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The Real Story

NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match
`Nature Boy' Ric Flair vs. Sting
Clash of the Champions - 27th March, 1988

NWA World Tag Team Championship Match
Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs. Lex Luger & Barry Windham
Clash of the Champions - 27th March, 1988

Why Wait a Whole Year?

NWA World Tag Team Championship Match
Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs. Sting & Dusty Rhodes
Clash of the Champions II - 8th June, 1988

Russian Chain Match
Ricky Morton vs. Ivan Koloff
Clash of the Champions III - 7th September, 1988

"I Quit" Match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
`Nature Boy' Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk
Clash of the Champions IX - 15th November, 1989

Mil Mascaras vs. Cactus Jack Manson
Clash of the Champions X - 6th February, 1990

NWA World Tag Team Championship Match
Midnight Express vs. Rock & Roll Express
Clash of the Champions XI - 13th June, 1990


To Be The Man, You Gotta Beat The Man

NWA United States Championship Match
`Nature Boy' Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger
Clash of the Champions XII - 5th September, 1990

The Young Pistols & Z-Man vs. The Fabulous Freebirds
Clash of the Champions XV - 12th June, 1991

15-Man Battle Royal
Clash of the Champions XVI - 5th September, 1991

WCW United States Championship Match
Sting vs. `Ravishing' Rick Rude
Clash of the Champions XVII - 19th November, 1991

Other Stars On The Rise

2 out of 3 Falls Match
`Nature Boy' Ric Flair & Arn Anderson vs. The Hollywood Blonds
Clash of the Champions XXIII - 17th June, 1993

Brian Pillman vs. "Stunning" Steve Austin
Clash of the Champions XXV - 10th November, 1993

WCW Television Title Match
Lord Steven Regal vs. Dustin Rhodes
Clash of the Champions XXVI - 27th January, 1994

Elimination Tag Team Match
Sting & `Nature Boy' Ric Flair vs. `Ravishing' Rick Rude & Vader
Clash of the Champions XXVI - 27th January, 1994


Here we are Again

Championship Unification Match
Sting vs. `Nature Boy' Ric Flair
Clash of the Champions XXVII - 23rd June, 1994

WCW United States Championship Match
"Stunning" Steve Austin vs. Ricky `The Dragon' Steamboat
Clash of the Champions XXVIII - 24th August, 1994

Hulk Hogan & `Macho Man' Randy Savage vs. `Nature Boy' Ric Flair & The Giant
Clash of the Champions XXXII - 23rd January, 1996

Medusa vs. Bull Nakano
Clash of the Champions XXXIII - 15th August, 1996

Match for the BattleBowl Ring
Diamond Dallas Page vs. Eddie Guerrero
Clash of the Champions XXXIII - 15th August, 1996

I'm gonna watch this

WCW World Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match
Harlem Heat vs. The Steiner Brothers vs. Sting & Lex Luger
Clash of the Champions XXXIII - 15th August, 1996

WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Ultimo Dragon vs. Dean Malenko
Clash of the Champions XXXIV - 21st January, 1997

WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Guerrero
Clash of the Champions XXXV - 21st August, 1997

Diamond Dallas Page & Lex Luger vs. Scott Hall & `Macho Man' Randy Savage
Clash of the Champions XXXV - 21st August, 1997

35th and Final Clash


`Nature Boy' Ric Flair and Barry Windham vs. Midnight Express
Clash of the Champions IV - 7th December, 1988

Sting and Ricky `The Dragon' Steamboat vs. `Ravishing' Rick Rude and Steve Austin
Clash of the Champions XVIII - 21st January, 1992

Thunder Cage Match
Dustin Rhodes & Sting vs. Big Van Vader, Paul Orndorff and Barry Windham
Clash of the Champions XXII - 13th January, 1993
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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No real complaints except maybe wish there was a documentary and a few different matches but all in all I highly recommend it to any WCW fan. I'm just happy Vince has decided to release this set wish he would do full releases with WCW PPV's like with Wrestlemania,Royal Rumble,Summer Slam etc..but still nice that he isn't forgetting the WCW fans. Also a side note Best Buy has 2 bonus matches:Hollywood Hogan vs. Rick Flair 1996 and The Midnight Express vs. The Fanatics 1988.
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VINE VOICEon May 29, 2012
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Before the era of "WCW Monday Nitro", there was one event available on cable television where you had the matches after match featuring the superstars of the National Wrestling Alliance/World Championship Wrestling against each other. WWE has "Saturday Night's Main Event" while NWA/WCW had theirs in "The Clash Of The Champions." Dusty Rhodes host this DVD set while it should also be noted that Jesse Ventura's commentary has been removed from the matches he was involved in.

NWA Champion Ric Flair vs. Sting - This was the match that made Sting a household name overnight as James J. Dillion was suspended over the ring in the cage to prevent interference in what has gone down as a classic encounter that has stood the test of time today. They went to a time limit draw & had a split decision with judges (which defeats the purpose of the judges in the first place but whatever). When Flair said on the Horsemen DVD that "we made a career making guys...", this was the best example possible that fits that statement.
Mar. '88
[Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection]

NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs. Lex Luger & Barry Windham - The team also known as the "Twin Towers" dominated the first half of this match to the point where Luger he got the Torture Rack on Tully in the first minute & Barry had a sleeperhold so tight on Tully that he was able to keep it on when they both rolled out of the ring. The Horsemen later caught up & did what they did best in tag team wrestling by cutting the ring in half & making their quick tags having this match go back & forth between both teams with the crowd hot the entire time. James J. Dillion got involved in the end as this match didn't go long but it was non-stop action from start to finish.
Mar. '88
[Ric Flair & The Four Horsemen; Legends Of Wrestling: Heatseekers]

NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs. Sting & Dusty Rhodes - This was a classic "faces vs. heels" encounter as Sting & Rhodes kept getting the upperhand & dominating the Horsemen resulting in Anderson & Blanchard resorting to double teams & illegal tactics with J.J. Dillion at ringside and even Sting on the receiving end of a DDT on the floor. This was a back & forth match with the crowd hot from start to finish but this match did it's job in establishing matches & feuds going into the "Great American Bash" PPV the next month.
June '88
[The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story]

