John H. Madoyan | Lost Angeles, CA | 04/19/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"What you need to know is this. Paul Alperstein's AWF attempted to become the 3rd national professional wrestling promotion. It started in the mid-90's and matches were contested on a round system, with non-title matches scheduled for three four-minute rounds and all championship matches scheduled for 12-round bouts. The outcome of matches which did not end in a pin fall or submission was decided by the scoring decision of AWF judges at ringside together with the referee. Notable refs were former nwa/wwf/wcw/ecw/etc, bill alfonso and also, current wwe/former wcw ref mickey jay henson.
The roster was filled with wwf & wcw outcasts.....kinda like TNA of today *rimshot*, you had tito santana (1st world champ) & sgt. slaughter as the top faces and guys like greg valentine & bob orton as the top heels. Sprinkled in between were names like koko b. ware, tony atlas, tommy rich, nailz, warlord, tom zenk, johnny gunn and mr. hughes, just to name a few. Commentary was done by mike karch & terry taylor. Backstage post match duties were filled by ken resnick & later chris e.(female) was added. Notable managers were sir oliver humperdink, sheik al-kaissie (general adnan to wwf fans) & rico suave (not the singer)
The show itself gives off a wcw saturday night feel or early tna. I must warn you. Most of the matches are squash matches. This is the way wrestling use to be....very pre-monday night wars. You know when tv wrestling shows were a showcase of the wrestlers repertoire. I mean expect to see guys like ronnie vegas & masked wrestlers like, super invader number x in pink tights. All in all. This is a fun little four disc set. you get to see some wrestling history being made....not necessarily good history, but that's for you to decide. The round system is interesting. Seeing the masked duo of the texas hangman ending round one and sitting in the corner drinking gatorade is a trip."
Awesome Wrestling FUN!
L. A. Johnson | 06/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you liked the type of wrestling that didn't involve skits in the locker room to enhance the storyline then you would love this DVD and wrestling organization. The American Wrestling Federation "Warriors of Wrestling" that ran TV shows in the late nights of the early 90's is great fun. With stars like "The Missouri Tiger" Jeff Gaylord, Hercules, The Texas Hangmen, Michael P.S. Hayes, Chris Adams, Cowboy Bob Orton, Koko B. Ware,"Mr.USA" Tony Atlas, The Warlord, Jim Powers, "Konan 2000" Scott Putski, Tommy Rich, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, Tito Santana, Sgt.Slaughter, The Road Warriors and Nailz...young future stars (at the time anyway) like Ron Powers, The Executioners and more...mixed in with managers Oliver Humperdink, Sheik Adnan Al-Kassie and Bugaloo Brown...and thrown into the mix commentary by Terry Taylor, Nick Resnick and Chris E. This is Awesome Wrestling Fun! The production of this wrestling federation was well funded, so you don't have to expect an indpendent style showcase. This will be a well deserved throwback to true wrestling fans who accept the late 80's and early 90's as the TRUE glory days of wrestling. Everyone had a gimmick and everything was family oriented. I highly suggest this DVD."
Warriors of Wrestling
A. Pierre | Somewheres | 05/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ive bought alot of independent wrestling dvds of late. This set is pretty good if you like quick matches. It features epsiodes of AWF at 46 minutes long. It feature alot of WWE stars like Tito Santana, Sgt.Slaughter, Warlord, etc. They have rounds like in boxing, which is a bit weird. The commentators arent bad at all and on most wrestling dvds, they suck. I notice epsiode 13 on disc 3 does not play at all. They also have wrestlers come in during matches and talk about stuff. I guess they were strapped for time. Overall, a good set of wrestling."