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Road Warriors: The Life and Death of the Most Dominant Tag-Team in Wrestling History
Road Warriors The Life and Death of the Most Dominant Tag-Team in Wrestling History
Actors: Hawk, Animal, Ted DiBiase, Sting
Genres: Television, Sports
NR     2005     6hr 0min

Studio: Genius Products Inc Release Date: 06/14/2005
     
     

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Actors: Hawk, Animal, Ted DiBiase, Sting
Genres: Television, Sports
Sub-Genres: Television, Wrestling
Studio: World Wrestling Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/14/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 6hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

What a collection of matches
ChrisP | 04/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Discuss This Story with Tons of Wrestling Fans!


Silvervision.co.uk has released information in regards to the matches that will
be in the forthcoming Road Warriors DVD release from WWE. They've really packed
the two disk set with matches as they'res nearly 30 matches on it from the NWA,
WWF and AWA. Head to the site to see the cover art of the DVD and more
information. The DVD is set to be released on Tuesday, June 14, 2005.


Disc One

NWA Georgia Championship Wrestling (11/06/83) vs. Joe Young & Randy Barber

NWA Georgia Championship Wrestling (07/08/83} vs. Arn Anderson & Paul Jones

NWA World Championship Wrestling Omni (28/08/83) Texas Tornado Match vs. The
Brisco Brothers
Commentary by: Jim Ross & Animal

NWA Georgia Championship Wrestling (03/01/83) vs. Mike Jackson & Stone

AWA All Star Wrestling (25/08/84) AWA World Tag Title Championship vs. Baron
von Raschke & The Crusher
Alternate Commentary by: Jim Ross & Animal

NWA Georgia Championship Wrestling (27/08/83)

AWA All Star Wrestling (28/07/84)

AWA ESPN Championship Wrestling (15/10/85)

NWA World Championship Wrestling (03/10/87)

NWA World Championship Wrestling (10/10/87)

NWA World Championship Wrestling (28/01/89)

WCW Wrestle War (25/02/90)

Brutus the Barber Beefcake's BarberShop Wrestling Challenge (28/09/91)

Royal Rumble (21/01/92)

In Your House: Degeneration X (07/12/97)

Hawk Tribute Part 1 Confidential (08/11/03)

Hawk Tribute Part 2 Confidential (08/11/03)

Trophy Room

Paul Ellering "Go For It"

Michaels Hayes "A Lesson in Striving for Success"

Road Warriors Music Video

Disc Two

AWA All Star Wrestling (21/08/85) vs. Larry 'the Axe' & Curt Hennig

Superclash (28/09/85) AWA World Tag Team Title Match vs. The Fabulous Freebirds

Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Tag Team Tournament Cup (19/04/86) vs. Magnum TA &
Ronnie Garvin
Commentary by: Jim Ross & Animal

Great American Bash (05/07/86) Russian Chain Match vs. Ivan & Nikita Kolaff

Starrcade (27/11/86) Scaffold Match vs. Midnight Express

Starrcade (29/11/87) NWA Tag Team Championship vs. Tully Blanchard & Arn
Anderson

New Orleans (29/10/88) NWA World Tag Team Championship vs. Midnight Express

Challenge (09/02/91) vs. Demolition

Wrestlefest (12/03/91) vs. Hart Foundation

Tokyo Egg Dome (30/03/91) vs. Hulk Hogan & Genichiro Tenryu
Japanese Commentary, Alternate Commentary by: Jim Ross & Animal

Summerslam (26/08/91) WWE Tag Team Championship vs. Nasty Boys

Summerslam (29/08/92) vs. Money Inc.

Superbrawl (02/11/96) WCW Tag Team Championship Match vs. Sting & Lex Luger

RAW (13/10/97) WWE Tag Team Championship vs. The Godwinns
"
A Tale Of Tag Team Legends!
Ervin Griffin | Bluefield, WV | 10/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased this back in June and I still find myself looking at it once in a while. While I enjoyed the matches, I think the story behind the "spikes" (so to speak) is just as exciting!

Disc 1 is pretty much Hawk & Animal's journey from two kids in Chicago that moved to Minnesota. From there, they grow up working out at a local fitness center simply known as "The Gym" to their bouncing days along side the late "Ravishing" Rick Rude, Barry Darsow (known as Demolition Smash), John Nord, Scott Norton and a few others. The future LOD also trained with these mentioned guys with Eddie Sharky, who also trained their future manager "Precious" Paul Ellering!

