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#1 of 73 Thi Them

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Posted September 20 2003 - 05:26 AM

It'll be released on November 18, and it'll be 3 discs!

Whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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#2 of 73 Nick Graham

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Posted September 20 2003 - 07:12 AM

Where did you get your info? I had heard it was coming early next year. With this and the 5 and 1/2 hour Best Cage Matches 2 disc set, WWE is finally mining the vaults of all the assets of dead promotions they've acquired over the last 2-3 years.

#3 of 73 Kyle McKnight

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Posted September 20 2003 - 09:53 AM

Thi probably got it from this post at LordsOfPain.net...

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Two WWE DVD’s are set to be on sale very soon. “WWE Bloodbath” will be a two-disc DVD featuring all of the most incredible cage matches from the past. This will be released on October 28th.

One month later, all Ric Flair fan’s will be able to get their hands on a special three-disc DVD, solely dedicated to the great man himself. Should be great. The date for it’s release is November 18th.

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#4 of 73 ChrisBEA

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Posted September 20 2003 - 01:46 PM

I am really looking forward to both of these releases, probably the Cage match set moreso...
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#5 of 73 oscar_merkx

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Posted September 20 2003 - 11:11 PM

okay folks

here are the details on the Cage Matches

WWE BLOODBATH: Wrestling's Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches - 2 Disc DVD
Release Date: October 28, 2003

Match Listing:

Bruno Sammartino vs. Ivan Koloff (1975)
Bob Backlund vs. Pat Patterson (1979)
Bruno Sammartino vs. Larry Zbyszko (1980)
Bob Backlund vs. Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka (1980)
Bob Backlund vs. Stan Hansen (1981)
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka vs. Don Muraco (1983)
Magnum T.A. vs. Tully Blanchard (1985)
"The Nature Boy" Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes (1986)
Rock & Roll Express vs. Ole & Arn Anderson (1986)
Hulk Hogan vs. Paul Orndorff (1987)
"The Nature Boy" Ric Flair vs. Ron Garvin (1987)
"The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels vs. Marty Jannetty (1993)
Bret "Hitman" Hart vs. "The Rocket" Owen Hart (1995)
Bret "Hitman" Hart vs. Isaac Yankem (Kane) (1995)
Triple H vs. Mankind (1997)
Triple H vs. Rock (1999)
Vince McMahon vs. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (1999)
Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz (2000)
Kurt Angle vs. "The Crippler" Chris Benoit (2001)
Edge vs. Kurt Angle (2002)

This looks like a real winner to me.

What are the possibilities of more Bruno Sammartino dvds ?

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#6 of 73 oscar_merkx

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Posted September 20 2003 - 11:14 PM

and here are the details of Ric Flair's matches

WWE The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection - 3 Disc DVD
Release Date: November 18, 2003

Rumored Matches To be on DVDs:

Flair vs. Buddy Rodgers: Nature Boy vs. Nature Boy.
Flair vs. Steamboat for U.S. Title (Mid-Atlantic).
Flair as an NWA Tag Champ in the 70's.
Flair vs. Rhodes (1981, World Title #1)
Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (X-Mas '82 cage match)
Flair vs. Race (Starrcade '83)
Flair vs. Steamboat (1984)
Flair vs. Magnum T.A. (TBS, June-July '85)
Flair vs. Nikita Koloff (Omni, Sept. '85, post match beatdown of Dusty Rhodes defining moment of Horsemen and turned Flair heel for 4 years)
Beatdown of either/both Dusty Rhodes and/or Ricky Morton
Flair vs. Rhodes (Flair regains World Title Summer '86)
Flair vs. Barry Windham (1987)
Flair vs. Sting (Clash I. Only the third best match on the card, but began the continuing Sting/Flair feud)
Flair vs. Luger (1988, either GAB or Starrcade)
Flair vs. Steamboat Trilogy '89
Flair vs. Funk (GAB '89)
Flair getting the garbage bag tied around his head by Funk on Clash of Champions (September '89)
Funk's Grill where Funk told kids not to tie garbage bags around the heads of their siblings (hell, it was funny, ok)
Flair vs. Funk (I Quit Match Clash Nov. '89)
Either Wargames '87 and/or '91
Flair/Arn Anderson vs. Doom (Havoc '90)
Nothing, I repeat nothing, involving the Black Scorpion
Flair vs. Bobby Eaton (Clash, June '91, Flair's last televised match in WCW before jump)
vignettes of Bobby Heenan proclaiming Flair as the Real World Champion
If the have a multi series DVD, Rumble '92.
Flair vs. Savage (Mania VIII)
Flair vs. Hennig (Loser Leave Town Match, RAW '93)
Nothing involving Shockmaster debuting on Flair for the Gold.
Flair/Anderson vs. Hollywood Blondes
Flair vs. Vader (Starrcade '93)
Flair vs. Steamboat (1994, both the PPV and TBS match)
Flair vs. Arn Anderson (1995)
Flair/Sting vs. Arn Anderson/Brian Pillman (1995)
Flair pinning Hogan cleanly in the middle of the ring without interference of any type (January, 1996 Nitro)
Arn Anderson pinning Hogan cleanly in the middle of the ring without interference of any type (February, 1996 Nitro)
Flair vs. Savage (Feb. '96 PPV)
Flair vs. Eddy Guerrero (August '96 PPV)

