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DVD Review : Wrestling Underground

November 19, 2008

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In recent years, if one thing has made itself clear, its just how much Extreme Championship Wrestling and its style can be worth. The WWE has held the reunion ppvs, put out numerous DVD’s as have other orginizations and now Infinity Entertainment laces up their wrestling boots with the release of “Wrestling Undergroud”. A two disc, nearly 4 hour set,featuring all the big names stars of ECW enganging in violent battles.

Seperated into 4 episodes, hosted by Former WCW and TNA announcer Scott Hudson, Wrestling Underground features action from “The Wrestling Zone”, which is really just a compliation of footage taken from various indy feds during the early 2000 years, most notably 3PW. The production value is surprisingly good for an independent release, The action is shot with 2 cameras, edited together rather flawlessly, and features new play by play with Scott Hudson.

Looking at the match lineup you will notice that it has just about every big name ECW star as well as a couple of WCW’s stars thrown in for good measure. Episode 1 entitled Origin of Mayhem features Mikey Whipwreck vs CW Anderson, Rodney Bagnaud (Mack) with Jazz vs Pitbull Gary Wolfe,  Justin Credible w/ Francine vs Diamond Dallas Page, and Balls Mahoney teaming with Axl Rotten against New Jack and Murder One.  Episode 2 entitled Violent Behavoir features Gary Wolfe vs Kevin Sullivan, Jasmin St Claire/Blue Meanie vs Missy Hyatt/Rockin Rebel, The ageless Terry Funk takes on Justin Credible, Sandman and Fonzie take on Sabu and Tod Gordon, and Blue Meanie Takes on Raven. Episode 3 entitled Hardcore Hatred features CW Anderson vs Steve Corino, Kid Kash vs Sabu, Balls Mahoney vs The Sandman and Nova vs Rob Van Dam. Finally, Episode 4 entitled Back Alley Destruction features Public Enemy vs Chris Chetti/Danny Doring, Little Guido vs Kid Kash,  Simon Diamond with Dawn Marie vs The Sandman with Missy Hyatt, Balls Mahoney vs Rob Van Dam, and Dusty Rhodes vs CW Anderson. Unfortunately some matches are clipped during a slow period of a match but doesn’t necessarily take much away from the overall product. Also worth noting is that there is some interview promo’s hyping certain matches as well.

Ive been a big fan of ECW and its stars for years, and in this day and age of wrestling where it seems that we’re all clamoring for that nostalgia factor (see DX’s constant reunion, Austin’s yearly appearances, and WWE’s documentary DVD sales figures) Wrestling Undergound is able to fill your need for the hardcore stars of the 90’s, and with a 12.99 price tag on Amazon, it would be hard to say that this is anything but a recommended buy .

Wrestling Undergound is available now on DVD, For more information you can check out the dvd profile at Infinity Entertainment Group website, via http://www.hepcatdistribution.com/prodDetail.cfm?item=IEG002048, and you can pick it up on amazon via http://www.amazon.com/Wrestling-Underground-Not-Applicable/dp/B001DZOCLY, and to read my previous DVD reviews check out http://www.maineventradio.com/reviews.htm

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DVD Review : Fight Hard : The Allison Danger Story

October 9, 2008

DVD Review :  Fight Hard : The Allison Danger Story

Reviewed by : Steven Wilson of MainEventRadio.com

Earlier this year Strong Style Productions sat down with Allison Danger to film two DVD projects, the first of which was the 4 hour “Quick Shooting with Allison Danger” shoot interview released back in April. Now work has been completed on their second project, “Fight Hard : The Allison Danger Story” which is a documentary on the life and career of Allison Danger. 

With a main feature runtime of 2 hours and 15 minutes, Fight Hard is able to offer up something completely different from the previously released shoot interview as the shoot focused more on her thoughts and opinions on the world of professional wrestling, picking apart the WWE, TNA and Shimmer rosters. In this feature you learn what it was like growing up as the little sister of Steve Corino, how her entry to the world of professional wrestling came about, how much involvement her brother had in her training and of course her eventual international career is covered in depth. At times there is spots were there is an assumption that you know what was going on with the storylines she is speaking of, but luckily that gets corrected as the documentary goes along. Overall there is very little downtime and makes for a fairly interesting watch. Chapter listings are as follows : 1) Growing up Corino, 2) Entering the business, 3) Ring Of Honour, 4) Hitting her stride, 5) Branching Out, 6) The girls step up, 7) USO Tour, 8) Debut of Shimmer, 9) Wrestling Takes it toll, 10) 100% Strong Style!, 11) A farewell to ROH, 12) Crowning a Shimmer Champion, and finally 13) What does the future hold?

