Full match listing and details of WWE’s History of the World Heavyweight Championship DVD

On December 1st, the WWE will release it’s 3rd title in the series of World Title history DVDs. This one is to focus on the World Heavyweight Championship. Although it was just given to Triple H out of no where, and has absolutely no history with the original NWA World Title, they’re making it seem like so.

Disc 1 – Documentary & Matches
*Origins of Wrestling
*”An American Hero
” Frank Gotch
*Ed “Strangler” Lewis
*National Wrestling Alliance
*Lou Thesz
*Buddy Rogers
*New Breed of Champions
*1970s World Champions
*A Flair for the Gold
*Crockett’s World Champion
*WCW Withdraws From NWA
*Revolving WCW Champions
*The Undisputed Championship
*World Championship Returns
*Legacy Lives

*Chicago 1961 – 2 out of 3 Falls: Pat O’Connor vs. Buddy Rogers
*Florida 2/11/69 – Gene Kiniski vs. Dory Funk Jr.
*Florida 12/10/75 – Jack Brisco vs. Terry Funk
*Florida 8/21/79 – Harley Race vs. Dusty Rhodes
*AWA SuperClash – Ric Flair vs. Magnum TA
*Great American Bash ’90 – Ric Flair vs. Sting

Disc 2 – WCW Era

*Clash of Champions XIV – Ric Flair vs. Scott Steiner
*Great American Bash ’91 – Lex Luger vs. Barry Windham
*Baltimore 8/2/92 – Vader vs. Ron Simmons
*WCW Saturday Night 10/16/93 – Vader vs. Ricky Steamboat
*Halloween Havoc ’94 – Career vs. Career Steel Cage Match: Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair
*SuperBrawl VIII – Sting vs. Hollywood Hogan
*Nitro 7/6/98 – Hollywood Hogan vs. Goldberg
*Bash at the Beach ’00 – Jeff Jarrett vs. Booker T
*No Mercy ’01 – The Rock vs. Chris Jericho

Disc 3 – WWE Era
*Unforgiven ’02 – Triple H vs. Rob Van Dam
*Taboo Tuesday ’04 – Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels
*No Way Out ’06 – Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker
*SmackDown 4/7/06 – Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton
*Armageddon ’07 – Batista vs. Undertaker vs. Edge
*Survivor Series ’08 – John Cena vs. Chris Jericho
*Extreme Rules ’09 – Ladder Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Edge

The WWE’s portion is a little light. Most likely because Triple H’s reigns yielded some of the worst matches ever. Chris Benoit held it for a while, and most World Title matches were on Batista’s disc because apparently he can’t wrestle unless the Big Gold Belt is on the line.

I’m digging the match selection though. Extremely stoaked to see that Flair/Hogan cage match. Although if you ask me, they should have put the one from Uncensored ’99. The one with First Blood rules that saw both of them bleed buckets and end with a pin.

CREDIT: Eric Cohen – About.com

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