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NXT Greatest Matches: Volume 1

NXT Greatest Matches blu-rayOver the last four years NXT, WWE’s ‘super-indie’ (to quote Jim Smallman of Progress Wrestling and the Tuesday Night Jaw podcast), has gone from being a training ground for stars of the future to one of the most respected and interesting wrestling brands or promotions in its own right.

Taking a lot of the conventions of the independent wrestling scene and marrying it to WWE’s big budget look and highly formatted approach has created something different to both, that now not only allows new WWE performers to learn their craft but is providing a new route for already established indie stars to transition to the somewhat different ‘WWE style’ of wrestling and (whisper it) sports entertainment.

With all that in mind WWE have put out a DVD/Blu-ray collection of highlight matches charting NXT’s development from the crowning of their first champion in August 2012 to their Takeover: Respect event in October 2015. Most sets like this WWE release would be described as a mixed bag, but here is a solid collection of more than 8 hours at least good and predominantly pretty great matches, as has become NXT’s stock in trade.

Dusty Rhodes, Seth Rollins and Triple H

Dusty Rhodes, Seth Rollins and Triple H

The first disc charts the brands evolution from internet based show watched by a handful through the arrival of the WWE Network and up beginnings of NXT’s evolution into its own entity.

So we see a few matches from Seth Rollins that show just why he was to become the star he now he is. His championship match with Big E Langston may be the better of the two here but the tournament final for the first championship with Jinder Mahal is, of course, the more historically significant.

With this we also see Bray Wyatt, before he made it to the ‘main roster’, in a match with Chris Jericho that is again interesting. Notable in these early matches is the commentary team led by ‘JR’ Jim Ross and often featuring William Regal, that is exceptional and really serves to elevate and highlight all the performers strong points – if only the commentary on Monday Night Raw and the monthly WWE specials would do the same!

One of the most talked about early NXT matches, that set the reputation not only for the brand but for one its stars who came in from the indies is included, as Sami Zayn (who some say previously performed under a mask as El Generico) goes to war with Antonio Cesaro in a 2-out-of-3 falls match that is fantastic.

Sami Zayn and Antonio Cesaro

Zayn with the Koji Clutch on Cesaro

Zayn is the performer who’s path most tracks alongside NXT’s so we see him develop with his journey to the NXT championship in a classic against Adrian Neville and the renewal of his storied feud with Kevin Owens in a brutal show stealer. As I write this Zayn’s time in NXT has recently culminated with a match destined for Volume 2 of this collection (should it happen) as he tore the house down in Dallas against a debuting Shinsuke Nakamura.

Alongside the story of Sami Zayn we get potentially the even more influential story of NXT, its Women’s Division. While WWE was still mostly focusing on models ‘wrestling’ under the banner Divas, NXT was breaking this mold with some of the best female wrestlers in the world, including one as their lead trainer, leading to the revolution of the form that has come to the main shows at with the return of the WWE Women’s Championship at Wrestlemania 32.

Here we get the beginnings of this with Paige and Emma clashing for the NXT Women’s Championship followed by the emergence of the ‘Four Horsewomen of NXT’ Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch and Bayley (the last of which is essentially a female Sami Zayn within NXT).

The Four Horsewomen at Takeover: Brooklyn

The Four Horsewomen at Takeover: Brooklyn

Disc one features classics pitting Charlotte against Natalya Neidhart and the Horsewomen squaring off in a Fatal-4-Way match for the championship, before on the second disc we see the Sasha Banks and Bayley feud highlighted with their show stealing performance from Takeover: Brooklyn that even eclipsed that night’s main event between indie heroes Finn Balor and Kevin Owens.

Disc 2 of the Blu-ray set sees NXT grow into an internationally touring brand as we see the Florida based show move out to the Arnold Classic sports expo, Wrestlemania 31 in San Jose, Beast in the East in Tokyo and Takeover: Brooklyn.

With this the third generation of stars come to the fore with Owens and Balor squaring off in a Japanese classic, Hideo Itami showing his credentials in San Jose and the aforementioned face off between Sasha Banks and Bayley in Brooklyn.

Finn Balor at Beast In The East

Finn Balor at Beast In The East

As well as the string of great matches we get an insight into the show from not only the wrestlers but the man leading the show, former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and heir apparent to the WWE as a whole, Triple H, aka Paul Levesque.