From there, we follow their rise from the NWA Georgia Championship Wrestling area to the AWA and their first World Tag Title. They later returned to the NWA, this time to the Mid-Atlantic area and won the NWA World Tag Team Championship. From there, they went to the WWE and won their version of the world tag titles twice! In between, there was ups and downs. Rises and falls (particularly with Road Warrior Hawk) but through it all, the off-camera friendship between Hawk & Animal survived until Hawk's untimely passing back in 2003.

Also on Disc 1, we see early and rare NWA Georgia footage of how they just annilated their competition. We then see an early NWA World Tag Team Title match against Jack and Jerry Brisco as well as the match where they won the AWA World Titles from The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke. The rest of the extras are mainly interviews from NWA, AWA and WWE as well as as look at Animal's "Trophy Room", WWE Confidential special on Hawk as well as tributes from Paul Ellering and Michael Hayes (formerly of the Fabulous Freebirds).

Disc 2 is all matches. Here they are:

The Road Warriors Vs. Larry "The Axe" Hennig & Curt (the late Mr. Perfect) Hennig (AWA World Tag Team Title Match) - This is pretty much a Warrior style beating here! Larry Hennig holds his own but Curt gets beat to a pulp!

The Road Warriors Vs. The Fabulous Freebirds - In a period when The Warriors were virtually unbeatable, the Freebird trio of Michael Hayes, the late Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts were one of the few teams that really put The Warriors in jeopardy!

The Road Warriors Vs. Magnum T.A./Ron Garvin - This was the finals of the Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup. Garvin and Magnum put up quite an accounting for themselves against the favored Roadies!

The Road Warriors Vs. Ivan & Nikita Koloff - The Koloffs were another team that gave the Warriors some scares! This one was a double Russian Chain Match affair!

The Road Warriors Vs. The Midnight Express - This was the famous scaffold match from Starrcade '86! The combo of the Midnights at the time were Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton.

The Road Warriors Vs. Tully Blanchard/Arn Anderson - The future "Brainbusters" in the WWE defended the NWA World Tag Team Championship as part of The Four Horsemen in this match with The Warriors with a very controversial ending!

The Road Warriors Vs. The Midnight Express - This duo was Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane and this was that famous match in New Orleans where they just pretty much brutalized the Midnights to win the NWA World Tag Titles!

The Road Warriors Vs. Demolition - This Demolition duo was Smash and Crush by this point. While we got a taste of Warriors/Demolition, we never got to see the real confrontation that most fans wanted and that was The Road Warriors Vs. the original members of Demolition (AX/Smash). Still, this is a significant match in their careers.

The Road Warriors Vs. The Hart Foundation - A very rare match that most until this DVD set didn't know happened back in 1991 but it did!

The Road Warriors Vs. Hulk Hogan/Genichiro Tenryu - Interesting to note that Tenryu was once the Warriors' six man tag team championship partner in the U.S. during the late 80's! Anyway, this match was surprisingly brutal and some bleeding does take place!

The Road Warriors Vs. The Nasty Boys - The match that put LOD into immortality as they took the WWE Tag Team Titles from the Nasties at SummerSlam '91!

The Road Warriors Vs. Money Inc. - This duo comprised of Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Shyster (Mike Rotunda). Surprisingly, they held their own against LOD!

The Road Warriors Vs. Sting/Lex Luger - Not really a good match but fun to see how WCW was back in those days. Certainly not the physical territory they wrestled in back in the 80's!

The Road Warriors Vs. The Godwins - See The Roadies win their final major tag team title on an edition of RAW in 1997!

