WWE: Viva La Raza – The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero – Disc One

WWE: Viva La Raza – The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero – Disc One
Released: 11/11/2008

This one’s for you, TPWW’s Mr. Slackalack!

Vickie Guerrero – Early Eddie: She first met Eddie on a blind date and loved him because he had long hair, which was different than the other guys she knew. She had no idea that he was a wrestler at first until her family informed her that he was a wrestling legend in El Paso. His job didn’t come up on the blind date? She talks about Eddie growing up and Eddie’s amazing time with Art Barr. When Art passed away, Eddie left AAA and headed north to ECW.

  • ECW TV Champion Too Cold Scorpio vs. Eddie Guerrero – (ECW Three Way Dance – 4/8/95)

This is Eddie’s first night in ECW. That should tell you just how much Paul Heyman thought of Eddie Guerrero. I feel its worth noting: Eddie’s wearing his Los Gringos Locos tights in this match. On the other hand, Scorpio’s got his shoulder taped up. No mention from Joey how it was injured though. Back and forth mat stuff to start. Eddie ends all that with a back suplex on Scorpio’s taped shoulder to send him rolling out to the floor. Back in, Eddie wants a handshake, so Scorpio responds with a shove. Eddie reacts with a KIP-UP! How cool is that. They trade heel trips to come to a stalemate. Now Scorpio wants a handshake. Eddie shakes his hand and then pulls him in for a clothesline! Hilo by Eddie into a Sharpshooter, but Scorpio makes the ropes. Eddie teases a knucklelock and then explodes on Scorpio with a dropkick. Eddie delivers a Brainbuster and then the FROG SPLASH! Cover, 1-2-NO! Scorpio kicks out of a chinlock and catches Guerrero with a Japanese armdrag and a dropkick. They go to the floor where Scorpio whips Eddie into the opposite sides of the guardrail. A fan wants to hand Scorpio a pan, but Scorpio won’t wrestle that kind of match tonight. No way, no how. Back in Scorpio hits a suplex for two. Eddie’s trick knee acts up on Scorpio’s promised land and then he hits Scorpio with a clothesline. To the floor again, Scorpio moves away from a possible flying Eddie, but Guerrero stops himself as he hits the ropes. With Scorpio thinking he’s out of harm’s way, Eddie launches himself on Scorpio down the entrance way. Incredible. Back in the ring, Eddie hits a Tornado DDT for 1-2-NO! Eddie misses a corner charge, but still manages to crotch Scorpio as he goes up top for a Hurracanrana for 1-2-NO!. He wants another rana out of the corner, but has to flip off instead and gets nailed with a flying bodypress from Scorpio for 1-2-NO! Scorpio looks to finish Eddie off quick before he can start up again with a perfect MOONSAULT! He covers for 1-2-NO! Powerbomb sets up the TUMBLEWEED. That gets 1-2-NO! He lifts Eddie up off the mat? It’s got to be the pot! Scorpio levels Eddie with a superkick and whips him into the ropes, but Eddie catches Scorpio with a front rollup for 1-2-3! (14:50) Eddie Guerrero wins the title. He doesn’t just debut in ECW, he kicks the door down and shows us what he’s made of. This match made Eddie an ECW star and led the way to his legendary American career. ****

Dean Malenko – A New Style in ECW: He talks about first meeting Eddie Guerrero in the mid-90s over in New Japan. Even though ECW was doing all these hardcore-style matches, he was glad the ECW crowds showed both he and Eddie respect for their matches that were obviously the opposite of what made ECW an underground success.

  • ECW TV Champion Eddie Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko – (ECW Hostile City Showdown – 4/15/95)

