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Twist of Fate: The Matt and Jeff Hardy Story DVD Review

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Twist of Fate: The Matt and Jeff Hardy Story DVD Review

Twist of Fate: The Matt and Jeff Hardy Story

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The Hardys have been one of the most popular tag teams in WWE history. For the past few years, the WWE has tried to make both men singles stars. This 2-disc DVD set focuses on their singles career.

The Verdict

Disc one focuses on Matt and disc two focuses on Jeff. Both DVDs feature a documentary, some bonus features, and a few matches. Thankfully there isn't too much overlap between the documentaries. I do recommend that you watch Matt's first because some things that are glossed over in Jeff's DVD are discussed in detail in Matt's.

The major problem with this DVD is that matches focus on the singles careers of Matt and Jeff. To put it in musical terms, this is like buying a CD with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant on the cover and getting no Led Zeppelin songs.

I also have two issues with the editing of this DVD. The first is that there is no way to watch the matches without having to go to the main menu for each match. The second issue involves the blurring of the WWF logo during the Hardys vs. Dudleys match. Whenever someone walked in the middle of the ring, their face and parts of their body would become blurry. This great match has become unwatchable.

Overall Recommendation: This set would have benefited from a third disc focusing on their tag team days. I recommend this disc only for the most die-hard Hardy fans and suggest the Ladder Match DVD for everyone else. That DVD features nine of the greatest matches the Hardys have been involved in as both a tag team and in singles competition. By comparison, the masters of the ladder match are in zero ladder matches on this DVD set.

The Matches

Please note that only one of these matches is available on another non-PPV DVD. Jeff vs. Triple H from 2001 is available on Action!

Disc One:

  • Vengeance '04: Matt vs. Kane in a No DQ or Count Out Match
  • Unforgiven '05: Mat vs. Edge in a Steel Cage Match
  • SmackDown '07: Matt vs. Joey Mercury
  • SmackDown '07: Matt vs. Mr. Kennedy
  • OMEGA '99: The Hardy Boyz vs. The Serial Thrillaz (features Matt, Jeff, Gregory Helms, and Shannon Moore on commentary)

Disc Two:

  • Royal Rumble '00: The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudleys in a Tables Match
  • SmackDown '01: Jeff vs. Intercontinental Champion Triple H
  • New Year's Revolution '07: Jeff vs. Johnny Nitro in a Steel Cage Match
  • RAW '07: Jeff vs. Shelton Benjamin
  • Judgment Day '07: The Hardys vs. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
  • Armageddon '07: Jeff vs. Triple H
  • RAW '08: Jeff vs. Umaga in a Steel Cage Match

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