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|Bloodsport ECW's Most Violent Matches|
Actor: Paul Heyman
This 2-DVD set features 19 of the most brutal matches in the history of ECW- Extreme Championship Wrestling, hand-selected by the evil genius of wrestling, Paul Heyman, who introduces every violent match. Whether you're l... more »
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The Legend That Won't Die!
Ervin Griffin | Bluefield, WV | 02/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Despite the fact that its WWE owned now, I have to give WWE a little credit in that at least they recognize that ECW, years after its demise, still has power!
ECW: Bloodsport featured matches that I've never seen before so I was happy to pay $18 bucks to purchase it! Here are the matches:
Catcus Jack & Mikey Whipwreck Vs. Public Enemy (ECW World Tag Team Championship Match) - I am not sure but I think ECW was still EASTERN CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING at this point. Even back in those days though, it was already EXTREME! The match itself sees Mikey take a beating as well as Catcus but still pulls off an upset against the favored P.E.
Sandman & Terry Funk Vs. Cactus Jack and Shane "Franchise" Douglas - A wild affair from 1995 which saw the introduction of the flaming branding iron!
Axl Rotten Vs. Ian Rotten (Taipei Death Match) - Taking a page from the Jean Claude Van Damn movie "Kickboxer", these two have an anything goes match with taped fists mixed with superglue and beer glass! VERY BLOODY BOUT!
Rey Mystero, Jr. Vs. Psicosis (Mexican Death Match) - These two went at in a match where you must answer a 10 count or lose the bout! Similiar to a "Last Man Standing" match but you must gain a pinfall or submission prior to the 10 count!
Shane "Franchise" Douglas Vs. Chris "Lionheart" Jericho Vs. 2 Cold Scorpio Vs. Pitbull #2 (ECW TV Title Match) - This was done Four Corners style where you had to tag in and out. It went on until only one man remained! This match saw Douglas win the TV title and the beginning of a long team-up with Francine, who turned on Pitbull #2 during this match.
Tommy Dreamer Vs. Brian Lee (Weapons Match) - The former fake "Undertaker" gives his biggest moment in his time in ECW as he choked-slammed Tommy Dreamer though about 4 or 5 tables to the concrete floor!
Rob Van Damn Vs. Sabu (Stretcher Match) - Not really bloody but very physical, especially in the last 10 minutes!
Terry Funk Vs. Sandman Vs. Stevie Rchards (3-Way Dance #1 Contender's Match) - This was at the first ECW PPV called Barely Legal in 1997! You will also see the winner take on then-ECW champ Raven immediately following this match as well! Classic ECW bout!
Sabu Vs. Terry Funk (Barbed Wire Match/ECW Title) - A match so violent, even Paul Heyman didn't want to see another!
Beulah McGillicutty Vs. Bill Alfonso (Intergender Match) - Very bloody bout! Surprisingly vicious!
Tazz Vs. Bam Bam Bigelow (ECW Death Match) - These two had two PPV matches and in my book this one was overall the better of the two!
Tazz Vs. Shane Douglas (ECW World Title Match) - Okay match but the one from Guilty As Charged '99 a week earlier was better! My only guess why they didn't use this match was because it featured the late Chris Candido running in as well as Tammy Lynn Sytch (Sunny) but then again, that's never stopped WWE before so who knows!
The Dudley Boyz Vs. Spike Dudley & Balls Mahoney (ECW World Tag Team Title Match) - This was made a Chicago Street Fight match with an ending reminisent of the Dudleyz' bout with Tommy Dreamer and The Sandman at the recent ECW One Night Stand!
Mike Awesome Vs. Spike Dudley (ECW World Title Match) - HOW THE HELL IS SPIKE NOT DEAD AFTER THIS MATCH?! He had his moments but Awesome really destroyed him!
Rhino Vs. Sandman - Not a bad bout from ECW on TNN.
Super Crazy Vs. Tajiri Vs. Little Guido (3 Way Dance) - These three always put on a great show together and this match is no exeception!