Dean was part of the Triple Threat heel stable in ECW along with Shane Douglas and Chris Benoit at the time, which creates the face-heel dynamic. While they had wrestled in Japan, I believe this is the first time they had met on US soil. Great armlock exchange to start. They trade boot scrapes across the face. When it’s Eddie returning the favor, Dean hits the floor. A heavily choreographed segment brings the crowd to their feet for a standing ovation. It ends with both guys taking turns with a headscissors and delivering dropkicks at the same time. Eddie takes Dean to the mat with a cross armbreaker. Apparently part of the crowd is chanting “boring” while the other side in front of the hard camera is chanting “throw him out”. Just another day in ECW. Meanwhile, Eddie and Dean are bridging over knucklelocks. Eddie hits a Uranage out of that and a Hilo gets two. Dean backs Eddie into the corner to escape a chinlock and delivers a double-arm suplex. Malenko dropkicks the knee and stays on that like a shark that smells blood and any other wrestling cliché you can come up with on your own! Malenko applies this crazy hold with an Indian deathlock and then pulls back on the arms like you would for a surfboard! He rolls Eddie over into a pinning combination for a few nearfalls. How you going to lift your shoulders off the mat in that kind of hold? Dean takes Eddie to school and then posts the knee a few times. Back in, Dean grapevines the leg a bunch with Eddie fighting for his life. He does a great job of making Dean’s offense believable and something to be feared. Eddie gets a temporary break with a snap suplex. Powerbomb and the Tornado DDT gives Eddie a pair of nearfalls. Eddie hits the Hurracanrana out of the corner, but slams his knee on the way down. Slow cover gets two. Eddie tries what Dean did with the Indian deathlock into a surfboard, but can’t get him up and grabs an STF instead. They brawl out to the floor where Eddie gets flipped over the top rope into the guardrail. Eddie needs to suplex Dean into the ring, but Dean counters with a suplex of his own to bring Eddie down on the concrete, which does more damage to the knee! Guerrero sidesteps a pescado, causing Dean to jam his knee. Eddie climbs up top and splashes Malenko. Back in, Malenko has the advantage with a Brainbuster. Eddie blocks another one and gives Dean a Brainbuster this time. FROG SPLASH! Cover, 1-2-NO! Eddie misses a corner charge and takes a Northern Lights suplex for two. Malenko makes several attempts for the Texas Cloverleaf, but Eddie fears it like the plaque and thwarts them all by lunging for the ropes. Eddie turns the final counter into a small package for 1-2-NO! Eddie clasps onto Malenko’s hand and springs off the ropes with a hurracanrana for 1-2-NO! Pumphandle backbreaker gets two. Eddie applies the Gory Special into a pinning predicament that leads to a rollup sequence. STANDING OVATION! Eddie gets caught up on top for a possible Super Electric Chair Drop, but Eddie counters it into a sunset flip powerbomb! Unbelievable! That gets two. As both men get to their feet, the bell rings because have reached the 30-minute time limit. (25:54) That’s how long the match went in real time. Wrestling time is usually a little faster for some reason. One of the greatest matches in ECW history and a definite MOTYC in 1995. These two would continue to have a stellar series of matches throughout the summer of ’95 that maintained a level of consistent goodness every time they went out there. ****½

Jim Ross – Arrival in WCW: JR was excited to see Eddie get his break so he could be on nationwide TV, which was a great accomplishment for him. WCW was filled with big guys that were past their prime, but that didn’t keep Eddie and the other cruiserweights from shining and causing people to tune in just to see them perform.

  • Eddie Guerrero vs. Shinjiro Otani (w/Sonny Oono) – (WCW Starrcade – 12/27/95)

The WCW graphics people label him Ootani. This is from the World Cup of Wrestling show which featured New Japan. Tony, Bobby and Dusty are on commentary. Tony tells a story about Otani showing up at the shows with a Jushin Liger mask to get noticed by the promoters to get him his start in the business. Hammerlock exchange on the mat to start. Guerrero catches Otani with an enziguri to create some momentary distance. Otani delivers a monkey flip, but has to take a breather on the floor after a headscissors takedown. Otani has this great heelish attitude. He doesn’t need to speak English to piss off the crowd – he just has that feel about him. Back in, Eddie hits a Hilo and applies a Boston crab. Otani makes the ropes, but gets punished much worse with a Powerbomb for 1-2-NO! Guerrero delivers a Brainbuster, but misses a corner charge allowing Otani to flip out to the apron to drill Eddie with a Springboard Dropkick. That sends Eddie out to the floor, so Otani follows up with a springboard plancha to the floor! To show how superior he feels, Otani stands over Eddie and places his foot on his chest. AWESOME! Back in, Otani delivers a dropkick and chokes Eddie in the ropes. Eddie escapes a sleeper with a back suplex for two. Otani flips out of another Brainbuster into a bridging German suplex for 1-2-NO! Springboard Spinning Heel Kick connects! Otani gets crotched for a Hurracanrana. Slow cover gets two. Splash Mountain gets 1-2-NO! Eddie can’t believe it. Otani takes Eddie down into an anklelock into a grapevine, but Eddie’s in the ropes. HE”S GOT UNTIL THE COUNT OF FIVE! They go to the floor where Eddie gives Otani the receipt with a springboard plancha of his own. Otani brings Eddie back in the ring with a suplex and hits a Springboard Dropkick to the back of the head. He signals for the end with his DRAGON SUPLEX, but Eddie elbows out. Eddie charges at Otani for a rana and Otani rolls through into a pinning combination for 1-2-NO! Eddie rolls back on top of Otani, but gets rolled over into the same pinning spot for 1-2-3! OTANI WINS! (13:43) That win put New Japan over WCW three matches to two. Of course in the end, Savage and Sting would win two straight over Tenzan and Sasaki. Good to see Otani on US PPV with a great match under his belt. ***¾

