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The Greatest Stars Of The 90’s DVD Review

May 13, 2009   ·   0 Comments


The Greatest Stars Of The 90’s DVD


Review By Paps for wrestle-zone.co.uk


*blurb*


Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Rock. Triple H. Undertaker. Hollywood Hogan. The 90s saw these icons become household names as professional wrestling exploded onto the pop culture scene, and a Monday Night War was drawing close to 10 million television views per week. Now, fans can relive that era with The Greatest Stars of the 90s. This three-disc set is packed with profiles of 15 of the biggest stars, as well as 16 great matches from the era, interviews and more.

Disc 1

Tazz – Introduction
Shawn Michaels
From the Smallest Champion to the Largest
Yokozuna
Samoan Culture
The Rock
Drawing the Casual Fan
Women of the 90s
Tough and Sexy
Kevin Nash
Battle for Superstardom
Owen Hart
Fun Filled Memories
Ric Flair
Infamous Figure
Mick Foley
The Quest for Success
Not So Great Stars of the 90s
The Reinvention
Hulk Hogan
Attitude and Controversy
Triple H
Technical Savvy
Bret Hart
Pop Culture Phenomenon
Vince McMahon / Eric Bischoff / Paul Heyman
The Total Package
Lex Luger
The IT Factor
Sting
The Bad Guy
Razor Ramon
Respect
The Undertaker
A Rebel
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Tazz – Close

Extras

Razor Ramon Restaurant Vignette
July 11, 1992

The Undertaker Builds a Coffin for Yokozuna
December 1993

Bret Hart New Generation Vignette
July 1994

Owen Hart Inside a Steel Cage
August 20, 1994

Shawn Michaels Press Conference Before WrestleMania XI
February 28, 1995

Hunter Hearst Helmsley – “Riff Raff”
April 15, 1995

Mankind “And God Created Mankind”
January 6, 1996

Scott Hall & Kevin Nash N.W.O. Vignette
August 19, 1996

The Hart Foundation Reunites
March 31, 1997

D-Generation X Reenacts the Montreal Incident
November 24, 1997

The Rock Reads Steve Austins Eulogy
April 19, 1999

Steve Austin remembers the Shockmaster


 


Disc 2

Ric Flair vs. Hulk Hogan
Madison Square Garden – November 30, 1991

WWE Championship Match
Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
Survivor Series – November 25, 1992

WWE Championship Match
Hulk Hogan vs. Yokozuna
King of the Ring – June 13, 1993

Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart
WrestleMania X – March 20, 1994

Intercontinental Championship Match
Diesel vs. Razor Ramon
Superstars April 13, 1994

International World Heavyweight Championship Match
Sting vs. Vader
Slamboree May 22, 1994

WWE Championship Match
Bret Hart vs. Diesel
Royal Rumble January 22, 1995

WWE Womens Championship Match
Alundra Blayze vs. Bull Nakano
Monday Night Raw April 3, 1995

Disc 3

Triple Header Match
Shawn Michaels & Diesel vs. Yokozuna & British Bulldog
In Your House September 24, 1995

#1 Contender Match
Owen Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
In Your House February 18, 1996

WWE Championship Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Vader
SummerSlam August 18, 1996

Steel Cage Match
Mankind vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
SummerSlam August 3, 1997

WCW Championship Match
Lex Luger vs. Hulk Hogan
Monday Nitro August 4, 1997

WWE Championship Match
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker
SummerSlam August 30, 1998

United States Championship Match
Sting vs. Bret Hart
Halloween Havoc October 25, 1998

Strap Match
Triple H vs. The Rock
Fully Loaded July 25, 1999Disc 3

Triple Header Match
Shawn Michaels & Diesel vs. Yokozuna & British Bulldog
In Your House September 24, 1995

#1 Contender Match
Owen Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
In Your House February 18, 1996

WWE Championship Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Vader
SummerSlam August 18, 1996

Steel Cage Match
Mankind vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
SummerSlam August 3, 1997

WCW Championship Match
Lex Luger vs. Hulk Hogan
Monday Nitro August 4, 1997

WWE Championship Match
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker
SummerSlam August 30, 1998

United States Championship Match
Sting vs. Bret Hart
Halloween Havoc October 25, 1998

Strap Match
Triple H vs. The Rock
Fully Loaded July 25, 1999

 


 


I guess it could be said that the 90’s and early 2000’s were THE best period in wrestling’s recent history to date so it makes sense that the WWE would try to market that for the sentiment value for older fans. Stars like The Rock and Steve Austin were breaking out, DX were running riot, the Monday Night Wars were in full swing and many many stars were born! So I was very pleased to recieve this action packed three disc DVD set in the post!


The first disc is a very well presented two hour plus, documentary style DVD hosted by former ECW/WWE star and announcer, Taz. This disc looks at the many wrestlers from this time period and gives a very good profile for each of the big names, including Nash, The Rock, Yokozuna, Ric Flair and more. If you were a fan in the 90s these are a really good trip down memory lane and they are very informitive and funny to listen to.


Kicking it off with my main man, Shawn Michaels, we see a montage of his career starting with Marty Janetty and the famous Baber Shop scene, with comments from Shawn, Foley, Patterson, Jim Ross, Chris Jericho and more. We hear about his ladder match with Scott Hall and his Iron Man match against Bret Hart that gained Shawn his first heavyweight championship to his Hell In The Cell against Undertaker and his stint with D-Generation X. He discusses his back injury and his match with Austin at Wrestlemania. It’s nothing I haven’t seen before, but it’s good to hear other stars perspective on Shawn, and how well respected he is. Guys like Jericho and CM Punk all agree that Shawn is the best! I happen to agree!


We go to Yokozuna, and from there, to his cousin The Rock, Dwayne Johnson. This was the man that made me watch wrestling in the first place, I love the guy amd he can do no wrong in my eyes! it was great to hear him talking about his carreer and seeing the montage of his early carreer. CM Punk talks about how the crowd weren’t going to accept the fact that The Rock was being rammed down their throats and turned on him. ‘Rocky Sucks’ chants rang out around arenas and ‘The Rock’ was officially born! Mr Kennedy tells us the moment he became a fan of The Rock, Regal says his mic work was ‘sheer brilliance’! I personally will always put this guy on a pedestool and this montage and short profile is excellent!


We see profiles on the Women of the 90’s, Kevin Nash, Owen Hart, Ric Flair, some hillarious footage of the early Hunter Hearst Helmsly and more. Each chapter of the same format, with other stars giving insight and montages of their carreers. Excellent stuff.


Since the WWE now owns the rights to the WCW archives, you can rest assured that there are many matches and promos from not only WWE pay per views and weekly TV shows, but also from Nitro and WCW pay per views aswell.


Definatly an extensive look at the 90’s with quite a lot of matches on there that I hadn’t ever seen before!
If you were a fan back then it’s a great trip down memory lane and a chance to hear what other stars really think about these 90’s stars! For new fans I’d reccomend you get this as soon as possible and witness what all the hype was about!

9/10


 


Paps


 


Available from SilverVision


Greatest Stars of the 90s DVD (3 Discs)


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Our Price: 17.99
RRP: 29.99
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Availibility: In stock
Region: 2
Languages: English, German, French


Approx running time 8 hrs 31 mins

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