As soon as the WWE announced the "Greatest Rivalries: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart" project, I was eager to get my hands on it. It promised to be the perfect mixture of fact and fiction that makes for some of the best professional wrestling.
And sure enough it was. My colleague Keith Harris was first to review the bad boy and confirmed what I had hoped: the DVD was exactly what fans were hoping for.
The emotion both men -- especially Hart -- displayed as they went through their rivalry -- both on-screen and off -- bit by bit was absolutely engaging. Combined with the matches also available on the set, it made for a no-brainer of a purchase for any wrestling fan.
Now word is out via Good Ol' JR that a second installment is in the world. Jim Ross dropped the news in his latest blog that fans should expect the set by year's end:
"Will WWE do more Rivalry DVDs?" Absolutely. Another major production is scheduled for 2012 but I am not sure as to the rivalry that will be featured but the rumors that I hear are fascinating. Obviously, I hope to be involved as I was with the Bret/Shawn DVD which is a must see.
Let the speculation begin.
Me? It may be a longshot but I am hoping like hell we get Arn Anderson vs. Syco Sid. Hey, a man can dream, can't he?