Russian Chain Match: Ricky Morton vs. Ivan Koloff - This chain match was held under the rules that you had to touch all four corners to win. Both men used the chain as a weapon throughout the match from choking, using it to give a low blow, and whip each other while also telling the story of Morton being lighter in weight, he had more trouble pulling Koloff. The quality is what you usually expect in this type of match but the biggest story came afterwords due to Paul Jones making it clear that this was "make it or break it" for the weak link in Koloff.
Sept. '88

"I Quit" Match: Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk - Despite Flair being the World Champion, this was a non-title match has it evolved past the championship into a fight about pride to the point where both men agreed that the loser would shake the winners hand. Flair was very physical here with his chops from the start to the point where Funk was knocked down & outside numerous times. Funk retaliated by brawling using his taped fist & even the microphone & even trying to choke Flair into giving up. Both men fought on the outside with Funk going for a "slip & slide" on the ringside table right into a chair before Flair began to work over & punish Funk's leg. Ric Flair has his more "unique" series of matches in his career against Terry Funk & this match is no exception as Flair wrestled a more aggressive offensive style here while Funk was his usual self in being a hardcore brawl while able to do little things to make some comedic moments.
Nov. '89
[Ultimate Ric Flair Collection; Legends Of Wrestling: Roddy Piper & Terry Funk]

Mil Mascaras vs. Cactus Jack Manson - In a nutshell, this was just Cactus being a body for Mascaras to showcase himself with his various submissions & high flying while Cactus at one took a hard hit falling off the apron with his head smacking the concrete floor.
Feb. '90

NWA United States Tag Team Champions Midnight Express vs. Rock N' Roll Express - One of the greatest rivalries in tag team history continued here with the R&R Express being able to keep staying one step ahead causing the Midnight Express to resort to dirty tactics to gain the advantage while continuing to slow down the pace & double team to keep it before the momentum would trade back & forth between both teams. This wasn't their best encounter but definitely a quality match.
June '90

NWA United States Champion Lex Luger vs. Ric Flair - While Luger & Flair have had countless encounters throughout their career for the World Championship, this was a different match than all of them as Luger was the champion while Flair was the challenger as he wanted to win the title to become the #1 contender to WCW Champion Sting. Luger showed his power advantage early on with constant full body press slams on Flair before Flair cheated to get the advantage & worked over Luger's back to take away his power by throwing him into the guardrail numerous times while Flair also targeted Luger's leg using the ringpost as well before Luger got a heavy adrenaline rush & continued to use his power against Flair including a middle rope superplex. This is definitely a "lost" match in their long term series of matches in NWA/WCW but wasn't up there with the quality of their World Title matches.
Sept. '90

The Young Pistols & Z-Man vs. The Fabulous Freebirds - The Freebirds were doing the "rock band" gimmick at this time with their manager being "Diamond" Dallas Page, road manager being Big Daddy Dink (Sir Oliver Humperdink), and the recently added masked third member in Badstreet. This match was too quick to really make anything of note past it showcasing the speed of the Pistols & Z-Man.
June '91

15-Man Battle Royal - This was just an average battle royal that really didn't have any standout moments past serving it's purpose in trying to establish El Gigante as the next Andre The Giant however it was interesting to see various wrestlers before the more famous runs in the business like Dustin "Goldust" Rhodes ("The Natural"), Kevin Nash (Oz), and Steve Austin ("Stunning").
Sept. '91

WCW United States Champion Sting vs. Rick Rude - Rick Rude came to WCW a month earlier at Halloween Havoc alongside Paul E. Dangerously & Madusa declaring his intentions of gaining the United States Championship while also during this time, Sting was receiving various gifts while also having a bounty put on out him from a mystery person who was revealed earlier in the night to be Lex Luger who attacked Sting's previously injured leg to the point where he was in the hospital only to return for this match with his leg wrapped up. Sting was fighting on adrenaline as they fought on the ramp with Sting slamming Rude on it before doing a hit & move strategy while hopping on one leg as Rude did focus on the knee with clips & using the ringpost while Dangerously got involved as well but Sting just couldn't overcome the odds against him due to the earlier attack. This was more to just get the title off him as he would focus on the Luger & the World Championship after this match but this would also be the first match in the classic feud between Sting & Rude in WCW. I would have preferred their 30 minute "King Of Cable" tournament encounter at the Clash a year later but this was more important in terms of a significance.
Nov. '91

2 Out Of 3 Falls Match: WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Hollywood Blondes vs. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson - Despite Ric Flair returning to WCW months earlier at the SuperBrawl III PPV, this was actually his in-ring return. Austin & Pillman kept mocking Flair & Anderson in regards to their age at times only for both men to respond with their trademark fist & chops as Flair looked like he hadn't lost a step causing the Blondes to work over Anderson's knee with moves like the half crab. Both teams traded momentum back & forth throughout the match as "old timers" in the Horsemen kept up with the younger Blondes & even had them beat at various times throughout the match.
June '93
[Stone Cold Truth]

Brian Pillman vs. Steve Austin - Only a short time after the previous match would Pillman injure his ankle while the Blondes would not only lose the tag titles but also break up as a team when Austin chose Col. Parker as his manager over Pillman as his partner. Pillman jumped Austin in the ring before the bell & brought the fight to Austin including a hard chop that knocked him down before Austin was able to gain some offense working over the ankle with moves like the half crab. Both men went back & forth from here before Col. Parker would once again be the factor in the issue between both men here. The match wasn't long but really came off as a high intense grudge match.
Nov. '93
[Legacy Of Stone Cold Steve Austin]

WCW Television Champion Steven Regal vs. Dustin Rhodes - Before the days of William Regal & Goldust, they met here in a match with a 15 minute time limit that was a real technical match from start to finish with both men grounding each other while working the same pace throughout the match before Dustin realized that time was running out & picked up the pace while Regal tried to use the rules to his advantage as the champion. Back in the days of the WCW Television Championship during the mid-90's, this was the belt that established Steven (William) Regal in WCW & this showcased why as he wasn't just a get technical wrestler but a smart one as well.
Jan. '94

Elimination Match: Sting & Ric Flair vs. Rick Rude & Vader - It should be noted that along with Tony Schavone, Bobby Heenan (announcer) & Nick Bockwinkle (Commissioner) were on commentary as both men made their WCW debuts that night. Vader came into this match with one thing in mind after losing the WCW Title to Flair at Starrcade the previous month & that's hurting Flair which he did the moment he was able to by targeting Flair's back with various splashes, Vader Bomb, and 2 superplexes before the WCW Commissioner had to step in as Vader as about to cross the line. Sting & Rude delivered the performance that we would expect to reignite their long term feud but this was all about the story between Flair & Vader.
Jan. '94

