New Name for WWE MSG DVD, Synopsis for Mid-South Wrestling DVD, More

June 4, 2013 by Daniel Bee

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We can reveal that the official name right now for the upcoming MSG DVD is:
The Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden“.

As previously reported, that’s on the way for August 27th on DVD and Blu-ray formats.

There is slated to be new interview segments included on the set in between over 20 featured matches, one of which is planned to be the Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon Ladder Match from the WrestleMania 10 event held in the Garden.

Click here to pre-order a copy on DVD or Blu-ray over at Amazon.

The synopsis for the new Legends of Mid-South Wrestling DVD/Blu-ray can now be released.

Mid-South was one of the hottest wrestling promotions of the 1980s where future stars such as Shawn Michaels, Jake Roberts, Ted DiBiase, Junkyard Dog and Hacksaw Duggan began their careers. Consider some of the best talent with personas that blurred the lines between good and evil. This 3-disc compilation features the biggest matches and biggest stories of the Mid-South promotion and provides a look into early the careers of some of wrestling’s greatest legends.

Information tell us there will be a focus on telling stories leading into each of the matches, of which there should be around 20 rare bouts chosen for the set.

Also, featured will be at least one Mid-South Supercard match held in the Superdome (the home of WrestleMania 30). We know one such match Jim Ross recently voiced over new commentary for was a match between Jake Roberts and Snowman, accompanied by Muhammad Ali.

Speaking of Muhammad Ali, JR also mentioned an interview segment he conducted with him in his Los Angeles home prior to the Superdome show, which also could well make the set.

WWEShop are selling packages of the WrestleMania 1 to 15 DVD re-releases at this link.

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With promo code “DVDWWE5” you can get the price of each package down to $44.99. Available are 5 packs of WrestleMania 1-5, WrestleMania 6-10, and WrestleMania 11-15.

They are also selling the complete WM1-15 package. That’s priced at $149.99 but with promo code “WWEAFF15” you can get it for $134.99.

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David sent word of the following WWE DVD and Blu-ray deals found at Best Buy stores. Some of the titles were included in a recent Walmart sale, while others are new.

– The Best of WCW Nitro Vol. 1 DVD ($9.99)
– The Best of WCW Nitro Vol. 2 DVD ($12.99) and Blu-ray ($14.99)
– Undertaker The Streak DVD ($12.99) and Blu-ray ($12.99)
– Rock vs. Cena: Once in a Lifetime DVD ($12.99)
– Edge: You Think You Know Me DVD ($12.99)
– Steve Austin: The Bottom Line… DVD ($12.99)
– Epic Journey of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson DVD ($12.99)
– Best of Raw & Smackdown 2011 DVD ($12.99)
– Best PPV Matches 2011 DVD ($12.99)
– Randy Orton: Evolution of a Predator DVD ($7.99)

Rick Velazquez spotted the Hulk Hogan Unreleased Series and Rock Most Electrifying Man DVDs on for sale for just $5 each at K-Mart.

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  1. hbkid718 says:

    I’m looking forward to this DVD. I hope that since Bruno is on good terms, we have a lot of his matches with his perspective talking about his opponents. Also, I would love to see as much rare and early footage as possible, instead of everything that has been released or seen a million times. As mentioned above, it’s unfortunate we can’t have the ending of WM 20, but they should still have a highlight package of the show, since it was such a momentous event. My thoughts on Benoit is, yeah, it’s been 7 years, but it still was a horrific event and I don’t think any matches of his should be included unless it’s part of Pay-Per-View or a complete event that he wrestled on. You can’t edit a match off a complete show, but if it’s a compilation DVD, then they shouldn’t include his matches. For the Triple H DVD, they can show Hunter injuring his quad, but since he did it with Jericho in the ring and not Benoit, it’s OK. They shouldn’t show the whole match. And if they make another Orton DVD, showing his rise to the top, they have to mention how Randy won the World Title at SummerSlam, but not show how he won the match.

  2. captain planet says:

    Now would be a good time to have Bret Hart & The Hart Dynasty vs The Nexus…that was Bret’s best return match by far, but I’m not even sure if they recorded it.

  3. John Peterson says:

    I’d like to see the Curtain Call Match from 96 on here if they have the actual match and the aftermath of it in good quality.Also like to Bret Vs Perfect from Summerslam 91 on high definition along with Punk Vs Del Rio from Survivor Series 2011

    • LP1 says:

      Unfortunately there is no official recording of it. The grainy footage that you see online and that WWE uses was actually from a bootleg fan cam in the audience that WWE got a hold of.

