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By Wild Bill Brown on 6/2/2009 8:43 AM
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DVD REVIEW:   MACHO MADNESS:  The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection

By World Wrestling Entertainment Home Video


Content: 9.0

   The Latest Home Video provided by World Wrestling Entertainment features one of the most legendary performers to have disappeared from the WWE for the last 15 years and has never been positively reviewed until now.  Macho Madness:  The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection is three discs with nearly nine hours featuring this pro wrestling icon in some of his most memorable matches and feud storylines during his history in the WWE.  Hosted by Matt Striker and WWE Diva Maria, each portion on all three discs of these DVD�s are guided in with prepared dialogue by our hosting duo with the material shown as they guide you through Macho Madness.

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Audio/Video: 9.0

    WWE once again is state of the art in production when it comes to any current DVD release.  This one features all footage from the mid 80�s and the 1990�s so while the footage used is not in High Definition as used today by the company, what they have and used has been well preserved and showcased perfectly.  The audio is clear and crisp and with the exception of some overdubs on a few theme songs that WWE doesn�t own the rights to, the blend of audio and the great commentaries from such legendary announce teams mainly involving Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura, Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan is a very enjoyable listen throughout.


Special Features: 9.0

   Over a dozen extra interviews, a wedding, Elizabeth�s debut and a Macho King coronation are the great special features provided in this DVD.  While nice to see and great to watch all those vintage promos, I would have liked to see maybe just one other person besides your host�s Matt Striker and Maria throughout all nine hours say something about their time with the Macho Man.  Flair, Steamboat, Dibiasi, Rhodes, even Shawn Michaels, just one addition from someone else saying anything about Randy Savage would have been a nice touch but instead leaves me with a very incomplete and disappointing feeling.  

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What's On The DVD�s?

     Matt Striker and Maria are your only hosts and what they say will guide you through a bunch of matches.  Is Maria there because she is the closest resemblance to Elizabeth?  She reads off some facts in some parts which looks very bad because she clearly don�t know the history given and any viewer can tell she�s reading a script.  And without the cooperation of the Poffo�s, any older clips or footage from their own promotion in Kentucky when they were breaking in or photos from childhood is not pieced in.  I wish there was some type of little story here but WWE did not design it that way this time.  But anyways, on to the awesome WWE and WCW matches:


 The Matches and DVD Features:

Disc 1

WWE Debut
Randy Savage vs. Rick McGraw
Prime Time Wrestling - July 9, 1985

Madison Square Garden, the Mecca, is the first place Savage wrestled in WWE

Savage's Choice for a New Manager

Your first look at a very shy and totally timid Miss Elizabeth

Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat
Boston Garden
- December 7, 1985

First time two greats lock up and have a classic battle.  The finish is exactly the same as a future match in the Boston Garden in two more months

WWE Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan
Madison Square Garden
- December 30, 1985

Savage is a serious threat and gives the Hulk a run for the money and a count out loss

WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship
Randy Savage vs. Tito Santana
Boston Garden - February 8, 1986

Brass Knucks on the back suplex in the ting and we have a new InterContinental Champion.  Fans just saw this finish in this same building two months prior with Ricky Steamboat

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Bruno Sammartino
Boston Garden - January 3, 1987

A Living Legend tries to teach the Macho Man a wrestling lesson

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat
WrestleMania III - March 29, 1987

What many quote to this day as the greatest match in WrestleMania History

Randy Savage vs. Honky Tonk Man
The Main Event - February 5, 1988

33 Million Viewers saw this live on NBC, told as the largest audience in WWE history

WWE Championship Tournament Final
Randy Savage vs. Ted DiBiase
WrestleMania IV - March 27, 1988

Randy Savage captures his first World Championship

Steel Cage Match for the WWE Championship
Randy Savage vs. Ted DiBiase
Madison Square Garden - June 25, 1988

The fan that gets involved at the finish should be getting royalty checks because he has appeared in this match numerous times before.  A great cage match.

