Exclusive: Full Match Listing for WWE Legends of Mid-South Wrestling DVD

July 4, 2013 by Mark D

Complete Match Listing for WWE: Legends of Mid-South Wrestling DVD & Blu-ray

Following the partial match listings which Jim Ross has been treating us to over the past few weeks, today here at WrestlingDVDNews.com we can reveal the complete match listing for WWE: Legends of Mid-South Wrestling!

This three disc DVD and two disc Blu-ray set is scheduled for release on September 10th, 2013. You can pre-order a copy now by clicking here.



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The Beginnings

Ted DiBiase

Ted DiBiase vs. Paul Orndorff
Mid-South Wrestling • December 10, 1981

Junkyard Dog

Andre the Giant, Dusty Rhodes & Junkyard Dog vs. Afa, Sika & Big Cat Ernie Ladd
Mid-South Wrestling • January 14, 1982

Rat Pack – DiBiase & Borne & Duggan

North American & Mid-South Tag Team Championship No Disqualification Match
Junkyard Dog & Mr. Olympia vs. Ted DiBiase & Matt Borne
Mid-South Wrestling • October 28, 1982

Coal Miner’s Glove Steel Cage Tuxedo Loser Leaves Town Match
“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan vs. Ted DiBiase
Houston, TX • March 22, 1985

Travel of the Territory

Tony Atlas Benches 500 Pounds
Mid-South Wrestling • January 1983

Mid-South Tag Team Championship Match
Ted DiBiase & Matt Borne vs. Andre the Giant & Tony Atlas
Mid-South Wrestling • February 10, 1983

Magnum TA

Announcement of Magnum TA’s Manager
Mid-South Wrestling • November 1983

Mr. Wrestling II Conducts Workouts with Magnum TA
Mid-South Wrestling • December 1983

Magnum TA & Mr. Wrestling II vs. The Midnight Express
Mid-South Wrestling • January 27, 1984

North American Heavyweight Championship Match
Mr. Wrestling II vs. Magnum TA
Mid-South Wrestling • May 17, 1984



WWE Legends of Mid South Wrestling Full DVD Match Listing
“Hacksaw” Butch Reed

A Painted Dog
Mid-South Wrestling • May 1984

A Tar & Feathered Dog
Mid-South Wrestling • May 1984

Ghetto Street Fight
Junkyard Dog vs. “Hacksaw” Butch Reed
Mid-South Wrestling • June 16, 1984

Midnight Express & Rock n Roll Express Rivalry

Mid-South Tag Team Championship No Disqualification Match
The Rock N’ Roll Express vs. The Midnight Express
Mid-South Wrestling • May 24, 1984

Jim Ross Interviews The Rock N’ Roll Express
Mid-South Wrestling • October 1984

The Rock N’ Roll Express vs. The Midnight Express
Jim Cornette in a Straight Jacket

Shawn Michaels Learns from Ted DiBiase

Shawn Michaels vs. Ted DiBiase
Mid-South Wrestling • December 1984

Terry Taylor’s Big Match against Ric Flair

NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match
Ric Flair vs. Terry Taylor
New Orleans, LA • June 1, 1985



Muhammad Ali

Mid-South Television Championship Match
The Snowman vs. Jake Roberts
New Orleans, LA • June 1, 1985

Ted DiBiase Becomes a Good Guy

NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match
Ric Flair vs. Ted DiBiase
Mid-South Wrestling • November 15, 1985

Mid-South Goes National

Rob Ricksteiner vs. Nick Patrick
Power Pro Wrestling • August 3, 1986

The Bladerunners vs. John O’Reilly & Ken Massey
Universal Wrestling Federation • March 1986

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan

UWF Heavyweight Championship Match
Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy vs. “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan
Universal Wrestling Federation • August 6, 1986

The Fabulous Freebirds

Lumberjack Match
Ted DiBiase & Dr. Death Steve Williams vs. Michael PS Hayes & Buddy Roberts
Universal Wrestling Federation • August 31, 1986

Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy

UWF Heavyweight Championship Match
Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy vs. Dr. Death Steve Williams
Universal Wrestling Federation • September 29, 1986

One Man Gang

UWF Heavyweight Championship Match
One Man Gang vs. Big Bubba Rogers
Universal Wrestling Federation • June 1987

Steve “Dr. Death” Williams

UWF Heavyweight Championship Match
Steve “Dr. Death” Williams vs. Big Bubba Rogers
Oklahoma City, OK • July 11, 1987



