Mick Foley

Hard Knocks & Cheap Pops

Description: The problem with this DVD, is that if you own 'Great Hits and Misses' there is no reason to own it. However, if you enjoy Foley and his exploits during 1999-2000 then you may still enjoy this DVD.

As with most WWE DVDs, this takes a quick look at Foley's career (obviously not including his WCW days) up to his rebirth as Cactus Jack, retirement x2 by Triple H and stint as Commissioner. His time as Commish was entertaining, but not exactly a great point in his career.

The extras are interesting, mainly because they did not include Hell in a Cell, which is refreshing. (Though at the time, when that DVD/Video was difficult to get hold of, rather frustrating) Instead, the disk includes: Mind Games 96 (WWF Championship: Mankind vs Shawn Michaels) Foley considers this his finest match. Over The Edge 98 (WWF Championship: Dude Love vs Stone Cold) This is a hilariously enjoyable match, McMahon and the Stooges at their best.
Halftime Heat (WWF Championship: Mankind vs The Rock) An enjoyable match, but is spoilt by the camera in the box view-You'll know what I mean if you've seen it. Raw (Mankind vs Stonecold) A good early match of both, but a little obscure.

Then we come to the wrestlecrap gold! Al Snow vs Bossman: Kennel in a Cell. This match usually gains the 'worst match ever' award. The alternate commentary (and why not do it for the other matches?) Foley provides for the match, shows how much he loves making fun of Al Snow.

Overall this DVD is enjoyable. My only quibble would be the absence of any of his Cactus Jack vs Triple H matches, particularly the Royal Rumble Streetfight. Other than that the only other problem with this DVD is, like I said at the beginning, if you own the other DVD there is very little point in owning this.

Rating: 7/10

Reviewed by David Simpson on January 20, 2006.

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