Features eight original two-hour documentaries showcasing the stories behind some of the most memorable WWE Superstars of all time.Features eight original two-hour documentaries showcasing the stories behind some of the most memorable WWE Superstars of all time.Features eight original two-hour documentaries showcasing the stories behind some of the most memorable WWE Superstars of all time.
The professional wrestling figures covered in this series include Steve Austin, Rowdy Piper, Randy Savage, Booker T, Shawn Michaels, Ultimate Warrior, Mick Foley, & Bret Hart. What probably impressed me the most about the whole "WWE Legends" endeavor is that each episode used its own unique storytelling method drawing from the life of the subject. For example, the Hart bio featured some cartoon animation based on the Hitman's hobby of sketching. This isn't just a bland formula that each story is grafted upon. Each figure is given in-depth treatment and a personalized approach.
Though of course featuring the in-ring and even out-of-ring stories that wrestling junkies will eat up, the emotional factor is what really garnered every episode no lower than 8/10 stars from me. As a child, these figures were my sporting heroes, yet at that time I of course had no idea the types of personal and physical sacrifices they were going through for my entertainment. On multiple occasions--especially in the Savage, Warrior, & Hart installments--I was brought to tears by tales of tragedy and triumph in equal measure.
Though of course a series like "WWE Legends" is going to most effortlessly appeal to 80s/90s wrestling fanatics like myself, I also think it can be enjoyed by a wider audience. The stories here are easily compelling enough to draw in even casual bio fans. As far as that genre goes, this is about as good as it gets across any subject.
- Jun 10, 2021