Decided to watch some of 94's better matches today:
Steiners vs. Bret and Owen - Wrestlefest - ****1/2
Would've been ***** except the finish was lackluster and Owen's quick recovery from the screwdriver was just jarring. Still the best WWF tag match of the era.
Bret vs. Backlund - Superstars - ****1/4
Great tv match. I'm racking my brain trying to think of better tv matches from '94 and only the classic between Bret and Waltman comes to mind. I remember watching this as a kid and going insane when Backlund attacked Bret after the match after Bret tried to shake his hand. Crowd was hotter for this match than the one that followed a few months later...
Bret vs. Backlund - SVS - ****1/2
Good match, incredible finish. Perfect example of how to use the gimmick portion of a gimmick match to further the story that's being told rather than just having a gimmick for gimmick's sake. Owen is just lights out all the way around.
1994 was a really strong year for the WWF in terms of match quality. Big step up from 1993 IMO, although I haven't really plumbed the depths of that year as thoroughly.
Of course, the Summer of Trips will end with a review of Hunter vs Lesnar
Been only able to watch one Trips match yesterday and that was Vengeance 2006.. I'm gonna finish the second DX run and start on the second quad comeback tomorrow.
Gonna get the Streak DVD just to see Arn's glorious spinebuster in HD' . Just sayin'
"He's not the biggest. He was never the strongest. He was never the fastest. He was overlooked. He went in the sixth round. So with that being said, all of the intangibles that a quarterback is supposed to have, they overlooked it with him because it was burning from inside of him" - Ray Lewis on Tom Brady
There’s yet another major title on the way before the year is out – Brock Lesnar.
Listed on WWE’s schedules now and expected for release in late November or December, the Brock Lesnar production will hit both DVD and Blu-ray formats.
If you’ve been following this site for some time, you may remember WWE were toying with producing a Brock Lesnar DVD project as far back as February 2011, even when he was not associated with the company and still under contract with UFC.
The Home Video (3-DVD, 2-BD) is still in the planning process has not yet been given a title, but check back soon for the latest developments and allocated release date.
This will be the second Brock Lesnar DVD that WWE has put out, following Here Comes The Pain! in 2003 during his first run.