WWE Best of 24 – 2020
This best of 24 DVD set collects up a few capsule documentaries from the WWE Network’s show 24 – the last couple of years the network has been anthologised with a compilation set cherry-picking some of the best content.
For wrestling fans these are great behind-the-scenes stories – with the WWE Network really getting into backstory and personal lives, the curtain is fully lifted, no kayfabe nonsense. So the monsters are friendly and chatty, the gold-diggers are normal people playing characters, the egos are back in check basically. We know this of course but it’s always refreshing to see the real person behind the cartoon character, if a little baffling by how seriously they take it.
This collection has some good stuff – for a start there’s the doco on The Edge. It started life as a look at how he was reinventing himself in retirement. But then he decided to return to the ring so the film crew caught something else entirely. Very cool.
R Truth has become one of the comedy stalwarts for the WWE – so the doco featurette about him (Ron “The Truth” Killings) isn’t really with any angle at all, just his relative longevity; his journey. It’s got a good soul to it – as Ron does too no doubt.
And then get Drew McIntyre’s story – as well as the story of Wrestlemania for 2020, pandemic year, so it’s subtitled: The Show Must Go On. Some good moods assembled here, some interesting footage – a brand adapting. It was weird when the WWE started staging matches with no audience. Maybe it’s still weird – but it’s funny how quickly you settle back into something; you adapt. Just as we all did to lockdown, and for those of us on the side of the world that listened and are now out we’re back to being selfish rude fuckers once again and all the lessons allegedly learned are in some back or bottom cupboard already.
Oh, that was a bit of a weird divergence.
What I meant to say was I really enjoyed this DVD.