WWE: Summerslam: The Complete Anthology
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I'm gonna give you two reviews for the price of one:
* SUMMERSLAM ANTHOLOGY REVIEW
* AN EXTRA TWO CENTS ON WWE DVD SETS
[Better sit back. This is gonna take me a while. Hope you like!]
SUMMMERSLAM ANTHOLOGY REVIEW
---I'd wager that most haven't seen the first few SUMMERSLAM PPVs. While they're not very memorable, they're still worth a look. For example, from the first SUMMERSLAM back in 1988, everyone knows how Ultimate Warrior squashed Intercontinental champion Honky Tonk Man in 30 seconds. But hopefully, newcomers will be more awed by the excellent Tag Team Titles Match between The Hart Foundation and Demolition. Plus, the main event between "Mega Powers" Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage against Ted Dibiase's "Mega Bucks" team is an entertaining star-power showcase. 1988 was a solid event, and definitely warranted a follow-up the next year.
Sadly, I think 1989 is best remembered for its outstanding opener and for its cheap finale. The Hart Foundation against The Brain Busters (Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson) is a classic that Tag Team fans will love. But I always thought that the main event (Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake against Zeus & Randy Savage) felt like an expensive plug for the movie 'No Holds Barred'. Besides, it wasn't an entertaining match.
Ultimate Warrior and Rick Rude have a solid Steel Cage Match for the WWF Title for 1990's SUMMERSLAM, and Hulk Hogan against Earthquake ain't too bad of a co-main event, either.Read more ›
Obviously the content is great, with all the classic moments that have made Summerslam memorable, both good (Ultimate Warrior defeating Honky Tonk Man, Macho Man and Elizabeth's wedding, Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog) and bad (Undertaker vs. Undertaker, Diesel vs. Mabel, Steve Austin's neck injury). The footage on this set is a worthwhile addition to any fan's library.
While the content is great, the packaging is a mixed bag. The four DVD sets are housed in a cooler, complete with ice. This is a nice touch and the packaging is a vast improvement over the Royal Rumble boxset, which was pretty to look at, but very fragile and unwieldy. The problem with the packaging is the slipcases that the DVDs come in. I agree with the previous poster that they aren't the best way to house the individual discs. What WWE needs to do is combine the portability and functionality of the outer case with the DVD digipacks of the WrestleMania boxset. If they do this then the WWE will finally have the perfect boxset. Hopefully they will finally get it right with the Survivor Series set.
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I gotta give props to the poeple behind the creative packaging of this Anthology. Oh god, I almost cried after wathcing this!Published 1 month ago by Felix
The package is ausome and best if all was roughly half price toy local store can it get any betterPublished 1 month ago by Brad michalewich
20 years of summerslam what's not to like. The DVD packaging sucks. I put mine into regular DVD cases to preserve the discs. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brandi and Elvis Proctor
With this set of dvds you really have to keep watching all the dvds there are geat matches on all the dvds and you will enjoy them all.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer