It Came From YouTube: 1987 NWA home video commercial with weird calendar offer

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Crapper Paul R. from Spook Central: The Ghostbusters Companion submitted this 1987 NWA Home Video commercial and writes:

A pretty great compilation of NWA video ads including The Jim Crocket Cup, Great American Bash 1986, Great American Bash ’87,Starcade: Chi Town Heat, and The Danger Zone.

Oh and if you order now you’ll get a limited edition 1988 Men of the Dangerzone Swimsuit calender! Available on VHS and Betamax!

You have to give them credit; the NWA put together some pretty creative, well done promotional videos for their home video releases. They did a better job of it than the WWF did at the time.

Hey, wait a minute! They offered a swimsuit calendar featuring mostly the male wrestlers to an audience who was made up almost entirely of men?!

Why not just use Missy Hyatt for all 12 months? What demographic were they trying to sell that calendar to, exactly?

Gay Popeye

“The first couple of months’ pages kind of stuck together after I had the calendar for a few weeks if you know what I mean… That “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin sure had the right nickname! He could pin ol’ Gay Popeye any night! Ug-gug-gug!”


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10 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: 1987 NWA home video commercial with weird calendar offer"
  1. Autrach Sejanoz says:

    “I’ve been in the danger zone…”


    • Nick Nutter says:

      That’s some false advertising there. I doubt Vince woulda lent Savage out for the competition.

      • Autrach Sejanoz says:

        Well, there are rumors that the whole nWo thing was a plot by Vince to sabotage WCW…

        • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

          If you look back at how Vince Russo booked WCW, I sometimes wondered if Vince McMahon sent him over to purposely ruin the company with his insane booking ideas.

  2. Nick Nutter says:

    “I’m’ma rip y’neck off, an’ tapdance down y’tonsils.” That right there is a better promo than a) Anyone can cut now, and b) it has any right to be.

  3. John says:

    I sure hope the calendar had some hot Jimmy Valiant shots. Or Wahoo McDaniel and maybe Dick Murdoch in a thong. Ole Anderson getting frisky on a beach. Ivan Koloff & Paul Jones dressed like The Fabulous Ones.

  4. Farflenoogen says:

    Bring back the scaffold match.

    We can call it Skywalkers again. Put it in She-Ra font.

  5. I'm Not Using My Real Name says:

    I love the ending. Starrcade 88, Ric Flair vs Lex Luger in a match “that may never be again be repeated.” Yes, I remember, 1988 was the last time anyone ever saw Flair and Luger in the same ring.

  6. Paul R. from says:

    While I know that I never sent this in, I will gladly take the plug. … No, not *that* kinda plug. Would you get out of here Gay Popeye.

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