Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Dusty Rhodes DVD - Disc 2

Disc 2:

1) Dusty Rhodes vs. Stan Stasiak – 4
2) Dusty Rhodes vs. Johnny Rodz – 4
3) Dusty Rhodes vs. Superstar Billy Graham – Texas Bullrope Match – 5
4) Dusty Rhodes vs. Harley Race (MSG) – 6
5) Dusty Rhodes vs. Harley Race (Atlanta) – 5
6) Dusty Rhodes vs. Tully Blanchard – Cage Match – 6
7) Dusty Rhodes vs. Ric Flair – Cage Match – 7
8) Dusty Rhodes vs. Lex Luger – Cage Match – 6
9) Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors vs. The Powers of Pain & Ivan Koloff – Barbed Wire Match – 3
10) Dusty Rhodes vs. Ivan Koloff – 5
11) Dusty Rhodes & Sting vs. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard – 7
12) Dusty Rhodes & Sting vs. The Road Warriors – 5

The match with Stasiak once again used the slow build technique which is forgotten nowadays. It was definitely and interesting match, especially since the referee looked like the local mechanic. I have no idea why the match with Johnny Rodz was offered up as it was definitely out of place. The only cool thing about it was that Gary Cappetta was the ring announcer. In the rematch with Graham, it didn’t seem like they had the same chemistry that they had in the match on the first disc. The thing that really irked me was that it had the same exact finish as the previous match. The match with Harley from MSG is something that you will never see again. It was a match for the NWA World Title contested on a WWF card in Madison Square Garden. The crowd didn’t really know what to expect as it seemed to me that they wrestled an NWA style match and not a WWF style match. It was definitely different than the match with Race from Atlanta that really didn’t offer much because, once again, it was on film. The cage match with Blanchard was decent as all they did was punch and shoulder each other. The crowd itself was really into it, as an old school NWA crowd was and absolutely loved it. What can I say about the cage match with Flair except that it was phenomenal. Nowadays when titles and cage matches don’t mean shit, both men busted their ass and produced one of the finest world title matches ever. Watch this match now! Luger, who needs some help sometimes to get over the hump, was guided by Rhodes and had another phenomenal match. The barbed wire match was a pile of crap and one of the worst matches presented. I’m not sure exactly what the point was but six men lumbering through a five-minute debacle isn’t any incentive to stay up until 2am. Rhodes and Koloff was your standard TV match from late-80s NWA. The fans were sent home happy with a Rhodes victory over the Russian Koloff. Rhodes and Sting against Anderson and Blanchard was pure magic and another essential match to watch. The same can’t be said about the Road Warriors match. It was good but if your miss it, you’re not missing much.

Dusty says:
“The man of the hour, the man with the power! I am the hit-maker, the record breaker. I got smile and grace and a lovely face. I’ll make your back crack, your liver quiver. If you don’t dig this match, your at the wrong address. And Superstar, when all the wrestlers in the back laughing and jokin’, the Dream’s out front … whoo … cookin’ and smokin’!”

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