WWE UNRELEASED: 1986 – 1995 DVD Report.

Its a journey in to the past for WWE Home Video as they have unleashed WWE Unreleased:1986 – 1995. Simply put it’s a collection of never seen before matches from WWE’s “Golden” and “New Generation” Era’s featuring Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, Ric Flair and many more.

Longtime WWE or should I say WWF fans will sit back, become awestruck as the nostalgia trip overtakes them and they become engrossed in the fascinating amount of matches that some fans never got to see. If you were like me, 1988 onwards Sky or BskyB was a thing and you only were able to get you’re wrestling injection through ‘Superstars”, ‘Wrestling Challenge’ and ‘Prime Time’ so this offering will intrigue you more.

As it says in the title, it is all about the matches with this release, and the three discs contain, 45 MATCHES, thats right 45! Many of the matches see your wrestling favourites have bouts before they reached the heights of household names (step forward Hulk Machine now Hulk Hogan as well as Dingo Warrior aka Ultimate Warrior) or even see superstars battle each other before their most famous encounters. (Bret Hart vs British Bulldog)

For wrestling fans who loved to see what WWE was like in the 80’s and early 90’s this is for you as well as those fans who want to fill in the blanks of certain feuds only seen on tv shows but never reached their conclusion at the big four PPV’s. (aka Rowdy Piper vs Ric Flair) Also a special mention, it is great to see appearances from Bobby “The Brain” Heenan in matches doing exactly what he does best.

This is a superb release from WWE Home Video and one I would recommend, sure the matches aren’t as fast paced as wrestling is now, some matches aren’t recommended for repetitive viewing but if you love your nostalgia and wish wrestling you go back to the days of Kayfabe, this is for you.

Ps: Who the hell are the Toxic Turtles? that’s right you read me right.

Stand out matches from Disc one:

September 16, 1986 – Big John Studd, King Kong Bundy & Bobby “The Brain” Heenan vs. The Machines (Big Machine, Super Machine & Hulk [Hogan] Machine)

December 9, 1986 –
Hulk Hogan & “Rowdy” Roddy Piper vs. Paul Orndorff & Harley Race

June 23, 1987 –
The Dingo Warrior vs. Jose Estrada

January 5, 1988 –
Handicap Match
Hulk Hogan & “Macho Man” Randy Savage vs. The Honky Tonk Man & The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart)

April 21, 1988 –
WWE Championship Match
“Macho Man” Randy Savage vs. Andre the Giant

June 21, 1988 –
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Demolition vs. The Powers of Pain

April 4, 1989 –
“Macho Man” Randy Savage vs. The Ultimate Warrior

January 22, 1990 – 
The Rockers vs. Powers of Pain

Stand out matches from Disc 2:

April 3, 1990 –
Hulk Hogan vs. Earthquake

October 30, 1990 –
The Legion of Doom vs. Demolition

January 8, 1991 –
War Eagle (Tatanka) vs. Dale Wolfe

July 8, 1991 –
Sid Justice vs. “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase

August 19, 1991 –
Casket Match
The Ultimate Warrior vs. The Undertaker

October 1, 1991 –
Ric Flair vs. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

November 12, 1991 –
WWE Championship
Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair

June 30, 1992 –
Bret “Hit Man” Hart vs. The British Bulldog

March 9, 1993 –
The Toxic Turtles (Timmy & Tommy Turtle) vs. Tommy Stevenson & Ron Preston

Stand out matches from Disc 3:

April 6, 1993 –
Intercontinental Championship Match
Shawn Michaels vs- . Mr. Perfect

May 5, 1993
The Tazmaniac vs. Skippy Taylor (Scott Taylor)

May 5, 1993 –
Bret “Hit Man” Hart vs. Yokozuna

October 20, 1993 –
Lex Luger vs. Ludvig Borga

October 21, 1994 –
WWE Championship Match
Bret “Hit Man” Hart vs. Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart

July 26, 1995 –
Shawn Michaels & Bret “Hit Man” Hart vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler & Hakushi

July 26, 1995 –
Steel Cage Match for the WWE Championship
Diesel vs. Yokozuna

Is out on current release now.