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Before They Were WWE Superstars 2
Before They Were WWE Superstars 2
Actors: Eric Angle, Kurt Angle, Mark Calaway, Adam Copeland, Amy Dumas
Genres: Television, Sports
NR     2003     2hr 30min

Have you ever wondered how your favorite superstars grew up? well follow the upbringing and transformation into wwe superstars of some of your favorites! included: brock lesnar john cena chris jericho tazz torrie wilson ch...  more »

     
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Actors: Eric Angle, Kurt Angle, Mark Calaway, Adam Copeland, Amy Dumas
Creator: Vince McMahon
Genres: Television, Sports
Sub-Genres: Television, Wrestling, Documentary
Studio: World Wrestling
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/04/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 01/14/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 2hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

One of the WWE's best!
Mikey McGuire | Montreal | 06/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The stories here are inspiring and amazing and home video and WCW footage is pretty cool as well. If you're a big WWE fan this is definitely for you or an aspiring pro wrestler this is for you also.Ill rate on stories and cool info.But if you want action, obviously nothing here. Lets start anywaysTHE CONTENTSThese are the following WWF superstars featured in this video:1. Kurt Angle: Kurt and family talk about childhood , cool videos
and sad stories, cool info on his olympic training and backrounds. Chapter rating 10/10 2. "Mighty" Molly: talks bout ecw and her first match in front of like 6 people. cool stories. you see hogan and macho man in this chapter. 9/103. Bradshaw: talks bout football and u see him imitating hogan as a teenager. 6.5/10
4. Spike Dudley: one of the greatest chapters and hes always been an underdog. 9/105. Stacy Keibler: talks about her childhood, to teen to baltimore ravens cheerleader , wcw nitro girl by winning the contest then to the WWE. 9.5/10
6. Billy Gunn: talks about rodeo and smoking gunns. 6/107. Steven William Regal: cool journey as he takes u around his town where he wrestled fans and incidents with bar fights and druken midgets. we see footage of him doing this as well,8. Matt and Jeff, the Hardy Boyz: best chapter here. cinderella story as their mom died at a young age, their dad putting them down constantly, footage from the indies and early wwe days. 10+/10
9. Lita: talks about childhood life,shows mexican masks, ecw days, omega promotion days with the hardy boyz. 10/10
10. Edge and Christian: best chapter tied with hardy boyz, so much stories i wont say anything . 10+/10
DVD extras:1. Jackie (champ) vs. Starla Sexton (Molly): Sunday Night Heat, 10/11/98. great match from these two.
2. Gillberg (champ) vs. Essa Rios (w/Lita): Sunday Night Heat, 2/13/00 for the WWF LHW title. Litas debut.
3. Justin Hawk Bradshaw (w/ Uncle Zeb) vs. Undertaker: WWF Raw, 4/1/96. alright match, pretty good debut.
4. RVD vs. Jeff Hardy: WWF Raw, 5/12/97. Lawler promo. then RVD squashes the Bon Jovi wannabe as Lawler says here.
5. "Angle Family Christmas." WWF Raw, 12/22/00. Promos with Steph,Y2j,Kurt, his brothers and Edge and Christian.
6. Angle, Edge and Christian vs. Y2J and the Dudleyz: pretty good match but Eric angle tastes wood.
7. 1-2-3 Kid and Bob Holly (champs) vs. The Smoking Gunns: what a damn long match! 15 minutes! ending bit shocking as they... anyways just view to see.
8. "Mr. Manners." WWF Raw, 9/18/00. William Regal's TV re-debut where he tries to teach the crowd manners. Y2j does a magic ttrick!9. "Hamlet." WWF Raw, 9/25/00. he reads hamlet and stone cold hates books as regal gets his [...] kicked!10. "No Holds Beared." Bradshaw interview, pretty interesting as he talks bout fighting a bear once.11. "Ice Rules." Edge and Christian extended interview where they talk about them driving on frozen lakes to get to indie shows and how they almost died with Rhino.
12. "Spike's Hardcore." Extended Spike Dudley interview as he put his bro through a window becz he wanted to watch wrestling.13. "I Told You So." Extended Christian interview great underdog story as he gets he dream instead of being a suit wearing cubicle working scmuck.14. "50 Cents." Extended interview with Angle's mom.Overall highly recommended. 10/10 for DVD , 8/10 for VHS"
Great sequel , actually 4/12 stars.
