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Classic Superstars of Wrestling
Classic Superstars of Wrestling
Genres: Sports
NR     2003     7hr 28min


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Genres: Sports
Sub-Genres: Wrestling
Studio: Delta
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/01/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 7hr 28min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 8
SwapaDVD Credits: 8
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Stone Cold
retrowrestling | SGV, California | 07/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is an 8 DVD retro wrestling set. Each DVD focuses on a particular theme or "before they were famous" wrestler. The wrestling footage is from around the late 80's till the mid 90's with most of it in the early 90's.

There are a handful of matches from the AWA, World Class, and UWF. Good ol' JR also does some commentary on a match or two. The bulk of the matches takes place in the famous Dallas Sportatorium, the house of the Von Erichs. However, there are no Von Erichs on these DVD's.

The majority of the matches seem to be from an organization called Renegade Ramage, always on display in the center of the ring. A Jerry Lawler vs Mark "The Undertaker" match took place in a closet-sized ring, pretty claustrophobic! Here is a breakdown of each DVD and all the matches:

"Shooting Stars of Today"

Dustin Rhodes vs. Gary Young
Handsome Stranger[Buff Bagwell] vs. Steven Dane
Lightning Kid[X-Pac]vs. Chaz
Soultaker[Godfather] vs. The Avenger
Mark Callous[Undertaker] vs. "Superstar" Bill Dundee
Jeff Jarrett & Terry "Bamm Bamm" Gordy vs. Ron Starr & Taras Bulba
Samoan Swat Team[with Rikishi] vs. The Missing Link & Jason Sterling

"Superstars of Yesteryear"

Nick Bockwinkle vs. Curt Hennig (AWA title match)
Cowboy Bob Orton vs. Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart
The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Dr. Death Steve Williams & Ted Dibiase
Eddie Gilbert vs. "The Boogie Woogie Man" Jimmy Valiant
Superfly Jimmy Snuka vs. The Kodiak Bear
Junkyard Dog vs. Jerry "The King" Lawler

"Kings, Queens & Superstars"

Mark Callous vs. Jerry Lawler
"Exotic" Adrian Street vs. Miguel Perez
Miguel Perez vs. King Kaluha
Candi Divine vs. Rockin' Robin
Sweet Georgia Brown[Jackyln] vs. Dazzling Denise
Iceman King Parsons vs. Brickhouse Brown
Superfly Jimmy Snuka vs. Kodiak Bear
The Patriot vs. The Cuban Assassin
Basion Booger vs. Jim Thomas
Dick Murdoch vs. Terry Funk

"Tag Team Tempest"

Jerry "The King" Lawler & Jeff Jarrett vs. Sweet Daddy Falcone & Gary Young
Dean Malenko & Vince Torrelli vs. Lee Ramsey & Thomas St. James
The Nasty Boys vs. The American Bulldogs
A Nasty Boys Interview segment
Samoan Swat Team vs. Russ Hayes & Bobby Cox
Steve Austin, Jeff Gaylord, Shiek Braddock vs. Chris Adams, Matt Borne, Eric Embry

"Champions of the Squared Circle"

Jerry Lynn vs. The Lightning Kid
Jeff Jarrett & Matt Borne vs. Cactus Jack & Shiek Braddock
Eddie Gilbert vs. Sam Houston
Jack Victory & John Tatum vs. The Masked Men
Deddie Combs vs. Rockin' Robin
Jerry Lawler vs. Terry Gordy
Jerry Lawler vs. Jimmy Valiant

"Cactus Jack The Early Years"

Cactus Jack vs. The Patriot
Cactus Jack & Gary Young vs. Jeff Jarrett & Chris Adams
Cactus Jack & Gary Young vs. Dewayne Medors & Mickey Finn Jr.
Cactus Jack, Gary Young, Iceman Parsons vs. Brickhouse Brown, Cowboy Tony, Wild Bill Irwin
Cactus Jack vs. Doug Masters
Cactus Jack vs. Cowboy Tony
Cactus Jack vs. Brickhouse Brown
Cactus Jack vs. Eric Embry

"Steve Austin The Early Years"

Steve Austin vs. The Punisher[The Undertaker]
Steve Austin vs. The Medicine Man
Steve Austin vs. Chris Adams
Steve Austin, Gary Young, Jeff Gaylord, Gen. Skandor Akbar vs. Eric Embry, Jeff Jarrett, Bill Dundee, Percy Pringle
Steve Austin vs. Chris Adams
Steve Austin & Jeannie Clark vs. Chris & Toni Adams

"Booker T. The Early Years"

Booker T. vs. Beach Boy Sean Summers
The Ebony Experience[with Stevie Ray] vs. The Lasertrons
Booker T. vs. Action Jackson
Booker T. vs. Mike Davis
Booker T. vs. Alex Porteau
Booker T. vs. The Super Destroyer
Booker T. vs. Alex Porteau (return match)

Additionally, Mr USA Tony Atlas does an in-studio commentary segment before every match for the Cactus Jack, Steve Austin, and Booker T DVD's. Still got those hugh "guns". By the way, Buff "Handsome Stranger" Bagwell is hilariously "queer" with this early gimmick. The audio on some matches is not that good. All in all this is a pretty solid package, with plenty of old-school wrestling action. Would be an especially excellent value if it could be found for under $30.

Classic superstars of wrestling
Gerald Efferson | 03/03/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"i paid 50 dollars for this,and it is terrible.terrlble picture not buy this you will be disapointed.i want my money back amazon."