Cover Artwork for Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden DVD & Blu-Ray

July 2, 2013 by Daniel Bee

Thanks to @InZachWeTrust for contributing to this article.

Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden (MSG) DVD

Now unveiled, the official cover artwork for The Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden!

Click here to pre-order your copy of the DVD now.

Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden (WWE MSG) DVD Cover

Here’s everything we know so far about the Best of MSG release:

– It’s confirmed to be produced as a three disc DVD and two disc Blu-ray set.

– The release date to the United States is August 27th; Amazon has it to pre-order here.

– It will be released September 4th to Australia, September 9th to the UK.

– WWE involving Bruno Sammartino in the project is said to be a focal point. There will be new interview pieces with him included between matches and moments.

– At least 20 matches are planned for the compilation and WWE reportedly went with a “never-before-seen” on DVD approach with several of those chosen.

– As of now only the Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels WrestleMania 10 Ladder Match has been revealed, along with a look at John Cena’s Royal Rumble victory in the Garden.

– The official synopsis for the DVD and Blu-ray is as follows.

For nearly 50 years, Madison Square Garden has been the home of WWE. From sell out crowds cheering on Bruno Sammartino’s incredible championship run to the birth of Hulkamania, the inaugural WrestleMania, a stunner heard round the world and several legendary moments in between, WWE presents the moments that have helped legitimize the moniker World’s Most Famous Arena.

This collection showcases over 20 of the greatest matches and moments at MSG spanning all generations of WWE. Along with interviews from several WWE legends and Superstars, fans will relive several of the key moments in history that shaped the WWE of today.

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  1. Bill says:

    Boy can you imagine if Cena had been front and center instead of Bruno? There would be a full-scale riot on here

  2. Simon says:

    Sammartino looks like a cartoon.

  3. NMTKOM says:

    Is that not the building between Sammartino’s feet?.

    As for Cena on the cover, he’s WWE’s biggest star at the moment (not CM Punk as internet fans like to think), so of course he was going to be on the cover.

    matches I’d like to see included:
    – Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin (Survivor Series 1996)
    – Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show (Survivor Series 2002)
    – Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle (Wrestlemania 20)

    in an idela world , I would like for them to include Benoit’s title win from WM 20 also, but that won’t happen for obvious reasons

    • Anonymous says:

      The only way those matches have any business on this set is if they include the Benoit title victory at WrestleMania 20.

  4. J says:

    Sick COVER the ones bitching about Cena on the cover too bad GET OVER IT

  5. NickP says:

    I love the cover, but it is a disgrace to have Yawn Cena on the cover with real legends. Andre The Giant or Jimmy Snuka would have been a better choice.

  6. Markus says:

    Cena looks not good on it. He doesn’t belong on a MSG Cover.

    Never saw anything from the MSG show. Perhaps I will buy it.

  7. John says:

    The cover is bleah, it could have been better but I am excited for the set though!

  8. Nick says:

    I think I might make my own cover and put the actual building on it. Really poor from WWE. It looks like no work went into it so hopefully the match listings are worth it.

    I just want to see matches that I haven’t seen before or are hard to find. No more stuff from the last 2 decades please.

    • Anonymous says:

      If by the last two decades you mean the 2000s and 2010s, I don’t blame you too much. I’d love it if they made 2003 the cut off mark on compilation releases.

      • Nick says:

        I meant the 90s and 2000s. WWE need to takes risks and release a lot of older footage from the 60s and 70s because it seems that whole generation is being forgotten.

        • Anonymous says:

          The 60s and 70s are certainly being forgotten, but there’s a couple of good reasons for it. First, based on the extremely poor sales of the Superstar Billy Graham set, they determined that pre-1980s footage doesn’t sell. Second, as I understand it, they have very little footage from the 60s and 70s. Most of their 60s footage is from Stampede. Most of their 70s footage is from the WWWF and Stampede, but they also have bit of AWA TV and a very little bit of Florida film reel footage. There’s practically no Mid Atlantic or Georgia footage from pre-1981.

