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Friday, October 17, 2008

Alan Wojcik Reviews Guest Booker: Jerry Jarrett

Jerry Jarrett is one of the smartest people ever to work in wrestling. His family was part of the Memphis promotions for decades, he was in line to take over the WWF in the event Vince McMahon went to jail during the 1990's steroid trial, he worked for WCW in its dying days and with his son Jeff, he co-founded TNA Wrestling. So he is the obvious choice for the newest KayfabeCommentaries.com Guest Booker DVD.

So what topic did Sean Oliver and his crew come up with for Mr. Jarrett, how about re-booking WCW in the year 2000? The KC crew have talked World Championship Wrestling in the past, most notably an excellent sit down DVD with former WCW star and booker Kevin Sullivan. In 2000 Sullivan, Eric Bischoff, Vince Russo & Ed Ferrera were all bookers plus a commitee was somewhere in the mix. The payroll was out of control, the ratings were lower than those of anything wrestling had seen. Mr. Jarrett is asked by the KC.com to book WCW from April 2000 to December 2000, giving him total control of the roster, payroll and championships which at that time were more props than having actual meaning (paging Arquette, David Arquette.) Before talking about WCW, Oliver probes Mr. Jarrett on what made him successful as a promoter and what was his place in wrestling scene of 2000. Once he gets rolling on the WCW project, Mr. Jarrett is articulate as ever in his message for turning WCW around and some of his choices on who to keep on the roster are surprising as were his booking choices to chase the championships. In between he offers some insight on wrestling legend Hulk Hogan and his current relationship with his son Jeff who recently came back to the ring.

I proudly recommend this DVD for your collection. You can by it on www.kayfabecommentaries.com for $20.00. Also on the site you cam pre-order the Great Debate: Race/Sammartino and the much publicized Iron Sheik Roast.