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WWE - The History of the WWE Championship
WWE - The History of the WWE Championship
Actors: Kurt Angle, Undertaker, Steve Austin, Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan
Genres: Sports
NR     2006     9hr 0min

For more than forty years, the WWE Championship has been one of the most prestigious titles in sports entertainment, This three-disc set contains some of the greatest matches in the history of the WWE Championship from the...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Kurt Angle, Undertaker, Steve Austin, Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan
Genres: Sports
Sub-Genres: Wrestling
Studio: World Wrestling
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/05/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 9hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set,Collector's Edition
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Some really epic matches, but one small thing....,
the one and only | I live south of Parts Unknown | 07/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you notice most of these matches have already been placed on, "Best Of" DVDs, hell.... I already have ALL of the third disk matches on different DVDs that I collected over the years! For me I am spliiting the collection with a friend of mine and am keeping the older matches while he gets the newer ones [new fan]
However if you are a new fan of wrestling, or who doesn't mind buying matches you already own [like me] this is still a strongly recommended DVD collection

Heres the list of matches:

DISK 1

Ivan Koloff vs. Pedro Morales

Bruno Sammartino vs. Killer Kowalski

Bruno Sammartino vs. "Superstar" Billy Graham

"Superstar" Billy Graham vs. Bob Backlund

Bob Backlund vs. Greg Valentine

Bob Backlund vs. Sgt. Slaughter

Iron Sheik vs. Hulk Hogan

Steel Cage Match
Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy

Steel Cage Match
Hulk Hogan vs. "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff

Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant [Wrestlemania 3]

Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant

Randy "Macho Man" Savage vs. Hulk Hogan

DISK 2

Wrestlemania
Hulk Hogan vs. The Ultimate Warrior [Champion vs. Champion]

Summerslam 94
Steel Cage Match
Owen Hart vs. Bret Hart [One of the best steel cage matches ever! After the match all of Bret and Owen's family members try to climb the cage to stop Owen from beating up Bret, its pretty crazy.]

Wrestlemania 12
Iron Man Match
Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michales [Great match but which longtime fan doesn't own this already?]

Mind Games
Shawn Michales vs. Mankind [Same comment for the Iron Man Match. Shawn does a cross body to Mankind at one point and both men fall through a table at ringside! The Undertaker makes an apperance near the end.]

Wrestlemania 14
Shawn Michales vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin [The Austin Era Has Begun!!!...to quote Jim Ross. Mike Tyson was funny to watch during the match.]

DISK 3

Royal Rumble 2000
Street Fight
HHH vs. Cactus Jack [Great, great match. Thumtacks, chairs, steel steps, barbed wire baseball bats, handcuffs....great match. The Rock makes an appearance as does Stephanie McMahon near the end.]

Summerslam 2000
Triple Threat Match
The Rock vs. HHH vs. Kurt Angle [Great match that had a lot of interference with Stephanie McMahon and a botched table spot near the beginning...watch the crowd explode when the Rock appears. Great moment when Angle turned on HHH after telling Stephanie he'd help her husband.]

Wrestlemania 17
The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin [The second of the three times the two fought at a Wrestlemania, and their best one of the three. Austin's heel turn is pulled off greatly]

Vengeance 2001
Undisputed Championship Match
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Chris Jericho [Finally, Jericho wins the title he deserved more than once! Hopefully the celebration at the end will also be included!]

Vengeance 2002
Triple Threat Match
The Rock vs. The Undertaker vs. Kurt Angle [Three of the best made a fantastic match, one of the match of the year candidates of 2002. Each one hit the other's finishing move on the third man! Try to envision what I just said! ha ha. The Rock wins his last title]

Summerslam 2002
Undisputed Championship Match
The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar [Okay match to show Brock become the youngest [at that time] champion in history] Paul Heyman gets Rock Bottomed through the announce table!]

Royal Rumble 2003
Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit [The best one on one wrestling match in 2003. This is the match i watch over and over again. Best moment was when Benoit german suplexed Angle all the way over so Angle did a 360 turn in midair!
The crowd appreciation for Benoit at the end of the match SHOULD be included to show how much Benoit and Angle entertained the audience]

Vengeance 2005
Triple Threat Match
John Cena vs. Christain vs. Chris Jericho [Good match, this was when Cena was untouchable but the crowd was evenly split for all three men. A great Tower of Doom moment in one corner of the ring.]