          Not surprisingly, the top-selling footage tends to be from the boom periods of the 1980s and 1990s. Realistically speaking, considering all of the talent that spilled over from the 70s through to the late 80s and even the 90s, I think if they center their releases on 80s and 90s footage, they can continue to satisfy the biggest audience including a lot of people who like the types of footage you mention, as well as those who like more current wrestling from the boom periods up through to even today.

          • LP1 says:

            “…based on the extremely poor sales of the Superstar Billy Graham set, they determined that pre-1980s footage doesn’t sell.”

            Which is why a Bruno DVD is coming out some time later this year. 😉

            • Anonymous says:

              I think that was part of the package to get Bruno to agree to come back. Nevertheless, I’ll believe it when I see it. And, if it does come out, my guess is it won’t sell very well anyway.

    • Lawrence says:

      The first thing I thought of was “couldn’t they have put a photo of MSG in there somewhere?” I’m glad someone else caught that too.
      Not one of the WWE creative department’s better efforts, IMO.

    • Horseman #5 says:

      Cablevision probably would charge them to use a picture of the building. That’s probably why it isn’t on there.

      • LP1 says:

        You probably just hit the problem right on the head. Which is why I really hope the rumored Cablevision buy-out goes through.

  9. Anonymous says:

    What they put on the cover doesn’t really matter to me as long as the footage hits the mark. I like that they’re claiming they’re going to do an unreleased type set. I’m hoping for the following:


    The Mecca For Rookies and Veterans
    Bruno Sammartino highlights
    4/26/76 Ric Flair vs. Frankie Williams
    7/24/78 Dusty Rhodes vs. Billy Graham

    The Backlund Years
    9/22/80 Harley Race vs. Bob Backlund
    6/5/82 Bob Backlund vs. Jimmy Snuka
    10/4/82 Billy Graham vs. Bob Backlund

    The Manias Begin
    6/16/84 Sgt. Slaughter vs. Iron Sheik
    5/18/87 Hulk Hogan vs. Harley Race
    7/25/87 Hart Foundation vs British Bulldogs
    9/21/87 Ted Dibiase’s debut vs. JYD
    11/24/87 Paul Orndorff’s last appearance vs. Rick Rude
    4/25/88 Randy Savage vs. Ted Dibiase

    Tag Team Testing Grounds
    7/25/88 Demolition vs. British Bulldogs
    10/24/88 Rockers vs. Demolition
    9/30/89 Demolition vs. Brain Busters
    9/21/90 Ultimate Warrior/Legion of Doom vs. Demolition


    Into the Nineties
    10/19/90 Mr. Perfect vs. Kerry Von Erich
    4/22/91 Ted Dibiase vs. Roddy Piper
    2/23/92 Battle Royal
    3/23/92 Hulk Hogan/Roddy Piper vs. Ric Flair/Sid
    1/29/93 Ric Flair vs. Mr. Perfect

    A New Attitude
    2/28/00 Rock vs. HHH/Big Show
    8/7/00 Chris Jericho vs. HHH/Kurt Angle
    6/26/01 Dudleys vs. Hardys Tables Match
    1/7/02 Steve Austin/Rock vs. Booker T/Bossman
    1/8/02 Kurt Angle vs. Steve Austin
    8/26/02 Triple H vs. Undertaker
    6/23/03 Shawn Michaels/Kevin Nash vs. Ric Flair/Randy Orton
    10/4/04 HHH vs. Chris Jericho

    Blu-Ray Extras
    10/24/88 Andre vs. Randy Savage
    3/18/89 Hulk Hogan vs. Big Bossman Cage match
    9/11/06 Trish Stratus’ last appearance vs. Mickie James
    4/28/09 Hardy vs. Jericho vs. Kane vs. Mysterio elimination match

  10. Timothy Thorpe says:

    I like how the cover looks. It looks like Hogan and Cena are giving Sammartino respect. Can’t wait to see what the content will be eventually.