Mid-South Tag Team Championship Match
The Rock N’ Roll Express vs. The Midnight Express
Mid-South Wrestling • April 19 1984

UWF Heavyweight Championship #1 Contenders Match
Sting vs. Terry Taylor
Universal Wrestling Federation • June 13, 1987

Ted DiBiase gets his tyres slashed

North American Heavyweight Championship
Junkyard Dog vs. Ted DiBiase
Mid-South Wrestling • June 25, 1982


Steel Cage Match
Ted DiBiase & Steve “Dr. Death” Williams vs. Jake “The Snake” Roberts & The Barbarian
Mid-South Wrestling • August 9 1985

Buzz Sawyer

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan vs. Buzz Sawyer
Mid-South Wrestling • November 11, 1985

Jim Cornette’s Favourite Moment in Mid-South

Cornette Gets Caked
Mid-South Wrestling • March 30 1984

Bill Watts Needs Help
Mid-South Wrestling • March 1984

Last Stampede Match
Bill Watts & Stagger Lee vs. The Midnight Express
Mid-South Wrestling • April 22 1984

Lessons on elevating talent

Dusty Rhodes Travels with Boyd Pierce

Bill Watts tells a story about Ernie Ladd’s Father

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  1. john jenkins says:

    would have loved to see the debut of lord humongous

  2. Jason says:

    I’m surprised they don’t have The Free Birds/JYD Rivalry where they blind JYD! That was huge

  3. Nick says:

    I really hope that none of the matches aren’t clipped like in the AWA DVD

  4. Charlie says:

    Sounds awesome

  5. Kenny says:

    The way this is presented makes it sound like it isn’t just a documentary on the promotion like we had for ECW, World Class, and the AWA; but more of a format like the match compilation DVDs have been recently. Is this correct; or do I have the wrong idea?

  6. HANK says:

    Anyone know if the Gordy/Williams match on here is the one where the turnbuckle breaks and the ring crew fixes it on the fly moments before Gordy hits that same corner? Awesome match.

  7. R&REXPRESS#1 says:

    Great, cannot wait for this one…unlike most releases this has a different feel & is one that should have been released long ago…mostly is seems as though wwe just pulls shit outta their asses & prays on those who are too nieve to realize what they’re buying has the very same matches that they’ve ALREADY bought & have on countless dvds (case in point, the Shawn vs Razor latter match from wrestlemania coming out on yet ANOTHER DVD, yet everyone chomps at the bit like they’ve never seen this worn out shit on a dvd before)….wise up people…….U are why Vince is laughing all the way to the bank!!

    • Steve says:

      Man couldn’t have said it better myself. WWE loves the sheep that get excited to buy the same shit over and over.

      • Anonymous says:

        “WWE loves the sheep that get excited to buy the same s**t over and over.”

        And, let’s not forget they not only love it, but they try to persuade others to do the same, going so far as to say that if you don’t you’re being “senseless.” LOL I wonder if they’re getting the DVDs for free, because I’d think that repeatedly paying for the same thing over and over again — and being happy about it– would be the best sign of someone acting in a “senseless” fashion.

  8. warresg says:

    Like a feature for Ted Dibiase!

  9. CB says:

    What a great lineup of matches! can’t wait. WWE is on fire this year

  10. stub says:

    Can’t wait for this set,might have to invest in a blu-ray player some nice extras included on the blu-ray version

  11. Brad Attitude says:

    Hm, definitely a very good match listing but I kinda agree with AJ a bit. Once the reviews are up and if it can convince me to pick up a copy then I will considerate it. I sure ad hell think its probably better watching this than the current wwe product

  12. victory73 says:

    Good listing. Hopefully those mini bios before the matches are pretty cool.

    Some repeats from the 2 commercial MSW dvd releases, but no big deal as I’m sure not everybody knew about those.

  13. AJ says:

    I’ll be honest, as a wrestling fan since 1990 and a DVD collector, I won’t be getting this one. This isn’t a “terrible listing, hate WWE” rant. I have great appreciation for wrestlings past, but the talent and the era bore me. I do not believe this one will sell very well. That’s also the concern about loading the MSG set with matches from the 70’s and early 80s. I don’t think a large portion of the audience care for it. It’s a much slower pace and despite the decent storytelling, it lacks the athleticism and excitement the product over the last 20 years has had. I know this set has some all-time greats (DiBiase, Flair, Michaels, etc) and I may be wrong on the quality, but I just don’t see this is great seller.

    • Nick says:

      I dont think you have any idea how many old school fans there are out there. Old school wrestling is great if you know what you are looking for. I might recommend some matches for you. Its not all slow and boring.

