Launch into the 1990?s as WWE?s WrestleMania becomes firmly established as the signature event in all of sports-entertainment. See Hulk Hogan take on the Ultimate Warrior in a title vs. title match of epic proportions at ... more »WrestleMania VI. Witness the unforgettable retirement match between the Warrior and "Macho Man" Randy Savage at WrestleMania VII, and Hulk Hogan?s farewell match at WrestleMania VIII. Watch as the Hulkster does the impossible and wins the WWE Championship one year later at WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden. WrestleMania is here to stay, and this collection of the early 1990?s editions will show you why!« less
"I waited a long time for the WWE to release WrestleMania I-XIV on DVD. I must say that overall I was not disappointed. Each WrestleMania is shown in its entirety (with the exception of WrestleMania XI). The WrestleMania DVDs show the original television broadcasts. I owned just about every WrestleMania in their original VHS format. The older tapes of the shows they released were heavily edited in order to fit the program on one cassette. They even edited some matches to make them shorter. The only way you could see all these matches in their entirety was to watch the original television broadcasts ... until now!
Now, here is what is what is wrong with the DVD sets:
-Entrance music for a lot of Superstars is dubbed over with crappy, generic music so the WWE would not have to pay royalties to use these songs. -Any verbal reference to WWF is edited out -WrestleMania XIV-X8 blurs out the WWF scratched logo -The Salt N' Pepper performance at WrestleMania XI was completely taken out so the WWE would not have to pay them royalties -There are no extra features whatsoever ... just the event itself for every WrestleMania
I hated that all this great entrance music was taken out. The edited out the entrance music to Slick's "Jive Soul Bro," HillBilly Jim's "Country Boy," Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Demolition, Big Boss Man's "Hard Time," and Ric Flair's original entrance music to name just a few. I really miss "Jive Soul Bro!" I would have shelled out more dough for these DVDs if they ensured all the old theme music was included. The blurred out WWF scratched logo is annoying but bearable.
Personally, I only purchased the first three box sets of WrestleMania I-XV because I already owned WresteMania XV-21 on DVD. If you would prefer to own copies without all the WWF references edited out, I recommend you do the same and try to buy the original WresteleMania DVD releases off of Amazon or eBay for XV-21. Plus, you miss out on a ton of DVD extras that the original DVD releases are packed with.
Regardless of the gigs I give this box set, I highly recommend to add these DVDs to your collection if you are a professional wrestling fan. Every single match and interview is shown in its entirety. Plus, it is the only way you will get these classic WrestleMania's in DVD format."
From "The Ultimate Challenge" To "10 Years In The Making"
D.P. | California | 09/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Now I'll be honest, I didn't buy the DVD set (I have the WM 1-13 VHS set from almost 10 years ago) so I don't know what's been edited or changed as far as theme music or anything of that nature.
WrestleMania 6 - The Ultimate Challege was the first international WrestleMania and was a very unique WrestleMania as there was a main event that was never seen or done before on many levels & also another attempt of a new era in the WWF without Hogan as it's champion. Standout matches include Tag Team Champions Andre & Haku vs. Demolition (only because it was Andre's last in-ring appearence), Brutus Beekcake vs. Mr. Perfect, Roddy Piper vs. Bad News Brown (for those who like brawls), Dusty Rhodes & Sapphire vs. Randy Savage & Sherri, Jake Roberts vs. Ted Dibiase, and the Title vs. Title match between WWF Champion Hulk Hogan & I.C. Champion Ultimate Warrior in a rare "good guy vs. good guy" match were the crowd was split between the two & was Hogan's first clean pinfall loss since his return to WWF in '83.
WrestleMania 7 - This was most memorable as WWF's attempt to capitalize on the Gulf War in Iraq through the main event storyline & the theme "Stars & Stripes Forever". The standout matches here were Tag Team Champions Hart Foundation (in their last PPV match) vs. Nasty Boys, Undertaker vs. Jimmy Snuka (only because this began Taker's undefeated streak), Ultimate Warrior vs. Randy Savage in a retirement match and the aftermath that had everyone in the arena crying, Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect vs. Big Boss Man (with the last PPV appearence of Andre The Giant), Virgil vs. Ted Dibiase, and WWF Champion Sgt. Slaughter vs. Hulk Hogan.
WrestleMania 8 - WWF's first ever attempt at the "double main event" & this event had a lot of short average matches, some comedic standouts, and the exit of Hulk Hogan, the elevation of Sid as a monster heel, & the return of the Ultimate Warrior (all of which didn't last long). Standout matches here were Tito Santana vs. Shawn Michaels (the beginning of his singles career), Intercontinental Champion Roddy Piper vs. Bret Hart, and WWF Champion Ric Flair vs. Randy Savage.
