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Throughout the years, fans of sports entertainment have enjoyed the controlled chaos of tag-team wrestling. Many present and future Hall of Fame Superstars have been part of a popular duo, including Shawn Michaels (The Rockers), Bret "Hit Man" Hart (The Hart Foundation) and Jeff and Matt Hardy (The Hardy Boys). Some Superstars will forever be remembered for their incredible impact as a team, including The Road Warriors, The Fabulous Freebirds and The Midnight Express. Some teams were a result of the unique, temporary pairing of two singles Superstars, including The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan and Randy "Macho Man" Savage), and D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels).
Allied Powers: The World's Greatest Tag Teams honours all the greatest duos in sports entertainment history, complete with matches from WWE, WCW, NWA, AWA, WCCW and Championship Wrestling from Florida. Packed with profiles of more than 20 historical tag teams and events and 25 tag-team matches, Allied Powers: The World's Greatest Tag Teams gives fans twice the excitement, twice the action and twice the drama.
Introduction by The Miz & John Morrison
Miz & Morrison - Chemistry Between Two Individuals
British Bulldogs vs. Hart Foundation
Madison Square Garden September 23, 1985
Title vs. Title Match
Steiner Brothers vs. Hiroshi Hase / Kensuke Sasaki
Japan Supershow March 21, 1991
Miz & Morrison - Daredevils
Outstanding Aerial Achievement by a Tag Team
2 out of 3 Falls Tag Team Match
Killer Bees vs. Demolition
Houston, TX October 9, 1987
# 1 Contender Match
Edge & Christian vs. Hardy Boys
King of the Ring June 27, 1999
Miz & Morrison - Chick Magnets of the `80s
Country Whipping Tag Team Match
Fabulous Freebirds vs. Kerry Von Erich / Kevin Von Erich
World Class Championship Wrestling October 1983
Best Brotherly Duos
Funk Brothers vs. Brisco Brothers
Championship Wrestling From Florida
WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
Harlem Heat vs. Steiner Brothers
Hog Wild August 10, 1996
NWA United States Tag Team Championship Match
Fantastics vs. Midnight Express
Great American Bash July 10, 1988
Anything Goes, Falls Count Anywhere Street Fight
Public Enemy vs. Nasty Boys
SuperBrawl VI February 11, 1996
Miz & Morrison - Rocking Your World
Rockers vs. Brain Busters
Madison Square Garden March 18, 1989
Miz & Morrison - Demolishing the Competition
WWE World Tag Team Championship
Strike Force vs. Demolition
WrestleMania IV March 27, 1988
WWE World Tag Team Championship
Mike Rotundo / Barry Windham vs. Iron Sheik / Nikolai Volkoff
WrestleMania March 31, 1985
Miz & Morrison - Get the Tables!
Championship Unification Steel Cage Tag Team Match
Dudley Boyz vs. Hardy Boys
Survivor Series November 18, 2001
WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
Outsiders vs. Harlem Heat
Halloween Havoc October 27, 1996
Miz & Morrison - Power... Horses
Arn Anderson / Tully Blanchard
NWA World Tag Team Championship Match
Sting / Nikita Koloff vs. Arn Anderson / Tully Blanchard
Great American Bash July 10, 1988
Tribute to the Classics
Nick Bockwinkel / Ray Stevens vs. Red Bastien / Billy Robinson
AWA All Star Wrestling December 1972
Miz & Morrison - The Greatest Tag Team of the 21st Century
The Miz & John Morrison
The Miz / John Morrison vs. Rey Mysterio / Shawn Michaels
RAW November 17, 2008
WWE World Tag Team Championship
Rougeau Brothers vs. Hart Foundation
Boston Garden March 7, 1987
The Fabulous Freebirds - "Badstreet, USA" Music Video
Animal Advice from the British Bulldogs
Primetime Wrestling - August 31, 1987
Gene Okerlund Visits the Hart Foundation Headquarters
Coliseum Home Video Exclusive - 1987
Camouflage, Bushwhacker Style
Superstars - December 10, 1988
Gene Okerlund Interviews Demolition
Wrestling Challenge - July 7, 1990
The Legion of Doom Return to Chicago
Superstars - April 11, 1992
The Cutting Room Floor: Los Conquistadors
The Rock `n' Sock Connection Break Up?
