* A whopping 332 libraries have a subscription to WWE Magazine (but only one - the St. Paul Public Library - has a subscription to WWE RAW Magazine)?
* 326 libraries own a copy of the book "Help! I'm Trapped in a Professional Wrestler's Body" (Abstract: After they switched bodies with the lunch ladies, Jake and Andy swore they wouldn't use Mr. Dirksen's body-switching machine again, but Jake really wants to know what its like to be a professional wrestler. At Wrestle Insanity, Andy gets turned into Bruce "Brainiac" Bloom and Jake must switch bodies with Nick "No Nerve" Nelson in order to save him)?
* 90 libraries own a copy of the book "See You Later, Gladiator" (Abstract: Joe, Fred, and Sam demonstrate some of their favorite professional wrestling moves, including the Time Warp Trio Blind Ninja Smackdown, when they're transported to ancient Rome and forced to fight as gladiators in the Colosseum)?
* 32 libraries own a copy of the original "WrestleMania" on VHS, and that the official cataloging record looks like this :
WrestleMania [videorecording] / Evart Enterprises, Inc. New York : Coliseum Video, c1985? 1 videocassette (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. VHS format. "WF004." Videocassette release of the 1984 film by Evart Enterprises, Inc. Director, Jack Simon ; producers, Nelson Sweglar, George Scott, Herb Kaplan ; executive producer, Vince McMahon. Muhammad Ali (Guest referee), Billy Martin (Ring announcer). Hulk Hogan, Mr. T, Roddy Piper, Paul "Mr. Wonderful" Orndorff, Leilani Kai, Wendi Richter, Andre the Giant, Big John Studd and many more. Professional wrestling matches with many top names in competition.
* 77 libraries own "Mr. Nanny" on VHS, 60 own "Suburban Commando", 36 own "No Holds Barred", 28 own "Santa with Muscles", 27 own the "Thunder in Paradise" movie, and 132 (!) libraries own a copy of "3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain" (geez, librarians must really love Hulk Hogan and Loni Anderson)?
* Twenty libraries own "Hell Yeah: Stone Cold's Saga Continues" on VHS?
* Two libraries (the Cleveland Public Library and the Dayton Metropolitan Library) own "Sid Vicious: Millenium Man" on VHS?
* The Suffolk Library Cooperative System in New York has quite the large collection of wrestling-related video games ... They own "Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth" (PS2), "Just Bring It!" (PS2), "Heroes of Wrestling" (GCN), "WCW Mayhem" (PS1), "WrestleMania the Arcade Game" (PS1), "WWF In Your House" (PS1), "WrestleMania 2000" (N64), "WCW/NWO Revenge" (N64), "WCW vs NWO World Tour" (N64), "WWF War Zone" (N64), and "Fire Pro Wrestling" (GBA)?
* But, not to be outdone, the Kansas Public Library owns the overlooked classic "Bop 'N Rumble" for the Commodore 64 (Abstract: As Gorgeous George, hairy-chested macho wrestler, you must rescue helpless Grannies on the city streets who are threatened with break dancers, gorillas and other creeps)?
Why doesn't my local library have cool stuff like this?
Originally posted by WhitebaconWhat about the Scott Keith books?
"* 164 libraries own a copy of Scott Keith's "Buzz on Professional Wrestling" (21 of those libraries being in Illinois, for some reason)?"
There's your answer for that one, but I don't see any listings for the newer book. As for me, I'm amazed that six libraries still have the Hulk Hogan Rock N Wrestling cartoons. I have two copies I got from a dollar store, and I would love to see other episodes.
Molly, Stacy and Daffney all in WWE? I suddenly lost all my will to complain about anything regarding the WWE. Hope I don't lose my street cred for this.
TS, the greatest Wiener rated 6.1554 ever to live!! Oops, I mean 5.5...4.5?? Oh, dammit! I guess Notorious FAB was right.
Originally posted by TorchslasherThere's your answer for that one, but I don't see any listings for the newer book.
Whoops, I forgot about "Tonight ... In This Very Ring"; here you go :
* 51 libraries own a copy of Scott Keith's "Tonight ... In This Very Ring" (this time, Illinois is NOT the state with the most libraries that own Keith's book; shocking, I know, but this time the honor goes to Indiana with seven - including the University of Southern Indiana)?
Originally posted by cringeThey actually rereleased the Rock N Wrestling tapes 2 years or so ago, my friends picked me up the whole tape set (i think) as a birthday gag gift.
Actually, those were the original VHS tapes from the 1980's that I was talking about ... Upon further review, I find that one library (the Denver Public Library) owns the complete 6-volume set of the 1999 re-release :
WWF805 WWF Home Video 791.43 Hul Hulk Hogan's rock 'n' wrestling [videorecording] / DIC Licensing LP and World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc. World Wrestling Federation Home Video presents Hulk Hogan's rock 'n' wrestling. [United States] : WWF Home Video, 1999. 6 videocassettes (45 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in. Episodes from the animated series which aired on television from 1985-1987. Children's films. DIC Licensing LP. World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc. Hogan, Hulk, 1955- http://www.wwf.com
Originally posted by geemoneyDefinitley interesting, if not worthless, information. I'd ask where you got all that info, but I probably don't want to know.
