June 26, 2006
Disapointment reigns over WWE DVDs
By JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling

Another series of pay-per-view DVDs, another round of disappointments.

Unfortunately, it's becoming more routine that WWE doesn’t put much effort into the home video market for its major shows. The group of four of the latest releases, as you will see in a couple moments, was light on content and heavy on disappointment.

It seems that with Heat and Velocity gone from network television, the Fed saw no reason to include those bouts on DVDs, which had been tradition before the move to USA. Any other pre-PPV segments have also been cut.

One would think that with this extra 10-15 minutes of space, WWE would include more goodies, say like a historic match; that's not the case, unfortunately.

Let's take a look now at what has been included, and hopefully you'll stand in agreement with me that there should be a lot more on these DVDs.


Survivor Series

  • Maria Interviews Vince McMahon/Survivor Series history video
  • Teddy Long is congratulated on his win
  • Kurt Angle and Daivari in the wwe.com Instant Access Room

    Rating: 1 out of 5 stars - A little light on the extras here and very little substance. The retro video should have been separate from the McMahon/Maria segment.

    New Year's Revolution

  • Mickie James approaches Trish Stratus leaving the arena
  • Kurt Angle and Daivari react to the finish of the Elimination Chamber match
  • Carlito reacts to the finish of the Elimination Chamber match
  • Todd Grisham interviews Edge and Lita

    Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars - I'm a sucker for the post Elminiation Chamber commentaries, but Mae Young kissing Mickie? That goes on my top 10 most disturbing moments list.

    Royal Rumble

  • Kurt Angle and Mark Henry story
  • Rob Van Dam and Tatanka smoke a peace pipe
  • Past winners of the Royal Rumble

    Rating: .5 out of 5 - I liked the Rumble flashback, but honestly, I'd have much rather had the full Smackdown battle royal for the championship here, and the Tatanka/RVD segment was getting somewhat offensive.

    No Way Out

  • Josh Matthews interviews Kurt Angle
  • Mark Henry approaches Batista
  • Booker T and Sharmell talk about their loss

    Rating: 1 out of 5 - Nothing special here. Again, pretty light on extras for a subpar card.


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    Jon Waldman has been with SLAM! since 2000 and is still waiting for WWE to add some nifty extras to the PPV discs. Tell Jon what you would like to see on PPV extras in the future by e-mailing him at jonathanwaldman@hotmail.com.


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