YouSHOOT with New Jack


Online World of Wrestling DVD Review
YouSHOOT with New Jack
Available at www.KayfabeCommentaries.com
Reviewed By: Brad Dykens

This DVD release from Kayfabe Commentaries features the controversial New Jack, who I describe as one part nerd and four parts gangsta. New Jack is the undisputed champion of shoot interview chaos, and he successfully defended his title in this very special edition of YouSHOOT – the concept where fans submit no-holds barred questions and KC director Sean Oliver bravely redirects them towards his often volatile subject. This one ain’t for the kiddies folks, so make sure you put Grandma to bed before you pop this DVD into your DVD player.

Among the topics discussed are; all things ECW, Paul Heyman, Jim Cornette, rats & sex, FMK (Chyna / Missy Hyatt / Nicole Bass), a fun game called “The Ho Bag”, drugs, the Honky Tonk Man, the Iron Sheik, Jamie Dundee, racism, Obama, Sandman, Taz, Mass Transit, various legal matters, and a boat load of other salty topics. New Jack answers about 50% of the questions, but the rest of the time he cleverly deflects the question and goes off on an unrelated rant ripping on something or someone else. Unfortunately you do not get answers to all the questions asked, but you get plenty of answers to questions not asked.

The DVD concludes with an interesting clip taped during the Jim Cornette “Guest Booker” DVD taping, where there is a knock on the door and New Jack enters the room with long time partner Mustafa to surprise their former Smokey Mountain booker in the middle of his interview. New Jack buries the hatchet with Cornette (apparently there was some heat), and they swap war stories from the old Smokey Mountain Wrestling territory. The funny thing about this clip is that New Jack actually manages to sound intelligent when he’s conversing with a legend, whereas he would normally acts like an drugged up gangsta for the benefit of the marks. Is this guy for real?

Also from Kayfabe Commentaries:
The Great Debat ’08: Sammartino/Race
Inside the Office, with Rene Goulet
Guest Booker with J.J. Dillon



YouSHOOT with New Jack
Available at www.KayfabeCommentaries.com

Courtesy of Alan J. Wojcik and http://alanwojcik.com

Let me say something to begin this column, I am not on anyone’s payroll. I need to say from doing reviews on their products for a while, KayfabeCommentaries.com has some great products for sale and their newest installment of the YouShoot series is going to sell real fast. Sean Oliver’s guest this time out is former ECW/SMW/XPW star New Jack and like the previous guests he holds nothing back.

If you’re asking yourself, “I know what YouTube is but what is YouShoot” here is a crash course: the folks at kayfabe solicit viewers of their DVD’s and their website to submit questions to the subject…and he/she has no choice but to answer them; no matter how dumb they are. Believe me when I say that because I have seen the DVD’s with Sabu, Sandman, Kevin Sullivan, Jamie Dundee and Raven; there are some dumbass wrestling fans out there. Somehow they all have internet access and webcams. The topics covered in this shoot are: ECW, SMW, Missy Hyatt, Drugs, Hardcore, Controversy, Sex & Rats and finally Honky, Dundee & Sheik. New Jack is an interesting choice for this series since he is the total opposite of the in-ring character he has played since the 1990′s. I have met him several times at FIP/Pro Wrestling Riot events and he is a very intelligent person. For some reason due to his admitted drug and alcohol abuse he’s been labeled a dumb person. He takes the question s at face value and has fun when Sean brings out the YouShoot favorite “What’s In the Bag” style game which is a word association to an item. A new game is added for New Jack called “The Ho Bag” where Sean shows a series of women’s names on cards and asks New Jack who is a cool person and who is….well a ho. Like the previous YouShoot sessions NO ONE is safe from being called out. This time the list includes: Vince McMahon, Jeff Jarrett, Missy Hyatt, Jasmine St. Claire, Miss Texas, Nicole Bass, Taz, Vic Grimes and any ring rat who ever stayed at the Holiday Inn near the old ECW Arena.

Don’t turn the show off when the credit roll because if you enjoyed the recent Jim Cornette Guest Booker DVD you will want to see the bonus footage. According to their site the next release is Timeline History of the WWE 1983 as told by the Magnificent Muraco. They recently had some fun with Vince McMahon, so go to www.kayfabecommentaries.com to order the DVD and see the love Vince apparently has for Kayfabe Commentaries.



Monday Night Mayhem DVD Review
YouSHOOT with New Jack
Available at www.KayfabeCommentaries.com
Reviewed By: “Wild” Bill Brown

****

Content: 8.5

The latest in the crazy career of one half of The Gangstas, New Jack, once again lets loose with hundreds of candid statements. As a perfect candidate for a No Holds Barred series, Sean Oliver hosts one of the wildest interviews yet — with a man that drags controversy with him, no matter what he has done. From USWA, SMW, ECW, & all kinds of memorable independent moments across the country, this is the chance for you the wrestling fan to ask New Jack anything you want about anything he has done, seen or just plain feels like talking about. Not your classic wrestling talk, but a behind-the-scenes “tell me the dirt” type of interview with a man that is always brutally honest & holds no shame to it at all. New Jack will share many wrestling stories that are interesting, such as drawing heat in Smoky Mountain, drugs, Racism, War, President Barack Obama, & even plays the customary Kayfabe Commentaries games such as: “The Ho Bag” (on valets/managers), “What’s In The Bag,” & “Name Association.” New Jack will even share his only WWE tryout experience & what went wrong. Much like the subject here, the interview is crazy…and the answers are stunning. Listen to it all with Sean Oliver & his special guest New Jack.

****

Audio/Video: 9.0

Great picture quality, along with clear & crisp commentary during the shoot, with everything understood, which is a huge plus. Dolby Surround in two channels. Very accurate sound & fun to listen to. The question segments from the fans borderline on the verge stupidity at times, but they are a great laugh, and their video & sound quality are very good as well.

****

Special Features: 10.0

Sometimes things just fall into place, and that is the case here. As a DVD Bonus, New Jack & his former tag team partner, Mustafa Saed, were in town apparently at the same time Jim Cornette was filming his “Guest Booker” series with Kayfabe Commentaries, and decided to knock on the door & interrupt the interview. What ended up was a lot of discussion about their times in Smoky Mountain, and them sharing all the emotion & heat that made them at times often resent each other. Well the hatchet was totally buried this time, as they agreed that everything happened for a reason…and that was to draw heat, sell tickets, & make money. Jim tells us about his ideas & how The Gangstas followed through with them. In the end of their fifteen-minute meeting, the viewer sees a very polite & respectful New Jack talk highly of his former wrestling promoter, and also sees Jim apologize for any heat that he built up with the crazed Gangstas. Many fans never thought we’d ever see this happen, let alone caught on film, which shows the true emotions of this special meeting to the viewers of this DVD.

****

Overall Recommendation:

Yet another great listen & brutally honest interview by Kayfabe Commentaries. New Jack is a unique guest, and will still to this day tell you so much more that you still haven’t heard from his crazy life that never makes for a dull moment of video. Don’t pass this one up. “YouShoot” from Kayfabe Commentaries with special guest New Jack is a great job. Sean Oliver & his group continue to produce exactly what the fan wants to see, and in this case, it is the fans asking any question to New Jack about anything at all…and getting every single question answered, which makes this interview very satisfying.

Overall Rating: 9.2

****

This DVD was reviewed By “Wild” Bill Brown. Visit the official website, Facebook, & MySpace pages of The Mayhem’s official DVD reviewer at www.BBrownVideo.com, www.Facebook.com/BBrownVideo, & www.MySpace.com/BBrownVideo.