WWE DVD Review: The Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century
By Phil Allely
In reality we are only just over ten years into the century, but here the WWE have decided that we should look at the 20 greatest superstars of this new generation of wrestlers. The Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century is a pretty decent triple DVD set, the great thing being that even though the short vignettes/profiles pieces simply do their job in showcasing the individual, it is the match quality that makes this set a worthy addition to your collection.
Disc one houses the run-down of the top 20 WWE grapplers and what’s nice is that a handful are men that now work for other companies or are retired. There is also a relatively short but fun look at the Diva division and its rise to prominence with such female wrestlers such as Trish Stratus and Lita swelling its ranks in what was a boom period for the ladies roster.
Discs two and three are where things really pick up from a fan point of view, some of the bouts on offer are real belters too. As stated before the best ones here are those that have not appeared on many (if any) previous DVD releases or compilation discs. Of note are the Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar 60 Minute Iron Man Match from Smackdown, Triple H and Edge’s World Heavyweight Title scrap from Raw and a nice bout between Rey Mysterio and the late Eddie Guerrero form Smackdown. The rest of the matches may be from Pay-Per-Views, but they do still warrant a re-view, particularly the Batista/Undertaker World Heavyweight Championship encounter at WrestleMania 23, the Lita/Trish scrap form Unforgiven 2006 and the entertaining four-way brawl featuring JBL, Undertaker, Eddie Guerrero and Booker T.
The Greatest Superstars of the 2st Century is a very reasonable account of ten-eleven years of WWE high points and certainly highlights the big names of the decade. This could be a great introduction to the WWE for new fans of its product. Older ones may have many of the PPV bouts on disc two and three, but the inclusion of the Raw and Smackdown classics may just swing it for them to make the purchase, all in all we recommend this one.
Available now form www.silvervision.co.uk and all good retailers this is available as a triple disc DVD set (£29.99) and on double disc Blu-ray (£29.99).