Put down your pencils and rulers and pick up your steel chairs and barbed wire bats, it's time for an Extreme lesson in what true hardcore professional wrestling is all about! Joey Styles, the voice of Extreme Championshi... more »p Wrestling is your personal instructor for this very special edition of the ECW video series. Forget about reading and writing, it's time to learn about some of the most poignant and infamous moments in the once in a lifetime journey that is ECW Hardcore History! Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko vs. Sabu & Taz The Gangstas vs. The Eliminators Raven & Stevie Richards vs. The Pitbulls Shane Douglas vs. Pitbull 2 Cactus Jack vs. The Sandman Rob Van Dam vs. Sabu Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Juventud Guerrera Tommy Dreamer vs. Prime Time Brian Lee DVD will include BONUS matches and MANY MORE Special Features including: Wrestler Bios, Promos and the Extreme Moments Montage« less
"The person who claims to have the "inside scoop" on the contents of the DVD is wrong. The actual matches on the DVD are:- ECW World Tag Team Champions Sabu & Taz vs. Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko - February 25, 1995- ECW World Tag Team Champions The Gangstas vs. The Eliminators - Natural Born Killaz Cage Match - August 24, 1996- ECW World Tag Team Champions Raven & Stevie Richards vs. The Pitbulls - Two out of Three Falls, Double Dog Collar Chain Match - September 16, 1995- ECW World Television Champion Shane Douglas vs. Pitbull #2 - August 3, 1996- ECW World Champion The Sandman vs. Cactus Jack - Singapore cane vs. Fist wrapped in barbed wire - July 1, 1995- Rob Van Dam vs. Sabu - Stretcher Match - August 3, 1996- DVD Only: Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Juventud Guerrera - Two out of Three Falls - March 9, 1996- DVD Only: Tommy Dreamer vs. Brian Lee - High Incident Scaffold Match - October 26, 1996"
More Extreme Action on DVD!!!
Mr. JKW | Honolulu, Hawai'i | 08/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With the resurgence of ECW in the public eye on WWF television, more casual wrestling fans may find an interest in learning about the revolutionary promotion that changed the face of sports entertainment in the mid to late `90s. ECW Hardcore History highlights 8 of the greatest matches and superstars in ECW history during its golden era of 1995-1996. Also included in the "DVD Special Features" are promos, wrestler biographies and another "extreme moments" montage and yes, ANOTHER hidden promo.Here are the matches featured on this release:1. "Crippler" Chris Benoit and "The Shooter" Dean Malenko vs. Taz and Sabu (2/25/95): For the ECW Tag Team Titles. Solid (albeit lackluster) scientific contest on the part of Benoit and Malenko. Also appearing: The Public Enemy and 911!!! 3 ¾ stars2. The Gangstas (New Jack and Mustafa Saed) vs. The Eliminators (Perry Saturn and John Kronus) (8/24/96): Cage Match for the Tag Team Titles. This was an intense bloody brawl that spanned the arena, featuring foreign objects and TONS of cage dives (and as is the custom with Gangsta matches, Dr. Dre pounding on the sound system). Also appearing: "The Franchise" Shane Douglas!!! 4 stars3. The Pitbulls (Gary Wolfe and Anthony Durante) vs. Raven and Stevie Richards (9/16/95): Double Dog Collar 2/3 Falls for the Tag Titles. This single match has been touted by MANY as THE greatest match in ECW history, both in terms of storytelling and physicality. All-Out WAR between these two teams featuring dog collars, lots of tables and LOTS of guest appearances by: The Dudley Boyz (Dudley, Dances With and Big Dick), 911, Referee Bill Alphonso and Tommy Dreamer. The first two falls seem to have been slightly clipped, but the 3rd fall is probably THE MOST INTENSE moments you'll ever see in a wrestling ring. 5 stars.4. Pitbull II vs. "The Franchise" Shane Douglas (w/Francine) ( 8/3/96): Pitbull I gives his retirement speech before the match. Hard fought back and forth brawl matching Pitbull's awesome power vs. Douglas' finesse. Everything except the kitchen sink was used in this hardcore battle. 4 ½ stars.5. The Sandman (w/ Woman) vs. Cactus Jack (7/1/95): For the ECW Heavyweight Title. Slow paced but brutal brawl between the two Hardcore Icons. Lots of caning; lots of barbed wire. Also featuring: Shane Douglas and 911. 