Exclusive: More Matches for WWE Madison Square Garden DVD & Blu-Ray

July 5, 2013 by Daniel Bee

WWE Stone Cold Stunner to Vince McMahon

The Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden DVD is released next month (get yours) and so far there have been 5 match picks of its content released.

We can now exclusively reveal two new matches and two segments to be included.


Andre the Giant & “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff vs. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper & “Cowboy” Bob Orton
10th August, 1985

Stone Cold Stuns The Boss
Raw – 22nd September, 1997

1st Ever Tag Team Tables Match
The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boyz
Royal Rumble – 23rd January, 2000

Booker T Attacks Mr. McMahon
Raw – 25th June, 2001

These new reveals join the other five matches confirmed this week, as listed below.

Match for the Undisputed Heavyweight Wrestling Championship
WWE Champion, Bob Backlund vs. NWA Champion, Harley Race
22nd September, 1980

Intercontinental Championship Match
Bret “Hitman” Hart vs. “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase
29th December, 1991

Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship
Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon
WrestleMania X – 20th March, 1994

#1 Contender Triple Threat Match
Triple H vs. Kurt Angle vs. Chris Jericho
Raw – 7th August, 2000

John Cena Returns in the Royal Rumble Match
Royal Rumble – 27th January, 2008

We can also tell you that between content there will be a different wrestling personality discussing each match or moment featured. For example, Vince McMahon talking about the first time he took the Stone Cold Stunner in 1997, and Booker T remembering back to the segment in which he attacked Vince during the Invasion angle of 2001.

“The Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden” will be released on DVD and Blu-ray formats. It hits the United States on August 27th (pre-order now at Amazon.com) and then follows on to the United Kingdom on September 9th (soon to be listed on WWEDVD.co.uk).

Check out these rare WWE DVDs and other goodies expiring on eBay in the coming days!

Vengeance 2002 – $41.00 (1 day)
nWo Back in Black – $22.00 (1 day)
Austin vs. McMahon – $39.99 (2 days) WWF Austin vs McMahon DVD Rare
Judgment Day 2002 – $66.00~ (2 days)
WrestleMania Anthology Box – $52.99 (2 days)
Chris Benoit Hard Knocks – $0.99 (2 days)
Bret Hart Wrestling with Shadows + Owen – $4.02 (2 days)
VHS tapes incl. Survivor Series ’97 – $27.99 (2 days)
Best of Raw Vol. 1 & 2 – $12.00 (3 days)
Hell in a Cell Bust Box – $39.99 (3 days)
Lita It Just Feels Right – $7.93 (3 days)
King of the Ring 2001 – $15.00 (4 days)
WrestleMania 17 – $33.00 (4 days)

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The following is a list of updated WWE DVD release dates for the UK market. You can pre-order many of these upcoming titles over at WWEDVD.co.uk.

The Reunion – July 8th

Live in the UK: April 2013 – July 15th

Extreme Rules 2013 – July 29th

Inside Out – August 5th

ECW Unreleased Vol. 2 – August 12th

Payback 2013 – August 26th

The Best Of WWE At Madison Square Garden – September 9th

Legends of Mid-South Wrestling – September 16th

Money in the Bank 2013 – September 23rd

No Holds Barred – October 7th

Goldberg: The Ultimate Collection – October 7th

Triple H: Thy Kingdom Come – October 14th

SummerSlam 2013 – October 28th

Night of Champions 2013 – November 11th

TNA One Night Only X-Travaganza DVD Release

On the TNA DVD front in the UK, One Night Only: X-Travaganza is released on DVD next week. That’s available to pre-order now over at TNADVD.co.uk.

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  1. Steve says:

    MSG is where the very first match between Hulk Hogan & Ric Flair…Hulk Hogan came to the ring with the WWF title and Ric Flair came to the Ring carrying a WWF Tag team title belt everything on it that was red was blue. An Actual match between Shawn Michaels & Ricky Steamboat took place at a house show in the early 90’s. Owen Hart won the WWF title from Bret Hart at a house show. You can actually see that one youtube type in Owen wins title. Ultimate Warrior Slammed Andre….Macho Man Slammed Andre….The Steiner Brothers VS L.O.D…Not to mention tag team matches where Stone Cold actually went one on one with Hogan for several minutes…..So….who put this dvd together again?

