Professional wrestling was bread-and-butter programming during the 1950s. Long before Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Andre the Giant became household names, a generation of strongmen (led by the likes of Dick the Bruiser, Gorgeous George and "Haystack" Calhoun) reached levels of popularity that few who followed in their footsteps could ever match. These legends of the mat became wrestling’s first super-villains. Through their outlandish escapades, they both incensed and captivated audiences around the world.
“Classic Wrestling Battles” revisits the glory days of professional wrestling, with more than a dozen classic matches involving many of the stars who started it all.