WWE The Greatest Cage Matches of All Time DVD Review

Disc One,

– Bob Backland vs. Pat Patterson (MSG 9/24/79) ** ¼

– Bob Backland vs. Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka (MSG 5/19/80) ** ¼

– Bruno Sammartino vs. Larry Zbyszko (Shea Stadium 8/9/80) **

– Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (NWA 12/25/82) ** ¾

– Ivan & Nikita Koloff vs. Rock ‘N’ Roll Express (NWA 11/28/85) ***

– Road Warriors vs. Fabulous Freebirds (AWA 4/20/86) ** ½

– Abdullah The Butcher vs. Bruiser Brodie (WCCW 10/12/86) *

Midnight Rockers vs. Buddy Rose & Doug Somers (AWA 12/25/86) ***

– Hulk Hogan vs. Andre The Giant (WWE 7/31/88) * ½

Overall Disc One: 6.25 (Classic Footage)

Disc Two,

– Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger (WCW 5/19/90) *** ¼

– Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude (WWE 8/27/90) ** ½

– Ultimate Warrior vs. Randy Savage (WWE 1/21/91) ** ¾

– Shawn Michaels vs. Marty Jannetty (WWE 8/17/93) *** ¼

– Triple H vs. Mankind (WWE 8/3/93) ***

– Stone Cold vs. Vince McMahon (WWE 2/14/99) ** ½

The Rock vs. Triple H (WWE 10/2/99) *** ½

Overall: 7.5

Disc Three,

– Dudley Boyz vs. Hardy Boyz (WWE 11/18/01) *** ¼

– Edge vs. Chris Jericho (WWE 7/25/02) *** ¾

Christian vs. Chris Jericho (WWE 5/10/04) ****

– Ric Flair vs. Randy Orton (WWE 10/19/04) ***

– Matt Hardy vs. Edge (WWE 9/18/05) ****

– John Cena vs. Edge (WWE 10/2/06) *** ½

– Batista vs. Chris Jericho (WWE 11/3/08) ** ¾

– CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy (WWE 8/28/09) *** ½

Overall: 8.75

Overall Thoughts – This was a pretty good put together compilation on the Cage match but I really don’t think it did the match its justice. Some matches that were put on here really didn’t belong on it but there were some good and great matches. Josh Matthews did a better job hosting this DVD then past WWE personnel’s but I would have much rather preferred an actual wrestler hosting a DVD like this one. Disc one didnt’t feature the best matches, but I was really appreciative of some of the unreleased and classic footage that was put on here. I do like how almost all of the promotions on the cover art were given a match on the disc (With the exception of WCW). Most and probably even all of these matches I have never seen and I’m glad I got to witness them. Disc two was a bit better than the first and the matches were an improvement. I do think that this could have used at least another WCW match on here but the one they did use was pretty good. I personally, was a real sucker for the last two matches for nostalgia but I think WWE could have had a better selection to highlight Cage matches in the 1990s. Also Bulldog in Jeans makes an epic appearance in the Rock/HHH match. Disc three was by far the best disc on the set (Which I watched with @Steviebreech). Majority of the matches were good to great and were very easy to sit through. I do wish they could have added the Benoit/Angle Cage match but it’s obviously understandable that they didn’t. I like how they actually included more TV matches on here than PPV matches which they usually don’t. I think WWE did a fantastic job on highlighting some of the best feuds of the 2000s on this disc which featured a Cage match. Overall the DVD is worth picking up and is definitely better than the Cage match DVD prior to this one.

Recommended? – Yes

Overall Score: 8.0


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