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Twitch & Shout! Factory to Host ‘A-Teams of Classic Wrestling’ Marathon Tomorrow, January 30!

Social video platform Twitch will partner with Shout! Factory to host a 13-hour marathon of classic wrestling battles that shaped today’s pro wrestling scene. The A-Teams of Classic Wrestling marathon contributes to Twitch’s Wrestling Week, a 10-day event celebrating live and legacy content from top wrestling organizations. The marathon begins January 30 at 11 a.m. PT on Shout! Factory’s official Twitch channel.

Behold as these kings of the cage-match take their pilgrimage to the squared-circle with battles featuring legends “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Andre the Giant, Gorgeous George, Dick the Bruiser, Andy Kaufman and Jerry “The King” Lawler. For fans of the GLOW phenomenon, Brawlin’ Beauties GLOW grants a look back at the first-ever, all-female promotion and the personalities who paved the way for women in pro wrestling.

This showcase follows in the footsteps of Shout! Factory’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Starcade marathons on its official Twitch channel.

Episodes from The A-Teams of Classic Wrestling are also available on VOD at Shout! Fatctory TV.

Full Classic Wrestling Lineup
– Gorgeous George vs. Jessie James
– Brawlin’ Beauties GLOW
– Killer Kowalski vs. Ed Carpenter
– Brawlin’ Beaties GLOW 2
– Buddy Rogers vs. Pat O’Connor
– Blood, Sweat & Bruises
– Jerry Lawler vs. Randy Savage
– Lone Star Shootout
– Detroit Battle Royal
– Haystacks Calhoun vs. Killer Brooks
– Six Man Tag Team Match
– Wrestling, It’s A Laugh

Collection Synopses:

Classic Wrestling Battles
Professional wrestling was bread-and-butter programming in the early days of television during the 1950’s. 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, and through their outlandish and often outrageous escapades, both incensed and captivated audiences around the world. Classic Wrestling Battles revisits the glory days of professional wrestling, with a collection of classic matches involving many of the stars who started it all.

Featuring: Gorgeous George, Antonio Rocco, Buddy “Nature Boy” Rogers, Killer Kowalski

Blood, Sweat, & Bruises
The bloodiest battles, the fiercest moments and the most suspenseful incidents of the Universal Wrestling Federation is presented in “Blood, Sweat and Bruises”, a documentary featuring some of the best action of the UWF.

Featuring: The “Eighth Wonder of the World” Andre the Giant, hard-core legend Cactus Jack, “Dr. Death” Steve Williams, “Cowboy” Bob Orton, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, Billy Jack Haynes, Nikita Koloff and many others.

Brawlin’ Beauties GLOW
In cooperation with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling…”Brawlin’ Beauties: The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” highlights a bevy of the beautiful and feisty femme fatales who wrestled for G.L.O.W. Classic wrestling fans will relive 88-minutes of an all-women comedic presentation of the sport dominated for many years by the men.

Featuring: “Mean Gene” Okerlund, Tina Ferrari, Debbie Debutante, Vickie Victory

Brawlin’ Beauties 2 GLOW
Body slams, turnbuckles and dropkicks make many think of men’s professional wrestling. Not this time. It’s time for the later to take center ring and battle in front of thousands of fans. The legendary stars and matches of women’s professional wrestling history are presented in “Brawlin’ Beauties 2”.

Hosted by “Mean Gene” Okerlund, this documentary takes a look back at the women who helped to pave the way for today’s professional wrestling sports entertainer.

Featuring: The Fabulous Moolah, Sherri Martel, Candi Devine, Debbie Combs, Mildred Burke

Lone Star Shootout
The wrestlers are big and bright in Texas in the “Lone Star Shootout”. The legendary “Mean Gene” Okerlund hosts this classic look back at professional wrestling history as we relive matches and the events of Southwest Championship Wrestling.

Featuring: “Mean Gene” Okerlund, Nick Bockwinkel, Bruiser Brody, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Andy Kaufman

 

About Twitch
Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each day, millions of community members gather to watch, talk, and chat about shared interests. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for all types of content, including the entire video game ecosystem, the creative arts, vlogging (IRL), and more. Twitch also runs TwitchCon, the annual convention for celebrating the Twitch community. For more information about Twitch, visit our Press Center, Twitter feed (#Twitch), and Blog.

About Shout! Factory TV
SHOUT! FACTORY TV is a premiere digital entertainment streaming service that brings timeless and contemporary cult favorites to pop culture fans. With a uniquely curated entertainment library, the channel offers an unrivaled blend of cult TV shows, movies, comedy, original specials and more – presenting an exciting entertainment alternative to major streaming services. SHOUT! FACTORY TV’s programming leverages a distinctive library of pop culture-defining entertainment curated from Shout! Factory, Westchester Films, Timeless Media Group, Scream Factory, major studios, independent producers and other sources from around the world. Whether reliving childhood memories or discovering television series, movies and comedy specials for the first time, SHOUT! FACTORY TV provides an immersive, high-quality viewing experience across a wide variety of screens and platforms, online at ShoutFactoryTV.com on smartphone devices, tablets and connected TV, and on the Roku player, Samsung Smart TVs, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Amazon Channels. SHOUT! FACTORY TV also is available as a branded channel on streaming services Amazon Prime, Pluto TV, Twitch, Xfinity on Demand, Popcornflix, Hulu, Vewd and Xumo.

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