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I've had a chance to watch a significant portion of the new WWE DVD, Allied Powers: The World's Greatest Tag Teams, which was released earlier this week.

Overall, I give it a thumbs up. For those who long for the days when tag team wrestling was considered a featured attraction, you'll probably enjoy this compilation.

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Many of the teams you would expect to be on the DVD are profiled, including The Road Warriors (aka The Legion of Doom), The Midnight Express, The Rock and Roll Express, The Fabulous Freebirds and The Dudley Boys. The DVD also takes a look at teams composed of singles stars such as DX (Shawn Michaels and Triple H), The Megapowers (Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage) and The Rock N' Sock Connection (The Rock and Mick Foley).

There are matches on the DVD from the 1970s to the present day, with WWF/WWE, NWA/WCW, AWA, World Class Championship Wrestling and Championship Wrestling from Florida all represented. Some of the highlights include: The Steiner Brothers vs. Hiroshi Hase and Kensuke Sasake in Japan (1991), The Freebirds vs. Kerry and Kevin Von Erich in a Country Whipping Match (1983), The Midnight Express vs. The Fantastics (1988), The Rockers vs. Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson (1989), Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens vs. Red Bastein and Billy Robinson (1972), Edge and Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz in a TLC Match (2000) and The Rock and Roll Express vs. Ivan Koloff and Krusher Kruschev (1985).

Among the special features are The Freebirds' "Badstreet, USA" music video, and funny backstage vignettes with The Rock and Foley from 1999 and DX from 2006.

As far as the match selection, I would like to have seen more from the '70s than just the one AWA match. I also wish WWE would have selected a Road Warriors match from the NWA or AWA instead of the WWF match against Money Inc. The lack of a Midnight Express-Rock and Roll Express match is the most glaring omission, as these teams engaged in perhaps the greatest tag team rivalry ever.

One thing I could have done without was The Miz and John Morrison introducing every segment. Their shtick got old very quickly.

Note: Since we're on the subject of tag teams, I have put together a list of my top 10 favorite teams of all time, which I will post later today or tomorrow. I encourage everyone to send along their top 10 lists as well. The list should represent your favorite teams, not necessarily who you think were the best or most successful. So if you really loved the Mulkey Brothers or The Conquistadors, by all means include them. Also, only traditional tag teams should be considered. In other words, no teams made up of big-name stars who were only together for a brief period of time.

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