Finally I will be able to see some of those Flair - Steamboat clashes I have heard so much about

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#7 of 73 Jason Adams

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Posted September 21 2003 - 03:06 AM

WOW. I need to get these DVDs. Right frickin' now. Posted Image

#8 of 73 Wayne Bundrick

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Posted September 21 2003 - 05:20 AM

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Posted September 21 2003 - 07:01 AM

I have about 100 VHS tapes full of classic NWA stuff, but thats a awesome list of stuff and itll be nice to have it on DVD instead of 20 year old crappy VHS tapesPosted Image

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Vince needs to start a Wrestling channel and play this stuff 24/7

#10 of 73 Chris_Morris

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Posted September 21 2003 - 07:54 AM

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Posted September 21 2003 - 08:12 AM

It had better include his "Entered #1 and still won" Royal Rumble Appearance.
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#12 of 73 Tom Brennan

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Posted September 21 2003 - 08:18 AM

Where are all the early Wrestlemanias on DVD? They are really pushing Wrestlemania 20...you would think they would want to release the first 16 or so that never got a DVD release and have been out of print forever.
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#13 of 73 Nick Graham

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Posted September 21 2003 - 08:32 AM

I think Bruno and Vince have been on the outs for decades now, so I doubt a Bruno DVD happens.

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Posted September 21 2003 - 09:59 AM

I'll get it the day it's out cuz
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#15 of 73 Chuck West

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Posted September 21 2003 - 11:05 AM

I hope this means we're going to see more 1980s-1990s WWF and WCW titles in the future. Posted Image

#16 of 73 John KB

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Posted September 21 2003 - 12:12 PM

This is GREAT news! I love Ric Flair. I hope there is some of the recent stuff, his match against Triple H a couple months ago on RAW was great and I love all the dancing around that he's doing now. It just keeps getting funnier! Woooo!

#17 of 73 Ric Bagoly

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Posted September 21 2003 - 06:44 PM

Now let me get this right. Are these the COMPLETE UNCUT matches we're talking about here, with entrances and EVERYTHING?? I say this because too many tapes over the years with classic Flair matches are more like highlight reels intended to edit out the slower, more psychological parts of a match. If they are uncut, then this is a no-brainer...

Also would love to see a wrestling channel especially featuring oldschool 80s NWA...
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#18 of 73 Nick Graham

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Posted September 22 2003 - 03:46 AM

Ric, WWE has been very good about the maches on their DVDs being uncut with no edits, so no worries. It's their non-PPV event VHS tapes that are usually clipfests.

Chuck, on the last investor conference call, Linda acted as though there were still leagl entanglements over old footage with the old logo, hence we will thnakfully be getting a bigger dose of NWA and WCW stuff than we probably would have otherwise.

Vince and Linda have both said they are focusing on DVD and VOD with the tape libraries they've acquired
recently. I don't think a wrestling channel will be a possibility until the next boom period, whenever that may be.

One match I hope this set has is the 92' Rumble where Flair snagged his first modern era WWF title. Towards the end, an exasperated Bobby Heenan (on color duty, but also Flair's manager) literally starts pleading with God on air to let Flair win.

#19 of 73 JonZ

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Posted September 22 2003 - 03:59 AM

"where Flair snagged his first modern era WWF title"

One of the greatest wrestling moments EVER!!!!

Back in the old days it was a big deal becuase it made Flair only the second guy to hold both NWA and WWF titles. Although it would become alot more common to hold titles in both federations(WCW actually which some would say had nothing in common with the great NWA)this was a truly momumental moment for Flair fans.

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#20 of 73 Bill Williams

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Posted September 22 2003 - 05:04 AM

To be honest, a 3-disc set wouldn't do Ric Flair justice. Now something closer to double that amount would be great, since he's definitely one of the all-time legends.

I wouldn't mind seeing something about the plane accident he was involved in back in the 1970's that nearly ended his career. That, to Flair, is a defining moment not just in his career but more importantly in his life.

Having one of the Flair-Windham matches included in the set is a good decision. I had the privilege of seeing Flair and Windham wrestle for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at WCW's first beach-themed PPV, Bash at the Beach (or Beach Blast), back in 1993, and that was a pretty solid match through and through during Flair's face run at the time. He won the WCW title for the 10th time at that match by putting the figure-four leglock on Windham clean in the middle of the ring, and Windham's shoulders went down for the 1-2-3 as a result. Afterwards there were reports that Flair was planning on hitting the town at the casinos with the ladies - only the "Nature Boy" could do that! Posted Image

The Flair/Sting match from the late 80's: is that the one that went 45-60 minutes live on TV and went to a draw? That was a solid back-and-forth match all the way through.

Now the Flair/Triple H match from a couple of months ago should be in there, because that was a solid match as well, and they should have also thrown in the post-match tribute to Flair. That was one moment that wasn't shown on TV that should have been, because it showed everyone paying their due respect to Flair, because he earned every bit of it.

For that matter, how about the time the 4 Horseman reformed in the late 90's with Flair, Anderson, Dean Malenko, and Chris Benoit? That was a great WCW moment that showed the 4 Horsemen shining at their best even in the reformation.

I hope the WWE gets to do a second Flair set down the road soon with more matches, off-screen moments, personal career history, etc.
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