WWE pays homage to tag team wrestling with its newest DVD release. WWE Allied Powers – The World’s Greatest Tag Teams DVD hits the shelves today. The DVD set spotlights some of wrestling’s greatest teams with a collection of matches and vignettes.
The DVD follows the Macho Madness format of having hosts. The set is hosted by the Miz and John Morrison. Yes, Miz and Morrison who aren’t even a team anymore are the hosts. Even so, I found the two pretty entertaining throughout the DVD. As a matter of a fact, it makes you wonder why the WWE split them up in the first place.
I think that the WWE missed a golden opportunity here. This could have had the potential to be a blow away set. I think if the WWE presented this like a documentary with the wrestlers themselves, the set would have been tremendous. Chances are that the WWE would have already had enough material from past documentaries. Unfortunately the opportunity was missed.
Another point of controversy may be the selection of teams. There are some teams on here that make you scratch your head. On the other hand, there are several teams omitted that should have been here. You can’t stick everyone on here, but does Rated RKO really deserve a spot on the world’s greatest tag team list?
The match selection varies as well throughout the DVD. I find it almost criminal that the Road Warriors are spotlighted by a match against Money Inc. The WWE owns the AWA and NWA tape library. I could name 50 other matches featuring the Road Warriors that deserved to be on the DVD over this one.
I also for the life of me can’t understand how you can put out a tag team wrestling DVD and not have one Rock and Roll Express vs. Midnight Express on this one. Both teams are featured, but I ask you if there is any other match that epitomizes tag team wrestling like the rivalry these teams had?
On the plus side, there are some tremendous matches on here. My favorite spotlights one of the greatest feuds of all-time between the Freebirds and the Von Erichs in a Country Whipping Match. Another great one pits the Rockers against the Brain Busters. Public Enemy vs. the Nasty Boys is a fun brawl. Finally, I applaud the selection of the Steiners against Hase and Sasaki. These selections alone make this one a must-see DVD.
The entire match listing for the set is;
British Bulldogs vs. Hart Foundation
Madison Square Garden September 23, 1985
Steiner Brothers vs. Hiroshi Hase / Kensuke Sasaki
Japan Supershow March 21, 1991
2 out of 3 Falls Tag Team Match
Killer Bees vs. Demolition
Houston, TX October 9, 1987
Edge & Christian vs. Hardy Boys
King of the Ring June 27, 1999
Country Whipping Tag Team Match
Fabulous Freebirds vs. Kerry Von Erich / Kevin Von Erich
Funk Brothers vs. Brisco Brothers
Championship Wrestling From Florida
Harlem Heat vs. Steiner Brothers
Hog Wild August 10, 1996
Fantastics vs. Midnight Express
Great American Bash July 10, 1988
Anything Goes, Falls Count Anywhere Street Fight
Public Enemy vs. Nasty Boys
SuperBrawl VI February 11, 1996
Rockers vs. Brain Busters
Madison Square Garden March 18, 1989
Strike Force vs. Demolition
WrestleMania IV March 27, 1988
Mike Rotundo / Barry Windham vs. Iron Sheik / Nikolai Volkoff
WrestleMania March 31, 1985
Steel Cage Tag Team Match
Dudley Boyz vs. Hardy Boys
Survivor Series November 18, 2001
Outsiders vs. Harlem Heat
Halloween Havoc October 27, 1996
Sting / Nikita Koloff vs. Arn Anderson / Tully Blanchard
Great American Bash July 10, 1988
Nick Bockwinkel / Ray Stevens vs. Red Bastien / Billy Robinson
AWA All Star Wrestling December 1972
The Miz and John Morrison vs. Rey Mysterio and Shawn Michaels
Rougeau Brothers vs. Hart Foundation
Boston Garden March 7, 1987
Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match for the WWE World Tag Team Championship
Edge & Christian vs. Dudley Boyz vs. Hardy Boyz
SummerSlam August 27, 2000
Rock ‘N’ Roll Express vs. Ivan Koloff & Khrusher Khruschev
World Wide Wrestling July 9, 1985
New Age Outlaws vs. Rock ‘N’ Sock Connection
Armageddon December 12, 1999
D-Generation X vs. Edge / Randy Orton
Cyber Sunday November 5, 2006
Los Guerreros vs. World’s Greatest Tag Team
SmackDown! December 11, 2003
Tournament Cup Finals
Tully Blanchard / Lex Luger vs. Nikita Koloff / Dusty Rhodes
Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament April 11, 1987
Legion of Doom vs. Money Inc.
SummerSlam August 29, 1992
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