Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Vince Russo
Director: Michael Bouson
Genres: Sports, Documentary
WWE: Unauthorized provides a rare look at the empire Vince McMahon Jr. built by interviewing the wrestlers, writers, and wacky fans that provide the fuel for the most explosive show on television. We sit down with Vince R... more »
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Decent for the price
Scott | Hazleton, PA, USA | 09/26/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is called "WWE Unauthorized: Totally Unofficial and Uncensored!: Not Authorised Or Santioned By The WWE." It's a one hour DVD basically in the same vein as an "E! True Hollywood Story" type show. It features interviews with Vince Russo, Tito Santana & "Former WWF Hardcore Champion" Bobcat. It also features 2 writer's of wrestling books: Eric Francis (Broken Harts: The Life And Death Of Owen Hart) & Shaun Assael (Sex, Lies, and Headlocks).
It's totally a non-WWE endorsed DVD, and it says in the beginning the WWE threatned legal action over it. Most surprising is that WWE "Superstars" Candice Michelle & Chris Masters are interviewed. It looked like it was at a public appearance in a night club or something but it was obvious they didn't know where the interview would go.
The production is pretty campy. It features B-Roll footage of the old 90's promotion AWF as well as the women's federation WEW. It's zooms through WWE history at lightning speed and makes bogus claims like the 93,000 people at WrestleMania III as well as the WrestleMania #1 event "grossed 4 million dollars."
Shaun Assael comes off pretty well but also called Dr. George Zahorian..."Dr. John Zahorian" as well as at Survivor Series '97 said "Shawn Michaels put Bret Hart in the sharpshooter and the referee counted 1, 2, 3." *Rolls Eyes*
Vince Russo takes credit for the Sharpshooter spot in Montreal saying he, Vince McMahon & Jim Cornette all sat down and came up with tons of ideas for a finish and Bret shot them all down. He also said "Bret wanted to hand the belt over to Shawn the next night on RAW, but the problem was Bret was under contract to WCW the day after Survivor Series 1997" which is totally not true as Bret was under contract to the WWF for weeks after the PPV.
Eric Francis comes off very lame as he said it was all Bret's ego and he wanted to keep the belt no matter what and wouldn't take no for an answer. He came off ok with the Owen stuff since he knew more about it but also said the "wrestling business is full of scumbags."
Russo claims the only reason Vince McMahon didn't show up at the WCW "Slamboree 98" Pay Per View to fight Eric Bishoff was because Stephanie McMahon was graduating college on that very same Sunday.
Russo also slams Hulk Hogan for saying he believes too much in his character because on Hogan Knows Best...Hogan said "not as long as my name is Hulk Hogan", when his actual name is Terry Bollea.
Some other Russo quotes were that the only reason Owen Hart was the Blue Blazer in 1999 was to "get over Owen's comedic genius" as well as "Vince McMahon has lost touch with the real world." Okay, I will give him that one.
If you are a huge wrestling fan like me and can find this for under 10 bucks, it's not that bad...
Basically a WWE documentary
F. Abbate | 10/18/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"this was alright for the money but what dissapointed me most was all of the footage was of the old AWA wrestling and they had no wwe and old days wwf footage but they gave a good description of the bret hart story and owen hart. Overall this was okay if you have 8 bucks to waste"
Not intended for WWF/E Die-hard Fans
John Robert Clark | Chicago IL, USA | 05/21/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'll take a very different perspective on this. I have been in the business for more than 10 years now. This type of film is the "B" of the A/B perspective. It is NOT from or by the WWF/WWE. Nor is it intended for those fans.
It IS, however, a good look at the other end of the company. A wrestler is either happy with a company or they are not. EVERY company dumps on a few workers here and there. This is the dumped on worker's views. In all honesty; the truth of the matter is somewhere in-between this film and a few "history of" and "Story of" DVDs/VHS tapes that the WWF/E put out. It's good at the "