As the WWE Universe is well on the road to Wrestlemania, it only makes sense that stars from the rich past of professional wrestling are coming back and making themselves available during sport entertainment's biggest annual celebration. Now available on DVD & Blu-Ray," Bret 'Hit Man' Hart: The Dungeon Collection" takes a look back at some rare and classic matches from the archive feature insight from 'The Hit Man' himself.
For nearly 30 years, Bret 'Hit Man' Hart travelled the globe proving he was The Best There Is, The Best There Was, and the Best There Ever Will Be. From his roots in his family's own Stampede Wrestling, to the bright lights of WWE, WCW, and his watershed return to the ring in 2010, no Superstar could match his unmistakable presence in the ring. Known as the Excellence of Execution, he is widely regarded as the greatest technical wrestler of all time, evidenced by multiple reigns with the Tag Team, Intercontinental, WWE and World Heavyweight Championships. Now in this collection, compiled by the Hit Man himself, fans can experience Bret Hart's best matches never-before-released. Bret takes the viewer behind each match in a brand new, revealing interview detailing the inside stories surrounding these rare matches with over 8 hours of in-ring action is presented against the top stars of the 80s and 90s from the early days in Stampede Wrestling, to the WWE and WCW.
With approximately 8.5 hours of classic matches, this is an essential set for fans as it maxes out its value with wall to wall action for fans of the Excellence of Execution. The set is an excellent balance of Bret Hart reminiscing with classic stories about some of his favorite matches, favorite opponents and those he learned the most from. The set has some early gems on Disc 1 with him vs. The Dynamite Kid who he learned so much from in Stampede Wrestling a rare match from Italian TV in his only contest ever against the late great Andre The Giant as well as a televised match from a Tokyo tour where he locked up with the legendary Tiger Mask II. The WWE production team deserves a lot of kudos as these matches that could have easily forgotten by the passage of time look surprisingly good. The second disc also has some more modern gems as he took on his late brother Owen, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Patriot and some of the few good matches he had during his ill fated run in WCW.
What makes this special over previous sets is that all these matches took places in very unique locations from all over the globe like Italy, Germany and South Africa and not necessarily ones that took place on Pay-Per View or Raw every week, and a long with some Blu-Ray exclusives that include matches versus Yokozuna, Hakushi and Vader, this is simply a set that is wall to wall with pro wrestling action.
"Bret 'Hit Man' Hart: The Dungeon Collection" is something the really lives up to its name as their isn't a single wasted movement and mirrors who Bret Hart described himself for all those years as simply "The best there is, the best there was, and probably the best there ever will be. A must own for any wrestling fan.
5 out of 5 stars.
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