3 ¾ stars.6. Rob Van Dam vs. Sabu (8/3/96): Stretcher Match. As Joey Styles would say, OH MY GOD!!! The object in this match was to beat your opponent so senseless that they had to be carried out on a stretcher to the back. Hands down this is one of THE best matches I've ever seen. In one for the highlight reel it's all-out aerial/martial arts war between two of ECW's best and most popular workers. Brutal. 5 stars.7. Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Juventud Guerrera (3/9/96): Extreme Lucha Libre!!! 2 out of 3 Falls. Before they became mainstays on Monday Nitro, Rey Rey and Juvi lit up the house in ECW. This is probably THE best lucha match I've ever seen, and that says A LOT. If they showed matches like this every Monday night I'd be really happy. It's a back and forth air war in ring (and across the arena) between the two most well-known luchadors in America. 5 stars.8. "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer vs. "Primetime" Brian Lee (10/26/96): "High Incident" Scaffold Match. Hard-hitting arena spanning brawl VERY notable (and notorious) for its EXTREMELY brutal ending. 3 stars for the match, 5 stars for the ending!!!In addition to these 8 matches, the DVD also includes these special features.1. Wrestler bios written by Michael Johnson II, of www.1wrestling.com, the same guy who did the bios on the ECW website and the previous DVD releases. Nice extra, but nothing to write home about...2. Extreme Moments Montage: Featuring a BLOWN spot by JT Smith, a New Jack suicide balcony dive, etc...3. Promos: by Steve Austin, a Brian Pillman and Pillman vs. Shane Douglas promo.4. HIDDEN PROMO: Continuing in the grand tradition of the previous DVD releases, Hardcore History features another hidden promo. You can see the hidden profanity-laden but hilarious ECW blooper promo with "The Franchise" Shane Douglas and Francine in Title 3.Here's my rundown:Best Matches: Rey Jr. vs. Juvi, RVD vs. Sabu, Pitbulls vs. Raven/Richards, the end of "High Incident".Cool Moment: The Hidden promo, the blown spot in Extreme Moments MontageOverall, if you are new to the world of Extreme Championship wrestling, this DVD is a great way to catch up on what you missed. OR, if you are a long-time fan this DVD will add nicely to your collection. Overall, if you are a wrestling fan looking for some hard-hitting, fast paced, great action, this DVD will get the job done for you with 3 AWESOME matches and 5 pretty decent to great matches.Recommended"
Ahh More ECW!
Mr. JKW | 08/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hardcore History is a much better offering than Deep Impact. The choice of matches is great. Chris Benoit/Dean Malenko vs. Taz/Sabu. This is a decent tag match to start things off,plus you get to see how silly Taz used to look. Gagstas vs. The Elminators inside a cage. This is the definatley the bloodiest most violent cage match I've ever seen.Perry Saturn shines in this match,even with out Moppy. Raven/Stevie Richards vs. The Pitbulls in a 2 out of 3 fall dog collar match. This is tied for the best ECW style match on the DVD.Blood,tables,and the old school Raven.Awesome match. Shane Douglas vs. Pitbull 2. This match is the other tie for best ECW style match. It as brawling,and great wrestling,and Pitbull #2 bleeds like a stuck pig! Cactus Jack vs The Sandman in a barbed wire fist/singapore cane match. This is a nice little brawl that shows some of the interesting match ideas that ECW tried out. Sandman wraps himself in barbed wire wich is always fun to watch! RVD vs. Sabu in a stretcher match. This match is an awesome display of what both men are capable of. I liked their match for the TV title a lot better though. Rey Misterio Jr. Vs. Juventud Guerrera2 out of 3 falls. This is probably the best lucha match I've seen. It's better than anything either one did in WCW. Tommy Dreamer vs. Brian Lee in High Incicdent. This is a scaffold Match above a ring filled with tables. Great finish as you can tell. If you have the DVD go to wrestler biographies and go to Joey Styles. Clik the right arrow on your controller twice.A cool blooper segment with Shane Douglas,a can of spray paint and a camera apears. Pretty funny stuff. I also got it when I clicked into Styles Bio and hit DVD menu.Just play with some buttons in the bio area and you'll find it I guess."
