Exclusive: WCW Greatest Pay-Per-View Matches DVD Cover Art Revealed

January 28, 2014 by Mark D

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Today, right here at WrestlingDVDNews.com we have the exclusive reveal of the upcoming WCW Greatest Pay-Per-View Matches Vol. 1 DVD and Blu-ray cover art!

The WCW Greatest PPV Matches Volume 1 DVD and Blu-ray hits stores on March 11th.
Pre-order now via Amazon.com by clicking here.

WCW Greatest Pay Per View Matches Volume 1 DVD Cover Art

 

Official Synopsis

“Starrcade! Halloween Havoc! The Great American Bash! Road Wild! For the first time ever, collect all the greatest pay-per-view matches and moments from the rich history of World Championship Wrestling.

During the 1990’s, WCW showcased numerous legends of sports entertainment, producing an annual slate of wildly successful pay-per-view events. From Ric Flair’s championship clashes with the enigmatic Sting, to n.W.o running roughshod over the promotion, early thrillers between legends Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio, and brawls amidst a sea of Harleys at Strugis, “The Place Where the Big Boys Play” brought the prime time audience to their feet.

In this 3-disc DVD/2-disc blu-ray set, relive these historic years and celebrate WWE’s greatest rival in sports entertainment.”

WCW Greatest PPV Matches Volume 1 Blu-ray Cover Art


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  1. Erik G. says:

    The main questions I have between now and the reveal of the match listing are how many deserving names are included, how many matches are in it in total, and how many unreleased matches are included. I was also interested in who will be hosting it (if anyone) but it’s not a big issue. So far I’m satisifed with the cover so that’s a good start. WWE usually does a good job with balance and the proper proportion of big names, different eras, workrate, comedy, etc so I’m not worried about that. As far as how many matches goes…Best of Nitro 2 had 38 when counting all the exclusives, but Nitro matches are much shorter. However, there were a lot of non-wrestling segments and PPV usually doesn’t have much of that. When you count all of those it goes up to 46. There could also be video packages like Goldbergs set did but Nitro also had DDP being long winded and some other stuff also. So this thing could filled to the brim with good stuff. I’m hoping for 40 matches but I’m probably way too optimistic. There is also more unreleased stuff that is screaming out for a release so that’s another good thing. I’m excited for this.

  2. Anonymous says:

    At the end of the day, the cover doesn’t matter much. I just hope the majority of this release centers on the pre-June 1994 period when the company featured excellent, believable wrestling and was loaded with stars who weren’t past their prime WWF has-beens. I want to see lots of Flair, Sting, Steamboat, Funk, Rhodes, Austin, Rude, Anderson, Blanchard, Vader, the Dangerous Alliance, the Four Horsemen, I could go on and on. I’m still hoping.

  3. Vincenzzzzzo says:

    Really cool cover. The colors would have looked a lot better on a Best of WCW Bash at the Beach Blu-ray though. Regardless, awesome release.

  4. AD Degreez says:

    LOVE IT!!!! Please don’t cancel the blu ray!!!! Hopefully sting signs aswell and we can get a doc/comp for him!

    • Erik G. says:

      I’d like to see Sting: The Ultimate Collection

      Cancelling the blu-ray would be so weird. I hope we get store exclusives for blu-ray and DVD.

  5. thejmp187 says:

    All wcw content gets purchased by me. Period. Wcw is and was just amazing. It has a more classical feel to it its more professional looking and sporty as well. Love it. Id love ddp vs steiner as another commenter said from greed but also the ppv before that nash vs steiner at superbrawl revenge was just vile and brutal loved it. Wwe has the ultimate opportunity to sell lots of discs through wcw my gosh… i can hope for thunder saturday night etc would be astonishing. And anthologies wouldnt be bad either…

  6. Steven Jackson says:

    Good looking cover. I just hope we get some late 1980s stuff along with the 1990s. I am really excited about this concept though so lets wait and see what comes next. =)

  7. Mongoose Wizard says:

    Idk but for some reason, I really want WCW Greed’s Main Event Scott Steiner Vs DDP

  8. Erik G. says:

    I wonder if Benoit or unmasked Mysterio will be on this.

  9. LugersLover25 says:

    Madness v DDP Spring Stampede 97

  10. Erik G. says:

    This site is filled with workrate dweebs…sorry people but Hogan and his entertaining personality sell more than any 4 or 5 star classics that sell out 500 seat armories for Ring of Honor.

    With that said, what are the most important unreleased (yes that still matters not everyone is getting the network) matches you’d most like to see? I’d like:

    Dean Malenko vs Ultimo Dragon – Starrcade 96
    Ric Flair vs Randy Savage – GAB 95
    Chris Jericho vs Raven – Halloween Havoc 98
    Goldberg vs Saturn – Slamboree 98
    DDP vs Nash – Slamboree 99
    Savage vs Sting – Spring Stampede 98
    Uncensored 1997 main event with 3 factions(I guess this could be on the Factions set coming though)
    Ric Flair vs Hulk Hogan cage match – Uncensored 99
    Sting and British Bulldog vs Sid and Vader – Beach Blast 93
    any World War 3 60 man 3 ring battle royal
    Booker T vs Jeff Jarrett – New Blood Rising

    My main period is 1994-2000 so that’s why I only put stuff from that period. WCW was way too “southern” in image before that for me to even attempt to watch.