Strong Style Productions does a decent job in dealing with the limitations an independent company faces when creating a documentary in this day and age.  Video and Photo footage of Danger in action in Shimmer, ROH, Chikara and Chickfight  finds itself sprinkled throughout the feature which to say the least is a nice addition and has become a must for a documentary nowadays, However being unable to spend a ton of cash to travel,interview, and film those she has worked and been influenced by, written quotes were instead obtained for the DVD from the likes of Francine, her brother Steve, Rebecca Knock and many others. Despite all this the video and audio quality deserves top marks. The documentary also features music from California band “theSTART” as well as irish band “Eden” and some of the musical choices are great and placed well, however sometimes the producers try a little too hard to use the music, as 10 second bits that end abruptly are more annoying than helpful.

The second disc offers up an hour of deleted scenes from the documentary which could of easily been included in the main feature and not brought it down a bit. Stories including her time hanging out in the ECW locker room, as well as hilarious stories of teasing the guys in ROH about how she got to make out with Mickie James, how Matt Hardy’s dad made her cry and why she is deathly afraid of Curry Man! Also included is 2 matchups, first up is Danger against Daizee Haze from Chikara in March 2005,  Then we have 6 way women’s action from February 06 in Chikara as Haze, Sumie Sakai and Mickie Knuckles team up to take up Danger, Rain and Ranmaru.

I was generally impressed with the overall quality of this DVD. Its rare to find a documentary of high quality that tells a interesting story and actually enables you to learn about someone who has done so much for the business, specifically for women’s wrestling which right now is more popular then ever, so if your looking for something different in your wrestling library give Fight Hard a look when it comes out next week.

Fight Hard : The Allison Danger Story will be available from Strong Style Productions on October 14th, For more information or to order your own copy check out www.strongstyleproductions.com, And to read my previous DVD reviews check out www.maineventradio.com/reviews.htm

 

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DVD Reviews : “Glamour, Glitz and Divas : The Untold story of American women’s wrestling” & “Wrestling Vixxens : The New Era”

August 9, 2008

DVD Reviews : “Glamour, Glitz and Divas : The Untold story of American women’s wrestling”  & “Wrestling Vixxens : The New Era”

Reviewed By : Steve “Rockamaniac” Wilson of MainEventRadio.com

There is no debating the fact that women’s wrestling has never been as popular as it is now. Numerous all female federations have popped up throughout North America, meanwhile the TNA knockouts have been taking it a step further scoring the highest rated segments for the company week in and week out, and even main eventing TV on occasion. This influenced the WWE to create a second woman’s championship and give their females some more time to wrestle instead of pillow fighting. Therefore it’s no surprise that more and more female wrestling products are hitting the market, and today we look at two of the latest female DVD releases from Big Vision Entertainment in “Glamour, Glitz and Divas : The Untold story of American women’s wrestling”  and “Wrestling Vixxens : The New Era”

This is actually an “Outside The Ropes” production, meaning it’s a documentary cut together using footage from RF Video’s extensive shoot interview archive. The first such production was entitled Life in the fast lane, which was about life on the road as a wrestler, and while that was enjoyable, the cutting and flow of the stories were somewhat random at times as I mentioned in my DVD review many months ago. However I was pleased to see that in “Glamour, Glitz and Divas” there is more of a specific flow to the DVD.

The main feature begins with tales of childhood and whether or not they were a fan of pro wrestling. The divas featured is quite an impressive line up from every era of pro wrestling, beginning with Moolah and Mae Young to Sensational Sherry to Luna Vachon to Sunny to Chyna and to today’s stars like Velvet Sky and Jackie Gayda, You get a perspective from a wide array of generations of Divas. From tales of childhood we now move into the decisions to enter the business and the training they sought out and whether they thought the fact that it’s a male dominated industry would hurt them.

Next up is a on the road feature with current female stars Talia Madison aka Velvet Skye and April Hunter. They touch on some of the afformentioned topics as they wait for their breakfast to arrive. This proves to be an interesting little feature as you get to see a day in the life of a independent wrestling diva in hyper speed.

Love stories is the next topic which is a look at the divas mixing business with pleasure so to speak as many of them found love within the business. This includes Sunny revealing the intimate details of her and Shawn Michaels relationship from the 90’s which nearly resulted in her leaving Chris Candido to move in with Michaels.

