Online World of Wrestling DVD Review
Timeline – History of the WWE 2001
As told by Lisa “Ivory” Moretti
Available at www.KayfabeCommentaries.com
Reviewed By: Brad Dykens
We’re about six episode deep into the “Timeline” series of DVD’s produced our good friends over at Kayfabe Commentaries. So far they have covered 1977-78 (Billy Graham), 1983 (Don Muraco), 1987 (Honky Tonk Man), 1988 (Hacksaw Jim Duggan), and 2000 (Rikishi). Now it is time to talk about the most politically charged year in WWE History – 2001. It was the year Vince McMahon purchased WCW and all hell broke loose in the world of professional wrestling. KC director Sean Oliver enlisted the services of the lovely Lisa Moretti, who wrestled as “Ivory” for many years in the WWE, to help run down the highlights of the year. She broke her silence after many years away from wrestling, and I sure am glad she did!
The first thing I want to say is how much of an Ivory mark I was, am, and always will be. She still looks absolutely stunning after all these years. Actually she looks better than ever as she enters her 50th year on this earth. She did a great job dishing out the dirt about people associated with the WWE in 2001, getting some good stuff in without being too nasty. I’d have to say this was one of the better episodes of Timeline so far, and any wrestling fan would be thoroughly entertained by this trip down memory lane.
Ivory talked in detail about the following topics; the Dudley Boyz, the Chyna package (actually lots about Chyna), Kurt Angle, Triple H & Stephanie’s relationship, wrestler’s court, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Road Dogg, drugs in wrestling, the XFL, the Kat (lots of Kat dirt), packaging the Divas, photoshoot conditions, the Ho-train girls, Bob Costas interviewing Vince McMahon, the purchase of WCW, Fit Finlay, WrestleMania X-7 (working with Chyna), the after party, Bradshaw, Vince and the McMahon family, the Undertaker and ex-wife Sara, Austin’s heel turn, dark matches, Nathan Jones, Brock Lesnar, Right to Censor, end of the women’s division, Lita, the “boobie” girls, Eddie Guerrero, the Alliance/Invasion, Perry Saturn & Moppy, Chris Kanyon and deaths in wrestling, 911 attacks, Owen Hart tragedy, Tough Enough, Survivor Series, Ric Flair returns, Mick Foley quits, Vince’s Kiss My Ass Club, Rikishi’s stinkface, Shawn Michaels return to wrestling, and a whole lot more interesting stuff!
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Also from Kayfabe Commentaries:
Timeline: 1977-78 (Superstar Graham)
Timeline: 1983 (Magnificent Muraco)
Timeline: 1987 (Honky Tonk Man)
Timeline: 1988 (Hacksaw Jim Duggan)
Timeline: 2000 (Rikishi)