Final Round of ‘March Mania’ Tournament – Which 2 WWE DVDs Made It?

March 24, 2014 by Mark D

We’re about to enter the final round of our first ever March Mania Tournament!

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Before we get into the results of the semi-final and the voting for the final, let’s take a look at the journey that “RAW 20th Anniversary Collection”, “The Rise & Fall of ECW”, “WrestleMania X-Seven” and” Bret Hart – Best There Is, Best There Was and Best There Ever Will Be” have taken from the opening round all the way up to the semi-finals…

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The “RAW20” box set fought off stiff competition like Ric Flair: Ultimate Collection and The Monday Night War. The Rise & Fall of ECW proved to be more popular than both Ric Flair: Definitive Collection and Stone Cold: The Bottom Line.

WrestleMania 17 took down the likes of Clash of the Champions and Chris Jericho: Breaking the Code. The Bret Hart DVD executed The Rise and Fall of WCW and Shawn vs. Bret!

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The semi-final of the tournament received a record number of votes, so a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to cast their votes! The semi-final was really tough and went back and forth between all of the sets, however you guys and girls determined that RAW 20th Anniversary Collection and WrestleMania X-Seven would NOT make it to our finals. As you can see below, voting was incredibly tight in this round!


Bracket 1 vs. Bracket 3

Bret “Hitman” Hart: The Best There Is, The Best There Was… [52%]
WrestleMania X-Seven [48%]

Bracket 2 vs. Bracket 4

The Rise & Fall of ECW [58%]
Raw: 20th Anniversary Collection [42%]


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We move on to our final and it is the battle of the documentaries: Bret “Hitman” Hart vs. Extreme Championship Wrestling! So for the very last time; which is the greatest WWE DVD…

Voting will close on Sunday, March 30th, 2014 at 11:59pm EST (4:59am BST). If you are having problems accessing the above form, click here to open it in a new window.

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  1. b says:

    What? Bret beat X-7? Now it’s Bret vs ECW? OK, I pass.

  2. R&REXPRESS#1 says:

    Unbelievable what passes for “the greatest ” these days. This has to be an early April fools joke. I refuse to vote for either.

  3. Adamle Original says:

    If Bret Fart wins I riot.

  4. Lawrence says:

    I went with the Bret Hart DVD.
    It was revolutionary in the sense that Hart’s relationship with WWE was still icy at the time but the documentary was very thorough with two discs of bonus matches.

  5. Robbo says:

    The Rise and Fall of ECW was so groundbreaking at the time. The fact that they have violence and even the small things like swearing. I have never seen a DVD so full of emotion and hard hitting stories that are real.

    Doco wise, the rise and fall of ECW is the best one ever. It did go for a long time but it covered if not almost everything from ECW

  6. victory73 says:

    Tough decision. Both docs are very well done. I’m a little more impressed with the ECW one overall, so that gets my vote.

  7. Bill Douglas says:

    I’m shocked ECW crap made it this far, I figured Shawn Michaels My Journey would win. This poll is crap.

    • Daniel Bee says:

      My Journey is good but on Rise and Fall of ECW’s level? Nope. The “poll” is powered by fan voting, the people.

    • Charlie brick says:

      Daniel Bee is right. This is an all fan powered poll (which we can’t say for much concerning WWE these days). And no excuses should be made. Too many people said the initial bracketing was unfair because DVDs were not evenly matched. But regardless, if your DVD was the best (or most popular) you’d be seeing it in the finals no matter what it was initially lined up against. While I am not too thrilled about the final (all due respect to the Bret Hart and ECW DVD finalists) I would have personally loved to have seen “Ric Flair The Ultimate Collection” or “The Monday Nigh War” DVD sets make it this far. That said, my vote goes to “The Rise & Fall of ECW”.

      • Kenny says:

        What did the “My Journey” set do? It had a lot of great matches, but the ECW set spurred a giant PPV and the revival of the ECW letters. No way that the “My Journey” set could compete with that.