A training seminar with Luna Vachon gives you a look at the diva taking the time to pass her knowledge on to those who are training and trying to get better on the scene today.

The inevitable subject when it comes to a divas documentary is catfights, lots of heat thrown Sable’s way here as well as Jackie Gayda’s way from Sunny, Even Moolah gets in on the cat fights ripping into Judy Gable. April Hunter main events the cat fights with Allison Danger with a worthy rant.

Some random spots wraps up the main feature and then the DVD extras offer up some solid female indy wrestling matchups with the up and coming stars of today. 6 matches in total including Sara Del Ray vs Nikki Roxx, Cheerleader Melissa vs Mercedez Martinez, April Hunter vs Talia “Velvet Sky” Madison, Sumie Sakai vs Daizee Haze, Kylie Pierce vs Angela with Special guest referee Sherri Martel, and finally Luna Vachon vs Alicia.

I really enjoyed this DVD, as I mentioned it flowed well, perhaps one segment was misplaced but the 95 minute main feature and the hour worth of bonus matchups easily justify the 14.99 asking price and makes for a nice little addition to your wrestling DVD collection.

Pulling a 180 now, we look at “Wrestling Vixxens : The New Era”. The original Wrestling Vixxens was a pornographic based website featuring mainly Missy Hyatt and Sunny many years back. This new incarnation takes many of the TNA knockouts as well as a couple of the other hottest divas on the indy scene today and for the most part has them pose for pictures in various sexy outfits set to sultry music and put in slow motion. So Cal Val, ODB, Talia “Velvet Sky” Madison, Rain aka Peyton Banks as well as Daffney and my personal favourite ROH/WSX star Lacey are the vixens featured. The DVD’s back cover might promise the chance to get to know the girls behind the gimmicks, but very few talk segments are on the DVD, Talia Madison probably gets the most talk time, but considering the point of this DVD is to serve as hot semi pornographic material as opposed to a documentary then it certainly lives up to expectations and if you’re a fan of any one of these girls then picking up this DVD could be of interest for you.

“Glamour, Glitz and Divas : The Untold story of American women’s wrestling” as well as “Wrestling Vixxens : The New Era”  is now available on DVD from Big Vision Entertainment. Check out BVDVD.com for more information or to order your own copy. You can also ready my previous DVD reviews at MainEventRadio.com/Reviews.htm

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DVD Review : You Shoot with Jamie Dundee

July 31, 2008

DVD Review :  “ YOU SHOOT “ With Jamie Dundee from Kayfabe Commentaries

Reviewed by : Steve “Rockamaniac” Wilson of MainEventRadio.com

Kayfabe Commentaries’ You Shoot series has been highly praised by not only myself, but by many of those in the wrestling media, as well as the fans who have flocked to the series in droves. Coming off of two insane editions with the likes of Missy Hyatt and The Sandman, the KC team was faced with a big challenge…Find someone who could possibly top them, so in true You Shoot fashion, they turned the booking sheets over to their fans and asked who they wanted to shoot with. The message was apparently loud and clear as PG-13 member, one time star of the WCW, WWE, and ECW, and “semi-main eventer of Wrestlemania 13” Jamie Dundee ,was brought in, sat down, and left to the mercy of his fans who leave almost no shell unturned in the latest 2 hour edition of the You Shoot series.

According to the DVD’s back cover, Dundee garnered the most participation reaction to date, Those fan’s submissions don’t disappoint and covers a very broad range of topics, and if there is one thing Jamie delivers on, it’s the agreement to truly answer everything that is asked. In previous editions, the same pledge was made but occasionally you’d find a question or topic that the subject would kind of skate over, not with Dundee. Prime example, a individual named “Paul The Rapist” asks him about Jerry Lawler’s supposed love for young er woman, and whether or not he ever shared some of them with Dundee,  Jamie laughs, wants to skate over it, but instead says he had not indulged, and shares a story about being in a car with the Road Dogg “BG James” and Jerry Lawler that can either have you on the floor in stitches or sitting in silence with your  chin on the floor in shock.

Tons of other great stories are shared by Dundee over the course of the DVD, including who he dropped the “I was on the semi main event of Wrestlemania… Bitch!” line on in the ECW lockeroom,  his absolutely unbelievable pay off for that appearance,  why John Cena as nothing more than a Jamie Dundee copycat and a intense rant on the internet smarks who write incorrect stuff about him on Wikipedia.

