WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History DVD review – Ringside Report + Wrestling Uncensored

rivalriesBloodshed and a high volume of violence is the norm when watching WWE’s latest DVD release, The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History DVD exploring the vast history of classic wrestling feuds.

WWE, NWA, WCW, ECW, AWA, WCCW, rivalries from every federation is covered. Should have some made the list? Of course. Like the majority of WWE DVD releases of this nature, no ranking system or explanation for how this list came together. For all complaints about feuds not included in this 3-disc DVD set, send to http://www.wwe.com/help/contact-us/show-feedback

The DVD is hosted by new announcer Renee Young, who is playing a chemistry expert gimmick to go with the theme of how two opponents can make magic in and out of the ring. Albeit if this was a PG-rated DVD Young’s character would be appropriate, she even refers to the audience as kids. However, this a TV-14 production, there are graphic photos and highlights of some brutal confrontations. Mick Foley VS. Triple H was barbaric at times and not suitable for any children to watch. Bruiser Brody VS. Abdullah The Butcher only works in a mature setting unless you’re trying to give youths nightmares.

Now if you’re over the age of 14, a fan of the Attitude era, and enjoy uncensored raw footage, you’re going to find a lot of enjoyment in the over 7 hours presentation.

Not only is there violence, but an incredible history lesson throughout the eras in wrestling. Austin VS. McMahon, Hulk Hogan VS. Andre The Giant, Tommy Dreamer VS. Raven, some of the biggest drawing wars that took place in the ring are revisited. 13 matches are accompanied in this set, with great highflying action from Sabu against the Suplex Machine Tazz, to the battle of national wrestling champions with Kurt Angle against Brock Lesnar.

As long as you can look past the questionable list and take time to enjoy the entertainment provided you will see this release is well worth the purchase. The match selection is decently varied with some rare matches along with a few that hardcore DVD collectors have already. For the rich history it’s definitely worth watching once.

WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History

Rated TV-14

eOne Films

Run time of about 7.5 hours

In stores now

Match listing–

WWE Championship Match
Hulk Hogan vs. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
The War to Settle the Score • February 18, 1985

“I Quit” Steel Cage Match for the NWA United States Championship
Tully Blanchard vs. Magnum T.A.
Starrcade • November 28, 1985

Bruiser Brody vs. Abdullah the Butcher
World Class Championship Wrestling • July, 1987

Badstreet Rules Match
Kevin & Kerry Von Erich vs. Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts
World Class Championship Wrestling • February, 1988

Hulk Hogan & “Macho Man” Randy Savage vs. “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase & Andre the Giant
SummerSlam • August 29, 1988

The Undertaker vs. Mankind

King of the Ring • June 23, 1996

Grudge Match

Tazz vs. Sabu
ECW Barely Legal • April 13, 1997

The Final Battle

Tommy Dreamer vs. Raven
ECW WrestlePalooza • June 6, 1997

“Winner Take All” Handicap Ladder Match
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Mr. McMahon & Shane McMahon
King of the Ring • June 27, 1999

WWE Championship Match
Triple H vs. The Rock
Backlash • April 30, 2000

WWE Championship Match
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock
Rebellion • November 3, 2001

WWE Championship Match
Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar
SummerSlam • August 24, 2003

Steel Cage Match for the WWE Championship
John Cena vs. Edge
Raw • October 2, 2006

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