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WWE: Best of 2000s (DVD)
A box set of single discs that represent the best matches and moments from 2000. Along with recap packages in between to keep viewers up to speed on what else was happening in the world of sports entertainment. Maybe even a little piece on what was going on around the world as well, to give the viewer a sense of the time period.]]>
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This offers a lot if you are a WWE fan.
I got to watch Stone Cold Steve Austin who you don't get to see anymore this year of 2017 go up against the Rock.
Stone Cold Steve Austin as far as I know has not really been in the ring since 2006,
There is also Jeff Hardy V/S Triple H who came very close to beating Triple H,
As well As Brock Lesnar up against Kurt Angle. Definitely enjoyable.
No Chris Benoit or Eddie Guerrero, or Rikishi & his team Too cool Scotty 2 hotty or grandmaster Sexy......
I was hoping to see some of those guys.
I will keep looking though.
11 hours of my time was definitely worth it.
Street Fight Match: WWE Champion Triple H vs. Cactus Jack - Knowing how violent this match was going to be, Triple H sent Stephanie to the back before the match started & he was right in doing that as we saw both men target each other's heads in the opening minutes with the steel steps & ring bell being used before a chair was brought into play with Cactus daring Triple H to use it before nailing him with it with Cactus later using the chair to give a leg drop onto Triple H. The brawl went to the through the crowd & to the stage where Triple H was suplexed onto a wooden pallet that ended up stabbing him in the leg while also taking hits with the steps & a trash can but things really got intense when the barbed wire baseball bat came into play with Foley taking many shots with it to the back while Triple H was a victim of what Jim Ross called "deadly birth control" & heavily bleeding from the bat being driven into his face. The fight once again went back to the outside with the result being the announce table completely covered in blood before Cactus was thrown into & eventually through the steel steps as Triple H was attempting to recreate history from a year earlier with handcuffs & chairs which didn't work out the way he expected as Cactus still fought back including another low blow & unexpected help for Cactus before the fight came back into the ring filled with thumbtacks. Triple H once said that this was a hardcore war that took fans on a roller coaster of emotions but also told a story as everything used served a purpose & I couldn't agree more as this was the match that definitely put Triple H on the map as a long term main event player.
Royal Rumble 00
[Mick Foley: Greatest Hits & Misses; Triple H: That Damn Good; Triple H: The Game; History Of The WWE Championship]
T.L.C. Match: Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian vs. Dudley Boyz vs. Hardy Boyz - This was the first ever T.L.C. match which is the same concept as a ladder match except tables & chairs were also legal & encouraged to be used as well while it should also be noted that this was a homecoming for the Hardy's with them being from North Carolina. You had various crazy moments with all three weapons being legal such as Edge legsweeping both Devon & Matt off ladder, Bubba powerbombing Christian off a ladder, Edge pushing Jeff off a ladder that caused another ladder to catapult into Matt's face, Christian getting a 3D through a table, Edge hitting everyone in sight with a chair, Christian launched into Edge who was sandwiched in between a ladder, Jeff's swanton bomb off a ladder through tables, Bubba going off a ladder in the ring through stacked tables on the outside, Lita getting involved & paying for it, Matt falling backwards off a ladder out of the ring through tables, and Devon & Jeff hanging from the tag titles. This was a "car crash" that took your breathe away.
[The Ladder Match; Hardy Boys: Leap Of Faith; Allied Powers: Wrestling's Greatest Tag Teams; The Attitude Era]
3 Stages Of Hell Match: Steve Austin vs. Triple H - This was the first ever "3 Stages Of Hell" match which was a traditional 2 Out Of 3 Falls match with the twist being that each different fall would be contested under a different stipulation which in this case was the falls being a regular match, street fight, and a steel cage if the third fall was necessary (and lets be honest, they wouldn't tease all 3 falls & not do them). Triple H targeted Austin's previously injured neck right away with various neckbreakers & blows directly on the neck before also attacking Austin's bad knees using the ring post & figure four. Both men began brawling on the outside throughout the crowd eventually making their way through the spanish table using whatever was around them from the monitors to a chair with Triple H even using Mick Foley's "Barbie" to bust Austin before he returned the favor with his "Steveweiser" before both men used the chair in their unique way with Triple H executing a neckbreaker on it & Austin's head landing on it after a back suplex with Austin nailing a chairshot that busted Triple H open as well. The match did to go the third fall with both men using the cage to their advantage while the weapons from the street fight were still in the ring & used to their advantage from "Barbie" to the sledgehammer with both men were able to execute either the pedigree or stunner they beat each other into exhaustion to the very end where it took both men several moments just to stand after the match. As I stated earlier, this match was the first of it's kind that also had a big buildup going into it as their feud had been going on for over a year but definitely was a WrestleMania quality encounter.