  11. VinnieM says:

    why the f*ck does Cena have to be on the cover??

  12. ZJ says:

    Cena? Really? Give me a break…

  13. ry says:

    I wonder if they’ll have footage or talk about the curtain call with hbk,triple h razor and diesel

  14. Aaron says:

    nice cover, would have used the the WWE retro logo though.

  15. Jeremy says:

    Shawn vs Razor? So much for the “never-before-seen” approach.

  16. KarlKayfabian says:

    I like the cover…Cena moves product, especially for his target audience. However, I am more surprised by the inclusion of Blassie over Rogers, Backlund, and Superstar Graham.

  17. Tommy D says:

    I wish that we would get the Royal Rumble match they had at MSG a few weeks before the 1994 Royal Rumble PPV. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if there is footage of it that is not fan-cam.

    • LP1 says:

      It’s possible they have some official footage of it because I remember that same night they cut in to a taped episode of Raw and announced that The Quebecers beat Jannetty & The Kid for the Tag Titles from MSG and they showed official footage of the match later that weekend on Mania. Not sure if they would have the full Rumble match though.

  18. Spritz1999 says:

    Wow, John Cena instaed of Stone Cold, The Rock or Triple H? Seriously???

  19. Scott says:

    No SCSA on the cover I guess hes still in the VKM doghouse

    • Anonymous says:

      Did Austin do anything iconic at MSG? I honestly can’t remember.

      • Anonymous says:

        Plenty. Arguably the start of the Attitude Era began in MSG when Austin stunned McMahon for the first time. His best match in the Garden (January 2002) also has to go down as one of the top 5 matches in the history of the building.

        As far as this cover goes, Blassie simply doesn’t belong. Austin most certainly does. I’d also argue that Bruno shouldn’t be any larger than anybody else. But, the big question I have concerning the cover is why don’t they have an image of the actual building? Are they afraid it’s meaningless to the mainstream audience? What does that say about “the world’s most famous arena?”

        • LP1 says:

          Austin’s greatest match in the Garden was against Bret at Survivor Series ’96, not a match against Angle that ended with outside interference and no winner. Also I have no problem with Bruno being larger than everyone else. Bruno and the Garden were synonymous for over 20 years. Like Jerry Lawler and the Mid South Coliseum or the Von Erichs and the Sportatorium. Blassie, on the other hand, yeah that one is a little odd.

  20. Brian Kraemer says:

    cena on another cover? shocker

  21. BR says:

    I’m excited about this, but damn, how many times does the HBK/Razor ladder match from WMX have to be released?

  22. ck says:

    Awesome cover!

  23. cmvag says:

    Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels WrestleMania 10 Ladder Match: YOU DON’T SAY! Enough with this match for God’s sake! it is a nice match but can’t stand owning it more than 10 times! Pfff WWE showed it’s innovation once again!

    • Tony Kegger says:

      The funny thing is that I have that match on only one DVD and for a long time and it was one of those greatest matches I didn’t have.

      • Vagelis Mangiras says:

        Lucky you! I am sick of owning this match! I am about to remember every move and every minute of this match! 😛

  24. Marc Feldmann says:

    Really like the cover art, hope the “never before seen” covers some promos after the events have ended and some dark matches with big names

  25. Vincenzzzzzo says:

    That’s cool. Very old school looking. I hope this is the first in a series of these type of DVD sets. I can dig a Best of WWE at Boston Garden and others too.

  26. Jordan says:

    I can’t believe this is a real cover. I’m excited for this release, but this is maybe the worst WWE cover I’ve ever seen. Especially for something that I assumed they would have tried to make look nice and classy.

  27. Wonderllama says:

    Bruno, eh? I never thought much of him to be honest. His matches on the History of the WWE Championship were pretty boring. In my eyes, WWF really started with Hulkamania!

    • LP1 says:

      I can imagine 20 years from now people going “Austin was boring. The WWE really started with John Cena.” smh.

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