I am really curious as to how good the picture quality of the Pillman match will be. I saw it, and the camera work wasn't brilliant, so I am wondering if they have different footage or maybe were able to clean stuff up a lot.
The dvd sounds awesome. Who cares if matches are missing. With a guy like Benoit they could put 99.9% of his matches on there and still I'd miss the 0.1%
Also..wasn't AUstin doing commentary on the cage match? I remember him complaining about the german suplexes (he gave me
I have some weird tastes, but I'd like to see Benoit/Malenko vs. Brian Adams/Hogan Hogan in a steel cage from Thunder, circa Feb 1999. Just nifty cuz' Benoit hit a headbutt from the top of the cage...and overall, the match wasn't as bad as you'd think. I think Adams even applied a bow-and-arrow submission hold at one point.
Benoit vs. Malenko from Nitro, circa October 1999. Part of the first round of the WCW world title tourney. Think it aired on the first-ever Russo-ized Nitro. May also have been a cage match.
Too bad they don't have any Stampede matches...but top-to-bottom it looks like a good buy.
Originally posted by Tyler DurdenOnly one sad thing: No Jericho match, but maybe (hopefully) Y2J will get his own DVD very soon!
Definitely. Their J-Cup match was the one I immediately started looking for when I saw others were included. Sure hope WWE hasn't passed on it because of Jericho's loud "COME ON MOTHERFUCKER". I wouldn't think that would be the case but after hearing "shit" bleeped out on the Monday Night Wars DVD you just never know.
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4 main matches missing with top WWE stars Benoit vs. Triple H, WWE Debut Benoit vs. Rock, Fully Loaded 2000 Benoit vs. Austin, Smackdown 2001 Benoit vs. Michaels, Raw 2004 (replace the Mania match with this)
Originally posted by jk4 main matches missing with top WWE stars Benoit vs. Triple H, WWE Debut Benoit vs. Rock, Fully Loaded 2000 Benoit vs. Austin, Smackdown 2001 Benoit vs. Michaels, Raw 2004 (replace the Mania match with this)
Well the thing is. Benoit lost ALL those matches so I think they want him to look stronger in the WWE portion of his own DVD.
Benoit's been in so many fan-fucking-tastic matches, it was bound a lot of stuff was going to be left out here. So hopefully somewhere down the line we will get to see them put on DVD elsewhere.
Some matches I would've liked to have seen on this set but aren't:
Raven vs. Chris Benoit, WCW Souled Out 1998-Benoit finally gets his hands on Raven and WINS!
Chris Benoit vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE title, from Smackdown-The only match these 2 ever had and probably ever will.
Royal Rumble 2004, Benoit goes in as #1 and wins! I guess this was too long for the set, dammit it should've been THREE DISCS! I was really hoping it would've been put on there, as it was the start of Benoit's rise to the top this year. I want to see this match again, but I can't bring myself to purchase the show on VHS or DVD just for Rumble match.
Chris Benoit vs. Sting, WCW Monday Nitro 1999-Benoit gets his first world title shot.
Chris Benoit and Eddy Guerrero vs. The Rock and Edge, Smackdown 2002-BENOIT MAKES THE ROCK TAP!
Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle, WWE Backlash 2001-30 minute Submission Iron man match that Benoit wins.
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I don't know, I would've liked to see Benoit's WWE television debut match against Triple H on this DVD.
Sure, he lost, but while the referee was unconscious, Benoit made Triple H tap to the Crippler Crossface. Man, I would've liked to see the referee be awake for that one. On the other hand, it made Benoit's WM20 victory that much sweeter.
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