Monday, 17 February 2014

WWE Superstar Collection - Daniel Bryan DVD Review

WWE Superstar Collection - Daniel Bryan is out now on DVD as an www.amazon.co.uk exclusive, currently priced at £5.45. This single disc set looks at the WWE career of Daniel Bryan between February 2010 and January 2012, expect to see Sheamus go up against some of WWE's best around that time, including Chris Jericho, Kane, Sin Cara, Wade Barrett and Big Show!


Content Listing


Singles Match
Daniel Bryan with The Miz vs. World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho with Wade Barrett
WWE NXT #1.01, 23rd Febuary 2010

Daniel Bryan & The Miz history

United States Championship Match
Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz (C) with Alex Riley
WWE Night of Champions, 19th September 2010

Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Daniel Bryan vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Heath Slater vs. Justin Gabriel vs. Kane vs. Sheamus vs. Sin Cara vs. Wade Barrett
WWE Money in the Bank, 17th July 2011

Singles Match
World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank Holder Daniel Bryan with Big Show vs. World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry
WWE Friday Night Smackdown #637, 4th November 2011

World Heavyweight Championship Steel Cage Triple Threat Match
Daniel Bryan (C) vs. Big Show vs. Mark Henry
WWE Royal Rumble, 29th January 2012

Review


Imagine a time before entire arena chanted "YES! YES! YES!", it feels like such a long time ago, but that's what this DVD presents, as we take a look at the early WWE career of Daniel Bryan. 

We kick off the set with Bryan's debut on the main roster as he took on Chris Jericho on the very first episode of NXT. The match is wrestled to crickets and it really isn't that interesting. Jericho seems intent of sand bagging Bryan at every turn, leading to Bryan taking a nasty bump into the announce table. Following, this we get a nice video package detailing Bryan's feud with The Miz, making the feud look awesome, which to be fair, it was. Bryan then get's a shot at the United States Championship against the aforementioned Miz. An enjoyable match, which builds the then LeBell Lock as a terrifying manoevre, with The Miz playing his role down to a tee. I miss heel Miz, there I said it! 

2011's World Heavyweight Championship Contract Money in the Bank Ladder Match is next, with Cody Rhodes, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Wade Barrett, Kane, Sheamus and Sin Cara joining Bryan for an exhilarating battle with all the spots and excitement that the fans have come to expect from these kinds of matches. A Friday Night Smackdown encounter with Mark Henry looks promising, until Big Show decides to get involved and the bout is cut short. The final match on the disc see's Bryan beginning his heel turn, defending the World Heavyweight Championship against Big Show and Mark Henry in a Steel Cage Triple Threat bout. This one is alright, nothing special. It's shorter than you'd expect from a World title bout on one of the big four, but that's probably just enough to get over what was needed. 

This another decent outing for the Superstar Collection, surprisingly I didn't enjoy this disc as much as the one looking at Sheamus, mainly because Bryan was never presented as a star at any point. There's a lot of fun to be had especially with the bout with The Miz and the Money in the Bank Ladder match, and even if the bout with Chris Jericho isn't that great, I bet it won't be released on any other DVD set, so for a couple of quid this isn't a bad purchase at all.

Top Three Matches on Superstar Collection - Daniel Bryan


1. Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Daniel Bryan vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Heath Slater vs. Justin Gabriel vs. Kane vs. Sheamus vs. Sin Cara vs. Wade Barrett
WWE Money in the Bank, 17th July 2011

2. United States Championship Match
Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz (C) with Alex Riley
WWE Night of Champions, 19th September 2010

3. World Heavyweight Championship Steel Cage Triple Threat Match
Daniel Bryan (C) vs. Big Show vs. Mark Henry
WWE Royal Rumble, 29th January 2012

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