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Cast

  (in credits order)

Shawn Michaels ... Himself (also archive footage)
Marty Jannetty ... Himself (also archive footage)

Paul Levesque ... Triple H (also archive footage)

Vince McMahon ... Himself (also archive footage)

Chris Jericho ... Himself (also archive footage)
Rebecca Curci ... Herself

Jim Ross ... Himself

Curt Hennig ... Mr. Perfect (archive footage)

Bret Hart ... Bret 'The Hitman' Hart (archive footage)
Jim Neidhart ... Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart (archive footage)

John Cena ... Himself (also archive footage)

Shane McMahon ... Himself

Scott Hall ... Razor Ramon (archive footage)

Lou Albano ... Captain Lou Albano (archive footage)

King Kong Bundy ... King Kong Bundy (archive footage)
Bobby Horne ... Himself (archive footage) (as Mo)
Rex King ... Himself (archive footage) (as Timothy Well)
Butch Miller ... Bushwhacker Butch (archive footage)
Brian Wickens ... Bushwhacker Luke (archive footage)

Juan Rivera ... Himself (archive footage) (as Kwang)
Mike Polchlopek ... Bart Gunn (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brian Adams ... Crush (archive footage)
Arn Anderson ... Himself (also archive footage)

Pamela Anderson ... Herself (archive footage)

Kurt Angle ... Kurt Angle (archive footage)
Afa Anoai ... Afa (archive footage)
Ray Apollo ... Doink the Clown (archive footage)

Steve Austin ... Himself (also archive footage)

Bob Backlund ... Bob Backlund (archive footage)
Jesse Barr ... Jimmy Jack Funk (archive footage)
Scott Bigelow ... Bam Bam Bigelow (archive footage)
Tully Blanchard ... Himself (also archive footage)

Mark Calaway ... The Undertaker (archive footage)
Mark Canterbury ... Henry O. Godwinn (archive footage)

Chris Chavis ... Tatanka (archive footage)

Chyna ... Chyna (archive footage)
Bryan E. Clark II ... Adam Bomb (archive footage)

Rob Conway ... Himself (archive footage)

Michael Coulthard ... Himself (also archive footage)
Danny Davis ... Danny Davis - Referee (archive footage)
Christopher DeJoseph ... Big Dick Johnson (archive footage)
Paul Diamond ... Kato (archive footage)

Ted DiBiase ... Himself (also archive footage)
Steve Doll ... Steven Dunn (archive footage)
Shane Douglas ... Dean Douglas (archive footage)
Mike Droese ... Duke 'The Dumpster' Droese (archive footage)

Sid Eudy ... Sycho Sid (archive footage)

Solofa Fatu Jr. ... Fatu (archive footage)
David Ferrier ... Jimmy Del Ray (archive footage)

Nelson Frazier Jr. ... Mabel (archive footage)
Greg Garard ... Oscar (archive footage)
Claude Giroux ... Dink The Clown (archive footage) (as Tiger Jackson)
Jorge Gonzáles ... Giant Gonzales (archive footage)
Rene Goulet ... Rene Goulet (archive footage)
Mike Halac ... Mantaur (archive footage)
Don Harris ... Eli Blu (archive footage)
Jim Harris ... Himself (archive footage) (as Kamala)
Ron Harris ... Jacob Blu (archive footage)
Billy Jack Haynes ... Himself (archive footage)
Earl Hebner ... Earl Hebner - Referee (archive footage)

Bobby Heenan ... Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan (archive footage)

Jeff Jarrett ... Jeff Jarrett (archive footage)
Mike Jones ... Virgil (archive footage)
David Lauer ... Harvey Wippleman (archive footage)
Ed Leslie ... Brutus Beefcake (archive footage)
Steve Lombardi ... Abe 'Knuckleball' Shwartz (archive footage)
Jose Lothario ... Jose Lothario (archive footage)
Robert Marella ... Gorilla Monsoon (archive footage)
Rick Martel ... Rick 'The Model' Martel (archive footage)
Sherri Martel ... Sensational Sherri (archive footage)
Ed McDaniel ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Murdoch ... Himself (archive footage)

Kevin Nash ... Diesel / Kevin Nash (archive footage)
Gene Okerlund ... 'Mean' Gene Okerlund (archive footage)

