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WWE Confidential was a professional wrestling television program produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It aired on Spike TV late Saturday nights, following Velocity, from 2002 to 2004. It was hosted by Gene Okerlund.
Confidential was a unique program for the company, in that it was not a standard "live event" or "recap" show. Rather, it offered an exclusive, "behind the scenes" look into WWE and its talent, both in-ring and otherwise. The show also periodically broke kayfabe and used professional wrestling slang. Confidential was discontinued in 2004 and was replaced with The WWE Experience, a more traditional weekly summary show.
Notable and typical features
- An interview with Shawn Michaels about his life and career. This interview, an early highlight of Confidential, featured Michaels's first public admission that he was in on the Montreal Screwjob, after years of denying any involvement in it.
- An analysis of why Stone Cold Steve Austin abruptly left the company in mid-2002
- A history of the World Heavyweight Championship, featuring interviews with past titleholders (and in the process making the disputed-by-many claim that this title shares its lineage with the WCW version).
- Segments detailing life on the road for WWE stars, including overseas tours.
- A story on how wrestlers feel when people say "Wrestling's fake." This segment was also notable because the wrestlers being interviewed admitted that wrestling is a "worked" form of entertainment rather than a legitimate athletic competition, the first time this was explicitly stated on a show produced by the WWE.
- A brief history of the Monday Night Wars
A DVD compilation of segments from this show, The Best of WWE Confidential, was released in early 2003.
|Former WWE programming|
|Action Zone (1994–1996) • All American Wrestling (1983–1994) • All-Star Wrestling (1972–1986) • Championship Wrestling (1972–1986) • Confidential (2002–2004) • ECW (2006–2010) • Excess (2001–2002) • Friday Night's Main Event (1997) • Heavyweight Wrestling (1950s–1972) • Jakked/Metal (1999–2002) • MSG Classics (2006–2009) • Mania (1993–1996) • Prime Time Wrestling (1985–1993) • Saturday Morning Slam (2012-2013) • Saturday Night's Main Event (1985–2008) • Shotgun Saturday Night (1997–1999) • Heat (1998–2008) • Sunday Night Slam (1994–1995) • Super Astros (1998–1999) • Superstars of Wrestling (1986–2001) • The Main Event (1988–1991) • Tuesday Night Titans (1984–1986) • Velocity (2002–2006) • Wrestling Challenge (1986–1996) • Wrestling Spotlight (1984–1995)|