Raw - October 4, 1999
D-Generation X and the Meaning of Controversy
Cyber Sunday - November 5, 2006
John Morrison & The Miz - "Mizfits & Mofos" Music Video
Miz & Morrison - Reeking of the Most Awesomeness
Edge & Christian
Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match for the WWE World Tag Team Championship
Edge & Christian vs. Dudley Boyz vs. Hardy Boyz
SummerSlam August 27, 2000
Rock `N' Roll Express
NWA World Tag Team Championship
Rock `N' Roll Express vs. Ivan Koloff / Khrusher Khruschev
World Wide Wrestling July 9, 1985
Miz & Morrison - Oh You Didn't Know?
New Age Outlaws
WWE World Tag Team Championship
New Age Outlaws vs. Rock `N' Sock Connection
Armageddon December 12, 1999
Blockbuster Tag Teams
D-Generation X vs. Edge / Randy Orton
Cyber Sunday November 5, 2006
Miz & Morrison - Technical Masterminds
World's Greatest Tag Team
Los Guerreros vs. World's Greatest Tag Team
SmackDown! December 11, 2003
Tournament Cup Finals
Tully Blanchard / Lex Luger vs. Nikita Koloff / Dusty Rhodes
Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament April 11, 1987
Miz & Morrison - Ohh, What a Rush!
Legion of Doom vs. Money Inc.
SummerSlam August 29, 1992
Miz & Morrison - Saving the Best for Last
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Tag team wrestling has become a lost art in the WWE for the past couple of years but at least WWE hasn't completely forgotten about the past history of tag team wrestling with this release completely revolved around tag team wrestling. This set is hosted by the best WWE tag team (at that time) in John Morrison & The Miz...and if anyone has seen their webshow "The Dirt Sheet", you know they can be entertaining & did a good job hosting this set (at least better than Striker & Maria did on Macho Man's). I'll give credit to WWE in that eventhough they couldn't possibly put a match showcasing every single major tag team for over the past couple of decades, they did at least have various highlight reels mentioning various tag teams broken down into different subjects like aerial teams (Steamboat & Youngblood, High Flyers), brothers (Ole & Arn Anderson, Taker & Kane, Vallants, Strongbows, Smokin' Gunns), international teams (Koloffs, Bushwackers, La Resistance), classic teams (Texas Outlaws, Patterson & Stevens, Wild Samoans, Blackjacks), blockbuster teams (Sting & Luger, Hogan & Savage), and other honorable mentions (MNM, Billy & Chuck, Austin & Pillman, A.P.A.).
British Bulldogs vs. Hart Foundation - Bret Hart said on his DVD that eventhough the main eventers like Hogan & Andre were drawing the crowds during this time period, the best matches were between these two teams and this match can validate that point as it was classic tag team wrestling here with both teams building up the pace throughout the match with good double team moves by both men...including the Hart Foundation pulling off a Hart Attack off the top rope at one point. Great showcasing of the Bulldogs as you had to be impressed with the "muscle man" of the team in Davey Boy being so quick & agile himself right besides of Dynamite Kid.
("MSG" Sept. '85)
WCW Tag Team Champions Steiner Brothers vs. I.W.G.P. Tag Team Champions Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki - This was from the WCW/New Japan joint PPV's they would do once a year back in the early 90's. Unique situation here as the Steiners weren't the crowd favorites but it was a interesting matchup as anyone who's seen japanese wrestling (WWE's Chris Benoit or TNA's Global Impact DVD's for example) knows that they have a completely different style that's more "stronger & stiffer" so you got a different type of match here than you would normally expect from the Steiners in the United States. I'm glad WWE found this lost gem in the vault as this was a history making match with the Steiners at this time being both the World & U.S. Tag Team Champions in WCW and winning the New Japan's tag team championship, they were triple crown champions.
("WCW/New Japan Supershow" Mar. '91)
2 out of 3 Falls Match: Killer Bees vs. Demolition - This match as a good display of storytelling by the Bees & selling by Demolition but overall, it was a nice match but nothing I personally would concider "DVD worthy"
Hardy Boys vs. Edge & Christian - To my memory, this was both teams their first real televised matchup against each other. This was more like a preview of their later encounters as it was short but fast paced & non-stop action but the highlight was Edge executing one move that got such a reaction that it's become a trademark of his over a decade later.
(King Of The Ring '99)
Country Whipping Match: Kerry & Kevin Von Erich vs. Fabulous Freebirds - The rules for this match was that both men in the ring were allowed to use their belt straps throughout the match. The matches between the Von Erichs & Freebirds were always described as wild with a football game type reaction from the crowd...and this was no expection as everything here from the crowd to the inring action was just out of control from start to finish.
