I’m a longtime fan of yours and discovered you, CRZ, and the others, and the sites you used to write for back in 1998. Ahem. I officially started watching the WWF in the summer of 1990, and I still have my WWF Magazines from ’90-’94, as well as the Classic-branded trading cards. I haven’t watched it in at least 10 years, but I do look to see what the card and HoF for WrestleMania is going to be. I’m in the San Francisco Bay Area, but I didn’t get a chance to go to the Fan Fest for WrestleMania XXXI last year.
Anyway, a few Christmases ago, I wandered by the DVD section at Walmart and noticed that the WWE sets were $5. The inner child in me picked up SNME…but not before I read your review, other sites’ reviews, and Amazon first. It appears I made a good investment with the DVD. The complaints I had were the same as everyone else’s, and I would have loved to have seen the Halloween bit in its entirety.
Like you and other fans, I would have liked to have seen a second volume, or even the complete set. It was great to hear actual themes that were not overdubbed (except for Steamboat/Express at the first SNME).
With that in mind, I went to Wikipedia and chose over two dozen matches that I think would make a decent second set, although I’ve only seen a few of them, and that was on YouTube.
Best of SNME Volume 2 Fantasy Set:
3: Hogan/Andre vs Heenan Family, Santana vs Savage
5 & 7: Bulldogs vs Dream Team
13: Hogan vs Bundy (1987)
16: Bulldogs vs Demo
17: Jake vs Rude, Harts vs Demo
18: Hercules vs Virgil
19: Brutus vs Bass; highlights on the first set…it looked like a decent match.
20: Hogan vs Bad News, Rockers vs Busters
21: Demos vs Busters
22: Beefcake vs Savage, Demos vs Busters
23: Santana vs Martel (both with their Survivor Series team)
24: Warrior vs Andre
25: Dusty vs Rude
27: Warrior vs Rude, Rockers vs Demo
28: Dusty vs Savage, Hogan/Tug vs R&B
30: Savage vs Jake
32: Cena/HHH vs Angle/Rey/Orton
34: Batista/Benoit vs MVP/Edge; okay, maybe it’s too soon for Benoit
There you go…opinions? What non-match vignettes from these episodes would you include as extras? I would have liked to have seen a montage of all of the pre-show rants with the theme looping in the background that would lead into an extended version of the SNME intro.
Keep up the great work!I dunno, I’m kind of over the whole DVD collection thing when I just watch whichever episode I want on the Network for $9.99 a month. Some good choices on the list, however.