These are an interesting set of largely out of character talking heads that shed a light on the organic approach taken to NXT’s development and the apparent surprise and genuine appreciation for its growing popularity.

Notable here as well is the respect shown to the late Dusty Rhodes who seemed to steer the NXT ship in its early days and lay a lot of the groundwork for what it is now. As a parting gift from The American Dream, they don’t come much better or more suitable given his long-held hard-working, common man character.

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn

Owens and Zayn continue their epic feud

The Blu-ray comes with five bonus matches which, while more curios than essentials, are all at least very good and its nice to see CM Punk and Kassius Ohno (aka Chris Hero) featured given their less than great relationships with WWE today and the chance to see Corey Graves in the ring before his concussion issues is also appreciated.

While many of the matches contained here are available on the WWE Network, what this collection does, and does well, is present a potted history of NXT and its best moments in one easy to find place. Along with that are the early matches not currently available elsewhere which make this a real must own for fans of the brand, and especially fans of British wrestler William Regal as his last televised match (a stormer with Antonio Cesaro) is also included.

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Wilko Johnson – Live at Koko

Wilko Johnson - live at koko dvdI will admit its taken me a while to get around to watching The Wilko Johnson Band’s Live At Koko DVD but, having seen him live on the same tour, literally inches away from me at The Fermain Tavern, some distance and perspective was needed.

In this case that distance and perspective has given the concert something else as well.

Recorded during Wilko’s farewell tour soon after his diagnosis with terminal cancer the guitarist was riding a wave of not only publicity but also a new-found appreciation for his work.

A year and a bit later, long after doctors predicted his death, things seem to be looking up for Wilko, but it is clear here that regardless of the situation, a lot of the out pouring of energy from the crowd is genuine, much as it was when Wilko visited Guernsey making this concert a great celebration.

Onto the set itself, while the crowd explode for pretty much every move and gesture Wilko makes it does take a few songs for the band to warm up, I would suggest this might down to the extra pressure of being on film and the other circumstances, however once they get rolling, and they hit a couple of Dr. Feelgood numbers, this soon passes.

Wilko Johnson

Wilko Johnson

On the reasonable sized stage of Koko, Wilko is given free rein to do his ‘skittering’ motion and he moves around with impressive speed for a man of his age and genuinely seems elated at the response he is receiving from the crowd which he uses to drive the show.

While Wilko is buzzing about the stage Norman Watt-Roy spends most of the show rooted in front of his Trace Elliot stack lost in a reverie as his fingers dance over “the old faith ‘n’ grace”.

When he does need to he moves forward for his backing vocals and solos but mostly he gives Wilko space, but none the less his playing is excellent and engaging just through seeing how intimately connected he is with his instrument. The audience even get a few “Norman, Norman” chants in as well, showing there is respect and admiration for more than just Johnson.

Drummer Dylan Howe is his usual tight self, adding a jazzy flavour where he can to the fairly straight R’n’B beats that Johnson’s music requires and, while his drum solo isn’t the best I’ve heard, it still serves its purpose and probably felt a lot better if you were actually there – drum solos often work better that way in my experience.

Wilko with Alison Moyet

Wilko with Alison Moyet

The setlist mixes Wilko’s ‘solo’ numbers with classics from his time with Dr. Feelgood and it is those that get the biggest reaction and, while Johnson’s voice is a far cry from Lee Brilleaux’s it really is his guitar that is the star of the show and his unique choppy style is showcased excellently both in the sound mix and the film editing.

The filming of the show is interesting, if not entirely successful. With a bit of a sense of trying to have lo-fi edge there are moments where it harks back to the punk footage of the late 70s and early 80s, which actually suits the music quite well, but it never seems to commit to totally wanting to be that basic or trying to be a slick bigger budget concert movie. That is just a quibble though as director Harry Stein still does a good job of capturing the spirit and energy of the show.

Norman Watt-Roy

Norman Watt-Roy

For the encore the band are joined by Alison Moyet for a couple of songs and her and Wilko have a great chemistry that surprisingly, other than the recent work with Roger Daltrey, actually brings something of the old Feelgood dynamic back.