("World Class Championship Wrestling" Oct. '83)
Funk Brothers vs. Brisco Brothers - This was real short & nothing noteworthy outside of the fact that it's rare footage from the archives.
("Championship Wrestling From Florida")
WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat vs. Steiner Brothers - Well "Heat" was the right name for Booker & Stevie here because the crowd was all over them right from the start. Harlem Heat had their best series of matches in WCW against the Steiner Brothers because they just had that natural chemistry with each other. I'll go as far as to call this a lost classic when it came to tag team wrestling during this period of wrestling. One funny sidenote was to pay attention to Bobby Heenan's commentary since he kept forgetting that this PPV was on a Saturday, not a Sunday.("WCW Hog Wild" Aug. '96)
NWA United States Tag Team Champions Fantastics vs. Midnight Express - When the Rock N' Roll Express left the NWA during this time, their perfect replacements as far as inring ability were the team known as the Fantastics. The stipulation was that Jim Cornette would be suspended above the ring. This was another solid tag team match here as both teams were young & the match had a faster pace than the opener. With the Midnight Express being one of the original high flyin' tag teams of it's time along with the Fantastics being an underrated team, it was the "sleeper" match of the night with Cornette crying & acting scared thoughout the match just adds a bit of humor.
("NWA Great American Bash" July '88)
Falls Count Anywhere Street Fight Match: Nasty Boys vs. Public Enemy - This was a hardcore feud in 1996 that is constantly overshadowed by the over big main event feuds, storylines, & events that happened during the year. With both teams having a reputation for being hardcore brawlers & with their first match at the Clash Of The Champions getting way out of control, you knew to expect chaos & you got it. Tables were broken, chairs were used, and trash cans were being piledriven on within the opening minutes. They were fighting in the ring, isleway, concession stands using every & anything they could get their hands on. What a wild brawl.
(WCW SuperBrawl VI)
Rockers vs. Brain Busters - Eventhough normally the ex-Horsemen duo of Anderson & Blanchard would bring out the best in the Rockers, this wasn't one of those matches as the Rockers were wrestling a more defensive style throughout the match instead of the fast paced high flyin' style that they made their reputation off of. This would have been a better match to showcase Arn & Tully than it was to showcase The Rockers.
("MSG" Mar. '89)
WWE Tag Team Champions Strike Force vs. Demolition - This was a nice match as Strike Force were good tag team at that time while Demolition were only around for a few months but established themselves as the biggest & baddest tag team in the federation. The wasn't the best display for Demolition as far as inring work goes but this was historical as it began the longest tag team championship reign in WWE history along with the fact that eventhough they were heels, the crowd clearly showed that they wanted Demolition to walk away with the titles.
WWE World Tag Team Champions U.S. Express vs. Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff - The first championship match at the first WrestleMania resulted in the first title change here. This match will come off as "dated" by today's audience but back then, this had all the elements of a classic "babyface vs. heel" match even down to how important a role a manager can play.
[Legends Of Wrestling: Iron Sheik & Andre The Giant]
Steel Cage Match: WWE Tag Team Champions Dudley Boyz vs. WCW Tag Team Champions Hardy Boys - I know some people compared this to their TLC matches but this was able to stand out on it's own and it wasn't one of those "bloddy massacre" cage matches. These two don't disappoint anytime they're allowed to go one on one in a tag team match and this is the same as well. One moment to look out for was what Jeff Hardy did at the end of the match. And as a funny side note, you could tell how confusing it was having so many championships in the company during that time as everyone from the production team to Howard Finkel introduced the Dudleys as the WWE Tag Team Champions when they were the WCW Tag Team Champions.
(Survivor Series '01)
WCW Tag Team Champions Outsiders vs. Harlem Heat - This was the only time I can recall these teams facing each other & it was real good as both teams resemble each other real well. Good tag team match between these two which was probably the best match Hall & Nash ever had in WCW as far as inring work & chemistry.
(WCW Halloween Havoc '96)
NWA World Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs. Sting & Nikita Koloff - They went to the 20 min. draw here but it was a solid match here from beginning to end. You saw the traits of what made Arn & Tully one of the greatest tag teams as they cut the ring in half & always kept their opponetts in control while Sting & Nikita held their own here as well.
(NWA Great American Bash '88)
[Ric Flair & The Four Horsemen]
Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens vs. Red Bastien & Billy Robinson - Unfortunally, the DVD that I rented this from had a glitch here so I can't comment here but it was nice that WWE decided to use their vault here.
