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|WWE - Austin vs McMahon - The Whole True Story|
Actors: Steve Austin, Vince McMahon
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Great Feature, but Worthless as a DVD?
Mr. JKW | Honolulu, Hawai'i | 07/07/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Austin vs. McMahon: The Whole True Story" is an 80 minute feature that chronicles the legendary "Austin vs. McMahon" feud that jettisoned the World Wrestling Federation back to the top of American pop culture in the late 1990s. Through various interviews with WWF officials and "documentary" like coverage, it recounts the entire initial feud from the Fall of 1997 to its ending in the summer of 1999, highlighting MOST of the key events in the feud including classic promos, matches and backstage vignettes as well as their historical effect on the business and its place in American pop culture.Among the key highlights:1. His battles with The Rock, Mick Foley, Kane and the Undertaker, the Corporation and the Ministry2. Classic segments such as the Monster Truck incident, the Beer Truck, the Zamboni, and McMahon's corvette, the "Hostage Taking" and the "Hospital Incident."THE ANALYSIS:The feature is good in that it tried its very best to include EVERYTHING. The downsides, in my opinion, were the pacing of the video. A lot of the key angles were not covered until the last 20 minutes of the video. The majority of the beginning seemed to be filled with a lot of useless filler, particularly the interviews with certain WWF officials. Also, the thing that I personally could have done without was the "Documentary Narrator voice" which just seemed to kill the "feel" of the video for me. It seems like it was over pushed as a big "formal" type of documentary that you'd see on A&E or The Discovery Channel or TLC or something like that.THE DVD:Honestly, the DVD itself has got to be one of the most crappiest DVDs WWF Home Video has ever put out!!! It contains NO special features which while a crime isn't that bad, because other DVDs have been released with no special features. The CAPITAL offense though is that the DVD does not even have anything as much as chapter or title breaks/selections!!! No navigation to speak of. It's basically the WWF burning the original VHS version (released in 1999) to DVD as is!!! Goodness, AT LEAST dress it up a little by breaking it into chapters!!! (A bonus match or two would have also been nice).At the very least, the legendary feud is hereby preserved for "digital posterity" if nothing else.THE VERDICT:While the DVD sucks, the feature itself is worth the view and the purchase. This is after all, "THE GREATEST FEUD IN MODERN WRESTLING." If you tuned into wrestling after it was over, this is a great recap of it. If you lived through the Austin vs. McMahon feud (like me) then this is a great collection that recaps the feud in all (or most of it anyway) its glory.Highly Recommended."
Too short with too much filler
Mr. JKW | 04/27/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I've actually seen the entire Austin/McMahon feud from the beginning so when this video came out I knew that I would'nt be seeing anything new. But I was still interested to see all of the memorable events condensed into one tape. But that didn't happen here. Austin vs. McMahon is only a 1 hour tape which makes it virtually impossible to fill their nearly 3 year saga. Also the tape is filled with useless [stuff] like Michael Cole, Jim Ross and Terry Taylor interviews which added nothing good to the video. The video also featured a good match between Cactus Jack and Terry Funk. WHY? This is an Austin/McMahon tape! The WWF also left out a lot of great stuff that should have been on the tape ie, the first time Austin gave Vince a stunner(they were at Madison Square Garden which made it even cooler). All in all this video is good if you haven't seen the whole feud. But if you own the Best of Raw Vol.1, theirs no real point in getting this video because its basically all the same stuff."
Austin vs. McMahon Review
Matt Rodabaugh | Clifton Park, NY United States | 02/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is an excellent look at the feud between Stone Cold and Vince McMahon, from the Raw after the D-Generation X PPV (Stone Cold beating the Rock to retain the IC belt), to the Fully Loaded End of an Era First Blood match. Most of the feud is looked at, like the hospital attack, and Stone Cold taking Vince hostage on the Raw after the Judgement Day PPV. The only thing that keeps it from getting a perfect 5 rating is that it doesn't take a look at all the feud (there's nothing about the parts of the feud between King of the Ring '98 and Breakdown '98, and the Greater Power plot isn't looked at much), but it is still a great buy."
Am I missing something?
Mike Sweeney | Salisbury, MA United States | 04/07/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This dvd is a great dvd, but for some reason it is not completely worth it. The parts of the dvd that make it suck are that there are no extras, no chapters, and somewhat poor quality audio. The story line based on Austin and Mcmahon is very good though. It shows how their feud begins in late 1997, and keeps continuing through 1999. This dvd has great matches, but they are EXTREMELY short. Some of the matches include: Austin vs. Dude Love at Over The Edge 1998, Austin and Mcmahon fighting at the WWE Royal Rumble 1999, Austin vs. Undertaker at Fully Loaded 1999, Austin vs. The Rock at Wrestlemania XV, Austin vs. Vince and Shance Mcmahon i a handicap ladder match at King of the Ring 1999, Austin vs. Vince McMahon in a STEEL CAGE MATCH (hell yeah) at St. Valentines Day Massacre 1999, Austin vs. Kane vs. Undertaker at Breakdown in your House 1998, and soooooooooooooo many other matches. The quality of this dvd sucks, but the story itself of Austin vs. McMahon is truly AWESOME. You should buy this dvd."