Invasion 2001 DVD (2 Discs-Tagged Classics)
February 7, 2010 · 0 Comments
King of the Ring 2001 & Invasion 2001 DVD (2 Discs)
Lance Storm & Mike Awesome vs. Edge & Christian
Nick Patrick vs. Earl Hebner
APA vs. Chuck Palumbo & Sean O’Haire
X-Pac vs. Billy Kidman
Raven vs. William Regal
Six-Man Tag Team Match
Big Show, Billy Gunn & Albert vs. Shawn Stasiak, Hugh Morrus & Kanyon
Tazz vs. Tajiri
Hardcore Championship Match
Jeff Hardy vs. Rob Van Dam
Tag Team Bra & Panties Match
Torrie Wilson & Stacy Keibler vs. Trish Stratus & Lita
10-Man Tag Team Match
Dudley Boyz, Rhyno, Booker T & Diamond Dallas Page vs. Undertaker, Kane, Chris Jericho, Kurt Angle & Stone Cold Steve Austin
A special look at Rob Van Dam
Superstars prepare for battle
Superstars return from battle
The invasion angle is probably my all time favourite angle the WWE has ever done I remember being so excited to see the shows every week and wondering who would show up and who would jump ship, ok so not having internet at the time may be contributing to the misty-eyed memories that I have of that particular period in time, but still, watching this back makes me wish they’d do it over again! The poster for this event alone is fantastic awith Shane and Vince’s faces morphed together; most certainly one of the posters that still sticks out in my mind after all these years! The set, too was origional with two wallkways, one for the Aliance and one for the WWE with a huge pit in the middle of them both! For those that never saw this storyline, it was Vince pitted in a war against his own children as Shane was the owner of WCW and Stephanie had ‘bought’ ECW, the events that lead up to this were shocking and origional and I recomend that even if you saw this pay per view the first time around, it is well worth having on your DVD shelf!
Lance Storm and Mike Awesome team up to face Edge and Christian in the opening bout of the show, E&C together and a total mark out moment for me at the best of times so this match is a winner before it’s even begun in my eyes! Awesome tag team action, something I’d love to see come back!
Nick Patrick vs Earl Hener… ok then! Special ref is Mick Foley, back when Mick Foley & Mr Socko still meant ‘huge pop’!
Seeing the tag team match if fantastic with O’Haire and Palumbo teaming to face the APA. I was a gradual (and somewhat reluctant!) fan of Sean O’Haire and I missed a lot of his earlier stuff unfortunatly. Right now I’d love to see him back in the WWE!
Hardcore championship match with Rob Van Dam facing Jeff Hardy is definatly one I remembered fondly before I even pressed play on this DVD! RVD had already taken out Matt Hardy in the hallway before the match began, so Jeff is fired up from the minute the bell rings for the start of this match. Hardy and RVD have simillar styles and definaterly look good facing off against each other. Some death defying moves and blink-and-you-miss-it action throughout the whole of this match! Match of the night for sure! Bring back the hardcore championship! (although I guess it could never be PG so that’s that idea out of the question!) I could start on that subject.. but I’ll save it for another day!
Tag team bra and panties match… now I can honestly say that this is the first time I’ve realised that they no longer do bra and panties matches! Yeah I pay that much attention to anything the divas do! I guess this is one evolution Im not complaining about!
Of course any time there’s a brawl it’s all good, and this one puts team WWE(F) against WCW/ECW in the critical match of the night with both teams having won 5 matches each (11 matches on a Pay per view???? Wow!) and I dont ever remember Vince McMahon getting a pop like he does when he comes out before this match!
Overall for this 2 disc set, I give 10/10! Totally enthralling matches from start to finish and a great sentimental trip down memory lane! Love it!
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