Unification Match: WCW International Champion Sting vs. WCW Champion Ric Flair - For those who don't know the story behind the WCW International Championship, WCW not only had their World Championship but were also having the then-NWA Championship defended on their events as well (think of the WCW title on WWE TV back in 2001). However when WCW & NWA were no longer working together, WCW kept the title & renamed it the WCW International Championship causing two world championships in the company (think of the WWE Title & World Heavyweight Title in current WWE) leading to this match to unify the titles. It should also be noted that Sherri Martel revealed that she would be in Sting's corner as her manager before the match while Hulk Hogan made his official WCW debut earlier in the night. Flair showed from the very start that he wasn't completely focused on the match as he was easily distracted from the fans to the cameraman allowing Sting to take advantage & dominate early causing Flair to constantly go to the outside to the point where he got real close to being counted out & disqualified at some points in the match. Sting was able to keep countering & no selling Flair's offense before Flair was able to capitalize on Sting missing a move before Flair tried dirty tactics like having his feet on the ropes & throwing Sting over the top rope when the referee wasn't looking. Both men went back & forth from here with Sting getting the upper hand before Flair resorted to shoving Sherri in the way of danger to get an advantage. While this doesn't measure up to their previous & future classic matches, this was definitely another chapter in their long time feud along with it being a rare gem due to the unification stipulation.
June '94
[Ultimate Ric Flair Collection]

WCW United States Champion Steve Austin vs. Ricky Steamboat - This match had a special stipulation in that Austin could lose the championship on a disqualification. Steamboat's offense consisted of grounding Austin with headlocks & armbars & chops including delivering one that knocked down Austin to the ground before working over his arm including using the ring post. Both men would continue to trade chops while Austin would continue to mock Steamboat by slapping him around & shoving his face into the ground including one moment when Steamboat went for a superplex only for Austin to knock him off & have Steamboat land on his tailbone. Austin has said that Steamboat was his favorite guy to be in the ring with & you'll see why here as they gave a performance in a series of matches that would be overshadowed by the Hogan/Flair feud in WCW like how it did during this match itself. This match would later hold more importance as it would turn out to be Steamboat's last match for up to 15 years as he retired the next month.
Aug. '94
[Legacy Of Stone Cold Steve Austin]

Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair & The Giant - It should be noted that Savage defeated Flair to regain the WCW Championship the night before on Nitro while NFL Star Kevin Greene was in Hogan & Savage's corner along with Ms. Elizabeth who was making her WCW debut. Flair kept mocking Greene early before he got in the ring with Flair backing off. Savage was in control early to the point where Flair was knocked over the turnbuckle into a cameraman & hitting Hogan's big boot on the apron before falling to the floor. Giant regained the momentum & dominated with his size & power before Hogan started to make a comeback resorting to double teaming & dirty tactics to keep the advantage. This was a good match with everyone involved & did it's job in continuing the feuds going into the next PPV.

Madusa vs. Bull Nakano - This was a rematch from the Hog Wild PPV earlier in the week as Bull started out with hair drags that would spin Madusa in circles & even used nun-chucks behind the referees back causing Madusa to comeback with shoulder takedowns & even taking a shot on Sonny Onoo on the outside. This wasn't the quality that we got from their WWE days two years earlier but for the limited times that WCW actually had a women wrestling, this was one of the best matches in they've had in that "division."
Aug. '96

Eddie Guerrero vs. Dallas Page - It was during this time that Dallas Page was defending a championship called "Lord Of The Ring" which was the ring that he won by winning the BattleBowl battle royal back at Slamboree. Eddie was in control with his fast paced offense but crashed & burned when he hit the ringpost shoulder first allowing DDP to focus on the midsection with moves like the gutbuster. Eddie regained the advantage before DDP hit a jawbreaker & impactful powerbomb before Page left an opening for Eddie to take advantage off before DDP showed afterwords (3 times...3 times...3 times) that he wasn't taking what happened lightly.
Aug. '96

WCW World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat vs. Steiner Brothers vs. Sting & Lex Luger - This was a triangle match where the first time score a pinfall/submission would become the Tag Team Champions regardless of which team was pinned. This had some moments where all 3 teams were involved in the action like Booker being crotched on the ropes by Steiner before Luger clotheslined him off the ropes to the floor, Rick Steiner making the blind tag on Luger & coming in clotheslining members of both teams, and Luger breaking up his pin on Booker right afterwords. This told a good story of each team wanting to get into the action to become the champions with the blind tags & it being every team for themselves but it would be the issues with the controversial calls of Nick Patrick & The Outsiders who played the wild cards in this match.
Aug. '96

WCW Cruiserweight Champion Ultimate Dragon vs. Dean Malenko - This was Malenko's last title shot after losing the Crusierweight Title to Dragon at Starrcade & the previous night on Nitro as Dragon started out with fast & stiff kicks including one that was so loud that Malenko had to go to the outside to recover. Malenko came back with a back suplex that dropped Dragon right on his head & focused on the leg with twist & stretches, stomps including on the guardrail, half crab, and figure four. The action really picked up towards the end with Malenko delivering a superplex, Dragon countering a powerbomb with the schoolboy pin attempt before the asisa moonsault on the outside & later a frankensteiner off the top rope, and Malenko with a powerbomb into the Texas Cloverleaf. This was the exact type of action you would expect from the crusierweight decision.
Jan. '97

WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Guerrero - Eddie came into the match very cocky early & tried to show off only for Jericho to respond taking Eddie off guard having him hide behind the referee & falsely accuse Jericho of pulling his hair while Jericho just looked on saying "Your better than that Eddie." From here, the match was very fast paced with non-stop action from both men including a frankensteiner from the top rope by Eddie, Jericho attempting a springboard crossbody from inside the ring to the floor, Eddie superplexed from the apron to the floor, and Jericho delivering a release german suplex. Both men were counter for counter here until in the end, it was all about who was able to get caught that determined the winner. This was more of a preview to their more famous match at the Fall Brawl PPV the next month.
Aug. '97

WCW Tag Team Champions Scott Hall & Randy Savage vs. Lex Luger & Dallas Page - This would turn out to the final main event on the final Clash Of The Champions event as the nWo were celebrating their birthday on this show with Kevin Nash allowing Savage to defend his half of the tag titles in this match. Nash & Elizabeth remained at ringside before Nash eventually got involved being sent to the back as both teams exchanged momentum before the nWo singled out DDP & worked him over building to the hot tag to Luger but it was a miscommunication between Luger & Page that would work towards the nWo's advantage but it was said...or not Sting that left the final impression.
Aug. '97