        Sorry, Mr. Douglas, but you’re way off base on that.

  8. ALK says:

    Wonder how much further CM Punk’s set would have gotten if he never left…

    • SRB says:

      Probably the same. I’m hoping this forum is full of intellectuals who actually voted for the set instead of the person. The set is OK while the person is garbage.

    • Kenny says:

      I think that DVD made it as far as it was going to go. Even if you were to take away the fact that he left, his DVD was up against the big ECW DVD. As good as Punk’s DVD is (I’m a big fan of it), there’s no way it could compete with the ECW disc.

      Besides, he left back in January. So his leaving played no part at all in this competition, positive or negative. He left long before the start of this, and his disc still made it to the quarterfinals.

  9. BR says:

    Can’t believe WrestleMania 17 didn’t make it. And how the Raw 20th Anniversary set made it as far as it has is beyond me. I have it and it’s kinda overhyped.

    • Kenny says:

      I agree, the big Raw set is pretty over-hyped.

      Then again, what’s the big deal about Mania X-Seven? The show was great, but as a DVD, it’s nothing any more spectacular than any other PPV on DVD.

      • Tony Kegger says:

        I think it made it so far just because it’s one of the most rare and most wanted WWE DVDs. If someone did a march madness with comic books, I’m sure the final four would all be rare comic books.

        • Kenny says:

          Right, but it knocked off Mania XX, the Four Horsemen, Best of the Clash, and the Shawn DVD. It’s rare, but it’s a PPV on DVD. Is it a better DVD than the Clash? I’m not a fan of the Horsemen DVD, and Mania XX wasn’t much to write home about either, so X-Seven got my vote in those two rounds. However, as far as quality and my personal opinion is concerned, there’s no way I could say X-Seven is a better DVD than either the Best of the Clash or the Heartbreak and Triumph discs.

          I guess, at the end of the day, while I have used rarity as a measurement, it didn’t weight that much to me. Since I have the disc, I know what’s on it, and I know that in reality it’s not an impressive DVD by any means. Save for one or two matches on the PPV, the rest of the card wasn’t that great; and even the one or two best matches on that PPV can’t touch the worst matches on either the Clash or Shawn DVD.

          Personally, I feel that if it were going to come down to rarity, then it’s not a matter of opinion anymore and it just becomes a matter of a Google or eBay search to find the rarest DVD, and what you find would be your winner.

  10. ekkoes4life says:

    niiiiiice finale… two of the greatest produced and put-together DVD sets, the likes of how they were presented and the content of them, we’ll problaly never see again in this PG/Twitter era, (the ECW had a honesty and roughnes to it, and Bret Hart set had some angels we’ll never get to see or hear about within WWE, e.g. Benoit-Bret tribute-match to Owen.)

    My vote goes to ECW Rise and Fall. And alone the fact that the set is in the finale on this site makes me believe that there still is a relative huge portion of wrestling fans that still are hungry for more of the extreme, aka: ECW Unreleased vol. 3 can be set in motion.

    Finally… can we do this great survey one more time, pleaaaaaaaaaase!!! great feature, WDN guys.. 🙂

  11. Anonymous says:

    So glad Bret vs. ECW is the final! Went with Bret, but I think ECW’s going to take it.

  12. Mr. Hesse says:

    Thank goodness the Raw 20th Anniversary Collection was finally eliminated. Tough choice for the final, but I went with ECW. Still my all-time favorite documentary produced by WWE.

  13. SRb says:

    Adios WM 17!!! I voted for ECW here. There has never been a greater documentary before or after that one. Fingers crossed.

  14. bryan says:

    Thanks god finally the overrated WM17 is out! this final round is super tough to pick though. Bret Hart is my favorite wrestler ever and it’s a great documentary and match selection, ECW was just so revolutionary and always has a place in my heart the documentary is beyond good it’s the best thing WWE has and probably ever will produce but it only has one disc of matches. Decisions decisions……

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