Online World of Wrestling DVD Review
YouSHOOT with Kevin Sullivan
Available at www.KayfabeCommentaries.com
Reviewed By: Brad Dykens
Kevin Sullivan must be one of Sean Oliver’s favorite people in the entire world. And why wouldn’t he be? He’s a legend. He’s a straight shooter. He’s a nice guy. He has a wealth of knowledge and he’s nice enough to share it with the people. It truly takes a brave man to face the public like this when he has such colorful history of controversy. A lesser man could have come out of this looking foolish, but Sullivan was the perfect subject for this intense, often hilarious, shoot interview.
For those of you who are clearly living under a rock, the YouShoot series takes big name wrestling personalities and fires uncensored questions at them submitted by fans via email and sometimes video messages. It is amazing what kind of questions get thrown in there, but Oliver is a true soldier, risking life and limb to relay even the most controversial questions. Many people have anticipated the Sullivan YouShoot, wondering how he would handle questions about Chris & Nancy Benoit. To his credit, Kevin’s responses were honest, profound, and respectful.
Watch the Taskmaster answer a long series of uncensored questions about the WWE, WCW, TNA, the boys, Eddie Graham, violence in wrestling, T & A in wrestling, the Dungeon of Doom, the crazy Pillman/Bookerman incident, Eddie Gilbert, the Iron Sheik, Chris Benoit (and Nancy, Kevin’s ex-wife), and finally sets the record straight about persistent rumors that he worships the devil in real life. If that wasn’t enough, I know you’ve been dieing to know who Kevin thinks has the best ass in wrestling. This short run-down only scratches the surface on Sullivan’s perspective.
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Reviewed by Alan Wojcik of www.alanwojcik.com
First he rebooked the WWF of 1984. Next he talked about the last months of World Championship Wrestling. Then he played peacemaker at the Iron Sheik Ring Roast event. So what’s Kevin Sullivan doing next? How about taking questions from wrestling fans? Sounds like a good idea and KayfabeCommentaries.com agreed so they sat Sullivan with host Sean Oliver and a laptop for another installment in the YouShoot series.
Haven’t seen any of the previous DVD’s with Missy Hyatt, Jamie Dundee, Sandman or Honky Tonk Man (all for sale on their website listed below) then let me summarize the format. Like I just mentioned Sullivan, Sean Oliver and a laptop are part of the presentation. Added to the mix are questions sent to the website posted below in the form of emails and videos. The subject groupings on this DVD are as follows: Bookerman, The Boys, Violence, The Iron Sheik, This n’ That (sort of a potpourri segment), the Dungeon of Doom, the Devil Went Down to Tampa, Deadly Sins and Nancy/Chris. Mixed in with the questions are YouShoot game show style segments: What’s in the Bag (word association), Respect the Bookerman (ranking the ten best at the job) and Believe/Bullsh*t that are all funny as hell to watch.
Since this is a shoot with surprises in it, I must say I really enjoyed this DVD more than the other YouShoot DVD’s listed above. Sullivan is honest and up front that he treated his career as a job like you or I treat our 9-5 employment. So questions about ranking his work as a booker or performer don’t get the answers you expect. He doesn’t duck a single question even when the section arrives on his ex-wife’s tragic death which he is clearly uncomfortable addressing. The videos come from fellow wrestlers, fans with good questions, fans trying to book Sullivan for their radio show (I interviewed him in 2003 at the last IPW Hardcore event) or fans that have no real reason to even exist (sorry for injecting personal opinion.) Sullivan is a great sport no matter how dumb the questions are and believe me there are some dumb people…I mean dumb questions asked. Like I said this is the best of the YouShoot series so get it now by logging onto www.kayfabecommentaries.com where I saw a preview of a new webisodic programs called Ringside and Timeline: The History of the WWE plus the new Inside the Office with Rene Goulet DVD.