Detailed DVD Review: “YouShoot With Jim Cornette”

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Monday Night Mayhem DVD Review: “YouShoot: Jim Cornette”


Written By “Wild” Bill Brown

Content: 9.5

As it was said, this is the show that broke all the rules, and this is the guest that will do the same. Never will any discussion with Jim Cornette get old. Jim has done hundreds of interviews over the years, but once again his latest & perhaps greatest was conducted by the crew over at Kayfabe Commentaries. This two-disc set & almost four hours of talk will literally fly by, once again leaving you with a fulfillment for so much more. As always, Jim is a straight shooter & pulls no punches, and if he hates anyone in this business, he will tell you! As a matter of fact, Sean Oliver & the crew put together a special chapter titled “The Sh!t List,” where Jim is given dozens of names and has to rank them on that list himself. Between this & “Stump Cornette,” as well as the downloaded fan questions that Kayfabe Commentaries got in (which this time out were much better than previous fans that would goof & gimmick up to be on TV), this edition of “YouShoot” is definitely the best yet.

Audio/Video: 9.1

Nice tight setup with a few cameras, you can’t ask for a better way to conduct an interview. Audio is perfectly clear throughout. Questions by fans inserted are understandable, with the feel & atmosphere captured throughout the video shoot being perfectly produced to the viewer.

What’s On The DVD’s?

Sean Oliver as always begins with the roots of his guest, and lets Cornette give you his stories as to how he saw wrestling & broke himself in. Growing up in the 70’s, Jim always loved professional wrestling at The Louisville Gardens, and will tell you what he though of New York & the most famous wrestling arena in the world, Madison Square Garden , as he was preparing to watch his first live show there on television. Jim will also tell you about the Jarrett’s, plus how he finally broke into the business himself with his journeys through World Class, Mid-South, WCW, & the WWE. Between being a manager, a booker, an owner of Smokey Mountain Wrestling, as well as producer of Ohio Valley Wrestling, Jim will tell you all the stories & dealings with the professional wrestling business, as well as the individuals within. You obviously will get plenty of stories about The Midnight Express incarnations, “Cowboy” Bill Watts, Fritz Von Erich, Jim Herd, Paul Heyman, John Laurinaitis, Vince McMahon, along with all of the people & troubles he has dealt with in the wrestling industry. Want to hear his version of Shawn Michaels & the infamous ” Montreal Screwjob” from 1997? Jim will tell you! In addition, after working a few years in TNA with Vince Russo, now Jim can tell you how he truly feels about that relationship. There is so much more to cover & so many hours that were spent with Jim, that by the end of the interview all we can ask is when will Volume II be released?

The Verdict:

Anything that can make you want more after plenty that was given is a must have in your collection. When Jim gets to open his mouth on the true workings it becomes very educational & highly recommended to anyone who follows this sport. These are true feelings from real dealings during Jim’s many years in the professional wrestling business.

Overall Recommendation:

Buy this DVD. Over 220 minutes of solidly packed wrestling discussion by the best mouth in the business. There is no better way to have a “You Shoot” episode without letting James E. Cornette take center stage.

Overall Rating: 9.3

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

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