WrestleMania 9 - WWF went to Las Vegas for this one & back in time to the roman days at Ceasar's Palace with many memorable moments such as Hogan's last WM appearence for almost a decade, the debut of Jim Ross (in a toga), and the entrances of Savage & Heenan. Standout matches were Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels vs. Tatanka, Steiner Bros vs. Headshrinkers, Tag Team Champions Money Inc. vs. Hogan & Beefcake, and Mr. Perfect vs. Lex Luger.
WrestleMania 10 - WWF went back to Madison Square Garden with this 10 year anniversary (eventhough WM11 technically would have been the 10 year anniversary) show featuring highlights from the previous WM's throughout the night. The standout matches here were Bret vs. Owen, Randy Savage vs. Crush in a Falls Count Anywhere match (Savage's last WM appearence), the Intercontinental Ladder match between HBK & Razor Ramon, and WWF Champion Yokozuna vs. Bret Hart with Roddy Piper as the referee.
This set of WrestleMania's were a step below the first five but better than the next 5. I would say this is section is for old school fans of the early '90's."
Sandra A. Gingras | 10/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Koko B.Ware vs Rick "The Model" Martel Tito Santana vs The Barbarian Jim Duggan vs Dino Bravo The Hart Foundation vs The Bolsheviks Brutus Beefcake vs Mr Perfect Hercules vs Earthquake "Rowdy" Roddy Piper vs Bad News Brown The Rockers vs The Orient Express Big Boss Man vs Akeem Jake "The Snake" Roberts vs Ted DiBiase "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire vs "Macho King" Randy Savage and Queen Sherri WWF Tag Team Championship - The Colossal Connection vs Demolition Hulk Hogan vs Ultimate Warrior wwf intercontinental and world title on the line wrestlemania 7 The Rockers vs The Barbarian and Haku Texas Tornado vs Dino Bravo The British Bulldog vs The Warlord The Nasty Boys vs The Hart Foundation Blindfold Match - Jake "The Snake" Roberts vs Rick "The Model" Martel The Undertaker vs Jimmy Snuka Career Ending Match - The Ultimate Warrior vs Randy Savage Genichiro Tenryu and Koji Kitao vs Demolition The Big Boss Man vs Curt Hennig Earthquake vs Greg "The Hammer" Valentine The Legion of Doom vs Power and Glory Virgil vs Ted DiBiase The Mountie vs Tito Santana WWF Championship - Hulk Hogan vs Sgt. Slaughter wrestlemania 8 Shawn Michaels vs Tito Santana The Undertaker vs Jake "The Snake" Roberts Bret Hart vs champion "Rowdy" Roddy Piper Virgil/Big Boss Man/Jim Duggan/Sgt. Slaughter vs Repo Man/Mountie/The Nasty Boys Randy "Macho Man" Savage vs Ric Flair Tatanka vs Rick Martel The Natural Disasters vs Money Inc. Owen Hart vs Skinner Hulk Hogan vs Sid Justice two people make surprise appearances wrestlemania 9 Intercontinental Championship - Tatanka vs Shawn Michaels Steiner brothers vs The Headshrinkers Doink the Clowns vs Crush Razor Ramon vs Bob Backlund World Tag Team Championships - Money, Inc.vs The MegaManiacs Lex Luger vs Mr. Perfect The Undertaker vs Giant Gonzales World Heavyweight Championship - Yokozuna vs Bret Hart World Heavyweight Championship - Hulk Hogan vs Yokozuna wrestlemania 10 Dark Match (not shown on PPV)- The Heavenly Bodies defeated The Bushwhackers not sure if included Owen Hart vs Bret Hart Bam Bam Bigelow and Luna Vachon vs Doink the Clown and Dink Falls Count Anywhere Match - Randy Savage vs Crush Women's Championship - Alundra Blayze vs Leilani Kai Blayze Men on a Mission vs The Quebecers World Heavyweight Championship, Guest Referee Mr. Perfect - Yokozuna vs Lex Luger
Earthquake vs Adam Bomb Intercontinental Championship title unification Ladder Match - Razor Ramon vs Shawn Michaels World Heavyweight Championship, Guest Referee Roddy Piper - Bret Hart vs Yokozuna"
From the Ultimate Challenge at Wrestlemania VI to Ladders at
Scotty 2 Hotty 24 | Back Woods, GEORGIA | 03/15/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This set is one of my favorites from the Wrestlemania anthology collection. This collection holds some of the most memorable and great matches and moments throughout Wrestlemania'a long history.
