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#21 Posted on 23.8.05 1820.31
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So, they're putting the Isaac Yankem match from SSlam'95 on, but omitting the Owen cage match from SSlam '94? Are they on acid or something?
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#22 Posted on 23.8.05 1917.10
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Looks like a good set, and I'll almost definitely be getting it, but I'm surprised that few people have really discussed the darker side of the introductory post. If Bret didn't play ball with WWE, and help with the DVD, WWE (it's speculated) was going to come out with the DVD anyway-- but use it to trash Bret. While I'm not questioning WWE's legal right to their own (and WCW's) video footage, I think that move would have been completely uncalled for.

I know, you haven't heard me complain about the Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior DVD, but that's comparing apples and oranges. Everyone knows Warrior's nuts, and he only had one brilliant match in his entire career, and a heavily choreographed match at that. Bret was one of the all-time greats of the ring, and while he's made some questionable decisions, he's not nuts. And unlike Warrior, Bret didn't screw the WWF-- the WWF screwed Bret.

So Bret's helping with the DVD, he's got veto power over its content, and no doubt he'll make a lot of money from it, but does this strike anybody else as a form of blackmail? When WWE decides to come out with a DVD for "Macho Man" Randy Savage, and you know it'll happen eventually, what then? That question will be even more important if Hulk Hogan's still affiliated with WWE when it's time to cross that particular bridge.
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#23 Posted on 23.8.05 1939.31
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    Originally posted by Spank E
    So, they're putting the Isaac Yankem match from SSlam'95 on, but omitting the Owen cage match from SSlam '94? Are they on acid or something?


1) The SummerSlam Cage Match is on the Bloodbath Cages DVD
2) The WrestleMania X Match is better.
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#24 Posted on 23.8.05 2133.35
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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    When WWE decides to come out with a DVD for "Macho Man" Randy Savage, and you know it'll happen eventually, what then? That question will be even more important if Hulk Hogan's still affiliated with WWE when it's time to cross that particular bridge.


Hogan isn't going to blackball Savage. First of all, he is never going to be back for a protracted period of more than a few scattered appearances, so they could just have Savage there when he's not.

I'd eat a Savage set, digest it, expel it, and eat it again, by the way.
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#25 Posted on 23.8.05 2235.55
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    Originally posted by Spank E
    So, they're putting the Isaac Yankem match from SSlam'95 on, but omitting the Owen cage match from SSlam '94? Are they on acid or something?


Well like Freeway420 said, that match was collected on another WWE DVD set. Plus, the list has the WM X match, and another match between Owen and Bret in September of 1994 which is apparently Bret's favorite match between the 2.

Don't know anything about that at all though .
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#26 Posted on 24.8.05 0424.10
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I don't care enough about Bret to buy this DVD, unless it's got a ton of footage of his feud with Owen, as well as the Hart Foundation 97. Of course, if they loaded it with Stampede footage of Bret getting punked by Bad News Allan and Dynamite Kid, I'd be first in line to pick it up...
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#27 Posted on 24.8.05 1314.26
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I can't believe they don't have his match against the Mountie where Bret got electrocuted. For shame. ;-)



This DVD will be mine. Oh, yes, it will be mine.
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#28 Posted on 25.8.05 1023.03
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In Meltzer's mailbag today, there's some talk of the much rumored release of Bret hart vs. Tom Magee from 1988, but apparently Dave shoots down the possibility of its inclusion on the DVD. Dave did suggested the match be on there to his contacts in WWE, but likely will never be released due to political reasons (this was the match where Patterson and Vince got swerved). The Tom Magee match is probably Bret's second most controversial match ever, and yet few people know of it. I wish there was some sort of way we can get together and email WWE with a shitload of requests, demanding the match be on the DVD. We've all pretty much seen the matches listed, the Tom Magee match would totally make this the perfect Hart collection.

Read about it straight from Meltzer here:
http://www.wrestlingobserver.com/wo/news/features/default.asp?aID=14061

(edited by meaty_buys on 25.8.05 1025)
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#29 Posted on 28.8.05 1437.59
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From SI.com, Arash Marzaki picks Bret's 6 best matches:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/arash_markazi/08/26/hot.read/1.html


    In honor of the surprising return of Bret "The Hitman" Hart to the WWE, our weekly six pack gives us the Top Six Most Memorable Bret Hart Matches.

    6. Hart v. Davey Boy Smith, Summerslam 1992 -- Hart loses the Intercontinental title for the last time but gives the 80,000 fans in attendance at London's Wembley Stadium one of the best matches in Summerslam history as he carries his late brother-in-law to the best match of his career.

    5. Hart v. Ric Flair, October 1992 -- Not really "memorable" since it wasn't televised live, but on this night in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Hart forced "The Nature Boy" to submit to the Sharpshooter and won the first of his five WWE Championships.

