Just finished watching the Edge documentary. It's brilliant, so I'll get the few negatives out of the way first:
Completely skipped over Rated RKO. Seriously? It was short lived but I think that was definitely a significant part of his career; he had nice chemistry with Orton and especially playing off their total opposites in Degeneration-X. I know they kept saying how pressed for time they were but really?
Recycling the "Totally Awesome Best of Edge and Christian" extra on this was totally not awesome. That's probably something a big mark like me would notice though, considering I've only watched that clip 140934875 times or so.
But from beginning to end, my favourite story of anyone in the WWE ever is Edge's, so to see it from his perspective and that of his close friends, family and peers is something I've always wanted. Taking you through his WWE career with his own thoughts on things adds meaning to it a lot, and it's just a pleasure watching the ascent from the little boy that's a wrestling fan, to wrestler-in-training, to the flat broke young man working the indies, to the guy that finally gets into the WWE, to someone making a huge impact on the tag team scene while living his dream with his best friend, to a slightly more experienced wrestler really getting into the groove of being a heel, and his great feuds, great matches, achieving world championships and numerous accolades and then finally, legend status celebrated in the Hall of Fame (although the DVD cut out before it got there). It is just a great story that reads like a cheesy fairy tale. And it kind of is.
Hearing his peers' thoughts on him and what it's like working with him, and being with him backstage is great as well. You hear from guys like Batista that have faced him, as well as guys like Curt Hawkins that have been in his corner and know what it's like to have him as a mentor.
I'm not gonna lie though, watching the footage from towards the end of his career will never not be upsetting. Especially in this doc, where they mention things like him getting hit in the back with a steel chair and completely losing feeling in his arms. I mean I know wrestlers are trained to be super tough and take the pain yada yada, but that's just scary to me. Really, really scary. Although it's things like that that make the "I have to retire" speech that follows kind of a dead cert. That doesn't make it any easier to swallow, but hey. So it goes.
I really like this match lol. I don't know why but I really do like it. Fun little match and they played the whole David vs. Goliath thing to perfection imo. Outside of Flair/HBK, I'd have it as my second favorite match from Mania 24 if I'm being honest. Yeah, I liked it that much lol.
I freaking love that match too! You see it on the card and it's like ugh, this is the obligatory celebrity match we have to sit through. And then they gave us that. It was awesome! Not as awesome as the MiTB match, Flair/HBK or Edge/Undertaker, but I suppose that shows you what a great show in general 'mania XXIV was .
It was also nice seeing the Edge Appreciation Night they had after Smackdown back in September which ran 30+ minutes.
Would have been nice, if it wasn't a blu-ray exclusive
If anyone has a download link for it or anything, you know where to find me