RELEASED TODAY: WWE ‘Then, Now, Forever: Evolution of Women’s Division’ DVD – Full Review

June 26, 2018 by Mark Armstrong

WWE’s women’s division has had an up-and-down history. At times, it has produced genuine household names, truly great matches, and played a vital role in the prospects of the company as a whole. At other times, it has been characterized by poor wrestling, 30-second bouts, a heavy focus on Bra & Panties matches, and has on occasion been eliminated from WWE altogether (at one point, The Honky Tonk Man was actually censored on television just for saying the word “women”, which was truly bizarre). Over the last few years, though, women’s wrestling has made a real resurgence and, as of summer 2018, it has never been more important for the company and its fan base (many of whom comprise of women, who can view the likes of Charlotte and Bayley as true role models). With Ronda Rousey now on the roster, there is a real chance that a women’s match could even main event WrestleMania, possibly as soon as next year.

Therefore, it was inevitable that WWE would release a DVD celebrating its women past and present. That happened today with “Then, Now, Forever: The Evolution of WWE’s Women’s Division”.

Many of its biggest female performers are represented at some point here, from Fabulous Moolah to Alundra Blayze to Trish Stratus to Sasha Banks to Ronda herself, and many of the key events revolving around the women’s division are featured amongst the selection of matches. Each match is preceded by a short capsule profile on one of the participants involved. Of course, it is the modern era which truly demonstrates the “Evolution” of WWE’s female stars, but it can’t be denied that plenty of important moments occurred in the preceding years.

Such as…

 
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DISC 1

WWF The Brawl To End It All – July 23, 1984
WWF Women’s Championship Match

Fabulous Moolah (C) vs. Wendi Richter

The first match is an appropriate one. The Fabulous Moolah’s name was removed from the women’s WrestleMania Battle Royal earlier this year, but when acknowledging the full story of women’s wrestling in WWE, Moolah’s incredibly long title reign (said to be 28 years in length) could not be ignored. Therefore, seeing Wendi Richter dethrone Moolah on an MTV special was a huge moment at the time, and an underrated step towards making the company the mainstream powerhouse that it would soon become. Why the Leilani Kai vs. Richter match from the first WrestleMania is absent, though, I do not know.

WWE - Wendi Richter 2018 Interview, 'Evolution of WWE Women's Division' DVD
WWE 'Evolution of Women's Division' DVD - Wendi Richter vs. Fabulous Moolah

WWF Survivor Series 1987 – November 26, 1987
Ten-Woman Elimination Match

Fabulous Moolah, Rockin’ Robin, Velvet McIntyre & The Jumping Bomb Angels vs. Sensational Sherri, Dawn Marie, Donna Christanello & The Glamour Girls

In theory, a ten-woman tag match at the first Survivor Series suggests that the female division was still going strong in the company. However, looks are deceiving on this occasion, as women’s wrestling would be slowly phased out of WWE as the 1980s came to a close. As a matter of fact, the Women’s Championship essentially ceased to exist between 1989 and 1993, only returning to life upon the arrival of Alundra Blayze.

WWF RAW – April 3, 1995
WWF Women’s Championship Match

Bull Nakano (C) vs. Alundra Blayze

As noted, Blayze was the star of WWE’s women’s scene during the mid-1990s. Though the company barely mentions her these days, Bull Nakano was a strong opponent for Alundra, and we get to see a pretty entertaining match between the two from the night after WrestleMania XI (the ladies weren’t actually on the Mania card; that’s 1995 for you). Alundra would be fired later in the year and dump her title belt in the trash on WCW Monday Nitro, leading to the temporary abolishment of the women’s division in the company. The next few years in WWE women’s wrestling would be primarily used for the purpose of the ladies being stripped down to their underwear; the current PG direction of the company means that no such matches are included on this release.

WWE - Alundra Blayze 2018 Interview, 'Evolution of WWE Women's Division' DVD
WWE 'Evolution of Women's Division' DVD - Alundra Blayze vs. Bull Nakano

WWF WrestleMania X-Seven – April 1, 2001
WWF Women’s Championship Match

Ivory (C) vs. Chyna

This relatively short battle from WrestleMania X-Seven sees Chyna seize the Women’s Championship, and so this allows the DVD to spotlight The Ninth Wonder Of The World… hold on, the pre-match profile suggests that this is here to promote IVORY? Why WWE would include what is effectively a squash match defeat to summarize the career of a recently-inducted Hall of Famer is baffling (I know it takes place at WrestleMania, but Ivory doesn’t get to shine here whatsoever). Also, that Chyna herself does not get a profile of her own at any point on this DVD is quite sad.

