28th Aug2014

‘WWE: OMG! Volume 2 – The Top 50 Incidents in WCW History’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

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After getting past the fact that WWE: OMG! Volume 2 – The Top 50 Incidents in WCW History is a title that is confusing (should this not be 51-100 maybe?), looking back at the best and worst of WCW is always fun.  There are moments that I’m sure some wrestlers would love to forget but others that they cherish as career highlights.  One thing for certain is “OMG” moments are rarely dull.

It’s been well documented what killed WCW and a lot of the proof is shown here.  It’s surprising that some at fault are so open to the fact that they messed up, and about time.  Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash to name two are ready to hold their hands up and see the error of their ways, but hindsight is a thing that can’t fix the past.  To hear they and some of the creative team behind WCW confirm lines in contracts giving wrestlers total control over their matches and confirming wrestlers wrote themselves into winning important matches shows just where everything was going wrong.  There are quite a few moments listed in this latest Top 50 taken from the time WCW was dying, and it is sad to witness but also amusing at the same time… all those “on a pole matches”

Not everything is negative though, WWE: OMG! Volume 2 – The Top 50 Incidents in WCW History is also a celebration of what WCW got right and what put them on top so many times.  We may look back at the Goldberg streak now and even then and groan at the fact that Goldberg was never really that much of a wrestler, but some of his matches were huge.  The night he took the belt from Hogan had to be one of the best moments WCW had, and the crowd reaction shows that.  Also Diamond Dallas Page fooling Macho Man Randy Savage is another example of them getting it right.  This is a reason for me whether they get it right or wrong, WCW should be celebrated for what it once was in its good and bad times.  We must also remember that WWE had its shocking moments too, many of them.

If I was to pick a personal highlight in WWE: OMG! Volume 2 – The Top 50 Incidents in WCW History it would be the reminder of just how good Sting was when his gimmick changed to the Crow incarnation.  Also that we see a match against Vampiro in this collection made me happy as it reminded me just how good that actually was.  I remember this being a feud that I liked a lot, and it was good to look back at it, though the match they chose to look at wasn’t the best between the two.

What we get with WWE: OMG! Volume 2 – The Top 50 Incidents in WCW History is an amusing look back at the history of WCW that actually shows more positive than bad.  Yes, we see where WCW failed a lot but there is also a focus on what was done well.  This may be a collection created by WWE but they have to respect the fact that WCW bested them for a good few years and in this collection there is respect given to that fact.

**** 4/5

WWE: OMG! Volume 2 – The Top 50 Incidents in WCW History is available in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray now, courtesy of FremantleMedia.

Review originally posted on PissedOffGeek
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