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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars recommended ppv - typifies the feel of early 90s WWF events
Summerslam '93 reminds me of how much the era of WWF Attitude in the late 90s has changed the whole feel of these events. This ppv takes place before blood-soaked hardcore matches and smashed ringside tables became commonplace. This card features some great singles and tag team wrestling as well as an award winning feud. Here's a rundown of the major matches:
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One of the first pay per views I have seen and it's good.
It starts with an entertaining match between Razor Ramon,Randy Savage,Marty Jannetty and The 1-2-3 kid(x-pac) vs I.R.S,Rick Martel,Diesel(Kevin Nash)and Adam Bomb.Next The Harts(Bret Hart,Owen Hart, Bruce Hart and Keith Hart) face off against Shawn Michaels and his knights of the squared circle. The next two fights suck.First there is the Smokey Mountain tag team title...
Published on 4 May 2000 by Leandros


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars recommended ppv - typifies the feel of early 90s WWF events, 25 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Summerslam '93 reminds me of how much the era of WWF Attitude in the late 90s has changed the whole feel of these events. This ppv takes place before blood-soaked hardcore matches and smashed ringside tables became commonplace. This card features some great singles and tag team wrestling as well as an award winning feud. Here's a rundown of the major matches:
Steiner Brothers vs. Heavenly Bodies - a stunning example of crisp and exciting tag-team action. The Steiners receive a great crowd response for their endless array of high-impact suplexes - they're all here. Their opponents execute some great double-team manoeuvres and show great timing. This is classic, speedy wrestling action which gives you no time to catch your breath - the best Steiners match at any WWF ppv.
Shawn Michaels vs. Mr. Perfect - a clash of 2 great technical wrestlers that match each other move for move. A fine mix of mat work and aerial manoeuvres, the crowd are firmly behind Perfect in the most skilful match of the event. It's a shame that the ending shortchanged the fans.
Bret Hart vs. Jerry Lawler - I'm a big fan of Bret Hart and I wondered how well he'd work with the aging Jerry Lawler. I needn't have worried -their feud is red-hot with an emotionally charged atmosphere in the arena. Two of Bret's brothers inc. the late Owen Hart are at ringside to witness a great brawl unfurl - but before Lawler and the Hitman collide, Bret has to face an unexpected opponent in the shape of Doink the Clown. These may not seem like great encounters on paper, but these wrestlers know how to work the crowd. Bret pulls off a few of his trademark moves, but these are not technical matches - it's all about how to get a feud over with the crowd, and it's done with style.
Lex Luger vs. Yokozuna - In 1993, McMahon was grooming Luger to become an All-American hero and respected WWF champion. The Lex Express campaign was one of the most expensive marketing ideas in wrestling - and yet the audience never embraced Luger as intended. Here, he battles Yokozuna (the most hated heel at the time) in a passable match with few surprises. Due to Yoko's great bulk, Luger's usually limited arsenal is lessened further - mostly punches and elbow drops - although he does manage a crowd-pleasing body slam on Yokozuna (emulating Hogan's efforts against Andre the Giant at WM III). The stars and stripes parade is out in full force in this match, but I must admit that I always disliked the anti-Japanese sentiment forcefed to the WWF fans.
Undertaker vs. Giant Gonzalez (R.I.P. match) - this meant no DQs and no count-outs. Undertaker has had some cracking matches in his time, esp. against Shawn Michaels and Mick Foley - but this isn't one of them. Gonzalez may be a giant, but his punches and body shots look so weak that he just doesn't seem threatening. Due to his size, 'Taker can only trade punches, clotheslines and his famous rope walk. There's no great momentum or excitement to this match.
Other highlights from the tape - See the 1-2-3 Kid (now X-Pac) in his ppv debut against I.R.S - he was more athletic and daring in those days, with great legwork and movement. Marty Jannetty takes on Ludwig Borga - not a defining moment for Marty who 'jobs' to Borga throughout almost the whole match, selling his stomach punches as if he was being hit by torpedoes. It makes you aware of the gulf in career success between himself and Shawn Michaels, his former partner. There's a lively 6-man tag between Tatanka / Smoking Gunns vs. Bam Bam Bigelow / Headshrinkers and also Ted Dibiase's swansong in the WWF as he takes on Razor Ramon.
All in all, this is a solid and entertaining ppv and is well produced. The "Countdown to Summerslam" sets up the matches well and puts you in the mood for what's to come. The commentary is strangely muted on my tape - I don't know if that's my luck or not! Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan provide the chat - for me, they never had the same chemistry as Gorilla Monsoon and Heenan who played off each other wonderfully. The best commentary offers verbal jousting and laughs alongside the action, i.e. a match on AND off-screen... A slice of nostalgia that somehow feels warmer and more inviting than the late 90s "Attitude" of WWF events.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe The Best Survivor Series Ever, 16 April 2000
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This review is from: WWF - The 6th Annual Survivor Series [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This was the first survivor series to have single matches.
