Monday Night Mayhem DVD Review: “YouShoot: Maria Kanellis”

Produced By Kayfabe Commentaries

Written By “Wild” Bill Brown


Content: 8.5

“Wrestling Therapy” is what it was called, Kayfabe Commentaries once again comes through with a major mainstream female diva that has been through the wrestling world, Playboy Magazine, & Hollywood in a relatively short period of time. From the 2004 WWE Diva Search, to Finlay’s training, to Johnny Ace giving the news on her termination from World Wrestling Entertainment, & all other avenues her career path has taken her, this is a totally candid & unscripted “tell as much as possible” shoot interview, where both praises & hatred are fully expressed. Maria Kanellis, being a former WWE Diva, offers a whole new aspect to this latest interview series here, with plenty of Diva dirt & backstage politics coming from what she saw on her side of the WWE locker room.

Audio/Video : 9.0

Perfectly clear & easily understood. Sean Oliver & Maria bring their candid, Rated R discussion directly to their audience. Tight camera work, plenty of on-screen graphics when needed & great clarity; once again a top-notch production is being showcased to the inside wrestling community.


What’s On The DVD?

For almost two hours, Sean Oliver chips away at one of the bravest women to ever sit down in the Kayfabe Commentaries hot seat. Starting off with the ’04 WWE Diva Search, Maria will share her opinions on the unscripted competition, as well as some heat with a few of the girls (Carmella DeCesare in particular). Once in the WWE with a contract, she will tell you how much hatred she held in towards WWE’s Executive Vice President John Laurinaitis. But through her entire WWE tenure, Maria answers all the questions thrown at her. How did Playboy come her way? What about her most memorable road stories? Who’s full of themselves? Sex & drugs? Gossip & creepy fans? Who hits on the Divas? And in a chapter showcased on her former boyfriend, CM Punk, Maria shares quite an open mind.

After her WWE career, Maria will tell you first hand behind the scenes discussion with her involvement on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump. And what will the future possibly hold for Maria? If you are a fan of hers, here is your chance to hear a side of Maria that you have never ever heard before.


Special Features: 9.5

Sean Oliver pulled out all his special tell-all games in this one, and Maria was shocked to even know that he would dare to try. What makes this DVD so good is that Maria gives her honest answers and lets you know the truth of the matter. So play along with Maria in “The Playboy Game,” and see if you can detect the face of each naked diva, or perhaps guess who is all natural in “Real vs Fake.” What about the old favorite “F*ck, Marry, Kill” game, or would you like to know how “What A Dick” is categorized? Who belongs in “The Ho-Bag” in Maria’s eyes? All this & many more outrageous topics are openly shared to the viewers.


Overall Recommendation:

If you want to find out about all the stuff you never thought you would hear from Maria Kanellis, this is one of your only candid true chances. For almost two hours, she certainly grew a nice set of balls to sit down & answer the topics that were thrown her way. There is not a major Diva that wasn’t brought up for Maria to have something to discuss about. Great questions, fun games, & plenty of interesting conversation, “You Shoot: Maria Kanellis” by Kayfabe Commentaries is a definite thumbs up!


Overall Rating: 9.0


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