    • Jammer says:

      What?? Shawn Michaels vs. Ricky Steamboat never happened!! Ricky was already in WCW by the time HBK had turned heel on Jannetty. And the Steiners and LOD were never in the WWE at the same time. I don’t know where you got these so called ‘matches’ or ‘facts’ from but they seem to be wrong.

    • David says:

      You’re the best.

  2. Mike Poulin says:

    What is this No Holds Barred DVD is that an upcoming PPV or another DVD consisting of Hardcore Matches,?

    • Timothy Thorpe says:

      It’s a 1989 movie starring Hulk Hogan and Tiny “Zeus” Lister who played Deebo in the “Friday” movies.

  3. warresg says:

    frankly speaking, from the matches released so far, i m only looking forward to bret hart vs ted dibiase

  4. Jammer says:

    Silly of me to think that the MSG DVD/Blu Ray would only consist of old WWF MSG House shows that went up to 1992 (except that weird 1997 one they did for TV, which was actually really good!)

    I don’t care to see matches from MSG that are already on DVDs, or that happened in the past 10 years. I think a lot of fans will agree with that.

    Sad thing is, I know I will buy this DVD/Blu Ray set for the stuff that I never seen and will want in my collection. If it just means having to skip over most of the matches when watching it, then so be it.

  5. Simon says:

    I reckon we’ll see Hogan/Warrior vs. Slaughter, Mustafa & Adnan from SummerSlam 1991, and Undertaker vs. Mankind from Survivor Series 1996. Both decent matches with big-name stars that have yet to appear on a compilation set (only the anthologies). Also think Del Rio/Punk from Survivor Series 2011 is a lock.

    • The Disc says:

      The “Match Made In Hell” from SummerSlam 91 was a poor match Warrior was only involved for like 7 minutes. As the story goes about him being fired right after the match for asking for more money.

  6. Bobby Pitts says:


  7. Dazman says:

    This is shaping up to be awful. Between the Hardy/Punk TLC and HBK/Razor ladder matches I dont know which has been on more DVD’s/Blu Rays, I’m sick of seeing both of them. HBK vs. Sid from Survivor Series 1996 and HHH vs. Cactus Jack from Royal Rumble 2000 is what I want to see on this, not this so called unseen content such as Cena winning the Royal Rumble and especially that overrated Ladder match from WrestleMania X.

  8. Anon says:

    Maybe the ‘WWE’ should release a whole DVD dedicated to the Michaels/Ramon ladder match since they are so infatuated with it! Getting sick of repeats!

    • Anonymous says:

      If that’s what it would take for them to finally stop releasing it, I’m all for it.

      In fact, maybe they should release a special DVD full of previously released more than two times matches. It’s sure to be a chart topper among a few of the (WWE apologist) posters around here who will undoubtedly remind us that the pre-teens may never have seen them. Of course, do pre-teens buy DVDs? Don’t they consider it and Blu-Rays almost an archaic technology? Do they care at all about Michaels or people like him who were before their time (I’m guessing beginning around 2011)? Aren’t most DVD buyers in the 18 to 49 demographic? Hmm.. Maybe I’m being guilty of actually thinking instead of relentlessly going along and singing the WWE’s praises.

  9. Nick says:

    ”Never before seen approach” yet only 3 of these i havent seen lol

    • LP1 says:

      The actual quote by Daniel was: “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.”

      The key point there is “SEVERAL of those chosen.” They didn’t say ALL of them will be never-before-seen.

    • Anonymous says:

      In fairness, there are four unreleased to DVD matches. That said, there are two that have been released far too many times already. They really should have shown a 30-second highlight package and then pitched it to something comparable.

      The Tables Match is the most obvious one. They easily could have — and should have — put the 2001 unreleased Tables Match featuring the same two teams that’s also shorter. That also would have freed up time for perhaps another promo or match. What do they do? They give us a repeat likely the result of inadequate research more than anything else. Any way you cut it, it’s still a repeat. The bottom line is, you can call it a rose if you like, but it still stinks to me.

  10. Goldberg says:

    So what else does everyone want to see? I’d like see Warrior vs Andre from 1989. Tony Atlas pinning Hulk Hogan in 1981 would also be interesting (and you know they will do it because Hogan loses). Randy Savage vs Bad News Brown from 1989 in an ECW-ish brawl would be nice. Hogan vs Bossman in a cage sounds like a good choice. I’d also like to see JR beating HHH in a no DQ match from 2005, just because it would be funny.

