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Rise And Fall Of WCW (3 Discs)

Released on 11 January 2010

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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The Rise and Fall of WCW examines the storied history of World Championship Wrestling, from it's beginnings in the territory system through Ted Turner's acquisition and the savage battles with WWE for sports-entertainment domination in the 90s.

On this 3-DVD set, you will hear from the people behind the scenes and in the ring who witnessed and created the history of the promotion. Exclusive interviews from Jim and David Crockett, Goldberg, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and many more give us an inside view of the organization and the highlights and lowlights of its three decade existence, including the first Starrcade, Black Saturday, the emergence of the New World Order, the management turmoil, the ascension of Sting and Goldberg, the final night of its existence and so much more. Packed with extras, including more than 20 complete matches, the Rise & Fall of WCW is a must-own collectible for all sports-entertainment fans!

Disc 1:

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
WCW Ratings Champ
Goldberg vs. Hogan
Mistakes Begin
Vince Russo
A Corporate Merger
McMahon buys WCW
Legacy of WCW

Disc 2:

$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

Disc 3:

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 Flair & Arn Anderson vs. Team nWo - 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
  • Lost in Cleveland
  • Bill Watts Defends Himself
  • Spam Man
  • The Origin of Goldberg
  • Bischoff Gives Away RAW Results

customer Reviews

 Average rating (4 reviews)

 Average and not the best of WCW!!

| | See all C4Bubble's reviews (1)

I have a lot of Wrestling DVDs - and it is a shame that there is yet again a lot of repackaged footage of the same stuff (if you have the Monday Night Wars at various points you will be 'oh yeah that same person saying the same thing again')

Overall it is ok - some good stuff on Jim Crockett Promotions - though this could have been explored wider on a DVD about that!! It covers off the story behind WCW and its boom etc but doesnt really do anything more than scratch the surface - a large focus on the backstage politics of the Execs and VPs but not between the wrestlers!!

I was expecting something like the Rise and Fall of ECW DVD which is excellent - focus on the wrestlers, individuals who mad ethe company and major incidents both positive and negative!! To have no feature on Sting and his year long fight vs NWO and gloss it over is a disgrace - yes I know he wrestles for a rival promotion but this is a DVD about WCW and Sting was Mr WCW!!

There are a few potshots at Jeff Jarrett towards the end as well which arent really needed (and again could be because he went and set up TNA)

It is watchable dont get me wrong but seems to be a little bit revisionist and missing large chunks of who the main wrestlers were and what WCW was

I really hope that a counter DVD is released like 'Forever Hardcore' was - with actual WCW wrestlers commenting (only WWE contracted ones spoke) to get some more of the story!!

 Great WCW Memories

| | See all Swish27's reviews (19)

If you loved the wcw like I did then you will love this dvd, not only is the documentry excellent about the history of wcw and the prime of the company when they where smashing wwe in the ratings but it has great inerviews on the collapse of the company and loads of matches which you will love. A MUST BUY

 Great DVD

| | See all Mirrorkissers's reviews (23)

As someone who was never a hardcore WCW fan, I bought this out of sheer curiosity. The only times I woul watch WCW was when I wa channel surfing between advert breaks in WWF RAW.

The documentary on the first disc is pretty enthralling, I was a little skeptical of the DVD at firs but much like The Rise and Fall of ECW I couldn't take my eyes off the screen and it had me interested the whole time. This boxset is worth it for the documentary alone in my opinion.

The other discs consist of matches that I myself thoroughly enjoyed. Some of the matches consist of mid-carders but it's still solid, entertaining wrestling at the end of the day. There are also some classics such as the War Games match which was basically the nWo taking on Flair, Anderson, Sting and Luger. If you don't know what WarGames is, it's pretty much the Elimination Chamber but using two rings and two Hell in a Cell cages instead of a chamber.

Also includes the infamous Golberg V DDP match that cut out on Pay Per View and no one at home saw the ending.

A great buy, I would thoroughly recommend any wrestling fan to buy this.


| | See all chocoman's reviews (1)

I feel disappointed.. the first dvd documentary was probs the best as it takes u to a decent level of understand of the rise and fall.. but the other 2 dvds were basic.. missed out the whole era.. if they were the best matches then clearly the wcw they know is not the one i watched and used to love..

wwe clearly messed it up on purpose to spite wcw history because as some one else said.. no sting v nwo.. wheres macho man destroying everyone.. rey mysterio versus kevin nash.. millionaires club.. new blood.. where is the whole wcw.. basically im not happy..

if u wana just bite the cherry of a cake and not even get to the icing let alone the cake itself then buy but dont expect too much!

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Certificate15 years and over
Duration7 hours and 51 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.