All in all, a great ride! Worth the money!"
The best tag team ever gets their due.
M. Levy | New York, NY | 06/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Not that there's ever been any doubt, but this collection cements the fact that the Road Warriors/Legion of Doom changed the face of tag team wrestling forever and proved themselves worthy of the accoladed heaped upon them. The main feature has Joe "Animal" Laurinaitis discussing the Warriors entire existence from their first meeting in Chicago to their move to Minneapolis to their early days in Georgia right up until Hawk's tragic death in 2003. There are plenty of other wrestlers, managers, friends and colleagues adding comments and memories about the duo throughout including my personal favorite moment where Barry Darsow aka Demolition Smash claims Demolition wasn't a ripoff of the LOD. Good candid stuff much like the ECW dvd and much like that set, the feature ends on a down note. It's sad that the Road Warriors went out with a whimper rather than a roar, but this set does a good job of closing their chapter of professional wrestling history properly."
What A Rush
Epps | Gloversville, NY United States | 06/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Here it is. The lifes & career of the Road Warriors, Hawk & Animal. The 1st disc contains an almost 2 hour look at the Road Warriors, from the streets Mike & Joe grew up on, to The Gym, bouncing, training, getting their look, to their start in Georgia Championship Wrestling, their classic feuds, all the way to their runs in the WWE & everything in between, this DVD set delivers. Comments by Barry Dorso (Demolition Smash), Paul Ellering, Jim Cornette, Michael Hayes & others make this truely an incredible look at two amazing individuals.

Disc One -
Matches:
- NWA Georgia Championship Wrestling (11/06/83) vs. Joe Young & Randy Barber
- NWA Georgia Championship Wrestling (07/08/83} vs. Arn Anderson & Paul Jones
- NWA World Championship Wrestling Omni (28/08/83) Texas Tornado Match vs. The Brisco Brothers
Commentary by: Jim Ross & Animal
- NWA Georgia Championship Wrestling (03/01/83) vs. Mike Jackson & Stone
- AWA All Star Wrestling (25/08/84) AWA World Tag Title Championship vs. Baron von Raschke & The Crusher
Alternate Commentary by: Jim Ross & Animal

Interviews:
NWA Georgia Championship Wrestling (27/08/83)
AWA All Star Wrestling (28/07/84)
AWA ESPN Championship Wrestling (15/10/85)
NWA World Championship Wrestling (03/10/87)
NWA World Championship Wrestling (10/10/87)
NWA World Championship Wrestling (28/01/89)
WCW Wrestle War (25/02/90)
Brutus the Barber Beefcake's BarberShop Wrestling Challenge (28/09/91)
Royal Rumble (21/01/92)
In Your House: Degeneration X (07/12/97)

Other features:
Hawk Tribute Part 1 Confidential (08/11/03)
Hawk Tribute Part 2 Confidential (08/11/03)
Trophy Room
Paul Ellering "Go For It"
Michaels Hayes "A Lesson in Striving for Success"
Road Warriors Music Video


Disc Two - Matches:
- AWA All Star Wrestling (21/08/85) vs. Larry 'the Axe' & Curt Hennig
- Superclash (28/09/85) AWA World Tag Team Title Match vs. The Fabulous Freebirds
- Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Tag Team Tournament Cup (19/04/86) vs. Magnum TA & Ronnie Garvin
Commentary by: Jim Ross & Animal
- Great American Bash (05/07/86) Russian Chain Match vs. Ivan & Nikita Kolaff
- Starrcade (27/11/86) Scaffold Match vs. Midnight Express
- Starrcade (29/11/87) NWA Tag Team Championship vs. Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson
- New Orleans (29/10/88) NWA World Tag Team Championship vs. Midnight Express
- Challenge (09/02/91) vs. Demolition
- Wrestlefest (12/03/91) vs. Hart Foundation
- Tokyo Egg Dome (30/03/91) vs. Hulk Hogan & Genichiro Tenryu
Japanese Commentary, Alternate Commentary by: Jim Ross & Animal
- Summerslam (26/08/91) WWE Tag Team Championship vs. Nasty Boys
- Summerslam (29/08/92) vs. Money Inc.
- Superbrawl (02/11/96) WCW Tag Team Championship Match vs. Sting & Lex Luger
- RAW (13/10/97) WWE Tag Team Championship vs. The Godwinns

Overall, some great matches to see on DVD & an awesome look at one of the greatest tag teams in wrestling history. The Toyko Egg Dome match is quite a surprise, as Hogan actually works some & the match gets pretty brutal, with both Hogan & Hawk getting busted open. And yes, for those who like to piss & moan about uncontrollable stuff like copyrights, the old style 'WWF' logos are blurred, but that should be expected by now. Regardless, another great DVD set from the WWE."