Exclusive: Two Matches Confirmed for WWE’s War Games DVD/Blu-Ray

April 16, 2013 by Daniel Bee

War Games: WCW’s Most Notorious Matches” will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in June (pre-order) and right now we can reveal two matches confirmed to be on there.

WCW WWE War Games Wrestling Match
FremantleMedia WWE DVDs
 
War Games Match
Kevin Nash, Buff Bagwell, Syxx & Konnan vs. Ric Flair, Steve McMichael, Chris Benoit & Curt Hennig
Fall Brawl – 14th September, 1997

Ultimate Jeopardy Steel Cage Match
Buh Buh Ray Dudley, D-Von Dudley & Mustafa Saed vs. New Jack, Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney
ECW Cyberslam – 3rd April, 1999

 
You can pre-order the War Games DVD for June 25th release by clicking here.

Fans in the UK will get it just 6 days later via WWEDVD.co.uk on July 1st.

 
Update: Full War Games match listing now revealed:
http://www.wrestlingdvdnews.com/match-listing-wcw-war-games-wwe-dvd/39302
WCW War Games Curt Hennig Ric Flair

Synopsis for War Games: WCW’s Most Notorious Matches.


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  1. G.O.T.S. says:

    So glad to see Benoit featured in this. Hopefully more is to come involving him. It’s not the end of the world if he appears, anyone who doesn’t like him can just skip his matches. Not very hard.

  2. Colin.V says:

    Just read the listing, fantastic! And my match is on there too! YES!

  3. Colin.V says:

    Am I reading this correctly? Chris Benoit is actually featured wrestling on this set? Why the ECW match? Is it because WCW inspired it or something? I’m still hoping for the Hulkamaniacs vs. Dungeon of Doom from 1995, but I know it won’t be included. If they’re gonna put anything on it from 1995 it’ll probably be Flair vs Double A. But if so, I wouldn’t mind at all.

  4. Bellfruit says:

    Surely the WCW match must be an extra not part of the main set showing how war games influence other promotions

  5. Anonymous says:

    Since they’ve already gone and put a non-WCW match on this release, I think it’s only reasonable to expect every single recorded WCW War Games match on this thing along with the War Games inspired Uncensored 1996 main event.

    Frankly, I’d love it if the WCW Uncensored 1999 cage match singles main event also made it on this release. It has about as much right being here as the ECW match does.

  6. Da Man says:

    It would be fun to guess what else could be on this set. Someone has mentioned 1992 War Games. 1994 should be on because Dusty is in it and he hosts. 1995 I don’t know. It’s unreleased but not very good and Hogan(who works for the competition) is the winner. 1996 I think is a good bet because it was omitted from nWo: The Revolution but all the other extras from nWo: Back in Black were not. I doubt 1998 or 2000 since they were on recent releases and not very good matches either. Other than that, there is no choice but to put some non-War Games matches which is why I’m speculating the title is what it is. I know Bam Bam Bigelow had some good “hardcore” matches towards the end of WCW, maybe we’ll see some of those. He never gets on these things anyways. Other than some token Public Enemy matches, WCW didn’t really have these types of matches during their boom period. Also very few during the Hulkamania period unless you count horrible stuff like the Uncensored 1996 main event. If Elimination Chamber gets on this(since it was inspired by War Games) then I’ll be really mad. We only get 3 WCW releases this year and a good portion of the library is unreleased. It will be quite interesting to see what makes this set.

  7. Da Man says:

    So is this gonna be another thing where we get 2 matches every day? Guess not.

    I wonder if this will be the DVD and/or Blu-Ray exclusive for Best Buy? Probably not due to lack of content but you never know. It seem as if there is one each quarter so i’m wondering what it is for this one if true.

  8. Steve says:

    I’m fine with an ECW match. It beats having repeats!

  9. MJN says:

    WWE Fail. How stupid to put an ECW match on a WCW DVD. Put all the WCW war games matches on it and call it a day.

  10. Chris Sellers says:

    Why is there an ECW Steel Cage Match. I thought that it was just WCW. Heyman is going to have a heart attack.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I honestly don’t care about the ECW match appearing on this. I also don’t care if there’s any sort of “documentary” done.

