Kurt Angle DVD “The Essential Collection” Report.

“I don’t want to be known as the guy that if he didn’t screw up would be known as the greatest wrestler of all-time.” – Kurt Angle.

Unlike recent DVD releases from WWE, “Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection” returns back to the format of, no documentary but the Superstar in front of a camera casting their thoughts in-between matches throughout their career in WWE in exclusive Interviews.

I’ll give you the bad news first, for fans hoping to see matches from Angle’s time in TNA, this is not the DVD for you, however, this collection does have 24 of his greatest matches. Some may have been seen in previous DVD outing’s but this is as the Title says, is “The Essential Collection” with lesser known matches provided as well.

The 3-Disc DVD due for the release from 31st July, has 25 exclusive interview segments as he looks back on his debut, right up to his return on RAW, which for Kurt Angle fans will definitely leave them entertained as he discusses his views on his inspiring first year in WWE to Chris Jericho, Stone Cold, Block Lesnar, Triple H and many more.

It’s certainly a feel good outing reflective on the Olympic Gold Medalist’s career as if you grew up watching him from debut as he boasted “The 3 I’s, (you all know what they stand for right”) to his wig that he wore after his head was shaved, to the milk-o-mania moment and damnit there’s so much in this man’s career to detail but it’s here to see. So, get your glass of milk, get your mouth guard, get your medals, practice your ankle locks and shout, “It’s True! It’s Damn True!”.

Disc 1 – Matches.

WWE Debut:
Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Stasiak
Survivor Series • November 14, 1999

European Championship Match:
Kurt Angle vs. Val Venis
SmackDown • February 8, 2000

Intercontinental Championship Match:
Kurt Angle vs. Chris Jericho
No Way Out • February 27, 2000

Finals of the King of the Ring Tournament:
Kurt Angle vs. Rikishi
King of the Ring • June 25, 2000

Kurt Angle vs. Triple H vs. Chris Jericho
RAW • August 7, 2000

No Disqualification Match for the WWE Championship:
Kurt Angle vs. The Rock
No Mercy • October 22, 2000

WWE Championship Match:
Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker
Survivor Series • November 19, 2000

WWE Championship Match
Kurt Angle vs. Triple H
Royal Rumble • January 21, 2001

No Disqualification Match:
Kurt Angle vs. Shane McMahon
King of the Ring • June 24, 2001

Disc 2 – Matches.

WWE Championship Match
Kurt Angle vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
Unforgiven • September 23, 2001

Kurt Angle vs. Edge
Backlash • April 21, 2002

Steel Cage Match:
Kurt Angle vs. Edge
SmackDown • May 30, 2002

Kurt Angle vs. Hulk Hogan
King of the Ring • June 23, 2002

Kurt Angle vs. John Cena
SmackDown • June 27, 2002

Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship:
Kurt Angle vs. The Rock vs. The Undertaker
Vengeance • July 21, 2002

Kurt Angle vs. Rey Mysterio
SummerSlam • August 25, 2002

WWE Championship Match:
Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar
SummerSlam • August 24, 2003

Disc 3 – Matches.

Kurt Angle vs. John Cena
No Mercy • October 19, 2003

Kurt Angle vs. Eddie Guerrero
SummerSlam • August 15, 2004

Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns vs. Rey Mysterio & Eddie Guerrero
SmackDown • December 23, 2004

Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels
WrestleMania 21 • April 3, 2005

30-Minute Iron Man Match:
Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels
RAW • October 3, 2005

Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship:
Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels vs. John Cena
Taboo Tuesday • November 1, 2005

ECW Championship Match:
Kurt Angle vs. Rob Van Dam
ECW • June 27, 2006

Images: WWE.

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  • Murdock

    So what was your favourite match on the set?