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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.48
Have watched the documentary part, the extra features and some of the matches. Some thoughts on the DVD:
Someone needs to start proofreading in the DVD Department in Stamford. Matches that they state happened in October of '86 happened in January of '86, promos they claim are from April of '83 in the listing are shown to be from April of '84 when you go to the promo, and the most blatant error of all:
David Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions, May 1984
Fritz, Mike and David Von Erich vs. The Fabulous Freebirds.
How the hell is David wrestling in a match on his memorial card when he has been dead for over 2 months at the time?
Akbar is good in the documentary portion, Gary Hart is incredible, Buddy Roberts looks like he isn't long for this world, Bill Mercer is solid, Kevin Von Erich is dull and protective and Jimmy Garvin doesn't look anything like the Jimmy Garvin we used to see.
The match selection is bizarre to say the least. You get the X-Mas Night match between Flair and Kerry as well as Kerry's winning the World Title. However, for reasons I can't understand, they only show 2 brief clips in the documentary section of Double Hair from the Cotton Bowl in '85, which is one of the more famous matches of the era. They don't have this match, but they have a throw-away Missing Link/Bruiser Brody vs. Rick Rude/One Man Gang match.
Bundy with hair is unusual.
Tea with Chris Adams is a very odd promo to use, as it is early in Adams' time in Dallas and he clearly seems uncomfortable. Would have liked an additional Adams/Hernandez promo, or even better at least 1 Dynamic Duo tag match.
Instead of a useless Kerry Korner promo on photography I would rather have seen Kerry vs. Terry Gordy. Or, if you want a promo, one of Kerry's promo leading up to his win against Flair.
The Midnight Express were royally screwed at the 2nd Parade of Champions. Worst timing on a double pin I've ever seen, double pins timing was at least 5 seconds off.
Music video of Badstreet is included, which is as good as it gets.
Fritz really looks bad when they show clips of him talking at a press conference when Mike is just getting out of the hospital when he had the toxic shock syndrome and his brain was pretty much fried and Fritz is talking of him still becoming World Champion.
Kabuki vs. Kamala was weird.
Much like the AWA DVD and the Horsemen DVD, this should have been 3-discs, as it is difficult to provide solid context to situations without the extra space. Show a Von Erich vs. Race match, show the heel vs. heel NWA Title match between Adams and Flair and show some Terry Gordy single matches. The potential of this DVD was far greater than it's results.

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.18
I thought the documentary was kind of disjointed. It jumps from one subject to another kind of abruptly.

Yeah, should be much more than it is.

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.92
I thought it was OK. The Heros of World Class was much better. I still can't get over what Jimmy Garvin looks like. A skinhead with a Ned Flanders mustache. He looked especially bad when they would jump back and forth between what he used to look like, and now.

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