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WWE: The History of the Intercontinental Championship (2008)

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Product Details

  • Format: Box set, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: World Wrestling
  • DVD Release Date: November 25, 2008
  • Run Time: 540 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001DJ7PTG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,132 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

It's a WWE Championship with a rich and storied history and the biggest names in sports entertainment have worn its gold on the road to immortality. The Intercontinental Championship traced its history back to the 1970's, and has been held by current and future Hall of Fame superstars, including The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, The Ultimate Warrior, Bret "Hit Man" Hart, Mr. Perfect, Eddie Guerrero, Edge, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, and so many more. Throughout the summer, fans will vote for their favorite Intercontinental Championship matches from each decade, with the top vote-getters being collected in this 3-DVD set.

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does The Title Justice December 4, 2008
Format:DVD
NOTE: I UPDATED THIS REVIEW IN 2013

This championship has definitely has it's history of ups & downs over the years but nobody can deny that the Intercontinental Championship has provided some of the most memorable matches & memories throughout it's history & here is a collection of some of those matches & memories as voted by the fans on WWE's website. Now this format is different than how WWE did their "History Of WWE Championship" in that they don't give a timelime of champions throughout the presentation but Todd Grisham host the DVD & give the same role as he did in the Ladder Match DVD where he gives a brief overview of the wrestler or event spotlighted.

Matches Include:
Pat Patterson vs. Ted DiBiase - Patterson kept stalling early on in the beginning before Dibiase finally charged & worked him over with a ground & pound offense with both men trading momentum taking advantage of a mistake made by their opponent with Dibaise having the wrestling advantage while Patterson resorted in rule breaking tactics resulting in what was a good match for it's time.
"MSG" Oct. '79

Ken Patera vs. Pedro Morales - Pedro's hot temper led to his control early on with various punches & even choking before Patera was able to catch a break using not only his strength with strength such as bearhugs from different positions to dominate but also choking himself with the breaking down into a huge physical brawl. This was a good match with both men being more physical than usual.
"MSG" Oct. '80

Pedro Morales vs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Big Portion of Wrestling History August 18, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
For anyone who is a fan of wrestling, this is a must. The IC title is one of the most prestigious titles in professional wrestling. Many times, it is known as the "Workman's Title" because the holders of this title are known to be some of the hardest workers in the wrestling business. This dvd captures some of the most memorable matches in the title's history. An absolute great dvd.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good collection July 19, 2013
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Sure, the Intercontinental belt isn't what it used to be. The prestige of the belt is slowly being brought back (with the help of one Curtis Axel). Relive the glory days with this awesome DVD set! Sure it may have a ton of matches from the 70s and 80s, but that is when the belt meant something. A good history lesson about a very prestigious belt!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great January 6, 2013
By nikki
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
i bought this for my husband for christmas and he was very happy with this wrestling is something we enjoy watching together
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good mailing great dvd December 29, 2012
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was good got it in the mail in like four days and the movie is fantastic just a great movies
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The WWE's work horse title September 24, 2012
Format:DVD
Much like the History of the WWE Championship DVD, we have this good but certainly not great collection of some of the most famous and some never before seen WWE Intercontinental Championship encounters. Hosted sadly by Todd Grisham, we go through the '80s, '90's and up until the year of the DVD release 2008. There's a brief history of how Pat Patterson became the first I.C. champion and that brings us to the first match.

Disc 1-1980's

-10/22/79, MSG, Pat Patterson (Champion) vs. Ted DiBiase: Its a pre-Million Dollar Man match featuring DiBiase and sadly thats the best part of the match as its kinda slow, there's some stalling in the beginning by Patterson who gets booed heavily. Ted attacks swinging Pat into the corner and stomping on him, then works on the left arm with knee drops and an arm bar. He has the offense going for a while even dodging a dive in the corner by Patterson, then slaps on an abdominal stretch, not once but twice. Patterson counters out of the second one then punches and chokes Ted, who comes back and grabs a foreign object Pat tried introducing but gets rolled up for three and Patterson retains. 4/10, cause of the slow stalling and rest holds.