    4. Hart v. Owen Hart, Wrestlemania X -- These two squared off on countless occasions in the legendary "Dungeon" underneath their family's Calgary home. On wrestling's grandest stage the Hart brothers put on the greatest pure wrestling match in history, complete with more holds, moves and counters than any Olympic battle. Although the late Owen Hart won the match, Bret would win the WWE title later that night by defeating Yokozuna.

    3. Hart v. Shawn Michaels, Wrestlemania XII -- The 60-minute Iron Man Match actually went on for more than an hour and is considered by many to be the best match in wrestling history simply for the amount of energy exerted by both competitors. Michael would end up winning his first WWE title that night and begin a historic career of his own.

    2. Hart v. Steve Austin, Wrestlemania 13 -- Another match where Hart helped establish someone else's career, although he won this time. After a grueling 30-minute match, Hart locked a bloody Austin in the Sharpshooter, causing "Stone Cold" to pass out and lose. Hart would go on to beat up Austin, making him a "heel" and turning Austin into the company's biggest "baby face."

    1. Hart v. Shawn Michaels, Survivor Series 1997 -- Referred to as "The Montreal Incident," it is easily the most famous, if not controversial, match in professional wrestling history. Late in the match Michaels put Hart in his own finishing move, The Sharpshooter, and the referee, Earl Hebner, quickly called for the bell unbeknownst to Hart, who was told he would not drop the title that night. The incident was chronicled in a documentary and a through story written by my main man Dave Meltzer.



Really wouldn't put Survivor Series 97 as #1 on there.

(edited by The Vile1 on 28.8.05 1239)
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#30 Posted on 28.8.05 1657.54
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    [the Iron Man match] is considered by many to be the best match in wrestling history


Beware of these people! They must be on massive amounts of drugs to believe such a thing.

His list says memorable, which is different enough from great that it might be right.
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#31 Posted on 28.8.05 1936.42
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Hart v. Steve Austin, Wrestlemania 13...

'nuff said.


Unbelievable match that has to go down as one of the top five of all time. A truly incredible showing from both guys in the midst of their prime.
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#32 Posted on 28.8.05 1942.05
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    Originally posted by The Vile1
    From SI.com, Arash Marzaki picks Bret's 6 best matches:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/arash_markazi/08/26/hot.read/1.html


      In honor of the surprising return of Bret "The Hitman" Hart to the WWE, our weekly six pack gives us the Top Six Most Memorable Bret Hart Matches.

      6. Hart v. Davey Boy Smith, Summerslam 1992 -- Hart loses the Intercontinental title for the last time but gives the 80,000 fans in attendance at London's Wembley Stadium one of the best matches in Summerslam history as he carries his late brother-in-law to the best match of his career.

      5. Hart v. Ric Flair, October 1992 -- Not really "memorable" since it wasn't televised live, but on this night in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Hart forced "The Nature Boy" to submit to the Sharpshooter and won the first of his five WWE Championships.

      4. Hart v. Owen Hart, Wrestlemania X -- These two squared off on countless occasions in the legendary "Dungeon" underneath their family's Calgary home. On wrestling's grandest stage the Hart brothers put on the greatest pure wrestling match in history, complete with more holds, moves and counters than any Olympic battle. Although the late Owen Hart won the match, Bret would win the WWE title later that night by defeating Yokozuna.

      3. Hart v. Shawn Michaels, Wrestlemania XII -- The 60-minute Iron Man Match actually went on for more than an hour and is considered by many to be the best match in wrestling history simply for the amount of energy exerted by both competitors. Michael would end up winning his first WWE title that night and begin a historic career of his own.

      2. Hart v. Steve Austin, Wrestlemania 13 -- Another match where Hart helped establish someone else's career, although he won this time. After a grueling 30-minute match, Hart locked a bloody Austin in the Sharpshooter, causing "Stone Cold" to pass out and lose. Hart would go on to beat up Austin, making him a "heel" and turning Austin into the company's biggest "baby face."

      1. Hart v. Shawn Michaels, Survivor Series 1997 -- Referred to as "The Montreal Incident," it is easily the most famous, if not controversial, match in professional wrestling history. Late in the match Michaels put Hart in his own finishing move, The Sharpshooter, and the referee, Earl Hebner, quickly called for the bell unbeknownst to Hart, who was told he would not drop the title that night. The incident was chronicled in a documentary and a through story written by my main man Dave Meltzer.



    Really wouldn't put Survivor Series 97 as #1 on there.

    (edited by The Vile1 on 28.8.05 1239)


It wasn't a list of Bret's best matches. It was a list of Bret's most memorable matches.
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#33 Posted on 28.8.05 2023.57
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I think Bret's had more memorable matches really.

I don't find very much memorable about the other than the screw-job. Which I guess kind of puts it over as such.
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