We all knew it would be a matter of time before WWE produced and released a DVD/Blu-ray set about Kevin Owens, and comes to little-to-no surprise that since its release this past Tuesday (because Owens IS Mr. USA; by way of Canada, anyway) that its been selling out EVERYWHERE.
The “Fight Owens Fight: The Kevin Owens Story” DVD/Blu-ray set features the entire Owens documentary (with the work of the great WWE editing and video department), 13 of Owens’ WWE career highlight matches (including his debut match in NXT to his match against Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 33 this past April. Plus, because Blu-rays are Blu-rays, this version has four extra matches. This set definitely sounds like a great deal, huh?
According to PWInsider, the Owens DVD and Blu-Ray collections have been sold out EVEN for people who PRE-ORDERED it; some people who pre-ordered have received notifications stating that Amazon is out of stock and their order has been backordered for over a couple of weeks. As we speak (er, read and type), the Amazon page for the DVD still says “temporarily out of stock.” Even physical stores (i.e., Best Buy locations in New York, based on PWI’s own research) were having trouble keeping the set in stock.
So, basically, best of luck to anyone trying to find a copy…
Thanks to Ottawa’s C4 Wrestling, you’re about to view an early prototype of a series of matches we’ve seen on WWE TV lately: Kevin Owens going one-on-one with Cesaro. For the uninitiated, these two guys have been beating the crap out of each other up and down all over the indy scene for years now. Take a look at Mr. Wrestling Kevin Steen taking on the coffee enthusiast Claudio Castagnoli in this north-of-the-border edition of their long, competitive rivalry, presented in its entirety. Continue reading Kevin Steen vs. Claudio Castagnoli (C4 Wrestling, October 2009)
It’s time for Episode 113 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a conservative conservatory, a heads-up display for cars for smartphones, how Twitch beat ALL the Poke-Mans, and Kevin Steen’s Greatest ROH hits! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading Car HUDs Yell FIGHT STEEN FIGHT! – WIRed #113
The news broke a while back that that indy wrestling marvel Kevin Steen was signed to World Wrestling Entertainment and will make his debut in the NXT division of the company soon. Steen is the latest big-name talent signing to come to WWE, as he is a versatile in-ring performer, a magnetic talker and just a unique all-around talent. Hopefully, this is a sign of WWE‘s dedication to building new stars regardless if they fit the typical Superstar mold, especially after the recent signings of Fergal Devitt and Kenta (in a sense, CM Punk — along with Daniel Bryan — DID change things). The Quebec, Canada, native has been wrestling for over a decade, beginning his career wrestling at flea markets outside of Montreal back in 2000, and has since become one of the most popular indy wrestlers and one of the most successful stars of Ring of Honor (which was helped since he held their world title for nearly a year). But my words won’t do this guy justice, so here are a few videos to showcase the prowess of Kevin Steen, and hopefully what we can anticipate during is WWE tenure. Continue reading FIGHT STEEN FIGHT…over to NXT!
Rogue factions are nothing new in the world of professional wrestling. The Hart and Heenan families of the WWF in the 80’s and 90’s, the UWFi in New Japan Pro Wrestling in the mid-90’s, the New World Order in WCW in the mid-90’s, and today’s most current examples would be Aces & Eights in TNA Wrestling and The Shield in WWE. While the antics of the biker gang/Sons of Anarchy-inspired Aces & Eights and the riot police-inspired Shield are the better known current rogue angles in pro wrestling, an other one must be mentioned. That faction is one of suffering, chaos, ugliness, and mayhem, otherwise known as S.C.U.M, running wild in Ring of Honor Wrestling. Continue reading Ring of Honor Wrestling Has A S.C.U.M. Problem