    • Erik G. says:

      Just for fun I’d like to see:

      Judy Bagwell on a forklift
      Junkyard invitational
      Jay Leno in the main event
      Norman Smiley and Ralphus vs Terry Funk
      David Arquette in the main event triple cage match
      anything with luchadores

  11. Nate says:

    This will probably be the set that finally gives Cactus vs. Vader “HH 93” a proper DVD release. Other than that, I’m trying to think what other matches could be on here that haven’t already been released. Thunderdome at Halloween Havoc 89 may be on there as well, but I already own that on one of those Legends Roundtable DVDs that came out a few years ago, I’d love to see Midnight vs Midnight from Starrcade 88 make the cut. Maybe Muta vs. Sting from GAB 89 as well.

  12. newt says:

    we need a best if wcw b-sides dvd

    a collection if matches from sat night, world wide, thunder, house shows, ect…

    • Charlie Brick says:

      Yeah, but I think the point is for DVDs to sell.

      • Anonymous says:

        It has been proven. WCW sells better than anything else in the WWE’s archive. Three of the top four best-selling DVDs last year featured WCW content. As a result, there’s good reason to believe that compilations like the Best of WCW Saturday 6:05 (1985 to 1999) and Best of Worldwide Wrestling (1980s through to end) would sell quite well. I know I’d buy them. In fact, I’d be more interested in these two potential sets than I am in the upcoming PPV collection.

    • Matt-D says:

      More WCW DVD’s and Blu-Ray’s period. Anthologies would be epic. Best Of Thunder, Sting, Halloween Havoc, Starrcade vol 2, Great American Bash, Slamboree, Bash At a The Beach, SuperBrawl, etc.

  13. JHK54 says:

    Hey LP1,can you hook a DVD Recorder up to an XBOX 360?

    • LP1 says:

      I don’t have a 360 so I’m not familiar with the hook-up, but if it has a component output(yellow video wire) then yes you can.

      • LP1 says:

        I have PS3 and I just connect it to the DVD recorder through the component/composite output. I record a bunch of stuff from Netflix to DVD all the time.

  14. KarlKayfabian says:

    Soooo no pre-1990 matches? 🙁

    • banzaidrop says:

      “Rise and Fall of the WCW” also didn’t have “NWA” in its titled but still featured JCP matches from the eighties.

    • Charlie Brick says:

      Pre-1990 has some truly classic matches. But who needs those when u can have “the Shockmaster” era matches!

      • Anonymous says:

        Shockmaster debuted and lasted for only a few months in 1993. As much as he was terrible, there was a lot of great action from 1993 that shouldn’t be lumped in with him. In fact, I’d much rather see stuff from 1993 than I would from the overexposed 1995-2001 era, which frankly wasn’t as entertaining in spite of the fact that the Turner brass finally decided to push the company and give them every opportunity to succeed which resulted in great ratings.

  15. Sox says:

    Hogan is an odd choice out front. I mean really, many *GREAT* WCW PPV matches was he actually in? There was the historic 1996 Bash @the Beach main event, maybe Bash @ Beach 94 w/Flair… maybe even his first one w/Vader (not really “great” as much as it was as good as it was gonna get w/Hogan). What else? Hogan/Savage? Hogan/Giant? Not really memorable. Plus, with the exception of Savage (I think)…they’ve all been on previous sets.
    I was really hoping for more pre-Hogan WCW stuff (89-93), some truly great main events in that era, plus some overlooked gems on the undercards. Austin, Pillman, Flair, Muta, Steamboat, Regal, Arn, Rude, Windham, Steiners, Doom, etc

    • ALK says:

      Probably adding fuel to the Hogan at WM30 rumors. Him showing at WM30 then fans seeing him on the set will probably tempt them more to buy it (Like the E needs to, but meh, we do want more blu rays right?)

    • banzaidrop says:

      I guess it makes much more sense to put “big names” on the cover to make it more likely for these sets to be bought.

      because let’s face it: we wouldn’t care if Chris Jericho or Dean Malenko is on the cover as long as they are featured on the discs.

    • mcmax3000 says:

      It’s simple: Having Hogan on the cover is going to catch the eye of someone walking by the DVD section of the local Wal-Mart/Target/etc far more than most of those other people you mentioned.

      The cover is simply about selling more copies of the set.

    • Charlie Brick says:

      Hogan=$$$. Yeah, like the average jallop at Walmart is gonna run to this release with the Shockmaster on it! U can’t go wrong with the hulkster! I am eating my vitamins as I type this. I said my prayers for this cover. I trained so I could bulk up while I started going bald, Brother! Come here, let me give you the big boot!