You also get a special appearance via phone line from Jamie’s father Bill Dundee, who is the subject of many questions during the course of the shoot. Jamie noticeably puts a lot of effort into reacting to the fans, as he seems genuinely honored that so many fans stepped up and not only suggested him for the DVD but also sent in such a high volume of questions, so as a special treat for all of them he shoots off on them, more so than any other participant in the series thus far, He also shows his friendly side, kissing host Sean Oliver at least 10 times over a two hour period.

To be honest, when I heard Dundee had been chosen for You Shoot, I thought it would be ok, but pale in comparison to those in the 3 previous editions, and while it barely falls short compared to that of The Sandman, the best wrestling shoot DVD series out there today has another hit on their hands with Jamie Dundee in the hot seat so pick up a copy and see for yourself just how crazy a You Shoot DVD can get.

You Shoot with Jamie Dundee is now available on DVD from Kayfabe Commentaries. For more information or to order your own copy head on over to Kayfabecommentaries.com and to read my previous DVD reviews check out maineventradio.com/reviews.htm

 

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DVD REVIEW : Guest Booker with Raven : Booking Hall and Nash in ECW

April 22, 2008

DVD REVIEW : Guest Booker with Raven : Booking Hall and Nash in ECW

Reviewed by Steve Rockamaniac of MainEventRadio.com

Over the years, Raven has been loved and hated by many in the wrestling business. Those he has not pissed off have praised the wrestling mind he has, and many times it has been suggested that Raven could be a highly successful head booker for a wrestling company, So Kayfabe Commentaries decided to give him that chance in a special installment of the “Guest Booker” DVD series that they are calling the “Booker At Heart” edition. The very hypothetical situation that Raven is given is booking  Scott Hall and Kevin Nash as if they decided to jump ship from the WWF to ECW back in 1996 instead of jumping to World Championship Wrestling. Raven was world champion at the time, so this becomes even more unique as he is not only given the chance to book the two big names, but to book himself during the 10 months leading into ECW’s PPV debut, Barely Legal in April 1997.

What has to be most impressive about Raven’s booking performance on this DVD is that he came into it with absolutely no preparation, He may or may not have been told the subject of DVD beforehand, but he starts the feature with no idea of what was going on at the time in ECW despite the fact that he was living and fighting through it. That’s what substance abuse will do to as Raven called this point in time “the beginning of my lost years”. Despite this, Raven sits down for 90 minutes and goes in depth about how he would bring in Hall, Nash and as a added bonus Sean “Xpac” Waltman. Raven does this with only a couple of small timeouts to brush up on history, and goes into marathon mode for the final portion of the feature as he kicks host Sean Oliver to the curb and takes over the white board scribbling down the rantings and ravings of Raven’s booking mind. Admittingly it’s tough at times for the viewer  to keep track of Raven’s ramblings, even Oliver ends up with question marks all over his face  at one point (literally!), but as I would eventually find out it all makes sense in the end. The task of making it clear is somewhat easier thanks to a on screen display of the month by month booking as it gets filled in by Raven.  You also get the chance to learn something about Raven, that being he gets very cranky when is hungry as he continuously mentions near the end of the feature that he wants food and when it eventually arrives you get a added surprise in the closing credits as Raven scarfs down his chow.

Giving you a small idea of the path Raven goes down, Scott Hall arrives to ECW first and cuts a promo explaining how he was no longer going to be run over by a red white and blue bus of Lex Luger and is ready to break out, and will obviously want to do so by getting Raven’s world title, instead the flock confront Hall in the ring, after which Hall explains to Raven that if he wants to bring his friends into this, then Hall has some friends he could bring as well which as you can tell would be how Nash would eventually be introduced. Hall and Raven begin a long title feud while Nash it sent down a path of destroying big men such as Brian Lee and Dr Death Steve Williams to eventually enter a feud with The Sandman. X-pac is brought in during the progression of these feuds, and Terry Funk also enters heading into Barely Legal to get his title shot against Hall on Funk’s  20 year anniversary of being in the business.

To say the least this was a complete departure from previous Guest booker editions as not only is Raven a booker at heart, but the angle he is asked to book is something that never happened, regardless we end up with a entertaining final product as much like old time radio used to be, it gives you a chance to close your eyes for a second and fanaticize about what could have been and if you were an old school ECW fan or a big fan of the outsiders then it could be something very appealing to you .