Ric Flair – U.S. Title: Flair’s known Eddie since he was a little kid. He was always thrilled to wrestle Eddie since he considers Eddie one of the top 10 or 20 guys he’s ever been in the ring with. Flair puts over the US belt as the #2 title in the land and knew how excited Eddie was to wrestle for it.

  • WCW U.S. Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair (w/Elizabeth & Woman) vs. Eddie Guerrero – (WCW Hog Wild – 8/10/96)

These two had feuded off and on during the summer of ’96 and this would be the final blow off. Can Eddie beat Flair? That’s the question. Eddie’s all fired up to start and gets in a shoving match with Flair. Of course Flair always loses that and winds up getting shoved around by the referee. Flair retreats out to his ladies while Eddie stays in the ring hardly able to contain himself. Back in, they have a hard time getting it together as Flair tries to come out of a headlock with a back suplex, but Eddie was supposed to land on top of Flair and instead lands awkwardly on his shoulder on the mat. Eddie rolls out to regroup. Back in again, Eddie chops Flair back to send him begging off to the floor. In the ring, they work a headlock. Eddie will not back down from Flair. That proves to be a mistake as Flair pokes him in the eyes to take over with chops. Eddie gets that Latin blood boiling and fires back on Flair. He whips him into the corner for the Flair Flip and dropkicks him off the apron. Flair goes back in, Flair goes back out with a clothesline. Back in again, Eddie fires away leading to the Flair Flop. In order to slow down Eddie, Flair kicks him right in the yams. Flair’s control is short-lived, as Eddie comes back with a crossbody and a flying sunset flip. Flair tries to punch out, but misses and hits the canvas. Eddie applies the Figure-Four and Flair reaches the ropes for the break. Eddie clasps a hand and walks up the ropes for a hurracanrana. That gets two. Tornado DDT connects for another two. Flair gets slammed off the top for a two-count. Eddie sunset flips from the apron and winds up pulling Flair’s tights half way down to moon the crowd. That gets another two count. Eddie finally goes to the eyes on Flair and then heads up top for a FROG SPLASH! He hits his knee on the mat though. Flair wants a back suplex, but Guerrero flips out and O’Connor rolls him up for two. Flair pops back up with a clothesline and applies the FIGURE-FOUR on Guerrero. With a little leverage help from Woman, Flair gets the three-count on Eddie while he’s still in the hold. (14:16) A few blown segments, but they did a good job of working Eddie’s offense into some of the silly Flair spots. ***

Chris Jericho – Battling for Respect: Jericho reminisces about the brief six TV matches or so that he and Eddie had as a tag team in early 1998. Of course they got really over and WCW pulled the plug on them way too soon. The reason they had so much chemistry together as a team was because they were such good friends in real life. He recalls a story of them getting into an argument and fighting in a Denny’s underneath the table. That’s actually pretty disgusting. Jericho was disappointed by their Superbrawl match. It was fantastic wrestling, but nobody in the crowd cared because neither could show off their personalities at the time in WCW.

  • WCW U.S. Heavyweight Champion Eddie Guerrero vs. Chris Jericho – (WCW Superbrawl VII – 2/23/97)

