Tuesday, May 9, 2006

The Lost Episodes of the XWF - Disc 3

1) Marty Jannetty vs. Drezden - 1
2) Josh Matthews vs. Horace Hogan - 2
3) The South Philly Posse vs. The Shane Twins - 2
4) Kid Kash vs. A.J. Styles - 5
5) Jimmy Snuka Jr. vs. Vapor - 2
6) Buff Bagwell & Vampiro vs. Curt Hennig & Ian Harrison - 3
7) Hulk Hogan vs. Curt Hennig – 4

Jannetty was involved in yet another squash, this time losing to the no-name Drezden. You may know Josh Matthews from SmackDown! or Velocity, but did you know he actually wrestled at one time? Indeed he did and promptly handed Horace another loss. Speaking of Horace, I’ve come to the conclusion that the only reason he has a wrestling career (or lack thereof), is because of his uncle Hulk. The Shane Twins seem to be getting a moderate push here as they’re presented here in yet another match against an aged tag team, The South Philly Posse (a.k.a. Public Enemy). Kash and Styles was a fantastic encounter and I only wished they were given more time to craft a much better match. The remaining bouts on this disc were not pleasing at all. Hogan and Hennig was a bonus match and featured Hogan sticking his tongue out while making a silly face during a post match interview with Mean Gene.

Overall, this three-disc set reeked of WCW. The majority of the matches could’ve been seen on Thunder or Nitro during the dying years of WCW. The best matches were the cruiserweight matches, which weren’t given near enough time to be as good as they could’ve been. The longest segments on any disc featured Rena Mero and Roddy Piper arguing back and forth in what can only be described as 15-20 minutes of sheer boredom. If you were a fan of WCW, then swing over to Wal-Mart and grab this one up, otherwise you should probably avoid it.

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