Saturday, 28 April 2012
WWE DVD Review: The Best of King of the Ring
WWE DVD Review: The Best of King of the Ring By Phil Allely King of the Ring was at one time one of the jewels in the crown of the WWE pay-per-view calendar. KOTR was an event where superstars battled it out in a tournament to crown the company’s newest King, this accolade usually meaning the winner was being groomed for greatness. Many winners of the crown went on to raise the World title and embark on the best period of their career alos. This three disc set takes us on a nice ride through the 20 years of the KOTR PPV events and also helps fill in the gaps between the mid-1980s televised ones too. The tournaments early days saw the likes of Don Muraco, Tito Santana, Ted DiBiase, Harley Race, Randy Savage and Bret Hart raise the title. This is covered briefly here and makes for interesting viewing. Host Booker T (a former winner) is on nice form here throughout. The matches featured range from superb to decent and all are fun to re-view. Watch out especially for Bret Hart battling Bam Bam Bigelow, Owen Hart versus Razor Ramon and the infamous Stone Cold Steve Austin final against Jake The Snake Roberts. There are also a few pretty good more recent matches form the revamped PPV’s. Also on offer here are other matches from the KOTR events. These include Hulk Hogan tackling the huge Yokozuna, Shawn Michaels’ classic encounter with The British Bulldog and Undertaker’s WWE Championship scrap with The Rock. Of Course no KOTR DVD set would be complete without the much repeated and truly amazing Undertaker/Mankind Hell in a Cell match, the one by which all HIAC encounters are now judged. The Best of King of the Ring is available now from www.silvervision.co.uk and all good retailers.