If Jericho wasn’t much of a fan of this match, why not put the Clash 35 match on here instead? That match actually had *heat*. I know the Fall Brawl match is on the first Eddie DVD, but come on. Long feeling out process to start. A perfect example of what Jericho was talking about is that when they come to a standoff point where usually the crowd would cheer and applaud, the crowd doesn’t even respond one bit. Jericho catches Eddie with a spinebuster into a LIONTAMER, but Tony, Bobby and Dusty call it a bad looking Boston crab. He follows that up with a modified Argentine backbreaker drop for two. Jericho misses a dive and takes a Powerbomb for 1-2-NO! Brainbuster sets up the FROG SPLASH, but Jericho moves and Eddie rolls through into a release German suplex. Guerrero flips out of a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker and a monkey flip, but runs into a belly-to-belly throw for two. Jericho drops Eddie crotch-first on the top rope and springboard dropkicks him out for a Springboard Splash on the floor! Well that can’t feel good for anyone. Back in, Jericho flies into an inverted atomic drop and a backslide gets two. Eddie tries a dropkick while Jericho attempts a spin wheel kick. Jericho gets a nearfall off a powerslam. Guerrero slips away from a suplex into a rollup for two, but then stands up into a superkick. La Magistral cradle gets two. Jericho blocks a Tornado DDT with a Northern Lights suplex for 1-2-NO! Nice counter. Eddie comes back with a crucifix into a sunset flip to get the win out of nowhere. (12:03) They celebrate like buddies today, but it wouldn’t be long before they would be at each other’s throats with the crowd in the palms of their hands. Decent match that would be improved upon later. ***½

Rey Mysterio – Striving for Perfection: Just as the description explains, Eddie was a real perfectionist. When they got together, it was magic that can’t compare to anyone in wrestling these days. Rey says there isn’t a single moment in their Halloween Havoc ’97 match that he would change. He always wanted to do better than the last match which wasn’t always possible, but they tried to make each match different.

  • WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Eddie Guerrero – (WCW Monday Nitro – 11/10/97)

The first Eddie/Rey rematch from Halloween Havoc. They set the bar so high with that match that there was no way they could ever surpass with these rematches. Nevertheless, Eddie wants him some of Rey. I know that because he attacks Rey at the bell. He gives him a SICK gutwrench backbreaker, followed by a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for two. Eddie lands on his feet off a monkey flip, but gets caught with a headscissors. A monkey flip and a dropkick puts Eddie on the floor as Rey flips over the ropes and gives Eddie another headscissors takedown. Back in, Eddie gives Rey a superplex for 1-2-NO! Rey comes back with a springboard rana for 1-2-NO! Like I’ve said before, there’s a poetic fluidity in Eddie’s matches. Quebrada gets two. Split-legged moonsault hits knees. Then Eddie dropkicks Rey in the shoulder blades. Rey temporarily stops a powerbomb, but then Eddie whips Rey into the ropes and hoists him high into the air for a crash landing. Rey still manages to avoid the powerbomb and delivers the SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT DDT, but its botched pretty badly. Definitely not the pretty one we saw at HH. Rey looks to put Eddie away with the SPRINGBOARD HURRACANRANA, but Eddie catches him and drops him throat-first on the top-rope! FROG SPLASH! Cover, 1-2-3. Ladies and gents, we’ve got a title change. (5:59) Well they sure crammed a lot of action in six minutes. Good match, but completely lackluster when you know what they were capable of. After the match, Malenko walks down and gives Guerrero a stern look to let him know he’s around. ***¼

Dean Malenko – Rivalry Renewed: He was excited to be able to revive the stuff they had done in ECW in 1995. Whenever they touched, he also felt like it was magic in the ring.

  • WCW Cruiserweight Champion Eddie Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko – (WCW Starrcade – 12/28/97)

