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|The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling|
Actors: Bret Hart, Eddie Guerrero, Randy Orton, Vince McMahon
(Sports) Some of the greatest wrestling superstars come from rich family traditions. The Rock (Rocky Johnson, The wild Samoans, the great Peter Mavia) Texas wrestling is largely defined by the Von Erich family, as well as ... more »
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J-Man | 05/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Not what I was hoping would be on this release. However there are a few things I dont have on on my shelf.
*Blackjack Mulligan & Blackjack Mulligan Jr. (Barry Windham) vs. Jim Nelson & Ricky Harris (Mid-Atlantic, January 1982)
*Bob Orton Sr. & Cowboy Bob Orton vs. Rocky Smith & Jeff Ports (Championship Wrestling from Florida, April 1976)
*Kevin & Kerry & David Von Erich vs. Bill Iwin & Frank Dusek (World Class Star Wars '81)
*Jack & Jerry Brisco vs. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood (Starrcade '83)
*AWA World champion Curt Hennig vs. Greg Gagne (May 1988)
*Chavo & Mando & Hector Guerrero vs. Mike Enos & Tom Burton & Krusher Krugnoff (AWA, September 1988)
*Barry & Kendall Windham vs. Lex Luger & Michael Hayes (NWA, March 1989)
*Eddie & Chavo Guerrero vs. Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin (Smackdown, September 2003)
*Ivan & Scott Puski vs. Jerry Lawler & Brian Christopher (Monday Night Raw, July 1997)
*WWF Intercontinental champion Rocky Maivia vs. The Sultan (Wrestlemania 13)
*ECW Tag Team champions The Public Enemy vs. Terry & Dory Funk Jr. (ECW Hostile City Showdown 1994)
*Randy Orton vs. The Undertaker (Summerslam 2005)
*The Bushwhackers vs. The Rougeaus (WWF at Madison Square Garden, February 1989)
*Chief Jay Strongbow & Peter Maivia vs. Ali Baba & Baron Mikel Scicula (WWWF TV, September 1977)
*Bret & Bruce & Owen & Keith Hart vs. Shawn Michaels & His Knights (Survivor Series '93)
*Dusty & Dustin Rhodes vs. Bunkhouse Buck & Terry Funk (WCW Clash of the Champions, August 1994)
*Deuce discusses being the son of Jimmy Snuka (which would be the first time WWE has publicly acknowledged that)
*Barry Windham discusses teaming with his father.
*Chavo Guerrero discusses family gatherings.
*Jeff Hardy discusses using a trampoline to learn.
Some Questionable Choices But Solid Quality Overall
D.P. | California | 07/07/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of those WWE documentries just like the "Greatest 80's Stars" or "World's Greatest Managers" where a certain wrestlers (or in this case, families) are selected and their history in the business is profiled. Carlito host this DVD which is a big welcome compared to Todd Grisham. And eventhough the Hennig name is on the cover, they are not profiled.
Here are some highlights from the stories told on this DVD:
The Ortons - This just really showcases how each man came into the business.
The Guerreros - Gory Guerrero's reputation in Mexico & being a promoter. All the family's jobs within the business & the lucha libre style from Mexico they brought into the United States. The Los Guerreros tag team title run in WWE along with Eddie becoming the WWE Champion before passing away.
The McMahons - Jess McMahon promoting boxing & being disowned by his father. Vince McMahon Sr.'s moving wrestling into Madison Square Garden. How Vince Jr. took over the business. Stephanie & Shane growing up around the business. Stephanie's marriage with Triple H.
The Windhams - How Big Bob Windham transformed into Blackjack Mulligan. How Barry Windham got into the business though being a boxer and started teaming up with Mike Rotundo...who would eventually marry Barry's sister.
The Grahams - How tag team of the Graham Brothers weren't related. Eddie's creating Championship Wrestling from Flordia. How Superstar Billy Graham used the Graham name to get himself over.
This should have been in the "questionable family ties" section since none of them except Eddie & his son, Mike were related and Mike didn't really do anything special in this business to make this a powerful family.
