Mark’s WWE DVD Fantasy Concept #9 – Top 50 Matches

March 7, 2012 by Mark D

WDN Fantasy Concept

After originally being on the schedules for release in August 2011; as ‘The 50 Biggest Matches’, this one was pulled and eventually replaced with The Top 50 Superstars release.

This weeks fantasy concept is…

WWE Top 50 Matches of All Time.

I think that this one should be WWE’s biggest release at a whopping six discs and should be hosted by Hall of Famer Jim Ross. I also think that to help with the countdown its self the ‘WWE Universe’ should vote on to come up with the definitive list (shades of the History of WWE Championship, Intercontinental Championships and Essential Starrcade releases).
To avoid a never ending debate on this one I’ve decided not to list the Top 50 Matches – I’m sure you can guess what they would be (my top 50 is listed on the front of the cover tho) 😉
Does this proposed WWE DVD interest you?
It’s great to hear your feedback, so please sound off in the comments below!
I hope to bring you more fantasy concept DVD sets in the coming weeks and months – so stay tuned to the site. You can follow me on Twitter: @_MarkD_. I’m also looking for suggestions for future concepts.

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  1. Spritz1999 says:

    Now this one would be hard, but not impossible to start a debate over… seeing as a lot of wrestling fans agree with at least the top 25 greatest matches usually! Would be a great set in my opinion.

  2. Mark D says:

    As requested here are the 50 matches which I used for the cover of this concept:
    The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania XXV)
    Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock (WrestleMania X-Seven)
    Macho Man Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat (Wrestlemania 3)
    Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker (WrestleMania XXVI)
    Mankind vs. The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell, King of the Ring 1998)
    Ric Flair vs. Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania XXIV)
    Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels (Ladder Match, Wrestlemania 10)
    Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Triple H (3 Stages of Hell, No Way Out 2001)
    The Dudleys vs. Edge & Christian vs. The Hardys (TLC II, WrestleMania X-Seven)
    Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog (Summerslam ’92)
    Triple H vs. The Undertaker (WrestleMania XXVII)
    Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin (Submission Match, Wrestlemania 13)
    Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle (WrestleMania XXI)
    Macho Man Randy Savage vs. Ultimate Warrior (Career Match, Wrestlemania 7)
    The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar (Hell in a Cell, No Mercy 2002)
    The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels (Hell In A Cell, Badd Blood)
    The Rock vs. Mankind (I Quit Match, Royal Rumble ’99)
    The Rock vs. Triple H (Iron Man Match, Judgement Day 2000)
    The Undertaker vs. Edge (Hell in a Cell, SummerSlam 2008)
    Cactus Jack vs. Triple H (Street Fight, Royal Rumble 2000)
    The Rock vs. The Undertaker vs. Kurt Angle (Vengeance 2002)
    Triple H vs. The Undertaker (WrestleMania X-Seven)
    John Cena vs. Rob Van Dam (ECW One Night Stand 2006)
    Triple H vs. Cactus Jack (Street Fight, Royal Rumble 2000)
    John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels (Raw, April 2007)
    Randy Orton vs. Triple H (Last Man Standing Match, No Mercy 2007)
    The Dudleys vs. Edge & Christian vs. The Hardys (TLC, SummerSlam 2000)
    Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect (Summerslam ’91)
    Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior (Wrestlemania 6)
    Triple H vs. Chris Jericho (Last Man Standing, Fully Loaded 2000)
    Bret Hart vs. Bob Backlund (Submission Match, Survivor Series ’94)
    Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania XII)
    The Rock vs. Hollywood Hulk Hogan (WrestleMania X8)
    Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker (No Way Out 2006)
    Triple H vs. Ric Flair (Cage Match, Taboo Tuesday 2005)
    The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin (WrestleMania XIX)
    Edge vs. John Cena (TLC, Unforgiven 2006)
    John Cena vs. Triple H (WrestleMania 22)
    Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio (Ladder Match, SummerSlam 2005)
    John Cena vs. JBL (I Quit, Judgment Day 2005)
    Kurt Angle vs. Triple H vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Rikishi vs. The Rock vs. The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell, Armageddon 2000)
    Shawn Michaels vs. Mr McMahon (No Holds Barred, WrestleMania 22)
    Edge & Christian vs. The Hardys (Ladder Match, No Mercy ’99)
    Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant (Wrestlemania 3)
    DX vs. Rated RKO (New Years Revolution 2007)
    Batista vs. Triple H (Hell in a Cell, Vengeance 2005)
    John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania 23)
    Bret Hart vs. Rowdy Roddy Piper (Wrestlemania 8)
    Shawn Michaels vs. Diesel (Wrestlemania 11)
    Bret Hart vs. Diesel (Survivor Series ’95)

  3. Anan says:

    WWE will never release a 6 disc set unless it’s two 3 disc sets meaning Top 50 Matches Vol. 1 and later on, Vol.2

    Great match list there. But there’s no info on them. For example, it just says HHH vs Orton or Cena vs Edge. They’ve had thousands of matches. Which one specifically did you list?

