Thursday, November 20, 2014

New savage dvd

Scott- I know your review cue is backlogged as is but the new savage dvd is really an amazing piece of work. It feels pretty honest as it covers savage the person more than savage the wrestler. It confirms a lot and hints at the steph thing too. Its also just overwhelmingly sad. I have no need to watch it again but glad I watched it.

A definite check it out.

​Yeah, I know.  One of my regular e-mailers was nice enough to buy me the Ultimate Warrior DVD off Amazon recently so I've gotta check that out as well (although it's on Netflix anyways), but I'm really pumped for the Savage set.  There's actually a bunch of stuff up on Netflix and the Network now that I haven't seen before, either, and the Netflix stuff is frequently the full three-disc version.  Too much to watch, not enough time!  ​

26 comments:

  1. Wait, it hints at the Steph rumors ?

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  2. From Reddit

    Source: Macho Man Randy Savage DVD Review: 16 Things You Should Know
    In a strange segment, the DVD specifically brings up how unusual it is that Savage has been ignored by the WWE post-2001. So, the WWE clearly know that their treatment of Savage is perceived by fans as odd. Do they use this DVD to possibly explain their stance? Well, in a way, they do appear to comment on the banishment of Savage… and there’s a subtle implication that it is indeed to do with Stephanie McMahon. For those readers who aren’t aware, there’s a rumour that Vince hates and blocked Savage from the WWE because the Macho Man had an affair with Steph (circa late 1993 when Steph was 17).
    The segment on the documentary starts with Lanny mentioning that Randy was unhappy at Triple H for calling him a dinosaur in an interview. Savage then made a home-video and said “Triple H, I’ll bitch slap you and then take your girl.”
    This video actually plays on the documentary. Lanny then gives a knowing look and says “All that does is throw gasoline on the fire.” It’s almost as if the documentary makers wanted to touch on the Stephanie rumour, but could only do it in this roundabout way. “Obviously we don’t know the full story and as they say in heaven we never will,” Dusty Rhodes says.
    So… what does that mean? Is Dusty saying there’s something more to it? Is he saying that only heaven / God can judge what has went on?
    There’s clearly something bigger there that has stopped Vince McMahon ever wanting to remember Randy Savage’s legacy. The segment ends with a photo of Vince and Randy. The camera lingers on the image and then fades.
    “An inexplicable banishment from the WWE was probably disconcerting for Randy,” the DVD narrator says.

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  3. I didn't think it hints at it but rather states that savage had a long hard memory and didn't like vince or hhh calling him old or washed up and he wouldn't reconcile. It does give some ambiguous answer with Dusty's comment though. I found the DVD online free today. Just google "macho man randy savage story", "watch online", and search within.the last week for uploads.

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  4. It'd be so awesome if there's an Easter Egg of Vince, Steph and HHH just sitting around a table addressing the rumours flat-out.

    Steph: "Oh yeah, it happened."

    Vince: "Don't you mean OOOOOOH YEEEEEAH, it happened? Ha ha ha."

    HHH: "Vince, come on, please. That's your daughter, dude."

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  5. It would be even more awesome if they said something funny instead.

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  6. Touche. In fairness, I'm pretty sure the last time any WWE product was intentionally funny was 2001.

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  7. Why do they have anything up on Netflix? I get my wrestling fix from Netflix and the hero on DailyMotion who put up all the Superstars episodes from 1986. Just no reason for me to get the Network and I love wrestling.

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  8. I bought the Ultimate Warrior set the day he died.

    Haven't watched it yet.

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  9. Kind of ironic that Macho could've had a program with HHH and did the ol " she was mine, before she was yours" ala Ric Flair....

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  10. I haven't bought it yet, but I read online that the menu opens up with jeep wheels. Is that legit? If so, somebody needs to be bitch slapped.

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  11. I thought this was debunked that Vince was really upset with Macho for taking the Slim Jim dollars with him which Vince probably needed back then...

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  12. Not sure I'm allowed to post links here. What's your email

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  13. Actually, it's the documentary which opens up with it, with the title coming up when the wheels stop. It was definitely a tasteless start.

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  14. When's the last time you were?

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  15. I still haven't even bought it. Every so often I'll look at a copy in the store, but really it just seems too depressing at the moment.

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  16. Still waiting man. Told an amusing limierick back in '04, that's the closest I've got.

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  17. I watched this last night. I thought it was interesting that they hinted at the Stephanie thing and yet acted like they couldn't find out, even though, I assume, they could've just asked Vince if they wanted to. It's pretty amazing that Vince made peace with all these guys, Sammartino, the Warrior, etc., but won't even comment on Savage.

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  18. I also wished they would've spoke more about the apparent friendship between Savage and Warrior and their matches, that was totally skipped over.

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  19. Been going through the documentaries on the Network, the last thing I have interest in left.

    The Ricky Steamboat piece was every bit as technically proficient and utterly bland as the performer himself.

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  20. WWE didnt exist in 2001...

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  21. I just recently watched the documentary the Network did after he died, that was pretty rough going.

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  22. That Titan Sinking book gives a lot of
    credit to the Steph rumours, including a long quote from Meltzer where he states
    he believes it to be true as well.

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  23. That I've watched. Three times.

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