      Buy the way have you ever watched MASH. 40 years old and still better than most shows today.

      Here are some matches:
      Any Dynamite Kid vs Tiger Mask.
      Pat patterson vs Sgt Slaughter alley fight
      Sgt slaughter vs Iron Sheik boot camp match
      British Bulldogs vs Hart Foundation
      Any Jack Brisco match

      • Anonymous says:

        It’s certainly not boring, it’s just different. But, I can understand the lack of desire to watch guys you’re unfamiliar with. The solution is pretty simple. There are plenty of guys who competed in the 70s that also completed in the 90s such as (Flair, Hogan, Race, Rhodes, Dibiase, Savage, Lawler, Funks, Snuka, Hart, Backlund, Valentine, etc). It’s not hard to find matches from the 70s that feature these types of guys. WWE should stick to matches involving these types of performers who transcended eras. In other words, as long as one of the guys in the match has someone who’s transcended generations and is recognizable to most like the guys listed above, they should use it. So, that means something like Bob Backlund versus Superstar Billy Graham, Ric Flair versus Jack Brisco, Pat Paterson versus Ted Dibiase, etc should be fair game. Along the way, they can also squeeze in the odd match or two (at most) of guys not in that list like Buddy Rogers versus Pat O’Connor or Killer Kowalski versus Eduard Carpentier. Doing it this way I would imagine is that it’s something that old and new schoolers would find acceptable. Outright omitting them is not.

        • SRB says:

          Wrestling has changed because it is now aimed towards children. Bright colors enhance their viewing pleasure and wrestling is a market, which it was not when guys like Sammartino and Backlund were champions. Wrestling used to be a hobby where now it is a world-wide organization that hopes to make money. I can see why and how people would say the older stuff is boring. But without guys like fan favorites like JYD and the spectacle that was Andre, you certainly wouldn’t have had any room for “say your prayers, eat your vitamins” and that leads to “the champ is here.” 25 years from now people might say, “Yeah, wrestling in 2013 sucked. I’m gonna pass on the best of John Cena.” For a while I felt like WWE was ignoring their own history with constant Cena releases and only glorifying their current roster. Noting ECW, WCW, Mid-South and MSG sets, WWE is not only showing their roots but is praising their own history, which is always a respectable move. Let’s not forget, Vince’s father was old-school. There’s no way Vince will let the legacy burn and be forgotten since he bought all of those territories he competed with.

  14. DrFever says:

    If this listing doesn’t make one finally get a Blu-ray player nothing will as a wrestling fan. Anyone still buying DVDs and not Blu-ray is missing out.

  15. Marcio says:

    I think you guys should do a review on the dvd “The Montreal Theory” about the 97 Montreal screw job you know since you guys are called “WrestlingDVDnews” now

  16. Steve says:

    Great match listing! No repeats! What a novel idea. I’m sure they did debate putting Rock-Austin WMX7 & Mankind-Taker Hell in a Cell

  17. KarlKayfabian says:

    Definitely plenty of material out there for a second volume.

    • Anonymous says:

      True, but before they do this they have to make a proper and comparable Jim Crockett Promotions and a comparable WCW release.

      • LP1 says:

        You mean the Best Of Starrcade, Rise & Fall Of WCW, The Monday Night War and the two Best Of Nitros don’t count as proper WCW releases? Strange. Must be part of those strange home video rules some other guy was talking about below.

        • Anonymous says:

          A proper Best of WCW and a proper Best of JCP that isn’t a slanted biased hatchet job like the the RIse and Fall and isn’t specifically dedicated to only one show like Starrcade and Nitro. Furthermore, you do realize that WCW existed before the Monday Night Wars, right? Yet, how many matches from WCW Saturday Night have ever seen a release.

  18. KarlKayfabian says:

    Great, great listing…probably one of the most loaded listings they have ever released.

  19. KarlKayfabian says:

    That Dibiase face turn involving Flair and Dickie Murdoch is probably one of the ten greatest pro wrasslin’ angles ever!

    • Anonymous says:

      Absolutely! As long as they don’t hack it up and show all the promos from Flair and Watts, then this is the biggest gem in the set and, in fact, the biggest gem WWE has released in years.

  20. Anon says:

    The people who hate the match listing are upset because they didn’t include the Razor Ramon vs Shawn Michaels ladder match.

  21. Alan Shore says:

    Going to be the first WWE release I’ll be picking up this year, and probably the last as well.