  4. Archangel says:

    If WWE were to ever release a DVD like that, they would likely alternate between whole matches and clips of matches. Much like they do on the Best of Raw and Best of Smackdown sets.

  5. mark2j says:

    the top 50 idea could work really well, wwe could even release them in 10 match DVD sets for a budget price.

  6. RabidHeat says:

    @Anonymous, I think Mark pretty much only does fantasy concept art for sets that are likely. That sounds as unlikely as it could get, lol.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Mark, can you do one for WWE Presents ‘The Rise and Fall of TNA’? That would be interesting.

  8. GSK says:

    I love this idea!!!!

  9. RabidHeat says:

    @Charles, I have to agree about the finishing moves set actually; I’d prefer the matches. Finishing moves will be a snore-fest; particular since nobody seems to put anybody away with their finisher anymore. It seems people prefer to see opponents kicking out of finishers these days.

  10. Charles says:

    And they prefer releasing top 50 finishers over this?

  11. sean says:

    great idea, hope it happes, but wcw will probably get ignored like usual, like completly leaving out sting vs hogan at starrcade 97 or sting vs flair great american bash 90, but i would absolutly love to see this but also some commentary from current and past wrestlers

  12. RabidHeat says:

    I think there’s a reason it was cancelled. Namely that, just like the Top 50 Superstars DVD, you CAN’T really say what the best 50 matches are. It’s all subject to opinion, and the countdown schtick that they seem to be doing on every release at the moment is getting really old fast, particularly since most of the time you can’t help but just sit there and shout abuse at the screen over the idiotic choices they’re making. It just kinda ruins the enjoyment.

    Plus, if you’ve bought the WWE Title/WHC/IC title sets, Allied Powers, Greatest PPV Matches and whatever other match anthologies they’ve released over the years (HIAC, Satan’s Prison, Steel Cage Matches), not to mention all your PPVs and superstar sets, aren’t you already going to have most of what’s here? Of course you are, and without the inevitable “ratio bars”, I might add.

    Really glad this was cancelled. Always was curious as to whether they were limiting it to only WWE matches though.

  13. neverAcquiesce says:

    Only having “many in their entirety” would dissuade me from purchasing (if it were real, of course). Maybe they’d release in two four-disc volumes to not only fit everything in its entirety, but then they could release two $30 sets instead of one $50 set. Money, money, money.

  14. HHHfan1999 says:

    Great concept man! And from what I can read on the cover, great decisions on matches too! 😀 This would be a great dvd to release, AFTER they come out with WrestleMania 28’s Undertaker vs. Triple H so they can put that match on there… just saying! Lol… Thanks Mark! 😉

  15. William says:

    Looks gr8, but I think the cover kinda spoils it up a little bit, since your showing the top 50 matches right on the front of it. Definately worht getting if it does come out in the future. Good job Mark, looking forward to next week.

    • Mark D says:

      @William I must admit I also thought the same at first but then I figured that a ‘hardcore’ WWE fan (like most of the good folks here) would be able to guess at least 30 (or more) of the matches on a top 50 and for someone new or not quite as ‘hardcore’ that would encourage them.

      The philosophy which I have applied with the fantasy DVDs is that while it is a Fantasy DVD – “what would WWE do?”. Which is why you’ll never see a Best of Chris Benoit fantasy DVD, and at times when a match is very important (but released many times) I will include it.

      I have more than 25 fantasy DVDs to come (to date!) and of those 6 (right now) have absolute kick ass content! And… I have a huge list of ideas suggested by you guys, the 2011 poll and my own ideas! So while you may not be keen on this one – stick with me. 🙂

  16. Mark D says:

    @Chris Smith Don’t shoot me… the I Quit match. I didnt want to just use my fav matches – so I added a few matches which I thought the “WWE Universe” would have voted for.

  17. Chris Smith says:

    What John Cena vs JBL match made the cut?

  18. Justin says:

    This looks like an awesome collection, I would definately love to see this become a real DVD. I am really curious what the 50 matches would be.

  19. RCS1988 says:

    Awesome cover. You should do a fantasy cover for the Undertaker’s Unreleased Archives 3 disc DVD set, with these matches. This would be one hell of a set.

