Case Number 22018: Small Claims Court


WWE // 2011 // 540 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // August 13th, 2011

The Charge

A decade of distinction.

The Case

I'm not a wrestling guy, but I've usually appreciated what the WWE DVD studio does with its releases. More often than not I am confident in saying that wrestling fans will siphon significant amusement from the varied releases.

This one, however, leaves something to be desired. Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century is essentially a clip show and poorly produced one at that.

It's a three DVD set, the first disc dedicated to a rundown of the big names that had done battle in the squared circle, including such luminaries as:

The Rock
Triple H
Shawn Michaels
Rey Mysterio
John Cena
Booker T
Eddie Guerrero
Chris Jericho
Big Show
Steve Austin
Randy Orton
Brock Lesnar
Kurt Angle
Jeff Hardy

That's an impressive list, no doubt, but it's the way these superstars are rolled out that's so disappointing. Each wrestler gets a three to four minute segment featuring dull narration, footage from their matches and the occasional sound bite from one of their peers. Unfortunately, each of these segments is preceded by a cheesy intro that belongs in something like Mortal Kombat 3 or Shaq Fu instead of a mainstream DVD production. It's laughably bad.

The next two discs offer a selection of 12 matches, featuring the aforementioned superstars engaged in all manner of pugilism on a variety of weekly shows or pay-per-view events.

The matches:

Disc 2
WCW Championship Match
Booker T vs. The Rock
SummerSlam August 19, 2001
Intercontinental Championship Match
Chris Jericho vs. Rob Van Dam
Raw September 16, 2002
World Heavyweight Championship Match
Triple H vs. Kane
Raw June 23, 2003
60 Minute Iron Man Match
Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar
SmackDown! September 18, 2003
WWE Championship Match
Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio
SmackDown! March 18, 2004
Disc 3
Fatal 4-Way Match
JBL vs. The Undertaker vs. Eddie Guerrero vs. Booker T
Armageddon December 12, 2004
Triple Threat Match
JBL vs. Big Show vs. Kurt Angle
Royal Rumble January 30, 2005
World Heavyweight Championship Match
Triple H vs. Edge
Raw February 7, 2005
Women's Championship Match
Lita vs. Trish Stratus
Unforgiven September 17, 2006
Triple Threat Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Orton vs. Edge
Raw February 5, 2007
8-Man Tag Team Match
John Cena and Batista and Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker vs. Randy Orton and Edge and Mr. Kennedy and MVP
Raw February 15, 2007
World Heavyweight Championship Match
Batista vs. The Undertaker
WrestleMania 23 April 1, 2007

The technical specs: full frame all the way, supported by a 2.0 stereo strack. No extras.

The Verdict

Put this one in the camel clutch.

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Scales of Justice
Judgment: 65

Perp Profile
Studio: WWE
Video Formats:
* Full Frame

Audio Formats:
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)

* None

Running Time: 540 Minutes
Release Year: 2011
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Distinguishing Marks
* None

* IMDb