(Blu-Ray) Ric Flair & Barry Windham vs. Midnight Express - This was a unique match for this time as Flair & Windham were not only the top two singles wrestlers in the company (holding the World & U.S. titles) but also the final two members of the Horsemen against not only one of the top tag teams in the company but also the team who took the tag team titles from the other two Horsemen members in Anderson & Blanchard right before they left for WWE. Flair tried to intimidate Eaton early who his "Whoo!" before Eaton responded by popping him in the mouth & knocking Flair down with both members of the Express eventually showing off against Flair as they had control with their counters to the double team attempts by the Horsemen. Flair & Windham did whatever they could to get the advantage & keep it from double teaming moves to their manager J.J. Dillion getting involved leading to a fight between him & Cornette. Good quality tag team match.
Dec. '88

(Blu-Ray) Sting & Ricky Steamboat vs. Rick Rude & Steve Austin - This was a rare match in that the top 4 contenders for the WCW Championship were all in one match as members of the Dangerous Alliance were going against two of their top targets in Sting & Steamboat. This a fun main event to say the least as Sting & Steamboat clearly had the strategy of "beat them at their own game" as they openly broke the rules various times such as not tagging in & out of the match only to switch behind the referees back, using moves like a back rake, Sting giving the atomic drop on both sides of Rick Rude, and both men covering one member of the other team. Again, a fun main event at this Clash with (for those trivia fans) being one of the first encounters between Steamboat & Austin in a feud that would be revisited in singles & tag team divisions for over the next 3 years in WCW.
Jan. '92

(Blu-Ray) ThunderCage Match: Dustin Rhodes & Sting vs. Big Van Vader, Paul Orndorff, Barry Windham - For those who have never seen a ThunderCage match before, it's WCW's version of "Hell In A Cell" where it's a giant steel cage that surrounds not only the ring but the ringside area as well with the top of the cage bent inwards so nobody can escape. This match was originally scheduled to be an eight man tag but due to various injuries & angles throughout the night, we ended up getting a tag team handicap match. While the cage looked impressive, the match itself fell below expectations as they never left first gear to the point where the match was dull until another man made an appearance who had his recent issues with Vader to even out the odds & eventually kick off what would be one of the most physically violent feuds in WCW history with Vader.
Jan. '93

(Walmart Bonus) NWA United States Tag Team Champions Midnight Express vs. The Fantastics - You knew exactly where this match was going from the opening minute as both teams started brawling to the floor the minute they were in the ring with chairs coming into play right away before a table was used along with more chairs including Jim Cornette on the outside throwing them. Midnight Express kept control in the ring with their double team moves including one point where Cornette held up the table on the outside so Rogers' head could be ran right into it before Eaton pulled out some power moves of his own like the powerslam. They continued to work over Tommy Rogers keeping him away from Robert Fulton before taking the action back to the outside where Rogers was no only slammed on but also bulldog onto the flat table. Rogers was eventually able to make the tag to Fulton but the referee couldn't see it & also couldn't see the Express double teaming with Cornette getting involved again causing him to not take it anymore & all hell breaking loose with referees getting thrown over the top rope, Cornette attacking everyone in sight with his tennis racket, and a people getting whipped with a leather belt. This was a very aggressive match for it's time from start to finish.
Mar. '88

(Walmart Bonus) WCW Champion Hollywood Hogan vs. Ric Flair - A couple of side notes here in that Hogan joined the nWo only two months earlier before winning the WCW Championship & spray painting it earlier in the week at the Hog Wild PPV while Flair was out for revenge for the nWo attack on Arn Anderson backstage weeks earlier on Nitro while Tony Schavone mentioned on commentary that these two had also met in a WCW Championship match two years earlier the same month at another Clash event. Both men tried to show each other up early with Hogan mocking Flair's strut & "WHOO!" while Flair got his slaps in on Hogan as well before Hogan was able to take Flair down & get a hammerlock on but Flair responded with his trademark chops that sent Hogan down to the floor. Hogan came back & used his power which included whipping Flair hard into the corner to the point where he flipped over to the floor where Hogan threw Flair into the post. Flair resort to being "The Dirtiest Player In The Game" in order to regain his advantage but Hogan "Hulked Up" but ended up missing the legdrop allowing Flair to get the figure four before The Outsiders came out to save Hogan. This wasn't anywhere near their previous encounters as far as quality goes but did it's job in furthering the feud between WCW & the New World Order.
Aug. '96

As usual with these DVD sets, they can't include each match that was either high on quality in-ring action or name value but at least some of these selections were released on recent DVD sets (like the Enforcers vs. Steamboat & Rhodes tag match) so I can't really complain there. I just know that four matches I would have loved to see on here is the Van Hammer vs. Cactus Jack Falls Count Anywhere match as that was just absolutely nuts, the Steiners vs. Williams & Gordy tag match, Steamboat & Douglas vs. Windham & Rhodes, and the Sting vs. Rude 30 minute King Of Cable semi-final encounter but you can't win them all. In the end, this was a nice trip down memory lane & can only hope for a volume two but for now, I recommend.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 23, 2012
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I'm a bit let down by the fact that there's no feature about the history of the Clash of the Champions for this. This is just a collections of matches and Dusty does a few wraparounds here and there. Clash of the Champions has an interesting history too. If I remember correctly, NWA/WCW wanted to run a PPV on the same day as one of the Wrestlemanias but Vince pulled some weight and said that if any service provider aired another wrestling PPV, he would no longer provide content for them so NWA/WCW couldn't do a PPV but they then did the Clash of the Champions on basic cable for free to counter program the Wrestlemania that year. Then they used this to counter the other big WWF PPVs at the time. Unfortunately, nothing like that is in here. It's just a collection of matches and most of them are probably on youtube by now but with the original music and commentary that I'm guessing they pulled out because there's quite a few gaps in between Tony Schvione's(sp?)commentary.
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on June 9, 2014
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I'm in a good position to review this DVD because I've watched all 35 Clash of Champions events on the WWE network in addition to owning this DVD and I can say that whoever compiled the matches must have just thrown darts at a list of cards for this great series. Some of the choices make sense the like the first two matches on the DVD (Flair vs. Sting & Anderson/Blanchard vs. Luger/Windham) and the classic "I Quit" match between Flair and Terry Funk. However, there are some puzzling exclusions - the most glaring being Flair vs. Steamboat at Clash of Champions VI, which is the greatest CoC match ever and arguably the greatest wrestling match ever, period. Other exclusions include the epic tag team match between The Fantastics and The Sheepherders (aka The Bushwhackers) and The Four Horsemen attacking Lex Luger in the parking lot at Clash II. In addition to the questionable exceptions there are some matches that simply aren't very good, like the gimmick chain match between Ivan Koloff and Ricky Morton at Clash 3 and the lame women's match between Madusa (misspelled as "Medusa" on the package) and Bull Nakano.

