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#1 Posted on 9.5.05 1209.39
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From silvervision.co.uk-

This will be a 3-disc set-

Relive the glory years of Hulk Hogan to the best of "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair, and see how yesterday's greatest became today's legends.

So, turn down your beatbox, kick off your high-tops, and return to the Decade of Decadence.

This special 3-disc set features fifteen of the biggest superstars from the 1980s: Hulk Hogan, Jerry 'The King' Lawler, Junkyard Dog, 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, The Iron Sheik, Arn Anderson, 'Cowboy' Bob Orton, 'Mr Wonderful' Paul Orndorff, Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan, Greg 'The Hammer' Valentine, 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Jimmy 'Super Fly' Snuka, 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes and Sgt. Slaughter.

Matches Include:

Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy "Macho Man" Savage - WrestleMania III
Jerry "The King" Lawler vs. Kerry Von Erich - AWA SuperClash III
Sgt. Slaughter vs. Pat Patterson - MSG Boot Camp Match
Greg "The Hammer" Valentine vs. Roddy Piper - Dog Collar Match, Starrcade 1983
Jimmy "Super Fly" Snuka vs. Don Muraco - Cage Match, MSG
Hulk Hogan & Mr. T vs. Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff - WrestleMania I
Dusty Rhodes vs. Ric Flair - Great American Bash 1986
Harley Race vs. Ric Flair - Starrcade 1983

plus many more!

Release dates-
US: June 14
UK: July


About half of these are already on DVD anyway, but seeing as its 3-discs i'm sure this isn't the full list.
Any matches you guys would like to see on there?
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#2 Posted on 9.5.05 1419.34
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Well, the first match listed there, for starters. I've been waiting for a long time to see Savage-Steamboat grace my DVD player. Also the dog-collar match, never seen it before.

But going by some of the names mentioned: I'd like to see Jerry Lawler vs Curt Hennig (heard it was quite good), Dusty Rhodes vs Tully Blanchard, Hulk Hogan vs Don Muraco (not the SNME one but an earlier, bloody, grudge match) and Bret Hart vs Randy Savage from SNME.
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#3 Posted on 9.5.05 1528.13
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That 1983 Race/Flair match is very good and I don't have a copy. I also don't have WM1, and only have a short clip of the tag match, so I will want that as well. Plus, anything that involves World Class is OK with me.
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#4 Posted on 9.5.05 1757.51
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
    That 1983 Race/Flair match is very good and I don't have a copy. I also don't have WM1, and only have a short clip of the tag match, so I will want that as well. Plus, anything that involves World Class is OK with me.







The Race/Flair match, with all the pre-match build-up plus clips of other Flair/Race matches, is on the Flair DVD.
The Flair/Dusty and Snuka/Muraco are on the Steel Cage DVD, and there are a lot better Flair matches from Bash '86 than this match with Dusty. Hell, if they want Flair/Dusty from '86, put on the Flair regaining the belt match where Dusty passed out due to the pain of the Figure 4.
Lawler/Von Erich is an interesting bloodbath, plus it is the greatest example of politics run amuck. I have a question on the Lawler/Von Erich feud though: I know they faced each other numerous times in Dallas, but did Kerry ever venture into Memphis during '88?
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#5 Posted on 9.5.05 1804.35
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Isn't this Von Erich/Lawler match the one that Kerry was a bloody mess and ref stopped the match due to the blood loss on Kerry, even though when the ref stopped the match, Kerry had the claw on Lawler and Lawler was out? If so, I remember that match from when I was 3 years old and was upset at the decesion.

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#6 Posted on 10.5.05 1702.25
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The Wrestlemania III match with Steamboat and Savage is a very good match, but probably the most overrated of all time. First of all, the psychology is absolutely horrible; probably worse than any you're likely to find in a match considered classic.

