Follow his amazing career on this 2-disc, 6-hour journey from WCW, to ECW, and finally, WWE, with 16 complete matches, hosted and introduced by RVD himself. Plus...over an hour of bonus features, interviews, promos and more. RVD truly is ONE OF A KIND."
The complete match listing for the DVD set features:
*Robby V vs. Pat Rose (WCW Saturady Night 23/01/93) - Van Dam's WCW debut
*Robby V vs. Scotty Flamingo (aka Raven) (WCW Worldwide 08/02/93)
*Rob Van Dam vs. Axl Rotten (ECW Hardcore TV 05/01/96) - Van Dam's ECW debut
*Rob Van Dam vs. Sabu (ECW Hostile City Showdown 20/04/96)
Rob Van Dam vs. Sabu - Extreme Death Match (ECW Hardcore Heaven 22/06/96)
*Sabu & Rob Van Dam vs. The Eliminators (ECW Crossing The Line 01/02/97)
*Rob Van Dam vs. Lance Storm - Van Dam's PPV debut (ECW Barely Legal PPV 13/04/97)
*Rob Van Dam vs. Jeff Hardy (Raw 12/05/97)
*Rob Van Dam vs. Tommy Dreamer - Flag Match (ECW November to Remember PPV 30/11/97)
*Rob Van Dam vs. Bam Bam Bigelow - ECW World TV championship win (ECW Hardcore TV 04/04/9
*ECW World Television champion Rob Van Dam vs. Jerry Lynn (ECW Living Dangerously PPV 21/03/99)
*ECW World Television champion vs. Balls Mahoney (ECW Anarchy Rulz PPV 16/09/99)
*Rob Van Dam vs. Jerry Lynn - Final ECW PPV (ECW Guilty as Charged 07/01/01)
Rob Van Dam vs. Jeff Hardy (WWE Invasion PPV 22/07/01)
*Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Jericho (WWE King of the Ring PPV 23/06/02)
*Rob Van Dam vs. Christian - Ladder Match (Raw 29/09/03)
OverpusHHHed...Patterson was right...
"Win if you can, lose if you must, but in the end, always cheat..." - Jesse "the Body" Ventura
Looks really good, but there are some noticeable omissions from his WWE career, such as the RVD v. Eddie Guerrero ladder match (this was just put on the Guerrero DVD, though, so that may be why it's left out here), RVD v. Jericho from Unforgiven 2001, and RVD v. Chris Benoit from a July 2002 RAW in Greensboro, which are some of his best matches since coming to Titan. Throw in the RVD v. Austin match from a September 2001 SmackDown where Van Dam wins just to round out the disc.
Still, it looks like a great set.
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The answer to WWE's financial problems...
Never 'Wiener of the Day', and is actually quite bitter about it.
I could live without Axl Rotten's existence in this set (though I understand the purpose of putting that match there), but this looks like an incredible set the rest of the way. Props to them for the two RVD-Sabu matches from 1996, which were some of the better pre-Mr. Monday Night stuff from RVD.
Now, this is what I expected in the ECW DVD. I was at the Unforgiven match in 2001, it was the best match of the night, plus it was a a whole lot better than the Jericho KOTR match. I would have put in his three way at No Mercy since its the only match he main evented at a PPV minus the elemination chamber. It looks like WWE will be getting more of my money good thing, I opted out of the Taboo Tuesday DVD.
"All faith reguires is giving into the possibility of hope."
Originally posted by CANADIAN BULLDOGNow if I could only get my hands on the ECW DVD here in Canada already....
I haven't checked, Bulldog, but it's supposed to be here already. According to SLAM!, they said the Canadian release date is the same as the U.S.
It isn't. At least in Toronto. I checked five stores last night that are usually among the first to carry WWE DVD's, and they said they didn't have a release date yet. That said, I hope you're right....
One match I'm pleasantly surprised to see on that DVD is the match he had with Ballz Mahoney. I always had a soft spot for Xanta Claus' ECW run, as in my opinion he was one of the handful of big men that were entertaining to watch. That particular TV title match was a lot of fun.
Oh man, I HATED that Ballz Mahoney match. It was really dull, slow and spotty, and showed off both mens' weaknesses in the worst possible way. It was also a really poorly-excuted hotshot angle at the end of an otherwise awesome show, which kind of left a sour taste in my mouth. I can't for the life of me figure out why they put it in this set.
Once upon a time in China, some believe, around the year one double-ought three, head priest of the White Lotus Clan, Pai Mei was walking down the road, contemplating whatever it is that a man of Pai Mei's infinite power contemplates - which is another way of saying "who knows" - when a Shaolin monk appeared, traveling in the opposite direction. As the monk and the priest crossed paths, Pai Mei, in a practically unfathomable display of generosity, gave the monk the slightest of nods. The nod was not returned. Now was it the intention of the Shaolin monk to insult Pai Mei or did he just fail to see the generous social gesture? The motives of the monk remain unknown. What is known, are the consequences. The next morning Pai Mei appeared at the Shaolin Temple and demanded of the Temple's head abbot that he offer Pai Mei his neck to repay the insult. The Abbot at first tried to console Pai Mei, only to find Pai Mei was inconsolable. So began the massacre of the Shaolin Temple and all 60 of the monks inside at the fists of the White Lotus. And so began the legend of Pai Mei's five point palm exploding heart technique.
Wow, I guess I'm not as big a wrestling fan as I thought, since this is the first time I've ever realized that Robby V and RVD were the same person.
That RVD/Jericho match is really good...just ask Y2J. But don't tell him you're an "internet fan."
You know, first of all, we are doing this for her, okay? Because neither one of us wants to get divorced. And second-of-ly, I know you're the big marriage expert... Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot. Your wife is dead.
...I'm sorry, that was 100% inappropriate, and I do apologize profusely...I'm...oh...
Llakor once wrote a kick-ass column about why the Fed should bring the ropes back. He talked about exactly how and why they were supposed to work within the psychology of a match. Maybe they've been listening?!?