    Just the thought that the 1997 War Games appears on this makes it a MUST BUY.

    Now, if it also includes the first ever War Games match done in 1987, this will easily be the best release of 2013!

  12. SOME GUY says:

    I’m going to remember this thread the next time a match listing comes out and people are mad about repeats.

  13. Mr Z says:

    We also got a ‘Falls Count Anywhere’ Blu-ray where in some of the matches falls only counted in the ring. I guess they’re not too picky.

  14. SRB says:

    Isn’t the ECW match just pretty much a 6-man tag??? What’s to stop the New age Outlaws and Chyna vs. Right To Censor and Ivory from making the cut?

  15. Duane says:

    I have mixed feelings about the 87 match being on here. On the one hand that was the first wrestling show I ever went to and it would be cool to see it again. But on the other hand it is impossible for me to watch a Beniot match and find it enjoyable.

    The ECW match shouldn’t be on here though.

    • G.O.T.S. says:

      How about you grow a set and stop being such a wuss? Plus there’s always the wonderful ability to skip something if you don’t like it.

  16. Kane's Mother says:

    There weren’t that many WG matches. This is probably just an anthology set really. I cant imagine them leaving any out or they wouldnt have enough to fill up the set. Maybe thats why an ecw match is on here. plus dusty said he worked on this set so im sure he explains it.

    • David says:

      According to Wiki there have been 28 War Games matches. Not sure how many of the earlier ones were actually taped though. There were 11 in 1988 alone during the whole Great American Bash tour, which were house shows…so not sure how many of those were on tape. The 4 Horseman DVD had the July 16 1988 match but no commentary.

      So possibly some of those GAB tour matches were recorded.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the ECW one is a bonus listed under extras and not part of the main program.

  17. miz4life says:

    As Long as War Games ’92 makes it I dont care if Charles Manson is on here.

  18. Brian Kraemer says:

    Why not just call it “Compilation of Cage Matches not involving Hell in a Cell, Blue Bar Cage, or Open Top Cage?”

    War Games could have been great, and may still be… never heard/seen that ECW match though

  19. Acemon says:

    I could’ve sworn this is a WCW DVD/Blu-Ray not ECW!! If anything that ECW match should be on Unreleased Vol. 2. FINALLY!! The match from Fall Brawl War Games ’97 is on a WWE DVD!!! I know it has Chris Benoit in it but the match was always worth watching. It just had to take for the individual or people to get their heads out of their rears to released it! Thank you God!!

  20. Steven Jackson says:

    Chris Benoit on a WWE DVD? An ECW match on a supposed “WCW” DVD? The most ridiculously mis-leading WWE DVD Title in History… http://yetanotheratheist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/2022640-CornetteFace.jpg

    Says all I need to say.

  21. KirbbDogg says:

    I don’t understand why a ECW match is on this set. Wargames was a WCW deal. I don’t remember ECW having any of those there. I knew they would put Wargames match with Benoit in it. Just like I think there going to have the frist Money in the bank match with him in it. Seeing how they have no chouce but to. He was there you can’t not say he wasn’t.

  22. jgreeds says:

    This dvd has an awfully misleading title.

  23. Troy Dean says:

    There was a war games match never released which was Sting,Nikita,Luger,LOD vs Horsemen and one other person… with the WWE owning all nwa,uwf,and wcw footage don’t you think they should have unreleased stuff on this DVD?

  24. cmvag says:

    April fool’s?? Chris Benoit on WWE 2013 DVD release? Somenone is kidding me! except it is going to be a 4vs3 with a blur on CB!

  25. mark613 says:

    For everybody wondering why the ECW match is on here, it is because while not a WCW match, it was still war-games style rules.

    It is likely a BD bonus or something. Or perhaps to demonstrate how the match influenced other companies.

  26. DrFever says:

    While a huge ECW fan, we have now learned this will not be just War Games. But with that said….

    BENOIT MATCH?

    Also, if this set doesn’t have War Games 92, I ain’t buying. To me that’s the holy grail of matches not on DVD.

  27. Harry Faversham says:

    Long live the Alliance!!

  28. Markus says:

    Benoit and a ECW Match on a WCW DVD from WWE ? Wow.