  4. kidglov3s says:,default,pd.html

    WWEShop has discounted the 2012 PPV Set (with the DVDs for all PPVs (including the 3 disc for WM 28), the Raw/SD 3 disc set and the absolutely redundant Best PPV Matches of 2012) to $49.99 for today only. The best coupon I could find to apply to it was DVD525 ($5 off $25 or more) which brought the total with shipping and tax to $55. This is the lowest that I’ve seen the set sold for. The 2011 set was briefly $40 around this time last year, but it did not have the 3 disc set for Mania or the TV set, I would be surprised if it fell below this price point.

  5. GEOLINK says:

    If they can do a new interview with the new and improved Scott Hall for this DVD that would be amazing.

  6. mdax says:

    Hopefully less ppv matches and more msg house show matches

  7. Quick Draw says:

    the MSG set will always be incomplete without giving us fans the ending of WrestleMania XX.

    • KarlKayfabian says:

      Yes, let’s include footage of the man who murdered his wife and young son celebrating with said wife and young child.

      • Anonymous says:

        Really? A few people can’t just finally put those events behind them? What he did was about the most disgusting thing that can be done. But, removing him doesn’t change those events. This was six years ago. It’s time to include his footage once again. Maybe not in this type of project, but certainly in places like Classics on Demand where complete shows are run. Six World War II, Adolf Hitler footage has continuously be shown, including propaganda films and Hitler youth stuff showing him in a very positive light. Certainly society as a whole views Hitler as the worse of the two. Everyone is over these events. Time to start allowing more Benoit footage.

        • SRB says:

          hahaha a few people? The tragedy hurt tons of people and still hurts them today. Is Martha forgiving WWE for Owen? Nope… And she never will since she has to live with it daily. How about the families involved? How about WWE? I’m pretty tired of people with the forgive and forget crap over a guy who killed his family. Really? You need his matches on sets that much. He was mostly a mid-carder. I agree some matches here and there should be included if they actually pertain to the set, which WWE has actually done. But, this is the worst tragedy in wrestling history where a dad murdered his child. And you’re comparing Hitler to Benoit??? Really? Chris Benoit is not a historical figure.

          • KarlKayfabian says:

            Thank you, SRB. I’m all for his matches being included in relevant projects. For example, I think the Austin/Triple H vs Benoit/Jericho tag match should be included on Triple H’s upcoming release as it plays a huge part in his career. I just do not care to see the child killer glorified via releasing footage of him embracing the very family he murdered in a post-match celebration.

            • Anonymous says:

              On some level, we’re all historical figures as we’re all a part of history. The fact remains, we continue to see Hitler who did so much worse. OJ’s footage continues to be a part of Naked Gun movies. Benoit shouldn’t be any different.

              The funny thing is that you guys are advocating including some of his more important matches in biographical releases. I never said that, though I’m all for it. I said it should be included in every complete show run on Classics on Demand. Even McMahon himself said that you can’t erase him from history.

              • SRB says:

                Not trying to turn this into an argument and everyone is totally entitled to their opinion, but what I meant by historical figure was that Hitler, Washington and Obama will always be historical figures for example as in history books. No one will ever open up the history books and say, “Yep. There’s Benoit.” I doubt his picture will be next to the 9/11 memorial. I can also agree we’re all part of humanity, but part of history, maybe in a small sense of the word. OJ is in Naked Gun movies because those were made before he murdered people just as Benoit won the title before killing his family. You are right when you say you cannot erase him from history and his skills were admirable. But, of all the guys that died, I’ll miss Benoit the least.

              • Brian Kraemer says:

                Will Benoit EVER be said on WWE TV or included in another release? Who knows… anyone ever think nWo would be in WWE, or Hogan would return after he left in 1993? Anyone think Bret Hart was going to ever step foot in WWE?

                What Benoit did was horrific. He shouldn’t be necessarily excluded all together by WWE, as in results and historical information. But he doesn’t need to be re-released in new sets. Want to see the ending to WM 20? Go but it or watch it on youtube.

                And of ALL sets HHH’s will not have Benoit on it.. regardless if it was one of the most important matches in HHH’s career.

                Most likely they will talk about the match or show the actual incident as it happened… then the MSG return.

