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   July 23, 2014



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Great American Bash DVD brings back so many great memories
By BLAINE VAN DER GRIEND - SLAM! Wrestling
The WWE hopes to turn back time with the release of its latest DVD and Blu-ray entitled United We Slam: The Best of the Great American Bash. Fans of all ages can certainly enjoy this set, as it has something in it for everybody.
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DVD focuses on Troy Martin more than Shane Douglas
By BERTRAND HEBERT - SLAM! Wrestling
I was unfamiliar with Kayfabe Commentaries' DVD series Breaking Kayfabe. I am not completely sold on the concept after viewing my first one but it surely can appeal to a segment of the wrestling fan base. The concept is to go behind the character into the real life of the wrestler; in this case, The Franchise Shane Douglas takes a back seat to the real person Troy Martin who discusses the cost of living his dream as a wrestler.
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New Topps Chrome set aimed at higher-end collectors
By GREG OLIVER and QUINN OLIVER - SLAM! Wrestling
For a collector, few things are as much fun as a box break, opening pack after pack of trading cards. When the new WWE set, Topps Chrome, arrived at the door the other day, it was all that my son and I could do to resist tearing into it right then and there.
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Historical WWE 50 book honest and rereadable
By CALEB SMITH - SLAM! Wrestling
WWE 50: Celebrating 50 years of Sports Entertainment, is a sleek and attractive coffee table book covering the history of the WWE. This offering from WWE Books is different in so many ways from their past generic, filtered, censored nonsense, that I could not help but read it again.
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Bruce Prichard speaks out on Bret Hart on new DVD
By BERTRAND HEBERT - SLAM! Wrestling
In the latest from the Guest Booker series from Kayfabe Commentaries, Bruce Prichard is asked to reconsider 1997's infamous Montreal Screw Job from a different perspective. What if there was a way around it? What if a different path out of Montreal existed?
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WWE Factions DVD a team effort
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Stables and factions are one of the most iconic parts of professional wrestling. When thinking of factions who have run roughshod over their respective promotions, names like the New World Order, The Fabulous Freebirds and D-Generation X come to mind. The power in numbers leads to dominance and the unique blend of personalities that come together in a chase for greatness leave a lasting impression in history.
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Piper's take on 1984 rambling and entertaining
By CALEB SMITH - SLAM! Wrestling
The WWF in 1984 was in the midst of its build towards national expansion and the first Wrestlemania. The latest YouShoot video from Kayfabe Commentaries features the man in the middle of the wrestling craze. The man who would become synonymous with the 1980s wrestling phenomenon and that is "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. The DVD entitled Timeline: History of the WWE-1984-Roddy Piper is an interesting, twisting tale as told by the energetic and captivating Piper.
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"I Ain't No Pig Farmer!" offers a rare promoter's perspective
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling
To adapt a famous movie line, "You had me at Chris Colt." Simply put, Dean Silverstone's chapter on the legendary madman of professional wrestling is a must-read for fans who think that CM Punk is a rebel in any way, shape or form. Silverstone's autobiography, the oddly-titled "I Ain't No Pig Farmer!", is the latest masterpiece from Crowbar Press.
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Cabana's second Road Diaries DVD another great trip
By CALEB SMITH - SLAM! Wrestling
Colt Cabana is a trendsetter in professional wrestling. He is the master of merchandise, podcasting and, for a second time, creating a wrestling documentary. His latest offering is entitled The Wrestling Road Diaries Too and it lives up to the high expectations garnered from the first instalment.
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WWE's Signature Sounds DVD music to a fan's ear
By MATTHEW ASHER - SLAM! Wrestling
Whether it’s the sound of glass shattering or an ominous gong ringing, a pro wrestler’s entrance music can be just as crucial to his character as his moveset or his work on the mic. But which are the entrance themes that truly stand out? WWE attempts to answer this question with their new DVD Signature Sounds: The Music of WWE.
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