WRESTLING HISTORIAN AND MAT MEMORIES AUTHOR JOHN AREZZI ENTERS INTO NFT SPACE WITH RARE 1973 ANDRE THE GIANT FOOTAGE
Arezzi originally shot the footage as a 16-year-old fan at the Garden in 1973. These NFTs include a one of one 10-second clip of Andre’s Garden debut against Buddy Wolfe on March 26, 1973. Two additional NFT mini-movies of Andre are also being offered. They are from Andre’s second match at the Garden on April 30, 1973, against Professor Tanaka, and on November 12, 1973 when he teamed with Chief Jay Strongbow to battle Stan Stasiak and Blackjack Lanza.
The NFTs are all 30-day auctions, with an entry point of under $250 for a bid. NFT’s OpenSea platform facilitates the purchases. The WWE also uses OpenSea for its current NFT offers.
Arezzi owns over 50 films from 1973 and 1974, all of which he filmed from ringside inside the iconic Madison Square Garden- featuring legends like Bruno Sammartino, Don Leo Jonathan, The Funks, Mil Mascaras, Pedro Morales, Freddie Blassie, John Tolos, and more.
“I plan on taking a careful look at the developing NFT marketplace for wrestling,” Arezzi continues. “With the WWE now active in the space, and selling a series of Undertaker NFTs, including one which sold for $100,000, I figured my never-before-seen footage of these matches from almost 50 years ago should have some value as investment collectibles.”
View Arezzi’s collection and place bids HERE.
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