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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.50
Picked this up today pretty cheap *$18.00 at walmart.

Another OUTSTANDING WWE release!

The obligatory biography piece is done exceptionally well, and goes into a lot of detail on the entire "polka dot" era (Dusty didnt mind) the booking era (Dusty takes no blame for anything bad) and the rift between him and Dustin (It isnt SAID, but Dusty acted like a prick pretty much.

The matches are incredible, especially the one with him VS Superstar Billy Graham, which I had never seen.

Lots of old Florida footage, lots of older WCW stuff.

Great disc, easily worth the money.

Plus, you get to hear Dusty talk in his real voice, which is odd.

He tells a funny story about Terry Funk and how good of friends they are in private, but how he is always trying to start a brawl if they are in public. In an airport or where ever. Dusty says "I've been kicking your ass for 37 years, give it up".



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.91
Dare you forget about the 4 Dusty Soundbites that you can listen to by hittin the button on the front of the cover??

So many matches, so many promos, including NWA promos with Tony Schiavone and his porno mustache.

Very surprised it was under 20 bucks, and another good release by WWE. Keep em comin.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.63
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Plus, you get to hear Dusty talk in his real voice, which is odd.
That's not his real voice?! I'm tempted to pay $18 for that alone!



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.50
His actual voice is deeper, and much MUCH less 'flamboyant' if you wheeeeel.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.06
Im very much on the fence for this one since Dusty managed to ruin two matches on the Flair DVD (his commentary on the Wyndam match was horrible).

Are the matches any good or is it just to see him twirl his arms and elbow someone on the head?



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.50
Here's the match listing. The earlier stuff with Murdoch is ass whooping 101. All the Florida matches are good, but the Dusty 'somewhatgayswagger' is there.

The WWWF stuff is good, if only for seeing him in matches you probably never saw. Lots of charisma.

The Cage match vs Tully is all kinds of great, as is most of the NWA/WCW stuff/ The later stuff is hit or miss, depending on how much of a fan you are. But for less than twenty bucks, you can afford to get this for only the first two discs.


AWA, 3/9/73 - w/Dick Murdoch vs. Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher
AWA, 3/24/73 - w/Dick Murdoch vs. Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher
AWA, 10/6/73 - w/Dick Murdoch vs. Billy Robinson & Don Muraco
Florida 5/1974 - w/Pak Song vs. Mike & Eddie Graham
Florida - vs. Terry Funk
Florida - Lumberjack Match vs. Harley Race
MSG - WWWF Heavyweight Championship: vs. Superstar Billy Graham
MSG - vs. Stan “The Man” Stasiak
MSG - vs. Johnny Rodz
MSG - Texas Bullrope Match: vs. Superstar Billy Graham
MSG - NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship Match: vs. Harley Race
NWA 6/21/81 - NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship Dusty Rhodes vs. Harley Race
Great American Bash 85 - TV Championship Cage Match vs. Tully Blanchard
Great American Bash 86 - NWA World Heavyweight Championship Cage Match vs. Ric Flair
Starrcade 87 - NWA United States Heavyweight Championship Cage Match vs. Lex Luger
Clash of the Champions 1 – Barbed Wire Match: w/The Road Warriors vs. Ivan Koloff & Powers of Pain
NWA - NWA United States Championship: vs. Ivan Koloff
Clash of the Champions II - NWA Tag Team Championship w/Sting vs. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard
Starrcade 88 - NWA World Tag Team Championship w/Sting vs. Road Warriors
SummerSlam 89 - vs. The Honky Tonk Man
Survivor Series 89 - The Dream Team vs. The Enforcers
WrestleMania VI - Mixed Tag Team match: w/Sapphire vs. Randy Savage & Queen Sherri
MSG - w/Dustin Rhodes vs. Ted DiBiase & Virgil
Living Dangerously 2000 - vs. Steve Corino
Greed 2001 - Kiss My Ass match w/Dustin Rhodes vs. Ric Flair & Jeff Jarrett
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#7 Posted on
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Starrcade 88 - NWA World Tag Team Championship w/Sting vs. Road Warriors

Does the set have the incredible "eye for an eye" promo Dusty did for before this match?
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.60

I just picked it up today at lunch, then again for the reminder everybody. The case they put it in is beautiful. I cant wait to get it home & watch it.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.41
Picked it up on Tuesday and have watched bits and pieces so far.
A few thoughts:
When compared to the WWWF and Crockett footage, the Florida video quality is subpar.
Gordon Solie is still God. Talking about substitute lumberjacks, stressing that film will be sent to the NWA headquarters to be reviewed.
Have no idea why RoboCop is shown, as his disasterous appearance occurred when Dusty was in the WWF.
Also, tough to take Dusty seriously taking credit for Halloween Havoc when he was out of Crockett/WCW for 10 months before it occurred.
Have a major problem with the 9.28.85 promo they use. If they have footage from that date, they should show Dusty saving Flair from the Russians, with Flair then getting pissed at Dusty for doing it, which led to Flair and the Anderson's breaking Dusty's ankle. Missed opportunity.
Like the button on the box.
Nelson MotherFucking Royal. The greatest Jr. Heavyweight Champion of all time appears. Would have liked to have him recite the rules of the Bunkhouse though.
No Midnight Rider. NO WarGames: The Match Beyond? Very brief mention of Kevin Sullivan, with few details of that legendary feud. No America's Team/James Gang or Risky Business Boys. Not much on the Horsemen.
Would have preferred they set it up more along the lines of the Flair DVD, and would definitely have preferred less late 80's/early 90's WWF and more Florida early 80's/Crockett mid 80's.
Overall very good, but it could have been excellent. Still for $15 bucks after rebate well worth it. Anyone purchase the Managers DVD and is that worth it?
Edit:
And, a surprising error on the 3rd disc, as the promo advertised as 2.18.87 appears to be from 1982, judging by David Crockett's appearance and the background set.

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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.66
The lack of Wargames is pretty baffling, given how Dusty created the match and the gimmick was foolproof until the Hogan era. Perhaps the fact that TNA had a Wargames match just the other month had something to do with it.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.50
Or, perhaps they will be on a BLOODBATH 2 dvd in the future.

Watching through some of these matches brings back so many great memories. Much more so than the HBK dvd. Its almost Fliar level great for me. But, I've always been a big Dusty fan.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.35
I got it the other night and my conclusion is that Dusty is the first gay (in character) baby face. No way he was having sex with Baby Doll.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.41
Vincent Kennedy McMahon calling Harley Race vs. Dusty Rhodes for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship at MSG is surreal. Of course, a subtle shot by Finkel stating that it is the 7th match of the evening and there will be 3 action packed matches following it. It's Rhodes vs. Race for the NWA World Title, that should be exciting enough. And I'm shocked that Vince didn't destroy this tape during the late 80's during his 'I Do Not Acknowledge Any Wrestling History' phase.
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.06
You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"I know, I know you are saying "sure there was some bad calls, but Jake Gyllenhaal obviously dropped too many easy catches and Ang Lee had some horrible clock management at the end of each half!"" (krakken2000)


Upon further review, just how much revisionist history was there with the Polka Dot Error? I missed out on his WWF tenure, so I don't remember seeing it in action, but it looked really embarassing for his sake. Still glad I got the DVD, considering I actually never saw ANY of Dusty's work.



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