First Matches Revealed for WWE’s HARDCORE DVD, Pics of ‘U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness’

April 25, 2016 by Daniel Bee

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Incoming — it’s HARDCORE WEEK here at!

Join us every day this week as we exclusively reveal more and more matches WWE has planned for “The History of the Hardcore Championship: 24/7” DVD and Blu-ray this year.

Last week we broke the news that this one will be jam-packed with over 50 matches for the Hardcore title and other Hardcore moments, with a complete Blu-ray runtime close to 9 hours!

It’s time to confirm the first batch of matches from all of those.



The Hardcore Championship and the Hall of Fame… not necessarily two things you would usually associate with one other, but surprisingly a number of Hall of Famers both held and competed for the title, so today we look at some of those legends who made it on to the DVD…

Hardcore Championship Match
Mankind vs. Ken Shamrock
RAW • November 9, 1998

Ladder Match for the Hardcore Championship
Mankind vs. Big Boss Man
RAW • November 30, 1998

Hardcore Championship Match
Big Bossman vs. Al Snow
SummerSlam • August 22, 1999

Hardcore Championship Match
Crash vs. Gerald Brisco
SmackDown • May 18, 2000

Triple Threat Match for the Hardcore Championship
Steve Blackman vs. Edge vs. Christian
RAW • October 2, 2000

Hardcore Championship Match
Bubba Ray Dudley vs. Booker T
RAW • April 8, 2002

Hardcore Championship Match
Booker T vs. Steven Richards
Insurrextion • May 4, 2002

“The History of the Hardcore Championship: 24/7” is coming in September 2016 – as usual keep checking and for your chance to pre-order the DVD!

HARDCORE WEEK - WWE History of the Hardcore Championship DVD, Mankind

Speaking of titles, WWE will officially release the “U.S. Championship – A Legacy of Greatness” DVD to the United States tomorrow. Below are exclusive photos before it hits stores!

Joining the Superstars shown on the front cover who you’ve already seen, the packaging artwork also features Bret Hart, Sting, Rick Rude, Daniel Bryan, and the host of the set, JBL.

WWE The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness DVD - Photos

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A special thanks goes out to WDN reader “JayJayRock206” for the early look.

WWE The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness DVD - Photos
WWE The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness DVD - Photos


The United States Championship is a title that has been a staple of sports entertainment for over four decades.

From the inaugural champion Harley Race to the creator of the U.S. Open Challenge, John Cena, this exclusive set features the greatest United States Championship matches of all time featuring Superstars like “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Lex Luger, Magnum TA, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Eddie Guerrero, Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro, The Miz, Daniel Bryan, and more!

See why the United States Championship is a symbol of excellence and witness the legacy of greatness it has left behind.

WWE The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness DVD - Photos

WWE The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness DVD - Photos

Runtime Info

The U.S. title DVD has an approximate runtime of just over 7 hours.

Opt for the Blu-ray and you’ll get approximately 1 hour and 22 minutes of extra material on top.

Full Match Listing for WWE “U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness” DVD/Blu-ray…


WWE The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness DVD - Photos

WWE The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness DVD - Photos

WWE The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness DVD - Photos

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  3. Anan says:

    Sorry. I meant to say WM2000 was the second time the Hardcore Title was defended on the biggest show. The first time was WM15, a lackluster event with one of the more entertaining PPV openers which was Billy Gunn vs Al Snow vs Hardcore Holly for the Hardcore Title. Hope it makes the cut.

  4. Anan says:

    A good first batch of matches. Since the first Hardcore Title match, Mankind vs Shamrock’s on here, it’s only fitting that the last Hardcore Title match be on here and if I remember correctly, that took place on RAW in 2002 between RVD & Tommy Dreamer. I wasn’t a fan of Briscoe’s active 2000 run so not real happy with him vs Crash making the set as I think that could have been easily replaced by the WM2000 Hardcore Title Invitational or whatever it was. That should be here anyway as that was the first time the Hardcore Title was defended on the biggest show.

  5. Jerry says:

    The Evening Gown Match between Brisco & Patterson not be repeated here!

  6. Ryan Johansson says:

    I am so excited for the Hardcore Championship compilation! My one fear was that they would focus on more of the comedy 24/7 rule stuff but judging by these matches they also will have actual matches and not just segments so that’s great news. Can’t wait for September!!

  7. me says:

    These match listings come so far ahead of the release date. By the time they actually come out I feel like I’ve thought about it so long that I’ve already watched it. This should be a good DVD though. I think it will surprise people.