Mikey McGuire | Montreal | 02/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The first one is much better with better stories and more bonus stuff. Anyways this one is pretty good too. well heres the rundown:-Before they were wWE stars 2 intro-Brock lesnar , people called him broccoli- Tazz , i liked this one- Al Snow , worked hard for 15 years on the indy until he discovered a magic mannaquein head which boosted his career.-Randy orton , 3 generations featurette , his dad is really good- Nowinski , he was a nerd, -HBk , he was shy but his good looks got him a lot a of girls,he got fired too before being famous-John Cena , he was a huge trouble maker and liked being naked alot or just wearing a thong with an afro and golden shoes- Y2J , pretty good , kinda of like the lil' clips from Break down the walls- Torrie wilson , she had a eating disorder , but look at her now!!!-RVD , got in fights cz he wore glasses , did backflips off his high school, i loved this oneDVD EXTRAS:-Al snow debut as AVATAR vs Brian Walsh , 1/23/95
-Snow Job (snow tells a story)-john cena debut on smackdown vs. kurt angle on june 26,02'-hbk rockers debut vs. iron mike sharpe and intruder-tazz vs. mikey whipwreck (when ecw invaded RAW in 97')-jericho debut vs. alex wright in aug.96 in wCw-torrie vs. tygress (bra and panties match on Nitro from australia)-RVD kissing Dibiases' feet for 100 bucks, hes a teen there-EAster Eggs : On main screen highlight John Cena in Extras and click right and his appearance as Vanilla Ice in October will show up, also do the same to Jericho and a segment from WCW Thunder in 98 will show.OVERALL: great deal!!! worth the $$$"
Great Video!!!
Mr. JKW | Honolulu, Hawai'i | 03/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Before They Were WWF Superstars" takes a look at a handful of today's WWF Superstars before they made it to the big-time. Through a combination of interviews with the wrestlers and their family members along with home videos, personal photos and other rare footage you learn a little bit about your favorite (and non-favorite) WWF personalities long before they become fixtures on Monday and Thursday nights. In all, it's a great "biography" feature delving into their past lives. In addition to the feature, this special DVD edition contains early matches of the wrestlers as well as extended interview segments with them. In all, it's a great video to watch for WWF fans, be they hardcore or just casual.THE CONTENTSThese are the following WWF superstars featured in this video:1. Kurt Angle: Kurt and family talk about his childhood and his amateur and Olympic wrestling career.2. "Mighty" Molly: Molly discusses her gymnastics background, her love for classic cars and how she broke into the wrestling business on the indy circuit as well as WCW.3. Bradshaw: Bradshaw talks about his football career and the many years he spent touring through Japan, Europe, Mexico as well as the indy circuit and overcoming various injuries before making it to the WWF.4. Spike Dudley: Spike and family talk about his childhood love for wrestling and how Spike has always been tougher than leather. COOL video footage of Spike as a baby swimming, as a teen playing football and as an adult killing himself on the independent scene.5. Stacy Keibler: Stacy talks about her life in show business as a professional dancer from early childhood. Her career transitions from cheerleader to WCW Nitro Girl to Diva are recapped. 6. Billy Gunn: Billy talks about how he went from the fast and furious life of the rodeo circuit to the pro-wrestling circuit. Plus we get a cool recap of how he broke into the WWF as one-half of the Smoking Gunns.7. Steven William Regal: It's a cool journey through England as Regal takes us on tour of his old stomping grounds recapping how he was a Carnival Hooker who'd wrestle fans out of the audience.8. Matt and Jeff, the Hardy Boyz: The "Cinderella" story of the bunch as Matt and Jeff take us through a journey of their life-long love of wrestling and how they grew up with a single-father (mom died at an early age) and how they spent YEARS wrestling locally as well as in their backyard (complete with home movies of their various characters) and as WWF TV jobbers before finally making it big.9. Lita: Lita recounts her childhood athletic background as well as her travels to Mexico and all her Lucha Libre buddies (including a collection of their masks), her time spent with the Hardy's in North Carolina's OMEGA promotion, and her stint in ECW before becoming a world-renowned WWF Diva.10. Edge and Christian: Life-long buddies Edge and Christian (and parents) take viewers on a tour of their local high school where it all began for them, recounting how they individually fell in love with the sport and their intertwined paths that led them into the WWF.In addition to the above great profiles, the DVD also includes these special features:1. Jackie (champ) vs. Starla Sexton (Molly): Sunday Night Heat, 10/11/98. GREAT action for a women's TV match from two talented performers. 