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Interesting insight into WWE behind the scenes,
This review is from: Wwe: Best Of Confidential - Volume 1 [DVD] (DVD)
WWE: Best Of Confidential Vol 1 is a rare treat for UK WWE fans, as Confidential is the only WWE show that isn't broadcasted on Sky TV. This is somewhat surprising, as this new "behind the scenes" show is one of the most informative and interesting WWE shows around.
This first volume recaps the best moments from the series. Hosted by Mean Gene Okerland, some of the topics up for discussion include the demise of WCW (which, of course, WWE take great pride in discussing), The Monday Night War, the history of the WCW World Title, Steve Austin's controversial walk-out in June 2002 and the infamous "Montreal Double-Cross".
As well as all this, there's also a tribute to the late British Bulldog (with comments from fellow WWE Superstars), a visit to an Olympic Centre with Kurt Angle and a look at the career of the legendary Superfly Jimmy Snuka. We also get personal with two WWE Superstars in particular: William Regal, as he shows us his exotic pets and Trish Stratus, as she takes us for a tour around her beautiful home. We also learn about "The Orton Family Tree", and see the resemblance young Randy Orton bares to his grandfather (Bob Orton Sr) and his father (Bob Orton Jr), both in appearance and in-ring ability.
The WCW topics are particulary interesting, as we get to hear from the man who ran the operation during it's "glory days", Eric Bischoff (incidentally, "Easy E's" WWE debut as Raw General Manager is also touched upon), and also from the wrestlers who worked under him (Chris Jericho, Hulk Hogan, The Big Show etc). However, I still felt that the segments which discussed WCW's rise and fall were very WWE-biased, as they gave the impression that Bischoff was largely responsible for their demise (Vince Russo's reign of terror isn't brought up once). Also, Vince McMaho STILL doesn't admit that WCW were creatively superior from 1996-1998.
The extras are worth savouring, particulary The British Bulldog's Summerslam 92' IC Title clash with Bret Hart (which was Bulldog's greatest match ever). The controversial Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels match from Survivor Series 97' is also included, as well as the final official WCW World Title Match between Booker T and Scott Steiner, and Superfly VS Ray Stevens (odd choice, as his Cage Match with Don Murocco was more memorable).
Even though this is meant to be "The Best Of Confidential", it's strange to see pointless segments like Bradshaw playing basketball against Linda Miles (aka Shaniqua) and Rikishi dancing with his kids (the "Samoan Family Tree" is an interesting piece, though). Surely there was more exciting material available than this.
However, Confidential is still the most informative, thought-provoking WWE DVDs yet, and I am really looking forward to Volume 2. Now, if only Sky would pick it up....