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WWE NETWORK PULLS SIX DOCUMENTARIES

By Mike Johnson on 2020-08-19 17:00:00

The WWE Network has quietly removed a number of older WWE documentaries from the streaming service, PWInsider.com has confirmed.  The titles that have been removed are:

-2005's Bret Hart - The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be

-2010's Hart and Soul: Hart Family Anthology.

-2010's WWE Top 50 Superstars.

-2011's Greatest Rivalries: Bret vs. Shawn.

-2013's Bret Hart: The Dungeon Collection.

-2019's The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling.

The documentaries that have been pulled all seem to have one common, obvious factor - WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart.

As previously reported on PWInsider.com, while WWE has ownership of the Stampede Wrestling library, Bret Hart owns the rights to his matches from that same library, which he purchased from his parents before their passing.  This issue has led to the WWE Network pulling complete episodes of Stampede Wrestling TV in 2015 shortly after they were uploaded to the WWE Network.    Since that time, WWE has only utilized matches from Stampede that do not feature Bret Hart appearing and the two sides have never come to an agreement on the usage of Hart's matches from that time period.

There is no word what led to the documentaries pulled, but if those documentaries featured Bret Hart content from Stampede (which in the case of some of them, was certainly the case), they may have been yanked from WWE's streaming service for that reason.  If those titles return with some slight re-editing, that would certainly prove the Stampede footage theory.

Thanks to Chris H.

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