Tommy Dreamer Vs. C.W. Anderson ("I Quit" Match) - Very physical bout! Features alternate commentary from "The Coach" and Tommy Dreamer himself who admits he watched the legendary Magnum T.A. Vs. Tully Blanchard "I Quit" bout to get ready for this match!
Mike Awesome (RIP) Vs. Masato Tanaka - Their recent bout from ECW One Night Stand!
ECW Music Video Recap
Axl Rotten on the Taipei Death Match
ECW & Blood
Extreme Measures: The Flaming Table
C.W. Anderson on his "I Quit" Match with Tommy Dreamer
Danny Doring & Roadkill get into the business
Justin Credible on being ECW champion
Public Enemy Vs. Cactus Jack/Mikey Whipwreck History Video
Gangstas Vs. Public Enemy Hous Party - January 5, 1996
While there are things about this collection that could've been better (and I do agree that the Mastato Tanaka/Mike Awesome match should've been left off since its already available on ECW One Night Stand), I am over all pleased with this since I only saw ECW in its latter days so any footage I can get my hands on, I am glad to get!
I should report that Mike Awesome recently passed away at age 42. While viewed as a traitor by "original" ECW fans, he DID put on great matches and (along with Masato Tanaka) put on the best match at ECW One Night Stand 2005! He will be missed.
This is what defined ECW
The one, the only, the immortal... | I live north of parts unknown | 07/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bloodsport: ECW Most Violent Matches include some of the most brutal, extreme matches in ECW history. If you are a fan of brutal moves and some extreme shows of violence, this is the DVd for you!
ECW World Tag Team Champiionships
The Public Enemy vs. Cactus Jack and Mikey Whipwreck:
Okay match to start the show. The Public Enemy beats up Whipwreck and Cactus Jack brawls with them as well all over the building. Rocko Rock even moonsaults off the turnbuckle onto Cactus Jack through a table. Mikey Whipwreck rolls up Rocko Rock out of nowhere and gets the pin. 7/10
Cactus Jack and Shane Douglas vs. Terry Funk and The Sandman:
Brawling all over the building by all four men. Weapons included were kendo sticks, chairs, and even a section of guardrail. Cactus gives the Cactus Clothesline left and right, but The Sandman and Terry Funk take out Shane Douglas with the guardrail. In the end Terry Funk comes in with a FLAMING branding iron and brandishes Cactus Jack! Terry Funk and The Sandman win the match. 8.5/10
Taipei Death Match
Axl Rotten vs. Ian Rotten:
This is just very bloody and gruesome! Both men had taped hands with glue on them covered in broken glass. Let it be known that there is not one wrestling move in this whole match. Both men In the match get cut open and bleed heavily. In the end Ian gets slammed on top of thumbtacks and Axl wins with a big splash on top of him. 8/10
Mexican Death Match
Psichosis vs. Rey Mysterio:
A very high flying match that had Rey take a pounding throughout the entire match. They fight all over the ring and the crowd, the only way to win was to pin your opponent and then he had to get to his feet before a count of 10. In the end they fight behind the crowd and Rey gives a big hurricanrana to Psichosis who can't get to his feet and loses the match. 8.5/10
ECW Television Championship
Shane Douglas vs. Pitbull #2 vs. 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Chris Jericho:
Fantastic wrestling match between all four men. A lot of chairs were used as well as some great wrestling moves. A great highlight included Scorpio kicking Jericho in the head as Jericho attempted a Lionsault! In the end Francine turns on the Pitbulls and gets powerbombed through a table from the second rope for her double cross. Shane Douglas wins the title after pinning Pitbull #2. 10/10
Tommy Dreamer vs. Brian Lee:
Very short but wild brawl between these two. A lot of weapons spread all throughout the ring, it looked like a warzone! They fight outside the building and Brian Lee gives some HARD shots to Tommy by ramming his head into a garage door. They fight back in the ring and Beulah McGuillicutty and Kimona Wana Laya distract Brian Lee to allow Tommy to win the match. 8/10 After the match Tommy gets chokeslammed off a platform through a bunch of tables!
