WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History hits stores in 2 weeks, and now with thanks to die-hard WWEDVDNews reader Reggie Brown, it’s time for an exclusive first look!
Revealed yesterday to be hosted by Renee Young, with a near 3 hour countdown as its main feature, the Top 25 Rivalries DVD and Blu-ray drops May 28th and can be pre-ordered now from only $22.99 by clicking here.
The Rebel vs. The Boss, Brother vs. Brother, The Irresistible Force meets The Immovable Object. In sports entertainment, RIVALRY takes on innumerable forms, but only 25 can be considered the greatest in history. For the first time ever, WWE presents The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History. From grudges spawned out of championship pursuits to personal vendettas that transcended the boundaries of the ring, all the timeless conflicts are presented here. Each rivalry is narrated by a different sports-entertainment personality, featuring show-downs from WWE, NWA, WCW, ECW, AWA, and WCCW!
Countdown and Full Match Listing for The Top 25 Rivalries DVD & Blu-Ray
The remaining photos contain *spoilers* of the countdown rankings. If you don’t wish to know the order of the rivalries in advance you may want to skip over them.
US Release Date: May 28th. Pre-order now.
Canada Release Date: May 28th. Pre-order now.
Australia Release Date: June 5th. Pre-order now
UK/Europe Release Date: June 24th. Pre-order now.
Haven’t got it yet… waiting for the price to go down. Still can’t believe Triple H vs. Rock isn’t at least in the top 10?
Picked up the DVD at the SmackDown/Main Event/Total Divas tapings last night for $20
Selling point is the countdown, not the matches. And the list is pretty solid, and should be a really fun watch. Plus, I dare anyone to name a Rock-Austin match that hasn’t been out yet.
There were tons of great rivalries that could have been added to this list. One of my favorites was the Buzz Sawyer/Tommy Rich rivalry! Or how about the Kevin Sullivan/Dusty Rhodes rivalry???
Awwwwww Yeah That Set Is Tight Son!!!!! Look Great In Any Collection
Im not getting it because of the shear amount of repeats on this. f***in ridiculous!!
This seems like a great set. People need to realize WWE will always make collections tailored to casual WWE fans. Not everyone has 50 wrestling DVDs at home.
If someone could only have five WWE DVDs in their collection, I would suggest this to be one of them. You get a lot of every era.
Stop trying to drown out the total disappointment that exists with these repeat-heavy releases. There’s no excuse for it. They have a huge library with plenty of unreleased Austin vs. Rock, Freebirds vs. Von Erichs, Flair vs. Steamboat, etc.
The fact that they didn’t choose to put out any of the unreleased matches is ridiculous and the WWE deserves all the bashing they’re getting for this release.
X-23 has a point, WWE always releases these sort of sets each year to target the casual fans (OMG, 50 Greatest Finishers, Greatest Superstars of 21st Century etc). Its not a big deal.
Don’t like the set because it has all matches you own on 25 different DVDs releases from the past decade, then fine don’t buy it. You’re not obligated to purchase this set.
So that’s it then, no need to have any sort of discussion? I raised a very valid point that they could have used unreleased matches for so many of these rivalries. I added to the discussion. Yet instead of conceding that point, you choose to ramble on for two paragraphs without adding anything new to the conversation. Thanks for nothing I guess.
Don’t worry about it, dude. There’s a ton of apologists on this site that think nothing WWE does is wrong, even when it comes to editing crowd reactions on shows like WrestleMania. Yeah, why would ANYONE want the show to be as close to the PPV version as possible?
That said, I’m interested in this set just for the countdown but I doubt I rush right out to buy it. There’s a lot of stuff they haven’t put out on DVD from a lot of these rivalries (the classic Punk/Cena match from RAW is a PERFECT example of something that could have been thrown onto this set) that would have been right at home on this set.
But hey, who cares if there’s a ton of unreleased stuff? Obviously the apologists on this site will buy whatever bullcrap WWE hands them and screw you if you point out any flaws in it.
Also, just to point out, NOTHING in the countdown is a full match. Each of the 25 rivalries in the count down is a short documentary about each rivalry, each about 8-10 minutes, with 15 given to some of the bigger rivalries like Austin/McMachon, Rock/Austin, Shawn/Bret. There is also a ton of unreleased footage, so I’m not sure how people who haven’t even seen the final product can be complaining that there is none. The only full matches on this release are in the extras, most can be found elsewhere, but there are I believe 3 that have never been released on DVD before according to the sticker that was on the packaging
Not foward of getting this. I’ll wait on this, not in a hurry at all of getting this, I’ll wait until it goes for at least $10 in the future or so.
Let’s see here what’s on this worth watching:
HHH vs. Foley
HHH vs. Rock
Tully vs. Magnum
Flair vs. Dusty
Austin vs. Rock
Flair vs. Steamboat
Austin vs. McMahon
…and nothing else I care to see.
They missed so many obvious ones like Flair/Funk, Flair/Sting, Flair/Luger, Flair/Savage, Savage/Snake, Savage/Steamboat, Austin/Steamboat, Austin/Hart, Midnight Express/Rock n Roll, Hogan/Orndorff, etc.
Don’t forget Sammartino/Zbyszko.
There’s not even a match with Flair vs. Steamboat on this DVD as an extra, is there?? Cause I know there is now Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels match, and I am sure they could have found one with all the house shows they did in 92, 94 and 96 against each other.
Bret and Shawn never worked each other in 1994. They did in 1993 but didn’t face each other one-on-one again until WrestleMania XII.
What about Jake the Snake Robert vs. Rick Rude!
Rude/Sting, Sting/Vader, and Vader/Cactus would also be great selections.
Looks like a good documentary on this one. 8+ minutes spent on each rivalry makes sense. And I can definitely go for more Renee Young on these DVD’s. I like her work on WWE Classics “History of Monday Night RAW”…. She seems like a legit fan of pro wrestling.
Im pretty sure she is. She used to do show called aftermath on the Score channel(channel that plays Raw and Smackdown in Canada)
She was awesome at it and knew alot about pro wrestling.
Yeah, I never watched the show but I’ve read good things about her on there though.
She’s also been hosting the Free For Alls every month before each PPV with Scott Stanford. She started back at Survivor Series. I met her at Axxess this year. Nice girl.
I only like 9 out 25 rivalries on here so definitly a pass on this one!!
This has a HORRIBLE, CRAPPY, AWFUL match listing. As I guy who only buys these things for the matches and original interviews/angles, even if the “documentary” is outstanding, it still won’t save this thing. PASS!
I usually dislike “Top ________” DVD’s due to the subjective nature and shallow depth it usually covers. However, it seems like they spent a good amount of time on each rivalry and it may be a sneaky documentary. Also I think the cover will entice many old wrestling fans to at least pick it up. Quite well done
As someone who has watch this DVD, I can tell you the documentary is very well done. For the amount of content it covers, it is outstanding, and never does it feel like they just threw a segment together to fill time. I didn’t time out each segment exactly, but I believe each rivalry was given a minimum of 8 minutes, then a few go around 12 or 15 minutes. After every 5 rivalries, there is an in-studio piece with Renee Young, who does a very good job hosting. Each segment had insights from the those involved, both on camera and behind the scenes. There is some great stuff from Michael Hayes regarding the HBK/Undertaker Wrestlemania feud, and Vince Russo gives fantastic insight into Austin/McMahon, just to name a few of things that stood out for me. It really is a fantastic release, really above an expectations that I had going in.
Looks nice! I like the disc art! Shame about the crappy match selections though!
Looks great. Seems that the graphic guy gets extra creative when he’s not forced to use a simple shot of John Cena on the cover.