Inside WWE's massive video vault

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June 21, 2013

Some footage is stored in a nuclear bomb-proof mountain

In addition to WWE’s main facility in Stamford, Conn., a large portion of the company’s tape library is kept at Iron Mountain in New York State’s Catskill Mountains.  Sixty-thousand assets, including tapes, film reels and other media are stored in this ultra-protected facility.

“It’s literally a cave you walk into and there’s water dripping,” Staffaroni told us. “To see all of this wrestling footage just sitting there in the middle of a cave and there’s this deafening silence is pretty cool.”

“It’s also fire protected,” Germanakos added. “If there’s a fire in the building, we have a gas that’s released in this room. Foam fills up the room that saves a tape from fire.”

That’s right, your favorite WrestleMania matches could survive the devastation of a nuclear war.

Including some other minor storage facilities, WWE owns a total of more than 125,000 tapes and more than 130,000 hours of footage, including one Phantasio match!

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