It's truly a classic. Every Match from the low card matches to the main event are good.
The Matches Are:
Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels (WWF Title)
Mr Perfect and Macho Man vs Razor Ramon and Ric Flair.
Money Inc. and Beverly Bros vs Natural Disasters and nasty boys.
Undertaker vs Kamala
Bossman vs Nailz (Nightstick on a pole match)
Rick Martel vs Tatanka
Yokozuna vs Virgil
High Energy vs Headshrinkers
A Must have for any wwf fan
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WrestleMania 4's Revenge, 26 Sep 2004
Unlike the WrestleFest predecessors that followed,
this first one was an actual live show held in the massive Milwaukee Stadium !
It doesn't actually say when it was shown, but I can only assume it was sometime after WrestleMania 4, meaning it was probably one, if not, the first video produced back then to not be part of the WrestleMania, Summerslam, Survivor Series collection !
The Match listing includes :-
The Killer Bees Vs The Fabulous Rougeous
Bret Hart Vs Bad News Brown (Grudge Match)
The Bolsheviks Vs Powers Of Pain
The Ultimate Warrior Vs Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan in a never before seen 'Loser Wears a Weasel Suit Match' (Quite Funny, and I bet you can't guess who wins (!)
Intercontinental Title Match
'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan Vs The Honky Tonk Man
Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart Vs 'Leaping' Larry Poffo (Macho Man's Brother)
Jake 'The Snake' Roberts Vs Ravishing Rick Rude (Major Grudge Match)
Ken Patera Vs Dino Bravo
Tag Team Title Match
The British Bulldogs Vs Demolition w/Mr Fuji
World Championship Steel Cage Match
Andre The Giant w/Bobby Heenan Vs Hulk Hogan.
All in all this is isn't too bad for a live show.
Back then, the WWF only had 3 Events in a year so it is refreshing to see how some of the feuds developed after Wrestlemania and led up to Summerslam '88.
The best (entertaining matches) are The Ultimate Warrior Vs Bobby Heenan, just for the comedy value really !
Jake Roberts Vs Ravishing Rick Rude, just for the intensity level of how much they despised each other !
The British Bulldogs Vs Demolition was a very evenly contested match up that went back and forth.
In a rare singles match (at the time) Bret Hart did well against Bad News Brown, in what probably was Bad News' one and only half decent match in his whole career !!
The Main Event with Hogan and Andre is ok, but it doesn't come close to their best efforts at WrestleMania 3.
However it is interesting to see these 2 lock up in this type of match.
I would definately recommend this to have in your collection if you appreciate the old style WWF back in those days, and also to watch never-before-seen match ups.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE BEST MANIAS EVER!, 15 Sep 2004
THIS EVENT WAS GREAT FOR THE START OF THE SHOW THEN TONED DOWN A BIT AFTER WARRIOR AND SAVAGE THEN STEAMED UP AGAIN AT THE END
THESE WHERE THE BEST MATCHES ON THE EVENT
OPENER
THE ROCKERS V THE BARBARIAN AND HAKU
A GREAT TAG TEAM MATCH AND ONE HELL OF AN OPENER IT REALLY GOT THE CROWD PUMPED UP FOR THE REST OF THE SHOW WITH ALL THE ROCKERS HIGH FLYIN MOVES IT IS REALLY GREAT TO SEE HBK B4 HE WAS WELL HBK!
9/10 WOULD HAVE BEEN TEN IF IT WAS LONGER
WWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
THE NASTY BOYZ VS. THE HART FOUNDATION
GREAT TAG TEAM MATCH NOT AS GOOD AS THE FIRST BUT WAS STILL GREAT THE CROWD WAS REALLY INTO IT INFACT THE CROWD WAS REALLY INTO THE WHOLE NIGHT!
