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The Rise & Fall of WCW examines the storied history of World Championship Wrestling, from its beginnings in the territory system through Ted Turner's acquisition and the savage battles with WWE for sports-entertainment domination in the 90s, with exclusive insight from the people behind the scenes and in the ring. Written by Anonymous

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Ric Flair: [about WCW's final episode of "Nitro"] That place needed to be shut down a year before it was. It was terrible. I was embarrassed to even be part of the show.
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A solid view of the rise & fall (A couple spoilers)
17 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

As far as I'm concerned, this DVD does a great job chronicling the rise and fall of WCW. This documentary gives a really good history of the start of the company, which is a part of the history I wasn't particularly aware of (being from a younger generation). I do, however, know a lot about the Bischoff era + the Monday Night Wars that started in the mid-90s, and I personally really enjoy the way they overview the whole situation. Contrary to one of the other reviews, DDP & Scott Hall are featured throughout the documentary (not a huge amount- DDP mainly talks on the Karl Malone/Dennis Rodman involvement & Scott Hall only dishes a little on the beginning of the nWo hysteria). Bill Goldberg gives some good insight into his whole situation, and particularly his thoughts on when his undefeated streak was ended, which is something I always wondered about. The documentary itself is solid for me. The only thing I did not was we didn't get to see any interviews with Sting, and rightfully so- I imagine he didn't feel the need to be included, as Sting did not decide to go with the WWE and let his previous contract lapse. Other than that, I really enjoyed it all. Jim Ross, Ric Flair, Chris Jericho, Dean Malenko, Dusty Rhodes, and many others have lots to say about WCW in general. There are a lot of different opinions in the film, and I think that's why I enjoyed it. You get to see a big cross-section of ideas. Mainly, even as a huge fan of Kevin Nash, I was glad they took a close look at how he and a few others were able to manipulate the WCW to their own advantage because that is exactly where the fall of the company came from. Bischoff did a great job in turning WCW into a powerhouse, but he basically "let the inmates run the asylum" (which is a pretty close quote from Goldberg in the doc).

As far as the matches go on the DVDs, I wasn't too excited. There are many other worthy matches from WCW's history which should have been included that were not. 9/10 for the documentary, 5/10 for the matches portion of the DVDs.


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