TNA: Mick Foley – Hardcore Legend DVD Review

– Mick Foley, AJ Styles & Devon vs. Booker T, Scott Steiner & Kip James (Genesis 2009) ** ¾

– Mick Foley & Jeff Jarrett vs. Sting & Kurt Angle (iMPACT! 3/19/09) ** ¼

– Mick Foley vs. Sting (Lockdown 2009) ***

– Mick Foley vs. Kurt Angle (Victory Road 2009) ** ¾

– Mick Foley vs. Abyss (Bound For Glory 2009) ***

– Mick Foley & Abyss vs. Raven & Dr. Stevie (Final Resolution 2009) ** ¾

– Mick Foley vs. Jeff Jarrett (iMPACT! 3/22/10) ** ½

– Mick Foley vs. Ric Flair (iMPACT! 10/7/10) *** ¼

Documentary/Extras – I really enjoyed watching the Documentary since it was mostly behind the scenes stuff which interests me a lot. The whole DVD was hosted by Mick himself and Jeremy Borash. Before the matches started Mick and some of the TNA roster talked about Hardcore Wrestling and how he put it on the map. Oddly, the Documentary started after all the matches were showed which is different from how TNA usually formats their Documentary DVDs. Mick Foley went straight into talking about his “Countdown to Lockdown” book and told a really cool story about a remark he put in the book that his son said about Matt Morgan. Then they went into his personal life and showed Mick Foley hanging out with his kids and we get to what it’s like to be Mick Foley the father. Next it showed how he went to Africa and helped out in building schools and how he was praised over there like he was a god. They went on to talk about how Mick now supports an organization called RAINN which is for sexual abuse victims and how he really helps out with that. A cool thing he said was 100% of the money he made from his book went to RAINN and Africa. At the end he basically said that he’s hanging it up and is ready to become a stay at home dad. The Extras were 2 of Mick Foley’s best promos in TNA which really good.

Overall Thoughts – Even though the matches were really limited and were all within a span of 2 years, I managed to really enjoy this. Again I really enjoyed the Documentary since I am a mark for the Behind the Scenes stuff. It is really comparable to the John Cena Experience but not quite. I think TNA should have had more time to the Documentary since it was only about a half an hour which is a weak point for most TNA DVDs. None of the matches were terrible and they did do a good job picking them out. I would say this is probably going to be the TNA DVD of the Year since TNA struggles with putting out Non-PPVs. I would recommend picking this up especially if you are a Mick Foley fan but if you’re looking to buy it mainly for the matches it’s definitely a skip-able DVD. The Behind the Scenes footage really made it worth it to me though.

Overall: 7.75

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