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Iron Will: The Anthology of WWE’s Toughest Match DVD Review

November 4, 2010   ·   0 Comments

The Elimination Chamber match is one of my favourite WWE matches in the last few years. I hadn’t however heard much about EliminationChamberthis DVD at all so I was looking forward to seeing it without hype or prejudice! You wouldn’t think that such a relitively new concept would warrant a three disc DVD but here we have it.
Introduced by Todd Grisham, he starts the disc briefly explaining the ‘birth’ of the Chamber in 2002 by Eric Bishcoff and then we go to straight to the actual match.
Going back to 2002 isn’t such a stretch but it is an awesome trip down memory lane even if it is only 8 years ago. Jericho, Triple H, HBK, Kane, Booker T and RVD face each other in the first EVER Elimination Chamber match at Maddison Square Garden and how 8 years can change the face of the WWE? Right now only one of those guys is still in the ring working for them today and back then he still has his mask on!
I do remember the hype surrounding this new match (36ft diameter and 60ft from the ring to the top of the cage this is indeed a very formiddable structure and for a few weeks prior to Survivor Series we were treated to lots of video clips on Raw and Smackdown showing how they were making the Chamber) and it didn’t fall short of that buzz at all; aside from Shawn’s dodgy hair cut and not so ‘sexy’ brown wrestling tights, this is probably my second favourite of all the Elimination Chamber matches. (The outcome still gives me goosebumps!)
My favourite of them all is the New Year’s Revolution Chamber match featuring Jericho, Benoit, Orton, Batista, Edge and Triple H with HBK as special guest referee; I say favourite because it’s the one I have the momst memories of out of all of them on this first disc. Todd talks to Batista about that match before we get to see it and Dave tells us how excited he was to be in his first Elimination Chamber, so much so that he almost didn’t get out of the pod!
The match itself just has everything; it will keep you enthralled from start to finish, even the entrances that I normally fast forward held my attention! Jericho and Benoit start things off and I can’t help but feel that some of the commentary concerning Chris Benoit has been wiped from this disc; there are long periods of silence while he’s wrestling and he’s not mentioned very much at all, which I completely agree with. I don’t see how they con completely cut Benoit out of these DVD’s or indeed out of wrestling history, but at least they’re not blowing smoke up his ass when he has to be included. Triple H is the first to be released from the chamber pods and he comes out fighting! (As JR says he’s ‘Driven past car wrecks that looked better than this!’) Benoit is by now bleeding all over the mat just before Edge is released into the fray who comes out and spears everyone in sight; getting a near fall on Triple H.
Batista has earn the right to be released last but he hammers on the plexi glass throughout the entire match!
Plenty of action as you would expect, Shawn ends up taking the spear, Edge gets Sweet Chin Music… it’s awesome!
The rest of the discs feature famous Elimination Chamber matches such as New Year’s Revolution in January 2006 which featured fresh faces to the concept like Cena, Carlito and Angle. It also features not so famous Chamber matches like the ECW ‘Extreme’ Elimination Chamber match of December 2006 athat I barely knew existsed. (Test, Hardcore Holly, CMPunk, Big Show, RVD and Bobby Lashley!) Every Chamber match from the WWE thus far is featured on this extensive three disc set plus extras on each disc! It’s well worth the money and a MUST for any WWE fans collection!
Sue

Chapters:

Worlds Most Famous ChamberRules of Engagement

Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship
John Cena vs. Carlito vs. Chris Masters vs. Kurt Angle vs.
Shawn Michaels vs. Kane
New Years Revolution January 8, 2006

The Champ is Here

Extreme Elimination Chamber Match for the ECW Championship
Big Show vs. Hardcore Holly vs. CM Punk vs. Test vs.
Rob Van Dam vs. Bobby Lashley
ECW December to Dismember December 3, 2006