Let me paint you a picture. Your enemy takes a ringbell, leaps onto your neck with it and crushes your larynx. He hates you, is threatened by you, and tries to end your career. You are in agony, and nearly choke on your own blood. No one thinks you will ever be able to wrestle again, but you defy the odds and prove everyone wrong and return, to get your big revenge in a title match at the biggest show in the industry, figuratively and literally. And when you finally, finally get that no good sonofabitch in the ring, where you can legally do anything to him you...you...

You give him armdrags? You try to pin him a bunch of times? You come out with a borderline retarded cornerman? It just doesn't make sense. When you watch that match, they don't even do anything, it's just a lot of near falls.

I know I'm treading on thin ice criticizing this match, but come on, if it wasn't mired in nostalgia and if it wasn't staged in front of such a massive crowd, there's no way this would considered timeless.

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#7 Posted on 10.5.05 1706.44
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    Originally posted by Hogan's My Dad
    The Wrestlemania III match with Steamboat and Savage is a very good match, but probably the most overrated of all time. First of all, the psychology is absolutely horrible; probably worse than any you're likely to find in a match considered classic.

    Let me paint you a picture. Your enemy takes a ringbell, leaps onto your neck with it and crushes your larynx. He hates you, is threatened by you, and tries to end your career. You are in agony, and nearly choke on your own blood. No one thinks you will ever be able to wrestle again, but you defy the odds and prove everyone wrong and return, to get your big revenge in a title match at the biggest show in the industry, figuratively and literally. And when you finally, finally get that no good sonofabitch in the ring, where you can legally do anything to him you...you...

    You give him armdrags? You try to pin him a bunch of times? You come out with a borderline retarded cornerman? It just doesn't make sense. When you watch that match, they don't even do anything, it's just a lot of near falls.

    I know I'm treading on thin ice criticizing this match, but come on, if it wasn't mired in nostalgia and if it wasn't staged in front of such a massive crowd, there's no way this would considered timeless.

    (edited by Hogan's My Dad on 10.5.05 1502)


HMD, I have to admit that you're right. Compare this to the recent Austin/HHH feud where H had Rikishi hit Austin with a car, so Austin dropped a car with H in it off of a forklift, so H cost Austin the title and beat him into a bloody mess, and the whole thing culminated in a great grudge match at No Way Out 2001.

And then they became good friends for no apparent reason.
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#8 Posted on 10.5.05 2247.24
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He was out to take the title, which would nearly kill Savage due to his ego. Taking the belt was much better than a beatdown. George Steele got big cheers if I remember right, nothing wrong with letting a longtime heel get some applause at the end of his career.
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#9 Posted on 12.5.05 0116.45
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Dave Meltzer listed the full lineup of matches in today's Wrestling Observer news update.

* Greg Valentine vs. Roddy Piper from Starrcade 83 in a dog collar match
* Sgt. Slaughter vs. Iron Sheik from 5/21/84 in Madison Square Garden (the match which set up the famous boot camp match)
* JYD vs. Randy Savage from 11/7/85 in the finals of the Wrestling Classic PPV tournament
* Ultimate Warrior vs. Bobby Heenan from 6/25/88 in Madison Square Garden
* Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes from Starrcade 84 with Joe Frazier as referee for NWA title
* Ole & Arn Anderson vs. Wahoo McDaniel & Billy Jack Haynes for the National tag team titles at Starrcade 85
* Jerry Lawler vs. Kerry Von Erich for the AWA & World Class titles from the AWA Superclash PPV in 1988
* Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat for the NWA title on 2/20/89 in Chicago where Steamboat wins the title (an all-time classic)
* Ric Flair vs. Jay Youngblood from 2/3/82
* Bob Backlund vs. Jimmy Snuka cage match for the WWF title where Snuka missed the cage dive
* Bob Backlund vs. Iron Sheik for WWF title in MSG on 12/26/83 where Sheik won the title
* Paul Orndorff vs. Salvatore Bellomo on 1/23/84 in MSG
* Hulk Hogan vs. Iron Sheik from 1/23/84 in MSG where Hogan won the WWF title for the first time
* Jimmy Snuka vs. Bob Orton from 2/18/85 in MSG
* Hulk Hogan vs. Roddy Piper from 2/18/85 in the War to Settle the Score match which set up the first Wrestlemania

I'm not going to lie, that's a pretty sweet lineup.
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#10 Posted on 12.5.05 0925.31
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. Here is a more detailed listing and final lineup.