No Way Out '01
[Legacy Of Stone Cold Steve Austin; Triple H: That Damn Good]
No Disqualification Match: WWE Champion The Rock vs. Steve Austin - You could feel the tension between both men for weeks & it exploded right from the start when Austin attacked Rock during his entrance with both men blocking each others signature moves early with even Rock attempting Austin's own stunner. Both men brawled on the outside with Austin hit the Rock with the ring bell busting him open right away before they took it back into the ring with them trading momentum as Rock returned the favor to Austin with the ring bell causing him to bleed. Both men pulled out all stops using the ring post & monitor while both attempted the moves like a sharpshooter, the "Million $ Dream" that we hadn't seen in years, and Rock delivering Austin's own stunner. However what this match is most memorable for happened when Vince McMahon appeared & his involvement showing how someone would "sell their soul" to become the champion. Jim Ross described this match best on commentary, "Off The Page Intense!"
[Legacy Of Stone Cold Steve Austin; Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line]
WCW Champion Booker T vs. The Rock - This was The Rock's return to PPV since his WrestleMania match months earlier. Both men traded momentum back & forth with Shane McMahon trying to get involved early on only for it to work against Booker as the fight went to to the floor & into the crowd at one point. Booker was able to gain the advantage & kept breaking the momentum whenever Rock tried to build it. Shane kept getting involved which finally caught up to him thanks to some people who's business he got involved in earlier in the night before Rock took care of Shane himself. This was a fun match to watch.
[The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment; Greatest Superstars Of The 21st Century]
The Rock vs. Hollywood Hulk Hogan - I know I've said this a lot in my reviews on here but it's true, this is a match that words wouldn't do justice on so many levels. In my opinion, this was the last classic match that Hulk Hogan had in his career. Hogan brought his A game here that we hadn't seen dating back to possibly the early days of WCW while the crowd so so heavily into it that Jim Ross called it perfectly when he said "this is a WrestleMania moment" when Rock & Rock didn't even touch each other yet the crowd was going wild. The audience reacted to every move they made & even picked the side that wasn't planned before going into this match but everything resulted in a positive in the end as The Rock got that important WrestleMania win that kept alluding his throughout his career while Hogan regained his fans. I tried but as I said earlier, words don't do this match justice.
[The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment; Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology; True Story Of WrestleMania]
Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho - Shawn's WrestleMania return here didn't start off well as two of this pyro guns didn't go off & were duds. Both men exchanged wrestling early on with headlocks & armlocks Shawn attempted to work over Jericho's leg with moves like a figure four while Jericho worked over his back with various moves like a vertical suplex, the Walls Of Jericho on the outside, and ramming Shawn's back into the ring post twice. Jerry Lawler made the comment that "both men are so similar that it's almost like wrestling yourself" which we saw apply to Jericho various times such as using Shawn's trademark moves like his flying forearm & Sweet Chin Music while Shawn pulled out some tricks of his own like the countering a suplex into a crossbody. This was definitely a quality match fitting of Shawn's reputation of "Mr. WrestleMania."
[Shawn Michaels: My Journey; Breaking The Code: Behind The Walls Of Chris Jericho; Shawn Michaels: Mr. WrestleMania]
Iron Man Match: WWE Champion Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar - Before I get started, it should be noted that this match is completely unedited which means that we get the complete match without the commercial breaks from start to finish. Brock Lesnar made his intentions clear in the first few minutes from attacking Kurt before the bell, faking injuries to get cheap shots in, the way he lost his first fall but gained a heavy advantage throughout the rest of the match because of it that he was going to do anything to regain the championship. Kurt stuck to his game plan of out-wrestling Brock which we saw early as he kept tossing Brock to the outside only to get him more frustrated each time while during the match & later even going out of his usual playbook with aerial offense such as a missile dropkick from the top. Both men started to get more aggressive with their various moves as the match went on such as Brock using Kurt's own anklelock & Angle Slam while Angle later executed an F-5 of his own into the ring post, an F-5 on the floor, back to back german suplexes including one release one that flipped Brock inside out, the steel steps coming into play at various times, and Brock's impactful powerbombs & superplex. This was a wrestling clinic & one of the best iron man matches (if not THE BEST) in WWE history.
