This is one of the DVDs that I picked up during RF Video’s Black Friday sale. I’ve been wanting to see it for a while ever since I saw a trailer for it months ago so this sale made me finally pull the trigger.
It’s a documentary that takes you on the road with Sami Callihan, Adam Cole, Rich Swann, DJ Hyde and many others as they travel around the country (Germany and Japan too) and live the life of an indy wrestler.
It’s all shot on a handheld cam and is made up of short clips of the crew driving, eating, drinking, singing, dancing, playing games, telling stories and doing whatever random hijinks they can come up with to pass the time. It’s kind of like a more hardcore version of Colt Cabana’s “Wrestling Road Diaries”.
There’s no over-arching storyline here, just a collection of video clips of Callihan hanging out with his friends while on the road. I honestly didn’t know who a lot of the people were until the credits ran at the end but I did enjoy it. There are some genuinely funny moments and it’s always interesting to see what pro wrestlers are like “in real life”.
The first half of the DVD is made up of these clips but the second half is all about Sami Callihan. We get to hear from one of his friends about Callihan’s early days in wrestling. We get to see him prepare for his big match against Fit Finlay and we get to see him dye his hair! It’s a pretty intimate look into his life and I enjoyed this portion of the DVD even more than the first half.
Some of the more memorable clips that I enjoyed are:
DJ Hyde and Adam Cole singing along with the Backstreet Boys on the radio
The guys playing “the promo game” where they cut promos on inanimate objects
Sami challenging Colonel Sanders
Watching clips of a young Sami Callihan and the whole “they came for stiff” story
The EVOLVE match with Fit Finlay and the whole story surrounding it!
Here are two trailers for the DVD
It’s a fun time, especially if you are a fan of Sami Callihan. If there is ever a Volume 2, I will certainly buy it. I highly recommend it checking it out! It’s available over at RF Video.