Following 2009’s six episodes of The Legends of Wrestling, I think the world needs another six volumes of this series. The Legends of Wrestling is a fantastic roundtable show from WWE Classics on Demand, originally 3 of these sets (Piper/Funk, Andre/Sheik & Hogan/Backlund) were released as Best Buy Exclusives, with the other 3 (Heatseekers, JYD/Lawler & Slaughter/Flair) packaged together and released nationally. Later the all six volumes were released individually nationally.
I must say that I really enjoyed these sets – especially their eclectic collection of matches, which is why I have chosen SIX new volumes (with matches) for this weeks ‘Fantasy Concept’.
WWE Legends of Wrestling: Renegades & Outlaws
WWE Championship Match
Bruno Sammartino vs. Stan Hansen
Madison Square Garden • April 26, 1976
Roddy Piper & David Schultz vs. Andre the Giant & Jimmy Snuka
Madison Square Garden • March 25, 1984
Abdullah the Butcher vs. Bruiser Brody
WCCW Star Wars • December 25, 1986
AWA Championship Match
Stan Hansen vs. Leon White
AWA Rage in a Cage • April 28, 1986
Rowdy Roddy Piper vs. Ric Flair
WCW Bash at the Beach • July 13, 1997
Brian Pillman vs. Goldust
Ground Zero • September 7, 1997
WWE Championship First Blood Match
The Undertaker vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
Fully Loaded • July 25, 1999
WWE Championship Match
John Cena vs. CM Punk
Money in the Bank • July 17, 2011
WWE Legends of Wrestling: Bad Asses in Wrestling
AWA World Championship Match
Mad Dog Vachon vs. Danny Plechas
AWA All-Star Wrestling • June 1, 1966
“High Chief” Peter Maivia vs. Nikolai Volkoff
Madison Square Garden • August 1, 1977
WWE Championship and NWA Championship Unification Match
Bob Backlund vs. Harley Race
Madison Square Garden • September 22, 1980
NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match
Harley Race vs. Ric Flair
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling • August 31, 1983
Bruiser Brody vs. Texas Red (with Percy Pringle)
WCCW • 1987
Andre the Giant & Jimmy Snuka vs. The Wild Samoans
Madison Square Garden • February 18, 1983
The Undertaker vs. Triple H
WrestleMania X-Seven • April 1, 2001
Hell in a Cell Match
The Undertaker vs Edge
SummerSlam • August 17, 2008
WWE Legends of Wrestling: Worst Characters
Koko B. Ware & The Gobbledy Gooker promo
Superstars • December 8, 1990
Battle Kat vs. The Barbarian
Prime Time Wrestling • December 10, 1990
Chamber of Horrors Match
WCW Halloween Havoc • October 27, 1991
Arachnaman vs. Lou Fabiano
WCW Worldwide • November 2, 1991
Bastion Booger vs. Owen Hart
All American Wrestling • June 20, 1993
The arrival of The Shockmaster
WCW Clash of the Champions • August 18, 1993
WCW Fall Brawl • September 19, 1993
Abe Knuckleball Schwartz vs. George Anderson
Wrestling Challenge • September 25, 1994
Phantasio vs. Tony Devito
Wrestling Challenge • July 16, 1995
Dr. Isaac Yankem DDS vs. Bret “Hit Man” Hart
SummerSlam – August 27, 1995
Gimmick Battle Royal
WrestleMania X-Seven • April 1, 2001
WWE Legends of Wrestling: The Lost Art of the Manager
Capt. Lou Albano & Afa vs. Andre the Giant & Pedro Morales
Philadelphia, PA • August 23, 1980
The Junkyard Dog & Ricky Steamboat vs. Don Muraco & Mr. Fuji
Landover, MD • August 17, 1985
Bobby Heenan vs. Salvatore Bellomo
Madison Square Garden • November 26, 1984
Big, Super & Piper Machine vs. King Kong Bundy, Big John Studd & Bobby Heenan
Boston, MA • October 4, 1986
Mr Fuji vs. Hillbilly Jim
Madison Square Garden • December 26, 1986
War Games Match
The Super Powers vs. The Four Horsemen
NWA Great American Bash • July 4, 1987
The Midnight Express vs. The New Midnight Express
NWA Starrcade • December 26, 1988
Arm Wrestling Match
Paul E. Dangerously vs. Missy Hyatt
WCW Clash of the Champions XIV • January 30, 1991
WWE Legends of Wrestling: The Canada Effect
Jacques & Raymond Rougeau vs. The Moondogs
Sydney, Australia • April 6, 1986
Bret Hart vs. Raymond Rougeau
Madison Square Garden • October 19, 1986
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
The Hart Foundation vs. The Killer Bees
Madison Square Garden • February 23, 1987
Bret “Hitman” Hart vs. Doink The Clown
SummerSlam • August 30, 1993
The Hart Foundation vs. Steve Austin, Ken Shamrock, The Road Warriors & Goldust
Canadian Stampede • July 6, 1997
The Brood vs. The Hardy Boyz & Michael Hayes
Heat • June 13, 1999
WWE Intercontinental Championship Steel Cage Match
Edge vs. Christian
Rebellion • November 3, 2001
WWE Championship TLC Match
Edge vs. John Cena
Unforgiven • September 17, 2006
WWE Legends of Wrestling: The Soul of Wrestling
Bobo Brazil vs. Freddie Blassie
Philadelphia, PA • October 10, 1964
Bobo Brazil vs Crusher Blackwell
Madison Square Garden • March 1, 1976
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Ken Patera vs. Tony Atlas
Showdown at Shea • August 8, 1980
20-Man Battle Royal
Philadelphia, PA • June 26, 1982
WWE Championship Match
The Wild Samoans vs. Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson
Championship Wrestling • November 15, 1983
The Junkyard Dog vs. Adrian Adonis
Saturday Night’s Main Event • February 15, 1986
Hulk Hogan & The Junkyard Dog vs. Dory Jr. & Terry Funk
Saturday Night’s Main Event • May 3, 1986
WCW Championship Match
Ron Simmons vs. Steve Williams
WCW Starrcade • December 28, 1992
It’s great to hear your feedback, so please sound off in the comments below!
