SLAM! Sports SLAM! Wrestling
   Sun, February 15, 2004



News & Rumours
Bios
Obits
Canadian Hall of Fame
WrestleMania 30
WrestleMania 30 photos
Video
Movie Database
Minority Mat Report
Columnists
Features
Results Archive
PPV Reviews
SLAM! Wrestling store
On Facebook
On Twitter
Send Feedback




Photo Galleries

Raw in Chicago


Titans in Toronto VI


WWE Night of Champions


Legends of the Ring fan fest


Heroes & Legends IV fan fest


NXT Takeover: Fatal 4 Way


ROH All Star Extravaganza VI







SCOREBOARD
PHOTO GALLERY
VIDEO GALLERY
COMMENT





Do yourself a big favour: Buy Flair DVD
By DON 'CYRUS' CALLIS


Every so often WWE Canada mails me stuff such as a magazine or key chain that I have little or no use for. That all changed this past week, when, as Jim Ross would say, "Business just picked up." You see, WWE Canada was nice enough to send me something that I actually wanted -- none other than the absolute greatest DVD ever produced: The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection.

Many of you who listen to me on the No Holds Barred radio show on 92 CITI-FM know that I have been pining for the DVD for some time, dropping not-so-subtle hints to my partner Joe Aiello that he should really get it for me as a gift. So when this arrived special delivery from Toronto, I was pleasantly surprised not to find a Gobbledygooker doll and instead found more than 10 hours of viewing enjoyment.

TELEVISED WARS

The DVD contains several of Flair's most famous matches, including two of his best televised wars with Ricky Steamboat, including the fabulous one-hour, two-out-of-three-falls classic from the Superdome in New Orleans and the match from WrestleWar in Nashville where Flair regained the belt. The latter has been described by some as the greatest match of all time.

The scary thing is that Flair, in some of the awesome straight-shooting comments interspersed throughout the DVD, claims that as good as that match was, he and Steamboat had "a couple of hundred" that were better, that no one saw except the live fans in the audience those nights.

I enjoyed watching Flair and a young, incredibly talented Barry Windham tearing it up. Watching Windham in those days makes you wonder why the heck they ever pushed Luger ahead of Barry, who was a natural worker if there ever was one.

Segments with the legendary Harley Race were illuminating, as were the promos featuring back-and-forth between Flair and Dusty Rhodes.

There is also a great "public workout" with Roddy Piper, where Flair and Hot Rod do some amateur wrestling, which, of course, quickly degenerates into a brawl.

The "I quit" match with Terry Funk is among the most physical and realistic matches you will ever see and the previously never seen post-match tribute from Greenville, S.C., where all of the WWE Raw stars, including Mr. McMahon, come down to surprise Ric is worth the price of the DVD by itself.

For those who believe that the Earth is flat, that Elvis is still alive and that Ric Flair, is not the greatest wrestler who ever lived, I implore you: buy this DVD. You will see the light.


Visit the SLAM! Wrestling store!


  • Order The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection 3-DVD Set

    K-5 NEWS

    A couple of weeks ago I wrote a much talked about column on the similarities of wrestling and American politics.

    Now Jesse Ventura, who is currently a guest lecturer at the Harvard School of Government has drawn the same parallel. Hey, Jesse, in academia it is standard practice to cite your sources ... Tommy Dreamer has been sent down to Ohio Valley Wrestling, which is the WWE's developmental territory ... Scott Steiner has a groin injury ... Triple H is said to be pushing to have Edge return to Raw when he comes off his injury ... TNA had one of its best pure wrestling shows ever last week with the America's X Cup tournament between the stars of AAA from Mexico and TNA. TNA stars included NHB star Jerry Lynn, Elix Skipper, Sonjay Dutt and Michael Shane.