Title: OMG! The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History
Format: Three-Disc DVD
Studio: WWE Home Video
Review by: Bill Jones
World Wrestling Entertainment’s latest mining of the archives elicits OMG! The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History. What are incidents, you ask? Well that’s a very good question, as WWE seems to use the term liberally in this instance, encompassing everything from contrived stunts, to real (once) behind-the-scenes things like the Montreal Screwjob to big moments in matches. What it amounts to, though, is a fun countdown of some of the biggest moments in WWE history, designed to spark argument over what did and did not make it, as well as where things placed. The feature is packed with moments like Stone Cold’s first stunner on Vince McMahon, to miraculous stunts from the likes of Shane McMahon and Jeff Hardy, to Brock Lesnar and Big Show collapsing a ring, to not-so-PG moments like Sable removing her top on television to reveal handprints on her breasts. The picks are good, though indicate how much better the programming was during the attitude era than what we get now, and the few modern-era choices are questionable. Still, the list is fantastic, thought it’s a bummer the second two discs didn’t contain some others that didn’t make the discs, rather than full-length versions of what is on the list, but having full matches like the Undertaker and Mankind Hell in the Cell also has its benefits.
Pros: The picks are solid all-around and the #1 choice is hard to argue with. Some of the matches included on the second and third discs are fantastic. Tons of great material and trips down memory lane.
Cons: Bad name, worse tune between each moment. Lack of additional moments beyond the 50 as extras. Still has the feel of a television special rather than a home video release.
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Pads & Panels received a copy of the DVD courtesy of the studio for review purposes.