The commentary by Dusty Rhodes provides some context in the beginning when he briefly talks about the reason why the event was started in the first place but after that his commentary is brief and unnecessary. They could have done a much better job of discussing the historic importance of the event.

All in all this DVD really isn't worth it if you have access to the WWE network because you can watch all 35 shows, and many of the best matches from Clash of the Champions do not appear on the DVDs.
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on October 15, 2013
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WWE ought to release ALL of the Clash of Champions just like they did with the Wrestlemania's. The Clash of Champions was classic WCW and classic Jim Ross.
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Ah yes the classic event that had many a fan hooked from NWA/WCW, the Clash of the Champions. This event was originally started to go against the WWF’s Wrestlemania. It would see many classic matches and moments over the years. That is why I would have loved for this to have had a documentary included like the Starrcade set. Or maybe also include moments like the Nitro sets. Still it is a great set full of classic matches.



1.[NWA TITLE]RIC FLAIR VS STING-from the very first Clash we get we get the first main event, and what a main event it was. This is a classic with two legends from the sport. This is also the night widely regarded as the night Sting was made. They tell an excellent story here that lasts the TV time limit of 45 minutes. The judges ended up scoring this as a draw so Flair retained in an instant classic.

2.[NWA TAG TITLE]ARN ANDERSON & TULLY BLANCHARD VS LEX LUGER AND BARRY WINDHAM-this match happened at the first one as well before the previous match on this set. This is another classic in my opinion as this one is nonstop action. All four men look great with some excellent back and forth action. JJ of course has to get involved but it back fires costing his team the win and the belts.

3.[NWA TAG TITLE]ARN ANDERSON & TULLY BLANCHARD VS STING & DUSTY RHODES-this match happened at the second Clash and was one of those classic NWA feuds of the Horsemen. This was an excellent match and one that every fan should see. These two teams of rivals gave the fans a classic as the action was back and forth and everywhere. It turns into a brawl towards the end with Flair and Windham coming out causing the match to be a double DQ after Dusty nailed the ref.

4.[RUSSIAN CHAIN MATCH]RICKY MORTON VS IVAN KOLOFF-this chain match was at the third Clash and was a good one as they went to touch all four corners. This match would see both men using the chain of course beating, choking, and pulling the other off the top ropes. It was a good fight between the men until Morton was able to finally win the match. This lead to Ivan’s manager Paul Jones and his teammates the Russian Assassins to attack their former stable mate.

5.[NWA TITLE I QUIT MATCH]RIC FLAIR VS TERRY FUNK-another classic form the early Clash days as this one was on the ninth. These two battle all over the ring and the outside with both very physical here. This is terry’s type of match but Flair held his own throughout very much so. The stipulation here was that whoever quit would have to shake the others hand. So both held out taking it to the other until Flair clamped the figure four on and finally forced Funk to quit. True to his word Terry shuck his hand and then both men were attacked by Gary Hart, The Great Muta, and Lex Luger. This brought Sting out to lend a hand to Flair and Funk.

6.MIL MASCARAS VS CACTUS JACK MANSON-this match was all Mil as he took it to Cactus with various submissions and aerial attacks. This match which took place at the tenth Clash here in Texas would see Cactus take one of the nastiest bumps I have seen him take. He lands on the concrete with his head smashing into it. Moments later he is pinned by a flying cross body or flying body press depending who you ask.

7.[NWA TAG TITLE]THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS VS THE ROCK N’ ROLL EXPRESS-one of the most famous and greatest rivalries in wrestling history without a doubt. Here at the eleventh Clash these two teams went at it with the NWA United States Tag Team titles on the line. This was a fun match as both teams gave the fans what they wanted with a back and forth contest. In the end the R&R Express got the DQ win.

8.[US TITLE]RIC FLAIR VS LEX LUGER-at the twelfth Clash this was another classic NWA/WCW feud as Flair always brought out the best in Luger. Luger is an underrated wrestler and is much better than people give him credit for. This a great match between the two with Luger using his power to slow Flair down. Flair used his usual tactics but Luger continued his dominance at various points causing Stan Hansen to interfere. This causes Flair to get disqualified.

9.THE YOUNG PISTOLS & Z-MAN VS THE FABULOUS FREEBIRDS-this was a good and quick match from the 15th Clash. Good back and forth for a while until we get a great ending with a triple sunset flip pin for the Pistols and Z-Man. It should be noted that this was during the time that Brad Armstrong was a member of the Freebirds as Badstreet.

10.15 MAN BATTLE ROYAL-who dosen’t love a battle royal, it is without a doubt one of my favorite matches. This match opened up the sixteenth Clash and was a fun battle royal with people flying everywhere. You get to see some future legends before they really took off in this match. Still this was a match to put El Gigante over.

11.[US TITLE]STING VS RICK RUDE-this was a great match form the 17th Clash that would see one of my favorite camera shots of all time. When they first start brawling on the ramp that shot from behind Sting just looks and feels so epic. Anyway Sting has been attacked earlier in the night and had to rush back to the building in order to defend his title. This match told a great story here as Sting was showing what he is all about, heart. Naturally Rude along with Paul E. Dangerously would work over the leg from start to finish. Sting battled back at every turn but Rude was too much for a one legged Stinger and took the title after gripping the tights.

12.RIC FLAIR & ARN ANDERSON VS THE HOLLYWOOD BLONDS-Clash 23 saw two of the Horsemen trying to capture the tag titles away from the younger team. Austin and Pillman made fun of their older opponents only for it to back fire most of the time. Both teams looked great here taking turns beating on the other team. Each team had moments of working over one of their opponents and singling him out. Flair and Arn get the first fall after a nice flying elbow from Ric while Arn holds Steve. We get a little bit of a slower pace in the second round as they work over Flair on the outside before bringing him back in. Arn turns things around at first after getting in off of the hot tag but he is soon slowed down. But once Ric gets in he lights the young ones up, that is until Barry Windham interferes causing a DQ. That means Flair and Anderson could not get the titles.

