REVIEW – BY NEIL ROGERS
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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As always, we strive to ensure all of our readers know what our good pals over at WWE Home Video UK have coming up over the coming weeks, so here are some cool updated from them:
Night of Champions Special Limited Time Offer
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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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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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In case you weren’t already in the know, you can now pre-order The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History on DVD and Blu-ray from the WWEDVD.co.uk website! (Release date – 26th June 2013).
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Each year the ‘Road to WrestleMania’ begins with the most exciting night of the WWE’s calendar -The Royal Rumble. It’s the one show of the year that even non-wrestling fans seem to be interested in due to the mayhem that is the 30-man Royal Rumble match. To celebrate WWEDVD.co.uk releasing this year’s event on DVD & Bluray on Monday April 15th, we decided to have a quick look back at the event to whet your appetite and, if you read all the way through, you may find that there is a chance to win a free copy of Royal Rumble 2013 on DVD EXCLUSIVELY for Calling Spots readers from FremantleMedia….cheers guys!!
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WWEDVD are delighted to announce that you can now pre-order THE BEST OF IN YOUR HOUSE on DVD and Blu-ray (Release date 27th May 2013).
In the mid 90’s, no other pay-per-view series produced more epic matches, historic moments or championship showdowns than WWE In Your House. Debuting in 1995, In Your House PPV’s were the place where the top WWE Superstars settles their scores in the months between the “Big 4” events. In 28 events over 5 years, In Your House earned a permanent place in WWE history through the iconic Superstars it hosted and the litany of innovations that stemmed from it.
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The Survivor Series is one of WWE’s “Big Four” Pay-Per-View events each year and is their second longest reigning PPV event of all time since its inception back in 1987. The event was born as a way of capitalising on the still-popular Hogan/Andre feud that headlined WrestleMania 3 when Hogan slammed Andre in front of the 193 billion fans in attendance. The show’s showcase piece is the ‘traditional survivor series matches’ that feature 5 good guys against 5 bad guys in an elimination style match. Our friends over at WWEDVD.co.uk will be celebrating their biggest DVD and Blu-ray release of 2013-to-date on Monday March 11th, so we thought we would share with you lovely people the top 5 reasons that you should have this in your collection:
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