Special Features

A Match Made in Heaven
The Wedding of Randy "Macho Man" Savage and Elizabeth
SummerSlam - August 26, 1991

Disc 2

Randy Savage & Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant & Ted DiBiase
SummerSlam - August 29, 1988


Megapowers Unite to face the Megabucks

WWE Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan
WrestleMania V - April 2, 1989

Randy Savage goes heel and loses to the Hulkster

WWE Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan
The Main Event - March 22, 1990


Macho King & Queen Sherri are now together.  Buster Douglas gets a knock out as well

Intergender Mayhem

Randy Savage / Sherri vs. Dusty Rhodes / Sapphire
WrestleMania VI - April 1, 1990


Intergender Mayhem for the first time in WWE History

Retirement Match
Randy Savage vs. Ultimate Warrior
WrestleMania VII - March 24, 1991


Career on the Line and a reunion with Liz

Randy Savage vs. Jake Roberts
This Tuesday in Texas - December 3, 1991


Jake was a venomous heel, so evil that this footage is edited down from the original nowadays

WWE Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair
WrestleMania VIII - April 5, 1992


Was Liz with Space Mountain before Macho Madness?  Their first big war together

Special Features

Elizabeth's Debut
Championship Wrestling - July 30, 1985

The Coronation of the Macho King
Superstars - September 30, 1989

Disc 3

WWE Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Shawn Michaels
European Rampage - April 19, 1992

A very rare match and a nice future look at a young opponent who became a legend himself

Randy Savage / Bret Hart vs. Ric Flair / Shawn Michaels
Worcester, MA - July 22, 1992

Technical tag match that has everything that one would expect with all this talent involved

WWE Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Yokozuna
RAW - February 28, 1994


One of Randy�s last matches in WWE

Lifeguard Match
Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair
Bash at the Beach - July 16, 1995


The feud lives again in WCW

WCW Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair
Nitro - January 22, 1996


The Macho Man captures yet another World Championship from the Nature Boy

Falls Count Anywhere Match
Randy Savage vs. Diamond Dallas Page
Great American Bash - June 15, 1997


This feud and the match here was really good

WCW Championship Match
Randy Savage & Sid Vicious vs. Kevin Nash & Sting
Bash at the Beach - July 11, 1999


Another weird title change in a tag team match for Team Madness

Special Features

Nothing But Garbage
Prime Time Wrestling - October 29, 1985

Yesterday's Newspaper
Prime Time Wrestling - December 3, 1985

A Champion's Prerogative
All Star Wrestling - March 1, 1986

The Most Important Man in the World
Prime Time Wrestling - April 21, 1986

Talkin' About History
Prime Time Wrestling - May 5, 1986

Free Word Association
Tuesday Night Titans - July 2, 1986

Cuppa' Coffee
Prime Time Wrestling - May 11, 1987

The Cream of the Crop
Prime Time Wrestling - May 11, 1987

The Beat Goes On
Superstars - September 19, 1987

Bow To The Macho King
Madison Square Garden - November 25, 1989

Macho King Rules The Peasants
Saturday Night's Main Event - January 27, 1990

You Don't Say No To The Macho King
Madison Square Garden - January 21, 1991

A Little Bit Insane
Saturday Night's Main Event - February 8, 1992

Whatever It Takes
Superstars - June 13, 1992

The Ultimate Maniacs
Superstars - October 24, 1992

One Cool Dude
Monday Nitro - June 17, 1996

nWo Madness
Monday Nitro - April 28, 1997


The Verdict:

Covering almost fifteen years of classic footage, this DVD is sure to please any viewer old and new.  Randy Savage is featured very well and unlike another video release in the past about the Ultimate Warrior, this one speaks continuously high of a wrestling icon and makes any viewer get a feel that Randy Savage will be considered soon for a WWE Hall Of Fame future.  This is a great display of a top performer and you deserve to have him within your personal wrestling library.  This release by World Wrestling Entertainment is very highly recommended to everyone. 


Final Thoughts:

You will see a strong second with the Macho Man, that being the First Lady Of Wrestling Miss Elizabeth.  After watching this home video release, you will realize she was a huge part in getting the Macho Man character over even more with the fans and it�s a shame that the hosts don�t even bring to mention much of anything in regards to her involvement in almost all of the shown footage.  Elizabeth was a wonderful person and is still truly missed and WWE should have at least made some comments in some sort of way to explain and pay tribute to a great lady who did a fine job in any company she worked for.

Overall Rating: 9.0


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