The wrestling industry as we all know is built on storylines and rivalries, so its nice to see that the WWE have honoured those traditions with the latest in their deluxe boxsets. Presented on 3 DVD’s and 2 blu-rays we have a massive selection of some of the greatest matches in recent memory and also some great stuff from the NWA, World Class Championship Wrestling and the original ECW.
The documentary is just short of three hours and is hosted by WWE new girl Renee Young. We have a simple countdown of the 25 Rivalries with Renee popping up now and again. I do prefer generally for the ‘older’ DVD’s to be hosted by a veteran such as Dusty Rhodes or Diamond Dallas Page but credit to Renee she does just fine.
Whilst you can sit there and argue that such and such is better than such and such, all the rivalries are given ample time to show what they were all about. Its terrific to see a bit more blood again in a WWE DVD and the usual suspects are responsible (i.e. a certain Mick Foley amongst others). Also, wrestlers who don’t get the exposure now they deserve are on the discs (Abdullah the Butcher, Bruiser Brody, Magnum TA and others) which is a nice touch and shows the WWE producers just didn’t want to showcase today’s superstars.
Like I said, loads of extras, some great matches and a nice doc round out a really good package. Well worth buying and adding to the collection.
- Starring Andre the Giant Roddy Piper Bret Hart Randy Orton Ric Flair Tully Blanchard
- Distributor WWE Home Video / Fremantle