  8. Simon says:

    This Hardcore set should be the Attitude Era Vol. III. I’m sorry as much as the listing has been for the Unreleased matches on vol. III but content from 1996 and early 1997 I like it but it aint Attitude Era as we know it

  9. VintageSimon says:

    Hoping for Rob Van Dam vs. Kurt Angle from the 9/10/01 episode of Raw on this set.

    I always thought 2001 was the best year for the Hardcore Title, because many of the main event level guys were involved.

    • Jeff Copeland says:

      2001 was the best year for the hardcore title. you had RVD who was the staple of that title for most the year rhino who got to be his old ecw self for a bit.

      jeff hardy for few times was nice big show eh kane to short of a reign and the year ended with YOU WILL RESPECT THE DEADMAN!!! has hardcore champ so not a bad 2001

      2002 !!!! O GOD that was by the time it got retired it was a welcoming and yet people want that belt back almost 14 years later

  10. captainplanet says:

    I love the flap packaging graphic on the US DVD. A nice hi-res classic US title picture that opens to reveal the history of the championship. Very cool!

  11. Fatboy Jim says:

    I wish the United States Championship dvd was done in the same concept as the other championships showing the more important matches rather than just rare forgotten matches like WWE has seem to gone with for some reason.

    • d.p. says:

      The problem with that concept is that your left with a DVD full of repeats from their previous DVDs or on their network as we saw when the WWE Championship one came out.

      • Fatboy Jim says:

        That’s the whole point of telling it’s history, not re-writing it like this “legacy of greatness” is doing. If it’s going to tell a legacy, then tell it right. Besides, all dvds has repeats mixed in with rare gems so I don’t see why WWE couldn’t have just done a History of the U.S. Championship!

    • wrestlefan says:

      Most people would already have or have access via the network to the “more important” matches and therefore that would affect sales of the dvd – I wouldn’t buy it if there were loads of repeats again!
      Think most people would rather have rare matches than the same old stuff all the time.
      Really doesn’t feel like WWE dvd’s can win – complaints either way!

      • Fatboy Jim says:

        Only a casual fan would want rare matches. How would you know if its going to be full of repeats if the history was told properly? There are no facts to your words, just assumptions.

        • Wrestlefan says:

          Your clearly an idiot or young as your comment makes no sense. First of all I’m not a casual fan iv been watching since the 80s and I want rare matches not the same repeats again. A casual fan WOULD want big matches as they don’t follow it -thats what casual would mean!! Telling history properly and repeats are nothing to do with each other so I don’t get your point. Now, I’ve wasted enough time replying to your simpleton ramblings. Ordered my copy and looking forward to it! More like this please wwe, without jbl though!

  12. Brad Attitude says:

    The only match I’m looking forward to seeing which I hope will be on the set is Rhyno vs. Raven from Backlash 2001.

  13. Robert emons says:

    Do we know yet if these matches will be uncensored? With blood!?

  14. Steven says:

    hoping Undertaker vs RVD hardcore championship from Vengeance 2001 and some rvd vs jeff hardy from Invasion and/or Summerslam 2001 makes it on.

  15. Nicolas Hébert says:

    Crash Holly vs The Headbangers in the Children Park from Smackdown have to be on it!!! It’s one of the funniest moment in WWE History.

  16. Eric says:

    Al Snow vs Road Dogg has to be on here. Feb..? 1999

    • Jeff Copeland says:

      i hope we get some road dogg hardcore matches ex just that one which is on the vhs hardcore dvd and maybe the falls count anywhere dvd/bluray?

      i hope for some more road dogg , blackman and boss man matches that arnt on dvd and MORE HARDCORE BUBBA!!!

  17. Jeff Copeland says:

    eh eh few repeats from the vhs and dvd hardcore hum nice to see HARDCORE BUBBA!! on a dvd that should of been on dudley dvd/bluray but let’s see what else is coming

  18. Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

    Enjoy the thrilling ride of build up.. it’s a method to make ppl come back.. besides..the release is not untill months..

    getting the listing in bits to have something to look forward to every day untill it’s all revealed the week after.. or he whole listing right away.. it makes no difference, you won’t get your hands on it untill release day.

    I love these build-ups weeks.. yet another great feature from the Hardcore-friends of WDN. 🙂

  19. Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

    Al Snow vs Big Boss Man, Summerslam ’99: I love how that high quality garbage entertainment was effective back then in the Ruthless Attitude era: Boss Man hammering on Head with the stick…and Al is feeling the pain! God, I am going to love watch and re-watch..and re-watch…and.. and… this great piece of trash! Gonna be gold, I can tell already. 🙂

  20. Frank Lloyd says:

    So far so good on hardcore but how do you get the listing so quickly

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