The Best Of Big Van Vader: The Mastadon

21 DVDs - $200.00!

Disc 1
Leon White vs. Larry Zbyszko (AWA TV 12/2/86)
Leon White, Scott Hall & Greg Gagne vs. Larry Zbyzsko, Mr. Saito & Super Ninja (AWA TV 12/25/86)
Leon White vs. Brian Knobbs (AWA TV 1/87)
Bull Power vs. Otto Wanz (CWA 7/12/87 - FAIR VQ)
Big Van Vader vs. Antonio Inoki (NJ 12/27/87)
Big Van Vader vs. Antonio Inoki (NJ 2/7/88)
Big Van Vader vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (NJ 4/27/88)

Disc 2
Big Van Vader vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (NJ 6/26/88)
Big Van Vader vs. Antonio Inoki (NJ 7/29/88)
Big Van Vader & Black Tiger vs. Tatsumi Fujinami & Shiro Koshinaka (NJ 8/26/88)
Big Van Vader vs. Riki Choshu (NJ 1/16/89)
Big Van Vader & Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami (NJ 1/20/89)
Big Van Vader vs. Shinya Hashimoto (NJ 4/24/89)
Big Van Vader vs. Shinya Hashimoto (NJ 8/8/89)

Disc 3
Big Van Vader vs. Shinya Hashimoto (NJ 11/3/89)
Bull Power vs. Otto Wanz (CWA 12/22/89)
Big Van Vader vs. Stan Hansen (NJ 2/10/90)
Big Van Vader vs. Stan Hansen (NJ 6/12/90)
Bull Power vs. Otto Wanz (CWA 6/30/90)

Disc 4
Big Van Vader vs. The Z-Man (GAB 7/7/90)
Big Van Vader vs. Riki Choshu (NJ 8/19/90)
Big Van Vader vs. Shinya Hashimoto (NJ 9/14/90)
Big Van Vader vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (NJ 1/7/91)
Big Van Vader vs. Shinya Hashimoto (NJ 7/19/91)
Big Van Vader & Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Keiji Muto & Masahiro Chono (NJ 7/29/91)
Big Van Vader vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (NJ 8/7/91)

Disc 5
Big Van Vader vs. Keiji Mutoh (NJ Handheld 8/10/91)
Big Van Vader & Mr. Hughes vs. Rick & Scott Steiner (Clash 18 - 1/21/92)
Big Van Vader, Cactus Jack & Mr. Hughes vs. Sting, Rick & Scott Steiner (Main Event 2/9/92)
Big Van Vader & Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Keiji Muto & Hiroshi Hase (NJ 3/1/92)
Big Van Vader & Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Shinya Hashimoto & Masahiro Chono (NJ 3/9/92)
Big Van Vader & Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Keiji Muto & Hiroshi Hase (NJ 5/1/92)

Disc 6
Big Van Vader & Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Rick & Scott Steiner (NJ 6/26/92)
Big Van Vader vs. Sting (GAB 7/12/92)
Big Van Vader vs. Ron Simmons (Baltimore 8/2/92)
Big Van Vader, Rick Rude, Jake Roberts & Super Invader vs. Sting, Nikita Koloff, Rick & Scott Steiner (Elimination Match - Clash 20 9/2/92)
Big Van Vader vs. Nikita Koloff (Havoc 10/25/92)
Big Van Vader vs. Dustin Rhodes (WCWSN 11/21/92)
Big Van Vader vs. Nikita Koloff (Main Event 11/29/92)
Big Van Vader & Rick Rude vs. Ron Simmons & Sting (WCWSN 12/5/92)

Disc 7
Big Van Vader vs. Van Hammer (Strongest Arm Contest semi-finals - Worldwide 12/12/92)
Big Van Vader vs. Sting (Starrcade 12/28/92)
Big Van Vader vs. Ron Simmons (Title Change Clip - Baltimore 12/30/92)
Big Van Vader & Rick Rude vs. Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas (Main Event 1/2/93)
Big Van Vader, Paul Orndorff & Barry Windham vs. Dustin Rhodes, Sting & Cactus Jack (Thunderdome Cage - Clash 22 1/13/93)
Big Van Vader & Paul Orndorff vs. The Barbarian & Cactus Jack (Main Event 1/17/93)
Big Van Vader & Barry Windham vs. Sting & Shane Douglas (WCWSN 1/30/93)
The White Castle of Fear Commercial
Big Van Vader & Harley Race Interview (WCWSN 2/20/93)
Big Van Vader vs. Sting (Strap Match) (SuperBrawl 2/21/93)

