Words By David D.
When I was checking out the comments on the Wale post from last week, I noticed folks were seemingly out of nowhere sounding off on some nostalgic wrestling moments and characters. As the resident “wrasslin’” fanatic (still watch RAW every single Monday), I decided to help you guys scratch that wrestling itch with a few great DVDs that’ll bring back some great memories.
Ric Flair is simply the greatest wrestler to ever walk inside the ring. He hops on the mic and gives absolutely laugh out loud interviews and puts on amazing matches. His Four Horsemen clique was as badass as it gets. The Four Horsemen DVD is a wonderful documentary that explains the group dynamic and what made these guys great. The Ric Flair DVD is moreso a collection of great matches with video of Flair’s promos hyping the events. The Flair DVD features hour long (!!!) matches against Barry Windham and Ricky Steamboat. The gem for anyone feeling nostalgic is the 1992 Royal Rumble in which Flair entered 3rd and lasted an hour to win. The match features the greatest collection of wrestlers in one ring ever: Flair, Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, Macho Man, Mr. Perfect etc. Each entrant will bring back a new childhood memory.
If Flair is the best wrestler ever, Michaels is widely regarded as right behind him. This DVD is actually an inspirational documentary for wrestling and non-wrestling fans alike as it outlines a performer who fought with personal demons and drug use, while handling the pressure of being the go-to guy for WWE when all the stars left for more money. After a four year absence due to a broken back, Michaels found God, kicked the drugs and returned to the ring. Probably the only wrestling documentary you can watch with the wifey.
This set has all the top moments on Monday Night Raw over its fifteen year history. You can relive the early days with the Ric Flair vs. Mr. Perfect match all the way up to John Cena trying to be as cool as The Rock and Stone Cold were.
Ever watch a movie you used to love as a kid and then realize that it was absolutely terrible? That’s what this DVD does. The Ultimate Warrior was the coolest wrestler to watch when I was a kid. His huge muscles, face paint and high energy entrance had me glued to my TV every Saturday morning. This DVD shows exactly how idiotic the Ultimate Warrior was. He made no sense on his interviews and even changed his legal name to Warrior so he could use the name outside of WWE. This documentary is absolutely hilarious and brings back memories of the campy early 90s.
These DVDs should get you started on your way to reliving the fun wrestling days. Later this year, Mr. Perfect (one of my favorite wrestlers, I still spit the gum out and smack it), Macho Man and Sting DVDs are coming out. Check’em out.
Still no word on the Koko B. Ware DVD. Sorry.
…go ahead and keep sounding off on Wrasslin memories.
Previously Posted — “Figure-Four.”
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H.A.P.H. – The Purge
Major Figgas – Major Figgas
Lauryn Hill – Ms. Hill (2008)
Tanya Morgan – The Bridge EP