13.BRIAN PILLMAN VS STEVE AUSTIN-we get another great match right here as the former tag partners go at it at Clash 25. This is a great match with Austin controlling most of the time dominating Pillman in the ring and even on the outside after catching Brian trying for a high risk maneuver. Pillman fights back and makes a few comebacks from time to time but it is the ending that is great. When Brian jumps onto the ropes Col. Parker knocks him off and allows Austin to pin him. What was so great about it is seeing the guy in the crowd a few rows back in the hat who is just so upset by it.

14.[TV TITLE]STEVEN REGAL VS DUSTIN RHODES-this was a great technical matchup from Clash 26 with both guys showcasing their skills. They worked over each other with various holds trying to wear the other down. The pace picks up as the match goes on since it had a time limit of 15 minutes. They battle it out over the full course of time going to a draw. This was a really good match.

15.[ELIMINATION TAG MATCH]STING & RIC FLAIR VS VADER & RICK RUDE-the main event from the same Clash as the previous this elimination match was a fun one. This one was all about Vader wanting to put Flair out permanently. It takes a while for Flair to get in but once he does Vader just goes to town on him. Once all four men start brawling Vader and Flair end up getting counted out and therefore eliminated. We then get the classic feud of Sting versus Rick Rude. They give us a great match with Sting getting the win after a big splash from the top rope.


1.[UNIFICATION MATCH FOR WCW INTERNATIONAL AND WCW CHAMPIONSHIPS]RIC FLAIR VS STING-this match was to unify the two titles that WCW had at the time. There was the WCW title and the old NWA title so the time came to make them one. This was a great match as these two always delivered. Sherri came to ringside before the match and revealed that she had her face painted like Sting. Therefore she would be in his corner and for most of the match it looked that way. These two traded momentum the entire time trying to outwrestle each other. Then on the outside Flair pushes Sherri into harm’s way but it was only a diversion. Moments later she reveals herself to be helping Flair after he wins the title.

2.[US TITLE]RICKY STEAMBOAT VS STEVE AUSTIN-these two had a great chemistry in the ring together. Like I have said about others this is a great match. Both men looked to ground the other and pound out a victory. There was a special stipulation that would see Austin loose the title if he was DQ’d. As it turned out that was not needed as after a great series of near falls The Dragon won the title.

3.RANDY SAVAGE & HULK HOGAN VS RIC FLAIR & THE GIANT-with was a good match involving the all time great “Macho Man” Randy Savage at Clash 32. This was a bit short considering it was the main event and the four men involved. Still it was a good match with a good story including Flair running into a camera man after going over the turnbuckle. This was mainly a Savage versus Flair and Hogan versus Giant match but they mixed it up enough. In the end Flair uses some brass knucks to get the win with a pinfall over Savage.

4.MADUSA VS BULL NAKANO-I always liked when these two would go at it in any organization and this was a good one. Like other reviews have said it was way too short but the action was good. This match took place at the Clash 33 with Madusa coming out on top.

5.[BATTLE BOWL RING]EDDIE GUERRERO VS DDP-in this match DDP was defending the ring he had won in a battle royal. This was an excellent match and one of my favorites on the set. Eddie starts out strong but after running into the post Page takes control dominating him with power moves. Eddie makes a comeback only to be shot down again but still ends up winning the match and the ring. Afterwards DDP nails him with diamond cutter after diamond cutter. This match was also from Clash 33.

6.[TAG TITLE]HARLEM HEAT VS STING & LEX LUGER VS THE STEINER BROTHERS-this may indeed may be my absolute favorite match on the set since it is not only a classic like many others on this set but every time I watch it I can’t help but think back to that time. This was also at Clash 33 proving that it may have been the best one over all. The action is great with each team hitting their high spots and controlling the match. In this match Harlem Heat could lose the titles even if they weren’t even in the ring or involved in the fall. The first team to get the pin or submission would win the titles. This was a hard hitting match full of great talent. This one evolves into a brawl on many occasions but once it spilled out side it wasn’t long before the Outsiders Hall & Nash got involved. This causes a DQ and a no contest which I still think was a great ending for the match when thinking of the overall storyline involving the NOW.

7.[CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE]ULTIMATE DRAGON VS DEAN MALENKO-I know they said Ultimate Dragon but I still say Ultimo. This was a classic from Clash 34 and after watching this once again this could be my favorite match on the set. The action here is fast and furious even when it is grounded with great submissions. We have high flying, top rope, and great technical wrestling in this one. Great back and forth with Dean taking back the title, excellent match.

8.[CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE]CHRIS JERICHO VS EDDIE GUERRERO-this match took place at the final Clash which was 35. Another classic right here, there are so many matches on this set that are straight classics. These guys were so evenly match as they took turns taking control of the match. You could read what I said about the previous match and apply it here, this was great. Jericho ended winning but Eddie would get the last laugh attacking him afterward.

9.[TAG TITLES]RANDY SAVAGE & SCOTT HALL VS LEX LUGER & DDP-the final main event of the Clash ever was a tag match for the titles with the NWO taking on WCW. Here Randy Savage was in for Kevin Nash teaming with Hall to defend the belts. This was a good back and forth fight between the two factions that developed more into a brawl. It is always great to see Macho Man in there since he is a favorite or the favorite along with HBK and the Hitman. After a great battle it is DDP who causes his own team to lose after accidently hitting the diamond cutter on his own partner. It was a good present for the NWO since it was their one year birthday, but Sting would crash the party.


1.RIC FLAIR & BARRY WINDHAM VS THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS-this was a good tag match from Clash 4 that would see the two Horsemen members who were still in WCW against one of the greatest teams ever. This was a great contest with The Express controlling Flair for most of the match. But that would not stop the Horsemen from taking this match after some unfair tactics.

2.STING & RICJY STEAMBOAT VS RICK RUDE & STEVE AUSTIN-this tag match was from Clash 18 between four of the all time best. All four men looked good here but the heels looked the best here dominating at times. I loved Jim Ross saying “the martial arts” the whole time when Steamboat was on a roll. After a brawl on the outside Sting coming off the top rope lead to a face victory but in classic heel fashion Rude and Austin attacked Sting and Ricky after the match.

