Great Wrestling Shows/Videos

by JasonIK75 | created - 06 Jan 2012 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

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1. WrestleMania III (1987 TV Special)

TV-PG | 180 min | Action, Sport

Hulk Hogan goes up against Andre the Giant for the WWF World Championship, while Randy 'Macho Man' Savage battles Ricky Steamboat for the Intercontinental Championship at the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit.

Director: Kerwin Silfies | Stars: Hulk Hogan, André the Giant, Randy Savage, Richard Blood

Votes: 1,243

It's WrestleMania III! If you actually NEED to be told why you need to see this show and have it in your collection, you have no business calling yourself a pro wrestling fan.

2. Survivor Series (1987 TV Special)

180 min | Action, Sport

Hulk Hogan, Bam Bam Bigelow, Ken Patera, Don Muracco & Paul Orndorff vs. Andre the Giant, King Kong Bundy, Butch Reed, One Man Gang & Rick Rude. Strike Force, The Killer Bees, Jim Powers & ... See full summary »

Director: Kerwin Silfies | Stars: André the Giant, King Kong Bundy, George Gray, Bruce Reed

Votes: 346

This is probably my second favorite PPV, after WMIII.

5. The Bret Hart Story: The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be (2005 Video)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Bret portrays in his own words, how he became: The best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Bret Hart, Abdullah the Butcher, Brian Adams, Adrian Adonis

Votes: 863

I've never been the biggest Bret fan. However, there is a LOT of great wrestling here.

6. ECW November to Remember '95 (1995 Video)

155 min | Action, Sport

Tommy Dreamer and Terry Funk wage war against Raven and Cactus Jack. The Sandman and 2 Cold Scorpio defend the ECW World Tag Team Titles against the Public Enemy in a match where the winner... See full summary »

Director: Paul Heyman | Stars: Don Adelberg, Bill Alfonso, Charles Ashenoff, Steve Austin

Votes: 18

This is the best ECW show ever.

8. ECW Barely Legal (1997 TV Special)

160 min | Sport

ECW Title: Raven vs. Terry Funk, ECW Television Title: Shane Douglas vs. Pitbull #2, ECW Tag Team Titles: The Dudley Boyz vs. The Eliminators, Terry Funk vs. The Sandman vs. Stevie Richards... See full summary »

Director: Michael Vettor | Stars: Scott Levy, Terry Funk, Jim Fullington, Michael Manna

Votes: 185

9. ECW One Night Stand (2005 TV Special)

TV-14 | 180 min | Sport

The stars of Extreme Championship Wrestling reunite to celebrate the promotion's history and legacy. Tommy Dreamer and the Sandman brawl with the Dudley Boys. Yoshihiro Tajiri faces Little ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Paul Heyman, Donna Adamo, Bill Alfonso, Mike Alfonso

Votes: 907

11. Tombstone: The History of the Undertaker (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 166 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

The documentary and full story of the most frightening athlete in American history.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Mark Calaway, Paul Levesque, Brian Adams, Kurt Angle

Votes: 383

13. WWE: Undertaker - This Is My Yard (2001 Video)

Action, Sport

Covers The Undertaker's career from his arrival in NWA/WCW as "Mean" Mark Callous as the replacement for Sid Vicious in the Skyscrapers through his first "Decade of Destruction" in WWE, ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Kurt Angle, Steve Austin, Mark Calaway, Sara Calaway

Votes: 40

14. Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story (2004 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 360 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

The highs and lows in the life of WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero are explored.

Stars: Eddie Guerrero, Kurt Angle, Art Barr, Chris Benoit

Votes: 269

15. Three Faces of Foley (1998 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

Mick Foley reflects on his career in wrestling.

Stars: Mick Foley, Terry Funk, Jim Ross, Jeffrey Hardy

Votes: 63

16. ECW Blood Sport: The Most Violent Matches (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 315 min | Sport

Blood Sport: ECW's Most Violent Matches Vol. 1 features 19 of the most brutal matches in the history of ECW - Extreme Championship Wrestling, including all your favorite ECW stars such as ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Alfonso, Mike Alfonso, C.W. Anderson, Bob Artese

Votes: 57

17. Before They Were WWF Superstars (2002 Video)

Documentary, Sport

Showcasing The Superstars And Divas Upbringing And What They Were Like Before Professional Wrestling.

Stars: Eric Angle, Kurt Angle, Mark Calaway, Adam Copeland

Votes: 86

20. WWE Legends: Greatest Wrestling Stars of the '80s (2005 Video)

TV-14 | Documentary, Sport

In the 1980s, professional wrestling made the leap from regional sporting event to mainstream cultural phenomenon--due, no doubt, to the visionary leadership of World Wrestling Federation ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson, Steve Austin, Bob Backlund

Votes: 116

21. Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History

62 Metascore

Ring legends such as The Fabulous Moolah and Gladys "Kill 'Em" Gillem Long provide candid insights into the history of women's professional wrestling.

