First Match Revealed for Upcoming Best of WCW Nitro DVD set

To Vince McMahon WCW Monday Nitro was that fly that kept pestering him for years. A weekly professional wrestling telecast produced by World Championship Wrestling, WCW Monday Nitro went head-to-head against his company’s Monday Night Raw from September 4, 1995 to March 26, 2001. In those six years the landscape of professional wrestling changed, as it was a period that saw WCW become the place “where the big boys play,” which is just a catchy phrase for WWF castoffs seeking employment. Though to its credit, WCW had a thriving crusierweight division at the time, which was largely ignored by the announcers and the higher-ups, allowing Vince to give these performers a new home and ultimately benefit the most out of the likes of Eddie Guerrero, Chris Jericho and Rey Mysterio.

Though the production of Nitro ceased after World Championship Wrestling was purchased by World Wrestling Federation, there are those who have fond memories of “The Monday Night Wars.” Knowing this, WWE produced the DVD release The Monday Night War, a documentary that chronicled the highs and lows of both companies during this era.

World Wrestling Entertainment has since produced a few DVDs relating to the WCW product. Specifically, The Rise and Fall of WCW and Starrcade: The Essential Collection.

On May 24th, WWE will make the most out of its video library when it releases a three-disc Best of WCW Nitro. The set, which chronicles the program’s six-year run, will be hosted by former WCW Champion “Diamond” Dallas Page. Surely to be wall-to-wall matches, the box collection will be broken up like last year’s Raw “The Beginning”: The Best of Seasons 1 and 2 and have each disc correspond to a specific time period in the show’s history. So the first disc is 95/96, the second will cover 97/98 and the last features 99/2001.

While a complete listing of matches has yet to be revealed, thanks to SilverVision we can tell you that the set will feature this match:

January 8, 1996
“Macho Man” Randy Savage & Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson

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