Rob Van Dam vs. Sabu:
Another classic between these two. The only way to win was to roll your opponent out of the building on a stetcher. The two men fought with chairs, tables, and even the stretcher was used as a weapon. A great highlight was when Sabu DDT'd Van Dam through a table that was bridged between the guardrail and the ring apron. Sabu wins the stretcher match after Van Dam misses a splash and lands on the stretcher. 9/10
#1 Contendership Match
Terry Funk vs. Stevie Richards vs. The Sandman:
Great match. Some weapons were used such as trashcans, chairs, and a long ladder that is used to punish all three men. Stevie Richards is eliminated first, and Sandman pulls a length of barbed wire and wraps himself up in it before giving a leg drop to Terry Funk. Terry fights back and pins the Sandman to win the match. 9.5/10
An extra match is shown as Terry won the world title from Raven.
ECW World Heavyweight Championship
Barbed Wire Match [Born to be Wired]
Terry Funk vs. Sabu:
This is just the most extreme match you will ever see! Instead of ring ropes there were coils of barbed wire! Sabu misses a splash in the corner and rips his bicep completely open and bleeds profusely. They continue to fight and both men get wrapped up in barbed wire. Sabu puts Funk through two tables with himself wrapped in barbed wire. In the end Sabu pins Funk to become the new champ. 10/10
Beulah McGuillicutty vs. Bill Alphonso:
Short brawl that had Beulah kick the crap out of Alphonso using a cookie sheet, chairs, and Bill even gets a nasty cut above his eye. Beulah wins and the crowd was really into it which made this match something to see.
ECW Death Match
Taz vs. Bam Bam Bigelow:
This was a brawl that went all over the arena. Both men get thrown around against walls, on top of chairs, and into guardrails. They fight back in the ring and both men get put through tables by the other. They fight to the walkway and Tax gives a swinging DDT and both men crash through the floor! Taz wins after both men crawl out and Taz applies the the Tazmission for the win. 8.5/10
ECW World Heavyweight Championship
Taz vs. Shane Douglas:
This was an okay match, not much violence but a good table spot near the end. the crowd was chanting for Shane to win his belt back but Taz wins the match and retains the title. 8/10
ECW Tag Team Championships
Chicago Street Fight
Balls Mahoney and Spike Dudley vs. The Dudley Boyz:
This is one of my favorites! A true fight that had forks, chairs, tables, thumbtacks, and fire in it. Spike Dudley, bloody face and all, jumps off a section of the stadium onto The Dudleyz and even his own tag team partner. They fight back in the ring and the Dudleyz get taken out by steel chairshots by Balls Mahoney. Balls pulls out a table and pours lighter fluid on it but The Dudleyz counter and put Balls through the table that they set on fire! The Dudleyz wins. 9/10
ECW World Heavyweight Championship
Spike Dudley vs. Mike Awesome:
Spike takes a pounding by the 6 foot 6 300 pound man, who puts Spike through a table even before the bell rings. Spike gets back in the ring but almost immediately gets thrown out through two other tables! Spike continues to fight and even puts Awesome through a table, but Awesome wins after powerbombing Spike through yet another table from the top rope! 9/10
Rhyno vs. The Sandman:
Short match, only thing worth remembering is Rhyno goring Sandman through a table in the end. 6/10 Really short match.
Super Crazy vs. Tajiri vs. Little Guido:
Great fast paced match. Lot of back and forth action and a lot of near falls by all three men. Super Crazy even does a moonsault out of the ring onto both Tajiri and Guido. Little Guido is the first to go, then Super Crazy gets the pin on Tajiri. 9/10
I Quit Match
Tommy Dreamer vs. C.W. Anderson:
This was a vicious fight. Both men get cut open with tools, chairs, razor wire, and tables. Anderson spinebusters Dreamer onto razor wire but Tommy fights back with chairshots and even puts Anderson through a table using a Death Valley Driver from the second rope! Dreamer uses parts of the table to make Anerson say, "I Quit!" 8.5/10
Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka:
This was from last years One Night Stand ppv. Great match with a lot of tables used. Tanaka gets thrown through a table set up against the guardrail, then gets vicious chairshots by Awesome. However Awesome gets DDT'd by Tanaka through another table off the top rope! They continue to fight and Tanaka gets thrown out of the ring through a table on the outside! Awesome wins. 10/10
This is a great DVD collection, worth every single dollar. Highly recommended.