“Guest Booker with Raven : Booking Hall and Nash in ECW” is now available on DVD from Kayfabe Commentaries. For more information or to order your own copy check out http://www.kayfabecommentaries.com and to read my previous DVD reviews head on over to http://www.maineventradio.com/reviews.htm

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DVD Review : XPW TV : THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

March 1, 2008
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DVD REVIEW : XPW TV : THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON
Reviewed By : Steve Rockamaniac of www.MainEventRadio.com
Living on the east coast, I like many others had almost no access to XPW when it was alive and well. Now with Big Vision Entertainment releasing much of the video library on DVD im getting to see exactly what they were all about. Most recently they put out The Complete Second Season of XPW TV. In the past I had been told by those who saw the show to expect a lot of corny humour, especially from the second season as the dvd cover warns you that not many actual wrestling matches took place that season as the company had venue problems and thus couldn’t hold tv tapings. This fact didn’t stop XPW from putting on a full season of TV, instead they turned much of the season into a soap opera featuring their stars as stories of owner Rob Black going crazy, cars being stolen, porn pasts coming back to haunt individuals, and a bitter personal feud nearly turning deadly were all major features of the shows each week, and yes much of it was corny, but in a odd way also entertaining,after all, how many times has wrestling been called a male soap opera?
Season 2 kicks off as XPW was building towards their big 1 year anniversary event “Go Funk Yourself” which was headlined by challenger Terry Funk taking on champion Sabu. Owner Rob Black and his army was in the midst of a crusade to get the title off of Sabu and his manager Josh Lazy, and had called in a favor to “Uncle Eric” Bischoff over in WCW to lend Terry Funk to him in hopes of accomplishing that goal. The sub plot to this was the ever decreasing mental status of Rob Black who would often be found in a bathrobe in the streets, asking his magic 8 ball for answers, or talking to a “negro claus”.
During the season, Black would need to step out of character on a couple of occasions, most importantly when the ECW/XPW incident went down and a brawl ensued between the two companies in the parking lot of a ECW PPV event. Black goes on a personal shoot on Paul Heyman revealing the lawsuit Heyman had tried to send Black’s way accusing him of using Sabu when he is under contract to ECW and that Black had stolen the name “extreme”. As you can tell Season 2 is Rob Black TV, much of the show involves him, in fact, there is also side stories such as his wife, Lizzy Borden’s car being stolen by White Trash Johnny Webb, and Rob Black has to take care of getting it back, which involves him dealing with a mob boss who Webb had pawned the car off to.
When the soap opera isnt playing out, you do get to see a few solid matches from the time period, including the aforementioned battle between Sabu and Terry Funk, also a sick deathmatch between Supreme and The Messiah, as well as matches featuring stars such as Tracy Smothers, Nosawa, White Trash Johnny Webb, The late great Dynamite D and his never ending imitations of wrestlers popular in the 80’s and much much more.
There are full match DVD extras included in this set as well, one of which features a younger Christopher Daniels taking on Donovan Morgan. Also The late great Big Dick Dudley vs Damien 666 vs Johnny Webb, Homeless Jimmy vs Supreme, Michael Modest vs Carlito Montana and “Good Times with Guido” the ring announcer (which is kind of a useless extra but whatever)
After watching the nearly 11 hours of content in this DVD boxset, I must say it wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be. If your gonna pick up this DVD your probobly best to watch the first season as well because you maybe a little lost in the first few episodes of the second season, but if you love the idea of a corny wrestling soap opera, mixing in some actual wrestling action here and there then you’ll probobly like XPW TV. I am one who falls in that category and because of that I found the show slightly addictive and was able to watch most of it in one shot cause I wanted to find out what was happening next.
XPW : The Complete Second Season DVD is now available from Big Vision Entertainment for 24.99$. For more information check out www.bvdvd.com or www.thexpw.com And to read my previous reviews of Big Vision and other wrestling dvd’s head on over to www.maineventradio.com/reviews.htm
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DVD REVIEW : BEFORE THEY WERE STARS… REY MYSTERIO JR

March 1, 2008

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DVD REVIEW : BEFORE THEY WERE STARS…REY MYSTERIO JR

Reviewed by : Steve Rockamaniac of www.maineventradio.netfirms.com

Through the years, Rey Mysterio Jr has broken through all the barriers that stood before him to ultimately end up on the top of the wrestling world. We’ve all heard the story of how he broke into ECW and was part of what would be an American invasion of Lucha Libre stars who would move onto WCW and ultimately Rey Rey would climb to the top of the WWE in 2006,and continues to be there now in 2008. But where did he come from? And was he that good in his earlier days? Well these questions are answered in the Big Vision DVD release “Before They Were Stars : Rey Mysterio Jr”

The DVD’s main feature brings you 6 matches from Mysterio’s days in Mexico. English Commentary is provided by Kris Kloss of XPW and WSX fame, who is alongside “the legendary” Manny Peeples. Optional Spanish Commentary by Larry Rivera of XPW fame and Konnan, who needs no introduction.

