WWE Releasing ‘Best of Great American Bash’ DVD, Ultimate Warrior News

February 4, 2014 by Daniel Bee

WCW The Great American Bash PPV Set

In the UK’s Power Slam magazine “The Best of The Great American Bash” is referenced as a new WWE DVD and Blu-ray set in the works for this year.

The article in question is shown below and was spotted by WDN reader @danpom.

As you know, WWE are releasing “WCW Greatest PPV Matches Vol. 1” next month and therefore we found it somewhat odd they would also produce a Great American Bash DVD just a few months later. However, we’ve been able to confirm the news as legit with one source this week and as of now the new DVD is scheduled for release to the US in June or July.

Fans in the UK and Europe look to be getting it on July 7th via WWEDVD.co.uk.

PowerSlam Magazine - WWE Best of Great American Bash DVD

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Yesterday, The Ultimate Warrior posted this photo with the caption “The story begins“.

This could mean, as speculated, that he is directly involved with the new WWE DVD and Blu-ray set releasing in Aprl, entitled Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Collection.

Thanks goes out to WDN reader Joe Young for spotting this news.

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  1. Mike Poulin says:

    So any word on Match listings for the WCW PPV’s matches set that comes out in like 4 weeks.

  2. David B. says:

    Here’s my take on the Great American Bash dvd, and wcw ppv’s as well. I think this is a very bad move by WWE to release these because of the wwe network will allow us to watch the PPVS in there entirely. Yes I know they still want to cater to non-wwe network but still come up with some more wcw concepts

  3. Rip says:

    With NFL Football, players face front on DVD covers. With WWE Supperstars, they face backwards. What? No other photo in their library? Or is it that they want females to buy the DVD? Here’s Shawn Michaels and here’s my ass, let me autograph it for you! Where’s the art department?

  4. victory73 says:

    Bash DVD might be great if they include some unseen matches from the Bash tours of the 80’s. Even a complete version of Flair vs. Nikita from 85 would suffice.

    • Anonymous says:

      Agreed! Flair vs. Nikita in complete or even the extended highlights on the 60-minute VHS release is a MUST HAVE on this DVD as it really kicked off the event.

      Even if they don’t want to include unseen 1980s Bash tour matches, it would be very easy to include some of the matches that aired on the various TV shows. I’d be more than happy with that approach.

  5. Erik G. says:

    I have mixed feelings on this. It is cool that GAB goes back to the 80s and has had WWE shows too, but I feel that the 90s boom period (my primary period of interest) doesn’t have much good stuff. If they are upping the WCW releases to 4 a year (one per quarter) then that would be great but I’d prefer another Nitro. It’s better than nothing, though.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m the complete opposite.

      I feel the 1995-1998 Nitro period is completely overexposed. There is NOTHING I want to see from that period. Now, I wouldn’t mind seeing some selected stuff from 1999 through to June 2000, but really nothing else from the Nitro era appeals to me anymore.

      I also want to mention that, just like the WWE at the time, I feel the 1995 to 2001 WCW period featured performers who were all past their prime and that the WCW product was inferior. I really hope they ALWAYS stick to pre-June 1994 WCW/NWA footage. That stuff remains timeless.

      • Erik G. says:

        Guys with mullets and thick southern accents aren’t “timeless”. They are completely rooted in their period.

      • Erik G. says:

        GAB was chosen over the other PPV’s because it has variety. 80s’, 90’s, and 2000’s WWE. You’re just going to have to deal with the fact that people want to see that late 90’s WCW boom period. You’re in the minority, but you will still get some of what you want. Everyone will and if not WWE didn’t do their job.

        • Anonymous says:

          First, I doubt there will be WWE PPV content on this in large part because they renamed the event “The Bash.”

          Secondly, the event started in 1985. It went from 1985 to 1992, and 1995 to 2000. There were 8 events in the pre-1995 period, while only 6 events in the post 1995 period. That means that the pre-1995 footage LOGICALLY has to be more heavily featured.