Director: Ruth Leitman | Stars: Gladys Gillem, John Daly, Mildred Burke, Mae Young

Votes: 304 | Gross: $0.03M

22. SHIMMER Volume 1 (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 150 min | Sport

Dark 11 Man Battle Royal Jimmy Jacobs vs Alex Shelley and Austin Aries and Brad Bradley and Bryce Benjamin and Claudio Castagnoli and Dan Lawrence and Danny Daniels and Delirious and Matt ... See full summary »

Stars: Sara Amato, Melissa Anderson, Ariel, Jasmine Benitez

Votes: 22

Recommended for the AMAZING Cheerleader Melissa [Raisha Saeed/Alissa Flash in TNA] vs. MsChif match alone. Definitely a ***** match and it's interesting to see how the crowd's reaction to MsChif changes over the course of the match.

23. Pro Wrestling Illustrated presents Lords of the Ring: Superstars & Superbouts (1985 Video)

60 min | Action, Sport

A collection of some of the greatest wrestling moments of the 70's and 80's. Highlights include Ric Flair's second world title win, Kerry VonErich's title win, a battle between the ... See full summary »

Stars: Abdullah the Butcher, Skandor Akbar, Bill Apter, Tully Blanchard

Votes: 38

This was the first ever wrestling VHS release and is absolutely worth getting if you can find it.

24. The Rise & Fall of ECW (2004 Video)

TV-MA | 360 min | Documentary, Sport

A documentary on the rise and fall of cult wrestling federation ECW

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Abdullah the Butcher, Donna Adamo, Bill Alfonso, Mike Alfonso

Votes: 1,291

25. Wrestling Gold Vol.1: Busted Open! (2001 Video)

128 min | Action, Sport

Legendary manager James E. Cornette and celebrated wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer take you back to the 1980s as you relive classic footage from Memphis and San Antonio, Texas, including ... See full summary »

Director: John Harris | Stars: Abdullah the Butcher, Adrian Adonis, Tony Anthony, Tully Blanchard

Votes: 8

26. Wrestling Gold Vol. 2: The Maim Event (2001 Video)

119 min | Action, Sport

The series continues as James E. Cornette and Dave Meltzer take us from the 1960s in Indianapolis, Indiana to the 1980s in Memphis, Tennessee and San Antonio, Texas, with Randy "Macho Man" ... See full summary »

Director: John Harris | Stars: Dick Afflis, Afa Anoai, Sika Anoai, Norvell Austin

Votes: 8

27. Wrestling Gold Vol. 3: We Like to Hurt People (2001 Video)

120 min | Action, Sport

The series continues as James E. Cornette and Dave Meltzer take you from the 1960s through the 1980s with matches from Memphis, San Antonio, Detroit and Toronto, featuring Randy "Macho Man"... See full summary »

Director: John Harris | Stars: Dick Afflis, Ox Baker, King Kong Bundy, James E. Cornette

Votes: 8

28. Wrestling Gold Vol. 4: No More Mr. Nice Guy (2001 Video)

106 min | Action, Sport

The series continues as James E. Cornette and Dave Meltzer go from Andre the Giant vs. the Sheik in Toronto to Bobby Heenan vs. Cowboy Bob Ellis in Indianapolis to Jerry Lawler and Randy ... See full summary »

Director: John Harris | Stars: André the Giant, Nick Bockwinkel, King Kong Bundy, Scott Casey

Votes: 6

29. Wrestling Gold Vol. 5: Beat Me If You Can (2001 Video)

91 min | Action, Sport

James E. Cornette and Dave Meltzer cover Jerry Lawler vs. Eddie Gilbert in Memphis to Chief Wahoo McDaniel vs. Tully Blanchard in San Antonio and more.

Director: John Harris | Stars: Terry Allen, Michael Angelo, Tony Anthony, Tully Blanchard

Votes: 5

30. WWF in Your House 16: Canadian Stampede (1997 TV Special)

120 min | Action, Sport

WWF Title: The Undertaker vs. Vader, Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Davey Boy Smith, Brian Pillman & Jim Neidhart vs. Steve Austin, The Legion of Doom, Goldust & Ken Shamrock, Hunter Hearst Helmsley... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Mark Calaway, Leon White, Bret Hart, Owen Hart

Votes: 225

Mankind-HHH before Hunter became the disgusting cancer he is today, TAKA-Sasuke, Undertaker-Vader, Hart Foundation (Bret/Owen/Bulldog/Anvil/Pillman)-Austin/Goldust/Shamrock/LOD all on the same show.

31. SMW: Night of the Legends (1994 Video)

Sport

Bullet Bob Armstrong, Tracy Smothers and Road Warrior Hawk battle Jim Cornette's team of the Funk Brothers and Bruiser Bedlam, the controversial Gangstas speak their minds, The Dirty White ... See full summary »

Stars: Tony Anthony, Roger Barnes, Larry Booker, Whitey Caldwell

This was pretty much the peak of Smoky Mountain Wrestling. It combines a ton of great, solid meat-and-potatoes wrestling action with a ton of great history about the old Knoxville territory, as well as Jericho doing a massive full 1.0 Muta-level bladejob in the bloodiest match in SMW history. This show is so manly you might have to watch a Divas video afterwards to balance it out.

