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Monday, June 30, 2008

Alan Wojcik Reviews Glamour, Glitz & Divas DVD

Courtesy of Alan J. Wojcik:

Are you a fan of Shimmer, the WWE Diva’s, the TNA Knockouts or the ChickFight tournaments? Well women’s wrestling fans that loved Lipstick & Dynamite now have a new documentary to add to their collection. Big Vision Entertainment has teamed again with RF video to distribute GLAMOUR, GLITZ & DIVAS, THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN WOMEN’S WRESTLING.

RF Video is predominately a shoot interview company in addition to selling wrestling items. If you had the chance to view the LIFE IN THE FAST LANE DVD will get the format, which is compiling the best of the best shoot interview segments. This DVD is packed with legends of the ring mixing in the current stars. RF uses interviews with the following ladies: Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, Tammy (Sunny) Sytch, "Sensational" Sherri Martel (who the DVD is dedicated to), Luna Vachon, Missy Hyatt, Baby Doll, Joanie "Chyna Doll" Laurer, Talia Madison (TNA’s Velvet Sky of the Beautiful People), Francine, Kimona, Jasmin St. Claire, Jackie Gayda, Ryan Shamrock, Gorgeous George and April Hunter.

The DVD is broken down into the following chapters: I Was Born a Fan, Is that All You Got?, On the Road with April & Talia, Love Stories, Learning With Luna, Catfight!, Misconceptions, Money, Madness and Advice. In addition to the documentary there are the following matches: Sara Del Ray vs. Nikki Roxx, Cheerleader Melissa vs. Mercedes Martinez, April Hunter vs. Talia, Sumie Sakai vs. Daizee Haze, Kylie Pierce vs. Angela (w/ Ms. Martel as referee) and Luna Vachon vs. Alicia which were all entertaining.

Let’s be honest you couldn’t do this or any history of women’s wrestling DVD without Moolah or Mae since they were there when wrestling in the 1940-50's had the ladies as a special attraction bout. I also feel you can’t do anything on modern wrestling (1980's-present) without Sytch who changed the way WWE marketed and even came up with concept of the WWE Diva’s plus Martel, Vachon and Laurer who were there changing the in-ring style. Hyatt is normally regarded as the "first lady of wrestling" but only appears once or twice like St. Claire who used to run the NE based 3PW. George has little need to be on here except for her talking about working for WCW same goes for Shamrock who today’s fan might not even know.

The segment with Hunter and Madison was interesting to see the backstage preparation the ladies undertake each evening before going to do battle. The best segments are the most honest ones like Sytch talking about a relationship with a former WWE World champion while she was still with her late boyfriend Chris Candido, Laurer talking about when she found out HHH was seeing Stephanie McMahon behind her back, plus the entire catfight segment which lets the ladies shoot on a gamut of people.

You can order this DVD through www.bvdvd.com or www.rfvideo.com where you can find other releases I will be reviewing in the coming weeks. http://alanwojcik.com is where you can read past interviews and find links to your favorite wrestlers site.