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Abdullah the Butcher,
I've been waiting a long time for this DVD and I love it and it was worth the purchase. Here are a few thoughts that I have about it - I loved Savage's debut match! I miss the "has a little fight in them" jobber days. I'm surprised by how much I liked this match.
I totally forgot how smart of a wrestler Savage was. He has the ring
psychology that is missing from many matches today. Every move has a rhyme or reason for doing it. Examples: He will punch the sholder and use armlocks to set up an ax handle from the top rope into the arm. He will kick the thigh area before putting on a leg submission. etc. Simply put, the man was a virtual wrestling clinic in the ring. I forgot how great Savage looked in the ring. Every one of his matches tells a story and just makes both stars look better.
The cutting of the "Jake slaps Elizabeth" annoyed me. It was a MAJOR
part of the feud.
One interesting note was when Savage came out for the Nitro match
with the posse of ladies including Woman, the lady at the very front is none other than Linda Bollea aka the future ex wife of Hulk Hogan.
If it was 2001/2002, I wouldn't be saying this but why do they still
claim to have "DVD bonus content" on DVDs? VHS is no more, and hasn't been for a long time, so wouldn't this just be the normal content on the DVD and not "bonus" content? - Striker and Maria are HORRIBLE. I'm put to sleep between every match it's as if they are sleep walking through the words.
I'll be like the other 1000 people and say that I wish there was a
documentary on this DVD.
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