Fans from today will hate this.
Mikey McGuire | Montreal | 06/13/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The matches here are pretty [bad], the only one with talent here is Chris Adams and Steve Austin. Anyways the matches are:(ps these matches are from the USWA days located in Texas)Steve Austin - Master of Mayhem. It depends how much you're paying here, im from Canada and payed bout 10 bucks for it on DVD thats like 6 bucks american so dont pay more than 10 bucks for those in the states. He looks like Y2j here and kinda neat to see him in his rookie years.(04/2002) Austin/Eric Embry vs. Bill Dundee and Gary Young - Seemed forever but its only bout 10 minutes, its basically headlocks and stalling moves. Ending is fun as Gary and Bill get beat up with handcuffs and Bruce Pritchard joins in the beating of Gary and Bill. *1/2Austin vs. Al Clinton - jobber squash for big al, this match i enjoyed as steve picks ups this fat guy twice and then does a five star frog splash twice! ***Austin/Sheik Braddock & Jeff Gaylord vs. Chris Adams, Matt Bourne & Embry - Matt Bourne is Doink! and Chris Adams tragically died in 2001 by a rifle. To the match it was slow and long and a bit entertaining, the heels all get beat up in the end though. **Austin vs. Jimmy James - this match is to make austin look good, he does a different sort of stunner as ull see it there. Jeannie (his 1st wife) looks like Debra. 1/2*Austin/Percival Pringle vs. Adams/Chris Von Erich - The crowd loved this match , Percival Pringle is Paul Bearer , skinnier though and Chris Von Erich also died by commiting suicide at 21 with a 9mm pistol to his head.
The match was entertaining as Chris Von Erich and Paul Bearer were wrestling horrible in a jokingly way , its pretty funny. **1/2EXTRAS: a slide show including goldust as dustin rhodes, cactus jack and andre the giant, j.lawler , JYD etc.. a 5 question quiz about austin"
For fans of Stone Cold or WCCW/USWA only.
jddunn2 | Denver, CO United States | 04/04/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Madacy has released a handful of DVD's from World Class and the USWA featuring former superstars who went on to greatness. Cactus Jack, Jeff Jarrett, Steve Austin got their own. There are also two compilation discs.Steve Austin - Master of Mayhem. This DVD is worth the price just to see Austin with hair. This is around 1989-90 from WCCW and Austin is a rookie or in his second year for most of the matches. Austin's USWA heel act is VERY reminiscent of Chris Jericho's current (04/2002) act.Austin/Eric Embry vs. Bill Dundee and Gary Young - Typical southern U.S. tag formula. Austin is a completely different person here than Stone Col. Embry was booker for WCCW for what seems like forever. Dundee and Young didn't amount to much in either WCW or WWF. **1/2Austin vs. Al Clinton - Just a squash for Austin to showcase his stuff. Austin in surfer gear just looks wrong. *1/2Austin/Sheik Braddock & Jeff Gaylord vs. Chris Adams, Matt Bourne & Embry - Gaylord had a good look and was for the WWF for a while before they found out he couldn't wrestle. Bourne was Doink the Clown and Big Josh in WCW. He was even in the first Wrestlemania as himself. Chris Adams wife Jeannie left him for Austin both in storyline and real life. She looks JUST like Debra who would also marry Austin. This match is energetic enough because of the number of people involved. **3/4Austin vs. Jimmy James - Bleh match whose sole purpose is to put Austin over. Jimmy James is so non-descript I forgot his name as I was typing this.Austin/Percival Pringle vs. Adams/Chris Von Erich - The story here is when Austin is in it is even or he dominates, but when Pringle (Paul Bearer) is in, his side loses. Typcial WCCW-style match with a hot crowd. ***For a real best of Steve Austin try finding a DVD called Steve Austin (Before They Were Stars). It features many of these matches, PLUS 2 Austin/Jeannie Clark vs. Chris Adams/Toni Adams matches that are really the best of what Austin did in USWA. Still this is pretty good if your a fan of Austin or USWA, but if you're an average wrestling fan feel free to avoid."
Steve Austin Master of Mayhem
scott vodrey | Killeen, TX USA | 01/08/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"These matches were taken from the USWA around 1990. Pretty cool DVD for nostalgia reasons. The only thing i didn't like was that the tag match with Gary Young was cut short, very short. the rest of the video is pretty decent though. note that the crowd is really into the action even during the dull moments. None of the matches are history making, but for the price and to see a little early Steve Austin rookie footage it is very worth it."