("AWA All Star Wrestling" Dec. '72)
Rey Mysterio & Shawn Michaels vs. John Morrison & The Miz - Well, the hosted the DVD so you figured they had to have a match on here. This was the first time Mysterio & H.B.K. teamed and judging by how they interacted with each other, they would make a great full time team if WWE ever decided to go that direction. Miz & Morrison displayed the good elements here of what makes a great classic tag team here & was able to vibe well here. A good match overall.
("RAW" Nov. '08)
WWE Tag Team Champions Hart Foundation vs. Rougeau Brothers - Eventhough this match/feud isn't as famous as their others, this was a great example of the Hart Foundation in heel mode with the double teaming behind the referee's back & using the referee's count to their advantage. The Rougeaus were always an underrated team who had good chemisty with the Hart Foundation and this was a good lost match.
("Boston Garden" Mar. '87)
TLC Match: WWE Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian vs. Dudley Boyz vs. Hardy Boyz - The first TLC match and this was the one that topped their WrestleMania match months earlier. Again, this is one of those matches that I can't describe in words that you just have to watch.
[The Ladder Match & Hardy Boyz: Leap Of Faith]
NWA World Tag Team Champions Ivan Koloff & Khrusher Khruschev vs. Rock `N' Roll Express - This match perfectly displays what various critics claimed were the Rock N' Roll Express' key to success and that's being able to hook the fans by being both defensive (like setting up the "hot tag") offensive wrestlers (their double team moves like the dropkicks). While this wasn't the quality that you would see from their more famous series of matches against the Midnight Express, this was historic as the Rock N' Roll Express would win their first NWA Tag Team Championships here.
("NWA World Wide Wrestling" July '85)
WWE Tag Team Champions New Age Outlaws vs. Rock `N' Sock Connection - Two of the most entertaining teams WWE had went at it here in a match that was typical of all teams involved at the time with it being non-stop action with a good mix of brawling & wrestling (Rock & Billy Gunn) along with keeping the crowd entertained (Mankind & Road Dogg).
D-Generation X vs. Rated RKO - As usual with Cyber Sunday/Taboo Tuesday, the fans vote on a stipulation for the match & in this case it was who was going to be the referee. The match was actually DX's 2nd best match since reuniting (Hell In The Cell was the first) as they didn't just beat up & dominate their opponents while Rated RKO left with some credibility unlike every other team DX faced at that time.
(Cyber Sunday '06)
[The New & Improved DX]
Los Guerreros vs. World's Greatest Tag Team - During the period where WWE's tag team division was balancing between non-existant & lukewarm, the feud between these two teams was certainly a highlight...to the point where two of their matches have made it onto other DVD's (Viva La Raza & Greatest Familes). Eddie, as usual, kept the match entertaining with his "lie, cheat, steal" antics while Chavo showed why he's still underrated to this day but this was a great showcase for the former Team Angle as they wrestled like the "Anderson's" of old to where they picked a body part on both wrestlers & heavily focused on it.
("SmackDown!" Dec. '03)
Nikita Koloff & Dusty Rhodes vs. Lex Luger & Tully Blanchard - Before the match stars, you get an emotional moment as Magnum T.A. made his first appearence since his career ending accident 6 months earlier along with a mini-reunion of with both Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff. This match was good action that you would expect from the NWA at this time with the highlight of the Horsemen being the classic heels they were known to be at that time throughout the match before Dusty pulled off a move that you wouldn't expect from a fat plumbers son from Austin, TX.
("NWA Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup" Apr. '87)
Legion of Doom vs. Money Inc. - Eventhough they weren't the champions, these were the two best tag teams WWE had at that time. This was a good solid match all around with Money Inc. being the great mat wrestlers but still cheating heels meshing well with L.O.D.'s powerhouse style...but pay attention to L.O.D.'s entrance, it was quite a sight.
DVD extras include the Freebirds "Badstreet U.S.A." music video, Gene Okerland visiting The Hart Foundation (the segment is edited...the full version is on the "Greatest Managers" DVD), highlights of the "Los Conquistadors" angle between the Edge & Christian and Hardy Boyz, a funny segment with Mick Foley trying to break up the Rock N' Sock Connection, DX talking about the referee choices for their Cyber Sunday match, the "Mizfits & Mofos" music video by Miz & Morrison mocking Cryme Time, and other promos & interviews from the British Bulldogs, Bushwackers, Demolition, and Legion Of Doom.
