13th Sep2013

WWE Superstar Collection: ‘Randy Orton’ & ‘John Cena’ Review(s)

by Chris Cummings


WWE Superstar Collection: John Cena

It isn’t exactly uncommon to come across wrestling fans that don’t enjoy John Cena matches, and I would go under that description also for the most-part, but I still find a lot of interesting things about the matches that the guy has. He’s the face of WWE and the biggest wrestling star of the last decade, so suffice to say he has had some hot, high-profile feuds with some of the best in the business in the last ten years.

This new release features a collection of John Cena matches. The match choices are seemingly random and would be a perfect introduction to a new fan of the WWE product and John Cena on the whole, while also being a nice little compilation to add to the wrestling DVD collector’s library of releases.

The match quality on the DVD differs from mediocre to very good and features a plethora of big name WWE stars such as Shawn Michaels, Triple H, The Miz and Randy Orton to name a few.

The thing about these Superstar Collection releases is that they offer somewhat of a quick trip into the wrestling career of a specific name, and with the fairly short running time, it is easy watching and a great way to watch a few matches from the chosen performer. It isn’t an intensive foray into the career and life of the guy on the cover, merely a quick snippet of that, and it works well.

Matches include: World Heavyweight Championship: John Cena vs. Chris Jericho (Armageddon – December 14, 2008); Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship: John Cena vs. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels (Survivor Series – November 22, 2009); Superstar of the Year Match: John Cena vs. Randy Orton (Raw – December 14, 2009); and Triple Threat Steel Cage Match for the WWE Championship: John Cena vs. John Morrison vs. The Miz (Extreme Rules – May 1, 2011).

While John Cena might not be for everyone, this collection of a few of his matches from WWE pay-per views and television is well put together and features some truly entertaining bouts. The price tag isn’t high either, which is always a plus.

WWE Superstar Collection: Randy Orton

The concept of the WWE Superstar Collection is to take a specific WWE talent and provice a concentrated glimpse into that wrestlers’ in-ring career, with a few matches to sink your teeth into. It’s a simple and successful idea that works well with the big name guys, of which Randy Orton is one.

Randy Orton is one of the guys in the wrestling business who some would call a “ring general” with the ability to work the crowd and stir up emotion without the need for extreme violence or high spots. I’d agree, Orton is a solid worker and this selection of matches from various periods of his career is decent and has some very entertaining content.

Featuring bouts with the likes of John Cena, Christan and Triple H, this DVD has some interesting moments, and though not all of the matches are must-see, it is still a good solid introduction into the World of WWE and Randy Orton as a performer.

It would have been nice to have seen some more higher-profile matches and perhaps some of the popular non-PG stuff that Orton has been a part of over the years, but regardless of that, it’s still a worthwhile purchase for collectors, new fans and fans of Orton himself.

Matches include: 3 Stages of Hell Match For The WWE Championship: Randy Orton vs. Triple H (The Bash, 28th June 2009); Triple Threat Match For The WWE Championship: Randy Orton vs. Triple H vs. John Cena (Night Of Champions, 26th July 2009); Randy Orton vs. Ted Dibiase (RAW, 1st March 2010); and World Heavyweight Championship Match: Randy Orton vs. Christian (Capitol Punishment, 19th June 2011).

Both the John Cena and Randy Orton collections feature matches that are definately worth watching, and that makes these releases worth checking out, and while they’re not deep in content, they are still available at a fair price and will please fans of both superstars involved.


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