There you have it. For me, I would have liked to have seen different matches rather than getting HBK/Mankind, Iron Man Match at WM12 again. And also there were way too many Hogan matches for my taste. I would have liked to have seen other rare matches such as:

The Rock vs. Mankind - I Quit Match
Cactus Jack vs. Triple H, Hell in a Cell - No Way Out 2000
Chris Benoit vs. The Rock - Fully Loaded 2000
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Chris Benoit - Smackdown 2001
Rob Van Dam vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle - No Mercy 2001
The Rock vs. Chris Jericho - Royal Rumble 2002
The Undertaker vs. Jeff Hardy, Ladder Match - Raw 2002
Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle, Iron Man Match - Smackdown 2003

And why aren't there any matches with Eddie Guerrero? What about these matches:

Eddie Guerrero vs. Brock Lesnar - No Way Out 2004
Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle - Wrestlemania 20
Eddie Guerrero vs. JBL, Steel Cage Match - Smackdown 2004

Oh well, maybe these will be on other DVDs one day. If you are an old fan of wrestling, probably the only matches you might be interested in are in the first disk, but I still recommend this DVD for the collection of great matches. Show your friends who think wrestling is stupid this DVD collection and prove them all wrong!!!!

Highly Recommended"
History of The WWE Championship Collection
Movie Fan | 07/19/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"
In my opinion, this will be one of the greatest collections that WWE has ever realeased.The History of The WWE Championship collection relives great moments such as Chris Jericho shocking the world and becoming the 1st ever Undisputed Champion, Steve Austin defeating Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 14, Bret Hart fighting his little brother Owen in a Steel Cage Match, the wrestling clinic between Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit at Royal Rumble 2003, and a lot more.This collection is for all types of fans.If you like classic matches then look at Disc one, If you like the matches of the late 90s then look at Disc two, and if you like modern slobber knockers then look at Disc three.I recommend this collection to any WWE fan.Here is the entire card:

Disc One:

Pedro Morales vs. Ivan Koloff 2/8/71
Bruno Sammartino vs. Killer Kowalski 4/29/74
Bruno Sammartino vs. Superstar Graham 4/30/77
Superstar Graham vs. Bob Backlund 2/20/78
Bob Backlund vs. Greg Valentine 1/16/82
Iron Sheik vs. Hulk Hogan 1/23/84
Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy 4/5/86
Hulk Hogan vs. Paul Orndorff 1/3/87



Disc Two

Hogan vs. Andre 3/29/87
Hogan vs. Andre 2/5/88
Hogan vs. Randy Savage 4/2/89
Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior 4/1/90
Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart cage match 8/29/94
Michaels vs. Mankind 9/22/96
Michaels vs. Steve Austin 3/29/98
HHH vs. Cactus Jack 1/23/00


Disc Three:

Rock vs. HHH vs. Kurt Angle 8/27/00
Rock vs. Austin 4/1/01
Austin vs. Jericho 12/9/01
Rock vs. Undertaker vs. Angle 7/21/02
Rock vs. Brock Lesnar 8/25/02
Angle vs. Chris Benoit 1/19/03
John Cena vs. Chris Jericho vs. Christian 6/2/05

Extras: Superstar interviews, promo packages, and music videos.

Please tell me if my review was helpful or not.
"
An amazing production with very few flaws
Movie Fan | 09/08/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"First, I want to thank the WWE for FINALLY letting Jim Ross host a DVD, especially one as important as this one. Jim Ross hosts this 3 disc retrospective look at the history of the WWE title. Most of the important moments are covered as Ross provides facts and information regarding the title's history inbetween select matches.

Before I get into the matches and the production, I want to comment on the DVD package. This DVD set is packaged in a high quality digipak that resembles a book. It also includes a foldout insert showing a detailed timeline of all the WWE champions, with info on their title wins. When you unfold this insert, you'll notice how few people have actually held the WWE title, it's a prestigous honor indeed.

Now, for the DVD matches themselves. Many have complained that too many of these matches have already been released a million times on DVD. This is true, however, there are some that are making their DVD debut, thus making the set worth picking up. Now, my only complaint is that I would have left off the Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart Iron Man Match from WM XII, Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind from Mindgames INYH and the Rock vs. Triple H vs. Kurt Angle from SummerSlam 2000 and would have replaced them with Bret Hart vs. Ric Flair (Bret's first WWE Title win), the Rock's first WWE title win against Mankind in the Survivor Series tournament finals and the Iron Man Match between Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar. All 3 of these matches would be making their DVD debuts, and in my opinion, really would've sparked interest in this set. For example, many (not just myself) feel that the Iron Man Match between Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar from Smackdown! was perhaps the best match that both men had in the WWE.
Other than that, it's hard to argue with the match selection that was chosen. Also, on disc one, there is a timeline video that shows every title change...ever. Each clip ranges from 3 to 10 seconds, but it's really cool to sit back and see how the title and the WWE changed over time. Plus, it's fun to try and remember each event and the circumstances behind each title change.