WWE RAW – November 25, 2002
WWE Women’s Championship Match

Victoria (C) vs. Trish Stratus

From November 2001 onwards, Trish Stratus slowly evolved into WWE’s biggest female star, and at least prior to this decade, the company’s best ever female in-ring performer. An important part of this process included an underrated rivalry with Victoria, and we get to see one of their battles here (though I’d have preferred to see the forgotten gem that was their Hardcore bout from Survivor Series 2002).

WWE RAW Roulette – November 24, 2003
Steel Cage Match

Lita vs. Victoria

Over the last three years, WWE has hyped up certain gimmick matches as being the first such battles for the ladies. But it was actually on the second RAW Roulette from 2003 that the first all-female Cage match took place. This is used more to promote the on-screen split between Matt Hardy and Lita (which was nowhere near as famous as their worked-shoot angle two years later based on the actual end of their real-life relationship), but it’s a cool footnote from this era nonetheless.

WWE - Lita 2018 Interview, 'Evolution of WWE Women's Division' DVD
WWE 'Evolution of Women's Division' DVD - Lita vs. Victoria, Steel Cage Match

WWE WrestleMania XX – March 14, 2004
WWE Women’s Championship vs. Hair Match

Victoria (C) vs. Molly Holly

The story goes that Molly actually suggested this stipulation so that she would have a spot on the WrestleMania XX card. In that respect, Molly achieved her goal, and came away with a completely shaved head. Unfortunately, the match is treated as an afterthought, so much so that Kurt Angle makes his entrance for his subsequent WWE Title match against Eddie Guerrero while the head-shaving is still taking place.

WWE RAW – December 6, 2004
WWE Women’s Championship Match

Trish Stratus (C) vs. Lita

By late 2004, Trish vs. Lita was one of RAW’s biggest rivalries on merit, and the most important match that they ever had against one another is this battle. It has been released several times, but having main evented RAW at the time, and with some memorable spots (Lita almost breaks her neck diving onto Trish at ringside), it is definitely worthy of being included again here.

WWE WrestleMania 22 – April 2, 2006
WWE Women’s Championship Match

Trish Stratus (C) vs. Mickie James

Though the women’s division has never enjoyed greater prominence than it does now, arguably no all-women’s storyline was more memorable than the tale of Trish Stratus and Mickie James, where James went from over-excited super-fan to psychotic stalker. It all culminated in this match from WrestleMania 22, where Mickie ends an almost 15-month title reign for Stratus. Trish (and Lita) would end up leaving WWE in the latter half of 2006.

WWE Payback 2013 – June 16, 2013
WWE Divas Championship Match

Kaitlyn (C) vs. AJ Lee

To demonstrate how WWE views the history of its women’s division, the years 2007-2012 are not represented whatsoever here. But at least the modern era kicks off with a bang: AJ Lee vs. Kaitlyn was a highly enjoyable match, telling a logical story and allowing the real life best friends to put on a career performance. AJ’s title win would allow her to largely rule the division for the next two years; for Kaitlyn, this marked the artistic peak of her WWE tenure.

WWE - AJ Lee Interview for 'Then, Now, Forever: Evolution of WWE's Women's Division' DVD
WWE - AJ Lee Blows A Kiss to Kaitlyn

NXT ArRIVAL – February 27, 2014
NXT Women’s Championship Match

Paige (C) vs. Emma

The previous NXT Women’s Championship match between Paige and Emma was the first major sign, following teases in the early days of Full Sail-era NXT, that WWE’s female division could become a vital part of the show based on wrestling action. Their rematch here was another big step forward, opening the eyes of many fans with this marking the first NXT special on the newly-launched WWE Network.

 
DISC 2

NXT TakeOver – May 29, 2014
NXT Women’s Championship Match

Charlotte vs. Natalya

At the time, a big draw for this match was the presence of Bret Hart and Ric Flair at ringside. By the time that the closing bell rang, though, The Hitman and The Nature Boy are completely overshadowed by the fantastic action on display, in what has to be Natalya’s best WWE match ever. This would mark the first of many occasions where Charlotte, The Queen, would capture a championship title.

