WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time DVD review – Ringside Report + Wrestling Uncensored

There was no criteria, no rating system, does not matter if you rough up Muhammad Ali, just one question to the current World Wrestling Entertainment roster: who is the greatest WWE superstars of all-time 1-50?

The idea of this list brings intrigue and a lot of controversy from WWE fans and former WWE superstars. Many will probably question Hulk Hogan not even being in the top 20 while others will claim that Rey Mysterio being in the top 10 is well-deserved. With former stars such as Hogan, Ric Flair, Jeff Hardy and Kurt Angle in rival organization Total Nonstop Action Wrestling questions can be made on how their current employment hurt them in the ranking. Bret Hart’s return to the organization and making the top five in this list gives the TNA theory credibility.

Complaints can be made, but in the end WWE has decided this list features the best of the best, at least until they make another one.

The list does not hide the fact that WWE did produce some vintage biographies on wrestlers who will never get DVD sets on their careers or at least in the near future. Bios on Ricky Steamboat, Chris Jericho, Randy Savage and Curt Hennig feature many clips from recent WWE DVD releases. Fans that appreciate a large sum of wrestlers on the list and have not watched recent WWE DVDs will enjoy the effort put in by WWE for the wrestlers listed.

The other two discs in this DVD set features an array of different matches from different eras. Once again if you’re a collector of WWE DVDs you have seen the majority of the matches. Still, it is also rare to see Lou Thesz, The Fabulous Moolah, The Iron Sheik, Eddie Guerrero and many more greats all in one DVD set. A rare error by WWE in their DVD menu as the Jack Brisco versus Dory Funk Jr. match is not a championship match as this is stated on the back of the DVD cover as well.

This DVD set is for diehard WWE fans that do not have a problem with what WWE says as those kind of fans enjoy the quality of the product more than spending time criticizing it. This three-disc set once again proves how WWE can deliver a great selection of matches throughout the 20th century and a few in the 21st century.

WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time

Rated: PG

Entertainment One

Released on Dec. 14, 2010

$42.99

WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time list

1 – Shawn Michaels
2 – Undertaker
3 – Steve Austin
4 – Bret Hart
5 – The Rock
6 – Harley Race
7 – Ricky Steamboat
8 – Andre the Giant
9 – Rey Mysterio
10 – Roddy Piper
11 – Eddie Guerrero
12 – Triple H
13 – Gorgeous George
14 – Randy Savage
15 – Curt Hennig
16 – John Cena
17 (Tie) – Ric Flair
17 (Tie) – Dusty Rhodes
19 – Edge
20 – Jerry Lawler
21 – Lou Thesz
22 – Terry Funk
23 – Hulk Hogan
24 – Bruno Sammartino
25 – Chris Jericho
26 – Ted DiBiase
27 – The Fabulous Moolah
28 – Freddie Blassie
29 – Randy Orton
30 – Pat Patterson
31 – The Iron Sheik
32 – Jimmy Snuka
33 – Mick Foley
34 – Kurt Angle
35 – Buddy Rogers
36 – Gorilla Monsoon
37 – Junkyard Dog
38 – Billy Graham
39 – Jake Roberts
40 – Big Show
41 – Jack Brisco
42 – Sgt. Slaughter
43 – Kane
44 – Nick Bockwinkel
45 – Jeff Hardy
46 – Dory Funk Jr.
47 – Bob Backlund
48 – Rick Rude
49 – Batista
50 – Killer Kowalski

Disc 1:

Top 50 Superstars Countdown Feature

Disc 2:

NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match
Lou Thesz vs Argentina Rocca
Buffalo, NY

NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match (Listed as a title match, but it is not a title match)
Jack Briscoe vs Dory Funk Jr.
Championship Wrestling from Florida

Women’s Championship Match
The Fabulous Moolah vs Susan Green
Madison Square Garden – June 16, 1975

Gorilla Monsoon vs Muhammad Ali
Philadelphia, PA – June 2, 1976

NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match
Harley Race vs Terry Funk
Championship Wrestling from Florida – February 6, 1977

Boxing Match
Gorilla Monsoon vs Andre The Giant
Puerto Rico – September 23, 1977

WWE Championship Match
“Superstar” Billy Graham vs “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes
Madison Square Garden – September 26, 1977

WWE Championship Match
The Iron Sheik vs Hulk Hogan
Madison Square Garden – December 28, 1984

Six Man Tag Team Elimination Match
Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Rowdy Roddy Piper & Junkyard Dog vs Randy “Macho Man” Savage, “The King” Harley Race & Adrian Adonis
Madison Square Garden – February 23, 1987

“Ravishing” Rick Rude vs Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat
Madison Square Garden – December 26, 1987
AWA Heavyweight Championship

Jerry “The King” Lawler vs “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig
AWA – August 13, 1988

No Disqualification Match – Virgil Barred from Ringside
Jake “The Snake” Roberts vs “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase
Madison Square Garden – December 28, 1989

Disc 3:

“Nature Boy” Ric Flair vs Bret “Hit Man” Hart
Saskatoon, CN – October 12, 1992

The Rock vs Mankind
Halftime Heat – January 31, 1999

Fatal 4-Way Match for the WWE Championship
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs The Rock vs Undertaker vs Kurt Angle
Smackdown – December 7, 2000

Undertaker, Kane, Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy vs Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Edge & Christian
Raw – April 23, 2001

Edge & Triple H vs Kurt Angle & Chris Jericho
Smackdown – May 16, 2002

Eddie Guerrero vs Big Show
Smackdown – April 15, 2004

Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Kurt Angle vs Rey Mysterio vs Randy Orton
WrestleMania 22 – April 2, 2006

John Cena & Shawn Michaels vs Undertaker & Batistia
No Way Out – February 18, 2007

World Heavyweight Championship Match
Edge vs Undertaker
WrestleMania XXIV – March 30, 2008

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