Deadmans Playground

Smackdown/ECW Elimination Chamber Match
Winner Faces The World Heavyweight Champion At WrestleMania XXIV
Undertaker vs. Batista vs. Finlay vs.
MVP vs. Big Daddy V vs. Great Khali
No Way Out February 17, 2008

Double Feature

RAW Elimination Chamber Match
Winner Faces The WWE Champion At WrestleMania XXIV
Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Jeff Hardy vs.
Chris Jericho vs. Umaga vs. JBL
No Way Out February 17, 2008

Satans Structure

Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship
EDGE vs.Triple H vs. Undertaker vs. Jeff Hardy vs.
Vladimir Kozlov vs. Big Show
No Way Out February 15, 2009

Time to Play the Game

Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
John Cena vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Kane vs.
Mike Knox vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kofi Kingston
No Way Out February 15, 2009

Ultimate Opportunist

Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship
Sheamus vs.John Cena vs. Triple H vs. Randy Orton vs.
Ted DiBiase vs. Kofi Kingston
Elimination Chamber February 21, 2010

Welcome to the Jungle

Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Undertaker vs. Chris Jericho vs. John Morrison vs.
R-Truth vs. CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio
Elimination Chamber February 21, 2010

Chamber of Horrors

Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho vs.
Booker T vs. Kane vs. Rob Van Dam
Survivor Series November 17, 2002

The Comeback Kid

Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho vs.
Goldberg vs. Randy Orton vs. Kevin Nash
SummerSlam August 24, 2003

Evolution of the Chamber

Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Triple H vs. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit vs.
Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Edge
New Years Revolution January 9, 2005

DISC 1 SPECIAL FEATURES:

2006 New Years Revolution Story
A December to Dismember
The Chamber King
The Price of Immortality

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Worlds Most Famous Chamber

Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho vs.
Booker T vs. Kane vs. Rob Van Dam
Survivor Series November 17, 2002

The Comeback Kid

Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho vs.
Goldberg vs. Randy Orton vs. Kevin Nash
SummerSlam August 24, 2003

Evolution of the Chamber

Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Triple H vs. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit vs.
Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Edge
New Years Revolution January 9, 2005

DISC 1 SPECIAL FEATURES:

2006 New Years Revolution Story
A December to Dismember
The Chamber King
The Price of ImmortalityRules of Engagement

Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship
John Cena vs. Carlito vs. Chris Masters vs. Kurt Angle vs.
Shawn Michaels vs. Kane
New Years Revolution January 8, 2006

The Champ is Here

Extreme Elimination Chamber Match for the ECW Championship
Big Show vs. Hardcore Holly vs. CM Punk vs. Test vs.
Rob Van Dam vs. Bobby Lashley
ECW December to Dismember December 3, 2006

Deadmans Playground

Smackdown/ECW Elimination Chamber Match
Winner Faces The World Heavyweight Champion At WrestleMania XXIV
Undertaker vs. Batista vs. Finlay vs.
MVP vs. Big Daddy V vs. Great Khali
No Way Out February 17, 2008

Double Feature

RAW Elimination Chamber Match
Winner Faces The WWE Champion At WrestleMania XXIV
Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Jeff Hardy vs.
Chris Jericho vs. Umaga vs. JBL

No Way Out February 17, 2008

Satans Structure

Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship
EDGE vs.Triple H vs. Undertaker vs. Jeff Hardy vs.
Vladimir Kozlov vs. Big Show
No Way Out February 15, 2009

Time to Play the Game

Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
John Cena vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Kane vs.
Mike Knox vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kofi Kingston
No Way Out February 15, 2009

Ultimate Opportunist

Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship
Sheamus vs.John Cena vs. Triple H vs. Randy Orton vs.
Ted DiBiase vs. Kofi Kingston
Elimination Chamber February 21, 2010

Welcome to the Jungle

Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Undertaker vs. Chris Jericho vs. John Morrison vs.
R-Truth vs. CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio
Elimination Chamber February 21, 2010

Chamber of Horrors

 

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