Now on Home Video - 'WWE: The Greatest Cage Matches of All-Tim'

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:58 pm

Steel cage matches, once considered the bloody end in a grueling rivalry, are now showcased in a WWE 3-disc DVD release of 24 cage bouts from WWE, NWA, WCW, AWA and WCCW.



WWE: The Greatest Cage Matches of All-Time not only gives you an inside look on how the steel cage match was invented, but also takes you to some of the most memorable moments in wrestling history that occurred inside the steel structure. From Bob Backlund VS. Pat Patterson, to Stone Cold Steve Austin VS. Vince McMahon, to Jeff Hardy VS. CM Punk, key moments in WWE history will always be remembered in these matches and they are only to name a few.



Rare cage matches rarely seen on television or that were only exclusive to certain home video releases are featured. Shawn Michaels against Marty Jannetty, Hulk Hogan against Andre The Giant following their WrestleMania IV encounter, HHH against The Rock in the United Kingdom for WWE Rebellion, again all just a small taste of the cage action you witness throughout the DVD.

What really makes this DVD set special is how cage matches were treated differently in WCW, AWA, and WCCW. Sometimes pins were allowed, in the Lex Luger VS. Ric Flair match from 1990, there was a cage that allowed both men to battle on the outside with a ref to count a pin or submission. A funny moment on the DVD has the late Gorilla Monsoon complaining about a referee jumping into the cage to count a pinfall. The idea of a cage match ending like that upsets Monsoon, however looking at the recent cage matches most end in pinfalls.



A lot of debating can be made over the title of the DVD. Greatest of All-Time is highly questionable considering all the other great cage matches not including on the DVD. Reminder for many interested in buying this release, this is strictly steel cage matches, no Hell in A Cell, Elimination Chamber, War Games or Punjabi Prison matches. There is no indication or statement made by the host Josh Mathews on who decided these were the best cage matches up to this point.



Even if you are not a big fan of steel cage matches this release is still definitely worth a look. The evolution of cage matches really shows you how the match has improved and has been adjusted over the years to add some more intriguing elements to the matches. WWE creates so much drama and excitement in their storytelling that you never quite know what you will get when you watch a cage match. Thankfully on a rare PG-14 release you are guaranteed quite a bit of blood and a lot of death-defying stunts.

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Re: Now on Home Video - 'WWE: The Greatest Cage Matches of All-Tim'

Post  eddie on Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:15 pm


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Post  felix on Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:41 am


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Post  Guest on Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:45 pm

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Post  Lee Van Queef on Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:03 pm

The Hell in the Cell kind of made Cage matches redundant. Not that I watch wrestling or anything.

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