Sunday, April 9, 2006

Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 1980s DVD

Disc One:
1) Dog Collar Match: Rowdy Roddy Piper vs. Greg “The Hammer” Valentine – 6
2) The Iron Sheik vs. Sgt. Slaughter – 4
3) Lumberjack Match: Greg “The Hammer” Valentine vs. Tito Santana - 5
4) Randy “Macho Man” Savage vs. The Junkyard Dog – 3
5) Weasel Suit Match: The Ultimate Warrior vs. Bobby “The Brain” Heenan – 2

Disc Two:
6) Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes – 6
7) Billy Jack Haynes & Wahoo McDaniel vs. The Minnesota Wrecking Crew - 6
8) Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Kerry Von Erich – 5
9) Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat - 8
10) Ric Flair vs. Jay Youngblood - 4

Disc Three:
11) Steel Cage Match: Bob Backlund vs. Superfly Jimmy Snuka – 6
12) The Iron Sheik vs. Bob Backlund – 3
13) Paul Orndorff vs. Salvatore Bellomo - 2
14) The Iron Sheik vs. Hulk Hogan - 5
15) Cowboy Bob Orton vs. Superfly Jimmy Snuka - 5
16) Hulk Hogan vs. Rowdy Roddy Piper – 4

The good news is that the two NWA World Title matches and the dog collar match saved this one from a complete snorefest. The Savage/JYD match was beyond abysmal as was the Weasel Suit Match. The unification match was nothing but a blood letting but that was it’s only redeeming feature. On the bright side, the Steamboat/Flair match from the Chi-Town Rumble pay-per-view was nothing short of incredible and is probably the best match I’ve seen between the two. Flair and Rhodes put together a decent match with Rhodes bleeding like a horse. Like I mentioned before, this DVD set is a must have for fans of 1980s wrestling. I’d purchase this just for the dog collar match, Flair vs. Rhodes, Flair vs. Steamboat, and Backlund vs. Snuka. Recommended.

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