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The Second Volume Of Great Old School Footage
D.P. | California | 01/24/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Cowboy" Bill Watts legendary wrestling territory is back on DVD with another collaboration of old school footage & matches from the Mid-South wrestling promotion. This DVD is set up just like Volume 1 in that it's not a historical look of the promotion or anything of that nature, just archival footage featuring wrestlers & other famous wrestling personalities in their early days before their "more recognizable" runs in the NWA/WCW/WWF. Various names return for this volume of the Mid-South series (Dick Murdock, Jim Ross, Ernie Ladd, ect.) along with some new names & faces (Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Barbarian, Midnight Express, Jim Cornette, Dick Slater, Iceman Parsons, Sir Oliver Humperdink, former Four Horsemen valet Dark Journey, The Fantastics, cult favorite Lord Humongous, Shawn Michaels, ect.). There are segments & promos in this set as well like Ted Dibiase talking about an incident that happened with Duggan & why he no-showed his helmet match with "Dr. Death" before a bloody & beaten Jim Duggan gives a promo explaining that he was ambushed in the parking lot by Ted Dibiase & his henchmen, video montages of Buzz Sawyer & Jim Duggan, and Andre The Giant being interviewed by Vince McMahon himself.
Now there are some faults in this set just like the last there was in the last one as well with false & misleading advertising. One the back cover, they advertise a blinding of JYD by the Midnight Express...all that happened was that JYD had some power thrown in his face during a match that he recovered from quickly, it's not the INFAMOUS angle where Junkyard Dog was blinded for weeks (by the Freebirds). The biggest one they did was advertise Ric Flair getting a "brutal beating" by The Freebirds and even on the chapters menu, it said "Freebirds vs. Flair" when in reality, this was Mid-South's footage of the famous WCCW (World Class) cage match between Ric Flair & Kerry Von Erich where Michael Hayes was the special referee & Terry Gordy slammed the door in Kerry's face.
Various Matches Include:
NWA Champion Ric Flair vs. Ted Dibiase (the actual match that happened after Dick Murdock attacked & bloodied Dibiase on Volume 1)
Ted Dibiase & King Kong Bundy vs. "Dr. Death" Steve Williams & Magnum T.A.
Jim Duggan vs. One Man Gang
Junkyard Dog vs. King Kong Bundy
"Mad Dog" Buzz Sawyer vs. Nick Patrick (who would go on to be a well known WCW/WWE referee)
Butch Reed vs. Jim Niedhart
Junkyard Dog, mexican legend Mil Mascaras, Andre The Giant vs. Tully Blanchard, Killer Khan, Gino Hernandez
Jim Duggan vs. Nikolai Volkoff
I enjoyed Volume 1 more than Volume 2 but the result is still the same as I said before, this is a good DVD for old school professional wrestling (not "sports entertainment") fans & being a old school wrestling fan, I recommend."
A. Pierre | Somewheres | 04/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I miss the days of WWF Superstars where stars would take on talent enchancement (jobbers). Sure it was not five star classics but still fun to watch. This set reminds me of a epsiode of Superstars. Many WWF stars of that era are on this set. The picture is crystal clear and fully loaded. The matches arent very long but still have good action. I wish they added more of Lord Humongous (Sid) because he had a cool look. Excellent dvd and well worth the price if your fan of old school wrestling. Im surprised Vince McMahon didnt sue the company for this footage.
A small gripe is when wrestling, the fighters seem to wear the same color trunks. It can be confusing when watching.