The very first Wrestlemania took place in 1985 and it gave birth to pay-per-view wrestling events. In the name of competition in 1987 the forefather of WCW, NWA, had its first pay-per-view event called Starrcade. This blu-ray has the top twenty-one NWA/WCW pay-per-view matches from 1987 until its final one in 2001, Greed, before it was bought out by WWE.
It is while watching all these classic matches back-to-back that you realize what a full history that WCW had. Their stable of wrestlers included some of the biggest legends in the industry like Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Ric Flair and Steve Austin.
A disappointment about this package was the quality of the picture. It really isn’t up to blu-ray standards. Too bad. Though it did not ruin my enjoyment of the matches.
List of Fights:
- Steel Cage Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Ronnie Garvin vs. Ric Flair. Starrcade — November 26, 1987.
- United States Championship Match: Barry Windham vs. Dusty Rhodes. The Great American Bash — July 10, 1988.
- Tag Team Championship Match: The Road Warriors vs. Sting & Dusty Rhodes. Starrcade — December 26, 1988.
- World Heavyweight Championship Match: Ric Flair vs. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. Chi-Town Rumble — February 20, 1989.
- United States Championship Match: Lex Luger vs. Brian Pillman. Halloween Havoc — October 28, 1989.
- World Heavyweight Championship Match: Ric Flair vs. Sting. The Great American Bash — July 7, 1990.
- Steel Cage Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Lex Luger vs. Barry Windham. The Great American Bash — July 14, 1991.
- Light Heavyweight Championship Match: Jushin Liger vs. Brian Pillman. Superbrawl II — February 29, 1992.
- War Games: Sting’s Squadron vs. The Dangerous Alliance. WrestleWar — May 17, 1992.
- Texas Death Match: Vader vs. Cactus Jack. Halloween Havoc — October 24, 1993.
- United States Championship Match: “Stunning” Steve Austin vs. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. Bash at the Beach — July 17, 1994.
- Career vs. Career Steel Cage Match for the World Heavyweight Championship w/ Special Enforcer Mr. T: Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair. Halloween Havoc — October 23, 199
- Bash at the Beach Match: The Outsiders vs. Sting, Lex Luger & “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Bash at the Beach — July 7, 1996.
- No Disqualification Match: Diamond Dallas Page vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Spring Stampede — April 6, 1997.
- Mask vs. Cruiserweight Championship Match: Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio. Halloween Havoc — October 26, 1997.
- Slamboree Match: Bret “Hit Man” Hart vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage with Special Guest Referee Rowdy Roddy Piper. Slamboree — May 17, 1998.
- Cruiserweight Championship Match: Chris Jericho vs. Juventud Guerrera with Special Guest Referee Dean Malenko. Road Wild — August 8, 1998.
- World Heavyweight Championship Match: Goldberg vs. Diamond Dallas Page. Halloween Havoc — October 25, 1998.
- World Heavyweight Championship Match: Jeff Jarrett vs. Booker T. Bash at the Beach — July 9, 2000.
- Ladder Match for #1 Contender to Cruiserweight Championship: 3 Count vs. Jamie Knoble & Evan Karagias vs. The Jung Dragons.
- Falls Count Anywhere Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Scott Steiner vs. Diamond Dallas Page. Greed — March 18, 2001.
Special Features: Thunderdome Match: Ric Flair and Sting vs. Great Muta and Terry Funk – October 28, 1989, Starrcade Match: Jean Paul Levesque vs. Alex Wright – December 27, 1994, Road Wild Match: Dennis Rodman vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage – August 14, 1999, Slamboree Match: Billy Kidman vs. Hulk Hogan With Special Guest Referee Eric Bischoff – May 7, 2000