WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross posted an updated blog where he shares his opinions of the new Rise And Fall Of WCW DVD set released and produced by WWE:
Thursday night I decided to watch more of the WWE DVD release of "The Rise and Fall of WCW." I must say that this is a great DVD and not only are the matches selected to best represent the period excellent but Disc 1 with all the interviews and sound bytes included is compelling. Jim Crockett, Jr. was tremendous with his comments and it was good to hear a fresh perspective on this well discussed matter from someone who had such a significant, vested interest in the subject. David Crockett also had some really interesting things to say about this matter as well. Of course WCW was created from Jim Crockett Promotions, a regional wrestling company founded by Jim and David’s father in the 30’s.
I got a few emails from WCW fans who said that they would not watch this DVD because they did not want to see their favorite brand get beat up any more. I can honestly say that I think WCW fans will really like this DVD. It traced the growth of the brand and all the intriguing individuals involved in the WCW infrastructure over the years. I did not think this was a "hatchet job" whatsoever but the topic is certainly a controversial one.
Even though I was in WCW myself from the beginning of the company, I found that I learned some interesting things about the brand especially matters that occurred after I left Atlanta in 1993.
Bill Goldberg was all over this DVD and his insight was informative and entertaining. Goldberg added a great deal to this production and I found his inclusion a great "get." So was Dr. Harvey Schiller who was President of TBS Sports during some of the more interesting WCW days and Schiller offered some interesting points of view.
I can’t see how any one or any number of people could be "blamed" for the fall of WCW and if people are blamed then they should also be given credit for WCW’s successes. Certainly Eric Bischoff often times gets blasted by some critics for his management of the company but Eric made an major impact in the business, lead his brand to 84 weeks straight of ratings wins, and helped many men and women to be paid a great deal of money during their "run" in Atlanta.
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