Ending the set on an extended Johnny B. Goode/Bye Bye Johnny may be a fairly standard thing for Wilko, but its clear here that the emotion of the event gets to both him and the audience as they all sing and play their hearts out in a reverie of, no doubt mixed, emotions.

After the emotional high of Bye Bye Johnny the band end the set on Twenty Yards Behind that is easy to overlook but ends things on a R’n’B high and, had this been Wilko’s recorded send off, would have been a great way to bow out – thankfully though, as I said earlier, there has been more music and hopefully more still to come making this a great record of a great show under genuinely unique circumstances.

Extra Features

Wilko JohnsonWhile the concert clocks in at around an hour and a half the extra content is about its equal in duration, primarily taken up with an interview with Wilko recorded backstage at the Koko.

Across the hour and a bit Wilko takes us through his life story, of course focusing on Dr. Feelgood, The Blockheads and his solo work, but also his life before becoming a professional musician and his more recent extra curricular interests.

What is really striking in this is what a remarkable polymath he is, with an evidently genuine love of Milton and Shakespeare, alongside having been what you could only call a hippie at the tail end the 60s, but underneath it all the time there being this love of rock ‘n’ roll and the blues that we get to see on stage.

Wilko Johnson playing guitar on stage with Dr FeelgoodThis interview works really well as a companion to Zoe Howe’s book on Wilko, Looking Back At Me, Julien Temple’s Oil City Confidential and, alongside the concert footage (both the main feature and the older clips in the extras) makes this DVD an excellent record of Wilko, both on and off stage.

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Iron Maiden – Maiden England ’88 (DVD)

Maiden England '88Over the last few years, between new albums, Iron Maiden have delved into their back catalogue to resurrect certain eras from their past and have released the corresponding contemporary shows on DVD to go with them.

The latest in this series, following on from 2004’s compilation and documentary The Early Years and 2008’s Live After Death re-issue, is Maiden England ’88, documenting the band’s tour off the back of the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son album, with a show recorded live at the Birmingham NEC.

Disc one features an extended edition of the show with three extra encore tracks compared to what was originally released on VHS in 1989.

The set list is a mixed bag as this is clearly a tour in support of an album, so it leans heavily on material from Seventh Son, though this is no bad thing as its one of their strongest albums. Aside from this we get a selection of greatest hits from the bands early albums so we have Running Free, Number of the Beast, The Trooper, et al, which makes for a nice mix that captures the band in their five-piece, 1980s, heyday.

Bruce Dickinson - Seventh Son Tour 1988While the set list is a blinder the actual shooting of the show leaves a lot to be desired. What we find out in the accompanying documentary is that Maiden linchpin, bassist and band leader, Steve Harris, wasn’t entirely satisfied with the Live After Death tape so took it upon himself to direct and edit this film in a style he thought more represented the fans experience of the show.

While this may be the case, what it leaves us with is a lot of low angle shots of the band and, for the time it was made, a large number of hand held shots that show the limitations of the technology in the mid-80s and have a feel of almost being home video.

Iron Maiden 1988As well as this, the ‘fans-eye view’ of most of the gig leaves the stage and backdrop almost hidden meaning the show lacks something that has always been essential to Maiden’s live shows as the stage always helps tell the story of the show alongside the band.

So, despite a great set list and the band’s ever-excellent performance, the video feels unfortunately amateurish in places and lacks something of the sense of scale that has been the band’s calling card since The Number of the Beast.

In contrast the three bonus tracks seem to have been put together more recently as the editing is crisper and demonstrates more of the sense of scale and energy missing from the rest of the show, which at least leaves Disc 1 on a high.

Seventh Son tourDisc 2 of the set features part 3 in a series of documentaries on the history of the band and is an interesting view of the years around Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son as the band, burned out by a huge worldwide tour, reignited with a plan to make an elaborate concept album and (shock, horror) add some synths to their musical palette.

While this is interesting, and acts to continue the story of the previous DVD sets, I couldn’t help but think it would have been nice to maybe have more on the actual production of the albums – although I do get the impression the way Maiden make records is very workman like, so maybe this wouldn’t have been as interesting as some album making ofs.

Bruce DickensonThe second documentary, contemporaneous to Maiden England’s original release in 1989, takes us on a trip through the band’s first 12 years, largely told by Harris but with input from most of the other band members and is an interesting insight into the world of metal in the late 70s and early 80s as we see the view from the ‘toilet venues’ to the arenas of North America.

