NITRO WEEK: ‘Cruiserweight Day’ for Nitro Vol. 3 WWE DVD, New Blu-Ray Extras

July 2, 2015 by Daniel Bee

WDN Nitro Week Logo - WWE Very Best of WCW Nitro Vol 3 DVD

How’s the content of “The Very Best of WCW Nitro Vol. 3” shaping up for you?

NITRO WEEK has so far exclusively revealed 11 matches and a couple of additional segments that WWE has planned for the new DVD/Blu-ray. So, let’s take a look at some more…

The Nitro series returns this summer, following up on Volume 1 back in 2011 and Volume 2 in 2013. Get yours pre-ordered for as little as $19.93 by clicking here to

WDN Nitro Week - Cruiserweight Day


As NITRO WEEK is flying by, what better time is there to take a look at a selection of high-flying, death-defying matches from World Championship Wrestling’s groundbreaking Cruiserweight division?! These four new matches made it to “The Very Best of WCW Nitro Vol. 3”.

WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Chris Jericho vs. Juventud Guerrera
June 30, 1997 • Las Vegas, NV

— Eddie Guerrero & Chris Jericho vs. Chavo Guerrero & Dean Malenko
February 9, 1998 • El Paso, TX

— Juventud Guerrera vs. Billy Kidman
May 11, 1998 • Kansas City, MO

— Billy Kidman vs. Scott Hall
September 28, 1998 • Rochester, NY

WWE Very Best of WCW Nitro Vol. 3 DVD Cover

DDP is back to host the compilation, which packs in a total of nearly 50 matches/moments!

Look out for the next installment in the WCW Nitro DVD/Blu-ray series August 5th in Australia, August 11th in the United States, and September 28th in the UK and Europe.

Click here to pre-order “The Very Best of WCW Nitro Vol. 3” with

WWE Payback 2015 Blu-ray - UK Exclusive

Payback 2015 is getting a UK exclusive Blu-ray edition later this month (July 13th via On top of the standard DVD extras, five more will be on the Blu-ray, a usual mix of matches and segments.

Below is a look at each of those Blu-ray extras and their runtimes.

WWE - Bray Wyatt Scaring Ryback

Monday Night RAW • April 27, 2015
— Ryback vs. Bo Dallas (06:05)

WWE - Kane Interrupts Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins Match

Monday Night RAW • May 4, 2015
— Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins
(If Dean Ambrose Wins, He’s Added To Payback’s Main Event) (19:10)

WWE - Contract Signing with Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns

SmackDown • May 7, 2015
— WWE World Heavyweight Championship Contract Signing (12:30)

WWE - John Cena vs. Neville - United States Title Open Challenge

Monday Night RAW • May 11, 2015
— WWE United States Championship Match:
John Cena vs. Neville (22:04)

WWE - Rusev & John Cena - I Quit Match

SmackDown • May 14, 2015
— Rusev Will Make John Cena Say, “I Quit!” (06:05)

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  1. Brian D says:

    I’m ready to see the full match listing now as I’m not entirely convinced this set will be any good due to most matches selected are somewhat just average and don’t really leave a lasting impression on the older fans.

  2. josh says:

    You still have a problem with the cruiserweight matches? I don’t agree that they were the single reason wcw was killed/destroyed. I strongly feel that the cruiserweight matches were one of the best parts of wcw. The matches were fast paced and very exciting. If you didn’t enjoy those matches, you probably didn’t enjoy wrestlemania 3 with steamboat vs. macho either. I’m going to pick up a copy of nitro volume 3 and the Monday night war videos.

  3. Alex Murray says:

    @THOMAS Why not ???

  4. Brian D says:

    I still think Juvi vs Jushin Thunder Liger for the IWGP Title should’ve been on it. It was a controversial title switch that was ignored until 2007 ( yet a good match).

    Hopefully it’ll be on the bluray extras.

  5. THOMAS says:

    I definitely will not be buying WCW Monday Nitro Volume 3 or even the Monday Night Wars dvd sets at all

  6. RCS1988 says:

    I guess with so many Nitros they can avoid Benoit singles, tags, and multi men matches with him in it.

  7. Attiterawasawful says:

    Wow, terrible matches, hopefully no more cruiserweight matches are involved in this set. Don’t know why they would include those bathroom break matches. So many easily better matches could have been included.

    • Foley is Good says:

      If you don’t like cruiserweight matches or the Attitude Era why don’t you stick with 80’s wrestling.

      • Attitudeerawasawful says:

        Plenty of great wrestling has happened outside of the 1980’s. It would be pretty stupid to just limit myself like that. Cruisrweight matches are a nightmare to sit thru & the Attitude era was just plain awful. My bad, I’m just a fan of good wrestling. Carry on my wayward son!

        • indyfan says:

          Can you honestly say Rey Mysterio vs Eddie Guerrero from Halloween Havoc was a terrible match?

          What about Dean Malenko vs Rey Mysterio from GAB? or Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman vs. Eddie Guerrero & Juventud Guerrera from Nitro 98 or Juventud Guerrero vs. Billy Kidmanfrom World War 3

          All those matches were awesome. And theres plenty more.

          • Attitudeerawasawful says:

            Cruiserweight matches are what killed WCW. Everybody likes to try & rewrite history & pretend like cruiserweight matches were the only good part of WCW but in reality they single handedly killed WCW!

            • indyfan says:

              No one is even saying the CW division was the only thing good. You also didn’t even answer my question

              • LP1 says:

                So it was the cruiserweight matches that single-handedly killed WCW. Interesting. All these years I thought it was Jamie Kellner, or Brad Siegel, or WCW’s overspending, or Russo’s bad writing, or complete lack of company leadership. No. After all this time we’ve finally found the culprit. Damn those cruiserweights!

  8. Bandit says:

    Billy Kidman vs. Scott Hall – September 28, 1998 • Rochester, NY.

    Nice to see a match from a Nitro that I attended – although I can’t remember if the match was any good. Yeah I know since its on a Best Of Nitro DVD/Blu-Ray, it should be good but hey whats good for some, may not be good for others.

    Guess I’ll be borrowing my friends Blu-Ray to watch the match unless its already up on the network.

  9. Shane says:

    This set is looking awesome, Kidman Vs. Scott Hall? Might have not even seen that match somehow :O. Hall is my favourite wrestler, can’t wait for this set!

  10. Ben Clarke says:

    Am I the only one disappointed that there is a distinct lack of 1994/1995 matches and segments in these nitro sets?

    • Kenny says:

      There’s not a lot of material from Nitro in 1994 to work with, seeing as the show premiered in Sept. 1995. 😉

    • Fox says:

      There’s only about 16 hours of Nitro footage from 1995 to mine from, and prior to Sept’95, WCW Sat. Night was the company’s flagship show.

  11. Wes says:

    What a surprise no Rey Mysterio Jr.

  12. Lemo says:

    Fabelous matches selection for the Nitro set. Eddie & Jericho vs Chavo & Malenko is a classic. Also Kidman vs Juve is fantastic.

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