Sound Off: Your Thoughts on WrestleMania Story DVD & Video Reviews

March 17, 2011 by Daniel Bee

Here’s Shaun and Stevie with video reviews of this week’s WWE DVD/Blu-ray release The True Story of WrestleMania!

 
Did you watch it this week? If so then share your reviews and thoughts on the release in the comments section below this post!
        
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  1. Anonymous says:

    I always read your reviews Brett and 9 times out of 10 I agree with what you say. But I think you can’t really have an anthology of a pay per view event without all the matches being on there and so in those instances I think it is unavoidable. I think WWE has done the right thing. They do not pretend he never existed as such, but they cannot be seen to feature him or promote him, so thats why they edit him out most of the time and even when he was featured they cut out his speech or any positve commentary about him. In my opinion its not a double standard, just a very difficult thing for them to work around sometimes. With tagged classics its obviously unavoidable. Probably the best wrestler there ever was, but I personally cant enjoy his work now. Its fair enough that people will feel differently about this sensitive subject.

  2. tim burrow says:

    i thought it was a great dvd it could of had some better matches other then that it was great

  3. Rob L says:

    I agree with you Brett. And I am completely against what Benoit did to his family but when it comes to his in-ring ability he was amazing. I love watching his matches.

  4. Brett Mix says:

    Well what I dont understand is the double standard. Why is Benoit allowed on Satans Prison and Summerslm Anthology but not other sets. Either keep him off everything or include him.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I was a big fan of his, but honestly I can’t watch his matches now no matter how good the wrestling is. All the fans that still think his legacy should be preserved after what happened need to take a serious look at their own moral principles. I know he had brain issues that likely caused it and it more than likely wasnt the real him that did that stuff. It saddens me so much to know one of my heroes did that and he is best forgotten about. It really amazes me that people actually complain that such a tragic figure is left off the DVDs. Personally I wouldnt want to own anything with him on it now. I understand people will feel differently about this, but not to understand that they need to edit him out is bizarre.

  6. Rob L says:

    WWE just came out with that Wrestlemania guide. On the top of it it states “every single wrestlemania, every match, every photo, every superstar”. Can you guess who wasn’t included? Benoit. The main event listed for WM 20 is Undertaker D. Kane. So yeah, WWE has washed their hands with the Benoit situation.

  7. Bob says:

    Entertaining doc no doubt, but seriously lacking in ever WM near enough except the first 3 or so. TBH I would have preferred all 3 discs to have been documentary, with maybe just one or 2 matches on each disc to break it up. Of course, having something like a 5-6 hour doc might not be well received by a lot of people even if they were able to go into way more detail on every WM or something lol. There would probably be people complaining it was too long and should have had more matches if it were to have happened 😛

  8. Anonymous says:

    The documentary is very good, but its getting over-hyped. Its by no means the best they have done, but it is very insightful and the best for a long time. The match selection is clealry not intended to be the ‘best matches’ or a definitive timeline. That’s obvious since there is not one Bret Hart match included and Hogan vs. The Warrior, Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle etc are missing and some poorer efforts are on there. Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker is only on the blu-ray edition and they say this is the best match ever so maybe that proves the point.

    Going back to the doc its very well done, but a lot of it is taken from the Wrestlemania doc that came with the Wrestlemania XX DVD. That is not to say it doesnt capture the magic. Its pretty thrilling and I recommend it. Best doc for a while, but for me the Bret Hart Story is still the best DVD they have produced. I think this is a return to form with their documentaries though, which with a couple of exceptions havent been up to their high standard for some time.

  9. Brett Mix says:

    No need to argue this whole Benoit thing, I have yet to see the DVD and I will be extremely mad if they once again neglect Randy Savage conidering he was such a huge part of Manias 2-10.

  10. Tim says:

    Just wondering is there going to be a custom insert for the blu-ray set like in the past with other sets? Thank you 🙂

  11. Austin says:

    I bought it just for the doc because I already own every Wrestlemania but the doc is worth every penny and is a nice addition to a Wrestlemania collection!

  12. Jonathan says:

    I think the Documentary was really, really good. Not perfect but still, really good. Overall it’s a very good DVD. 8/10

  13. Dave says:

    @Steve Giordano

    Chris Benoit MURDERED his family…that calls for his accomplishments in WWE and in wrestling to be void. From what i recall Eddie Guerrero didn’t kill his family and was actually loved by people. Seriously what would people say about Benoit?!? Vince is not picking and choosing, Benoit deserves no recognition after nearly destroying the business that he so called “loved”. WWE got so much heat from the press after they had a 3 Hour tribute to a murderer without knowing the true facts. Some people have to think of this in a business and professional aspect. Benoit will NEVER be inducted in the HOF and if WWE had a choice no Benoit matches will be included and his name never being mentioned. In the EC Anthology they had no choice because there were 5 other guys and the title stated “The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber”.