Disc 8
Big Van Vader vs. Cactus Jack (Main Event 3/07/93)
Big Van Vader vs. Sting (Dublin Handheld 3/17/93)
Big Van Vader vs. Cactus Jack (WCWSN 4/17/93)
Big Van Vader vs. Cactus Jack (WCWSN 4/24/93)
Big Van Vader vs. The British Bulldog (Slamboree 5/23/93)
Big Van Vader vs. Ricky Steamboat (Worldwide 5/29/93)
Big Van Vader, Sid Vicious & Rick Rude vs. Dustin Rhodes, Sting & Davey Smith (Clash 23; 6/16/93)

Disc 9
Big Van Vader vs. The British Bulldog (Worldwide 07/10/93)
Beach Blast Commercial
Big Van Vader & Sid Vicious vs. Sting & The British Bulldog (Beach Blast 7/18/93 - Low Volume)
Big Van Vader vs. The British Bulldog (Clash 24; 8/18/93)
Big Van Vader vs. Ricky Steamboat (WCWSN 10/9/93)
Big Van Vader vs. Ricky Steamboat (Lumberjack Match - WCWSN 10/16/93)
Big Van Vader vs. Cactus Jack (Texas Death Match - Havoc 10/24/93)

Disc 10
Big Van Vader vs. Ric Flair (Clash 25; 11/10/93)
Big Van Vader & Steve Austin vs. Ric Flair & Sid Vicious (WCWSN 11/13/93)
Big Van Vader vs. Ric Flair (Starrcade 12/27/93)
Big Van Vader vs. Ric Flair (Thundercage Match - SuperBrawl 2/20/94)

Disc 11
Big Van Vader vs. Ricky Steamboat (WCWSN 2/26/94)
Big Van Vader vs. Cactus Jack (Munich Handheld 3/16/94)
Big Van Vader vs. The Boss (Grudge Match - Spring Stampede 4/17/94)
Big Van Vader vs. Cactus Jack (Texas Death Match - Worldwide 04/30/94)
Big Van Vader vs. Sting (Slamboree 5/22/94)
Big Van Vader vs. The Guardian Angel (BATB 7/17/94)

Disc 12
Big Van Vader vs. The Guardian Angel (Fall Brawl 9/18/94)
Big Van Vader vs. Sting (Fall Brawl 9/18/94)
Big Van Vader vs. Sting (WCWSN 10/15/94)
Big Van Vader vs. Dustin Rhodes (Clash 29; 11/16/94)
Big Van Vader vs. Hulk Hogan (SuperBrawl 2/19/95)

Disc 13
Big Van Vader vs. Hulk Hogan (Strap Match - Uncensored 3/19/95)
Big Van Vader & Ric Flair vs. Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage (Slamboree 5/21/95)
Big Van Vader vs. Hulk Hogan (Cage Match - BATB 7/16/95)
Big Van Vader vs. Arn Anderson & Ric Flair (Clash 31; 8/4/95)

Disc 14
Big Van Vader vs. Antonio Inoki (NJ 1/4/96)
Big Van Vader vs. Razor Ramon (GFBE 4/28/96)
Big Van Vader, Owen Hart, & Davey Smith vs. Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson & Sycho Sid (Intl. Incident 7/21/96)
Big Van Vader vs. Shawn Michaels (SS 8/18/96)

Disc 15
Big Van Vader vs. Sycho Sid (Buried Alive 10/20/96)
Big Van Vader vs. Bret Hart (RAW 1/6/97)
Big Van Vader vs. The Undertaker (Rumble 1/21/97)
Big Van Vader vs. The Undertaker vs. Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin (Final Four 2/16/97)
Big Van Vader & Mankind vs. Owen Hart & The British Bulldog (WM 3/23/97)
Big Van Vader vs. Ken Shamrock (No Holds Barred - Cold Day in Hell 5/11/97)

Disc 16
Big Van Vader vs. The Undertaker (Canadian Stampede 7/6/97)
Big Van Vader vs. Bret Hart (RAW 8/29/97)
Big Van Vader vs. Owen Hart (One Night Only 9/20/97)
Big Van Vader vs. Ken Shamrock (Cage Match - FMW 9/28/97)
Big Van Vader & Stan Hansen vs. Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace (All Japan 5/1/98)
Big Van Vader vs. Kane (Mask vs. Mask - Over the Edge 5/31/98 )
Big Van Vader & Stan Hansen vs. Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama (RWTL Finals - All Japan 12/5/98)