WWE - Natalya 2018 Interview, 'Evolution of WWE Women's Division' DVD
WWE 'Evolution of Women's Division' DVD - Natalya vs. Charlotte in NXT

WWE SummerSlam 2014 – August 17, 2014
Brie Bella vs. Stephanie McMahon

It can at times lead to extremely frustrating television plugs, but Total Divas has undoubtedly enhanced the profiles of all involved, not least The Bella Twins. Brie and Nikki’s on-screen statuses reached a peak in 2014, in particular with this contest from SummerSlam 2014. It’s not a great match by any means, but it does have a swerve finish, and the action is actually not too bad considering that non-wrestler Stephanie is involved (incidentally, Stephanie actually has several matches to her credit which exceeded expectations; more on one of those bouts shortly).

NXT TakeOver: Respect – October 7, 2015
NXT Women’s Championship Iron Man Match

Bayley (C) vs. Sasha Banks

The original Sasha vs. Bayley bout from Brooklyn – probably the best WWE women’s match ever – is a notable omission here. But at least we get their 30-minute Iron Man clash which is almost as good, and sees The Boss character at her most fiendishly wicked. Sadly, I doubt that the forthcoming Sasha-Bayley showdowns on the main roster will be half as memorable as their NXT classics, and not because of the wrestlers themselves.

WWE - Bayley 2018 Interview, 'Evolution of WWE Women's Division' DVD
WWE 'Evolution of Women's Division' DVD - Bayley vs. Sasha, Iron Woman Match

WWE WrestleMania 32 – April 3, 2016
WWE Women’s Championship Triple Threat Match

Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks

This was a hugely important match for the females in WWE. It marked the first time that the women were given a major spotlight at WrestleMania based on their in-ring ability, and they live up to the hype with a superb three-way bout that stole the show that night in AT&T Stadium. The result was not welcomed on the night, but it shouldn’t negate the tremendous effort that had gone into this must-see match.

WWE Backlash 2016 – September 11, 2016
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship Six-Pack Challenge Match

Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Bella vs. Natalya vs. Naomi vs. Carmella

It’s interesting that when WWE held another Brand Extension, some believed that the company should have restricted its women’s division to RAW, as opposed to having two separate rosters to accommodate each brand. But the SmackDown women’s crew have produced many memorable moments over the last two years, beginning here with this exciting Six-Pack Challenge. Check out the huge pop for Becky Lynch lifting the SD Women’s crown!

WWE Hell In A Cell 2016 – October 30, 2016
WWE RAW Women’s Championship Hell In A Cell Match

Sasha Banks (C) vs. Charlotte

I was surprised that we only get one entry from the long-running and much-hyped Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks rivalry on this DVD. Some would also argue that their Hell in a Cell battle was the weakest match of their series. I still think that it is a strong showing by both, as the ladies main evented a WWE PPV for the very first time. The botches at the finishing sequence unfortunately dragged this down a peg, as did hometown babyface Sasha losing the gold again to Charlotte.

WWE - Sasha Banks 2018 Interview, 'Evolution of WWE Women's Division' DVD
WWE - Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte in a Women's Hell in a Cell Match!

 
DISC 3

WWE SmackDown – June 27, 2017
Money In The Bank Ladder Match

Carmella vs. Natalya vs. Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch vs. Tamina

Note that this is not the original showdown from Money in the Bank 2017 (which was interrupted by James Ellsworth), but the rematch held nine days later on SmackDown (which was interrupted by, erm, James Ellsworth). This time, though, Carmella unhooks the briefcase on her own (after Ellsworth interference was cut off by Becky Lynch), and the match as a whole was an improvement on their previous attempt on PPV.

WWE - Carmella 2018 Interview, 'Evolution of WWE Women's Division' DVD
WWE - Carmella With Her Money in the Bank Briefcase, Top of A Ladder

WWE Mae Young Classic – September 12, 2017
Mae Young Classic Tournament Final Match

Kairi Sane vs. Shayna Baszler

As the main WWE product continued to increase its focus on females, another step forward was the Mae Young Classic, a 32-woman tournament shown on the WWE Network. While it didn’t have quite the impact of the Cruiserweight Classic from 2016, it was very well-received, and here we get to relive the final match between Kairi Sane and Shayna Baszler. Paradoxically, though Sane is victorious, it is Shayna who currently reigns as NXT Women’s Champion.

