Blog: The Turnbuckle – WWE’s It’s Good To Be The King – The Jerry Lawler Story Blu-Ray Review.
Julian Connelly looks at latest WWE and Wrestling releases in his regular review column: The Turnbuckle.
Before he became one of the signature voices of WWE, Jerry Lawler was one of sports-entertainment’s greatest and most decorated competitors.
This in-depth documentary looks back at the illustrious career of “The King”, with insights into his most memorable moments and matches – from his early days performing in Memphis, to his legendary feud with comedy icon Andy Kaufman and arrival in WWE!
Just when we thought that the WWE Network was going to see the death of the company’s flagship DVD releases, along comes ‘It’s Good To Be The King’. Disc one features a one hour 25 minute documentary main feature and compiles nearly 6 hours of extras to boot.
Every angle is covered, It’s essential buying for any fan of The King, or professional wrestling in general. If you have watched WWE over the last 22 years then Jerry Lawler has affected your life in a positive and certainly entertaining way.
Whether it be from his initial run as a heel feuding the likes of Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart, the Attitude Era’s resident Hugh Hefner, or the current day happy-go-lucky babyface commentator, everyone has seen Jerry at his brilliant best. But what this release sets out to achieve is to open you eyes to the true essence of the wrestling legend that is The King.
Only diehard wrestling fans of a certain vintage will remember his work down in Memphis Tennessee. Work that made him a household name in the city, and work that would eventually lead to a feud that would reach international recognition. The be-all and end-all is that there is a lot more than initially meets the eye when it comes to The King.
As you’ll see reading this article, this Blu-Ray is a must buy. Period.
On DVD & Blu-Ray from Monday 25th May 2015
Author: Julian Connelly