One of them is the first "Message brought to you by the NWO" from Nitro. That thing was long, about 6-8 minutes of HH, Hall and Nash talking about who is going to be the 4th member and their upcoming matches at 'Road Wild'. Pretty cool if you ask me.
January 4th 1999 - The day WCW injected itself with 10 gallons of Liquid Anthrax...AKA...The day Hogan "Defeated" Nash to win the WCW title in front of 40,000.
Are there any matches on the DVD, or is it just old promos and junk? When I looked at the DVD at Suncoast this weekend, all the pictures on the cover were of WWF stuff they did in February, and remembering the WHAT? DVD (which promised WCW footage, and had like three minutes of it and the Steamboat/Austin match), I decided to wait until I found a review of it. Which I have not.
As a fan of the original days of the nWo and it's history, I can say I give this DVD a full thumbs up. They highlight Hall, Nash, and Hogan equally and do a very good job of mixing WCW and WWF footage to do so. The Razor Ramon stuff had me rolling.
If you've ever wanted a complete history of the nWo, this is as close as you'll ever get. If you think the real nWo is Hall, Nash and Hogan, this is your DVD.
I think they should put a couple of WCW PPV's out and test this profitiability. I gurantee, if nothing else, some "best of" DVD's could make money. I know they have a Hogan DVD coming out in the fall (bad timing...I'll buy it, but how many other will by then?) and I'm sure that'll have some WCW stuff on it. They definitely haven't done enough with that video library. Sure, a lot of what WCW did sucked, but they also had some classic stuff and they could make money off it.
All in all, the WWE hasn't done enough with their DVD's. The Wrestlemanias are great, this nWo one is very good, and there's a couple more good ones ("Best of Raw 1 and 2" and "Action" come to mind) but most of the PPV ones are just too thin. I buy them all because I'm a loser and like to have them, but more people would if they included more. I mean even Austin was disappointed with his "What?" DVD, which I liked, but as he said, could have been better. As for this nWo one, I saw some of the TV stuff orginially, but didn't have the money to get the PPV's, so all the extra matches made it well worth it. I'd give it 4.5 out of 5 stars, personally.
HOLLY: How do you like me now? COLE: You're a jerk Holly! ME: (sigh) Cole ruins everything!
I don't think they'll sell individual WCW PPVs by themselves, but I'm sure more comprehensive history DVDs would do very well. Hopefully we'll get to see a history of Ric Flair, which of course would HAVE to feature tons of NWA/WCW stuff. Plus I'd like to get a look back at his first WWF run as well.
I'd be very surprised if the Hogan DVD showed much WCW footage at all.
Maybe a full 4-5 hours DVD on the history of the WCW/WWF Monday night wars or whatever would be nice.
Those old VHS tapes that WCW released featuring the "Best" of Starrcade, Halloween Havoc, etc just sucked. The WWE's production team can do so much better, but for a mainstream audience, I don't think it's going to be worth it.
the nwo dvd has probably been my favorite wrestling dvd i have bought...i wish they had made it a double dvd and put more wcw stuff in it.....wolfpac?...dont turn your back on them...or omit them in the history of the nwo
Originally posted by ilovemidgetsthe nwo dvd has probably been my favorite wrestling dvd i have bought...i wish they had made it a double dvd and put more wcw stuff in it.....wolfpac?...dont turn your back on them...or omit them in the history of the nwo
Why not? The nWo Wolfpack did nothing to further the nWo angle, besides sell new red t-shirts. It was cool for a little while, but in the course of nWo history, the nWo Wolfpack is very, very insignificant.
Especially to the current WWE nWo, which is based on the first incarnation which was showcased on the DVD.
While I would love to see that stuff on DVD, it really didn't fit with this collection. It would be nice to see it, but I highly doubt it will be released on anything but a History of Kevin Nash/Diesel DVD(which can't be too far away).
good point...but i still would have liked to have seen more wcw stuff which i missed most of the first time around...i didnt really get into wrestling till like 97-98..and less wwf (e) stuff which i saw a couple months ago
I just want to say thanks for doing these recaps. I wish I had more to say but I had to watch that episode while doing work at home so I missed some of the details like the crowd noise loop. That is silly.