Disc 17
Big Van Vader vs. Kenta Kobashi (All Japan 1/15/99)
Big Van Vader vs. Akira Taue (All Japan 3/6/99)
Big Van Vader vs. Kenta Kobashi (Carnival Final - All Japan 4/16/99)
Big Van Vader vs. Mitsuharu Misawa (All Japan 5/2/99)
Big Van Vader vs. Mitsuharu Misawa (All Japan 10/30/99)

Disc 18
Big Van Vader vs. Jun Akiyama (All Japan 1/23/00)
Big Van Vader vs. Toshiaki Kawada (All Japan 2/17/00)
Big Van Vader vs. Mitsuharu Misawa (NOAH 12/23/00)
Big Van Vader & Jun Akiyama vs. Kenta Kobashi & Akira Taue (NOAH 1/13/01)
Big Van Vader & Too Cold Scorpio vs. Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito (NOAH 10/19/01)
Big Van Vader vs. Jun Akiyama (NOAH 12/9/01)

Disc 19
Super Van Vader vs. Tatsuo Nakano, 5/6/93 (Vader debuts in impressive fashion, demolishing Nakano)
Super Vader vs. Kazuo Yamazaki, 8/13/93 (The main event of the best UWFI show ever. This is a terrific match with Yamazaki playing his role of the underdog native perfectly. He cheats and uses little-seen underhanded tactics to try and gain a victory against all odds. And he's got the crowd with him every step of the way. Vader does his part as well, even getting legit pissed off at a cheapshot from Yamazaki and punching the ref! Great stuff. Rating: ***1/2)
Super Vader vs. Naoki Sano, 10/4/93 (Left off the US PPV of this show because of Vader's WCW commitments. This is a good one, but one that leaves a bit of a bad taste to me because it comes off as a little too "pro" in style with cooperation that is fairly obvious at times. Still, a fun match overall. Rating: **)
Super Vader vs. Nobuhiko Takada, 12/5/93 (I asked Gene Lydick about this one and he said that Vader was literally scared backstage before this one, as he was totally unsure what to expect from Takada. The resulting match, which drew over 40,000 people, is an awesome spectactle - UWFI Champion vs WCW Champion, with all the attending trappings. UWFI, as they did for all of their heavyweight title fights, makes this seem like an EVENT more than a match and the aura is just incredible. The match itself is fantastic, easily ****. Vader's arm - as confirmed to me by Lydick, though it's possible he was lying - was legit injured in this one as a result of Takada's armbar. That results in a surreal scene after the match with Vader screaming in pain as Lou Thesz somberly announces the result over the microphone. Rating: ****)

Disc 20
Super Vader vs. Salman Hashimikov, 4/3/94 (First round of UWFI's incredible World Pro Wrestling Tournament. Unfortunately, the styles clash and the results are awful. Rating: DUD)
Super Vader vs. Masahito Kakihara, 5/6/94 (Another 5/6 squash for Vader, this one even more brutal than the year before. Kakihara takes an incredible face-first suplex and ends up getting stretchered out. Vader looks legit concerned for him afterward. Rating: **)
Super Vader vs. Kiyoshi Tamura, 6/10/94 (Fantastic match from another fantastic show. Both guys just lay into each other in a tremendously stiff match. Vader kills Tamura with a powerbomb for the victory. Rating: ***1/2)
Super Vader vs. Nobuhiko Takada, 8/18/94 (What more can be said about this legendary match? This is the first one I mention to people when they ask to be introduced to UWFI. Maybe the stiffest worked match ever, certainly in the top 5, as both guys just throw bombs the entire time. Really an incredible match that gets better with repeated viewings. Rating: ****1/2)

Disc 21
Super Vader & John Tenta vs Gary Albright & Kazuo Yamazaki, 10/8/94 (The main event from a huge Budokan show, this one isn't nearly as bad as you'd think. Tenta actually isn't horrible here and the other three are good enough to make up for his deficiencies. The idea is to set up a Vader vs Albright singles match, which this does. Rating: ***)
Super Vader & John Tenta vs Gary Albright & Kazuo Yamazaki, 10/14/94 (A rare change in the "one show per month" format that UWFI ran for 4 years. The rematch from the previous week isn't quite as good, but it's still fun. Rating: **1/2)
Super Vader vs Gary Albright, 1/16/95 (Clash of the Titans! Unfortunately, even with both guys being willing, the "monsters" just cancel each other out for the most part and the result is disappointing. This is also Vader's only successful UWFI title defense. Rating: **)
Super Vader vs Nobuhiko Takada, 4/20/95 (The little-seen and rarely-talked-about third match in their series. This one starts out wildly, with more "pro" to the match than previously seen. More great stuff from these two as Vader leaves UWFI with another classic under his belt. Rating: ****)

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