  22. Domenic says:

    I can not wait for this dvd to come out.

  23. John says:

    This match listing is actually amazing.

  24. LP1 says:

    A few people voted “Hate it” about the match listing. I’m curious as to what those people were expecting.

    • Pedro says:

      The “Hater” voted that way because they won’t have an opportunity to b*tch about repeats. This match listing looks very good.

      • David says:

        People that voted “hated it” probably don’t even know or have watched Mid-South. Listing looks great and looking forward to it.

      • John says:

        Pedro-You are right about that!

      • Anonymous says:

        In fairness, this is almost all repeats as the Watts family made all of this footage available on DVD years ago. This is unquestionably a great look at Mid South and something I’ll be picking up. Dibiase fans should be happy as he’s certainly given the appropriate spotlight considering his importance in Mid South history. That said, I wonder how well it will actually sell as there does seem to be much more Duggan, Dr. Death, JYD and Magnum TA than you’d see on any other release.

        • LP1 says:

          So by your logic anything ECW-related that WWE releases should be considered repeats as well since ECW and RFVideo released everything on VHS and DVD years ago. And for that matter any WCW PPV matches that WWE releases should be considered repeats too since WCW released almost all of their PPV’s on VHS.

          • Anonymous says:

            If it was only released in VHS quality, then it’s not a repeat.

            REGARDING WCW:
            It doesn’t matter what WCW released as they never released anything other than VHS. WCW never had official DVD releases, so there’s no danger of WWE releasing a WCW repeat unless it’s something that WWE themselves released.

            REGARDING ECW:
            RF Video doesn’t count as a release either, even if it’s a DVD release, because their quality is at best VHS quality. However, anything WWE releases that ECW released through NTSC Pioneer DVD releases could be considered repeats.

            If it’s already been officially released in DVD quality, then if it gets released again, it’s a re-release. If it was only released on VHS, then a DVD release isn’t a re-release as it’s in fact a first time release to the digital format.

            • LP1 says:

              So those are the rules. Ok then. Thanks for that clearing that up.

              So let me ask, if VHS “doesn’t count”(for whatever reason, which is bizarre) then anything that WWE releases on Blu-ray should be considered new then since it’s a different format. Correct? Or are we strictly going by any video format prior to 1997 as not counting(VHS, Beta, LaserDisc) and everything after 1997(DVD, BR) as counting.

              These rules are hysterical by the way. I like the one about RFVideo.

              • David says:

                Anonymous should really send these “rules” to the WWE Home Video department…I’m sure they will have a nice laugh over the ridiculousness of these so called “rules” on what they should include on DVD/Blu-ray releases.

                • Anonymous says:

                  I like the way you guys have nothing better to do than stick up for anything the company does, but what I said makes sense regardless of how you want to spin it. VHS is a release and counts as a release. If however, WWE releases something from an official VHS release for the first time ever in a digital format, that’s not a re-release. It’s never been on that format, therefore it’s a first-time to DVD release and NOT a re-release. For example, look at the Bret Hart and Hogan Unreleased sets that had Coliseum Home Video matches. The company themselves use this criteria, so don’t try and make it like I’m some fool making up my own rules.

                  Now, if something has already been professional released and distributed by the original company (like ECW and Mid South) in a digital format, and then WWE re-releases that same content in a digital format (be it Blu-Ray or its compatible format, DVD) that’s a re-release! (RF Video never had the full-fledged studio masters of anything but the fancam footage and Heyman himself has said this). Not hard to follow.

                  • LP1 says:

                    You do know that Laserdisc is considered digital. And the WWF did release a few videos on Laserdisc in the 80’s including the first WrestleMania. So DVD is not the first digital format. Therefore any DVD release of WrestleMania 1 matches and any of the other matches released on Laserdisc in the 80’s would be considered repeats. Not looking to argue, I’m just trying to make sense of these rules you use.

                    Also here’s the thing about repeats, if there’s a 10 year old kid that just started watching wrestling about a year or two ago and he sees the commercial for the Money In The Bank Anthology(for example), he’ll probably be interested in seeing some of those old MITB Ladder matches that took place before he started watching. Wouldn’t it be easier for him and others like him(no matter what age they are) to just pick up the MITB Anthology instead of having to track down all the old WrestleMania DVD’s and Money In The Bank PPV’s individually? Not to mention save a boat load of money?

