WWE Hidden Gems



1951
[Best of 1951][Worst of 1951]
1951-05-30 | WCCW | Texas Rasslin': Thesz vs Gunkel
Journey back in time to see Lou Thesz defend the NWA World Heavyweight Championship against Ray Gunkel in a 2-Out-of-3 Falls Match.


1952
[Best of 1952][Worst of 1952]
1952-04-29 | WCCW | A Killer Challenge
Killer Kowalski is faced with some deadly double duty when he takes on Mr. Moto and Duke Keomuka in a Handicap Match.


1961
[Best of 1961][Worst of 1961]
1961-03-16 | STAMPEDE | Gino 'Gorilla Monsoon' Marella
The dominance of the late Gorilla Monsoon is on display in this hidden gem, as Dave Ruhl tries to defeat Gino Marella for a monetary prize.


1964
[Best of 1964][Worst of 1964]
1964-09-23 | AWA | Gagne-Metrics
Learn a different way to get in shape and feel great with Gagne-Metrics, courtesy of the Verne Gagne Foundation for Physical Fitness.


1966
[Best of 1966][Worst of 1966]
1966-11-08 | WCCW | Legends of Texas Rasslin'
In this rarely seen battle, Joe Blanchard teams with Cowboy Bob Ellis and Duke Keomuka to face Bob Geigel, Gary Hart, and Waldo Von Erich.



1969
[Best of 1969][Worst of 1969]
1969-02-11 | CWF | NWA Title: Funk, Jr. vs Kiniski
Witness Dory Funk Jr. establish his legacy when he battles the legendary Gene Kiniski for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.


1970
[Best of 1970][Worst of 1970]
1970-07-29 | WWE | Bruno Battles a Caged Animal
Within the hallowed grounds of Madison Square Garden, Bruno Sammartino takes on George 'The Animal' Steele in a Steel Cage Match.


1972
[Best of 1972][Worst of 1972]
1972-06-15 | CWF | A Moving Demonstration
Strengthen your knowledge of wrestling maneuvers demonstrated by the likes of Danny Hodge, Harley Race, and other legends of the ring.

1972-08-22 | WWE | Mr. Fuji vs. Pedro Morales
WWE Champion Pedro Morales has his hands full when he goes one-on-one with the cunning and deceitful Mr. Fuji.


1973
[Best of 1973][Worst of 1973]
1973-06-30 | WWE | Challenging Morales
George 'The Animal' Steele looks for gold by challenging Pedro Morales for the WWE Championship.


1975
[Best of 1975][Worst of 1975]
1975-11-27 | MSW | The Cowboy and a Texas Bronco
Two western legends go head-to-head when 'Cowboy' Bill Watts defends the North American Championship against Terry Funk.


1976
[Best of 1976][Worst of 1976]
1976-01-12 | WWE | Andre The Giant Feat Of Strength
Discover why Andre The Giant earned the moniker of The Eighth Wonder of The World through these impressive Feats of Strength.

1976-06-12 | AWA | McMahon Interviews Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali uses his extraordinary charisma to show his determination to dominate the wrestling world in an interview with Vince McMahon.


1979
[Best of 1979][Worst of 1979]
1979-08-17 | STAMPEDE | Inoki Faces The Lariat
The legendary Antonio Inoki travels North of the Border to Stampede Wrestling to take on Stan 'The Lariat' Hansen.

1979-11-22 | J CROCKETT | Battle of The Nature Boys
Witness a true wrestling rarity with the only known footage of 'The Nature Boy' Buddy Rogers taking on 'The Nature Boy' Ric Flair.


1980
[Best of 1980][Worst of 1980]
1980-09-22 | WWE | Champs Collide: Race vs Backlund
Styles clash when NWA World Heavyweight Champion Harley Race collides with WWE Champion Bob Backlund to see who is the Undisputed Champion.


1981
[Best of 1981][Worst of 1981]
1981-06-07 | WCCW | Big Cat vs Modern Day Warrior
In this classic confrontation, N'The Big Cat' Ernie Ladd goes one-on-one with 'The Modern Day Warrior' Kerry Von Erich.


1982
[Best of 1982][Worst of 1982]
1982-07-07 | J CROCKETT | Roddy Piper vs Jack Brisco
Will the dirty and underhanded tactics of Roddy Piper cost him when he challenges Jack Brisco for the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship?


1983
[Best of 1983][Worst of 1983]
1983-07-16 | WWE | Steele Meets Gold
In the City of Brotherly Love, George 'The Animal' Steele takes to the ring to challenge Bob Backlund for the WWE Championship.

1983-09-01 | MSW | The Size of a Giant
Andre the Giant makes his way to Mid-South Wrestling, Bill Watts shows the fans the extraordinary size of 'The Eighth Wonder of the World'.

1983-10-23 | J CROCKETT | The Last Battle Of Atlanta
In this historic confrontation, Buzz Sawyer and Tommy Rich battle inside a Steel Cage while Paul Ellering is confined to a cell of his own.


1984
[Best of 1984][Worst of 1984]
1984-03-06 | WWE | The Youth of a Nation
In this rarely seen moment, two youngsters take to the ring to show the WWE Universe the moves they learned from Coach Bob Backlund.

1984-04-07 | MSW | A Diaper for Cornette
Stagger Lee and Cowboy Bill Watts look to give Jim Cornette exactly what he deserves when they take on The Midnight Express.

1984-08-10 | WWE | Battling The Immortal One
Hulk Hogan's reign as WWE Champion is threatened in this confrontation with George 'The Animal' Steele.


1985
[Best of 1985][Worst of 1985]
1985-08-17 | WWE | A Magnificent Partnership
Witness the alliance of Mr. Fuji and 'The Magnificent' Don Muraco in action, as they face Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat and The Junkyard Dog.