  14. Doug Houston says:

    Like shuan said I give it a 4.5/5. Only one other thang I didn’t like on the previews wwe showed, it made you feel like there were gona be a ton of back stage storys for each mania and alot of wat goes on with the wrestlers as they are getting ready to go out. This dvd is in my top 3 and I have them all. BUY IT!!!!

  15. Steven says:

    I think its a great documentary and glad Vince took a chance on WrestleMania and look at it now, the biggest event in wrestling, did anyone notice it never talked about Flair getting beat at Mania 24, and I love how WWE forgets that DX and Austin kicked off the Attitude Era. I think a big stadium is the best place to have a WreslteMania and I would like to go to one.

  16. Steve Giordano says:

    The documentary is good but like most WWE documentaries isn’t great. The big reason it isn’t great is the fact that certain points are omitted. Remember that guy CHRIS BENOIT! You know the guy who won the world championship at WM XX and had an emotional moment with Eddie Guerrero. Look WWE we all get what he did was terrible and horrific, but guess what many of the other wrestlers you love to shove down our throats are steroid and pain killer abusers as well, so don’t pick and choose. They love to talk about how wonderful Eddie Guerrero was and he was great, however he died of a heart attack because he had an enlarged heart from steroids! So stop acting like he was such a great guy and Benoit was an animal when the difference was one did the same as the other. The documentary was great until they jumped from WM III to WM 23!?WTF?! Keep talking about them in order and don’t jump ahead so you can constantly promote current stars. They always do this in all there DVD’s! It’s always all about promoting current guys! Like we don’t see them a million times a year on TV as it is.

  17. Joe says:

    Bought the DVD on Tuesday and I have watched the doc. 3 times already, that’s how good I think it is. I have been a WWE fan since I was 5 and now I’m 27. The first WrestleMnai I watched was WrestleMania V. The doc was great but the only small problem I had with it was that I did not like the way they talked about certain Mania’s. For instance, not 2 much time an 5, 22 was barley mentioned and 17 should have gotten way more time. Besides that its all good. Could have done without the same matched being rehased over and over again as the extras. I would have prefered some promotional material for Wrestlemanias or just other stuff that fans may never have seen before instead of the same matches again. Overall I give it an 8.5/10 Great DVD and a great pick up if you are a long time WWE fan.

  18. Dave says:

    Finally watched it this evening. I’m 22 years old and my brother is 27, we loved it! The stories were very entertaining, insightful and most of all interesting. Definitely worth the wait and I recommend it to any WWE fan.

  19. Dennis says:

    it is a great watch, but it’s by no means perfect. they did skim through the attitude era ‘manias quite a bit & there were times when it felt more like a commercial for the event than actual history. I’d have preferred a bit more stories & stuff like that from some of the more later ‘manias & more BTS stuff. It’s still great, but the not the best doc. that’s still rise & fall of ECW.

  20. Rob L says:

    I’ll keep this brief.. The move was fantastic and Vince McMahon is a genius.

  21. Bought it when it came out at Best Buy (along with the DVD version of “The Social Network”), I bought the DVD version because of the content listing. The last DVD I received was the “Breaking The Code: Behind The Walls Of Chris Jericho” as a birthday present in December. Since then, I was protesting that I wouldn’t buy a WWE DVD if the content wasn’t listed, even if it was listed on http://www.wwedvdnews.com/ with a custom insert (cheap plug)! The documentary is great, as well as the matches, though some of them are repeated into other video tapes/DVDs/Blu-Rays. I’m not just talking about the actual PPV events themselves, but with the Superstars or the Best of. Also, I’m surprised that the extras (i.e. deleted stories, segments) aren’t on the DVD, but on the Blu-Ray (which also has 3 bonus matches). Either version is great to buy, though. Overall, recommend it to the WWE Universe, or wrestling fans in general!

  22. Jordan says:

    Does anyone else have this problem, during the documentary it will switch back and forth between a wide screen and the one with the WWEHD logo in the top front, its not that big of a deal but I just wanted to know if anyone else has thi problem

  23. David T says:

    Loved it and it looked great on blu ray with a 1080p hd tv. Very well done. I wished for more input from Vince Mcmahon.

  24. Jesse Lanning says:

    U know I don’t what the big deal is about Blu-ray. WHo cares? Not trying to be disrespectful, but there’s not much difference. It’s not like when VHS converted DVD. That was a major difference. This is not. It’s still in disc format and u still get a clear pic and great sound with both. I’d rather save a couple of bucks and keep with the dvds. I don’t wanna have to convert everything again. Hopefully dvds will not become obsolete because I will never purchase Blu-ray. Not much difference if any. Had to get that off my chest

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  27. Daniel Bee says:

    Jericho’s input in the documentary really helped it I feel. Probably the guy who talked the most on there. Great doc, just disappointed me how little it covered the Attitude Era WrestleMania events. How can X7 be given a couple of minutes if that :/ Watched it twice on DVD and I’ve ordered the Blu-ray which will look superb!

  28. DanielBryan_SnapOrTap says:

    Great doc. Great matches, All around great dvd

    9.25/10

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