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WWE Classics Freeview: Royal Rumble 1997 Review

This PPV shows that the WWF was full steam ahead on the Attitude Era by 1997. There was a lot of brawling and rough bumps throughout all the night’s matches. Race and sexuality were the basis of the majority of the angles on the card. There isn’t any blood or female nudity, but those are the only two Attitude staples that aren’t a focus. The show isn’t the strongest, but the Royal Rumble itself is … Read entire article »

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WWE OMG: The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History DVD Review

WWE OMG: The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History DVD Review

I have to give it to the WWE, I’m sure they’re just trying to cash in a little bit on the Botchamania fandom, but this is an interesting DVD compilation. You can make a case for tons and tons of different moments for this list, but they nailed most of the trademark happenings. The four main people highlighted for this set are Steve Austin, Vince McMahon, Mick Foley, and The Undertaker. Each man makes multiple … Read entire article »

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WWF SummerSlam 1998 Review

1998 is the third entry (of 4) into the SummerSlam Review Series. When Vince and Company hit Madison Square Garden for a PPV, it’s always a good time. I was the ripe old age of 12 years old the first time I saw this SummerSlam. It was about the same as I recall, which means it was top heavy, like most WWF shows during this time. Not that the undercard wasn’t stacked in some ways, … Read entire article »

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Counting today, we are four Sundays away from SummerSlam 2011 live from the Los Angeles Staples Center. In honor and anticipation of the event, PINFALL Magazine will be covering four of the most classic SummerSlams in the history of the WWE/WWF. First will be the fabled SummerSlam 92, which took place in Wembley Stadium. England always shows up as far as crowd response goes, and SummerSlam 1992 may have been their best showing of all. …

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Overall I’m disappointed with this collection. I’m not going to go through particular matches that were left off, but having so many Free-TV selections felt like a rip-off. WWE television doesn’t make for DVD-worthy wrestling (often). The whole set is lopsided, as all the great matches are front-loaded on the first disc. The Rey Mysterio/Matt Striker interview that takes place in between the matches on this DVD adds a lot. If there were similar interviews …

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WWE Greatest Cage Matches of All Time DVD Review

To start off, this DVD was much more enjoyable than the WCW Nitro DVD (review here). I’m not overly into cage matches, but I love how this DVD was just match after match. They could have played up all the events leading to every match, but instead of wasting valuable disc space, they fed the wolves their wrestling. This DVD has a bit of an advantage on WCW, as there are so many eras/acts to … Read entire article »

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WWE Presents: The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro DVD Set

The title of the DVD is misleading. Sure, some of the best moments/matches from WCW Monday Nitro are on this DVD, but really it’s just a History of Nitro DVD. The people on the cover are the ones you’ll see in every match, so if you don’t enjoy their work, you know what to do. I feel like this is all a part of Vince’s Anit-WCW lifestyle. He wanted this to represent what was wrong … Read entire article »

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