"SmackDown" Sept. '03
[Greatest Wrestling Stars Of The 21st Century; Brock Lesnar: Here Comes The Pain - Collectors Edition]
Falls Count Anywhere Match: Intercontinental Champion Randy Orton vs. Mick Foley - Foley came out under his "Cactus Jack" persona & tried to nail Orton with "Barbie" right away with Orton running for his life before Orton was able to took nail Mick with a trash can to the face multiple times before Orton eventually ended up taking one himself. They took the fight to the ramp where Foley was back suplexed before going back into the ring where more weapons came into play causing Foley to ask the fans if they wanted him to use either "Socko" or "Barbie" on Orton. Foley got more violent as he used "Barbie" to bust Orton open along with using that to give him a leg drop to the groin. Barbed wire boards, cookie sheets, thumbtacks were all used here along with a moment where Orton was thrown off the stage followed by the classic Cactus Jack elbow drop off the stage onto Orton. Foley in this match did what he did for Triple H in 2000 as he heavily put Orton over in his hardcore environment & showed that he can take some serious punishment that most wrestlers can't & still go while telling a good story in the ring as well.
[Mick Foley: Greatest Hits & Misses - Hardcore Edition; Randy Orton: Evolution Of A Predator]
Womens Champion Trish Stratus vs. Lita - This was a rare occurrence in the divas division where this feud between both women was built up for months on end with Trish constantly harassing & teasing Lita to the point where she couldn't take it anymore & even broke Trish's nose during their match at Survivor Series causing her to wear a protective mask. It was no big secret that Lita was a little tentative towards using her old luchador style in her matches since her return from the neck injury a little over a year earlier but she was back to her old self here as we saw her do a suicide dive onto Trish on the outside that had her land on her previously injured neck. Trish from there tried to work on her neck with a full nelson & even use her facemask as a weapon as this match just got more intense with close near falls & a very hot crowd before Lita delivered the moonsault to finally gain her revenge against Trish. One of the best "diva" matches from WWE.
"RAW" Dec. '04
[Wrestling's Highest Flyers]
Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle - This was one of the most highly anticipated dream matches in history at that time. Shawn started this off with a slap in the face to Angle causing Kurt to get real aggressive with his amateur wrestling doing various takedowns & riding however Shawn showed a few amateur tricks of his own & even outwrestled Kurt. Kurt started to work over Shawn's back with an Angle Slam into the ring post & many belly to belly suplexes including one attempt to do a german suplex off the ring apron onto the floor. Shawn had to resort to "desperate measures" to prevent that before performing his own crossbody dive onto Angle on an announce table. The matches got more aggressive & intense as it went on as Shawn was able to counter the anklelock various times while Angle delivered another Angle Slam off the top rope as both men came very close with the nearfalls & a very dramatic ending. A modern day classic encounter, period.
[Shawn Michaels: My Journey; Shawn Michaels: Mr. WrestleMania]
Hell In A Cell Match: World Champion Batista vs. Triple H - Their third & final encounter for the World Championship with Batista being in control early before hurting his shoulder hitting the post with Batista being knocked off the apron into the cell shoulder first. A biker chain came into play with both men on the end of being whipped & choked with it before Batista got real aggressive delivering a spinebuster between the cell & post busting Triple H open as well. Another weapon was brought into the match in the form of as steel chair wrapped in barbed-wire causing both men to bleed from various parts of the body like the back & face from moves like chairshots, face grinds, powerslam onto it, and even a DDT. Triple H's sledgehammer was brought into play with both men using it to their advantage while the steel steps were also used to punish. This was definitely a brutal battle as both men not only dished out physical punishment but also used the various weapons to not only inflict more punishment but tell a story as well.
[Hell In A Cell; Triple H: King Of Kings; Batista: I Walk Alone]
World Champion Kurt Angle vs. Undertaker - Both men started off at a fast pace with Undertaker targeting an area of the body with different stretches & strikes from dropping all of his weight into different submissions with regular & his trademark offense focused directly on that area while Angle took advantage of an opening targeting another area of the body using similar tactics that was done to him along with taking advantage of his surroundings in & outside of the ring as both men went back & forth throughout the contest trading reversals & counters getting more physical as the match went on to the point where one man wasn't willing to take a "cheap win" to prove he was truly the better man in what was nothing short but a true "lost classic" that saw both men give everything they had as had beat each other into exhaustion.
No Way Out '06
[History Of World Heavyweight Championship]
T.L.C. Match: WWE Champion Edge vs. John Cena - Edge's had the heavy advantage going into this match as he returned home to a hero's welcome in Toronto as the WWE Champion defending with his own "Rated R" WWE Championship in the match he's the innovator & master of. Edge showcased this fact by dishing out the punishment like giving Cena a DDT into chairs, dropkicking the ladder off the guardrail into Cena's face, powerslamming him through a table, running up a ladder to the top rope followed by a crossbody to Cena on the outside, a ladder to ladder spear, and Lita getting involved causing both men to crash through tables. Cena himself gave as much as he took to Edge by hip tossing him into the ladder & later delivering his throwback into a chair, applying his STFU with Edge trapped in the ladder, F.U.ing the ladder onto Edge, powerbombing Edge into the ladder, and giving Edge the biggest F.U. we've ever seen.
