Just finished the debut episode of Icons on Yokozuna.
That period where Bret becomes champ, later wins king of the ring and feuds with Lawler, Lex Express, and the Yoko championship run and undertaker feud hits me in a very sentimental way as the beginning of my intense love of wrestling.
I thought the doc was expertly produced and was very high quality. Due to length it took me longer to get though than most wwe network documentaries.
I’m glad they got Vince and Taker as talking heads as both traditionally have been missing from these types of shows.
The highlight for me was Bret. Honest and straightforward as possible. Hulk Hogan looked out of touch and Vince like an idiot in reviewing the events of wrestlemania 9.
Roman was great here too and so modest. They made the link between yoko as the first Samoan world champ to the current universal champ present but not overpowering.
While I love this.type of stuff I wonder how you guys think wwe could better capitalize on work like this. I know this was advertised on the network but how much on raw or smackdown?
With a 3 hour raw they could chop down docs (maybe not one as long as this one) and sprinkle them throughout the show. Raw could definitely use a break from the format.