It Came From YouTube: Wrestlemania 2 promises to be a real THRILLER!

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Crapper Drew Bludd writes:

I … I don’t know.

Didn’t Vince just use sexy jazz music and “faux-orchestral meets fitness club” Jim Johnston jams around this time?

Did Vince actually PAY to use Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” for a PPV?

Why would he do that?

I bet he just used it without getting permission.

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9 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Wrestlemania 2 promises to be a real THRILLER!"
  1. Another Dave says:

    Actually, they were using the same music for the opening to WWF Championship Wrestling (the predecessor to Superstars of Wrestling). So he wasn’t just using it for the PPV ads, he was using it every week.

    Of course, back then, you couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting something trying to cash in on Thriller-mania. We also wore onions tied to our belts, which was the style at the time.

  2. John C says:

    It’s a thriller, will Susan St. James call anything right
    A thriller, at least Macho Man got to fight

    It’s a thriller, Cpl. Kirchner & Nikolai should have been kept out of sight
    A thriller, Bulldogs & Valentine were top flight

    It’s a thriller, of course Adrian Adonis & Uncle Elmer was going to bite
    A thriller, Wrestlemania 2 was just alright

  3. Drew B says:

    Was it just me or was WWF fond of using the 80s hit “Obsession” as well?

    • Vince B says:

      I know Obsession was the theme to Saturday Night’s Main Event for a while, but I dunno if it got used elsewhere.

  4. Sean Bateman says:

    Wrestlemania 2. Filler of Wrestlecrap!

  5. Anonymous says:

    LOVE this commercial. Even those this was an… underwhelming WrestleMania, I still like seeing old odds and ends like this.

  6. TMM says:

    Technically it’s not a WWF ad, it was a local ad done by the people working in Montreal, before the WWF took over completely in Montreal. They were in copartnership with the local promoters.

    And yep at the time ripping well known music for ads , videos, wrestlers intros was common place. Would be suprised that someone in AWA or NWA paid Black Sabbath for the Road Warriors intro or ELO for the Rock N Roll Express.

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