In the end, while the live film lacks something compared to some of the Maiden’s other efforts, it is still invigorating thanks to the excellent, if somewhat off centre, set list, while the documentaries both give an insight into the world of Iron Maiden then and in retrospect which, for fans of the band, is always going to be an interesting watch.

And, like all the best music films, this made me sing along and pick up my guitar.

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Fist of Fun – Series 1

17 years after the event I’ve finally got hold of the first series of Fist of Fun on DVD, but could it live up to my memories?

I clearly remember watching Fist of Fun during my early secondary school days when it was broadcast on BBC2 and it filled an area of my TV memory alongside the likes of The Glam Metal Detectives, Friday Night Armistice and The Day Today.

Since then I had always wondered what happened to Fist of Fun as, while it got a second series and a follow-up show (TMWRNJ, or This Morning With Richard Not Judy), it was never repeated and, as such, was very hard to find copies of online.

So it was with some excitement that I received my copies of the DVD release of the show that came about thanks to its masterminds, Stewart Lee and Richard Herring, and the DVD production company Go Faster Stripe, who have been releasing less mainstream comedians works for a few years now.

Lee and Herring (well, actually Herring and Lee)

Upon starting it up all was familiar, the set of a seemingly industrial basement, Peter Baynham’s (now a Hollywood scriptwriter) self titled character in a bedsit in the corner and the characters of Lee and Herring compering a show of their stand up and sketches along with various asides with different levels of surrealism and absurdity.

As always with something like this, returning to it with such fond memories was always going to be a bit of a gamble, and certainly there was stuff here I had mis-remembered (in particular appearances by ‘Rod Hull’, though I understand they will come in the second series) but in general it was as good as I had remembered and, despite a couple of duff sketches, generally held up to my memories and expectations.

The Actor Kevin Eldon as Simon Quinlank

In general terms the series falls in with a group of similar shows that seemed to typified mid-90s comedy, pre The Fast Show, with one-off sketches delivered by something approaching an ensemble cast with no particular thread and different things each week.

A few of the sketches here which really work very well are Simon Quinlank (the hobbies expert) and the story of Pestilence of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse taking a job as a milkman.

This type of show seems to have disappeared from out screens now as panel games and more fast show inspired repetitive sketch comedy fills the schedules, but I’m happy to say that Fist of Fun lives up to my youthful memories of it and captures a brand of comedy that mixes Monty Python, 80s alternative comedy and what has come since in one package acting as something of a comedy crossroads that certainly deserves more recognition than a little remembered footnote it seems to have become.

Extra Features

A more recent Lee and Herring

While the series itself is, of course, the main part of this DVD set – it also comes along with two and a half discs of extras exploring the work and men behind the series.

For starters each episode has at least one commentary which are clearly recorded by Lee and Herring on their first watch of the shows possibly since the mid-90s which adds a real dynamic to them which matches my feelings of watching the episodes as well as providing some interesting facts about the making of the show and some other stories totally unrelated to the show, but that’s the sort of thing that makes a good commentary for me.

Following on from the commentaries we join Lee and Herring sitting down to go through Richard’s extensive collection of old scripts and magazine and paper cuttings tracing the story of the duo’s early years from university to the getting on TV which does give something of an insight into what led to their mid-90s TV work.

Related directly to the series, there is also the studio rushes from the recording of four of the six episodes which really fall into the category of ‘for the completest’ as they are essentially the unedited shows as they were recorded, though they do contain a few lost gems in the form of sketches that didn’t make the final cut but are still entertaining.

On top of all of this we get an hour-long live show clearly based on Fist of Fun, though not titled such due to copyright reasons, that does a very good job of replicating the feel of the show while also demonstrating Lee and Herring’s live work.

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ECW: Unreleased Vol. 1

WWE keep up the high standard of their output from the “land of the extreme” with this ‘first’ compilation of matches from the now defunct, but still ground breaking, promotion.

For a pro-wrestling fan of my particular vintage the output of the original Extreme Championship Wrestling holds a certain special place in my heart and memory.

