I would start it tonight but I still have like 8 Road Warriors matches to watch , which makes me extremely depressed. Fuck this DVD. Might as well tell you what I thought about the NWO DVD while I'm at it...
NWO : The Revolution DVD Review
This is the prototypical WWE produced "glazing over" documentary. What I mean by that is that although we get some pretty interesting names talking with the likes of Vince Russo and Lex Luger being featured, we learn NOTHING new. If you're looking for why Starrcade 97 or 98 happened, you won't find out. If you're looking for stories about how crazy Scott Steiner ACTUALLY WAS then you will not find it on this. This is as bare bones as you can get when discussing one of the most groundbreaking stables ever. No new Hogan or Scott Hall interviews are kind of MEH considering that they were two of the three founding members of the NWO, but no Hogan is certainly understandable.
Kevin Nash has the best and most informative interview of the documentary, but again I think he should have went more in depth about certain subjects than he did. They shouldn't hold things back on a subject as controversial as the NWO, definitely not. This isn't a complete bury job of the NWO surprisingly, it's just a quick refresher of why it was as popular as it was , and how much of a fucking convoluted mess it could be at times. The doc is pretty MEH, and is one of the worse ones they've done since the shift in documentary format back in 03-04.
As for the extras on Disc One, we get a few segments that we've seen on other DVDs and a few new exclusives. The exclusive ones with Piper and Hogan are pretty interesting to say the least, as it really exposes Hogan as a one dimensional rambler on the mic, I swear to god I don't even know what he's talking about sometimes. Really entertaining though, and saves this disc from being a fail IMO.
The Outsiders vs Sting/Lex Luger/Randy Savage (Bash at the Beach 1996) : **
The Giant vs Hulk Hogan (Hog Wild 1996) : DUD
The Outsiders vs Harlem Heat (Halloween Havoc 1996) : **
The Outsiders vs The Steiner Brothers (Souled Out 1997) : ***
Hulk Hogan vs Roddy Piper (Slamboree 1997) : * ¾
Hulk Hogan/Dennis Rodman vs The Giant/Lex Luger (Bash at the Beach 1997) : ¾ *
Oh... FUCK YOU WCW. Seriously, just look at that match listing, does it just SCREAM DVD OF THE YEAR to you ? Because it REAAAAAAAAAAALLLYYYY fucking doesn't to me. Let me run down the six matches with one sentence each to describe them. BATB 96 is a very slow and plodding match that is okay I suppose, but more known for it;s famous finish than anything else. Giant-Hogan is a fucking horrible piece of shit that features 20 minutes of back rakes and knuckle locks, a match I wouldn't recommend to my worst fucking enemy. Outsiders-Harlem Heat is a slow , forgettable match that a few days later I don't remember whatsoever. Outsiders-Steiners is pretty good due to Scott Steiner being fucking awesome. Hogan-Piper is better than expected but is still a bad match with no replay value, do you EXPECT a Dennis Rodman match to be good ?
FUCK NO. By this point I was ready to just blow my brains out with a shotgun but I knew what was coming on the next disc so I had to keep the faith. This disc was one of the worst discs I have ever watched from the WWE library. SIX MATCHES, with one being good, two being MEH, and three being fucking HORRIBLE. This is NOT acceptable in 2012 whatsoever, and whoever devised this disc is a sick fuck who deserves to be placed in a SAW-like game to atone for his sins. I mean, I'm a guy who likes to get his hands on and subsequently watch whatever WWE Home Video release he can find, and this shit is just CRUEL. Major, MAJOR fail here on WWE's part.
Randy Savage vs DDP (Las Vegas Sudden Death Match ; Halloween Havoc 1997) : ****
Hollywood Hogan vs Sting (Nitro 97) : *
Hollywood Hogan vs Randy Savage (Nitro 98) : DUD
The Giant vs Sting (Great American Bash 1998) : ** ½
Hollywood Hogan/Eric Bischoff vs DDP/Jay Leno (Road Wild 1998) : *
Roddy Piper/DDP/Warrior vs Hogan/Stevie Ray/Bret Hart vs Kevin Nash/Sting/Lex Luger (War Games ; Fall Brawl 1998) : *
Goldberg vs Kevin Nash (Starrcade 1998) : ** ½
Bret Hart vs Goldberg (Nitro 99) : *
Hollywood Hogan/Kevin Nash/Scott Hall vs The Rock/Steve Austin (Raw 2002) : ** ½
YES! YES! YES! DDP-SAVAGE on a DVD is fucking NICE and by the time I watched it, I honestly felt like giving it *****
for saving me from the shittiest matches ever, but alas, it's still the best match on this DVD by a fucking thousand miles, and the only match that's probably going to stick with me in a positive way. Now, let me explain the rest of these matches in a way that everybody will easily understand ; THEY FUCKING SUCK. Seriously, I think Vince has a hard-on for tarnishing the legacy of WCW in the eyes of today's fans, and purposely made this DVD as shitty as possible just so he could say "HA! REMEMEBR WCW?!!?!?! IT SUCKED DIDN'T IT?!?!?! I RULE"
, while Triple H laughs maniacally in the background. This DVD features the WORST Randy Savage match that I've ever seen, with him taking on Hulk Hogan in what is surely one of the worst matches between two main eventers that I've seen in my entire life. Hogan-Sting was... You know what ? I'm not even going to go in-depth anymore.. Fuck it.
It doesn't even matter anymore, I'm just giving everybody here an excuse to laugh at me. This DVD is a sick joke that you'd play on a dumb mark friend of yours like "hey, you wanna see what WCW was like ? Watch these matches man!". This shit made me appreciate all the good shit we get seemingly on a monthly basis from the WWE, all the ***+
matches and the memories they've given us, because if wrestling was ever angle based and gave us horrible matches like this in the main event , I'd have to stop watching wrestling or start watching ROH or something. Anyways, I've rambled on far too long about this disc. It fails, but DDP-Savage keeps it from failing as hard as the other disc. PS: Giant-Sting is actually a great little short match that needed another five minutes for sure.
I'm convinced ; This is probably the worst three disc DVD the WWE has ever produced. How anybody could possibly enjoy this DVD blows my fucking mind as it features two of the most lackluster discs of matches I have ever witnessed in my entire life. I know this is the part where I'm supposed to say who WILL enjoy it and who WON'T , so I'll keep it pretty concise down to a point:
- If you love wrestling, family, friends, the cold breeze of a December morning, or any of the subtle joys of life, YOU WILL HATE THIS DVD
- If you love torture, deception, and sadomasicism ... GO GET HELP .... AND YOU WILL HATE THIS DVD TOO.
- THIS DVD SUCKS. If a parent gets you this for Christmas, get emancipated. If a girlfriend gets you this for Christmas, break up with her. If a co-worker gets you this for Christmas, BURN DOWN THEIR FUCKING HOUSE. If you find this in a bargain bin for 2 dollars, just stay the fuck away. Resist the temptation to add another DVD to your collection, it's not worth that beautiful two dollars that you could give to a hobo or something. Watch DDP-Savage online and perhaps the doc if you're REALLY REALLY BORED. As for the other 85 percent of this DVD ; RUN. RUN FAR AWAY AND HIDE. Hide and dream of a world where Hogan-Giant doesn't exist.
I don't like this DVD.