    It will be interesting to see what of the more obvious stuff is released. I thought we’d see Perfect/Hart vs Summer Slam 91, especially since the last set to have that match came out in 2008. I wonder if Hart vs Hart from WM 10, Hart vs Austin from Survivor Series 96, Hogan/Sheik, WM1 main event, Muraco/Snuka in a cage, Cactus/HHH from Raw 97, something from SummerSlam 98, something from WM20, Kanes unmasking, Rock and Cena teaming, etc will all be on this. I guess I shouldn’t give WWE too many ideas 😉 Knowing WWE they will just show Vince vs HHH no holds barred from 2006. The only obvious one that won’t be on it is the SummerSlam 88 main event — that was just on Top 25 Rivalries, as was Hogan/Piper from The War To Settle The Score.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, please don’t give WWE too many ideas because I still want to buy DVDs. Of course, if they decide to take even a fraction of your suggestions, at least I can save some money.

  11. Goldberg says:

    I am using Internet Explorer 8 (which is too old I will admit) and I thought that was the problem, but I see someone else has the same problem on a mobile phone, so it can’t just be me. My OS is Windows XP.

    • LP1 says:

      I’m able to reply on my laptop, but when I read the site on my iPhone there’s no way to reply to individual posts.

  12. victory73 says:

    These match selections are terrible. When I think of MSG I think of 70’s and 80’s, even 60’s, I just know that stuff is rare. Anybody that was a Bruno fan isn’t going to pick this up due to all the new stuff. Very bad marketing plan.

    BTW I can’t reply to posts either. Haven’t been able to for weeks. Some change must of happened with the mobile version( which I only use to view this site). The reply button isn’t even visible. I have an android if that helps cure the problem.

    • Anonymous says:

      One of the things that made MSG special was that everything about it had a unique look and feel. That translates real well on the house show matches.

      Unfortunately, it doesn’t translate onto PPV matches largely because the PPVs generally overshadow the venues. From the different sets to the fact that the event was built up for months and could easily take place anywhere else, the MSG mystique is clearly significantly watered down on PPV matches. For example, was Triple H versus Benoit versus Michaels special because it was an outstanding, showstealing match at a WrestleMania? Or, was Triple H versus Benoit versus Michaels special because it was an outstanding, showstealing match at MSG? Does anybody remember that the Chicago audience booed Cena out of the building at WrestleMania 22 or that the Toronto WrestleMania 18 audience helped very briefly reignite Hulkamania, or do they remember that it happened at a WrestleMania? In these scenarios, just as almost any main show PPV match (Starrcade, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Royal Rumble, etc), the venue is generally an afterthought.

  13. Charlie says:

    Andre the Giant & “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff vs. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper & “Cowboy” Bob Orton10th August, 1985

    Can’t wait for this one.

  14. Markus says:

    Razor vs. Hbk again! Great match but I don’t need it on every set that comes out. It has got to be a very close second to taker vs. Mankind at kotr 98!

    • Ryan says:

      I find HBK/Razor 1 way overrated. The 2nd one was better imo. And we don’t need that, HHH/Cactus, Hardyz/Dudleyz RR 2000, HHH/Vince. I’d like to see Austin/Angle (Jan. 2002), Andre/Warrior, the Hardyz/Dudleyz/Edge & Christian 2001 World Tag Title incident, Taker/Mankind SSeries 96, Slaughter/Sheik, & Bret/Owen, as well as some more 80’s stuff.

      • Anonymous says:

        Aside from the announced Race/Backlund, my top 5 wants would be:
        4/26/76 Ric Flair vs. Frankie Williams
        7/24/78 Dusty Rhodes vs. Billy Graham
        5/18/87 Hulk Hogan vs. Harley Race
        9/30/89 Demolition vs. Brain Busters
        1/8/02 Kurt Angle vs. Steve Austin

  15. Goldberg says:

    Daniel what happens when I try to reply is it goes through (and I see “Thanks for commenting at WWEDVDNews!”) but I see nothing when I reload the page.

    • Daniel Bee says:

      Is that every time replying or can you sometimes? What browser and OS just out of interest?

  16. Rod munch says:

    If wwe would record a few house shows were would have gems. They are nit going to do that. Short of that we will almost always get previously released matches, especially after the early 90s when house shows were no longer recorded

  17. KarlKayfabian says:

    I believe Cena in the RR would qualify more as a moment than a match. He entered the Rumble at 43:02 and won the match at 51:30.

