I was in Best Buy today and picked up the nWo Back in Black DVD. One of the ONLY DVDs the WWE has done RIGHT recently. 3 hours of nWo goodness for 20 bucks is a damn good deal. You get the original appearancees of Scott Hall & Kevin Nash in WCW. The buildup to the 6 man tag at Bash @ the Beach. Hogan Turning. The Hogan promos. Rey getting thrown into the trailer head first. Nash and Hall beating down Sting, Goldberg, Flair...man, just good WCW nWo stuff, with MINIMAL cuts, nice production and cool extras. Oh and it also includes the WWE stuff, but ah no one's perfect.
Here's a list of the entire DVD.
A History of Hulk Hogan.
A History of Razor Ramon
A History of Diesel
Scott Hall on WCW Nitro 5.27.96
Kevin Nash on WCW Nitro 6.10.96
Bash At The Beach 7.7.96
nWo on the Rampage (various backstage beatdowns)
Hog Wild 8.10.96 Hogan vs. The Giant
Spray Painting Production Truck
The Giant joins the nWo
nWo attacks Ric Flair
Bigger is Better?
Ric Flair's Return (Raw)
Injecting Poison (Vince's Promo)
Poison in the Federation
nWo Destroys the Rock
nWo wreaks havoc
Wrestlemania X8 Scott Hall vs. Stone Cold
Wrestlemania X8 Hogan vs. Rock
nWo: The Future?
Bash at the Beach 7.7.96 (Entire Match!)
Fall Brawl: War Games 9.15.96 Hall,Nash,Hogan&Fake Sting vs.
Sting, Luger, Arn, & Ric Flair
Nash vs. Goldberg
nWo 4 Life
Rock & Austin vs. Hall & Hogan.
All in all, not bad. I thought it was pretty interesting that the WWE just got the Nash & Hall & Hogan stuff...and I'm, actually thankful. Personally, this is when I really got back into the mainstream again, and I was on the edge of my seat during the early Nash/Hall stuff. Good stuff, and if you've got an extra 20 bucks its DEFINITELY worth the deal.
This DVD sounds pretty good. I like that the WWF is tying their old WCW footage into their home videos now. Anyone know how long this is? It would have to be quite lengthy or done entirely in shitty clipped segments.
I like Kurt Angle and Kanyon. But I love Maven, and can't figure out why...
Does the "Bigger is better" section deal with the Giant...or with how the NWO ended up with like 20 members, split into the Hollywood and Wolfpack factions, were led by Stevie Ray at one point, died, and was brought back by Bret Hart and Jeff Jarrett?
"From this point on, I will prove that I am the best this bitchness has to offer, and if anybody wanna tempt ... test me, step to me like a man." -- Booker T
"Booker T, I know you don't want me; because it's obvious I beat your ass so bad you forgot where the barbershop was!" -- Scott Steiner
Its THREE HOURS in length....and its NOT cut to hell...and the Bigger is Better? segment is about the nWo expanding and Hogan & Hall's theories. Oddly enough there are NO Nash interviews like there are Hogan and Hall (recent interviews like from '02 I mean)
That sounds pretty good actually. Has anybody seen the new Austin DVD? It's supposed to have some old stuff on it. I've heard that one of the extras is a Steamer/Austin match from WCW 94. That alone would be worth buying the thing.
Was anyone else able to get it before today? I tried last Saturday and Best Buy had none, but today they had plenty. Weird. Anyway, not a bad DVD. I think they could have spent less time with the stuff that happened 3 months ago than they did, but other than that, some good stuff...
"You better get his ass outta here before I get up"- Undertaker
Being the archive footage mark/nWo mark combo that I am, I was a little bit disappointed in this DVD. They forgot:
* Some of those good ol' propaganda-esque promos with all the black-lighting and weird effects, like when Hogan said "don't worry about 4 guys, don't worry about 5 guys, the nWo is worldwide. We're international now; we're gonna take over the whole planet..." or Bischoff's "State of the nWo" address.
* Piper calling out Bischoff...and Bischoff revealing he was nWo all along!
* Sting's hey-look-I'm-The-Crow period, complete with brooding, vultures and descending from cables to fight the nWo. Starrcade 1997, anyone? Hellooo...
* The Hollywood/WolfPac split.
* The Fingerpoke of Doom and '99 red/black/white nWo reunion on Nitro. (Disco Inferno is nWo...woohoo!)
* Their subsequent attacks on Flair (remember the limo, the ski masks, the desert and overhead chopper-cam on Nitro?)
* The de-valuing of nWo black-and-white after. Vincent!? Stevie Ray!? Horace f'n Hogan!?
* Hogan 4 President? Heck, I'm in the news media, and even we didn't recognize that was a work.
* nWo 2000, with Jarrett, Hart, Hall, Nash, Steiner (and later the Harris Bros....why, why oh why?)
And I wish they would've started and ended the DVD with "The following/previous announcement has been paid for by the New World Order" image tag.
I guess it makes sense to not bother too much with 1998 and 1999 WCW, because not many of those guys will draw much money for WWE now...but still, if you're making a history-of-a-stable DVD, include a good representation of all of it.
Granted, a lot of this was covered nicely in that WCW tape, "nWo 4 Life!," but it sure would've rocked to see it on DVD. Still...I plunked my $20 down the day it came out of Best Buy's storage racks (before it literally hit the shelves), so kudos to WWE for at least making an nWo DVD.
Star wipe, and...we're out. Thrillin' ain't easy. . . THE THRILL ACW-TV...er, Home Video Technical Director...and A2NWO 4 Life!
I was a little dissapointed that there wasn't more WCW/NWO related material here as well, but all in all it was a pretty good watch anyhoo so I am not complaining much. My fingers are remaining crossed that they put out more WCW dvds and videos.
Yes, granted the Piper and Bischoff stuff wasn't on there, but do you really think Vince wanted Bischoff on the DVD leading the nWo which he stole from them??? If what we've heard is true, Vince is all about revenge...and to him he showed the BEST part...putting Eric through a table...
Y'know, I wish they hadn't turned Hogan face so soon into his return to the WWF. I think that going back to the Original Three was a wonderful idea, and they should've run with that for longer than they did. That would've made the nWo more of a legitimate threat in my estimation.
Another issue I have with the way the nWo's been booked so far is this: In WCW, there was always the question of “will my partner suddenly turn on me and join the nWo?” Everyone in the entire company was looking at their best friends in a different light.
Lex Luger: Sting, dammit, I know you're nWo!
Eric Bischoff: Rowdy Roddy Piper is going to join the nWo!
There was the question of Savage's loyalty. Of Bret's. Of Luger's. Of Page's. Hennig's. Flair's. Everyone in WCW looked over their shoulder at everyone else, because they didn't know who was nWo and who wasn't.
When the nWo came into the WWF, it was pretty damn clear who was nWo and who wasn't. Hogan, Hall and Nash. When they brought in Syxx, there was no build-up to it. And everyone and their mother expected Big Show to re-join. Booker T was the only real surprise, and remember that he didn't join the nWo so much as he was drafted into it.
The whole “everyone's a possible nWo member” thing was part of what made the nWo so compelling in the first place-- and something that has never successfully been duplicated ever since the first Black and White Express.
The preceding announcement has been paid for by the New World Order.
“Over the course of history, the kiss of a woman has poisoned a lot of great minds.”
Meltzer has been right on matches they had booked a year in advance (Undertaker vs. Edge, Cena vs. HHH, and Flair's retirement match for WM24 all being planned shortly after Wrestlemania the year before).