Welcome to the latest WWE DVD review and the first for a little while. Today we will be taking a look at one of WWE Home Video UK’s new and exclusive in this case releases in the form of Bayley and Sasha Banks Iconic Matches.
They are sold separately but due to the amount of matches on both the review has been broken down into one short review. I will be giving my thoughts on each of the matches and then as usual giving you a rating at the end of it.
The first one we will be looking at out of the two is Sasha Banks : Iconic Matches. Both females in their time as superstars in the company are two success stories of NXT and some would say pioneers in the women’s division of the current era to start off with.
The first match is from NXT Takeover Rival between Sasha, Bayley, Charlotte and Becky Lynch and features the Boss claiming her first title in the WWE but instead of it just being an average match, it’s an enthralling match I remember with fondness from back in the day when I used to be addicted to watching NXT. All 4 women show what they can do in this match which is what makes it so good and preempts their rise as a result.
Another TakeOver match follows that and it is one that is very well-known as another pioneering moment in the women’s division as Bayley took on Sasha Banks in a thrilling Iron Man match but not only that it was the first ever women’s main event on a WWE PPV showing the faith that was being instilled in the likes of Sasha and Bayley to succeed and despite the fact Sasha didn’t end up winning and Bayley was the one who was the main winner it serves as a big moment in Sasha’s career as well.
Speaking of big moments in Sasha’s career, the final match of the first DVD is between Sasha and Charlotte from RAW in 2016 which saw Sasha become WWE RAW Women’s Champion for the first time in another big moment in her career. It was also part of one of the best rivalries of that year and this was one of their best matches to date and it was one of their first. Still though the feud gets better and better and it’s worth rewatching if you have the DVD’s or the Network.
In terms of Bayley : Iconic Matches, the first one is from Takeover Brooklyn in 2015 and features her first title win in a similar format to the other DVD and it’s a cracker and known as one of the best female wrestling matches of all time which shows the chemistry between the pair as a lot of their matches are seen as up there and what makes it is the crowd mainly for me and also the fact that their performances are so high. This is a great advert for both wrestlers and the NXT brand.
Following this it is her vs Nia Jax from Takeover London, Pictured as almost David vs Goliath it seemed like a task that was going to be an uphill struggle for Bayley but her grit and determination as well as the catchy Hey Bayley chant allowed her to win in one of her best matches on NXT. Also great to see a PPV in London ;).
Finally it is Charlotte & Dana Brooke vs Sasha Banks & Bayley from Battleground 2016. This is the first sign of Bayley in a main roster WWE ring and the pop she gets from the crowd when she comes out makes this. This is probably the only reason why this is on the DVD as it is forgettable otherwise.
Rating – 6/10 – A good set of releases that are worth a punt at their short price tag. A good addition to the collection as well as even at this early stage stocking fillers for Christmas. A good set of matches which encapsulates some of the best of both Bayley and Sasha Banks.
Only problem of course is the fact that there is only 3 matches on both releases but like alluded to the price tag means that it gets a higher rating than usual.
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