3.[THUNDER CAGE MATCH]DUSTIN RHODES, STING & CACTUS JACK VS VADER, PAUL ORNDORFF & BARRY WINDHAM-this fight at Clash 22 was a fun one in a unique looking cage match. The Thundercage was a huge cage that at the top came inward so no one could escape. This match was a good one with Sting and Dustin alone for most of the match taking on the other three men. Cactus Jack would come out towards the end and once inside would light up the heels with his boot which leads to the face victory.

Now while I did get my Blu-Ray from Wal-Mart for some reason I did not get the two exclusives I was supposed to. They were The Midnight Express versus The Fantastics and Hollywood Hogan versus Ric Flair. Still over all this was a great set full of classics on every dis. I would highly recommend this set to any wrestling fan out there. I am still a little upset that possibly my favorite match ever from Clash was not one here. That of course is the Taskmaster Kevin Sullivan against Chris Benoit in a crazy fight that went all around and in the arena. Still I get why they didn’t put it on, still it would have been great to see on HD Blu-Ray.
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on June 15, 2012
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I don't often buy wrestling DVD's but when I saw this and some of the match listings I thought I had to get it. There are some definite all time classic matches in this set and may even make the purchase price worth it however there are some real bad matches on here that can in no way shape or form be considered the "BEST" of the Clash. When you see Rock & Roll vs Midnight Express you think...great match but what we got was a lame DQ finish match. I would have rather seen the DOOM vs Steiner Brothers title match they refer to during the R&R/Midnight match. The Cactus Jack match was horrible. Does anyone really want to see Ricky Morton in a Russian Chain match with Ivon Koloff? The battle royal was ok until the end when you see "Oz" jump over the top rope because El Gigante (Also read as...horrible mistake) couldn't even push him over the top. Z-Man? He's the BEST OF THE CLASH? No..and that version of the Freebirds was pitiful.

As I said, some definite classics here but I wouldn't classify this as the "Best of the Clash" I would say this is more WWE trying to show once again that they're better by making you think these lame matches were the best that the NWA/WCW could offer at the time.
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This wasn't a bad DVD set, could've been a lot better, match selection wise, and they could have made a document for this. I love the documentaries on many of these sets.

Seriously, Mil Mascara vs Cactus Jack?! What about The Dragon Master, Buzz Sawyer, and Great Muta vs Ole and Arn Anderson and Ric Flair that was on the same card?! We all know McMahon doesn't put the greatest emphasis on things he doesn't create, but c'mon now! And that 15 man battle royal on disc 2 was weak, and so was the talent in WCW at that point. And how do you have a best of Clash and NOT show any Road Warriors matches or clips? I'm giving this 2 Stars, because this was a rush job thrown together
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on June 22, 2012
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I was really stoked when I heard the WWE were releasing a collection of the Clash and I was pretty happy with the outcome. I do wish there was a documentary to go along with the matches but I'm still happy with what the WWE put out.

The first match is the main event of the first Clash between Ric Flair and Sting for the NWA World title. The match is a classic and goes to a 45 minute draw. It is also the match that many people, myself included, made Sting the superstar that he is today. The match is very well contested and made all of the matches from Wrestlemania IV (held on the same night) pale in comparison.

Up next is another match from the same event as Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard defend the NWA Tag titles against the team of Barry Windham and Lex Luger. This match is just plain good. The fans for some reason are just rabid during this match and I think that's one of the reasons it's so good. It's kind of short, clocking in at like 10:00, but still worth watching.

Up next is another tag title match from Clash II involving Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard defending the tag titles again against Dusty Rhodes and Sting. This was another good match and again clocking in at around 10:00 but again worth seeing. To me anything with Sting in it is worth watching.

The next match is pretty suprising as they chose to put on Ricky Morton vs Ivan Koloff in their Russian Chain match from Clash III. I don't know I just found it to be a suprising pick but it was a good pick. Of course there is some blood but these two do use the chain rather well and have a pretty good match. Still, if I was choosing a match from this Clash I would have picked Sting against Windham.

The next match is a classic between Ric Flair and Terry Funk from Clash IX in an "I Quit" match. Many have said this may have been the first real main stream hardcore match and after viewing it I kind of agree with it. These guys leave it all hanging out and then some in this classic. I like the use of the microphone although sometimes you can't hear what Flair says. I like the use of the tables in the match and Flair's chops are just freaking killer. Just put on your surround sound and listen to the sweet sound of Terry Funk's chest being turned to hamburger meat. All in all good match and great choice for the set.

This next match blows my mind as to why it's on here: It's the Clash X match with Mil Mascaras taking on Cactus Jack Manson. This match sucks and the only reason I can think of as to why it's on here is because of the WWE trying to reach a bigger Latin audience. That's great and all but jeez pick a better one then this. Even Mick Foley said Mascaras was one of the most unprofessional wrestlers he has ever worked with.

The last match on the first disc features the Midnight Express taking on the Rock n Roll Express for the NWA Tag title at Clash XI. This is an awesome match with 4 of the best tag wrestlers ever! This match is fast paced and features some great back and forth wrestling. The only downside is the DQ decision at the end but still worth checking out.

The first match of disc 2 is a US title match with Lex Luger taking on Ric Flair. I love all of their matches and this one is no different. Great wrestling, great psychology and all around great action make this match another one worth viewing. It's another DQ match but it's still worth viewing.

Up next is a 6 man tag from Clash 15 with the Young Pistols and Tom Zenk taking on the Freebirds and Badstreet. This match is ok and has some cool spots but I'm still wondering why it's on this set.

The next match is the Battle Royal from Clash XVI which is actually the first Clash that I saw as a kid. Again this is another one of those matches where you're left scratching your head. It's a good match and El Gigante (aka Giant Gonzales) wins but I still can't understand why it's on here.

The next one is Sting defending the US title against Rick Rude from Clash XVII. This match is ok but I would have prefered the 20 minute draw they had at Clash XXI. This one is subpar mainly because Sting was supposed to be hurt during the match. Earlier in the show a package or gift was presented to Sting and Madusa was in it. While she was flirting with him Lex Luger came out and attacked Sting. So he was still showing signs of being hurt for this match and it kind of took away from it. Still, it's a Sting match and worth viewing.

