WWE Greatest Rivalries: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart Redefines Wrestling DVDs

Sexton HardcastleAnalyst IOctober 27, 2011

WWE's newest DVD release is the highly anticipated Greatest Rivalries: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart. Having watched it, I can say it is one of the best documentaries the WWE has ever produced. 

Never before has a two-hour interview been conducted between two wrestlers with such a storied history.

Both Shawn and Bret pull no punches, and with Good Ol' Jim Ross' guidance, the whole truth behind their rivalry is revealed.

It's clear throughout the whole interview that J.R. had done his research, as every question posed was detailed and meaningful.

If the WWE is not keen on J.R. as a consistent presence on commentary, then his talents should be harnessed for more DVDs such as this.

This interview is powerful because it comprehensively covers the whole 20-year relationship between Michaels and Hart. They reveal details about their friendship and rivalry that fans just wouldn't be aware of.

For the highly sensitive and compelling Montreal Screwjob, there can be no more questions. They are both completely honest about the incident, with this portion of the interview becoming emotional.

As a wrestling fan, it's mind-boggling to hear two of the greatest of all time talk unflinchingly about their careers.

I was not aware that the real rivalry between Shawn and Bret was nonexistent for as long as we previously thought. In truth, the tension between the two only started to boil over in the Summer leading up to Survivor Series.

While the underlying tension had been building since around WrestleMania 12, they were friends for most of their WWE careers. It's a must-see interview as far as I'm concerned.

Furthermore, this documentary changes everything a WWE produced DVD can be.

While it's no secret the home video business has been struggling over the past few years, the WWE is attempting to circulate its content online as well.

This Greatest Rivalries series can be a serious game-changer for the WWE. In the past, there have only been three types of WWE DVDs: pay-per-views and TV shows, match compilations and documentaries.

While PPVs and match compilations are great for what they are, wrestling fans are far more interested in documentaries for their unique perspective on the backstage aspect to the business.

Some of these documentaries are excellent, such as Shawn Michaels: Heartbreak and Triumph. However, a problem arises when the productions seem slightly biased towards the subject.

If the WWE starts producing more face-to-face interviews between superstars, it could reinvigorate its home video division. It provides a raw, unflinching look at an interesting topic that you wouldn't see if the real wrestlers weren't there to tell the story.

I was inspired to write this article after having watching WWE Greatest Rivalries: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart. It is unbelievably good, and truly something we've never seen before.

Any and every WWE fan should see this documentary.

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