Being a big wrestling fan growing up, I bought all of the “Apter mags” I could get me hands on. They were great for the news, which was already 3 months old by the time you read it, and the stories about my favorite wrestlers. What I didn’t discover they were great for at the time was the advertisements found within. Sure, I would see something advertised and drool over it, but I never gained the appreciation for all those ads until much later in life.
I was flipping through an issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated the other day, and it was filled with cool ads that I thought I would share with you. So here they are, a collection of pro wrestling ads from 1987.
Pro wrestling VHS tapes were the holy grail for a young wrestling fan like myself. I wanted both of these tapes back in the day, but could never swing the ridiculous price to own them at the time. Fortunately, I did get an uncut, satelite feed copy of Starrcade ’86 a few years ago.
And speaking of video tapes, here is a real gem! For just $45.20 ($98.60 in 2018 dollars) I could have owned this awesome tape. If you don’t know what this match is, it is the legendary, riot inducing, hair vs. hair steel cage match in Memphis TN. between Jerry “The King” Lawler and Austin Idol. If you’ve not seen it, check it out here on YouTube, and be sure to watch for the surprise ending that caused the riot. Continue reading “A Collection of Pro Wrestling Advertisements from 1987”