The next match is the 2/3 fall match for the WCW Tag titles between Brian Pillman and Steve Austin vs Ric Flair and Arn Anderson. This was a great match even though the ending is pretty crappy. I enjoyed all the time we see Austin and Flair in the ring with each other but one thing I didn't like is the fact that they edited out Jesse Ventura's commentary. We only hear Tony Schvonie's commentary and it is kind of hard to watch because of that. I don't know why they just didn't get Austin or Anderson or both to step in and do some guest commentary with JR or Michael Cole or Matt Striker. That would have been better then gaps in the commentary. Still, the match is fun to watch.

Up next is a match between Brian Pillman and Steve Austin. This is after Austin turned on Pillman and joined the Studd Stable. It's a good match but I honestly don't think it was good enough to be on this set.

After that one we get another suprising match with Dustin Rhodes and Steven Regal going at it for the WCW TV title. This was a great contest between two very underrated wrestlers. The match does go to a draw but it is very well worth seeing.

The last match of disc 2 is an Elimination match with Sting and Ric Flair taking on Rick Rude and Vader. This match is very very good and I was so glad that I found out that it was going to be on the set. It is really a dream match with 4 of the biggest stars at the time going at it. The match goes for like 22:00 and that was pretty long for a televised match at the time. Flair gets eliminated early on like after maybe 10:00 or so because of a massive suplex Vader gives him. Then Vader is eliminated at the same time by DQ so the rest of the match is between Sting and Rude and these two deliver another great match up. This one is worth the price of the DVD set alone!

The last disc starts with the Unification match of the WCW World and International titles when Sting once again takes on Ric Flair. This isnt't Clash I again but it is still an enjoyable match. I do feel that the whole Sherri storyline that goes along with the match takes away from it but it's still worth seeing Flair unify the titles and add to his legacy.

The next match is a US title match between Steve Austin and Ricky Steamboat. As always this is a great match between the two and if I'm not mistaken this was Ricky's last match in the WCW due to an injury he received. Classic wrestling, great match.

The next match is another really good one from Clash XXXII when Ric Flair and the Giant take on Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage. This is a big time match and all 4 guys I thought brought it for this one. This is also the match where Elizabeth makes her debut. The fact that Flair and Giant won made me smile ear to ear when I was younger and when I watched it again here recently it made me do it again.

The next match is a women's match from Clash XXXIII between Madusa and Bull Nakano. These two always put on classics and this one was no different. Awesome contest between one of the best from Japan and in my opinion the greatest American women's wrestler of all time Madusa. I'm hoping because they have been putting her (Madusa) on some of the last few DVD releases that maybe she'll go into the Hall of Fame and has finally gotten over the embarrasment of dumping the WWE Women's title in the trash at WCW.

Now we get another head scratcher as DDP takes on Eddie Guerrero for the Battle Bowl ring. It was a good match, don't get me wrong but neither one of these guys were big stars at the time so I'm not sure why their match was included on this set. Still though, watch it, cause it is a good match.

The next match is a Triple Threat match with the Steiners taking on Harlem Heat as well as Sting and Lex Luger for the WCW Tag titles. This is a good match but the ending with the match being declared a no contest kind of took away from it all. Still worth seeing.

The next match was Ultimo Dragon defending the WCW Cruiserweight title against Dean Malenko. This match, as is always the case with these two, was very well done and well worth seeing. I'm not so sure if it was as good as their Starrcade 1996 match for the 9 Cruiserweight titles but it was still worth seeing.

The next match was from the very last Clash and it featured Chris Jericho defending the WCW Cruiserweight title against Eddie Guerrero. This was another good match and again was another match that was well worth seeing.

The last match was the main event from the last Clash as it was Lex Luger and DDP taking on Scott Hall and Randy Savage. Honestly, Hall is not worth seeing in this match but everyone else carries the match and makes it well worth seeing. I can't remember now for the life of me whether we get to see Sting with the vulture at the end but even without that segment it's still worth seeing.

There are some extra matches on Blu Ray and if you bought this at Best Buy you received two bonus matches. I didn't get either one of these but because I've seen every Clash event I can tell you about the matches. The first BR match is a tag match with the Midnight Express taking on Ric Flair and Barry Windham. This was at Clash IV and was a very good match that I wish was on the regular DVD set. The match goes about 17:00 and does have Flair and Windham going over but this was an instant classic. The next bonus BR match we get is from Clash XVIII and it features another tag match with Steve Austin and Rick Rude taking on Sting and Ricky Steamboat. This is another match that I wish was on the regular DVD set but sadly WWE decided to put it on the BR set only. This is a fantastic match that actually features the top 4 contenders for the WCW World title. Great contest and well worth seeing. The final BR bonus match we get is the Thundercage match from Clash XXII as Sting and Dustin Rhodes took on Vader, Paul Orndorff and Barry Windham. This was yet another match that should have been on the regular DVD set. Fantastic contest that I believe was originally supposed to be a 8 man tag. The match was supposed to be Sting, Dustin Rhodes, Van Hammer and Ron Simmons taking on Vader, Rick Rude, Barbarian and Barry Windham. That would have been good but what you get is even better. Great contest and also features Cactus Jack turning good.

If you bought this DVD set at Best Buy then there was 2 other matches your could have gotten. The first one was Hulk Hogan taking on Ric Flair for the WCW World title at Clash XXXIII. This was not their best match together and I am glad this one was not on the regular set. It's a terrible match with the two and it ends in DQ, so it's not worth seeing. The final BB bonus match was the Midnight Express taking on the Fantastics for the NWA US title from Clash I. This was a pretty good match but again I am glad WWE kept this off the regular set.

So, all in all this is a pretty good set. Of course there are some matches I wish was on here like: Sting and Ric Flair taking on Dick Slater and Great Muta from Clash VIII, the Steiners taking on Doom for the NWA Tag titles and also Doom's masks on the line from Clash X, Ric Flair taking on Bobby Eaton for the NWA World title in a 2/3 falls match at Clash XII (this one in particular is one I was suprised was not on the set as it requested a lot by fans), Lex Luger taking on Rick Steiner for the WCW World title at Clash XVII which is a very underrated match, Steiners taking on Steve Williams and Terry Gordy at Clash XIX, Shane Douglas and Ricky Steamboat taking on Steve Austin and Brian Pillman for the WCW Tag titles at Clash XXII, and there are many more that I won't mention at this time. Here's hoping for Best of the Clash of the Champions Vol II.
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