Looks like this is gonna KICK Butt!
Mike Rules | Knoxville, TN USA | 02/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Disc #1 -- WWE Bloodsport: ECW's Most Violent Matches
4. ECW World Tag Team Championship Match: Hardcore TV 8/27/97 - Cactus Jack & Mikey Whipwreck vs. Public Enemy [15:26]
6. Extreme Warfare Vol.1 3/18/95 - Sandman & Terry Funk vs. Cactus Jack & Shane Douglas [13:48]
8. Taipei Death Match: Harcore Haven 7/1/95 - Ian Rotten vs. Axl Rotten [11:40]
10. Mexican Death Match: November 2 Remember 11/18/95 - Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Psicosis [16:22]
12. Four Corners Match for the ECW Television Title: Heatwave 6/13/96 - Shane Douglas vs. Chris Jericho vs. 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Pitbull #2 [16:34]
14. Weapons Match: Harcore Heaven 6/22/96 - Tommy Dreamer vs. Brian Lee [:25]
16. Stretcher Match: The Doctor Is In 8/3/96 - Rob Van Dam vs. Sabu [:40]
18. 3-Way Dance #1 Contender's Match for the ECW World Heavy Championship: Barely Legal 4/13/97 - Terry Funk vs. Sandman vs. Stevie Richards [1:23]
Disc #2 -- WWE Bloodsport: ECW's Most Violent Matches
3. Barbed Wire Match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship: Born to Be Wired 8/9/97 - Sabu vs. Terry Funk [25:05]
5. Intergender Match: As Good As It Gets 9/20/97 - Beulah McGillicutty vs. Bill Alfonso [6:17]
7. ECW Death Match: Heatwave 8/2/98 - Tazz vs. Bam Bam Bigelow [15:26]
9. ECW World Championship Match: Hardcore TV 1/17/99 - Tazz vs. Shane Douglas [13:16]
11. Chicago Street Fight Falls Count Anywhere Match for the ECW Tag Team Championship: Hardcore TV 7/5/99 - Dudley Boyz vs. Spike Dudley & Balls Mahoney [13:23]
13. ECW World Championship Match: Guilty As Charged 1/9/00 - Mike Awesome vs. Spike Dudley [7:43]
15. ECW on TNN: 2/25/00 - Rhino vs. Sandman [:24]
17. 3-Way Dance: ECW on TNN 3/3/00 - Super Crazy vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri vs. Little Guido [:31]
It's got the lude and rude, but not all the crude...
Louie Mavroudis | Hicksville, NY USA | 02/14/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, I've been a fan of ECW since I first saw Barely Legal in 1997, and I've gone to see them many times in Queens, NY. But I gotta be honest with you - when I think of the most violent ECW matches, you can't think about them without thinking about New Jack. Hello, did anyone forget about Living Dangerously 2000, and that fall during his match w/ Vic Grimes? What about Steve Corino and Jerry Lynn at Heat Wave 2000, where Corino's busted open so badly that Lynn picks up enough blood to write D-I-E? Don't get me wrong - I love the selections of matches, but the Tanaka/Awesome match at One Night Stand could have been omitted since ONS is already on DVD. I would have thought the Dreamer/Funk vs. Raven/Cactus match would have been on it, but then again, it's already released on Foley's Hits and Misses. All in all, though, the matches are great, and the picture is better than what was originally seen on MSG. I believe this DVD is for any fan of ECW, or pro-wrestling in general. The product itself is great, and a very good representation of what ECW was all about. Enjoy."