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WWE - Born To Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story DVD (3 Discs)


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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Silver Vision
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Jan. 2008
  • Run Time: 527 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000LMPGDS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,511 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By R. Wood TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Nov. 2007
Over the years, WWE have released some absolute winners when it comes to DVDs. The Rise and Fall of ECW, the Ultimate Ric Flair Collection, Shawn Michaels: From The Vault, the stories of Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero and Bret Hart to name only a few. And here comes one of the more recent additions. Again focusing on another true wrestling legend.

For those who ask me `What does Rowdy Roddy Piper mean to wrestling?', I say this. Superman had Lex Luthor, Batman had the Joker, and Hulk Hogan...had Rowdy Roddy Piper. When Hulkamania first came to be, the then-WWE Champion needed the perfect arch-nemesis, and Piper delivered big-time. His contributions to the growth and success of the WWE are too major to be overlooked. So it's only fitting for the Hall of Famer to be honoured with a three-disc DVD set.

Right away, the documentary starts detailing Piper's origin. There're little things which please me about this story, just as there's stuff that makes me feel sorry for Piper. Hearing him tell about his childhood obviously spells out that it wasn't a happy one, but hearing how he used it to make him the person he is today speaks highly of his strength of character.

The story of how Roddy got into wrestling is both captivating and inspirational. In fact, Piper credits the experience for saving his life. After more about what `living the business' was like in the seventies (provided by several legends), the documentary explains how Piper evolved into a great brawler/character with true respect and love for the business. Especially during his time in the NWA, which culminated in a violent Dog Collar match against Greg Valentine.

Coverage of the WWE years kicks off with a bang, as it truly starts to showcase what Piper does best; TALK.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By IWFIcon VINE VOICE on 12 Jan. 2009
Roddy Piper, as this DVD suggests more than once, was never the greatest in-ring worker to grace the squared circle, but boy...he could talk up a storm. The charisma and magic of "Hot Rod", evident even to the present day, is well and truly alive in this engaging and entertaining 3-disc set.

The documentary portion of the collection is a nimble look through Piper's rich and varied career, taking us from his early days in Portland all the way up to some of his latest returns to the WWE. The sheer wealth of archive footage makes for great viewing even if, at times, the majority of it is based on his out of the ring activities, specifically Piper's Pit. Indeed his WWF career up to his "retirement" at WrestleMania III is largely covered by four matches (three of which are WM bouts - the other is the War To Settle The Score from just prior to the first WM). His many WWF returns focus on his Intercontinental Title run, his interminable feud with Jerry Lawler (both men admit that their match at 1993's King Of The Ring was awful) and his bizarre battle with Goldust at WrestleMania XII, whilst his WCW stint is largely confined to his Starrcarde 1996 victory over Hulk Hogan. Still Piper's engaging commentary throughout keeps the pace up, even if it's sometimes difficult to believe EVERYTHING that he is saying.

In terms of extra's there are reams of matches and promo's over the remaining two discs. The standout matches are probably Piper's bloody Dog Collar Match with Greg Valentine from Starrcade 1993 and his WrestleMania VIII match with Bret Hart. I think it's fair to say however that few would relish watching all the matches on this collection back-to-back.
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By kevin baker on 21 May 2014
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A must for all piper fans! Piper's pit has to be up there along with the Mr T match ups
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By Rondo Machete on 28 May 2013
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I had been after a WWE Rowdy Roddy Piper DVD for a long long time and this does not disappoint,disk one has an in depth documentary,disk two has some of his great matches and then we have disk three which is the perfect cherry on top and has many if not all of Piper Pit. If like me your a fan of the wrestler and actor as I am then this is for you,so buy and enjoy you won't be disappointed.
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By Jayke1981 on 9 May 2013
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This is a perfectly laid out reflection of Piper's wrestling career. The first disc was the documentary plus further tales/deleted scenes. Plus a couple of early matches. Then disc two was full of Piper's key matches in his career - bizarrely they aren't in chronological order for example Piper's Intercontinental Match vs Bret Hart at Wrestlemania 8 comes BEFORE him winning the same belt at the Royal Rumble months earlier! And that is the reason the review got marked down at 4 stars.
Then there's the third disc - The Piper's Pits! Again the Pits weren't all in order and for some odd reason the Pit at Madison Square Garden with Mr. T and Hogan was repeated and inserted earlier than the listing on the contents sheet. What was highlights for me was seeing the full segments of Pits, I'd only seen clips of - Piper and Snuka, Andre challenging Hogan and the famous Morten Downey fire extinguisher Pit at Wrestlemania 5. To see that in full was a treat all though there was a strange, but worked, edit. one moment Brother Love was in The ring - the next he'd disappeared. maybe the full version is seen on the Wrestlemania 5 dvd - I hope! Two other Pit highlights was Piper saying goodbye in 1989.. talking about his family. it was rather touching. Then the other highlight was Piper and Mr. America aka Hulk Hogan with Mr America's biggest fan who at that point was an unknown Zach Gowen. I remember vaguely the segment before I re-watched it so I knew what was coming.. but it made great TV! and surrealy funny too!
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