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|WWE Presents The World's Greatest Wrestling Managers|
Actors: Lou Albano, Paul Bearer
At last homage is paid to the brains and beauties behind the brawn- the most famous and infamous managers in wrestling history. The men and women you?ll see here are the architects of a Superstar?s success and sometimes t... more »
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Sandra A. Gingras | 03/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This release takes a look at the art of managing, the evolution of female managers, and highlights some of the most well-known, colorful managers professional wrestling has ever seen, along with their biggest moments and matches."
Special Features listed for the DVD include:
*Lou Albano vs. Arnold Skaaland - MSG (12/192/77)
*Bobby Heenan vs. Greg Gagne - Weasel Suit Match, AWA (8/17/80)
*Jim Cornette vs. Paul E. Dangerously - Tuxedo Match. The Great American Bash 1989
* Vince McMahon interviews Freddie Blassie & Nikolai Volkoff
Tony Schiavone interviews Jim Cornette, NWA World Championship Wrestling (6/29/85)
*Fuji Vice, Tuesday Night Titans (07/05/86) *Vince McMahon interviews The Grand Wizard & Bobby Duncum, All-Star Wrestling (4/2/75)
*Gene Okerlund visits the Hart Foundation
*Bobby Heenan wins the 1976 Manager of the Year Award, AWA All-Star Wrestling (12/25/76)
*Lou Albano wins the 1985 Manager of the Year Award, Tuesday Night Titans (9/27/85)
*Larry Nelson interviews Paul E. Dangerously, AWA Championship Wrestling (9/30/87)
*"Together" Randy Savage & Miss Elizabeth's Wedding Video, SummerSlam (8/26/91)
*Sensational Sherri visits the Funeral Parlor, Superstars of Wrestling (2/1/92)
not for the match lookers"
Jeremy Eglen | Indianapolis | 06/27/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While it has the potential for greatness, this DVD is merely average.
I was expecting a presentation more along the lines of the fantastic Rise and Fall of ECW, and got something more like a VH1 countdown of "100 Greatest Videos of the 80s" which lasts a mere 30 minutes. Each of the managers in this DVD is given about 5 minutes. Video clips of the manager are played while past and present WWE personalities make general comments like "He put the focus on his superstar" or "She broke new ground for female managers". I was hoping for a history of each performer, from his or her start to finish, along with a few highlights of each career, but this DVD is not presented that way. The main documentary is 90-105 minutes long, with the extras making up the remaining time.
The DVD also suffers from not knowing whether to maintain kayfabe (the illusion that wrestling is "real" and not "fixed"). Some interviewees treat the business as though the managers really did manage the career of their wrestlers in the same sense a boxer's manager guides and promotes his boxer. Others accept the reality that everyone is a performer and that managers primarily are there to be a mouthpiece and to advance particular storylines.
It's entertaining for what it is, but unsatisfying for what it could have been."
Nice piece of nostalgia, but it could've been much, much bet
Robert S. Riemensnyder | Wilkes-Barre, PA | 06/21/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was excited when I first learned about this special "Legends" DVD tribute to the WWE's greatest managers, as I'd been fans of most of the great talkers of yesteryear. I bought this DVD the day it went onsale, looking forward to reliving memories of Captain Lou Albano, the late Freddie Blassie and, of course, my personal favorite, the late, great Grand Wizard of Wrestling. They're all featured on this DVD, but not to the fullest extent.
The WWE usually excels at "best of" compilations like this. The Undertaker, Hulk Hogan and recent Dusty Rhodes collections are some of the best wrestling DVDs out there. Sadly, this was only so-so, at best.
I think the problem lies in how each manager is only briefly touched upon, with maybe a match apiece thrown in for each man or woman. This should've been a multi-DVD set, where each manager got the focus he or she deserved.
If you're a wrestling fan, especially the old school stuff, you'll enjoy this, no doubt about it, but the content isn't as enjoyable as it could've been."
Solid History of Managers!
Digital | Bowie, MD | 06/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a really good DVD giving a great history of the impact of managers in professional wrestling. It was great to see footage of people like The Grand Wizard, Captain Lou Albano, Paul E Dangerously (Paul Heyman) and Jim Cornette!
I thought the segment on Miss Elizabeth was very well done also.
I would have given this DVD five stars except for two words: Todd Grisham. This video would have been better without his presence. He was totally unnecessary."