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Just who is Vincent Kennedy McMahon? To some he is the sports entertainment innovator and visionary corporate leader of a multimillion dollar company. To others he is evil personified- the manipulative sadistic boss of a corral of WWE Superstars who takes great personal pleasure in making others suffer. Mr. McMahon has achieved stunning successes and experienced humiliating defeats and yet keeps coming back for more. What other boss requires his employees to literally kiss his bare ass on national television? This 2 disc production takes a look back at what caused Vince McMahon to come out of the announcer booth and right into some of the most controversial moments ever seen on television. For the first time ever the onscreen and offscreen intrigues of the worlds most notorious boss are broken down by the people who know the man best. Exclusive interviews with Shane, Stephanie and Linda McMahon, Triple H, Hulk Hogan, Kurt Angle, Eric Bischoff, Paul Heyman, and more. Mr. McMahon himself reveals when the seed was planted to screw Bret Hart in Montreal, what it was like to win the WWE Championship, the true story behind the battle against WCW, the XFL, his daughter Stephanie marrying and more. Plus youll see the Austin/ McMahon rivalry, the infamous Kiss My Ass Club, and his classic matches versus Stone Cold, Shane McMahon, Triple H, Hulk Hogan, the Undertaker, and Shawn Michaels. Who is the real Vince McMahon? You decide!
- Bonus stories
- Deleted scenes
- 9 matches featuring "Mr. McMahon" from 1998 to 2003
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There is a certain amount of sugar coating here. His daughter Stephanie has a large part in the documentary and swears that her father is actually a great guy. Oh come on, what daughter wouldn't say that? Also, Vince pretends that he didn't lose that much money on the XFL. Yeah right.
I enjoyed the matches, especially the early ones where he got beat to a pulp. I don't like the later matches with Hogan and Flair, where he practically goes toe to toe with the legends of wrestling. I mean c'mon, if Vince can beat up Flair or Hogan, we might as well bring back David Arquette.
So who is the real McMahon? I would say he is a conservative hardnosed buisness man, with a giant ego. If you want to carry on a grudge with McMahon, he will try his hardest to bury you (like with the warrior). However, if you are willing to be nice and apologize, McMahon seems like he can be very forgiving (Like with SuperStar Billy Graham). If you have any doubt that McMahon is a nice guy with a big heart, I suggest that you watch the Billy Graham "20 years too soon" DVD.
about how great the WWF-WWE has been or
how Vince is 'The Great Man', turns out
to be a very straight forward assessment
(and brutally fair, too) of the whole
story. Wether you prefer Vince or Mr McMahon,
you get the straight dope in here and I was
The DVD mainly focuses on Vince McMahon's role during the creation of the WWF, and during the Attitude Era (late '90s). Some obvious topics like WCW, the Montreal Screwjob, and the Stone Cold Steve Austin feud are given plenty of coverage. Enough interviews from many people bring a good mix of nostaliga for us hardcore fans. However, newer viewers should be able to jump right in. Many WWE documentaries discuss topics that only longtime fans will understand, but the "MCMAHON" program is incredibly easy to follow. For example, when discussing the creation of the WWF, a map shows who owned which territory, and how Vince McMahon made the global entertainment possible.
Some unexpected topics like the XFL, Triple H's marriage into the family, and Vince's in-ring prowess (or lack thereof) are addressed. The amount of detail given to each chapter is impressive, but even better news is that none of the "MCMAHON" feature is done in "kayfabe" (character-speak).
Another pleasant surprise is that the "MCMAHON" documentary shows a very human side to the family. Seeing Vince's warmth when talking about being a grandfather, or admitting that certain storylines went wrong, or listening to his fierce determination to the business, or why he misses the Monday Night Wars --- it's rare to see Vince speak plainly and humble (he occasionally seems caught off-guard). Before I watched this DVD, I wouldn't have thought maybe Bret Hart deserved a little bit of a screwjob, or that maybe the WWE Chairman needs to be on TV from time to time. You won't see a more normal Vince McMahon anywhere, except maybe on the "SUPERSTAR BILLY GRAHAM" DVD.
I have very few criticisms for the documentary on Disc One. I wish the we got a little more info on Vince's commentary days, or more from his childhood and role models. Also, there's no mention whatsoever of Owen Hart's death. Maybe that subject would bother some people, but I agree fellow Amazon reviewers that the tragedy should've been discussed at least briefly. My last gripe is that there is a segment highlighting the McMahon Family's dysfunction on TV, and it goes on for a very long time. It's great that Linda, Shane, and Stephanie all speak plainly about their storylines. However, we see clip after clip after clip after clip...I think the chapter clocked in at 15-20 minutes. Keep in mind that these are very small complaints, and that no WWE documentary is perfect.
The main theme on most WWE documentaries is the duality of their talent. Jake Roberts was a gifted psychologist with insufferable demons. Bret Hart was the best wrestler ever whose potential was cut short by 3 years of horrific tragedy. The Ultimate Warrior was a charismatic physical specimen who couldn't get a grasp on his purpose or personality. Billy Graham was way ahead of his time and went through many years of addiction, but is now a man who loves God and is grateful for his contributions.
Vince McMahon is an ambitious entrepeneur whose ego is what drives him to unparalleled success and to equally shocking failures. Could I be drinking the Kool-Aid of "Mr. Mac-Man"? Yeah, I might be...but doesn't that speak volumes about how persuasive he can be? Watch the "MCMAHON" DVD and its Extra Features...its as entertaining as it is encyclopedic.
Disc One includes some deleted scenes that all would've been worth being on the main documentary. My personal favorite is William Regal thanking Vince for helping him overcome his drug problems. Disc Two includes 8 matches. I only liked a few of them, but I don't think anybody will be surprised by that. I wish they included his VENGEANCE 2003 match against Zach Gowen because it's (arguably) the best example of McMahon's ring ability, but otherwise it's the best selection you could ask for.
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and it has great matches as well it great.