[The Ladder Match; You Think You Know Me: The Story Of Edge]
John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels - This was a non-title rematch from WrestleMania 23 as both men had the same game plan in the early moments feeling each other out & going for a single body part while also having counters to each other's offense & utilizing the same moves such as a headlock takeover before Cena heavily focused on the neck area while Shawn took advantage of an opening allowing himself to target the arm also using the ringside environment to heavily work it over to the point where Cena was showing the effects such as only able to execute a bodyslam with one hand as both men traded momentum with leading to some impactful action both in & outside of the ring along with sequences resulting in a match that went close to an hour that has been regarded in not just one of the best matches in both men's careers but also the history of RAW.
"RAW" Apr. 07
[Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story; John Cena: Greatest Rivalries]
Edge vs. Randy Orton - After months of teaming as Rated RKO, their got too out of hand causing the team to disband leading to this showdown with both men starting out trading punches when Orton was the first guy to play dirty gaining the advantage using the ring ropes & barricade before Edge was able to make a comeback spearing Orton so hard off the apron he landed on the announce able. Both men went back & forth with them having the same move in mind leading to a crash & burn while also knowing the other so well that they were able to counter each others pin attempts while also trying to steal the win resulting in a rare "heel vs. heel" competitive match to the point where Orton was bleeding at the end.
"RAW" Apr. '07
[Edge: Decade Of Decadence]
WWE Champion Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy - Both men had a history with each other coming into this match from trading the Intercontinental Championship over 7 years earlier to competing to be the #1 contender less than a year ago. Both men had stalemates early having counters for each other's attempt at offense before Hardy was able to showcase his wrestling skills constantly catching his opponent in the same offensive maneuver while also using his daredevil offense in & outside of the ring with the high risk not always working to his advantage while Triple H relied on his veteran instincts to take advantage of any opening Hardy gave him while living up to his name of the "cerebral assassin" heavily targeting a specific area of the body by any means necessary with the pace & intensity picked up as the match went on ultimately coming down to one man being able to catch the other as Jim Ross described on commentary as "one of the most competitve WWE Title matches I can remember calling" in what was a match that had both men come out stronger than they did coming in.
No Mercy '08
[Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules]
Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker - This is one of those matches that I can try to describe & review but the words wouldn't do it justice. This match had everything (including the unique "Heaven & Hell" entrances) on a physical & emotional level of both men refusing to lose to the point where this was the closest anyone had ever come to breaking the streak to the point where you saw the most emotion from Undertaker since his "Deadman" character returned 5 years ago & Shawn was even so desperate at one point, he was hoping for a win via count out. Instant classic here.
[Shawn Michaels: My Journey; Undertaker: The Streak; Shawn Michaels: Mr. WrestleMania; Blu-Ray Version of History Of WWE: 50 Years Of Sports Entertainment; Blu-Ray Edition Of True Story Of WrestleMania]
Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio - Mysterio must win the championship or forever unmask as Jericho targeted the mask right away while using his superior size to his advantage such as catching Rey various times & swinging him into the outside barricade before Rey was able to use Jericho's own momentum against him along with his lucha libre high flying offense including a legdrop executed from a double springboard as they traded momentum with both men finding unique ways to constantly counter the others signature offense as this came down to one man's obsession working against him in what was a very competitive contest.
The Bash '09
[Best PPV Matches Of 2009-2010; Superstar Collection: Rey Mysterio; Road Is Jericho: Epic Stories & Rare Matches From Y2J]
My only real big critism here is that some matches were left off here that were more important to the decade & represented WWE more (Chris Jericho unifying the WWE & WCW titles in the Undisputed Championship or RVD vs. Cena to represent the ECW brand) than other matches chosen (Booker T vs. The Rock). Some other criticisms from others elsewhere for this set is that all of the matches have been previously released onto DVD or available currently on the WWE Network but some of these matches had only been released onto only one previous set or as far back at close to a decade or longer so this probably wouldn't appeal to long time hardcore DVD collectors or those who are willing to search through each episode/PPV to find it but this set is designed to appeal to the casual fan & current audience. In the end, I enjoyed the match selections overall along with getting some rare "lost classics" that were easily forgotten about since they weren't on a bigger event along with having a nice balance of the top stars overall throughout the entire decade so again I would highly recommend for those who didn't fall under the conditions I just stated.