THE MOST AWESOME TAPE IN THE RECENT COLLECTION OF ECW.
blessingguy | HATILLO, PR United States | 06/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I GOT THREE WORDS FOR THIS VIDEO. OH, MY GOD! THIS TAPE IS A MUST-SEEEEEEEEEE. BENOIT/MALENKO VS. TAZ/SABU(FOR THE TITLES); ENOUGH SAID. GANGSTAS/ ELIMINATORS IS VERY VIOLENT AND THEY USE EVERYTHING! RAVEN/RICHARDS VS. PITBULLS IS SIMPLY CRAZY. SHANE DOUGLAS/PITBULL 2 HAS A SUPER CONTROVERSIAL AND INSANE FINISH.CACTUS/SANDMAN HAD A LAME FINISH BUT THE MATCH IS GOOD. VAN DAM/SABU(STRECHER MATCH) WAS THE BEST MATCH EVER BETWEEN THEM. REY MYSTERIO/JUVI IS A CLASSIC. DREAMER AND BRIAN LEE IS JAW DROPPING! IF YOU BUY THE DVD YOU HAVE THE HONOR TO SEE THIS UNIQUE AND DRAMATIC MATCH.THIS TAPE IS GREAT AND YOU WILL GIVE ME THE REASON WHEN YOU FINISH TO SEE THIS VIDEO."
4-1/2 stars, but I knocked it up a notch! BAM!
C. N Wells | TX | 03/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"ECW always puts out great DVD's so let's see what we got here:1. Sabu/Taz Vs. Chris Benoit/Dean Malenko - Really great match but short, especially when one of them leaves with an injury. What's here is great though! ****2. The Gansters Vs. The Eliminators - Cage match - Not the greatest match, but with the Gansters you'd know they'd be blood everywhere. They beat on each other with various objects like they were in a video game or somethin :-).. Saturn Flies off the top of cage like 5 times giving this an extra star. *1/23. Raven/Steven Richards Vs. The Pitbulls - 2/3 Fall Double-Collar match - The stipulation is that each person is attached to an opponent with a collar wrapped around their head. Sounds stupid, but they really pulled it off. Violence and tables .. TO THE EXTREME!.. Really great match with a really great ending and Tommy Dreamer and 911 getting involved at the end. *****4. Shane Douglas Vs. Pitbull #2 - Pitbull #1 was injured by Douglas and his partner vows revenge! This series always seemed
boring to me and unfortunatly so did this. *1/25. The Sandman Vs. Cactus Jack - Barbed-Wire match - Cactus gets his chance at the ECW Championship belt. Some crazy spots in this match from both wrestlers made this a surpring good barbed-wire match. ****6. Sabu Vs. RVD - Stretcher match - The first person to be carried out on a stretcher loses. Crazy, Insane, Career-Ending Spots in this one. Sloppy match, but the insane moves these men attempt make this my favorite match of the DVD. *****7. Rey Mysterio Jr. Vs. Juventud Guerrera - 2/3 Falls match - Ridiculously non-stop lucha match with both men flying around inside and outside the ring.. Even outside the arena! Awesome match *****8. Tommy Dreamer Vs. Brian Lee - Scaffold match - A Scaffold match is where 2 wrestlers battle on a cakewalk 15ft or so over the ring, first one thrown off loses. This one has a 1,000 tables or so under the scaffold for someone break on the way down. For a scaffold match (which always suck) this isn't too bad - **1/2 -Another great DVD from ECW with a little something for everybody. Cya!"