I've been watching some of these episodes on various internet video websites (WWE advertises being able to watch them on their website but they no longer function.) I've watched the full shows of "Bad Asses," "Monday Night Wars," "Factions," and "Worst Characters."
First, Michael PS Hayes is the most annoying person I've ever heard in wrestling. He won't shut up about his opinion is the very best and most accurate, and how he has the best points. He's constantly talking over other people in that tone of voice like "HERE is the best point ANYONE has made all night."
This is matched only by Ric Flair on the Factions episode. I'm a huge Flair fan, both of his performances and his out-of-ring personality (which admittedly is still a "work" when on interview shows and in his book.) But he belongs in the ring where he can shine by himself because he doesn't know how not to. He often brought the conversation back to himself, talked about how he would still be on top if certain circumstances were different, and launching into a variety of Horseman stories. Granted he's a fascinating performing mind, but in this particular roundtable discussion format, he's not the best participant.
These shows were taped a few years back (Eric Bischoff, Mick Foley and Tazz were all panelists at times) but are just excellent for a wrestling (recent) historian like myself. The guys talk candidly and openly about the business and each other, and the Monday Night War episode was particularly interesting as it was basically Lawler, Hayes, Ross and Foley vs. Bischoff the entire time. And Bischoff held his own as he should have.
Does anyone familiar with WWE 24/7 know if these episodes are still being produced? Edit: They are, "Giants" premiered August 19th.
The Giants episode was good but won't spoil it. They are still doing new episodes and aren't going to end it as far as I know. Most times, the end title card states what the next topic will be but there wasn't one this time around.
Chuck Norris drives an ice cream truck covered in human skulls.
I loved these things when I had WWE Ondemand. I was hoping they were doing more episodes. I got the second legend 3 pack a few months ago and its very good. Unfortunately, the first 3 pack is tough if not impossible to find. Hopefully, they will release another round dealing less with the wrestlers and more with the subject matter. I probably would snuck the Monday Night War one with the new WCW dvd as an Easter egg.
3LK vs. Team Canada - Decent match, lame ending. Kash, Team Menage Trois vs. Dutt, Garza, and Siaki - Impressive action, too many people involved, but it all worked. Monty Brown vs. Abyss - Very impressive, hardcore match.