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|WWE Legends of Wrestling Heat Seekers|
Join Hall of Famer Jim Ross and he hosts a panel featuring Micheal Hays, Mick Foley, Eric Bishoff and Jerry "The King" Lawler as they share the anecdotes, tales, and insights into some of the most controversial stars of pr... more »
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D.P. | California | 02/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those who don't already know, the "Legends Of Wrestling" program is a program on WWE 24/7 On Demand channel that's a roundtable discussion with wrestling personalities of the past speaking on various subjects. This disc is from the second season containing a panel of Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Hayes, Mick Foley, and Eric Bischoff discussing various personal & behind the scenes stories of each individual mentioned along with rare video highlights to showcase the point being put across. You'll get a set of bonus matches with most of them never released on DVD before.
This episode is based around wrestlers who caused the most backstage problems with either management or the talent themselves. The first name brought up was Michael Hayes himself & the Freebirds with Lawler telling a story that would becomine a running joke throughout the show. Lex Luger's attitude that rubbed so many people the wrong way, the Bill Goldberg theory of how he was "a nice guy AWAY from the business", the story behind Lawler breaking Paul Heyman's jaw on purpose, the backstage troubles of Scott Hall were also discussed along with Jim Ross' story regarding a phone call he recieved from Buff Bagwell's mother. Another subject that was heavily debated was the mean spirited paraodies in wrestling with Vince Russo's personal attack on Jim Ross with "Oklahoma", the nWo's mockery of Arn Anderson's retirement speech (and the irony behind that almost decade later), and Vince McMahon's "Dr. Hiney".
Fabulous Freebirds vs. Ron Shaw, Rene Goulet, Charlie Fulton - This was the Freebirds debut during their short run in WWE and was really nothing noteworthy past how they were setup to be stars from the start with Cyndi Lauper & Dave Wolfe accompaning them in a limo.
Lex Luger & Barry Windham vs. NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard - The team also known as the "Twin Towers" dominated the first half of this match to the point where Luger he got the Torture Rack on Tully in the first minute & Barry had a sleeperhold so tight on Tully that he was able to keep it on when they both rolled out of the ring. The Horsemen later caught up & did what they did best in tag team wrestling by cutting the ring in half & making their quick tags having this match go back & forth between both teams with the crowd hot the entire time. James J. Dillion got involved in the end as this match didn't go long but it was non-stop action from start to finish.
"NWA Clash Of The Champions" Mar. '88
("Ric Flair & The Four Horsemen")
Paul E. Dangerously & Original Midnight Express vs. Midnight Express & Jim Cornette - Before the match gets started, you see to see the promos (including a classic comedic Cornette one) the week before this match. This was setup to be a "Loser Leaves NWA" where the person who lost the fall would have to leave however there was a change here with Dennis Condrey already leaving the NWA right before this match setting up Jack Victory to replace him. This was an average match as most of the heat was gone with Condrey gone but we did get the the confrontation between Heyman & Dangerously that everyone was waiting for towards the end.
NWA Chi-Town Rumble '89
NWA United States Champion Lex Luger vs. Michael Hayes - Lex Luger was out for revenge after Hayes turned his back on Luger during a tag match against Barry & Kendal Windham (also on the WWE DVD "Wrestling Families"). This was Luger using his strength and even attempting some high risk moves like a flying crossbody at one point where Hayes ducked & sent Luger straight over the top to the floor while Hayes wrestled Luger and was typical "P.S." doing a very entertaining at the same time with his heel tactics.
NWA WrestleWar '89
WCW United States Champion Goldberg vs. Scott Hall - This was from the same night that Goldberg won the WCW Championship from Hollywood Hogan...but for those who don't remember the show, Hogan made it clear that Goldberg had to get through Scott Hall first that night. Hall got a couple of moves in on Goldberg but this was mostly just a dominate performance by Goldberg on what would end up being the biggest night of his career.
"WCW Nitro" July '98
Scott Hall vs. Kevin Nash - This was nicknamed "The Battle Of The Outsiders" as at this time, the nWo was split into two different factions with Kevin Nash being the leader of the red & black "Wolfpac" while Scott Hall was a member of the black & white "Hollywood" version after turning on Nash back in May. Also during this time, WCW decided to make a storyline out of Hall's personal demons by having him come to the ring highly drunk & being in no condition to wrestle. This wasn't close to their memorable wrestling match back at SummerSlam '94 as this was more of a personal fight with Hall cheating early by blinding Nash & even having him bleed from his lip before Nash recovered and just tried to "beat some sense into Hall" until he had nothing else left to prove.
WCW Halloween Havoc '98
Steel Cage Match: Vince Russo vs. WCW Champion Booker T - This is the infamous match where after seeing the disaster that "David Arquette: WCW Champion" was, it was decided that Vince Russo himself could be WCW Champion. This match was wrestlecrap at it's best as it was just full of run-ins & interference ranging from Ric Flair, Sting, Lex Luger, Goldberg, Scott Steiner, and what seems like half the roster. It was just wild from start to finish with very unfunny commentary. As a side note, for anyone who pays attention to this stuff...pay close attention to when the babyface roster comes to ringside as you'll see that Rey Mysterio's face is blurred out as we know that in the world of WWE, he never lost his mask.
"WCW Nitro" Sept. '00
Boxing Match: Buff Bagwell vs. Roddy Piper - For those who don't remember the story behind this match, this was the conclusion of another attempt at a "young lions vs. old veterans" angle in WCW with Flair being in Piper's corner while Buff had his mom in his corner with legendary boxing referee Judge Mills Lane as the special referee here. This was probably the best "boxing" match in wrestling as "scripted boxing" just never worked in wrestling (see WrestleMania 2) so they kept this one entertaining with Judy Bagwell & Ric Flair getting involved at times for some very comedic moments. While some people would have rather had another Buff Bagwell match, if you hear the story during the main discussion regarding Buff & his mother...you'll understand why they put a match on here where she got heavily involved.
WCW Bash At The Beach '99
For those fans of wrestling who didn't start turning in until past the late 80's/Monday Night War era, this is the disc that would appeal the most to you more than the others that I recommend."