Interesting information that needs to be kept somewhere...hmmm. My first question is did you look all that up by yourself? Second one is not really a question but mainly a comment. WOW! I think that's going into a notepad file on my computer somewhere. OSU owns a copy of the Undertaker comic...time to transfer schools. Ehh...mabe not.
Banned Once! The independant thought alarm went off, knew to much about b*tching.
Yeah, FirstSearch is kind of like a search engine for libraries ... You just put in a title ("Have a Nice Day") or a keyword/author ("Hogan, Hulk") and it will come up with a list of books/videos/DVDs/microfiche/whatever and the libraries that own a copy of them.
It's kinda fun, in a "oh MAN am I bored at work and have nothing better to do" sort of way ... Here's a couple more :
* 87 libraries have a subscription to "Pro Wrestling Illustrated".
The Wrestling album II [sound recording] : Piledriver. New York City : Epic, 1987. 1 sound disc (31 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in. 003100 Rock and country songs performed by various performers, musicians and non-musicians, who are associated with the World Wrestling Federation. Recorded at Platinum Island Recording Studio and the Hit Factory, New York City. Girls in cars (Robbie Dupree & Strike Force) -- Piledriver (Koko B. Ware) -- Honky tonk man (Honky Tonk Man) -- Demolition (Rick Derringer with Ax & Smash; i.e. Demolition) -- Jive soul bro (Slick) -- Crank it up (Jimmy Hart) -- Waking up alone (Hillbilly Jim & Gertrude) -- Stand back (Vince McMahon) -- Rock and roll hoochie koo (Gene Okerlund & Rick Derringer) -- If you only knew. Rock music, 1981-1990. Country music, 1981-1990. Honky Tonk Man. Slick. Hillbilly Jim. Gertrude. Dupree, Robbie. Ware, Koko B. Derringer, Rick. Hart, Jimmy. McMahon, Vince. Okerlund, Gene. Strike Force (Musical group) World Wrestling Federation.
Originally posted by drjayphdAlessandro: There was a seven-inch of some group of wrestlers performing "Land of 1,000 Dances". I believe they're credited as just The Wrestlers. Almost got it on eBay, but just out of curiousity...
Yup, Bowling Green University owns a copy ...
Wrestlers (Musical group) Land of 1,000 dances?!!? [sound recording] / the Wrestlers. Land of a thousand dances New York : Epic, p1985. 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in. Rock song (two versions). Sung by members of the World Wrestling Federation. Land of 1,000 dances?!!? -- Land of 1,000 dances?!!? (dub instrumental). Rock music, 1981-1990. World Wrestling Federation.
For the record, this song was originally recorded as part of "The Wrestling Album" (the precursor to "Piledriver", mentioned above) :
The wrestling album [sound recording]. New York : Columbia, p1985. 1 sound disc (32 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in. Commentary by Vince McMahon, Gene Okerlund, Jesse Ventura ; popular songs performed by World Wrestling Federation wrestlers. Recorded at The Hit Factory, New York. Program notes on container. Land of 1,000 dances (the Wrestlers)(4:34) -- Grab them cakes (Junk Yard Dog)(3:27) -- Real American (Rick Derringer)(3:22) -- Eat your Hart out Rick Springfield (Jimmy Hart)(3:06) -- Captain Lou's history of music ; Captain Lou (Capt. Lou Albano)(3:32) -- Hulk Hogan's theme (W.W.F. All Stars)(3:56) -- For everybody ("Rowdy" Roddy Piper)(2:44) -- Tutti frutti (Gene Okerlund)(2:02) -- Don't go messin' with a country boy (Hillbilly Jim)(2:15) -- Cara mia (Nikolai Volkov)(2:10) Rock music, 1981-1990. Popular music, 1981-1990. Hillbilly Jim. Junk Yard Dog. Volkoff, Nikolai. Okerlund, Gene. Hart, Jimmy. Derringer, Rick. Piper, Rowdy Roddy. Albano, Lou. Wrestlers (Musical group) World Wrestling Federation.
PN6728.6.V6 W6 World Wrestling Fed. battlemania World Wrestling Federation battlemania World Wrestling Federation battlemania. Battlemania New York, NY : Valiant, 1991- v. Monthly No. 1 (Aug. 1991)- Title from cover. No. 1- called also: Vol. 1, no. 1- World Wrestling Federation.
Well, the WWE's fiscal year (in regards to pay-per-views) is over (since Backlash this year is in May), which gives us a full couple years numbers to check out. Sure, the WWE's average PPV is being bought by fewer fans...