                But Benoit will not be anywhere near HHH’s release

                • Corey Rice says:

                  Unfortunate didnt he have a ppv match in 2000 and there’s goes the iron man match from raw in 04

      • Corey Rice says:

        If so it ruins wm20 you can’t erase the past

  8. Steve says:

    As a New Yorker I completely love this concept. I also understand those who aren’t from NY not understanding or caring about the MSG legacy. My issue with this set is coming to life after only one match being listed. We need the WM X Ladder match releaswd again as much as we need Big E Langston taking on Alberto Del Rio for a sixed time in two weeks. This set could be classic if they release all the rare gems from the 70’s, 80’s, & 90’s. But they won’t. This is destined to be a disappointment. Ill put $$ on the fact that it will have Guerero-Angle from WM XX. We can’t release a set without Guerero god knows.

    • Anonymous says:

      While I think the MSG legacy is greatly overstated, I must admit that everything you’ve said makes a lot of sense. PLEASE WWE, no repeats (at most 10% for the obligatory Ladder match and Hogan first title victory) or else this set will be useless.

    • Brian Kraemer says:

      And HHH’s return to MSG in 01… and Cenas return to Rumble

  9. Lawrence says:

    This could be a really special or a really sub-par set. They could go off the board and present “hidden” classics of yesteryear or simply go the other way and put matches on there we’ve seen 100 times (Hogan vs. Iron Sheik, WrestleMania I main event, etc.).
    I hope they go really old school and show a lot of classics from the 1970s and early 1980s. I’ll wait and see on that one, though.

    • Anonymous says:

      Unless I’m suffering from insomnia, I’d rather watch an infomercial or paint dry than WWF matches featuring exclusively mainstay WWF talent from the 1970s. Now, if we’re using non-WWF mainstay 1970s talent (like Flair, Race, Rhodes, Valentine, Snuka, etc), that’s a different story. In that case, I’m all for it.

  10. Anonymous says:

    As far as the MSG set goes, we have to remember that almost all of the events from 1993 to 1997 weren’t recorded.

    If they really want to make this a must buy, the following 30 matches would do it:
    4/26/76 Ric Flair vs. Frankie Williams
    7/24/78 Dusty Rhodes vs. Billy Graham
    9/22/80 Harley Race vs. Bob Backlund
    6/5/82 Jimmy Snuka vs. Bob Backlund
    10/4/82 Billy Graham vs. Bob Backlund
    6/16/84 Sgt. Slaughter vs. Iron Sheik
    5/18/87 Hulk Hogan vs. Harley Race
    7/25/87 Hart Foundation vs British Bulldogs
    9/21/87 Ted Dibiase’s debut vs. JYD
    11/24/87 Paul Orndorff’s last appearance vs. Rick Rude
    4/25/88 Randy Savage vs. Ted Dibiase
    7/25/88 Demolition vs. British Bulldogs
    10/24/88 Rockers vs. Demolition
    3/18/89 Hulk HOgan vs. Big Bossman Cage match
    9/21/90 Ultimate Warrior/Legion of Doom vs. Demolition
    10/19/90 Mr. Perfect vs. Kerry Von Erich
    4/22/91 Ted Dibiase vs. Roddy Piper
    2/23/92 Battle Royal
    3/23/92 Ric Flair/Sid vs. Hulk Hogan/Roddy Piper
    1/29/93 Ric Flair vs. Mr. Perfect (the last filmed MSG show for years)
    2/28/00 Rock vs. HHH/Big Show
    8/7/00 Chris Jericho vs. HHH/Kurt Angle
    6/26/01 Dudleys vs. Hardys Tables Match
    1/7/02 Steve Austin/Rock vs. Booker T/Bossman
    1/8/02 Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle
    8/26/02 Triple H vs. Undertaker
    6/23/03 Shawn Michaels/Kevin Nash vs. Ric Flair/Randy Orton
    6/24/03 Big Show/Haas/Benjamin vs. Hogan/Angle/Lesnar
    10/4/04 HHH vs. Chris Jericho
    9/11/06 Trish Stratus’ last appearance vs. Mickie James

    There really isn’t anything else from MSG of much value/interest as so much of it has already been released. At least all of the matches I listed above are all unreleased and should be very interesting featuring names sure to sell DVDs.

    • Quick Draw says:

      Big Show/Charlie/Shelton Benjamin vs. Hulk Hogan/Kurt Angle/Brock Lesnar was released on the Brock Lesnar bluray set.