If you don't have these matches on other DVD sets, than this is a must buy. The presentation and detailed information from Jim Ross is priceless. Also, if you were wondering, they did NOT cut Jesse Ventura's audio from the matches he called, THANK GOD! The WWF attitude era logo is still blurred, but that will ALWAYS be the case from now on, after the WWE's legal loss to the World Wildlife Fund.

After seeing this, I really hope that we'll see a set, hosted by Jim Ross, devoted to the History of the World Title. Now, that warrants a 6 disc box set, due to that title's long and rich history! Flair vs. Sting, Flair vs. Rick Rude... the list goes on."
3.5 stars for this disappointing DVD
Matthew Kaplowitz | New York, NY USA | 02/08/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I was waiting for this DVD since the voting began to decide the matches on wwe.com and I was so excited when it was finally released. Then I read the matches (in case no one has posted it yet or you want to read it again)
Disc 1

1. WWWF Championship Match
Ivan Koloff vs. Pedro Morales
Madison Square Garden - 2/8/71
2. WWWF Championship Match
Bruno Sammartino vs. Killer Kowalski
Madison Square Garden - 4/29/74
3. WWWF Championship Match
Bruno Sammartino vs. "Superstar" Billy Graham
Baltimore, Md 4/30/77
4. WWWF Championship Match
"Superstar" Billy Graham vs. Bob Backlund
Madison Square Garden - 2/20/78
5. WWE Championship Match
Bob Backlund vs. Greg Valentine
Philadelphia, PA - 1/16/82
6. WWE Championship Match
Bob Backlund vs. Sgt. Slaughter
Madison Square Garden - 5/23/83
7. WWE Championship Match
Iron Sheik vs. Hulk Hogan
Madison Square Garden -1/23/84
8. Steel Cage Match For The WWE Championship
Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy
Wrestlemania 2 - 4/5/86
9. Steel Cage Match For The WWE Championship
Hulk Hogan vs. "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff
Saturday Night's Main Event - 1/3/87
10. WWE Championship Match
Hulk Hogan vs. Andre The Giant
Wrestlemania III -3/29/87
11. WWE Championship Match
Hulk Hogan vs. Andre The Giant
The Main Event - 2/5/88
12. WWE Championship Match
Randy "Macho Man" Savage vs. Hulk Hogan
Wrestlemania V - 4/2/89

Disc 2

1. WWE Championship Match
Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior
Wrestlemania VI - 4/1/90
2. Steel Cage Match For The WWE Championship
Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart
Summerslam - 8/29/94
3. Iron Man Match For The WWE Championship
Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
Wrestlemania Xii - 3/31/98
4. WWE Championship Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind
In Your House: Mind Games - 9/22/96
5. WWE Championship Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
Wrestlemania XIV - 3/29/98

Disc 3

1. Street Fight For The WWE Championship
Triple H vs. Cactus Jack
Royal Rumble - 1/23/00
2. Triple Threat Match For The WWE Championship
The Rock vs. Triple H vs. Kurt Angle
Summerslam - 8/27/00
3. WWE Championship Match
The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
Wrestlemania X-7 - 4/1/01
4. Undisputed WWE Championship Match
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Chris Jericho
Vengeance- 12/9/01
5. Triple Threat Match For The Undisputed WWE Championship
The Rock vs. Undertaker vs. Kurt Angle
Vengeance - 7/21/02
6. Undisputed WWE Championship Match
The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar
Summerslam - 8/25/02
7. WWE Championship Match
Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit
Royal Rumble - 1/19/03
8. Triple Threat Match For The WWE Championship
John Cena vs. Chris Jericho vs. Christian
Vengeance - 6/26/05

Disc 1 is like opening a buried treasure chest filled with classic matches that have never been on DVD with the exception of the wrestlemania matches. At first this is fun to watch and the matches are good but you lose interest in them fast because of the very slow old school style. The matches they chose also are not some of the greatest choices either (Backlund vs Slaughter for example is not as good as it sounds). And of course there is Hogan all over this DVD, even tho he has had two separate DVDs already. Disc 2 finally has Hart vs HBK in their ironman match and that is superb. Disc 3 is not bad but again, alot of the matches are still so new and easily available for purchase separately. Many people complain about the matches they want not being chosen and I would do that too but no one will ever agree. But there is a general concession of what should not be on this DVD set and why it was left in is a mystery.
Nonetheless, this DVD is worth buying mostly for the history of the first disc and the ironman match on disc 2. If you are a hardcore wwe and wrestling fan, get this. If not, pass on it and wait till it goes down in price."