Category Archives: Reviews

MCW New Horizons, 30th May 2016


Oh MCW How I’ve missed you! Although I have kept up to date with Melbourne City Wrestling and it’s storylines via its YouTube channel I haven’t taken in a whole event since Chavo Guerrero took on Dowie James at Ballroom Brawl 2015. Once I realised that Ballroom Brawl 2016 was three events ago I decided I needed to get back on board the MCW bandwagon and I contacted the lovely people at Australia’s number one promotion and asked them to hook me up. Continue reading

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Review of WhatCulture Pro Wrestling – Series 1


If you’re reading this it means that you, like many other wrestling fans don’t just enjoy watching wrestling you also like, or at least have some form of interest, reading/hearing/watching about other people’s thoughts on something wrestling related.

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WrestleMania 32 boxset review

If you’ve followed Calling Spots for any length of time, you’ll know that we have a penchant for physical things, especially awesome wrestling merchandise. Hell, we make a printed magazine in 2016 and have started a wrestling subscription service in Wrestle Crate UK. With that in mind, we were over the moon when our friends at WWE Home Video kindly sent us a copy of their new WrestleMania 32 Ultimate Collectors Edition DVD.



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MCW Ballroom Brawl 2015 Review

Although I cannot speak for the rest of the staffers at Calling Spots HQ, I for one was excited when the owner of Australian wresting promotion Melbourne City Wrestling (MCW) contacted us asking us to review the product that his promotion offers. My excitement was two-fold, firstly it was incredibly cool to know that people on literally the other side of the world are fans of our work here at Calling Spots and secondly it is a rarity for me to be given the chance to view a product that I know little (or in this case nothing) about. So here goes…


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Best of WCW Nitro Volume 3 DVD Review

WCW Monday Nitro ran from September 1995 until March 2001, in total there were 286 episodes with the majority being two hours long (the show originally ran for 60 minutes and there were several three hour specials) and showcased some of the best wrestling matches and storylines available anywhere in the world during the 1990s. With that in mind you would think that there would be more than enough footage for the WWE to put together several “best of” packages, I know that’s what I thought, unfortunately we both seem to be wrong.

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Two Falls to a Finish DVD Review

As a (semi) regular attendee of independent wrestling shows held by British wrestling promotions, I have long been a believer that the UK scene is home to some of the finest wrestling talent in the world. With this in mind I have often thought it strange that should you ask the average person on the street to name a British wrestler they are much more likely to say The British Bulldog, Mick McManus or Big Daddy than they are to name Jimmy Havoc, Mark Haskins or Grado. As two out of those three were stars well before my time, I think that I sometimes struggle to truly appreciate the standing of Daddy and McManus with the British public or understand how important they are when it comes to the history of wrestling in Britain.

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WWE Payback DVD Review

Held on 17th May at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore Maryland, WWE Payback wasn’t long ago but when I was asked by our Editor to review the show my mind drew a complete blank. I have watched every 2015 WWE PPV live as I am a subscriber to the WWE Network so I knew I had seen the show at least once, but was unable to recall a single detail of the show. Luckily for me, our friends at have just released the show on DVD and Bluray.

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win wwe survivor series 2013 on dvd

Courtesy of our good friends over at FremantleMedia International, we have a copy of WWE Survivor Series 2013 to give away on DVD!

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The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment


The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment dvd

I remember when I was about 11 years old; my history teacher Mrs Mearden teaching my class about the Spanish Armada and telling us it was one of the biggest naval fleets ever assembled. At that point Ruth Gilpin, who was born and raised in Spain, put up her hand and told us that when she was taught the subject in Spain, that they were taught that it was a dozen or so old dilapidated ships and that “The English” had been lucky to win. My point being, in history, facts can be lost or changed over time with the victors putting their spin on things and the losers doing the same. Due to this simple fact of life, I expected that a lot of things mentioned in “The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment” to have to be taken with a pinch of salt. I am pleased to say that I didn’t find that to be the case.

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