Do these proposed WWE DVDs interest you?
I hope to bring you more fantasy concept DVD sets in the coming weeks and months – so stay tuned to the site.
You can follow me on Twitter: @_MarkD_. I’m also looking for suggestions for future concepts.
I’d buy them all! I’d add HHH to Renegades & Outlaws, and Badasses… and Arachnaman to Worst Characters! Sweet concepts!
you forgot one. WWE did a legends of wrestling on about the 70s.I like to see what you could come up with that.
These look great especially the worst characters DVD. I’d buy it.
I wish they would a dvd set on the triple threat match
would be an awesome collection.
i would like a DVD that evolve John Cena 🙂
Nice one Mark… Check mate! lol
Ignore me, then! My apologies, I was thinking the whole thing was a fantasy series of covers/programmes. * slinks away to be one with his embarrassment, lol *
@RabidHeat The titles of the sets are the exact ones used on the shows. WWE has shown this episode on Classics on Demand. Apparantly that episode won some kind of award and was shown during WWEs “Black History” month on Classics on Demand. Also each performer which made the cover was discussed on the sets and all of the matches are 100% relevant to the subject/topic and I have also tried not to include any parts of matches shown in the episode.
I was absolutely blown away by the designs, the ideas for titles and even the match selections. Unfortunately, I felt a bit let down by the title of the final design. The ‘Soul’ of Wrestling? I dunno, something just didn’t sit well with me here; it seemed a bit stereotypical. I know that soul music has black roots etc.; but still, I can’t ever see a title like this getting OK’ed before being released. At the end of the day, not every black person wants to be linked with the idea of soul or defined by the word, and it could potentially be offensive. I’m not trying to be difficult, I dunno, but it just didn’t sit well with me. I just think WWE would go with a different name to be absolutely sure any potential stereotype was avoided. I do know people who are of black origin who get kind of annoyed when people presume they must have an affinity with soul, etc.
The covers though, and particularly the match selections, were inspired. I love how you even pick classic matches from obscure PPVs like the UK’s Rebellion 2001, etc.
These reminded me so much of the Rountable Discussion Series, they were great. I sat in my basement last nite looking over the 6 past releases and their matches. EVERY match picked for those sets were gems and gold mines. WWE did an incredible job there and I hope they release more in the future
Pretty cool stuff!!! Awesome covers!
hey hey! if you want to see other Legends of Wrestling covers, check them out at http://www.wrestlingcoverforum.com. Me and another forum member made covers for all the episodes so far 🙂
there better be some chris benoit matches added on the Canada Affect dvd 😉
These would be awesome to be released. Great concepts as always!!!
Awesome covers. These should be released. Match listings are perfect for all the DVD’s.
I’d buy ALL of those. Nice work.
I WOULD GET PUNK PIPER ONE AND CANADA ONE dude these fuking rule
I would buy these instantaneously!
I loved the original DVDs, the Piper/Funk one is a MUST HAVE for anyone who doesn’t know. The roundtable is crazy but the matches are just great from top to bottom.
All of the footage on these sets does exsist in WWE’s video library (some of these matches have been shown on Classics on Demand or early Coliseum Videos).
Don’t know if anyone knows but on the Bad Asses set – Brody vs Texas Red, is actually Brody vs Undertaker w/ Paul Bearer!
Great stuff, Mark! One thing: Does footage exist of those 60s matches you mentioned?
Just AMAZING covers and creativity keep it going!
Legends of Wrestling is THE ABSOLUTE only DVD set I want released on my “wish list”. I want every damn episode. I posted a message on Jim Ross’ blog one time but of course, never replied.
I want to see these DVD’s more than any other set.
WOW. I am absolutly floored by this. Just goes to show you how inadequate WWE is now compared to even 10 years ago. Amazing work Mark. Excellent job. Great content, great art and a great addition to the fantasy DVD series.