The huge positive here is that was probably the best use of WWE's video vault in a very long time as we got a bunch of rare footage from different federations to the point where some of them were never even released to VHS which gave us some lost classics & historic encounters. The minor faults I found with this DVD set was that it could have been better organized as the matches & profiles seemed to be all over the place instead of some order, most of the DVD extras could have been left in the vault, there was no mention of any ECW teams out of the Dudleys (Sabu & RVD could have gotten a mention) & some of the matches picked weren't the best showcases of the featured teams. However, the one major problem with this DVD is that it's obivious WWE spent some time in the vault to find some of these matches for these teams so you mean to tell me while they're in there that they couldn't find any other matches to replace the ones that are already on other DVD's here. For example, fans of Anderson & Blanchard would already have had the "4 Horsemen" DVD that had the Sting/Koloff match already on it so another match could have been used to showcase Anderson & Blanchard (maybe one of their matches from their Brain Busters run). Fans of the Road Warriors would have already had their DVD so the Money Inc. match could have been replaced with another match. Same case with the fans of the Hardys/E&C/Dudleys feud would have already had the SummerSlam Ladder Match so another unreleased match could have been chosen to showcase Edge & Christian just like how unreleased matches were used to showcase the Hardys & Dudleys.
Overall, this was an enjoyable DVD set but it wasn't as good as it could have been so this isn't something I would rush out to get but something I would put on the list as something to check out when you have a few bucks to spare because there are some gems on here worth watching.
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Tag team wrestling is an art, a lost one given the landscape in mainstream wrestling today, especially in WWE. This is a 3-disc DVD set hosted by The Miz & John Morrison (who were at the time a good heel tag team) and they are fully in character as they talk about and introduce various tag teams, roughly 50 in all along with plenty of classic matches featuring many of these tandems in their prime glory. The Miz & Morrison segments between the matches are equal parts funny and painful, but for the most part they are kept short. Before each match there's a short highlight package of each team being featured.
-9/23/85, MSG, The British Bulldogs vs. The Hart Foundation w/Jimmy Hart: These two always had classic encounters as they played off one another very well, the Foundation were the heels who cut off the ring targeting each of the Bulldogs. While Davey Boy and Dynamite used they speed and strength to overpower the Harts. Its a good classic contest with nice double team moves and plenty of nearfalls, while Bret covers Davey, Dynamite hits a diving headbutt from the top and covers him to win. 8/10.
-3/21/91, WCW/Japan Supershow, Title for Title Match, The Steiner Brothers (WCW Tag Champs) vs. Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki (IWGP Tag Champs): Quite a unique setting here as the Steiners were fan favorites but the hometown team was cheered way more by the Japanese fans. The Steiners use their strength and amateur skills while the Japanese men use some good stiff shots and their own great mat skills. There's some great suplexes and power moves that really keep the crowd pumped and it ends when Scott hits the Frankensteiner on Kensuke and covers to win the IWGP titles. 9/10.
-10/9/87, Houston, TX, 2 out of 3 Falls Match, The Killer Bees vs. Demolition w/Mr. Fuji: Two teams that tend to be forgotten in tag team history and this isn't too bad of a match, the Bees do use quickness, Demolition cuts off the ring and pounds away on either man for a few. Blair jumps off the top, but Ax gets his knees up then covers to win the first fall, but Ax hurts his knee during this. The Bees work on Ax's knee, Smash gets tagged in and soon after gets a dropkick from Jim Brunzell and covers to win the second fall so its 1-1. During the third fall Fuji smacks Blair with his cane a couple of times on the outside, once Jim gets the tag he goes nuts, but ends up getting a cane shot to the throat behind the refs back and Smash covers to win the third fall and the match. 5/10, the match was decent but the commentary team was just horrid and beyond annoying so that brings the rating down a bit.
-6/27/99, King of the Ring, #1 Contender's Match, Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz: A good but quick one here, quick offense and double team moves, Edge hits a spear on Jeff in mid-air. Later Gangrel accidentally spray blood in Edge's eyes, Jeff hits a Twist of a Fate and covers Edge to win. 5/10.
-10/1983, WCCW, Country Whipping Match, The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich: Good one here as these two just had a natural chemistry which made for a great rivalry, they give and take some hard shots with the lethal straps. The referee has a hard time keeping control of all four men, the Von Erichs are the favorites and the fans go nuts whenever they have the advantage. The match is so out of control that the ref throws it out, but that doesn't stop the brawling. 8/10.
-Championship Wrestling From Florida, The Funk Brothers vs. The Brisco Brothers: Clipped match with two classic brother teams, but since its clipped it shouldn't have been on here at all. 1/10.