This match gets a lot of flack from people so let’s see what’s up with this match. Now comfortable in his heel turn, Eddie cheapshots Dean to start and pays for it with a flurry of punches. Malenko counters Eddie’s run up the ropes hurracanrana with a sick powerbomb for two. Dean powers Eddie up out of that for a spinebuster. Eddie runs into a powerslam for another two count. Eddie lets his Latin temper flare up and dares Malenko to come at him, but then cowers out to the floor to stall. He finally picks his moment to clip Malenko’s knee and succeeds. Eddie doesn’t really work the knee that much – he just wants to ground Malenko. Dean blocks a suplex with a series of knees and hangs Eddie out to dry on the top rope. Now Malenko has Guerrero grounded with a headscissors until he rolls into the ropes. Dean whips Guerrero into the ropes and then hoists him in the air. Eddie begs off and kisses Malenko’s boot, so Malenko gives him a dropkick in the face. Malenko stomps Eddie’s hands out of a knucklelock. Eddie tries to come back with a Tornado DDT, but Malenko shrugs him off and launches Eddie into the corner for a back suplex. Cover gets two. Eddie lands on the apron out of a suplex and snaps Dean’s neck BACKWARDS on the top rope. Now Eddie goes to the leg and works it across the apron. To do further damage, he sticks Malenko’s leg between the steel steps and the ringpost and then dropkicks the steps into his leg! OUCH! On the way back in, Guerrero stares daggers at Ultimo Dragon in the audience. He just so happens to be the guy who takes the cruiserweight belt away from him the next night on Nitro. SPOILER ALERT! Powerbomb by Eddie gets two. Eddie tries a neat victory roll, but Dean counters with a wheelbarrow suplex for two. Malenko counters an armdrag of sorts with a nice backbreaker for another two-count. Looks like Guerrero wanted to block a Top-Rope Gutbuster into a Top-Rope Hurracanrana, but Dean shoves him off and neither move works. Another crazy hard powerbomb by Malenko sets up for the Texas Cloverleaf, but Eddie kicks Dean away. Guerrero misses a low dropkick to the knee and falls out to the floor. On the way in, Eddie shoulderblocks Malenko in the knee and then follows up with a missile dropkick to the knee. FROG SPLASH TO THE KNEE! It’s over. (14:58) It did feel like they were in low gear and not totally at the top of their game, but they still managed to put on a good match. ***¼

Chavo Guerrero – Adapting Wrestling Styles: The Guerrero family wrestled in not only the US, but Mexico and Japan to learn because all three countries have different styles. Chavo talks about Eddie Guerrero and the cruiserweights changed the way wrestling was done in the US not only in the mid to late 90s, but even today. He explains how sometimes wrestlers have a hard time trying to have a good match, but Eddie and Ultimo Dragon really gelled well together.

  • Eddie Guerrero (w/Chavo Guerrero Jr.) vs. Ultimo Dragon – (WCW Slamboree – 5/17/98)

If Ultimo Dragon wins, Chavo doesn’t have to hang around Uncle Eddie anymore. Pretty strange angle honestly. Once this match gets started and Eddie pays no real attention to the crowd, they basically go to sleep. Dragon does the Tiger Mask roll to escape an armbar to start. A flying mare from Dragon sends Eddie to the floor and then he complains about hair pulling. They flip over each other out of a knucklelock position, ending with Dragon unloading with his three kick combo. Eddie ducks the third kick and levels Dragon into the corner with a dropkick. Dragon hits a headscissors out of the corner and a monkey flip leads to Dragon completing his three kick combo to put Eddie on the floor to stall for time. Back in, Dragon grabs a half crab while the crowd entertains itself with some sort of ruckus. Dragon changes over to a deathlock and bridges back to pull on Eddie’s neck. Almost like a Muta Deathlock. Tony’s actually surprised that this is a *wrestling* match. Eddie goes to the eyes and drills Dragon with a clothesline. Suplex gets two. They go to the floor where Eddie whips Dragon into the safety rail and then chokes him down with a cable. Chavo gets in Eddie’s face and reprimands him with a slap just because he can. Dragon pushes Guerrero crotch-first off onto the top rope and kicks him down to the floor for the Asai Moonsault. NICE! That’s the highlight of the match. Back in again, Dragon delivers the Argentine backbreaker drop. That gets two. Dragon mounts Eddie and pounds away to set up the Moonsault for 1-2-NO! Eddie shoves off a Dragonsteiner and hits a Tornado DDT. Tenay makes it seem like Eddie stole that move from Chavo even though he’s been doing it for years. Frog Splash misses, allowing Dragon to deliver the La Magistral cradle for 1-2-NO! Dragon springboards backwards over Eddie into the DRAGON SLEEPER! Eddie grabs the ropes and reverses it around to give him the advantage of the hold. He puts his feet on the ropes for leverage, but Chavo pushes them off. Eddie slaps Chavo around on the apron. Dragon kicks Chavo off to the guardrail by mistake. He turns around and takes a Brainbuster to set up the FROG SPLASH for the win. (11:11) Chavo gets angry and stomps Dragon for losing. That pretty much signaled the end for Dragon in WCW as he didn’t even try to fight back. Chavo yells at Eddie, so Eddie dares him to punch him in the face. Chavo can’t do it and kisses Eddie on the cheek. Hmm, and now all is well. Decent match, but once again it didn’t feel like they cared too much since the crowd didn’t either. ***

Chavo Guerrero – Ring General: Obviously, wrestling was a big part of his family life. As children, a wrestling ring was their swing set. Wrestling, wrestling, wrestling. It’s all they thought about. He says basically the same things he said just before the Ultimo Dragon match.