WWE Royal Rumble 2018 – January 28, 2018
30-Woman Royal Rumble Match

The inaugural women’s Royal Rumble match on PPV was arguably the finest hour in WWE history for the females. A generous cast of names from the past, ranging from Lita to Trish Stratus to Vickie Guerrero, join almost all of the company’s top women (as champions at the time, Alexa Bliss and Charlotte are spectators for this one) to put on an unforgettable Rumble bout, capped off by the official arrival of Ronda Rousey to WWE (remember how Asuka batting away Ronda’s attempted handshake seemed to hint at a future rivalry? That seems to have been forgotten about given how Asuka’s fortunes have plummeted over the last few months).

WWE - Vickie Guerrero Enters The Women's Royal Rumble Match!
WWE - Trish Stratus Meets The Bellas in Women's Royal Rumble Match!

WWE Elimination Chamber 2018 0 February 18, 2018
WWE RAW Women’s Championship Elimination Chamber Match

Alexa Bliss (C) vs. Bayley vs. Sasha Banks vs. Sonya Deville vs. Mandy Rose vs. Mickie James

Given the wealth of first-ever contests for women in the last few years, the first all-female Chamber match was somewhat forgotten after it had taken place. But revisiting it here, it’s a well-worked battle with several mini-plots being told, and as such it is a more-than-worthy inclusion on this DVD.

WWE WrestleMania 34 – April 8, 2018
Mixed Tag Team Match

Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H & Stephanie McMahon

Ronda Rousey’s debut match is a fitting way to close the set. Based on entertainment value, the bout is a huge success, and given how Rousey has maintained her momentum ever since (albeit with only occasional in-ring appearances on television and at live events so far), this will be looked at one day as a pivotal moment in a wrestling career which has the potential to be truly massive.

WWE - Ronda Rousey Signs with WWE As Full Time Wrestler - This Is My Life Now
WWE - Ronda Rousey Breaks Stephanie McMahon's Arm at WrestleMania!

 

The Verdict

Women’s wrestling has had a fascinating journey throughout the years in WWE, but my big issue with this DVD is that the story has incomplete chapters. Indeed, we don’t hear about the infamous 1985 double-cross of Richter by Moolah (who was performing as the masked Spider Lady), the rise of Sunny and Sable (two ladies who genuinely changed the game for women in the company), the general emphasis on sexuality amongst the women in the company throughout the Attitude Era and beyond, the importance of Chyna (who of course competed against the men as well as against the women), and even the late 2000s/early 2010s era which wasn’t without merit, despite what WWE might tell via its revisionist history (Beth Phoenix and Michelle McCool only appear on this DVD in the Royal Rumble match). What’s more, several five-star female matches from NXT (where the WWE women’s revolution truly began) are not here, and Asuka’s dominance on the developmental brand is not really covered at all.

Those gripes aside (as well as the politically-motivated selection of performers for the box art, which for instance sees Chyna absent but Stephanie McMahon present), this is an entertaining round-up of women’s wrestling throughout the years in WWE. I can’t say that this is a great DVD, because of the notable omissions, and because, as mentioned, the story is incomplete whatever way you look at it. A documentary might have been the better option to take in order to truly cover all of the peaks and valleys for the ladies (perhaps such a DVD will be released in 2019 or 2020).

Taken for what it is, though, “Then, Now, Forever: The Evolution of WWE’s Women’s Division” is a fun trip down memory lane, as well as a respectable spotlight on how the women’s division have taken the company as a whole by storm throughout this decade, forcing a movement that has truly changed WWE for the better.

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39 Comments left on this article...

  1. Wesley Stover says:

    Im having the same issue with disc 1

  2. Christian Robinson says:

    Is anyone else have problems with disc 1 skipping like crazy. I couldn’t watch it after the ivory vs Chyna match

  3. EThoms says:

    A few sites advertised this as a documentary. Is there one or just the short interviews between chapters here and there?

  4. whut says:

    Ironically, regarding “household names” and “prospects” the era in which women were sold more on their sex appeal than anything else also produced some of the company’s biggest stars. I mean, how many women were as huge as Sable was in 1998?

    • LP1 says:

      You’re right. She was a major star. One of the top ratings draws and merchandise sellers and she absolutely should be in the Hall Of Fame. However, she was also a big star during one of the worst periods in women’s wrestling history. It wouldn’t fit the narative of this set. WWE has been trying real hard to move away from that era of lingerie matches and 2 minute nothing women’s matches where they were used more to sell their bodies instead of their skills. Let’s be honest. Was Sable really that talented? She was hot as hell, no doubt about it, but so were many of the other girls who weren’t really that talented.

