Monday, 11 July 2016

WWE: Superstar Collection - John Cena

Image Source: Amazon
Written By: Mark Armstrong

Running Time: 91 Minutes
Certificate: 15
Number Of Discs: 1
Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
Released: September 2 2013

In 2012, a series of budget DVDs on specific performers were released in the US and Australia, followed by a partial release for the U.K. market in 2013 and 2014. Only four of the original series were made available to British fans, with the focus being John Cena, Randy Orton, Sheamus and Daniel Bryan. The DVDs provide a mixture of memorable and not-so-memorable matches, mostly from PPV events.

Beginning with the extended highlight of John Cena's career, we get his fairly good Armageddon 2008 match with Chris Jericho, followed by his Survivor Series 2009 three-way win over Shawn Michaels and Triple H, which is also a strong match. It has an unpredictable start, which ultimately lead to nothing (a rumoured Shawn Michaels-Triple H feud for 2010 didn't happen).

Cena vs. Randy Orton from the Slammys 2009 episode of Raw felt like a joke at the time, since they had just completed in their "last match ever" against one another less than two months earlier. Finally, we get Cena battling The Miz and John Morrison for the WWE Title in a cage from Extreme Rules 2011, which has its moments but is far from a classic.

Cena fans will enjoy this short tribute to the top WWE star of the last decade-and-a-bit, but with only four matches, none of which are Match Of The Year contenders, it's not a must-own by any means.

Overall Rating: 6/10 - Reasonable

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