Unfortunatly the DVD stars off on the wrong foot as the first match is a complete write off. It features Rey Mysterio teaming with Torrero against Jerry Estrada and Negro Aztecas. As soon as it begins Mysterio goes down with a knee injury, and the heels (Estrada/Negro) go on a 10 minute beatdown using weapons, The ref has no control at all, the commentators have no choice but to consistently question how bad he is, and all the while some people walk in front of what is a super shaky camera. The matches are under classic lucha libre rules where you must score 2 pinfalls to win the match so after about  10 minutes of beat down Torrero makes a quick comeback and gets a surprise pin. However the comeback is short lived as another 5 minutes of heel on face beatdowns ensue, then shortly after the 16 minute mark, the ref decides to take power and DQ’s the heels giving Mysterio and Terrero the win.

Quite frankly this match should not of been included on the DVD, and even the commentators weren’t into it, Luckily the rest of the DVD is not nearly as bad as this match so if you could get past it then you will be rewarded with some classic Mysterio battles.

Match 2 features Mysterio taking on another well known Mexican star in Juventund Guerrera. The match takes place in a match that is in a middle of a bullring in Mexico. The ref has horrible hair and suspenders which he gets made fun of by the commentators for. However this match is a hell of a lot better than the first match as it begins with some technical back and forth action and leads to Juvi scoring the first pinfall at the 5 minute mark. Right after this, the action picks up as the high fly lucha libre action comes into play, Mysterio gets even with a pinfall at the 8 minute mark and Mysterio ultimately pulls out the victory after  12:40.

Match 3 is a tag match which show shades of the first match on the DVD as it breaks down into a mele. It features Mysterio and Octagon (who for those who have seen El Generico in action looks exactly the same) teaming against Pentagon and the huge Russian mafia monster KGB. The refs go back to sucking major balls in this match and after 19 minutes Pentagon and KGB get the victory via countout due to interference.

Match 4 gets back to the good stuff as 6 way lucha action features Mysterio, Super Calo and Leon Negro against Juventund Guerrera, Psicosis and Halloween, There are 2 refs overseeing this match who still have trouble maintaining order but this actually ends up being a decent 6 way back and forth match up with Psicosis scoring the win for his team at 9:12

Match 5 is the highlight of the DVD. It is a 23 minute classic return battle between Rey Mysterio and Juventund Guerrera. The first 6 minutes of the match is similar to their earlier match on the DVD as its technically back and forth which is followed with some quick paced action. Juvi scores the first pin at 9:39 with a full nelson slam. Rey Rey ties it up at 13:13 with a sit down powerbomb and then the match breaksdown as outsiders begin to get involved when the ref gets knocked down. At one point or another it seems that the entire lockeroom gets involved, and ultimately climaxes with Konnan making the save for Mysterio who uses the bat Konnan brought to the ring to knock Juvi out just in time for the ref to revive and count the 3 at 23:08.

The final match, which should have been flipped in order with the previous match as that was worthy of being the main event, features Mysterio, Super Calo, and Leon Negro against Los Hombres de Ex, or in English, The X-Men, yes that’s right The X Men of Wolverine, Cyclops and Gambit.  The match starts offer with equal exchanges between competitors and handshakes of respect with each standoff. At 7:21 it appears that the first pinfall goes down but since there was two refs they were counting different sets of shoulders down as Super Calo and Gambit had eachother pinned for the count of 3. A brawl of all 6 men ensues and some run ins happen and that basically ends it after a run time of a hour and 40 minutes.

Extras include 4 more lucha libre matches including Konnan, Octagon and La Parka against Cibernetico, Jerry Estrada and Perro Russo in a steel cage match, as well as a Mask vs Mask match pitting Psicosis and Ultraman 2000 which features a appearance by Mysterio.

If you’re a hardcore Mysterio fan then adding this to your collection is a must, if your not then it’s a coin flip, the low price might be good enough to justify the purchase mostly for the Juvi/Mysterio battles.

“Before they were stars : Rey Mysterio Jr” is now available on DVD from Big Vision Entertainment for the super low price of $9.98. For more information head on over to Big Vision’s website at www.bvdvd.com and also check out all of my previous reviews at www.maineventradio.netfirms.com