  29. Da Man says:

    WCW Unreleased is still going to happen eventually. I can’t imagine why not.

    The War Games match from 1996 should be on this too. It wasn’t on the nWo DVD last year.

  30. Da Man says:

    I hope this means the main event of Uncensored 1997 finally gets on DVD. The match only features Benoit incidentally which seems to be the policy now. Maybe some World War 3 battle royals also(Benoit is in all four).

  31. H.M. Nilsson says:

    Hopefully, the first 2 War Games matches from 1987
    will be included, the first war games match ever
    where J.J. Dillon got injured and the second one with
    Ray Traylor (aka Big Boss Man) as the masked
    War Machine.

  32. Jeremy says:

    I didn’t know ECW and WCW were the same company.

  33. Wonderllama says:

    Instead of a set dedicated solely to War Games, this should have been a “Best of WCW Unreleased” match collection! It could include ’91 & ’92 War Games matches, plus other rare and great WCW PPV matches.

    Think about it. Vader matches… Sting matches… more Ric Flair matches… Cruiserweight action… a set like that could really compliment the other WCW DVDs like Rise & Fall, Starrcade, and Best of Nitro.

    I hope they do it!

  34. Steve says:

    Very glad the Fall Brawl match made it on here. If it didn’t this set would be a waste. Lets see how bad it is edited though. Because the world will surely end if we use the name Benoit.

  35. Da Man says:

    Is this a late April Fools joke? Was that ECW match intended for ECW Unreleased Volume 2? I don’t get it.

    Anyways, hopefully we will see some non-War Games WCW matches. One of the few good things WCW did in their dying days was hardcore type matches. Not as good as the early War Games matches, or ECW or even WWE type hardcore matches, but there was still some decent stuff.

  36. Freddy says:

    Tony Schovine said us nWo fans would never see the mocking of the 4 Horsemen ever again well pal it’s on Best of Nitro 1 and the slamming of ol Naitch’s head would never been seen again well it’s on this set coming screw you Tony lol.

    • MattyT says:

      I know you’re joking, but that was because Schiavone had say (allegedly) in what got aired on Nitro. Now that WWE owns the library, they can show whatever they darn well please.

  37. Jason Bing says:

    Yes! Yes! Yes! The nWo vs Horsemen War Games match is on this set, slamming the door on Flair was awesome nWo 4 Ever!!!!

  38. LP1 says:

    I can’t wait for the release of “Royal Rumble: WWE’s Most Notorious Battle Royals”… and then they include a World War 3 match from WCW. lol

  39. David says:

    Since this is not an Anthology release, i’m surprised they included the match with Benoit. Its interesting that Benoit and Bagwell started the match. I’m sure commentary will be edited to remove an favorable comments towards Benoit.

    Also weird seeing an ECW match on a WCW theme release.

  40. Ryan says:

    Any War Games match past 92 were terrible. That ECW one seems out of place. Terrible match. I guess with 3 discs to fill some bad ones are bound to make the cut.

    Hopefully a never before seen one from 88 makes the cut like the Horsemen DVD.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Getting the 97 match on DVD is awesome. Don’t really have a reaction to the ECW one besides what

  42. John says:

    I guess Vince wasn’t keeping a close eye on this one

  43. Steve Viglio says:

    I remember that ECW match, what a crapfest. It’ll be edited heavy too.

  44. Justin says:

    So….anyone seen that ECW match? Was it really like War Games?

  45. Alexander says:

    An ECW match on a WCW-themed release? Not that I’m complaining, but that just seems really out of place…

  46. Tony Kegger says:

    Are there any versions without the Mr. Socko? Doesn’t seem like a limited edition.

  47. Krispen Wah on a WWE DVD Release?? O_o looks like hell has returned lol

  48. zach says:

    wow, benoits on a dvd

  49. CrimeDawg says:

    Wait what…glad to see they are putting on the 97 match but an ECW match WTH???

  50. Matt Periolat says:

    Oh my goodness… do my eyes deceive me or is He Who Must Not Be Spoken Of appear on a new product? Wonder what will be edited out though.

  51. Shank Hill says:

    It’s a WCW DVD…with an ECW match on it.

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