    • Timothy Thorpe says:

      The chapter which John Cena wins the 2008 Rumble (from John Cena Experience) clocks in at 12:11 to be accurate, but it sounds right that it should be a moment rather than a match.

  18. Goldberg says:

    Why do replies never work on this site? What I wanted to point out was that the Dudleys/Hardys Raw match people were talking about could be on Raw 20th Anniversary Box Set later this year.

    • Daniel Bee says:

      What’s going wrong when trying to reply? I see people are replying to each other below so must work for some. Does for me replying to this comment, as you can see.

  19. Goldberg says:

    I wasn’t planning on getting this but after seeing the matches and segments listed so far I am strongly considering getting it. I don’t really care about seeing crusty old footage anyways, so I’m fine with a lot of relatively recent stuff. Most of what is listed is unreleased anyways.

  20. Lawrence says:

    Hopefully some more historical stuff goes on the MSG release rather than modern day segments and matches.

  21. Domenic says:

    Nice selections

  22. SRB says:

    MSG is just not turning out to be what I had hoped

  23. Anonymous says:

    Stone Cold stuns the Boss and Booker T (on behalf of WCW) attacks McMahon are significant moments that have to be there.

    But, they picked the wrong Tables Match. They should have used the June 26, 2001 Tables Match featuring the same two teams. That match was shorter, meaning they would have more time for other stuff, and it’s also unreleased (fitting in with their mission statement of taking an unreleased approach).

    The other tag match is a decent selection.

  24. LP1 says:

    And someone will complain about the Hardyz vs Dudleyz match having already been released in 3… 2…

    • Anonymous says:

      With good reason considering the same two teams had an unreleased MSG Tables Match on June 26, 2001.

      • LP1 says:

        A match that wasn’t as good or as memorable as their Rumble match. It’s called “The Best” of MSG, not “The Pretty Decent” at MSG. 😉

        Plus WWE never said this was a completely all unreleased DVDs. They said some matches will be unreleased, not all.

        • BR says:

          Agreed, just watched the 6/26/01 match. Besides an ending just as exciting as the Royal Rumble 2000 (though not nearly as memorable), the match was average at best.

          • Anonymous says:

            Okay, but using this rationale means we’ll almost never see anything other than Pay-per-view matches get a release. Then we run into the very real problem that LP1 addressed in another thread. We will truly run out of content if all they use is PPV footage.

            Of course, it doesn’t make sense that they’d limit themselves to PPV footage when they’ve spent countless dollars remastering all of their footage. But, PPV matches are generally a little better than their free TV counterparts, so I guess even a third viewing/release of a PPV match is better than a first ever release of a free TV match. Yeah, right…

        • Anonymous says:

          Wait, it’s a “Best of MSG?” Awesome. That means it has to have Benoit vs Michaels vs. HHH.

          Of course, common sense would dictate that leaving this match out is the right way to go. Not that the media would care and that they’d get negative coverage out of it (even if they did, that might just spike sales). The truth is, the media stopped caring about Benoit in 2007. And, if we’re worried about the 10-year-olds throwing a fit, then we should worry no more as they weren’t old enough to remember what happened nor would they care to watch him as he isn’t a superhero in the Cena mold.

          But, still, common sense would dictate you’d leave off the Benoit match. Just as common sense would dictate that they’d run a 30-second package talking about the first Tables Match and then show the shorter and unreleased Tables Match featuring the same two teams.

      • David says:

        At least this time the match will not be blurred, so whats old is new again.

        Also it was the first tables match in MSG, so makes sense to include it.

        • LP1 says:

          That’s another point to take into consideration. Any attitude era matches released over the last decade+ have completely butchered. So having them released unedited(unless you bought the original DVD’s over 12 years ago) is a definite bonus.

          • Anonymous says:

            While an argument perhaps could be made for much of the Attitude era footage, this isn’t one of those pieces of footage. This match was released to DVD prior to the blurring. Of course, there are some people who never find a problem with anything the company does.

            It becomes very hard to take WWE’s claims of taking an unreleased approach (as stated in the updates) when they have an opportunity to release an unreleased match of what on paper is exactly the same match between the exact same teams.

    • Tony Kegger says:

      Other than the Royal Rumble Vol. 3 (which I own), what other DVD set has the tables match?

      • David says:

        Its on Twist of Fate: The Matt and Jeff Hardy Story and of course the original print of RR 2000.

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