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WWE know better than this.,
This review is from: WWE - New World Order - The Revolution [DVD] (DVD)
WCW is the only company to ever truly rival the WWF/E, and the treatment of its intellectual properties since its closer in 2001 has varied wildly.
A good decade ago, the Monday Night War DVD left a lot to be desired but at least told both sides of the story with the benefit of insight from the majority of the key players.
Fans of TNA will know now that Eric Bischoff, the President of WCW at its peak and creator of the nWo, and Hulk Hogan, the man who turned heel in 1996 and changed the business forever, have been in TNA for the best part of three years now. So it's the perfect time to do a DVD about their career peaks, right? ...Right?
The nWo angle deserves better than this DVD. The documentary is about an hour long (which is preposterous given that ECW got three hours in itself) and features precious little new material. Instead we have recycled interviews from 2003 from Bischoff, Hogan, Scott Hall and even Kevin Nash. The weird part is that mixed in are new interviews with Nash recorded especially.
Virtually none of the key players have new interviews, with the exception of Big Show, and the division of time in the very short documentary is preposterous, virtually ignoring the nWo 2000 angle, presumably because Jeff Jarrett was its focal point.
WWE is generally pretty good at these box sets, so you can usually bank on a great stack of matches even if the documentary leaves a little to be desired - not so here, the reason being that the nWo guys for the most part either could barely wrestle by this point or knew they could get away with not bothering to wrestle (looking at you, Hall).
The match listing is as such, slim pickings - the only real highlight being Goldberg vs. Kevin Nash from Starrcade 1998 which while far from a wrestling classic, has great historical value as WCW's tipping point and a monstrously hot crowd that pops enormously for everything either man does, elevating an otherwise mediocre match by Goldberg's not particularly high standards and Nash's rock bottom standards.
The Monday Night War DVD has more to say about the nWo than this DVD was, and the matches aren't worth cop. Honestly, if you can find a place to rent it, I advise you to do so because it's certainly not worth a buy. I sold it mere days after I'd watched it.