June 14th release date...

This special 3-disc set features fifteen of the biggest superstars from the 1980s: Hulk Hogan, Jerry 'The King' Lawler, Junkyard Dog, 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, The Iron Sheik, Arn Anderson, 'Cowboy' Bob Orton, 'Mr Wonderful' Paul Orndorff, Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan, Greg 'The Hammer' Valentine, 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Jimmy 'Super Fly' Snuka, 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes and Sgt. Slaughter.

NWA United Staes Championship Dog Collar Match
Starrcade - 24/11/83
Greg Valentine vs. Roddy Piper - Dog Collar Match, Starrcade 1983

Madison Square Garden - 21/05/84
Sgt. Slaugter vs. Iron Sheik

WWE Intercontinental Championship Lumberjack Match
Madison Square Garden - 17/03/85
Greg Valentine vs. Tito Santana

Wrestling Classic - 07/11/85
Junk Yard Dog vs. Randy Savage

Weasel Suit Match
Madison Square Garden - 25/06/88
Ultimate Warrior vs. Bobby Heenan

NWA World Heavyweight Championship 1 Million Dollar Challenge Match
Starrcade - 22/11/84
Dusty Rhodes vs. Ric Flair

NWA National Tag Team Championship Match
Starrcade - 28/11/85
Ole & Arn Anderson vs. Wahoo McDaniel & Billy Jack Haynes

Championship Unification Match
AWA SuperClash III - 13/12/88
Jerry "The King" Lawler vs. Kerry Von Erich

NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match
Chi-Town Rumble - 20/02/89
Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair

Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling - 03/02/82
Ric Flair vs. Jay Youngblood

WWE Championship Steel Cage Match
Madison Square Garden - 19/05/80
Jimmy Snuka vs. Bob Backlund

WWE Championship Match
Madison Square Garden - 26/12/83
Iron Sheik vs. Bob Backlund

Madison Square Garden - 23/01/84
Paul Orndorff vs. Salvatore Bellamo

WWE Championship Match
Madison Square Garden - 23/01/84
Iron Sheik vs. Bob Orton

Madison Square Garden - 18/02/85
Bob Orton v Jimmy Snuka

The War to Settle the Score
Madison Square Garden - 18/02/85
Roddy Piper vs. Hulk Hogan

Also features footage from Slammy Awards, Tuesday Night Titans, World Wide Wrestling, AWA All Star Wrestling, NWA Championship Wrestling, Saturday Night's Main Event and World Championship Wrestling.

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#11 Posted on 12.5.05 1033.58
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I guess there was more than one "weasel suit" match? I have an old tape called "WRESTLEFEST", which takes place in Milkwaukee County Stadium in 1989 (A "Coliseum Video exclusive"). It features a Weasel Suit match where Heenan gets knocked out, Warrior puts the suit on Heenan, and then he wakes up and chases his tail. Did they do this match twice (or more)?
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#12 Posted on 12.5.05 1122.37
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For some reason, I'm baffled as to why they wouldn't include a British Bulldogs-Hart Foundation match on here. To me, anyways, that would certainly qualify as "Best of the 80's" match, certainly more than a jobber match for Paul Orndorff. Come to think of it, I don't think they have ANY Bulldogs matches on DVD. Do they?
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#13 Posted on 12.5.05 1202.10
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Canadian Bulldog: For some reason, I'm baffled as to why they wouldn't include a British Bulldogs-Hart Foundation match on here. To me, anyways, that would certainly qualify as "Best of the 80's" match, certainly more than a jobber match for Paul Orndorff. Come to think of it, I don't think they have ANY Bulldogs matches on DVD. Do they?