-8/10/96, WCW Hog Wild, WCW Tag Team Championship Match, Harlem Heat (Champions) w/Col. Parker & Sherri vs. The Steiner Brothers: Good contest here as both these teams were so great in WCW, both just gel well the bikers in the crowd revving their bikes becomes annoying but the action in the ring stays hot. Its power vs. power, good double team moves and Booker and Stevie cut the ring off, the Steiners won't stay down and they keep coming. The action breaks down at the end, Scott gets wacked in the back of the head with a cane and is covered so Harlem Heat retains. 7/10.
-7/10/88, Great American Bash, NWA United States Tag Team Championship Match, The Fantastics (Champions) vs. The Midnight Express: A special stipulation was added where Jim Cornette was to be placed in a straight jacket then lifted up in a cage at ring side so he couldn't interfere. Its such a great tag team classic, the Fantastics were so underrated as they could wrestle and fly with the best of them. The Express still do well even without Cornette at ringside, cutting off the ring at times. The action gets more intense and breaks down in the final minutes with Bobby Eaton using a chain and covers Fulton to win the titles. 9/10. Afterwards the Fantastics get a few shots at Cornette after he's let out of the cage.
-2/11/96, WCW Superbrawl VI, Anything Goes, Falls Count Anywhere Street Fight, Public Enemy vs. The Nasty Boys: Not a lot of wrestling holds used here, the brawl goes to the outside, plenty of weapons including a table and chair get used. Rocco Rock take a nasty spill off the ropes through a table and its just a fun, fun out of control match. Rocco misses a dive from the up in the crowd, crashing through a table then Knobbs covers to win. 7/10.
-3/18/89, MSG, The Rockers vs. The Brainbusters: I can't recall a bad match these two teams ever had and this is no exception. Its always magic when these two styles meet in the ring. There's some early one-upping by both Shawn and Tully. Shawn slams Anderson's arm into the ring post and he and Jannetty start working on Arn's arm, even doing a slingshot double arm ringer on the top rope. Nice spot with a double figure four leg lock by the Rockers. The finish comes when Shawn hits a splash from the top rope, but Tully pulls the referee out of the ring, resulting in DQ in about 22 minutes. Classic, classic tag team match. 9/10.
(Available on Shawn Michaels: My Journey)
-3/27/88, Wrestlemania IV, World Tag Team Championship Match, Strike Force (Champions) vs. Demolition w/Mr. Fuji: Its speed vs. power, Strike Force hit some quick double team offense while Ax and Smash work on the back's of both men. Santana takes a good amount of the punishment for a few minutes, after getting the hot tag Martel has the Boston Crab on Smash, Ax hits him with Fuji's cane and Smash covers to win the titles. 5/10.
-3/31/85, Wrestlemania I, World Tag Team Championship Match, Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo (Champions) vs. The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff w/Freddie Blassie: From the very first grand daddy of em all, its a good but quick one, Rotundo shows some good athletic moves as does Windham who both keep up the speed for the opening minutes. Sheik and Koloff use dirty tactics and work over Mike, who tags Barry and he's on fire but ends up getting blasted in the back with Freddie Blassie's cane and Koloff covers to win the titles. 5/10.
-11/18/01, Survivor Series, Steel Cage Tag Team Championship Unification Match: The Dudley Boyz (WCW Tag Team Champions) vs. The Hardy Boyz (WWE Tag Team Champions): Both these teams know each other very well having competed in table and TLC matches, but this was their first ever meeting inside the steel cage. Both teams go all out here and Matt does end up escaping and Jeff goes to the top to escape but decides to do a swanton onto D'Von through a table but misses. Buh Buh Ray pins Jeff to win the match. 8/10.
(Available on The Greatest Steel Cage Matches of All Time)
-10/27/96, WCW Halloween Havoc, WCW World Tag Team Championship Match, The Outsiders vs. Harlem Heat (Champions) w/Sherri and Col. Parker: Pretty good one here as the NWO was really in full takeover mode and were looking to capture the tag titles, power for power and Hall and Nash try to intimidate both Booker and Stevie but they won't back down. Nash seems more motivated than he was in most of his WCW matches but he also gets double teamed by both Heat members. There's the build-up to the hot tag and Harlem Heat looks to have the match won after Booker hits the Harlem Hangover, but when Parker tries to help he just hands the cane to Nash and runs off. Nash hits Stevie with it and Hall covers to win the titles. 7/10.