8/10
BLIND FOLD MATCH
JAKE THE SNAKE ROBERTS VS. RIC MARTEL
GREAT MATCH GREAT ATHLETES MARTEL WAS ONE HELL OF AN ENTERTAINER AND JAKE THE SNAKE IS A LEGEND REALLY ENTERTAINING STUFF HERE GREAT MATCH
9/10 AGAIN IF IT WAS LONGER
THE CARRER MATCH
MACHO KING RANDY SAVAGE VS. THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR
THERE WHERE MANY GREAT MATCHES ON THIS EVENT BUT THIS MATCH TAKES THE CAKE IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST MATCHES EVER TO TAKE PLACE BOTH MEN PUT SO MCH EFFORT IN AND IT REALLY DID SHOW HOW MUCH THEY PUT IN AN EMOITIONAL END TO THIS ONE ASWELL
10/10
WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
MR PERFECT VS. BIG BOSSMAN
IF IT WAS LONGER THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT MATCH DONT GET ME WRONG IT WAS GOOD MR PERFECT WAS A WONDERFULL ATHLETE AND BOSSMAN WAS GOOD TO AT THIS TIME BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN ALOT BETTER
7/10
1/000/000/000 MAN TED DIBIASE VS. VIRGIL
RODDY PIPER AT RINGSIDE
WAS VERY GOOD BUT AGAIN SHOULD HAVE BEEN LONGER.7/10
WWF CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
SGT. SLAUGHTER VS. HULK HOGAN
A GREAT MAIN EVENT THE ENDING WAS DONE VERY WELL
GREAT MAIN EVENT
9/10
OVERALL IT WAS ONE FO THE BEST MANIAS THE OTHER MATCHES ARENT EVEN WORTH MENTIONING
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feel the power!!, 27 Aug 2003
By A Customer
This video is just simply amazing if you like classic wwf wrestling this video is for you.The video is a special collectors item based on the Ultimate warrior and some of his greatest matches he's been in,for example you will see the warrior go one on one with the eighth wonder of the world Andre the giant in a classic wrestling match for the i.c strap.This is also a rare peice of wwf as its hard to find brand new.If you like the ultimate warrior like me this video is a must have,or any wrestling collection this video belongs there.So go on and FEEL THE POWER!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Release, 23 April 2003
By A Customer
I brought this video way back in 1991 and decided to watch it again recently. I enjoyed it just as much.
New fans of what is now called WWE may not enjoy this. This is a totally different era; the psychology is different, the ring work is different, everything is different. It's hard to say if newer fans would enjoy this but old school fans will love it.
The late Texas Tornado takes on the recently deceased Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig in a heated match which featured top heel of the time Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase as the guest timekeeper. In 1990, both men had a heated feud and they put on a great match here.
Marty Jannetty-of the tag team The Rockers-takes on cocky heel The Model Rick Martel in a reasonable match although there was a bit too much mat-work for my liking.
The hugely popular Hulk Hogan teamed up with Tugboat to take on heel tag team Rhythm & Blues in a decent match which was more memorable for the finish.
The well-built Big Boss Man took on the Barbarian in a brutal match. Both men had good chemistry when they feuded in 1990/91 and this was a good match.
Lastly, talented heel Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase took on WWF Champion Ultimate Warrior in a brilliant match thanks to the efforts of Ted DiBiase who was a tremendous worker.
The tape is only an hour but it definitely is quality over quantity.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cassic WWF, 19 July 2002
More classic WWF! This ones got some great tag team matches. The Bushwackers (you gotta remember these guys!) v the snooty Bevererly Brothers, who also face the mega maniacs (Hogan & Brutas 'The Barber' Beefcake, making a return in 1993). There's also the Steiner Brothers, Money Inc and Natural Disasters. But surely the match of the tape is Bret Hart & Randy Savage v Shawn Michaels & Ric Flair - How many grudges going there?!
In addition to all these great tag matches there's Mr Perfect v Shango, 'Taker v Repo Man and Shawn Michaels v Hacksaw.
If this ain't a classic, what is???!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flair vs. Hart; HBK, 5 Oct 2000
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This video included an in-depth look at the then-WWF Champion 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair and included him taking on then-IC Champion Bret Hart and then-Rocker Shawn Michaels (both taking place before Flair won the WWF title). In addition to those two very good matches, this tape also includes Hulk Hogan vs. former friend Typhoon ... Jake Roberts and the Undertaker vs. Jim Duggan and Randy Savage ... and Virgil vs. Ted Dibiase for the Million $ title (with Randy Savage acting as special referee). A quality tape but not the best the WWF has released. Recommended for the Flair matches.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wham Slam!!, 19 July 2002
What great action!! What is the main event on this tape?! Take your pick from Mr Perfect against the 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair, or the battles of the heavyweights Bam Bam vs Typhoon, and Earthquake vs Yokozuna. But don't forget about another classic Hitman vs Shawn Micheals match. Or even two matches with the Undertaker at his very best against Razor Ramon, and later Papa Shango. With Kamala, Doink, Tatanka and Repo Man also fighting it's a hard choice.
Hey did I mention a 16 man Battle Royal!!
Whatever the main event is, there's no doubt about this video being classic WWF.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb .......AND THATS THE BOTTOM LINE, 28 Nov 2000
There is no other way of describing this video than EXCEPTIONAL!!!!
It includes the up and coming super stars of 1993. Such as..... MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE
BRET THE HITMAN HART
RIC FLAIR
OWEN HART
EL MATADOR
THE MODEL
Once again utterlly EXCEPTIONAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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