The Anoa'is - The Wild Somans history as one of the teams who actually had the fans scared. How each member contributed to the family legacy such as Yokozuna, Rikishi, and Umaga.
The Gagnes - Verne Gagne's history in & outside the ring with his role as the owner & trainer for the AWA. Greg Gagne training for 2 years before getting into the ring and his run as the High Flyers along with being an AWA Champion.
The Harts - How Stu Hart came over into North America, started Stampeed Wrestling in Canada, and trained wrestlers in "the dungeon." The Hart Foundation run, Bret Hart's family fueds with British Bulldog (SummerSlam '92) & Owen Hart. The deaths in the family & the legacy left behind with Jim Niedhart's daughter & British Bulldog's son.
The Vachons - This profile was really short & mostly showcased how all the Vachons from Mad Dog, Paul, and Luna were very though & wild.
The Colons - Carlos Colon Sr. bringing the wrestling business to Puerto Rico. How Carlito grew up in the business having various jobs before training & how he didn't get casted in his father's shadow.
This profile shouldn't have been on here since Carlito hasn't done anything memorable to make his a powerful family.
The Von Erichs - This profile was also short in that it just showed how Fritz Von Erich moving to Dallas & started World Class Championship Wrestling and all his sons getting into the business before all of them (except Kevin) eventually passed away.
The Rougeaus - This one in a nutshell really only profiles Jacques & Ramond's run in WWF as a tag team before talking about Ray's role as a french commentator & Jacques as "The Mountie."
For the Rougeau name being popular in Canada right behind the Harts, this was a crap profile that didn't do the family name justice.
The Funks - How Dory Jr. & Terry were brought up by Dory Sr. & grew up as complete opposites. They're time as a tag team together before both men would go on to be the NWA World Champion...the first set of brothers to do so. How Terry Funk reinvented himself in Japan & ECW though hardcore matches & becoming a hardcore legend.
The Briscos - Jack Brisco being the father figure for Gerry. Jack Brisco's run as NWA Champion before his World Tag Team Championship run with Gerry along with their WWF run.
This could have been better if they mentioned their ownership of Georgia Championship Wrestling.
The Maivia/Johnsons - Peter Maivia becoming a "High Chief" in his tribe and how he opened door for Samoan wrestlers. How Peter Maivia's wife took over the wrestling promotion in Hawaii after Peter died. How "Soul Man" Rocky Johnson became the first african-american tag team champion with Tony Atlas before getting married to Peter Maivia's daughter. The story behind Dwayne getting into the business & becoming Rocky Maivia before eventually becoming The Rock.
Along with this are certain discussions such as families growing up & getting into the business with stories such as how the Malenko's had to keep changing their names to have a life outside the business. The father/son relationship & how hard it is to be a son in his fathers shadow with comments from Ric Flair & Jerry Lawler talking about their experience with their sons while Nick Bockwinkle, Greg Valentine, Duece, and Dean Malenko talking about their experience with their fathers. Also exposing those famous wrestling familes who weren't really related such as the Andersons, Garvins, Koloffs, Edge & Christian, and Joey Styles explaining the comedic story behind the Dudley family.
DVD extras include interview extras such as Duece talking about being Jimmy Snuka's son, Chavo Guerrero talking about how family gathering turned into unoffical PPV's, Jeff Hardy training with Matt on a trampoline, and Barry Windham talking about Blackjack Mulligan beating up Ole Anderson during a tag match for taking advatage of Barry. There are also 16 matches on here that have already been named on other's reviews.
The problem with this DVD's is that the picks are questionable. The Colons & Grahams shouldn't have been on here while the Rhodes & the Hennigs should have been. The Rougeau family should have been profiled better. And the only negative about the matches I have is that it would have made more sense to put the Casket Match with Randy & Cowboy Bob team against Undertaker than the SummerSlam match which Cowboy Bob makes an appearence in the last 2 mins. But the positives outweight the negatives so I recommend."
This was Awesome!!!
A. Duran | 05/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I Loved it! I Would definitely reccomend it for any Wrestling fan who wants to learn their history!"