      • Anonymous says:

        In that case, that match should be taken off the list. In its place should be a Savage vs Andre match.

        Come on WWE, make this happen!

        • Anonymous says:

          The Savage/Andre match was on 10/24/88. It would also be awesome if the last match of the Brain Busters at MSG that was against Demolition was included. That match was on 9/30/89.

          These 31 matches are the types of matches we all want. Hopefully the WWE gives it to us.

  11. Ryan says:

    An MSG set could be cool if they decide to put matches never seen before on DVD or 24/7.

    Would love to see the Bruno vs Bruiser Brody match from 76. That has never seen the light of day.

    • David says:

      Not everyone has WWE 24/7, certain providers in the US even stopped carrying it. They also air WCW and ECW shows and ppvs, i guess WWE shouldn’t release any ECW and WCW matches because they aired on 24/7.

  12. LP1 says:

    For anyone saying the MSG set is pointless or there’s no reason for it, how is a Best Of Raw or a Best Of Saturday Night’s Main Event any different? MSG was the home to the monthly tv show “WWF From Madison Square Garden”. The show ran from the mid 70’s until 1992. They have nearly 2 decades worth of matches from that show. It’s too bad all most people know about MSG are the PPV events that were held there. The Garden is more than just some “random” arena. It was the WWWF/WWF’s home base arena for more than 30 years. Prior to the days of monthly PPVs, the monthly MSG tv show was THE big show of the month. And there are a lot of really good matches to include on this set. With all that said, if they just release all the PPV matches that have already been released then it’s a wasted opportunity.

    • SRB says:

      Y’all Got Served.

    • Anonymous says:

      Actually, the show of the month really depends on your perspective. Certainly MSG was one of the shows of the month, but I really dispute the notion that it was THE show of the month.
      For example, at various times especially in the 1970s through to the mid 1980s, it could be argued that places like St. Louis, Greensboro or Atlanta had THE show of the month. But, you do make an excellent and very valid point that most of the posters around here don’t get.

      • LP1 says:

        The WWF never regularly ran St. Louis, Greensboro or Atlanta until after Vince’s national expansion in 1984. When I said THE big show of the month I was referring to the WWF’s big show of the month. Throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s the Garden was without question the WWWF’s biggest show of the month. The fact that it became a regular tv show on the MSG Network in the mid 70’s only adds to that. Sure they had other shows from specific arenas like “WWF Spectrum Wrestling” from Philly on the PRISM Network or “WWF From The Boston Garden” on NESN, those tv shows didn’t have the longevity that the MSG tv show did.

        • Anonymous says:

          Certainly you knew I was referring to other territories of the day. Prior to the mid/late 80s, there were other promotions every bit as significant as the WWF based in cities such as St. Louis (the main office for the NWA), Greensboro/Charlotte (Crockett Promotions), Atlanta (Georgia and then WCW), etc., etc. Realistically speaking, the WWF didn’t become a standout promotion until the first WrestleMania and it could be argued they were never the best WRESTLING promotion until WCW became in 2000.

          • LP1 says:

            I agree completely with all of that. I was talking about within the WWWF/WWF world about the Garden shows.

  13. SRB says:

    I remember when I was younger and MSG was just another arena. MSG is what it is because it’s in NYC and nothing more. Famous city = famous arena. WWE can’t do much with the set that we haven’t already seen and for HBK/Hall to be on it is something I’m not a big fan of. So, We’ll all have to sit through about 7 hours of that tiny entrance ramp.

    • Anonymous says:

      Agreed. And, really, how hard is it to sell out a 15,000 seat arena in the nation’s most populated city? Big deal. Try selling out Roanoke consistently. Now that requires real effort and creativity.

  14. Joe Israel says:

    The MSG set has to be one of my least anticipated in a long time. It’s such a random choice for a DVD set. The matches won’t really have any cohesion to them except that they all took place in the same building. Even a documentary wouldn’t add that much, because there isn’t too much to say (a 10-minute or so featurette on would be cool, but that’s about it)

    • Harry Faversham says:

      Couldn’t disagree more, Joe. So many great matches have happened at Madison Square Garden. It’s not a church but its holy ground. I don’t think you can have much more of a constant running theme than that. I’m looking forward to it. If they capture the prestige of the building then it will be one of the more meaningful sets, next to the superstar profiles. I hope so anyway.

  15. Eric says:

    It looks like the MSG DVD will have a lot of repeats. I’m probably not buying that one.

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