    Disc 1
    The 1st Victim
    The Undertaker vs. Mario Mancini Superstars December 15, 1990
    Phenom vs. Future Phenom
    Jimmy Snuka vs. the Undertaker Madison Square Garden January 21, 1991
    Battle on the High Seas
    Tugboat vs. the Undertaker London Gardens February 16, 1991
    Warrior Warfare
    Ultimate Warrior vs. the Undertaker Fresno, California June 18, 1991
    Savage Battle
    Randy Savage vs. the Undertaker Portland, Maine July 30, 1991
    The Master & Ruler of the World & bodybags
    Sid Justice vs. the Undertaker in a bodybag match Cornwall, Ontario September 10, 1991
    Mexican Warfare
    Tito Santana vs. the Undertaker Barcelona, Spain October 5, 1991

    Disc 2
    Excellence of Execution
    Bret Hart vs. the Undertaker Dayton, Ohio October 22, 1991
    The 1st title defense
    British Bulldog vs. the Undertaker Copps Coliseum November 30, 1991
    A Mix of Styles
    Randy Savage & the Undertaker vs. Ric Flair & the Berzerker Portland, Maine, July 21, 1992
    Phenom in the Everglades
    The Undertaker vs. Skinner RAW February 22, 1993
    Phenom looking up
    The Undertaker vs. Giant Gonzalez Halifax, Nova Scotia May 24, 1993
    Phenom & the roughneck
    The Undertaker vs. Mr. Hughes Salisbury, Maryland July 7, 1993
    Phenom’s Revenge
    The Undertaker vs. Yokozuna in a casket match Burlington, Vermont October 18, 1994
    Phenom vs. Mastadon
    The Undertaker vs. Vader Canadian Stampede July 6, 1997

    Disc 3
    Unlikely Partners
    The Undertaker & Steve Austin vs. Kane & Mankind Fully Loaded 98 July 26, 1998
    Brothers of Destruction Collide
    The Undertaker vs. Kane Judgment Day 98 October 18, 1998
    Coporate Minstry takes control
    Steve Austin vs. the Undertaker Over the Edge 99 May 23, 1999
    The Game vs. American Badass
    The Undertaker vs. Triple H Smackdown July 13, 2000
    The Future Viper
    Randy Orton vs. the Underaker Smackdown May 30, 2002
    Saturday Night in Texas
    The Undertaker vs. the Great Khali & Umaga Dallas Texas July 15, 2006
    Phenom vs. Straight Edge Savior
    The Undertaker vs. CM Punk Las Vegas, Nevada March 30, 2010

    If the set were also relased on blu-ray, it would contain 4 more matches from 2008-2010.

    • Mark D says:

      Not much love for this weeks fantasy DVD. Sorry folks. I’m sure your going to like next weeks set a little better… 😉

      @RCS1988 Great listing, I’ve a funny feeling your going to like next weeks fantasy DVD…

      Sneak preview match on Twitter @_MarkD_

  20. scsa says:

    Top 50 matches is a tough one! Though here are a few of my fave’s:

    Warrior Vs Hogan – WM:6
    Piper Vs Bret Hart – IC Title
    Bret Vs Owen/Yokozuna – WM:10
    Austin Vs HBK – WM:14 – WWF Title
    Rock Vs Austin – Backlash 99 – WWE Title
    Rock Vs Austin – WM:17

    & SO ON!!!!

  21. steven says:

    Yes there would be alot of repeats but would still probably be blu ray release. Fantasy concept best of WCW from ppv to nitro to thunder on blu.

  22. Harry Faversham says:

    If it really did have the 50 Greatest matches on it that would make it a money SAVER if you didn’t own many wwe DVDs. As always you can’t please everyone. Personally I’d love to see a collection of the 50 Greatest Matches, but I would hate to see another bullshit countdown style set where they talk bollocks for an entire disc with randomly thrown together extras.

  23. SRB says:

    Part of me does agree with Steve. This set would contain so many repeasts I’d be lucky to even have 1 full disc of new matches. But this is a great fantasy concept. Especially if it were a bigger set, like the 6 discs youre proposing I would be very interested in this. Another great idea and a good job. How about a 3 disc Rick Rude set next time? Maybe?

  24. Chris Roy says:

    I like would to see a list of what you guys think is the Top 50 greatest matches of all time.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Future concept could be best of WWF Superstars or Best of WCW Thunder

  26. Steve says:

    Great artwork but who needs a set full of repeats. I guarantee there wouldn’t be one match that isn’t on at least one other set. So a waste of $$.