Coliseum Video

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Background: Coliseum Video was a small independent video company owned by Evart Enterprises founded in 1985. It was notorious for releasing WWF videos. The company folded in 1997 and WWF (now WWE) Home Video was formed.

1st Logo
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Logo: The name "COLISEUM VIDEO", in an ancient looking font, fades in on a black/violet (or black/blue) gradient background. Then, "presents" fades in underneath.

FX/SFX: The fading in of the logo.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on earlier video releases by the company

2nd Logo
Coliseum Video (1985-1997)
Nickname: "The Cube"

Logo: On a space background are the words "Coliseum Video" and "presents" below, seen near the top. Below it is a three-panelled "wall", the first and third panels of which have wrestling action inside. The middle one has the "Recognized Symbol of Excellence" WWF logo. The words disappear and the panel flies up, and then down and towards the screen, where it takes a more cube-like shape. It starts spinning around and you see the following images:
  • The WWF logo
  • Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage from WrestleMania III
  • The Can-Am Connection vs. Don Muraco and Bob Orton from WMIII
  • On a pink background the words "WWF OFFICIAL HOME VIDEO SERIES"
  • Tito Santana vs. Randy Savage
  • Hart Foundation vs. Killer Bees
This sequence repeats 3 times until the cube turns back to the WWF logo for a fourth time, then the cube rolls away, leading to the video's title screen.

FX/SFX:The animations in the cube.

Music/Sounds: Starts with an imposing synth tune, then mellows out with a saxophone theme. This theme is also used on the title screen of the original Nintendo Entertainment System "WrestleMania" game. The theme itself is called "Enigma" by Tom Souster.

Music/Sounds Trivia: This isn't the original song, it’s actually a redone version.

Availability: Can be seen on Piledriver: The Music Video and presumably other videos from the time.

Editor's Note: None.