                    The collector’s that buy each and every single WWE DVD are a much smaller demographic than the people that pick and choose which DVD’s they want. Repeats are going to happen all the time. That’s just the way it is. And it actually makes good business sense to use repeats because if each and every DVD released contained nothing but never before released matches, before you know it we’ll be getting DVD’s like The Best Of (fill in the blank) featuring nothing but obscure squash matches. WWE plans on keeping their home video department thriving for years to come. Not everything in their library is worth putting on DVD and BR. You need to keep repeats to extend the longevity of new releases that come out each year. And if you use the “no repeats” rule then eventually we’ll be seeing releases of nothing but watered down career “highlights” and “best of” compilations featuring anything but highlights and best of matches. We’ll be scraping the bottom of the barrel.

                    Again I’m not picking on you or looking to argue I’m just tired of people not looking at the big picture of business and only looking at what suits their own personal wants as a fan.

                    • Anonymous says:

                      First, WWE released a total of 4 laser discs — the first four Coliseum Home Videos. A laser disc will not play on a DVD or Blu-Ray player therefore while it’s a digital format it isn’t compatible. DVDs are compatible with Blu-Ray machines. That’s why those 4 laser discs don’t matter in the grand scheme of things, but if you insist that they do, it’s no more than 8 hours of footage, so who cares?

                      Second, I didn’t come up with the rule regarding re-releases. WWE came up with this rule as seen with their approach to the two unreleased collections (Hogan and Hart). They have previously released to Coliseum Home Video matches on these sets. Why are these considered “unreleased?” Because they were never released in the format. If the rule doesn’t make sense to you, WWE is to blame, not me.

                      Third, we’re not businessmen here. It’s not our jobs to put on the WWE businessmen hats and try to persuade people what makes economic sense in releases. It’s not our position to worry about or talk ourselves into believing what makes or doesn’t make good business sense. WWE doesn’t care for our opinions regarding what good business sense is. WWE cares about what we want to see. They’ll do what they feel is in their best business interests, which increasingly is at least stating that they will be taking an unreleased approach as has been publicized concerning the MSG release.

                      What’s interesting here is that they’ve never had an MSG release before, yet they’re publicizing that they’re taking an unreleased approach. I’m not a business analyst so I won’t deliberate on this long, but to me that seems to indicate that they understand people don’t want repeats.

                      Fourth, we will never reach a point when all they’ll have to release on a performer is squash matches unless we’re absurdly thinking that every year for the next 30 years they’ll be releasing 3 DVD sets of Flair, Hogan, Austin, Rock, etc. I honestly don’t believe that they’ll be releasing sets on these guys in 15 years. They will have made their money on them long before that, so they might as well put their best foot forward and that means putting out largely unreleased to DVD material.

                      Finally, we’re fans on a public, worldwide, fan forum. We give our opinions. Nothing more. I realize that and I never condescendingly post about others’ “senseless” posts. I merely express my opinions, regardless of how others feel and I will continue to do so in the same polite, respectful and well-thought out manner as I’ve always done. I encourage everyone to do the same.

                    • anonymoouse says:

                      LP1 & Anonymous are just bunch of sissy pussies arguing

            • anonymoouse says:

              the re-re-re-re-release of star wars-Trey parker

              • LP1 says:

                I don’t see it as arguing. More like having an intelligent discussion about a subject…

                but then of course the trolls come out.

                • SRB says:

                  This is a great conversation. No fooling around, I actually learned a lot here. You guys know your tapes that’s for sure.

                  • Anonymous says:

                    Thanks SRB. And, thanks also to LP1. We don’t have to agree on everything to have a respectful, intelligent discussion. Most of this thread proves that.

  25. John Peterson says:

    This should be a good history lesson for me since Mid-South was before my time.Nice to see Ted Dibiase and JYD get a lot of love and always a treat to see a Rock N Roll Express Vs Midnight Express match.Best Tag Team Rivalry ever

    • Eric says:

      Before my time as well. I was amazed as a scrolled through and saw how many HOFers were in Mid South. Does anyone know if the Nick Patrick listed is the same Nick Patrick that was a ref in WCW and the WWE?

      • Brian Kraemer says:


        Nick Patrick:* Nick Patrick is best known for his refereeing exploits in WCW over the past few years and now with the WWF. Nick was also a capable wrestler in his day as one would expect from the son of Jody Hamilton, better known as one pro wrestling’s great masked heels The Assassin. Nick Patrick showed up in Mid-South rings as a TV jobber for a while in mid 1985. 

  26. John says:

    Nice to see Ted DiBiase get some love! Great match listing!

  27. CrimeDawg says:

    Thanks for posting this, is it September yet??