      • Anan says:

        Regarding the HOF idk what Sable’s relationship currently is w/WWE right now. But can’t help but feel like it’s not good bc I’m thinking if it was they’d have contacted her about those 2 WWE24 eps on the women’s revolution, doing something possibly w/the first women’s RR & MITB, the new Women’s Title at WM32 alongside Lita and maybe the MYC too as well as this women’s dvd (whether she accepted being involved w/any of these projects or not is another story)

        If her relationship isn’t good I can see it eventually being better like their relationship w/Warrior & Bruno got allowing them to be HOFers eventually. if she ever gets inducted maybe that can coincide with the usual type dvd set since she wasn’t on this women’s set anywhere.

        I can understand and wholeheartedly agree with WWE’s decision to move away from the old women’s/divas’ era not just bc of how it made people see women in the wrestling business but also on a much more personal level I found it dimeaning and disrespectful to all women in the industry and in the world. Still, I would’ve liked to have seen her on the dvd. They could’ve possibly space provided put one or some of the following on Sable on the set:

        RAW 98 (forgot date): Sable on a mic telling Luna “You get back here you little b***h!”

        WM14: Sable/Mero vs Luna/TAFKA Goldust (Sable looked more than a million bucks here!)

        RAW (May 98): Mero demands Sable come out and apologize. She comes out, kicks him “below” & gives him the SableBomb to which Lawler who in those days typically supported heels as a fan of there’s even laughed at Mero and said “she delivered that SableBomb like a champ!”

        SSlam98: Sable/Edge (her mystery partner for the match) vs Jacqueline/Mero

        • LP1 says:

          How bad could WWE’s relationship with Sable be? She’s married to Brock Lesnar. Plus the whole lawsuit mess from 1999 was squashed and forgotten about when they brought her back in 2003. Maybe she just wants nothing to do with wrestling anymore. I don’t know.

          • Anan says:

            Go read my last comment again. I said IF her relationship is bad I can see it getting better.

            That said maybe her relationship has gotten better. Maybe she just wants to spend time being a mom, having a normal life, have fun w/her kids if she has any.

            I remember reading there was some heat on her or something for how out of control she was, how she was backstage. They thought fame went to her head following Playboy. This was in 98 or 99. Why she left again in 2004 idk but maybe wanting a normal life off the road nonstop was a factor if not the sole reason.

  5. RabidHeat says:

    I do think people need to realise that there are only 3 discs and you can’t please everyone (when I see these epic lists in the comments of matches that “should” have been included).

    • Anan says:

      No you can’t no matter what’s done. But in all fairness they could’ve included some rare matches or matches from rare dvds or from NXT which is only on the Network which not every WWE fan has instead of including matches from recent ppvs like WM, Elimination Chamber. I understand they are historic matches and believe that’s why they’re included.

      My point basically is and I’m gonna use WM34 specifically, WM34 was a great event, one of the great (recent) WMs. People will buy the WM34 bluray or dvd especially since the Takeover event is included and those events always deliver. Therefore instead of Rousey’s debut match being on the set they could’ve put a Gail Kim (one of the few women’s wrestlers in WWE’s still Divas era) match or Bayley vs Banks from NXT Brooklyn.

      • LP1 says:

        Ronda is one of the biggest stars in the company. Replacing her sole TV match(at the time this was made) with a Gail Kim match makes absolutely zero sense.

        • Anan says:

          She’s definitely a HUGE star but that doesn’t mean her (at that time) one and only match belonged on a women’s wrestling dvd where everyone on that set had more than one match. She’s the big star she is bc of MMA and how established and well known she is from that world. She’s new to WWE/the pro wrestling/sports-entertainment world and to WWE/wrestling fans who do not watch MMA such as myself. I’m not knocking her. For someone who’s done MMA which is different from wrestling as long as she has and for someone who’s only had 2 wrestling matches so far she’s transitioned very very well though there’s still room to get even better and in time she will.

          My point about Gail Kim is that she belonged on that set too bc she’s a talented women’s wrestler who like Victoria did in 2002, Mickie James did in 2006, took Trish one of the best women’s wrestlers to her absolute limit in their feud.

  6. Anan says:

    Without a doubt a fantastic set that I will definitely be picking up. However must comment on just some omissions that I wish were included which would’ve made the set even better imo even if they were bonus matches rather than being part of the main feature or in place of some matches that were included:

    Sable – Mixed Tag from WM14. It was a big deal during that time.

    Chyna – vs Jeff Jarrett where she won the IC Title or vs Lita from J.Day2001 or her run in the 1999 RR match bc of how historic it was especially at that time.

