Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Bloodsport: ECW's Most Violent Matches DVD Set

Disc One:
1) Cactus Jack & Mikey Whipwreck vs. The Public Enemy – 5
2) Terry Funk & The Sandman vs. Cactus Jack & Shane Douglas – 3
3) Taipei Death Match: Ian Rotten vs. Axl Rotten - 4
4) Mexican Death Match: Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Psychosis - 5
5) Four Corners Match: Shane Douglas vs. Chris Jericho vs. Too Cold Scorpio vs. Pitbull #2 – 4
6) Weapons Match: Tommy Dreamer vs. Brian Lee - 5
7) Stretcher Match: Rob Van Dam vs. Sabu – 5
8) Three Way Dance: Terry Funk vs. The Sandman vs. Stevie Richards - 4
9) Terry Funk vs. Raven – 2

Disc Two:
10) Barbed Wire Match: Terry Funk vs. Sabu - 6
11) Bill Alfonso vs. Beulah McGillicuty - 5
12) Death Match: Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Taz – 6
13) Shane Douglas vs. Taz - 5
14) Chicago Street Fight: Balls Mahoney & Spike Dudley vs. The Dudley Boys - 6
15) Mike Awesome vs. Spike Dudley – 6
16) The Sandman vs. Rhino - 3
17) Three Way Dance: Super Crazy vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri vs. Little Guido - 7
18) I Quit Match: Tommy Dreamer vs. C.W. Anderson - 7
19) Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka – 6

All in all, this is a great companion to the Rise and Fall of ECW DVD. This set chronicles the best matches in the history of ECW in chronological order. The first disc pretty much focuses on the early days of ECW right up to Barely Legal, the first pay-per-view. From the matches on disc one, I would definitely recommend the RVD/Sabu stretcher match, and the four corners match. The stretcher match wasn’t great by any means because there were a ton of blown spots but it was entertaining nonetheless. The four way dance was a marathon. The match itself ran close to 45 minutes, which is an enternity by ECW standards. The second disc contains everything from the peak era which could be considered from 1997-2001. Some matches I would recommend viewing pretty much everything off of the second disc except for the Sandman vs. Rhino match. Be forewarned though, the barbed wire match, the Taipei death match, and the street fight are extremely violent and should only be viewed if you have a strong stomach.

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