WWE never has an off-season. Airing on television at least three times a week, every week, wrestling fans can watch new WWE content almost all the time. Even with all of the content, there is still a lot of backstage drama that fans almost never see.
Through the release of documentaries from the WWE or other sources, fans can get the backstage scoop and stories about their favorite WWE moments.
WWE documentaries can also cover a look at the best in-ring moments and recap them with different stories, interviews and extra footage.
If you are a WWE fan, these WWE documentaries are must see because they take behind the scenes and off some of the best content that the WWE has ever seen.
The Best of WWE Raw: 15 Year Anniversary DVD – In 1993, WWE Raw became the flagship program and quickly elevated wrestling and the WWE into the mainstream. Instead of focusing solely on children during Saturday mornings, the prime-time version of WWE Raw catered to all ages and got more controversial.
This three-disc DVD set covers five year batches of historical moments and features classic matches, attacks and moments. Interviews with wrestlers like Shawn Michales, Triple H and Vince McMahon add more insight into the WWE.
While the WWE Raw Seasons are becoming available on DVD, these moments will never be topped and have become a part of wrestling history. If you really want to enjoy the set, watch the DVD from current to the past, because some of the more recent moments pale in comparison to historical looks in the past.
Hitman: Wrestling with Shadows – Even though this is not an official WWE release, Hitman focuses on the last months of Bret’s career in the WWE. It features backstage content from WWE events and even uses official WWE event footage including the infamous Survivor Series 1997.
Fans can truly get inside Hart’s head as he contemplates moving to WCW, struggles with the “Attitude” style that the WWE goes into and discusses how his career evolved.
The documentary is one of the best looks at behind the scenes of wrestling and while a lot has changed, it can still be applied to today’s wrestling.
The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior – Along with Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage, the Ultimate Warrior was one of the greatest WWE Champions in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This documentary is far from a celebration of his career though as WWE wrestlers mock him, tell backstage stories, and basically state how he fell from the top of the WWE.
Even if you were an Ultimate Warrior fan, there is a lot of good content on the DVD as it focuses on his rise to fame and huge win over Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania VI.
The DVD is also packed with bonus matches including a steel cage match against Rick Rude at Summerslam.
The Rise and Fall of WCW – After the success of the Rise and Fall of ECW documentary, WWE went deep into the WCW archives to provide another in-depth documentary. During the 1990s, WCW rose to become the top rated brand and led with superstars like Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage, and Bill Goldberg.
Longtime WWE fans will enjoy watching WCW crumble while former WCW fans wlll enjoy the nostalgic look back into the formation of WCW and superstars like Sting and Booker T. With interviews from classic WCW wrestlers, this in-depth look also features a collection of classic matches and moments in WCW.
Beyond the Mat– As the inspiration for The Wrestler, Beyond the Mat provides a hopeful and depressive look into pro wrestling. Following current stars, past stars, and potential stars, this unofficial documentary shows the rough side of wrestling.
Mick Foley is pounded with steel chairs, Jake “The Snake” Roberts tries to regain his career and new wrestlers try to break through in this must-see for wrestling fans. Nothing is sugar-coated and the filmmakers create an unforgettable look into pro wrestling.