HIGH SPOTS (best parts of the DVD)
The introduction of Precious Paul Ellering was definitely a highlight as he was such a valuable formula of The Road Warriors. He was, as Animal said, a manager of managers. Ellering—besides being their on-screen manager—was their real life business manager. He took care of all their business expenses, plane tickets, booking of matches and protecting of their future. When you hear about The Road Warriors (especially with the younger generation) Road Warrior Animal and Road Warrior Hawk always come to mind, but Ellering needs to be included in that mix. He completed them and was the driving force on and off screen.
Furthermore, their move from National Wrestling Alliance to the American Wrestling Association was well done. The focus on how dominating they were and their ability to draw money was put on display during their time in the AWA. People wanted to see The Road Warriors. They were new, different and physical. AWA had tag team talents such as The Crusher and Baron Van Raschke, older wrestlers, more traditional mat wrestlers, etc. The Road Warriors were not that at all. This resulted in a very good clash in style, in which The Road Warriors would get over with the crowds quickly and become the AWA World Tag Team Championships in no time, along with other prestigious awards. The Road Warriors' physical, smash mouth style of wrestling allowed the AWA to bring in other unique talent such as The Fabulous Freebirds, who would challenge The Road Warriors and main event several shows. A tag team main eventing a show was unheard of, but they were doing it.
LOW BLOWS (weak points of the DVD)
Another weak point was when Hawk went to Japan. After Hawk actually quit WWE and left Animal, it didn't really flow. It was great that Hawk helped out a Japanese superstar, but it felt like a side note of Hawk's continued struggle with drugs and alcohol. The DVD made it sound like he left for Japan because he wanted to be alone and his decision to go to Japan was because of his addiction to drugs and alcohol.
THREE-COUNT CRITIQUE: 3-COUNT PINFALL (GOOD)
Road Warriors: Life & Death of the Most Dominant Tag-Team in Wrestling History is a must-have DVD for die hard wrestling fans. If you grew up watching AWA, NWA and/or WWF/E during the territorial time, this DVD will bring back several great memories. If you are fan more of the younger generation that has rarely seen or may not remember The Road Warriors, this DVD gives you a new appreciation of the wrestling business, tag teams and a very good history lesson of wrestling. Oooohhh, what a rush!!!!