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The Rise and Fall of WCW

Postby CheMateo » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:16 am

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Documentary chapters:

Jim Crockett Promotions
Georgia Championship Wrestling
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Black Saturday
The Expansion
Crockett Sells to Turner
Greatest Talent in the World
New Management
Bill Watts Era
Bill Shaw Hires Eric Bischoff
Hulk Hogan Arrives
Nitro Debuts
nWo
Cruiserweights
Goldberg
WCW Ratings Champ
Celebrities
Goldberg vs. Hogan
Mistakes Begin
Vince Russo
A Corporate Merger
McMahon buys WCW
Legacy of WCW

Matches:

$1,000 Challenge Match
Ric Flair vs. Magnum T.A.
NWA World Championship Wrestling - June 15, 1985

Sting, Lex Luger & Barry Windham vs. Ric Flair, Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (w/ JJ Dillon)
The Main Event - April 3, 1988

United States Championship Match
Dusty Rhodes vs. Barry Windham
Great American Bash - July 10, 1988

NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match
Ric Flair vs. Ricky `The Dragon' Steamboat
Chi-Town Rumble - February 20, 1989

The Rock `n' Roll Express vs. The Midnight Express
Wrestle War - February 25, 1990

NWA United States Tag Team Championship Match
The Midnight Express vs. The Southern Boys
Great American Bash - July 7, 1990

WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
The Steiner Brothers vs. Sting & Lex Luger
SuperBrawl - May 19, 1991

WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match
Sting vs. Big Van Vader
Great American Bash - July 12, 1992

WCW International World Heavyweight Championship Match
Rick Rude vs. Sting
Spring Stampede - April 17, 1994

WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match
Ric Flair vs. Hulk Hogan
Bash at the Beach - July 17, 1994

WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match
Ric Flair vs. The Giant
Nitro - April 29, 1996

WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Dean Malenko
Clash of the Champions XXXIII - August 15, 1996

War Games Match
Team WCW- Sting, Lex Luger, Ric Fair & Arn Anderson vs. Team n.W.o.- Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall & a Mystery Partner
Fall Brawl - September 15, 1996

United States Championship Ladder Match
Syxx vs. Eddie Guerrero
Souled Out - January 25, 1997

United States Championship No Disqualification Match
Eddie Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko
Uncensored - March 16, 1997

WCW Cruiserweight Championship Title vs. Mask Match
Chris Jericho vs. Juventud Guerrera
SuperBrawl VIII - February 22, 1998

WCW Unified World Tag Team Championship Match
The Steiner Brothers vs. The Outsiders
SuperBrawl VIII - February 22, 1998

Diamond Dallas Page & Karl Malone vs. Hollywood Hulk Hogan & Dennis Rodman
Bash at the Beach - July 12, 1998

WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match
Goldberg vs. Diamond Dallas Page
Halloween Havoc - October 25, 1998

WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match
Booker T vs. Lance Storm
Nitro - August 7, 2000

Bonus features:

* Lost in Cleveland (Cactus Jack vignette)
* Bill Watts Defends Himself
* Spam Man
* The Origin of Goldberg
* Bischoff Gives Away RAW Results

I'm really excited about this DVD release. I was a fan of their ECW documentary and I have hopes for this one but I also have some reservation. I'm afraid of there being more bias and revisionist history. I think it's cool they put in the effort to interview former WCW stars and not just keep the interviews in house. This set should hit streets on August 25th.
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Re: The Rise and Fall of WCW

Postby KickToKill » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:01 am

CheMateo wrote: I'm afraid of there being more bias and revisionist history.


That's what every one of WWE's damn releases are, Revisionist bs. Like WWE was always 10 steps ahead of everyone else. Was Verne Gagne too old school to keep AWA going or was it Vince BUYING every single worker that had something to do with AWA closing? I'm sure ass kisser Jim Ross will be on this WCW dvd and say his usual "Nobody could ever compete with Vince" bs, Even though JR was employed by NWA/WCW for over a decade he'll still crap on them.
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Re: The Rise and Fall of WCW

Postby CheMateo » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:10 pm

Well here is the first comments I've come across about the DVD.

The DVD totally ignores Benoit, and even the 4 Horseman with Malenko & Benoit. Never mentioned. And the whole Vince Russo era is glossed over fairly quickly, ending with the Hogan/Jarret "lay down" job. And during that, they pretty much trash Jarret, saying how he never put people in seats, and J.R. basically trashing him since he's a rival at TNA.

All the inteviews with Bischoff are from the previous Monday Night War DVDs.

The best parts are some insight by the Crockett's on the selling of World Championship Wrestling to Turner, and the different people that tried running it before Bischoff, as well as some of the Goldberg stuff with some new interviews with him. I especially liked in the extras Goldberg talking of the creation of the character, and the way the name came about.

But much of the retrospective is presented thru the McMahon Looking Glass, especially his take-over of the Super Station time slot.

This set could/should have been so much better.


I'm disappointed that they didn't get any new interviews with Bischoff. It kind of just lends credibility to the notion that WWE has gotten a bit lazy with their DVD releases as of late. I still want to see it for myself.
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Re: The Rise and Fall of WCW

Postby atox » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:38 pm

they asked Eric to be a part of it and he said no.
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Re: The Rise and Fall of WCW

Postby er0k » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:44 am

i am seriously pissed off on how they ignore Benoit completely. i know what happened was a shocking and a disaster no one ever thought seeing, but this man is a legend to PRO WRESTLING and not that bullshitt "sports entertainment" mcmahon/wwe garbage he puts on on mondays and fridays. will this dvd even be good for the extra matches??
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Re: The Rise and Fall of WCW

Postby atox » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:47 am

Smackdown is an awesome show
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Re: The Rise and Fall of WCW

Postby CheMateo » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:53 am

atox wrote:they asked Eric to be a part of it and he said no.
My bad, you're right I forgot that he was asked and refused. Bischoff said
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Re: The Rise and Fall of WCW

Postby Souf Centrol » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:33 pm

I'm definately picking this up, not so good hearing how shallow it is. I'll pick it up used in a month
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Re: The Rise and Fall of WCW

Postby BurningHammerMark » Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:05 pm

So many things they didn't even bother to discuss like...

Hogan pretty much burying Vader, Dungeon of Doom and Flair(Beat him 4 straight times before moving him onto something else)

The good part of the Bill Watts tenure like Ron Simmons becoming first Black WCW Champ, Gordy and Williams/Steiners feud, Vader/Sting etc.

The signing of Bret Hart and why that was such a big deal and why WCW couldn't seem to duplicate his success in WWE.

More in-depth thoughts on the departures of Guerrero, Malenko, Jericho, Show, Benoit and Saturn.

The downfall of the NWO and their thousand re-incarnations.

The importance of the 4 Horsemen.

The importance of Flair/Steamboat.

More thoughts about the WCW/New Japan partership, How it started? Key moments and when did it start to go bad?

But as everyone said it's revisionist history and the story that Vince wanted told.

Match selection is great except for Flair/Giant, NWO/Horsemen, Luger and Sting in War Games, Booker/Lance, Outsiders/Steiners and DDP/Malone vs. Hogan/Rodman.
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