WCW’s Greatest PPV Matches Volume 1

WWE has dug into their once biggest rival’s archives and have put together the first volume of WCW’s Greatest PPV Matches. Historically again this is an important release as it shows the alternative to Vince McMahon’s vision during the wrestling boom right up until Ted Turner sold up.

Introduced by a WCW Legend and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T, we kick off with a Ric Flair/Ronnie Garvin bout from 1987 for the NWA title.  Taking place in a steel cage the Nature Boy was in his prime here complete with his blonde mullet and glittery robe.

The discs travel through time and feature more great Flair bouts with Ricky Steamboat and Sting among them.  Jushin Liger pops up and also a pre Stone Cold Steve Austin.  Brian Pillman is here also as well as a Cactus Jack/Vader bout with Mick bleeding as per usual.

Eric Bischoff’s era is more than catered for with plenty of his WWE signings including Bret Hart, Hogan, Savage, Nash and Hall.  I never really liked WCW at this time,  I always liked the NWA era which is more than catered for on discs 1 and 2.  I felt and it all went to the dogs when Hogan and his cronies took over, but that’s just my opinion.

Good to see the Halloween Havoc match between Eddie and Rey on there as well as a blu-ray extra of a certain Jean-Paul Levesque.  A nice historical release but if it was up to me, the next release would concentrate less on the Bischoff era and more around the 80’s and the start of the 90’s i.e. no Hogan.  Buy it for the kids to show them there was wrestling before John Cena.

  • Starring Lex Luger  Ricky Steamboat  Ric Flair  Sting  The Road Warriors
  • Distributor Fremantle / WWE