First, this DVD release will end up probably being hated by a vast majority of wrestling fans that view it. Why? Because it shatters several myths that wrestling fans have enjoyed discussing for years. Things that fans have believed and thought were real are denounced by both men in the interview. So, if you prefer to hold onto the myths and legends surrounding these two, you may want to actually skip this release. With that said, this is easily one of WWE's best DVD releases ever. It's right up there with The Rise and Fall of ECW and for many will surpass it. This set is all about the lengthy sit down interview between the two men. It's not all about Montreal, and Jim Ross (the host) stresses that both men's careers weren't defined by that one night, it's a discussion on how both men came up in the wrestling business, first as friends, then bitter rivals and how they managed to make peace in the end. You'll hear both men talk about their tag team careers and what they thought of one another early on. You'll hear how excited Shawn was to see Bret become champion because he viewed that as Bret paving the way for him to achieve the same goal. You'll hear Bret discuss how he admired Shawn Michael's wrestling ability and would go to bat for him several times to Vince McMahon. You'll also hear how the seeds were planted for their rivalry, which was a work in the beginning, but became legitimate hatred later on. Both men get emotional, numerous times, during this interview. As a fan of both, it's hard not to get choked up right along with them as they relive the most emotional parts of their careers. They speak from the heart and hold nothing back. I've seen every WWE DVD documentary released and this one will move you, especially if you've followed both men's entire careers like I have. Many stories and myths about their rivalry and hatred for one another are squashed by both men, which I still believe will upset a lot of fans. I don't want to spoil anything, so I wont give away the meat of what was discussed in the interview, I'll just leave it at that. Just know that many of the cool stories and conspiracy theories people, and wrestling journalists have talked about for years, will be proven to be just that... stories and conspiracy theories.
As for the matches, there's nothing here we haven't really seen before, with one exception. They included a rare steel cage match from these two that you wont find on any other DVD, so it's cool to see it here. The infamous Survivor Series match is not included on this DVD set, but instead is an exclusive bonus match on the Blu-ray edition: WWE Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart: WWE's Greatest Rivalries 2-Disc Blu-ray.
Needles to say, this is a must buy for any fan of Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels. It's a tremendous look back on two of the most important careers in wrestling history. Their discussion is an unfiltered look at what made them great and clears the air on the more controversial parts of their legendary careers.