          Third, we’re living in a world that preaches tolerance of every conceivable thing. How can having a southern accent be a negative thing? And, if it were, how is it that the WWF during its hottest period, The Attitude era, had three VERY southern-sounding announcers?

  6. Vincenzzzzzo says:

    Looking forward to a release on The Great American Bash, especially if they add the Outsiders segment with Eric Bischoff from the1996 show where Bischoff gets powerbombed off the stage.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’m looking forward to the Bash release. It really could be quite good if they give enough time to the event’s 1980s touring shows. As long as it has the following, I don’t care about anything else on it:
    7/6/85 Nikita Koloff vs. Ric Flair
    7/26/86 Tully Blanchard vs. Ronnie Garvin in a taped fist match
    7/26/86 Ole/Arn Anderson vs. Rock ‘n’ Roll Express
    7/1/87 Tully Blanchard vs. Barry Windham
    7/2/87 Road Warriors/Nikita Koloff/Dusty Rhodes vs. Horsemen in a cage
    7/11/87 Lex Luger vs. Nikita Koloff in a US title steel cage
    7/11/87 Ric Flair vs. Jimmy Garvin in a World title steel cage
    7/18/87 Dusty Rhodes vs. Tully Blanchard in a Barbed wire ladder match
    7/18/87 Hawk vs. Ric Flair
    7/23/89 Sting vs. Great Muta
    7/14/91 Nikita Koloff vs. Sting in a Chain match
    6/18/95 Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair
    6/15/97 Harlem Heat vs. Steiners
    6/14/98 Hulk Hogan/Bret Hart vs. Roddy Piper/Randy Savage
    6/13/99 Roddy Piper vs. Ric Flair
    6/11/00 Jeff Jarrett vs. Kevin Nash

    Dusty Rhodes would probably be the best possible choice for hosting the DVD.

    • Domenic says:

      I would also add……

      6/13/99 Sting vs. Rick Steiner in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
      6/13/99 Kevin Nash vs. Randy Savage
      6/11/00 Sting vs. Vampiro in a Human Torch Match
      6/11/00 Hulk Hogan vs. Billy Kidman
      6/11/00 Ric Flair vs. David Flair

    • Erik G. says:

      Dusty annoys me. Anyone but him. Good grief what an annoying human being. Why can’t we just have no host?

  8. Anan says:

    Warrior’s tweet, while it may indicate that he’s involved, it could also just giving people a reminder that his DVD is gonna be out soon. He’s gonna be in the HOF this year so the tweet, being that the ceremony is real soon could indicate a portion of what his speech will be on – his career/life. Man, Warrior’s speech may be worth the admission alone! But the fact that The Snake Man, Jake Roberts is in……

    One Warrior Nation, FOREVER!

  10. Steven Jackson says:

    I’m excited to hear about the Great American Bash DVD. I hope we get to see Muta vs. Sting, as well as some other classics. I would personally like the set to have the same structure as the “Essential Starrcade” set, whereby we get a mini-documentary followed by matches. But whatever is released, I’m looking forward to it.

  11. John Peterson says:

    Besides anything from WWE’S Version of the GAB,I hope they don’t include that horrendous Human Torch Match between Sting and Vampiro from 2000

    • Jeff Copeland says:

      just cause u said that i wanna see it now 😀 yea muta is very underrated in us as far as muta vs rude no idea

  12. Shane A. says:

    Does WWE have some kind of grudge against Daniel Bryan? I mean he was left off the cover of ‘Hell In A Cell’ that may not be a big deal. But he was in the main event and that’s not normal. On top of all of the other crap.

    • David says:

      Oh yeah, WWE has a grudge against Daniel Bryan. Thats why he beat Cena clean at Summerslam, part of the main storyline against Authority, main evented few ppvs, closing out RAW and SD weekly the last few months, and even had a nearly 30 minute match with Orton last night. Yup, WWE certainly has a grudge against him.

