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Steve Austin: The Most Popular Superstar Of All Time DVD Review

February 8, 2012   ·   0 Comments

Steve Austin:The Most Popular Superstar Of All Time DVD (4 Discs)

By Stephen

Stone Cold Steve Austin, debatably the most popular wrestler of all time, did not achieve his success by chance. Steve Austin became Stone Cold through dedication, wrestling talent, and a unique approach to the microphone that left punters begging for more. He believed in himself when others did not, and continued to do so until his doubters had no choice but to praise him.

His image and in ring persona, never attempted to fit inside the cultural envelope of the times he worked, almost rebelling against the norm from the very beginning of his career. He connected with the audience on an organic level, addressing them as if they were old friends in a bar he was drinking in. And it worked.

A wrestler never meant to get a push, barged his way to the top past every obstacle in his way. He took the hard road, flying past those who tried to take short cuts, but unfortunately reached the finish line sooner than he should of.

 

Disc 1

DVD 1 of this mammoth 4 disc collection, predictably documents the life of Steve Williams. It rushes through his early career as quickly as possible, and then focuses on his WWE success looping footage which we have already seen a million times before. WWE seem to find it difficult to move away from their formulaic documentary structure, but they are starting to get boring.

The large variation of interviewees, and the new footage of Austin sharing his side of the story, seems to save this feature from being categorized as shoddy drivel, and dare I say it, makes it reasonably entertaining.

If you know anything about wrestling and Steve Austin, then don’t expect to learn anything new. But if you want something nice and easy to watch, and want to be nostalgically reminded of those hilarious RAW segments, then give it a watch. It won’t change your life, but it will entertain you.

But the other 3 discs are amazing, especially the second of third, which periodically document Steve Austin’s career through his work in the ring:

Disc 2

Introduced by Stone Cold Steve Austin
Stunning Steve Austin vs. Gentleman Chris Adams
USWA – May 1990

Stunning Steve Austin & Ric Flair vs. Sting & Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat
WCW Saturday Night – 30th July, 1994

King of the Ring
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Jake “The Snake” Roberts
King of the Ring – 23rd June, 1996

Submission Match
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Bret “Hit Man” Hart
W/ Alternate Commentary By: Stone Cold Steve Austin & Jim Ross
WrestleMania 13 – 23rd March, 1997

Intercontinental Championship Match
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Rocky Maivia
In Your House: D-Generation X – 7th December, 1997

WWE Championship Match
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels
With alternate commentary by: Stone Cold Steve Austin & Jim Ross
WrestleMania 14 – 29th March, 1998

Disc 3

No Disqualification, Falls Count Anywhere Match for the WWE Championship

Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Dude Love
Over the Edge – 31st May, 1998

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

Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Big Show
Raw – 22nd March, 1999

No Disqualification Match for the WWE Championship
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock
WrestleMania XV – 28th March, 1999

No Disqualification Match for the WWE Championship
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock
W/ Alternate Commentary By: Stone Cold Steve Austin & Jim Ross
WrestleMania X-7 – 1st April, 2001

Disc 4

A Flare for the Old

WCW Saturday Night – 5th June, 1993

“A Bunch of Violent Crap”
Hardcore TV – 10th October, 1995

Monday NyQuil
Hardcore TV – 31st October, 1995

“Flat Out Disgusted”
Hardcore TV – 19th December, 1995

“My Exact Opinion of Bret Hart”
In Your House: Mind Games – 22nd September, 1996

Stone Cold on Livewire
Livewire – 19th October, 1996

Home Invasion
Raw – 4th November, 1996

1996 New Sensation Award
Slammy Awards Show – 21st March, 1997

Freedom of Speech Award
Slammy Awards Show – 21st March, 1997

Ambulance Attack
Raw – 21st April, 1997

The World’s Most Famous Stunner
Raw – 22nd September, 1997

Tyson and Austin!
Raw – 19th January, 1998

The Easy Way or the Hard Way
Raw – 30th March, 1998

Zamboni 3:16
Raw – 28th September, 1998

Paging Dr. Austin
Raw – 5th October, 1998

McMahon’s Cement Corvette
Raw – 12th October, 1998

Bang 3:16
Raw – 19th October, 1998

Stone Cold Beer Truck
Raw – 22nd March, 1999

The Funeral of Stone Cold Steve Austin
Raw – 19th April, 1999

Austin’s Revenge
Survivor Series – 19th November, 2000

Jim Ross Interviews Steve Austin and The Rock
SmackDown! – 22nd March, 2001

Gift Giving Mood
SmackDown! – 5th July, 2001

Mr. McMahon’s Alliance Woes
SmackDown! – 12th July, 2001

The Old Stone Cold
SmackDown! – 19th July, 2001

Whataburger
Raw – 14th January, 2002

The Highlight Reel
Insurrextion – 7th June, 2003

 

7.5/10

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