The Best Of Backyard Wrestling 2
In the UK, the only current wrestling federation that gets TV exposure is the all-conquering WWE. Since it picked clean the carcasses of WCW and ECW a few years ago, the WWE has survived in a sports entertainment vacuum, content to push a procession of lacklustre matches onto our screens. Disillusioned with what's on offer I've voted with my remote, but bar downloading NWA-TNA matches off the internet, what else is out there for the frustrated wrestling fan?
With an spectacular disregard for screening complete matches, The Best Of Backyard Wrestling 2 is a seemingly endless parade of vicious spots involving barbed wire, chairs, portable toilets and rings sometimes made up of nothing more than a couple of pieces of plywood on a mattress. The protagonists are equally as unlikely - sporting aliases like Masked Mike Jackson and Lawn Boy - and the camerawork makes The Blair Witch Project look like The Matrix. If this sounds like a disaster; well that's because it is. But like any good disaster it's very difficult to pull your eyes away, and particularly on segments like Chaos and Karnage's Hardcore Hell - complete with fluorescent tubes, thumb tacks and a lot of gore - it is actually quite a spectacle.