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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 WWEDVD.co.uk 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

REVIEW – BY NEIL ROGERS

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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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Win summerslam 2013 on dvd

Do you want to win a FREE copy of SummerSlam 2013 on DVD? Our mates at WWE Home Video have a copy to give away exclusively to one of our readers. Read on to find out how you can win!

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wwe dvd uk august updates

Hello – As always we like to keep you up-to-date on the lastest releases and updates from our pals over we WWE Home Video UK.

 

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Goldberg – The Ultimate Collection

When Fremantle Media announced that WWE are releasing a new DVD set titled Goldberg – The Ultimate Collection, we got a bit excited. Every wrestling fan in the late-90s watched Goldberg march on throughout his 173 match winning streak. The set will be released on DVD & Blu-Ray Monday 7th Oct 2013. Here is what is in store….

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