Wrestlemania VI - Wrestlemania's first international event that for the first time Wrestlemania hosted from Toronto. It held the Ultimate Challenge as the Intercontinental Champion The Ulimate Warrior battled the WWF Champion Hulk Hogan in a rare "Face vs. Face" main event match. Where the crowd was seemingly split right down the middle. The event also hosted the last Wrestlemania match for the legendary Andre the Giant where he teamed up with Haku to face Demolition for the Tag Team Titles. Other standout matches include Mr. Perfect vs. Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, Roddy Piper vs. Bad News Brown, Jake "The Snake" Roberts vs. Ted Dibiase, & a Mixed Tag Team Match between Randy Savage & Sensational Sherri vs. Dusty Rhodes & Sapphire with Miss Elizabeth in their corner.
Wrestlemania VII - This year, Wrestlemania attempted to use the Gulf War in Iraq for their advantage as the WWF put Hulk Hogan(USA) challenging the WWF Champion Sgt. Slaughter(Iraq). But the match of the night that stole the show was the Retirement Match between the "Macho King" Randy Savage and the Ultimate Warrior where we saw the reunion of Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth. Undertaker also making his debut at Wrestlemania against Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka where it began the Undertaker's WM Undefeated Streak. Another standout match is The Hart Foundation vs. The Nasty Boys for the Tag Team Titles. Also the last Wrestlemania appearence for the 8th Wonder of the World, Andre the Giant.
Wrestlemania VIII - Wrestlemania's first attempt at a double main event as "The Real World's Champion" Ric Flair defends his WWF Championship against Randy "Macho Man" Savage. And in the second main event we see the "Sycho" Sid Justice battling Hulk Hogan where the Ultimate Warrior made his return. We also see the first one on one match up between Bret Hart and Rowdy Roddy Piper for the Intercontinental Title. Also Shawn Michaels faces Tito Santana where Shawn's singles career & also becoming the "Heartbreak Kid" started and evolved.
Wrestlemania IX - Wrestlemania goes back in time to the Roman and Caesar days where for the first and only time Wrestlmania hosted from Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace. We see the debut of Good Ol' Jim Ross (in a toga) and to mention Randy Savage's and Bobby Heenan's outrageous entrances at this Wrestlemania. Hulk Hogan's return and his last WM appearence in almost a decade. Three outstanding matches include Shawn Michaels vs. Tatanka for the Intercontinenatl Title, The Steiner Brothers vs. The Headshrinkers, and Lex Luger vs. Mr. Perfect. I also think the staredown between the Undertaker and the Giant Gonzales is a thing to see.
Wrestlemania X - Wrestlemania returns to Madison Square Garden for it's 10th year anniversary. The Ladder Match makes it's WM debut here as Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon battles for the Undisputed Intercontinental Title. The first one on one meeting between the brothers, Bret and Owen Hart. Randy Savage in his last WM match as he faces Crush in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. And Bret Hart vs. Yokozuna for the WWF Title with "Hot Rod" Rowdy Roddy Piper as the special referee.
Overall, this is a good set from the Wresrlemania Anthology. We see many, many memorbale matches here that includes the Ultimate Challenge between Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage vs. the Ultimate Warrior in a Retirement Match, Bret Hart vs. Roddy Piper for the IC Title, Undertaker's WM debut, and the first ever Ladder Match at a WM."
WM Anthology Vol 2 - "10 Years In The Making"
Epps | Gloversville, NY United States | 11/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At last, here it is. Every WrestleMania to date. Volume 2 features WrestleMania's 6-10. They are on 5 separate discs, the first 2 of which are double sided, & all appear to be in their entirety. On the plus side, there is very little visual editing, except a few signs here & there that actually say "WWF". Logos however are not blurred. Another plus - Jesse Ventura's commentary is in tact. However, no WW'E' disc these days would be complete without some kinda editing though, & most here is in the audio area, in particular entrance music. Demolition, Akeem, Big Bossman, & Jimmy Snuka (I think that's it) all have their music replaced with generic guitar riffs, & Howard Finkle's announcing is redone for those particular guys, making it sound more like a video game announcer.
There are some incredible moments in this WrestleMania set that still sent shivers down my spine, & I'd like to share some of those moments: WrestleMania VI - I was a huge fan of Demolition & the Ultimate Warrior. Demolition winning the Tag Title for the 3rd time & the epic Title for Title match still give me goosebumps. WrestleMania VII - Another Warrior moment (& more shivers) in the Retirement Match vs Randy Savage. WrestleMania VIII - Bret Hart vs Roddy Piper almost made me cry, along with Randy Savage recapturing the Heavyweight Title, & the brief return if the Warrior to help the 'retiring' Hulk Hogan from a 2 sided attack. WrestleMania IX - Honestly, not too much sticks out here. I was actually hoping Yokozuna would hold the title for a little longer than the few seconds that he did. WrestleMania X - Bret Hart pulls double duty, putting on an amazing match against his brother to open the event, & a Heavyweight Title win to close the event, plus the amazing Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Title.
In all, I can't complain. Entrance music editing aside, these were very nicely done. Quite highly recommended."