2014 has been a great year for DVD/Blu-Ray releases as far as the WWE is concerned. Plenty of awesome “best-of” match complications and long-awaited wrestler documentaries came out this year. Along with a line of great PPV presentations, the WWE made sure to drop a collection of original projects. For hardcore wrestling fans, these top 10 WWE DVDs and Blu-Rays are the best of the best. Go ahead and pick up these sets over the holidays and make your fellow wrestling fan appreciate you even more.
1. Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman
Paul Heyman is one of the most prolific and controversial figures in pro wrestling. His name is associated with some of the biggest names in the business and one of the best feds in wrestling history – ECW. This documentary covers his humble beginnings all the way up until his current reignited character on TV. He’s gotten into some backstage feuds with a litany of WWE personalities and the fact that he says whatever the hell he pleases makes this documentary a must-watch.
2. United We Slam: The Best of Great American Bash
One of WCW’s most popular and beloved PPV’s was The Great American Bash. This PPV event was a summer classic that featured the company’s biggest stars combating in several bit-time bouts. The beach side venue set and patriotic theme made this event stand out from the rest and so did its epic contests. This release gathers up some of the finest matches ever contested during WCW’s Great American Bash shows. Make sure you go out of your way to watch Sting face off with Ric Flair for the WCW Championship.
3. Ultimate Warrior – The Ultimate Collection
It was such a depressing moment to hear about the untimely passing of Jim Hellwig aka The Ultimate Warrior earlier this year. He got a great look at the pre-WrestleMania XXX Hall of Fame with an induction. Plus, he made one final appearance on RAW and gave his fans one final promo. Then…he left us all. This Ultimate Warrior compilation offers fans of that magnetic personality his greatest matches, insane promos and other classic moments.
4. WCW Greatest Pay-Per-View Matches Vol. 1
Here’s a 2nd WCW DVD/Blu-Ray release that you’ll need to get ASAP. You won’t just get awesome Great American Bash matches here. You’ll also get a ton of Starrcade, Hog Wild, Bash at the Beach and other great WCW PPV bouts. This match compilation set delves into a bunch of WCW bouts that features some of the company’s biggest stars at the time – Sting, Goldberg, Diamond Dallas Page, “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan etc. The “Stunning” Steve Austin vs. Ricky Steamboat match on here is worth the price of admission on its own.
5. Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story
Sure, we already have a huge match compilation for the madness that is “Macho Man” Randy Savage. In 2014, Randy Savage was finally given his just due with a great documentary that covers his illustrious career. This set includes new comments from Savage’s closest confidants and also a large gathering of his finest matches. This documentary is one of the best of the year. Now all we need is that 2015 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Mr. Savage, right?