1986
[Best of 1986][Worst of 1986]
1986-05-30 | MSW | Blood and Guts
Despite suffering a devastating injury at the hands of One Man Gang, Hacksaw Jim Duggan challenges Terry Gordy for the UWF Championship.

1986-06-24 | MSW | Cowboy Justice
To earn a shot at administering some justice to 'Hot Stuff' Eddie Gilbert, Cowboy Bill Watts must first defeat Sting in singles action.


1987
[Best of 1987][Worst of 1987]
1987-01-20 | J CROCKETT | Ric Flair vs Barry Windham
The allure of championship gold leads Barry Windham to push Ric Flair to the limit in this classic bout for the NWA World Heavyweight Title.

1987-07-20 | WCCW | A Texas-Sized Confrontation
Bruiser Brody brings his brand of insanity to a confrontation with Abdullah the Butcher deep in the heart of Texas.


1989
[Best of 1989][Worst of 1989]
1989-02-23 | AWA | The Best of Both Worlds
Two of the most legendary tag team duos of all time meet in a rarely seen battle between The British Bulldogs and The Rock 'n' Roll Express.

1989-05-13 | CWF | Controversy in a Cage
Controversy reigns supreme when Dusty Rhodes defends the PWF Heavyweight Championship against The Big Steel Man inside a steel cage.


1992
[Best of 1992][Worst of 1992]
1992-01-06 | GWF | Cruiserweight Pioneers
Witness The Lighting Kid defend the GWF Light Heavyweight Championship against Jerry Lynn in an incredible 2-Out-of-3 Falls Match.

1992-01-31 | WWE | An Iconic Encounter
The past meets the future in this memorable confrontation between Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka and Shawn Michaels.


1993
[Best of 1993][Worst of 1993]
1993-03-06 | WCW | Of Monsters and Icons
Long before terrorizing the WWE locker room as Kane, Bruiser Mastino would test his in-ring skills in a battle with Sting.


1995
[Best of 1995][Worst of 1995]
1995-08-19 | SMW | Brothers Of Destruction
Before waging war with Kane in WWE, The Undertaker traveled to Smoky Mountain Wrestling to go one-on-one with Unabomb.

1995-12-15 | STAMPEDE | The Funks Make Bad Company
The Funks look to bring some Texas Justice to Stampede Wrestling's Showdown at the Corral in a battle against Brian Pillman and Bruce Hart.


1996
[Best of 1996][Worst of 1996]
1996-09-14 | WWE | South Africa: Austin vs Bret
Far from their battle at Survivor Series '96, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Bret Hart lock up in this rarely seen encounter from South Africa.


1997
[Best of 1997][Worst of 1997]
1997-09-11 | ECW | ECW: Bret Hart vs Terry Funk
Go beyond the mat to relive the first of many 'Retirement Matches' for Terry Funk when he faces off against WWE Champion Bret Hart.


1999
[Best of 1999][Worst of 1999]
1999-01-27 | WCW | Festival De Lucha
Konnan, Rey Mysterio, Hector Garza, and Silver King face a team led by Chris Jericho in a bout from WCW's unaired pilot 'Festival de Lucha'.


2000
[Best of 2000][Worst of 2000]
2000-10-11 | UPW | Samoa Joe vs William Regal
In a sign of things to come, Triple H travels to Ultimate Pro Wrestling to witness William Regal face future NXT Champion, Samoa Joe.

2000-11-11 | ECW | The Bad Guy in ECW
Scott Hall takes things to the extreme by traveling to ECW to go one-on-one with Justin Credible in this rarely seen match.


2001
[Best of 2001][Worst of 2001]
2001-03-14 | UPW | The Destroyer and a Fallen Angel
Samoa Joe looks to start down an unparalleled road of success by challenging Christopher Daniels for the UPW Heavyweight Championship.

2001-04-25 | UPW | An Ultimate Encounter
Edge and Christian journey to Ultimate Pro Wrestling to take on the evolutionary duo known as Nova and Frankie Kazarian.

2001-07-28 | OVW | The Beast Meets Leviathan
Prior to Batista's evolution into The Animal, Leviathan clashes with Brock Lesnar in this memorable battle from Ohio Valley Wrestling.


2002
[Best of 2002][Worst of 2002]
2002-08-10 | WWE | A Battle from Down Under
The Rock defends the Undisputed WWE Championship against Triple H and Brock Lesnar in a Triple Threat Match from WWE's Global Warning Tour.


2005
[Best of 2005][Worst of 2005]
2005-05-09 | WWE | Helllooo Punk!
In his first Singles Match in WWE, a young CM Punk takes to the ring to go one-on-one with Val Venis.


2006
[Best of 2006][Worst of 2006]
2006-01-15 | WWE | On the Fringe
With Dean Ambrose's days as part of The Shield still years away. Jon Moxley partners with Brad Taylor to take on MNM.


2011
[Best of 2011][Worst of 2011]
2011-12-07 | WWE | Who is Better?
Cesaro's quest to be the best Superstar in NXT leads him to challenge Seth Rollins to singles action in this forgotten battle.


2012
[Best of 2012][Worst of 2012]
2012-02-05 | FCW | Gold Before Justice
Long before fighting for justice, the future members of The Shield battled each other for a shot at gold in this Triple Threat Match.

2012-04-29 | FCW | FCW Champion: Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins proves he has the heart of a champion early in his career by defending the Florida Heavyweight Title against Kassius Ohno.


2013
[Best of 2013][Worst of 2013]
2013-05-23 | WWE | The Young and the Hungry
In this unaired segment, Enzo Amore and Big Cass' hilarious rhetoric turns them into an appetizer for Ryback.