      • Anonymous says:

        Let’s be honest and consider the era we’re living in. Impulse buys are a thing of the past and it’s getting harder and harder to find the DVDs in store anyway. This or any cover isn’t going to change sales that much.

        Nobody is saying a mid carder should be on the cover. And, certainly the guys who made the cover have every right to be there. If anything, it would be a great idea to include a few more guys on the cover who had a lasting impact on WCW like Lex Luger, Arn Anderson, and Vader.

        The main problem is that Hogan shouldn’t be in the spotlight on a WCW-themed release. WCW was and will forever be about mainly Ric Flair and Sting. They were there at the start and at the end, mostly involved in main event matches and storylines.

        • Erik G. says:

          couldnt hurt…its not like people here won’t buy it…lets face it we might complain but we still get it anyways and were in a minority

      • Sox says:

        Yeah…luckily the Hulkster’s name hasn’t been dragged through the mud for the last 6 years or anything. His mainstream appeal is at an all time high, fanny-packs & bike-shorts are flying off the shelves.

  16. SRB says:

    I’m very excited for this to come with a total running time of 4 hours and 11 minutes.

  17. LP1 says:

    It’s kind of weird timing to release this set around the same time they’re giving away every single WCW ppv on the network.

    I’m gonna end up buying a new DVD recorder(my old one is worn out) and just go to town on the network. Can finally make my own PPV box sets that WWE will never give us in a traditional DVD release.

    • mcmax3000 says:

      There are going to be a bunch of people that won’t get the network right away, plus there’s still another year before it launches anywhere else outside the US, so it still makes sense to do a set like this for now.

  18. Thijs says:

    I love this cover, it looks freaking awesome! I even like Hogan there in the front, because he made WCW really famous!!

  19. Anan says:

    I feel the Starrcade 1997 Sting should have been on the cover because that Sting-Hogan feud was WCW’s biggest storyline. This is when WCW beat WWE 80+ weeks in a row in the ratings war.

  20. Erik G. says:

    I might be crazy but I’d like to see a World War 3 battle royal on this.

  21. Erik G. says:

    That’s a great color scheme. Hogan is a bit too prominent though. Other than that I like it.

  22. EA says:

    This DVD is going to be a complete disaster already by the looks of the cover. You know they’ll feature a bunch of horrible nWo stinkers and omit the real great matches that were on the undercard with a few exceptions, probably ones that have been on a bunch of sets already like Guerrero vs Mysterio from Halloween Havoc.

    • Erik G. says:

      Theres more to wrestling than workrate. NWO provided a lot of entertainment value.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, the nWo sure did. In fact, they gave us so much “entertainment” that they were arguably the biggest on-screen reason for the demise of WCW. What WCW fan doesn’t just love going back and watching the NWO guys just squashing WCW talents without giving them much back? And, what wrestling fan in general doesn’t love matches with endless run-ins? Thank you NWO.

        • Erik G. says:

          I like run-ins. Way more entertaining than two guys having a match and one guy winning. That’s boring. NWO beatdowns, you have to remember, were some of the most riveting moments in wrestling back then.

          • Anonymous says:

            I hope you’re trying to be funny. If not, I hope you realize that when it comes to run-ins, you’re clearly in the minority.

            Want proof?

            Whenever there’s a big PPV match, it typically has a definitive winner and loser. On the occasions that there isn’t a definitive winner, there’s a backlash.

            Want more proof?

            The famous NWO run-in and beatdowns inevitably led to falling ratings. So there you have it: People didn’t like it then, and don’t like it now.

  23. Tommy D says:

    Really cool cover art. Can’t wait to see the match listing. Hopefully we see it sometime this week!

  24. Justin says:

    The aqua color is weird.

  25. Isrs4life says:

    Great Cover looking forward into buying it the yellow reminds me
    of the in your house case which is well nice to.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Hogan in the central position is the biggest joke. It’s like they’re intentionally trying to alienate the audience they’re trying to attract with this release. Flair, Sting or even Goldberg should be in that spot.

    I now have little hope in the match listing. If the cover is any indication, I’ll cancel my pre-order.

  27. Wonderllama says:

    Hollywood Hogan may have been the biggest star in WCW, but he sure never had the greatest PPV matches!

    Maybe each volume of the series will feature a different person on the front. Vol. 1 is Hogan, Vol. 2 could be Sting…

  28. Mongoose Wizard says:

    Oh and still like I said many times before, hopefully we get Macho Man Vs Sting for World Heavyweight Title from Spring Stampede 1998

  29. @IMDJLUIS says:

    Eh, not crazy about it. But I’m looking forward to the content so the cover might as well be thrown away, the content is what this release is all about.

  30. Mongoose Wizard says:

    That cover is goofy but I absolutely love it 🙂 can’t wait for this to come out!

  31. Ray Cornwall says:

    Wait- why aren’t they using the WCW logo from when Shane owned the company? *duck*

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