      People really need to find a hobby instead of coming up with all these conspiracy theories about why so and so is not getting pushed to the moon. Just because Bryan is not bulldozing through the entire roster and holding the title doesn’t mean WWE has a grudge against or my favorite “burying him”.

      I find it funny people are sick and tired of guys like Cena and Sheamus being superman and winning every match clean but those same people would be fine with guys like Bryan and Punk doing the same thing. Bunch of hypocrites.

      • Jeff Copeland says:

        its the internet its like a ocean full of dork fish lol 😀

      • Vincenzzzzzo says:

        Perfectly said, David. Perfectly.

        “Buried” is one of those words that people have either forgotten the meaning of, or just never understood it’s term to begin with. Lets not forget that if WWE had a certain grudge against DB, he wouldn’t even be working there!


  13. Jeff Copeland says:

    HELL YEA!!!!!!!! about time last one was starrcade 5 years ago hopefully this gets longer bio then starcade one and some matches not on other dvds but wat u gonna do kick ass see WCW STILL RULES !!!

  14. SRB says:

    This is an odd move on WWE’s part. They should have released GAB as they are going to do, but also allowed other PPVs their own sets instead of meshing them. They could have released Halloween Havoc, Fall Brawl, WW3, Starrcade, Mayhem, and GAB totally solo. Release a PPV series, then releasing a set on a particular PPV, highlighting only that PPV, seems weird.

    • Anonymous says:

      From your list, Mayhem and WW3 really don’t need a best of set. Great American Bash, Havoc, SuperBrawl, Uncensored, Slamboree, Fall Brawl and Beach Blast/Bash at the Beach definitely do.

  15. Tommy D says:

    2 WCW Blu Rays so far this year? Hell Yeah. (But we all know it is going to include the WWE Bash too).

  16. KarlKayfabian says:

    It would be awesome if they include Flair vs. Nikita and the Roadies vs the Russians from ’85 as well as any of the matches from the ’86 Greensboro show (except Flair vs. Rhodes).

  17. KarlKayfabian says:

    I really hope they omit the WWE’s version of the GAB and its equally disgusting spawn The Bash from this release. I will not hold my breath.

    • Jeff Copeland says:

      wwes bash was ok at times 04 is worst the best maybe 08 or 07

    • ALK says:

      Certain they won’t. They included the newer Saturday Night Main Events in the Best of SNME set, so I reckon they will here too.

      Who does want to see Paul Bearer drown in cement again? XD

      • Jeff Copeland says:

        yea tehy did they put cena vs edge and some 06 stuff on snme set and NO UNCLE PAUL :(!

      • Timothy Thorpe says:

        Ummm…no. I didn’t want to see it the other two times it came out. Even though the chances are highly unlikely, I’d like to see Undertaker vs Muhammad Hassan from 2005.

  18. Scott says:

    Release GAB and Starrcade in seperate anthology sets and I gurantee both would at least get 120,000 units sold

    • AJ says:

      That’s probably an exaggeration. I’m not sure what the Rumble or Survivor Series sets sold by units, but probably not much more. The Nitro DVD/Blu-Ray only sold 120,000 units by end of Q4 in 2013.
      Also, why spend the money to make an anthology set when there’s the WWE Network—with it all right there.

      • Jeff Copeland says:

        Cause some people still buy dvds i do and i am not getting the network

        • AJ says:

          I know people will stay buy DVDs, but anthologies are expensive to make and there will be less interest in buying them in three weeks. If you’re not international, why aren’t you buying the network? The cost is less than one DVD a month with every PPV.

          • Jeff Copeland says:

            ehh not my thing i rather have dvd thats just me i guess

          • scott says:

            Season’s are still very hot in the dvd industry
            When WWE re-launched the WM Anthology in volumes in 2006 they sold just as many units in the re-launch then when the anthology set was sold entirely
            i mean you can sell anthology sets in volumes but each volume will probably sell arounbd an average of 80,000-90,000 units

  19. Daniel says:

    My name up in lights lol

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