The promotion’s run, from 1994 to 2001, is the sort of thing people like me always remember the first time they saw it – for me it was flicking through Sky TV late one night and see a guy coming to the ring holding a ‘Singapore cane’, smoking a cigarette and drinking a beer, that was The Sandman and his appearance was followed by a recap of the feud between Tommy Dreamer and Raven (both of whom have since been firm favourites of mine in the ‘squared circle’).

So all that said I was very much looking forward to this DVD collection.

Hosted by Joey Styles (who it’s always nice to hear/see) the disc spans the promotions six-and-a-bit years of extreme with a few genuinely rarely seen matches.

‘The Franchise’ Shane Douglas

Things start out though with the often seen birth of ECW with Shane Douglas throwing down the NWA World Championship, but we also here get to see his whole match with 2 Cold Scorpio which really shows ‘The Franchise’ and the man who would be Flash Funk in their prime.

Moving on from there we are treated to a break neck ride through ECW’s rough and ready early years spanning the mayhem that made the company famous with Tommy Dreamer’s first televised match with Raven to Shane Douglas taking on Cactus Jack. Alongside this we get the a couple of more technical style classics featuring future legends like Chris Jericho and Eddie Guerrero.

Rob Van Dam and Sabu (with Bill Alfonso)

It’s disc two where things really hit their stride as ECW’s own big names come to the fore with Sabu, RVD, Taz and Jerry Lynn all making appearances and showing quite how much the Attitude era of WWE lifted straight from ECW, right down to some very familiar spots in the Sabu/RVD vs The Eliminators match that Hardy Boyz fans would no doubt recognise.

It’s in these matches that we get to see ECW in its prime as the technical and hardcore styles combine to create some truly exceptional and original bouts particularly RVD vs Jerry Lynn and then Taz vs Shane Douglas which kicks off disc three.

Disc three takes us through the promotions final years with some classic insane spot fests from Mike Awesome vs Masato Tanaka and Rhino vs The Sandman, which demonstrate another style of match WWE would adopt in the early 2000s.

The highlight of disc three, and possibly the whole set though, is the full story of how the ECW world title ended up being defended on Smackdown and then returned to ECW to be worn by Tommy Dreamer.

The Sandman and Rhino

These matches may be short and not the best they sum up something that seems unique as WWE helps out ECW in the face of WCW buying out wrestlers as the Monday Night Wars came to an end (though I’m sure this is history as written by the victors as WWE is equally as guilty of poaching some big names at bad times).

While there are some glaring omissions here, namely no Dudley Boyz and not nearly enough Raven and Sandman for my liking, and the whole set features some poorly overlaid entrance music (RVD not entering to Walk by Pantera just feels strange and The Sandman really does need Enter Sandman playing for his entrance to make sense), it is in general a great set that stands up to previous sets The Rise and Fall of ECW and The Most Extreme Matches.

The ‘Vol. 1’ in the title also hints that this is only the first of several similar releases which I hope we do get to see as this set is at once both brilliantly nostalgic and contains some genuinely great wrestling matches.

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You Think You Know Me: The Story of Edge

WWE presents an in-depth look at the career of one of its stand out stars of the last 15 years with an honesty not often found in the pro-wrestling business.

With the sudden news the night after Wrestlemania XXVII in April of 2011 that the WWE’s World Heavyweight Champion was being forced to retire due to a neck injury, it was hard to know how to react, and how the WWE itself would react.

For the previous decade Edge had been a major player in the WWE ring and had risen to be the lead performer on its Smackdown brand, feuding with the greats and the up and comers and putting on great performances night after night, and, while he may never have become a household name like The Rock of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Edge certainly carried on the stellar work they began in the so-called ‘Attitude Era’ and acted as a bridge to the new, more ‘PG-13’ era of WWE programming.

Well its safe to say that this DVD (or Blu-ray) set shows that the WWE does indeed appreciate the work done by Edge as they have created what is certainly one of their best documentaries to date, probably running a close second to The Rise and Fall of ECW.

The main reason that the main documentary film of this set is as good as the previous ECW one is the same; the fourth wall of pro-wrestling is allowed to be broken, particularly by Edge, or Adam as we learn he prefers to be called, as he discusses his life long association with the ‘sport’ from being a young Hulkamaniac to saying goodbye live on Monday Night Raw the night after Wrestlemania.

