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Give Insane Clown Posse YouShoot a pass, You know what I'm sayin'?
By CALEB SMITH - SLAM! Wrestling
The latest YouShoot offering from Kayfabe Commentaries features the antics of the Insane Clown Posse. The DVD goes over the wrestling careers of Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J and their participation in WWE, WCW, ECW and TNA as well as a short look into their musical careers.
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Ultimate Warrior gets the Ultimate DVD treatment -- fairness
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
In 2005, The Self-Destruction of The Ultimate Warrior was released by the WWE. The documentary featured what could only be considered propaganda, as the relationship between WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and Warrior had been sour ever since the departure of Warrior in 1996. The work featured many WWE employees taking the proverbial hatchet to the career and legacy of Warrior. Needless to say, the feature is a hallmark exhibit of what can happen when things go bad in the business of professional wrestling.
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First edition of WCW Greatest PPV Matches a terrific start
By MATTHEW BYER - SLAM! Wrestling
In the last couple of years World Wrestling Entertainment has been starting to truly take advantage of its massive professional wrestling back catalogue. Amongst the DVD/Blu-Ray releases made available, the ones based on World Championship Wrestling material has proven to be some of the most successful in terms of sales and popularity so it should come as no surprise that WWE would go back to that well again.
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Vader gives insight into the WCW of 1993
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
There’s no doubt Vader was the most athletic big man in the history of professional wrestling, and 1993 was arguably the biggest year of his career. In “Timeline: The History of WCW,” the man they call Vader takes us through what was a turbulent year in World Championship Wrestling.
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New Cornette returns to old form discussing ROH, TNA and Russo
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
The old adage is that you can take the dog out of the fight, but you can't take the fight out of the dog. Perhaps this mantra could suit Jim Cornette these days. Through his mostly self-imposed exile from the world of professional wrestling, Cornette has seemingly learned to let things roll off his shoulder a bit easier these days. However, in the newest Kayfabe Commentaries release,Breaking Kayfabe with Jim Cornette, Cornette is still at his outspoken best despite a more removed tone for his own sake.
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It’s hip to be Square: David Shoemaker unmasks pro wrestling
By BILL FERNOW - SLAM! Wrestling
David Shoemaker, author of The Squared Circle: Life, Death and Professional Wrestling, has long toiled under the patronage of the Gawker Media Empire, one of the bigger internet media outfits around, as writer of the "Dead Wrestler Of The Week" column on Deadspin, and a Grantland regular.
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Balls Mahoney YouShoot honest and emotional
By CALEB SMITH - SLAM! Wrestling
Kayfabe Commentaries' latest video, You Shoot: Balls Mahoney, touches on many of the important milestones in Mahoney's wrestling career. This video runs for 108 minutes and it is certainly entertaining and honest. Mahoney answered the questions offered by host Sean Oliver and emails from fans with a great thought and care.
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NWA’s Invasion DVD shows improvement and fun action
By MATTHEW BYER - SLAM! Wrestling
When SLAM! Wrestling last reviewed a National Wrestling Alliance DVD there were some production issues. So the great question when it came time to watch the NWA’s Invasion DVD is whether or not there would be improvements in that area while still maintaining the high quality of wrestling in the ring.
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Sammartino DVD a return to the '60s
By MATTHEW BYER - SLAM! Wrestling
With respect to World Wrestling Entertainment's history, it is exceedingly rare that the early years of the company are discussed in detail, and even more so by someone who was a prominent figure during those decades. This is due to many of the wrestlers and promoters having passed away, and the WWE's habit of only offering a cursory review of the 1960s and 1970s before skipping ahead to the 1980s and the Hulk Hogan boom years.
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Jerry Jarrett's book offers a lifetime of lessons
By BERTRAND HEBERT - SLAM! Wrestling
Jerry Jarrett's autobiography, "The Best of Times," came out in 2011, but some of its gems are still a treasure today. Like this one on WCW: "At the time it closed the company, WCW had about $125 million income stream and had lost about $60 million. Without much effort, I was able to strike $85 million from the cost side. I called my partner and told him that we could take over, not increase income and make $25 million the first year!"
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RECENT HEADLINES
Nov 26 ... DVD set just can't cover 50 years of WWE/WWF/WWWF

Nov 18 ... Second volume of ECW Unreleased more of the same

Nov 17 ... Series aimed at young readers a pinfall victory

Nov 11 ... Foley's words makes new Topps set worthwhile

Nov 10 ... NWA’s Parade of Champions DVD has great matches, but subpar production values

Nov 8 ... WWE 2K14 stays on track

Nov 3 ... Second Blood Red Turns Dollar Green better than the first

Oct 30 ... Autobiography a great way to get to know Bobby Blaze

Oct 29 ... Money in the Bank anthology climbs the ladder to success

Oct 26 ... KC’s Breaking Kayfabe with Marty Jannetty is wildly incoherent


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