-10/20/80, MSG, Ken Patera (Champion) vs. Pedro Morales: Right from his entrance Morales attacks Patera before he could even get ready and he retreats up the entrance way for a minute, then stalls and taunts Pedro holding the title in his hand. Pedro hits some hard punches sending him to the outside, but gets hit by Ken and tossed over the top to the floor. Ken works over Pedro for a while with a front face lock and holds it forever seemingly, Morales powers out tossing Ken over his head to the mat. Pedro does comeback with some hard shots, but Patera cuts him off working on the back with a bearhug.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection November 25, 2008
Format:DVD
Having been a wrestling fan since the mid-80's, I was greatly looking forward to this collection of Intercontinental matches. having collected many of the wrestling DVD collections, the Intercontinental title doesn't always get many appearances. Granted, this also depends on the DVD. The Ladder Match DVD had many great matches. Yet I am surprised there is so much bickering about matches that appeared. Whether people want to believe the voting may have been rigged in some way, we will never know. Nevertheless, there are many great matches here that deserve to be included in this collection.

For me, standout matches included the Steamboat/Savage classic from Wrestlemania 3, Hart/Perfect from Summerslam 1991, Hart/Bulldog one year later at the same event, Ramon/Michaels from Wrestlamania X, Triple H/Rock from Fully Loaded, Edge/Orton from Vengeance 2004, and Flair/Triple H from Taboo Tuesday. Were all the great matches for this prestigious title included? Of course not! You can't please everybody. But for me, a lifelong wrestling fan that has been watching since I was four, it is a great collection. I know people will disagree with me, but that is my attention. As one other reviewer mentioned, I hope they continue this Championship series by covering the history of the Tag Team Championship. Of all the titles in WWE history, it will be the last that traces its history far back and up to today.

By the way, for the people that are complaining about there not being enough Randy Savage matches, I think his two best matches for this DVD were included. I saw many of his others, and they just weren't worthy of being on this collection. Do I wish a Savage DVD comes about one day? Of course!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Very good I liked every match I could not turn it off my favorite match was steamboat vs macho man randy savage
Published 1 month ago by Mike Cone
5.0 out of 5 stars wwe: the history of the intercontinental championship
I am happy with my recent purchase of the wwe: the history of the intercontinental championship dvd, it's gives the viewer a chance to relive the glory days of some of the greatest... Read more
Published 1 month ago by anthony harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Top-quality
Picture quality on this DVD is cop class and so was the sound lots of old school matches so I suggest if you like old school wrestling by this
Published 1 month ago by paul block
5.0 out of 5 stars great dvd
very good dvd collection every one should pick collection up you won't regret it old school wrestling at its best
Published 3 months ago by money mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
Great matches. A few of them I totally didn't recall until they started and it brought back memories of my childhood.
Published 6 months ago by Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars some amazing matches
i have loved wrestling since I was a little boy. I remember me my dad brother cousins uncles would all crowd around the tv to watch the WWF. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Chris
4.0 out of 5 stars Huge Omission
Unless I overlooked it, I didn't see the match from King of the Ring where Ahmad Johnson became the first African American IC Champion. HUGE OMISSION in my eyes. Read more
Published 18 months ago by RT88
4.0 out of 5 stars It was a great DVD
I like lots of matches in that DVD but there really should have nine more in there like the ladder match with the 123 kid aka xpac and the hardys bs Team 3D and edge and Christian... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Xavier
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Matches you'd like to see
If this is the history of the Intercontinental Championship then I think they should go back to the late 70's when the belt was introduced. Hopefully it's a three disc set. I've never seen the Jimmy Snuka vs Don Muraco match that Mick Foley talks about so eloquently about and that match was the... Read more
Sep 28, 2008 by J.J. Skywalker |  See all 8 posts
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