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WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW DVD Trailer

Check out the newest trailer for the WWE DVD – The Rise and Fall of WCW. There has been a big buzz about this DVD for months. By the looks of the trailer, it will undoubtedly provoke conversation and interest. The new WWE DVD is available Tuesday August 25.

There has been controversy surrounding this DVD for months. Eric Bischoff, Ted Turner and other WCW executives turned down the opportunity to be a part of the DVD. “I chose not to participate in WWE’s latest revisionist history initiative for many reasons,” wrote Bischoff. Unfortunately the story will lose a bit of credibility without having him or Vince Russo on board to tell their sides of the story.

WWE produced the Rise and Fall of ECW a few years back. Overall the company did a fair job I felt on giving ECW its due. Keep in mind that Paul Heyman was a WWE employee at the time so I wasn’t expecting a big hatchet job anyway. I don’t expect the same kind of treatment given to WCW in this documentary. Bischoff also gave a very nice balance to the story on the WWE Monday Night Wars DVD.

Let’s face it, there aren’t many people around who loved WCW the way the boys loved ECW. I don’t expect many former WCW wrestlers to gloat about the greatness of WCW at this stage in the game. For one, it would be political suicide if they wanted to keep or get a job in the WWE. This would be like Fox News doing a documentary about Barack Obama without one democrat or supporter in the movie.

I will reserve full judgment until I see the documentary in its entirety. For WCW fans, you can look forward to a nice package of classic wrestling matches to be included on the set. For wrestling fans, it will be a nice trip down memory lane and a reminder of how much fun Monday nights used to be.

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

Bonus features:

* Lost in Cleveland (Cactus Jack vignette)

* Bill Watts Defends Himself

* Spam Man

* The Origin of Goldberg

* Bischoff Gives Away RAW Results

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

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Eric G.

Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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