  • Eddie Guerrero vs. Juventud Guerrera – (WCW Monday Nitro – 8/3/98)

Kind of a random pick, but it’s good to see Juvi Juice on the DVD. Juventud had just beat Rey Mysterio on the previous Saturday Night to earn a shot at Jericho’s cruiserweight title at Road Wild that following Saturday. This is in between the Chavo angle and the formation of the LWO for Eddie, as there’s really not anything for him to do. Juvi fires away on Eddie with chops and a dropkick. Eddie stops him with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker though. Juvi comes back with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors and a Flying Spinning Heel Kick that puts Eddie on the floor to set up a No Hands Tope Suicida. Back in, Eddie counters a rana by falling backwards and sending Juvi’s face on the top turnbuckle. Just like that, Juvi counters a powerbomb into a DDT! Awesome! Cover, 1-2-NO! Springboard dropkick connects, as Juvi calls for the Juvi Driver. Eddie slips out and gives Guerrera a DANGEROUS looking shoulderbreaker. That sets up the FROG SPLASH for the 1-2-3. (4:04) In typical WCW form, they job the #1 contender out before his big title match. Some good spots as you would expect. **½

Vickie Guerrero – Car Accident: During Eddie’s bad drug addiction days, he was involved in a terrible car accident on New Years Eve 1998. He was going to the store to get some eggs and ended up falling asleep at the wheel, causing his car to go 130 MPH into some trees. The injuries he suffered were so bad, he had to relearn how to walk again. The whole time he was out of action, he was very sad and depressed. This was a real dark time for the Guerrero family and the worst part was that this horrible experience didn’t wake Eddie up to his demons that he needed to overcome. Six months later, he was back in the ring full-time.

  • Eddie Guerrero vs. Psychosis – (WCW Thunder – 6/24/99)

This is Eddie’s second match back after the car accident. His first match back was against Juventud Guerrera on the previous week’s Monday Nitro, which makes me wonder why they didn’t put that match on here instead of the ’98 match. Anyways, The crowd cheers everything Eddie does and boos everything Psychosis. He catches Eddie with a quick lariat and a nice headscissors out of the corner. Eddie gets crotched and takes a Springboard Spinning Heel Kick to the floor. Psychosis follows him out with a pescado. Back in, we get some THUNDEROUS “Eddie” chants. He snaps off a headscissors and dropkicks him in the head. To the floor again, Eddie whips Psychosis into the guardrail and the steps. He places Psychosis in between the steps and the ringpost and then dropkicks the steps. That’s just mean. Sad to see Eddie work heel when the crowd is 100% pro-Eddie. Back in, he hits a Hilo on Psychosis. Eddie whips him hard into the corner and applies an abdominal stretch as we go to commercial. We come back to see Eddie locking on a legbar. More heavy “Eddie” chants as he cranks on the hurt leg. Back to the floor, Psychosis reverses a whip into the railing. Psychosis limps back into the ring and gets caught with a jumping elbow smash to the face. Psychosis counters a flying Eddie with an inverted atomic drop and then a spinning heel kick sends Eddie off the apron to the floor. He follows him out with a split-legged moonsault that wipes Eddie out. Back in again, he hits Eddie with a Flying Spinning Heel Kick for 1-2-NO! “Eddie” chants start up again. Tornado DDT is shrugged off for a Hurracanrana. That gets two. Eddie sees a flying bodypress coming and catches Psychosis with a flapjack! FROG SPLASH TO THE BACK! Cover, 1-2-3. (10:08) Good TV match, but probably not enough Eddie. The way the crowd was loving Eddie, this should have been a squash all the way. **¼

Final Thoughts: A few odd choices, but there’s enough good here to keep you entertained. The two ECW matches are MUST-SEE. The WCW choices kind of leave a lot to be desired though. Nothing is downright awful so at least you’re getting quality material. It’s a real shame that there’s no Chris Benoit, but I understand the predicament WWE is in to a degree. So far, this gets a thumbs up from me. Disc two should be up tomorrow. Not promising anything though.


Posted on November 22, 2008, in ECW, WCW and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I had to find out what an Argentine backbreaker was, so I watched that Jericho/Eddie match, and yeah, what the hell is up with the crowd? Jericho is right to be disappointed. They were working their asses off and it’s like nobody was even watching.

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