(Available on NWO: The Revolution)
-7/10/88, Great American Bash, NWA World Tag Team Championship Match, Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (Champions) vs. Sting & Nikita Koloff: This is a good one here with the powerhouses taking it to the Horsemen, who have to play defense for most of the opening minutes. It stays at such a good pace with the crowd remaining hot throughout that you can't help but enjoy it. The closing minutes are great, Sting has the Scorpion Deathlock on Tully but the time limit expires before he submits so its a draw and the Horsemen retain. 8/10.
(Available on Ric Flair & The Four Horsemen)
-12/1972, AWA All-Star Wrestling, Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens (Champions) vs. Red Bastien & Billy Robinson: Old school one here with Bastien and Robinson having the heels on the ropes a few times trying to capture the titles, Stevens and Nick do some classic double teaming and use dirty tactics as well. The pace stays fairly constant while remaining mostly scientific, Robinson hits a back suplex into a backbreaker on Bockwinkel and covers him to win the match. 7/10, for the nostalgia.
-11/17/08, Raw, The Miz & John Morrison vs. Rey Mysterio & Shawn Michaels: Its the A-Listers vs. the dream team and its a good one, Miz & Morrison do quite well as they were always good as a team, using double team moves and grounding both men. Shawn and Rey did very well despite not having teamed up much if at all before this, hitting some good high spots and they played off each other's styles very well. Its a hot match where the crowd is on fire and the pace never slows down, the finish was great as Rey hit the 619, Shawn hit Sweet Chin Music on Miz, Morrison hits a kick on Michaels then attacks Rey allowing Miz to cover and win. 8/10.
-3/7/87, Boston Garden, World Tag Team Championship Match, The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (Champion) vs. The Hart Foundation: Both these tandems never had a bad match that I've seen and this is no different, its tag team wrestling art at its finest. Very technical, but quickly paced even from Jim Neidhart, the Rougeaus were the faces here and they played it well as the Hart's double teamed on Raymond who finally makes the tag to Jaques (later known as The Mountie). He goes nuts knocking Bret around the ring, locking on a nice rolling arm scissors, then the action breaks down. Jaques has a small package on Bret, but Danny Davis (who was at ringside) runs in behind the ref's back and turns it into Bret's favor who gets the three count and the Hart's retain. 8/10.
Special Features on Disc 2
-The Fabulous Freebirds-"Badstreet U.S.A" Music Video: Fun and funny classic song here from the Freedbirds.
-8/31/87, Primetime Wrestling, Animal Advice from The British Bulldogs: Cheesy and promo where the Bulldogs show how they receive advice from their mascot Matilda.
-1987, Coliseum Home Video Exclusive, Gene Okerlund Visits the Hart Foundation Headquarters: Nice promo with Jimmy Hart showing how he helps keep the Foundation in shape.
-12/10/88, Superstars, Camouflage, Bushwacker-Style: Out in the woods Gene Okerlund talks with the Bushwackers who pop up out of the ground and cut a funny promo like only they could.
-7/7/90, Wrestling Challenge, Gene Okerlund Interviews Demolition: We here from the tag champs who were three strong at this time with the addition of Crush (the late Brian Adams). Good promo.
-4/11/92, Superstars, The Legion of Doom Returns to Chicago: Great moment here where Paul Ellering cuts a good promo talking about the L.O.D. and what he will help them achieve in the WWE.
-The Cutting Room Floor-Los Conquistadors: A funny segment showing the team of Uno and Dos, who were two guys in gold body outfits and were usually used for comedy in any of their matches.
-10/4/99, Raw, The Rock N' Sock Connection Break Up?: Funny moment here where Mankind is talking to Rock who responds but not to him, just someone on the phone. Great moment here.
-11/5/06, Cyber Sunday, DX and the Meaning of Controversy: Another funny moment where DX is backstage talking about who will be the special guest referee in their tag match, they then run down one of the choices Eric Bischoff.
-The Miz & John Morrison-"Mizfits & Mofos" Music Video: A decent and goofy video showing some good moments from them as a team.
-8/27/00, Summerslam, TLC I Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship, The Dudley Boyz vs. Edge & Christian (Champions) vs. The Hardy Boyz: The best of the TLC's cause it was the first, plenty of great spots throughout this one, Jeff does his usual insane Swanton from the top of a ladder but crashes and burns through a table. It seemed like the Hardy's were on their way to winning in their home state of North Carolina but Edge and Christian were able to pull out the win in the very first TLC match. 10/10.
