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WWE – Unreleased: Never Before Seen Matches (DISC ONE)

WWE – Unreleased: Never Before Seen Matches
1986-1995
Disc One

I haven’t completed a DVD recap in a while and this one looked pretty interesting, so I thought I would give it a shot. Heck, I haven’t purchased a WWE DVD in forever, so you know this had to have peaked my interest on some level.

AT FIRST GLANCE: Disc one covers the 1980s portion of the set and creeps into 1990 a little bit. Some of the tag matches could be interesting. On disc one, I’m most interested in the handicap match between Hogan and Savage against the Hart Foundation and the Honky Tonk Man. I think that could possibly be a hidden gem. The Powers of Pain against the Rockers could be promising as well. While this doesn’t surprise me that it’s part of the set because it’s WWE, I’m scratching my head over why they would think we would want to sit through Andre the Giant and Big John Studd — in 1989. Nevertheless, let’s get at it.
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WWWF: Championship Wrestling (12.09.78)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
December 9, 1978
Allentown, PA
Agricultural Hall

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bob Backlund (2/20/1978)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Tony Garea & Larry Zbyszko (12/2/1978)

Pop Culture #1s:
#1 Movie of the Week: Superman starring Christopher Reeve & Gene Hackman
#1 Song of the Week: Le Freak by Chic
#1 TV Show of 78-79 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Bruno Sammartino. This is from the first series of Championship Wrestling tapings from the Allentown Agricultural Hall.
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NWA: Big Time Wrestling (02.14.76)

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NWA: Big Time Wrestling
February 14, 1976
Detroit, MI
Cobo Hall

Your host is Bob Finnegan. Chuck Allen is the ring announcer.
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SLACKAMANIA DVD REVIEW – WWE: Ultimate Warrior – Always Believe DVD Recap (Disc Two)

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WWE: Ultimate Warrior – Always Believe
Three-Disc DVD Set
Released: 4/14/2015

DISC TWO
THE MATCHES

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Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story (DISC THREE)

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Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story
Disc Three
Released: November 14, 2006

And the final disc.

THE PIT:
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Houston Wrestling from the Sam Houston Coliseum (01.07.79)

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Houston Wrestling
January 7, 1979
Houston, TX
Sam Houston Coliseum

At the risk of sounding completely hackneyed and just embracing my ignorance of Houston wrestling instead of trying to make you think that I know something about this promotion when I don’t, here is an excerpt from KayfabeMemories.com to give you a little insight: Read the rest of this entry

WCCW: TV (01.15.83)

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WCCW TV
January 15, 1983
Dallas, TX
Sportatorium
(taped on 1/7/83)

The NWA & WCCW champions were as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Ric Flair (9/17/1981)
NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: The Fabulous Freebirds (12/25/1982)
NWA American Heavyweight Champion: Kevin Von Erich (9/5/1982)
NWA American Tag Team Champions: The Fabulous Freebirds (11/26/1982)
NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion: David Von Erich (9/19/1982)

Your host is Bill Mercer. Read the rest of this entry

WWE – Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Collection (DISC ONE)

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Released: 4/1/14
Three-Disc Set

In honor of the man who will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame tonight, my buddy Slackamania and I will be recapping the latest DVD set. Now the first set WWE released in 2005 clearly set out to make him look like a monstrous buffoon determined to unleash “Destrucity” through his poor wrestling skills and insane promos, but oh how time has healed all wounds. Especially when there’s an opportunity for the WWE to make some money here. Enough of the introduction, let’s get to the man of the hour: the WOYAH, if you will.
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WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History (BLURAY REVIEW~!)

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BLU-RAY REVIEW
Released: May 28, 2013

DISC ONE

Your host is newcomer Renee Young. She’s decked out in a lab coat with a chemistry set. Unlike various countdowns with quick clips and talking head comments, each rivalry listed gets narrated by a wrestler. While reviewing the countdown, my boy Slack will also give his brief thoughts on each ranking. Read the rest of this entry

WWE – Bret Hitman Hart: The Dungeon Collection

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WWE – Bret Hitman Hart: The Dungeon Collection
Three-Disc Set
Released: March 5, 2013

This is a SLACKAMANIA/PDRMatt exclusive DVD review. My boy Slack handles the interview portions while I tackle all of the match recaps. I want to work on the first Bret Hart DVD set here pretty soon. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy the latest WWE Home Video offering based solely on one of my wrestling heroes and hopefully one of yours: Bret “The Hitman” Hart.

DISC ONE

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