Pat Patterson ... Himself
Larry Pfohl ... Lex Luger (archive footage)
P.J. Polaco ... Aldo Montoya (archive footage)
Bruce Prichard ... Himself
Tom Prichard ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Remus ... Sgt. Slaughter (archive footage)
Tim Roberts ... The Zombie (archive footage) (as Tim Arson)

Dennis Rodman ... Himself (archive footage)

Ken Shamrock ... Ken Shamrock (archive footage)
Mike Shaw ... Bastion Booger (archive footage)
Kerwin Silfies ... Himself

Davey Boy Smith ... Himself (archive footage)
Merced Solis ... Tito Santana (archive footage)
Doug Somers ... Doug Somers (archive footage)

Monty Sopp ... Billy Gunn (archive footage)
Pat Tanaka ... Tanaka (archive footage)
Terry Taylor ... Himself (archive footage)

Mike Tyson ... Himself (archive footage)
Sione Vailahi ... Headshrinker Sione (archive footage)

Leon White ... Vader (archive footage)
Tim White ... Tim White - Referee (archive footage)

Charles Wright ... Kama (archive footage)
Mark Yeaton ... Himself - Timekeeper (archive footage)

Produced by
Vince McMahon .... producer
 
Art Department
Peter Castellano .... motion graphics artist
 
Editorial Department
Sean Varga .... assistant editor
 

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The life of Shawn Micheals with a WWE slant, 4 February 2009
Author: bh_tafe3 from Australia

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

But not much of a slant. This DVD is, in general, a balanced portrayal of a deeply flawed man, now reformed through dedication to his faith and family.

Of course the WWE can't resist taking subtle jabs at Scott Hall and a few other wayward talents and giving a fairytale account of the Montreal Screwjob that was discredited years ago which Shawn I gather wasn't too interested in as he hardly speaks about on the DVD.

It does a good job of talking about his drug problems and their impact on his career, as well as his career threatening injury in 1998, and his eventual salvation, before descending into 5 minutes of hero worship and hyperbole to wrap things up. But let's not nit pick, it's a quality doco.

The WWE obviously figured, probably correctly that the WWE fanbase wouldn't be overly interested in his faith, so they leave interviews with his pastor and some young men he mentors through his church off the doco proper and include them as extras on the first disc where those who are interested can watch.

Brings us to Disc 2 and the matches, which include a very early match from WCCW in 1984 where Shawn is defeated in short order by Billy Jack Haynes. Two tag matches from the AWA with Shawn and long time tag partner Marty Janetty teaming up as the Rockers against Buddy Rose and Doug Sommers and then Super Ninja and Ninja Go.

From there, we're into the WWE as the Rockers take on another great tag team the Brainbusters, better known as Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard in a nice tag match. Then we get to see the Rockers defeat the Hart Foundation, another great tag team in best 2 of 3 falls match. We already know from the doco section that the top rope broke during the match, rendering the action almost unwatchable. The title change was never aired or acknowledged on WWE television. The DVD rounds out the ROckers section with another good match from the 1991 Royal Rumble against the Orient Express. Wow, tag team wrestling was fantastic way back when.

The disc ends with Shawn defeating the Britsih Bulldog in a good Intercontinental Championship match from 1992 and then winning the 1995 Royal Rumble after entering at No.1.

The final disc is again all matches starting with a nice match between Shawn Micheals and future TNA part-owner Jeff Jarrett in 1995, then another quality scrap with the British Bulldog, this time for the WWE Championship from the 1996 King of the Ring PPV.

The DVD then skips forward seven years to another terrific match with Shawn Micheals and Triple H both having their shoulders counted down simultaneously on the final RAW of 2003. Then we end in 2005 with the Rockers taking on evil french tag team la resistance in a nostalgia match.

The disc then goes into top gear with two of Micheal's best matches, his superb win over Kurt Angle at Vengeance 2005 and then sensationally helping John Cena to the best match of his career, pinning him after 58 minutes on RAW in April 2007.

This is an excellent DVD, with some obscure matches included. Some of these matches are fantastic, some are a bit out of place. In the end, this is more than worthwhile DVD purchase that would be enjoyed by any fans of Shawn Micheals and pro-wrestling in general.

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