This is an astonishingly frank and open approach from the WWE, which also includes comments from many current WWE performers and even a new interview with former WWE wrestler Rhyno who broke into pro-wrestling along with Edge and Christian.

While a few things are glossed over, or somewhat one-sided (some comment from the Hardy Boyz or Dudleys would have added some more context to some events where Edge is painted as the ‘good guy’ and, particularly Matt Hardy, comes across as the ‘bad guy’ in a real life situation) most of the talk about the personal/professional life crossovers that really made Edge’s name as he moved to main event status are, for a WWE documentary, remarkably balanced.

The other thing that impressed me was the fact that we were allowed to hear and see things from Edges pre-WWE days on the indie circuit including talk of previous gimmicks and how the matches he and Christian used to put on were put together were planned and staged.

While this is something WWE has always been more open about than some other wrestling organisations, it is always nice to hear and adds something to the documentary which lends much of the rest of it a sense of truth as well.

Away from the documentary we are treated to a selection of Edge’s matches which add credence to the comment made in the documentary that “Edge never had a bad match”.

Even the matches from WWE’s sometimes troubled era before C.M. Punk’s ‘pipebomb’ promo in early summer 2011 are of a higher order than most of the rest of the company’s output at the time, and it speaks volumes for Edge’s ability that the matches span styles (although there is a lot of the expected TLC gimmickry) and opponents from Rey Mysterio to Kane and Big Show showing the versatility of his performances.

The highlights of these bonus matches to me are the ones from the middle era of Edge’s solo career featuring Matt Hardy, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker and the only match missing from this set for me is the one from Wrestlemania 22 against Mick Foley and featuring a flaming table.

And because I mentioned it above and it is something special, here’s the Edge vs Mick Foley match:

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WWE – The Best of King of the Ring

WWE present a flawed but still fascinating look back at their King of the Ring tournaments and pay-per-view shows on this new DVD collection.

Reviewing anything to do the ‘sport’ of professional wrestling is always a challenge due to the very nature of the product itself, but that said I’m going to have a go with the new Best of King of the Ring DVD set and I promise I’ll try not to be too much of a ‘smart mark’ about it.

The King of the Ring is a championship title in WWE (formerly the WWF) that has been awarded on and off for the best part of 30 years on a semi-occasional basis following a “single elimination tournament” traditionally held all at the same event.

This DVD set mentions but glosses over the first run of the events as these went largely un-televised and this is the first disappointing thing about the collection. Some of the early winners include bone fide pro-wrestling legends like Harley Race, Randy Savage and Ted DiBiase and the chance to relive some of their matches would certainly have been welcome.

The DVD starts with the first pay-per-view version of the event in 1993 with the tournament final featuring another true legend, Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart, going up against Bam Bam Bigelow in a reasonable match which plays with the psychology of the 3 matches in one night well and really sets up the title of King of the Ring as being something that genuinely matter (within the world of the WWF).

Also from the 1993 event we get the WWF Championship match which sees champion Hulk Hogan take on Yokozuna in what was to be Hogan’s last WWF match before he went to WCW.

As such it’s a bit of a mixed affair that ends in a way that puts neither man over and makes neither look like a loser.

This format of tournament final and notable other match from the PPVs continues across the three discs and includes some great matches and some of the most notoriously brutal moments in WWF/E history.

Particular highlights Owen Hart winning the tournament, the now legendary “Austin 3:16” speech, Undertaker destroying Mankind in Hell In A Cell and Shane McMahon displaying ridiculous levels of dedication to his father’s company in a brutal ‘street fight’ with Kurt Angle.

While these highlights are great and most of the other matches included are at least worth watching (though the more recent one’s taken from Raw rather than the dedicated PPV seems a little quick when compared to the earlier ones), there are some bizarre omissions.

While their matches and WWF/E careers may not have been as stellar as the likes of Triple H, Steve Austin or the Hitman, it seems strange that Mabel and Billy Gunn’s tournament winning efforts are not included when Ken Shamrock’s is.

Also unfortunate is the lack of context around the finals. Sometimes the commentary tells us who the finalists went up against earlier but other times this is barely mentioned and a brief highlights package from the tournament before the finals would really have added that extra something to make this an excellent package (possibly on a par with the Rise and Fall of ECW which remains the best WWE DVD set to date).

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