Complete Match Listing For WarGames – WCW’s Most Notorious Matches
by Travis Leamons on April 18, 2013

If the Royal Rumble is considered the greatest match concept created by wrestling legend Pat Patterson for the then-World Wrestling Federation, then NWA/WCW’s contribution is WarGames: The Match Beyond, created by WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes.

In NWA/WCW there were 28 official matches of WarGames using teams of five-on-five or four-on-four. Variations of the match have occurred in different wrestling organizations and include such concepts as the Cage of Death (CZW), Steel Cage Warfare (ROH), Lethal Lockdown (TNA) and WWE’s Elimination Chamber.

The WarGames: WCW’s Most Notorious Matches release contains 14 matches, many of which are making their debuts on DVD and Blu-ray.

According to WWEDVDNews.com, the disc will be hosted by Dusty Rhodes and will include comments from him in between the matches on the set.

The complete listing is as followed:

DISC 1

Creating the War Games

War Games Match
The Super Powers (Dusty Rhodes, The Road Warriors, Nikita Koloff & Paul Ellering) vs. The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Lex Luger, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard & J.J. Dillon)
Great American Bash – Atlanta, GA • July 4, 1987

Great American Bash On Tour

War Games Match
Dusty Rhodes, The Road Warriors, Nikita Koloff & Paul Ellering vs. The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Lex Luger, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard) & The War Machine
Great American Bash – Miami, FL • July 31, 1987

A Different Type of Animal

Tower of Doom Match
The Road Warriors, “Dr. Death” Steve Williams, Ron Garvin & Jimmy Garvin vs. Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda, Al Perez, Russian Assassin & Ivan Koloff
Great American Bash • July 10, 1988

Brutality

War Games Match
Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, Nikita Koloff, “Dr. Death” Steve Williams & Paul Ellering vs. The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Barry Windham, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard & J.J. Dillon)
Great American Bash Tour – Greensboro, NC • July 16, 1988

Live Events

War Games Match
The Road Warriors, The Midnight Express & “Dr. Death” Steve Williams vs. The Fabulous Freebirds & The Samoan Swat Team
Great American Bash • July 23, 1989

DISC 2

Getting Replaced

War Games Match
The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Sid Vicious, Barry Windham & Larry Zbyszko) vs. Sting, Brian Pillman, & The Steiner Brothers
WCW WrestleWar • February 24, 1991

Talent Change

War Games Match
Sting’s Squadron (Sting, Nikita Koloff, Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat & Barry Windham) vs. The Dangerous Alliance (Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton, Steve Austin, Larry Zbyszko & Rick Rude)
WCW WrestleWar • May 17, 1992

The Almighty Dollar

War Games Match
Sting, Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes & The Shockmaster vs. Sid Vicious, Vader & Harlem Heat
WCW Fall Brawl • September 19, 1993

A Really Special Night

War Games Match
Dusty Rhodes, Dustin Rhodes & The Nasty Boys vs. Terry Funk, Arn Anderson, Bunkhouse Buck & Colonel Robert Parker
WCW Fall Brawl • September 18, 1994

DISC 3

Pride in Their Product

War Games Match
The Hulkamaniacs (Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Lex Luger & Sting) vs. The Dungeon of Doom (Kamala the Ugandan Giant, The Zodiac, The Shark & Meng)
WCW Fall Brawl • September 17, 1995

Glimmer of a Fire

War Games Match
Team nWo (“Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash & A Mystery Partner) vs. Team WCW (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger & Sting)
WCW Fall Brawl • September 15, 1996

Pulling Out Every Stop

War Games Match
Team nWo (Kevin Nash, Buff Bagwell, Syxx & Konnan) vs. The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Steve McMichael, Chris Benoit & Curt Hennig)
WCW Fall Brawl • September 14, 1997

The Talent Made The War Games

War Games Match
Team WCW (Diamond Dallas Page, Roddy Piper & The Warrior) vs. Team Hollywood (“Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, Stevie Ray & Bret Hart) vs. Team Wolfpac (Kevin Nash, Sting & Lex Luger)
WCW Fall Brawl • September 13, 1998

The End of the War Games

War Games 2000 Match
Sting, Booker T, Goldberg & KroniK vs. Kevin Nash, Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner & The Harris Brothers
WCW Monday Nitro • September 4, 2000

The Main Event

BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVES

Rage in the Cage Match

Brian Lee, Jimmy Golden, Ricky Morton, Robert Fuller & Robert Gibson vs. Kevin Sullivan, Killer Kyle, The Tazmaniac , Stan Lane & Tom Prichard
Smoky Mountain Wrestling: Volunteer Slam II • May 9, 1993

Ultimate Jeopardy Steel Cage Match
Tommy Dreamer, Public Enemy & The Pitbulls vs. Raven, Stevie Richards, The Eliminators & The Heavenly Bodies
ECW December to Dismember • December 9, 1995

Ultimate Jeopardy Steel Cage Match
Buh Buh Ray Dudley, D-Von Dudley & Mustafa Saed vs. New Jack, Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney
ECW CyberSlam • April 3, 1999

War Games Fantasy Booking with Dusty Rhodes


Instant Reaction: The fact that we finally get the Wrestle War ’92 match in a digital format is reason enough to purchase this set. On paper it’s hard to find any faults with this release. There was some worry that the inclusion of ECW matches would be inconsistent with calling a release “WCW’s Most Notorious Matches.” Thankfully, WWE was wise to include them as bonuses on the Blu-ray release. As far as repeats go, I can forgive WWE for including the same WarGames matches that were featured on NWO: Back in Black (Fall Brawl 1996), Loose Cannon: Brian Pillman DVD release (Wrestle War 1991) and Ric Flair & the Four Horsemen (WarGames from 07/16/88).

Click on either the Blu-ray or DVD image box above and pre-order WarGames: WCW’s Most Notorious Matches today. It hits stores on June 25, 2013.



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  • Zork

    Never got to see any War Games matches, I only saw the one on the Brian Pillman DVD. I’ll probably pick this up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/travis.leamons Travis Leamons

    The match from 1992 that occurred at Wrestle War is considered one of the best WCW matches of the 1990s. The booking + Lots of great wrestling legends + the use of blood make it an epic bout.

  • greg

    buying this first day and don’t say that often

  • flamingwombat

    Those early War Games matches have tremendous heat. Check out the ones up through 1992. As a bonus you get to see Sid nearly break Brian Pillman’s neck. Twice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.landon.967 Jay Landon

    I think the first one was the best of them, and if you watch, it appears JJ Dillon gets his shoulder dislocated for reals at the end of the match, which I believe is why the follow up has ‘The War Machine’ as the fifth member. I saw this on a GAB VHS back in the late 80s.

  • Michael L

    This looks pretty solid, and I’m glad they’re going for the relatively complete set (like the HiTC and Elimination chamber sets). Hopefully the WWE will not screw around with the Body’s commentary, and shell out the dollars instead of doing the half-commentary that they’ve been known to do where JR or later Shivone ends up talking to himself for the entire match.

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