(Available on Ladder Match)
-7/9/85, World Wide Wrestling, NWA World Tag Team Championship Match, The Rock N' Roll Express vs. Ivan Koloff & Khrusher Khruschev (Champions): A long one here as its speed and technique vs. power, the crowd loves the Express who do very well as they always did. The Russians grind down and beat up both Ricky and Robert at times, cutting off the ring. After so many close calls, ref bumps and everything else, Ricky rolls Ivan up and covers him to win the titles. 9/10.
-12/18/99, Armageddon, World Tag Team Championship Match, The New Age Outlaws (Champions) vs. The Rock N' Sock Connection: Decent match here, though Mick was near the end of his full time run in wrestling, it was more comedy than anything in the opening minutes. Good showing by Rock who took it to both guys, it went around the ring and even into the crowd. The hot tag is made to Mankind, who accidentally hits the referee, he does get Socko out and uses it on Road Dogg, Al Snow comes in hitting Mankind, then runs at Snow in the entrance way. Rock gets tagged, hits the Rock Bottom goes for the cover but Al interferes again causing a DQ. 7/10. Snow and Mankind fight some, Snow gets the Rock Bottom and the People's Elbow.
-11/5/06, Cyber Sunday, DX vs. Rated RKO, Special Guest Referee Eric Bischoff: The usual funny promo from DX, then Bischoff is shown as the choice for referee and its a pretty good match. Both teams work quite well, Orton and Edge play equal parts defense and cut the ring off working over each man at times. The usual antics and good moves follow from both Triple H and Shawn Michaels, later in the match Edge accidentaly spears Bischoff. Another ref comes down but Eric pulls him out before the three, Edge whacks Michaels in the head with a chair on the outside, Eric sees it but doesn't call the DQ. In the ring Orton hits Trips in the back with the chair, then the RKO on the chair and gets the three count. 8/10.
(Available on The New and Improved DX)
-12/11/03, Smackdown, Los Guerreros vs. The World's Greatest Tag Team: These teams always had great matches throughout the whole 2003 year, this is no different though there was some underlying tension between Eddie and Chavo. However early on they do quite well beating up Shelton and Charlie, but they both come back with some great moves of their own and really take it to the Guerreros, Chavo has a good showing but won't accept Eddie's help, gets a superkick from Shelton but the ref tells him Chavo isn't the legal man. Eddie uses an air filter from his lowrider to his Shelton behind the refs back, then covers him to win. 7/10, Chavo doesn't look too happy seemingly thinking Eddie stole his thunder again.
-4/11/87, Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament Cup Finals, Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger vs. Nikita Koloff & Dusty Rhodes: Before Dusty and Nikita came out, Magnum T.A. was introduced to the crowd, which was emotional as he had suffered a few injuries including one to his neck that ended his career. Dusty and Nikita come out and each hug Magnum with both Rhodes and Magnum getting very emotional as it was a truly touching moment.
As for the match it was a good one, Rhodes and Koloff do well as they work on the Horsemen however both Tully and Lex do target the bad neck of Nikita throughout the match. It stays at a good pace, as per most NWA crowd's this one is hot for the good guys to win, Lex does his usual stalling and power moves, which were honestly all he really knew how to do. Near the end its bedlam, Tully accidentaly nails JJ Dillon instead of Nikita with shoe, Dusty hits a top rope splash on Blanchard and covers to win the match and the tournament. 8/10. Nice how the post match trophy presentation was included.
-8/29/92, Summerslam, The Legion of Doom w/Paul Ellering vs. Money Inc. w/Jimmy Hart: Good match here from London's Wembley Stadium, with a nice entrance on motorcycles and the crowd went nuts for Hawk and Animal. Of course L.O.D. uses the obvious power and street fighting edge while DiBiase and I.R.S. use dirty tactics and technical skills to attempt to keep both men down. Once Aminal is tagged back in its all over as all four men get in the ring, Animal sends Ted into I.R.S. then hits a powerslam, covers DiBiase for three to win the match. 7/10.
(Available on Road Warriors: The Life & Death of the Most Dominant Tag Team in Wrestling History)
Overall while not the greatest presentation, like they could've done away with all the Miz and Morrison segments and maybe used them 3 times a DVD instead of before and after each match. This would've allowed for a little more time to show highlights of the various teams, or perhaps even another match as this would've trimmed a good 10-15 minutes off of each disc. That being said there are some good classic matches here, some repeats and some blah ones, so for match quality its worth it in parts, just maybe skip the Miz & Morrison skits.