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Excellent idea, well presented.,
This review is from: WWF: Fab Four [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This is an excellent idea from the WWF, to present its hottest four superstars of that era in a long interview, mixed with famous matches and scenes. The interviews are conducted, as usual, by Jim Ross, and the questions are surprisingly good, and it really enhances the storylines. For example, after The Undertaker was beaten by Yokozuna in the Casket Match at The Royal Rumble, he left the Federation for a long period of time, and in this video, The Undertaker explains why.
The explanations are done in a real way, making watching this tape much better. For example, it would have been easy for the wrestlers to remember the storylines and give their answers accordingly, but they don't. They give their answers and describe their real life feelings and situations, and give their actual opinions on previous storylines, and past and present wrestlers. The Undertaker's comments on Mankind and Diesel are especially interesting.
The choice of the four wrestlers is good, although I question the inclusion of the British Bulldog. Maybe a better choice would have been Owen Hart, but I guess the WWF didnt want to have two Harts described on one tape. The other three (Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart) are the most recognizable names in the wrestling world, and their stories about their past, wrestling career and comments on certain people are worth a listen.
Mixed in between the worthwhile interviews are long highlights of matches. The editing team on this video does a tremendous job linking the highlights to the interview, and when Jim Ross questions Shawn Michaels about how it felt to perform in the first Ladder Match, the viewers then get treated to highlights from the match, so that Michaels' responses make sense to those with short memories, or those who simply havent seen all the matches.
Another excellent inclusion is the Royal Rumble 1995 match in its entirety, which Michaels wins after entering first.
No topic is left uncovered with any wrestlers, and at 202 minutes, this video really does cover anything and everything.
A truly excellent tape for old fans, and a tremendous introduction to new fans.