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WWE Survivor Series Anthology, Volume 1 & 2

Survivor Series Anthology

Survivor Series, the once great “Thanksgiving Night Tradition” is now available in two 5 disc set anthologies. I remember begging my parents to allow me to order the Survivor Series on Thanksgiving day. Sadly, they thought family time was more important. Eventually it became the “Thanksgiving Tradition” and stopped being shown on Thanksgiving day. Now you can relive the Pay-Per-View events over and over again.

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I’m in heaven with these anthology DVDs. I loved the Summer Slam sets, and the Survivor Series is almost as fun. I say almost because not all of the events were spectacular. The Royal Rumble and The Survivor Series were both a nice change of pace from the usual round of matches. The problem became what I like to refer to as the “lame wrestler matches.”

The Survivor Series usually had 4 to 5 large tag team matches. So you can put your money on that each one would last at least 15 to 25 minutes. That’s a long time. “Lame wrestler matches” would include wrestlers who are more jobbers than names. For instance the 1987 Series included a women’s match that featured Moolah, Rockin’ Robin, Velvet McIntyre and The Jumping Bomb Angels against Sensational Sherri, The Glamour Girls , Donna Christanello and Dawn Marie. McIntyre. This was before the women wrestlers were hot. Sound exciting doesn’t it?

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Even worst were the matches that included lame wrestlers such as Tugboat, Koko B. Ware, Barbarian, and the Warlord. Since they need to fill out each team, they had to include wrestlers you don’t give two shits about.

What is great about these is there was no better time in wrestling. Sorry folks, but the WWF days are far superior to the WWE. The Survivor Series included lots of great moments. Back to the 1987 series, Andre the Giants team beat Hogan’s. Bad guys never beat the face in main events. The Undertaker debuted in 1990. The months leading up to who he was was fantastic. Then of course the first casket match debuted in 1992.

Overall
Don’t look for any special features on these sets. You basically get the event themselves, with the WWF logo mysteriously blurred. If your a fan of the ’80s – ’90s WWF then there should be no doubt in your mind to pick these sets up.


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