32. Chikara: The Renaissance Dawns (2010 Video)

192 min | Action, Sport

The first two CHIKARA events, featuring the in-ring debuts of UltraMantis, Hallowicked and Ichabod Slayne (Icarus), the Black T-Shirt Squad battles the Gold Bond Mafia, and more.

Director: Mike Spillane | Stars: Mike Allrad, Colt Cabana, Tom Carter, Dragonfly

This tournament is where the huge ongoing storyline in CHIKARA began.

35. CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix 2005 Night 3 (2005 Video)

233 min | Action, Sport

The weekend concludes with the final rounds, as the last 8 teams battle for supremacy, plus three other matches.

Stars: Davey Andrews, The Bear, Billy Ken Kid, Kevin 'Pondo' Canady

Fantastic and important.

IPW was a promotion based in St. Petersburg, FL from the late 1990s until the early 2000s. Wrestlers such as the Shane Twins (later known in WWE as the Gymini), "Mr. 630" Jerrelle Clark and Scoot Andrews first made their names there. See Mike Quackenbush pre-CHIKARA, Abdullah the Butcher and Kevin Sullivan tear down the house, and more.

37. WWE Vengeance (2002 TV Special)

180 min | Sport

WWE Undisputed Title: The Undertaker vs. The Rock vs. Kurt Angle, WWE Intercontinental Title: Rob Van Dam vs. Brock Lesnar, WWE Tag Team Titles: Hulk Hogan & Edge vs. Lance Storm & ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Mark Calaway, Dwayne Johnson, Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam

Votes: 221

Jericho vs. Cena, before it meant something.

38. Summerslam (2002 TV Special)

TV-14 | 162 min | Action, Sport

WWE Undisputed Title: The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar, Street Fight: Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H, WWE Intercontinental Title: Chris Benoit vs. Rob Van Dam, WWE Tag Team Titles: Lance Storm & ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Brock Lesnar, Chris Benoit, Rob Van Dam

Votes: 619

Rock vs. Brock. You know you want it. Skip past the absurdly overrated HBK-HHH suckfest and you've got a fun show from beginning to end.

39. Summerslam (1998 TV Special)

166 min | Action, Sport

WWF Championship: Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker, WWF Intercontinental Championship (ladder match): The Rock vs. Triple H, WWF Tag Team Championship: Kane & Mankind vs. The New ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Steve Austin, Mark Calaway, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Levesque

Votes: 292

Austin defends the belt against the Undertaker in a great main event, and this was the last really good WWE PPV before Russo's crappy booking takes over for the next year.

40. Summerslam (1993 TV Special)

166 min | Action, Sport

WWF Title: Yokozuna vs. Lex Luger, WWF Intercontinental Title: Shawn Michaels vs. Mr. Perfect, WWF Tag Team Titles: The Steiner Brothers vs. The Heavenly Bodies, Bret Hart vs. Doink, Bret ... See full summary »

Stars: Yokozuna, Larry Pfohl, Shawn Michaels, Joe Fowler

Votes: 238

This was a really good show from a pretty bad time for WWE.

41. The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

It started in the Midwest, and grew in stature until it was rivaling WWE and WCW for national supremacy, its champion on par with their promotions. The AWA launched hundreds of careers, ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Adrian Adonis, Adnan Al-Kaissy, Ole Anderson, André the Giant

Votes: 124

42. Rey Mysterio: 619 (2003 Video)

TV-PG | Documentary, Action, Biography

This film goes into detail on the life of the masked wrestler, Rey Mysterio.

Stars: Rey Mysterio, Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, Erick Francisco Casas Ruiz

Votes: 132

43. Mick Foley: Hard Knocks and Cheap Pops (2001 Video)

65 min | Action, Sport

Mankind vs. Shawn Michaels (Mind Games 1996), Mankind vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin (Raw Is War Nov. 1996), Mankind vs. The Rock (Halftime Heat Jan. 1999), Dude Love vs. Stone Cold Steve ... See full summary »

Stars: Mick Foley, Steve Austin, Dominic DeNucci, Dwayne Johnson

Votes: 70

44. Mike Graham Presents: The Best of Classic Championship Wrestling Vol. 1 (2003 Video)

92 min | Sport

Mike Graham takes you back to the glory days of Championship Wrestling from Florida, featuring the legends Dusty Rhodes, Harley Race and Terry Funk, the then-rising stars Ron Simmons, Lex Luger and Barry Windham and more.

Stars: Mike Graham, Bill Alfonso, Pete Austin, Ron Bass

A collection of great matches and interviews from the glory days of Championship Wrestling from Florida in the 1970s and 1980s, with Dusty Rhodes, Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda, the Funk Brothers, Sir Oliver Humperdink, and the beginnings of Lex Luger and WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons.

45. WWE Hall of Fame 2004 (2004 TV Special)

Sport

On March 13th, 2003 - the night before Wrestlemania XX - World Wrestling Entertainment held a very special ceremony to induct 11 legends in its hallowed Hall of Fame. These are the highlights of that ceremony.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Jesse Ventura, Bobby Heenan, Billy Graham, Robert Remus

Votes: 57

46. WWE: Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action