Gimmick? He's Hardcore.
Sun, 29 April 2007
by: The Gimmick
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Some time ago I reviewed the DVD entitled Mick Foley: Greatest Hits & Misses. For those who haven't read it or maybe want refreshment here it is.
WWE through Shock have re-released that particular two disc DVD set, added a third disc and re-titled it The Hardcore Edition. The first two discs are exactly the same as before but the third is a bonus showcasing Foley's four best matches since returning to WWE after his extended sabbatical.
Let's be realistic here, it's a cheap plug for Mick's new book entitled "The Hardcore Diaries." But that's not to say it's not an entertaining release, because it is and one of the main reasons why this disc is so entertaining is that there is bonus commentary on every single match with Foley himself, and the best commentator ever (in my opinion), Joey Styles.
There may only be four matches on the extra disc but that being said, those four matches are brutal encounters.
|Sure mate, throw another Foley on the barby! |
The first such encounter is his first singles match back after retiring some four years earlier. It's the 'Legend vs. Legend' Killer match from Backlash 2004 in Edmonton, Canada against Randy Orton.
This match is a modern day Hardcore Classic. It may interest some of you to know that Mick himself states on the commentary that this match is his favorite of all time.
Big wraps, but to find out why you'll have to check it out yourselves!
Onto match number two - his greatest Wrestlemania match to date - as he battles Edge in a hardcore match from Wrestlemania 22.
There is some great insight into his build up and preparation going into this encounter when you listen to the special commentary. That in turn makes you enjoy the match even more - well I know I did!
Match number three is a tag-team match up. The match becomes an impromptu six person tag match from ECW One Night Stand 2006 between Foley, Edge & Lita battling Tommy Dreamer, Terry Funk & Beulah.
This was an exceptionally brutal encounter. The commentary again tells you about why Foley wanted this to be a great match, and also shows how much respect he has for Terry Funk. Of course he won't reveal everything, because he wants you to buy his book. However the information he does part with is extremely interesting.
Now it's onto the fourth and final match of this bonus disc. The "I Quit" match from Summer Slam 2006 against arch nemesis; Ric Flair.
|"Dear Diary, Eric Biscoff still sucks and I think I lost another tooth in Edge's hair." |
Anyone who doesn't think Flair can go hardcore needs to check this one out, but again it's the commentary that makes this so fascinating. Foley talks about the fact that he was disappointed in the match and blames himself for it and why.
So that's the end of that chapter - a short bonus DVD with only four matches on it but they are worthwhile matches to have in your WWE library.
Remember that if you pickup this DVD you still get the other two discs. If you don't already own it - then it's a no-brainer. For those who do have it - it just matters how much you really want that third disc
In my opinion Foley: Greatest Hits and Misses is still one of the top three Wrestling DVD releases of all time and that special bonus commentary really helps make this set an excellent release.
All up you have the previous release, the new added matches and the secondary commentary on those four matches with Joey Styles.
Oh by the way, if you want to listen to Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler during the matches you still can but why bother?
Wrestling is real, everything else is fake!
by: The Gimmick
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