate Athlete MMA show on 3/16

April 7/03 (12)        Wrestlemania 19 3/30 card coverage-perhaps Steve Austin’s final match
            Mirko Cro Cop knocks out Bob Sapp in 1:24 in K-1 3/30
            Tito Ortiz appears and is mentioned on Wrestlemania-rumors flying
            Satoshi Kojima wins AJPW Champion Carnival tournament
            NJPW competitors for 5/2 show are told some matches will be shoots


March 22/04(12)        After successful Wrestlemania-uncharted waters ahead
            The business of Wrestlemania
            WWE Brand shakeup to happen
            Wrestlemania 3/14 card coverage-Benoit wins world title
            Bob Sapp looking stronger than ever after 2 years as Japan phenomenon
            ROH draws company’s largest crowd ever on 3/13
            Kensuke Sasaki wins IWGP title from Hiro Tenzan

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