4 stars.2. Gillberg (champ) vs. Essa Rios (w/Lita): Sunday Night Heat, 2/13/00 for the WWF LHW title. Lita's WWF TV debut. Rios puts an end to Gillberg's 2 year title monopoly. 2 stars.3. Justin Hawk Bradshaw (w/ Uncle Zeb) vs. Undertaker: WWF Raw, 4/1/96. Decent big-man match. Mankind run-in. 2 stars.4. RVD vs. Jeff Hardy: WWF Raw, 5/12/97. Lawler promo. The Hardy's had been working as jobbers long before this, but this is a popular Jeff match. This was part of the aborted "ECW Invasion of the WWF" from 1997. Basic jobber squash for RVD. 2 stars.5. "Angle Family Christmas." WWF Raw, 12/22/00. Popular Christmas sing-along angle featuring Kurt and family, Stephanie, Edge, Christian and Y2J Chris Jericho.6. Angle, Edge and Christian vs. Y2J and the Dudleyz: WWF Raw, 12/22/00. Continuation of the promo from above. Decent match with Kurt's family getting involved. 2 stars.7. 1-2-3 Kid and Bob Holly (champs) vs. The Smoking Gunns: WWF Raw, 1/3/95. Early Billy Gunn match. Looooong match at 15 minutes (a 15 minute match on Raw??????) with decent back and forth action. 3 stars.8. "Mr. Manners." WWF Raw, 9/18/00. William Regal's TV re-debut where he tries to teach the crowd manners. Y2J makes a "guest appearance."9. "Hamlet." WWF Raw, 9/25/00. Regal recites Shakespeare to the masses before Stone Cold voices his opinion.10. "No Holds Beared." Extended interview with Bradshaw.11. "Ice Rules." Edge and Christian extended interview where they talk about what Lance Storm dubbed as the infamous "Death Tour" in Northern Canada as they drove over frozen lakes to wrestle on Indian Reservations.12. "Spike's Hardcore." Extended Spike Dudley interview.13. "I Told You So." Extended Christian interview.14. "50 Cents." Extended interview with Angle.THE VERDICTIn all, at about a total of two hours counting the special features, this DVD is WELL worth the watch, and if you are so inclined, the addition to your DVD collection. The interviews are well done. Some may criticize that the talent choices are a little questionable, but the stories behind ALL the wrestlers are great to listen to.The DVD extras are decent. While the matches may not be blow-away ones, they are decent (the women's match) and great for nostalgia (the Smoking Gunns' match and Bradshaw match).Overall, whether you are a casual or a diehard fan, you should enjoy this video. If a diehard, this is definitely a video you may consider adding to your collection. Hopefully they'll be another volume with additional stars in the future!!!Highly Recommended"
Before They Were WWE Superstars 2
Jennifer K. Hullman | Mississippi | 02/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Even more no-holds-barred interviews, backed up with tons of exclusive footage! Learn what Brock Lesnar, Rob Van Dam, Chris Jericho, Torrie Wilson, Shawn Michaels, Tazz, Al Snow, John Cena, Randy Orton and Christopher Nowinski did before joining WWE and becoming world-famous celebrities and WWE Superstars. This DVD gets 5 stars only because Brock Lesnar and Shawn Michaels steal the DVD and help it out. Rob Van Dam, Chris Jericho, Torrie Wilson, Tazz, and Al Snow do contribute and provide some entertaining bits of business to the DVD. The only snooze fest aspect of this DVD is the fact that John Cena, Randy Orton and Christopher Nowinski are included in a title like Before They Were WWE Superstars 2, Cena and Orton are still working to establish them selfs as Superstars. And Old Yellow Tooth Nowinski is and will forever be a NOBODY. Instead of Yellow Tooth they should have included Maven. Extras include ring debuts, Nowinski's Tough Enough audition tape(Snore)and young RVD kissing the feet of the 'Million-Dollar Man' Ted DiBiase. Approx. running time for this DVD is 2.5 hrs. All in all one great DVD, minus the two afore mentioned new guys and the one nobody."