Not sure if it counts - on Foley's Greatest Hits and Misses the Bulldogs make an appearance as part of "Jack Foley"'s *first* match..the one he talks about in his book. Brutal Squash, as Cactus gets no-sold, stiffed, and dropped on his head. Good stuff!

Re: Hart Foundation - I'm guessing they are saving Hart related material for the on again / off again Bret Hart spectacular. I can't think of any other reason (as in "oversight")

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#14 Posted on 12.5.05 1427.34
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I completely forgot about that (and I own the Foley DVD to boot!). Thanks, Flea.

And you could be right; they may want to save that for a future Bret Hart DVD. I guess it's just that when I think of the 80's, that's one of the feuds that sticks out most in my mind.
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#15 Posted on 12.5.05 1808.05
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Didn't realize that Vince ran a St.Patrick's Day card at MSG between War To Settle the Score and Mania I. At the time gutsy to run MSG twice in 3 weeks. Worked out pretty well.
Youngblood vs. Flair will be interesting. Glad to see the first of the Flair/Steamboat trilogy is viewable to those who didn't want to buy Vince's son-in-law's DVD. At least it is a Flair/Rhodes match they haven't released yet.
Never thought a Billy Jack Haynes match would make a DVD. Although seeing Arn and Wahoo from '85 is good, if they were going for a tag title match from Starrcade '85, I'd prefer them going Rock 'n Roll Express vs. Ivan and Nikita Koloff for the NWA Tag Titles in a cage.
They are going to need to show Piper's entire entrance from War To Settle the Score.
This and the Road Warriors DVD being released on the same day will mean nostalgia fans will be going twice into the pocket. IF purchasing online, clicking the SPEND icon might be a good idea.
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#16 Posted on 15.5.05 2323.29
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I may sound uneducated, but who is Salvatore Bellamo? I can't place that name for the life of me!
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#17 Posted on 16.5.05 0801.10
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    Originally posted by VanillaSky
    I may sound uneducated, but who is Salvatore Bellamo? I can't place that name for the life of me!


Just a late-70's/early 80's jobber, from what I remember. Was always at the MSG and Boston Garden shows from that era. He also had something of a comeback in the early 90's as part of the Philadelphia predecessor to ECW (Tri-State?).
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#18 Posted on 16.5.05 0828.45
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I would probably bet they are holding all the tag team matches (Hart Foundation, Bulldogs, Road Warriors, Midnites, RnR's etc) for one big DVD release. But, I guess that means we also get a Killer B's match as well.
Maybe we can get an Rotundo&Windham match featuring REAL AMERICAN.

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#19 Posted on 16.5.05 0908.47
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    I would probably bet they are holding all the tag team matches (Hart Foundation, Bulldogs, Road Warriors, Midnites, RnR's etc) for one big DVD release. But, I guess that means we also get a Killer B's match as well.
    Maybe we can get an Rotundo&Windham match featuring REAL AMERICAN.









Besides Vince never remembering Real American was for someone other than Hogan, the timeline might prevent a Windham/Rotundo Real American match from ever occurring. They lost the tag belts on the cigar in the eyes to Windham from Valiant, leading to Beefcake/Valentine winning the belts in the Spectrum, in August '85. The Wrestling Album didn't come out until after that point. Thus, they were still using Springsteen's Born in the USA. Windham was back in Florida by the time the music changed, and any Real American US Express match would be the Spivey/Rotundo version. Perhaps one or two of these exist, before Hogan realized the music from his cartoon show sucked and stole Real American.
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#20 Posted on 16.5.05 1359.18
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Yeah, here are Salvatore Bellamo's appearnces in the PWI Top 500:
1992: 276
1993: 227
1994: 363
1995: 468

This page http://www.cagematch.de/cgi-bin/sitehelp/english/profile.cgi?worker=00001008 lists his impressive list of titles, including NWA Canadian Tag Team Champion (with Iron Mike Sharpe) as well as losing to Snuka in the finals of the tournament to crown the first (at that time) Eastern Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Champion.
And from the picture, he also pulls off that crazy look pretty well.

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