Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
The unexpected MUST OWN wrestling DVD release of the Year!
Movie Fan | 02/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I saw this set debut here on Amazon weeks before it's release, I was intrigued since WWE 24/7 is not available in my area, but I actually thought that someone had hacked Amazon and posted a fake cover for this set. Buff Bagwell on a WWE DVD cover?! However, that is the real cover (actually the slipcase). However, don't let the uninspired cover art fool you, this is one of the must own WWE DVD releases of the year for the following reasons...
First, each roundtable discussion is only 1 hour in length, that leaves nearly 2.5 hours of room left over on each disc, that is filled with bonus matches, many of which are making their DVD debut and are matches fans have wanted to see released for years. I wont list them all, but some of the matches you'll get are...
Ric Flair and Sting vs. Terry Funk and The Great Muta - Thunderdome Match from Halloween Havoc '89
Ric Flair vs. Curt Hennig - Nitro '99
NWA United States Championship: Lex Luger vs. Michael Hayes - Wrestlewar '89
Loser Leaves NWA: The Midnight Express vs. The Original Midnight Express - Chi-Town Rumble '89
NWA Tag Team Title: Lex Luger and Barry Windham vs. Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson - Clash of Champions '88
Junkyard Dog vs. Randy "Macho Man" Savage - The Wrestling Classic Tournament Finals '85
Jerry Lawler vs. Bret Hart - "Kiss My Foot Match" King of the Ring '95
Jerry Lawler vs. Bret Hart - In Your House '95
So, there's much more on these 3-discs than just roundtable discussions, which I think is great!
As for the roundtable discussions, some people will not like them because if you have just an hour and you spend thirty minutes on each wrestler, needless to say you can barely scratch the surface of each man's career. With that said, I wasn't looking for in-depth discussion. Instead, the discussions play out like a group of friends getting together and simply reminiscing and telling fun stories about pro-wrestling. If you enjoy talking about wrestling with your friends, then imagine the same thing, but from the point of view of those inside the business. The most insightful discussion was the "Heatseeker" episode. The panel, that consists of Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Mick Foley, Eric Bischoff and Michael Hayes, told the best stories of the entire DVD set. I also heard stories and info that I had never heard anywhere else. So, the discussions are entertaining, but don't look for a serious education of the wrestling business or it's history.
***NOTE: The following is NOT included on this set - read on***
Also, if you enjoy this 3-disc set, Best Buy has 3 other DVDs from the Legends of Wrestling series you can only get from them! They include:
1. Hulk Hogan and Bob Backlund
2. Andre the Giant and the Iron Sheik
3. Rowdy Roddy Piper and Terry Funk (this is a must buy)
Some of the bonus matches you'll find on these included:
WWE Title match: Andre the Giant vs. Randy "Macho Man" Savage from MSG '88
Andre the Giant vs. King Kong Bundy '85
Terry Funk vs. Ricky Steamboat - Clash of the Champions '89
Terry Funk vs. Tully Blanchard - Slamboree '94 - this is a wild ECW style brawl!
Terry Funk vs. The Junkyard Dog - Saturday Night's Main Event '85
Roddy Piper vs. Paul Orndorff (this is NOT their short match from Saturday Night's Main Event, it's from Boston Garden)
Piper's Pit where Roddy interviews... himself!
Overall, these Legends of Wrestling DVDs are must buys for any wrestling fan thanks to the 2+ hours worth of rare bonus matches that are included on each DVD."
You need to get this set!!!!
J. VanWormer | Jackson Michigan | 01/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If anyone is wondering if this set is worth getting, I offer one word... YES! this is a 3 disc set featuring panel discussions from WWE 24/7. What really made this set worth the money was the match selections. Which weren't mediocre like some WWE compilation sets are. I was surprised to see how good these match picks were. Although not perfect, (nothing is really) But it's a great addition to your wrestling dvd collection. Heck, the WCW matches make it worth the purchase alone.(at least for me anyways)
I thought the Vince Russo VS. Booker.T match was funny! A few hilarious spots where Ric flair comes to the ring disguised as a EMT and gives Russo a few shots. And Goldberg coming down and spearing Russo through the cage! I also thought Sgt. Slaughter VS. Bob Backlund match was very good too. I never realised how good a wrestler Bob Backlund was until I saw this match. Although I found the match to be slow at some points, I gotta give credit to Backlund for staying with Slaughter move after move and hold after hold!
The Kiss My Foot match that Bret Hart and Lawler had was a treat to see! I remember this match, and I was so happy to see Bret make Lawler kiss his own stinky foot! The WCW matches I will treasure the most. I remember the Halloween Havoc match between Nash and Hall. I found the ending to suit the match rather well. It was like a love tap match than anything else. Nash wanted to "talk" some sense into Scott Hall.I remember Nash giving Hall the jacknife and walking out of the ring. This match wasn't about getting a pinfall, it was about two friends who occasionally spat, and in the end work things out.
Although I do have one complaint however. Boxing Match:Buff Bagwell VS. Roddy Piper. Bash At The Beach 1999. I have no idea what WCW was thinking when they hashed this crap together. I would've prefered an actual wrestling match than this one. I personally thought this made Roddy Piper look like a fool. I mean how in the world could the bookers decide to have Buff Bagwell win over Roddy Piper?! think about it.... BUFF BAGWELL?!!! Not to mention the cheesy ending! This is the only one I felt could've been left out! (Heck, I'd even settle for Bagwell VS. Lochness from WCW Saturday night than this one. Even though he wasn't "Buff" then.)
I thought the panel discussions were very interesting. As Jim Ross, Dusty Rhodes, Michael Hayes,Pat Patterson, and Mike Graham talk about the careers of Jerry Lawler, Junkyard Dog,Ric Flair & Sargent Slaughter.
And Jim Ross, Michael Hayes, Mick Foley,Eric Bischoff, and Jerry The King Lawler talk about the Heatseekers of the wrestling business.Such as Lex Luger, Buff Bagwell, Scott Hall, Paul Hayman,and much more!
So all in all I think you'll find this set very well put together and entertaining. I highly recommend this one!"