Skip to main content

Dec 21, 1998 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Wrestling With Shadows set to air, Rock Bottom PPV review, plus tons more

More than one year after the actual event took place, it appears that the U.S. air date of the "Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows" hopefully, Vince McMahon willing since half his booking ideas seem to come from attempts to gain some sort of personal retribution, will finally put closure to what without question will go down as the most famous ending of a match in North American history.

Bret Hart is among the leading candidates to be the pro wrestler of this decade. He's one of the best in-ring performers of this generation. Vince McMahon, is the most successful wrestling promoter ever, and from a historical standpoint is probably the most important one of all-time, although some would argue the latter point. Yet for all of Hart's great matches and all of McMahon's business accomplishments, the defining moment in both men's professional lives and possibly even what both will over the long haul most be remembered for, at least personally, is chronicled in this movie.

The documentary, which aired last month in Canada, and airs from 9-11 p.m. on the A&E Network on 12/20, has gotten unanimously positive reviews from every media source in North America that has reviewed it, which is amazing given the subject of the movie is pro wrestling. Certainly that is a first for any movie on pro wrestling, or even with a theme revolving around pro wrestling. The version of the movie on television will be the "Child Friendly" videotape version, with some language edits from the original version.

Current subscribers click here to continue reading.