    Paige – vs Emma (the included rematch is fine w/o question but also would’ve liked to see the first match, the WC Finals, included too.) Her debut on RAW after WM30 would’ve been great to see on the set too.

    Sasha Banks vs Charlotte from SSlam 2016, better than their HIAC from match quality standards imo. I understand HIAC was the first time the women’s division closed out a main roster ppv and probably that’s why it’s on the set. Valid reasoning.

    Bayley vs Sasha Banks – their Iron Man Match is good/great. But the set should’ve also included their previous match from NXT Brooklyn too. I think this or even the 3 women team match from SSlam2015 should’ve been on here instead of Brie Bella vs Stephanie McMahon.

    Trish matches that should’ve made the cut: vs Molly (KOTR02), Victoria (No Mercy02). Gail Kim (forgot what ppv) along with her original retirement match (Unforgiven 2006) as well as Lita’s (SSeries 2006)

    These omissions aside, no complaints 🙂

    • Foley is good says:

      If it was available as a bluray they could of fit more content but they are limited by space. As for the Emma/Paige and Bayley/Sasha matches on your wish list they are on NXT Greatest Matches Volume One so they probably didn’t want to put even more repeats.

      • Anan says:

        The “limited by space” point is both logical and fair. Nothing WWE can do about space limits. Regarding the Bayley/Sasha Banks match specifically, just wish their match from NXT Brooklyn wasn’t overlooked for the 2nd time as it’s not on here either. Their Iron Man match from NXT Respect was on the NXT Greatest Matches Vol.1 set which is missing their match from Brooklyn.

  7. SCSA says:

    What happened to Sable⁉️

  8. Lachy says:

    i likes the matches between 1995-2006. Best era for women’s wrestling 🙂

    • LP1 says:

      The best era for men’s wrestling was WCW 1999-2001.

      • Anan says:

        Really? I and many others believe the best era of women’s wrestling is right now. The athletes are off the chart, even better than some of the men. They’ve main evented RAW snd ppvs, had match of the night st multiple events, had the 1st ever HIAC and MITB ladder matches. One of them, Asuka was so dominant she had an undefeated streak going as long as it did till Charlotte broke it which is an unfortunate decision that I didn’t agree with bc WM34 should’ve been her Women’s Title win and moment. I am a little bit glad things turned out the way it did seeing as how Carmella cashed in on Charlotte. Only downside? That useless idiot Elsworth is unfortunately back. She can and should win on her own. Never needed him.

        1999-2001 was some of WCW’s worst booking. I think it actually started at Starrcade 97. There was maybe some bad booking in 98. But 99 on was the worst in the Nitro or whatever you wanna call it era. Those who worked in the company during those days, I’d imagine that would include the man more loyal to WCW than perhaps anyone, Sting would say that. I didn’t see WCW during those years. I think Halloween Havoc 98 except for Warrior vs Hogan II and Starrcade 98 were the last time I saw WCW till the final Nitro in 2001 from Panama City, FL. Later on I went back and saw Sting vs DDP from April 99 on Nitro. It was a ppv closing worthy match considering the length and quality of the match.

  9. andemoine winrow says:

    There were many other classic matches of trish stratus from ‘Raw’ that should have been included on this set as well as matches of chyna. Yeah, there definately are omissions in this set.

    • Anan says:

      They may be saving those omissions for a future Chyna or Trish set if they ever get released. Trish is probably more likely of the two.

  10. Justin says:

    Maybe the reasons why Chyna wasn’t included was because

    A. She possibly had a bad relationship with Vince McMahon which led to her possibly be blacklisted.

    B. Her pornography career is something WWE never wants to be associated with.

    I don’t get it either. Could be nothing overall and it could just WWE skipping talent to make room for their current talent on the DVD.

    • LP1 says:

      If she was blacklisted and if they wanted nothing to do with her, they wouldn’t have included the match where she wins the Women’s Title at Mania 17.

  11. Martin Duggan says:

    Marlena/Terri Runnels, Jacqueline, Ivory, Luna Vachon, Jazz

  12. SRB says:

    I was hoping WWE would release a women’s set just like this for quite a while, focusing more on wrestling and less on photo shoots and filler stuff. After seeing/reading the review, I am even more excited for this set. Although I’m yet to see it, it seems to really deliver.

  13. CJ Gavron says:

    This set needs a blu-ray set with blu-ray exclusive character profiles like Beth Phoenix, Chyna, Melina and a few others

  14. Tommy D says:

    We want more HBK matches!

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