Hidden Gems digs deep into the archives on WWE Network

Hidden Gems digs deep into the archives on WWE Network

Dig deep into the WWE archives to witness wrestling lore come to life. Spanning over 60 years, Hidden Gems highlights the rare, the unusual, the forgotten, and never-before-seen footage of the Legends of yesteryear and Superstars of today. This carefully curated series is a must for any purist. Look for new Hidden Gems every Thursday.

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JULY 11, 2019
Too Extreme

Sabu and Scott Taylor, better known to fans as Scotty 2 Hotty, faced off before the two Superstars cemented their legacies in ECW and WWE. (10/18/93)

The Path of The Suplex Machine
Before becoming an ECW legend, The Tazmaniac went one-on-one with Skippy Taylor, who would later become known as Scotty 2 Hotty. (5/5/93)


JULY 4, 2019
Great American Bash 1986 Greensboro

The World Heavyweight Championship hangs in the balance as WWE Hall of Famers clash in a Steel Cage Match when Ric Flair faces Dusty Rhodes. (7/26/86)

Great American Bash 1986 Charlotte
Ric Flair puts the World Heavyweight Championship on the line against Ricky Morton in a Steel Cage Match as the Bash rolls into Charlotte. (7/5/86)


JUNE 27, 2019
Texas Royalty
Longtime rivals square off once more when Terry Funk battles Jerry "The King" Lawler. (11/3/90)

Terry Funk Lifetime Achievement Banquet
ECW Superstars and fans pay tribute to hardcore legend Terry Funk on the eve of ECW’s first-ever pay-per-view, Barely Legal. (4/12/97)

Father Knows Best
The patriarch of the Funk wrestling family, Dory Funk Sr. imparts some fatherly wisdom in this training session with Dory Jr. and Terry. (2/1/71)


JUNE 20, 2019
Crockett Cup 1986
The Road Warriors, Midnight Express, Rock 'n' Roll Express and more compete to determine the best tag team in the first-ever Crockett Cup. (4/19/86)


JUNE 13, 2019
Stampede Reboot Pilot

Mauro Ranallo calls the action in this ill-fated Stampede Wrestling reboot featuring Tatanka, Jason "Sledgehammer" Neidhart and more. (4/2/99)

JUNE 6, 2019
Battle of the Horsemen
Before joining forces in The Four Horsemen, Barry Windham and Arn Anderson go to war in this match from Charlotte. (1/11/87)

Snake Charmer
The Georgia Championship Wrestling TV Title is on the line as Ronnie Garvin looks to dethrone Jake "The Snake" Roberts. (4/7/84)

Mr. Rhodes Goes to Minnesota
Dusty Rhodes battles fellow WWE Hall of Famer Larry Zbyszko in this contest from St. Paul. (6/10/84)


MAY 30, 2019
Becoming a Mad Dog
Before becoming known worldwide as the "Mad Dog," "Mad" Maurice Vachon takes on The Amazing Zuma in this rarely seen contest from Texas. (3/19/57)

The Legend of The Sheik
On his path to achieving legendary status as one of the pioneers of hardcore wrestling, The Sheik faces Juan Humberto at The Sportatorium. (12/14/54)

The Bull is Loose
Danny Savich looks to tame one of the sport’s founding fathers of the hardcore style when he faces Wild Bull Curry from Dallas. (2/22/55)


MAY 23, 2019
Wildfire and The Nature Boy
Ric Flair puts the World Heavyweight Championship on the line against Tommy Rich while Ted DiBiase battles Buzz Sawyer from The Omni.

MAY 16, 2019
Defying the Odds

Andre the Giant teams with Hulk Hogan to face Bobby Heenan, Nick Bockwinkel, Ken Patera and Bobby Duncum in a Handicap Match. (11/7/82)

The Battle of the Giants
Andre the Giant goes one-on-one with longtime rival Big John Studd from the legendary Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis. (7/20/84)

To Slam a Giant
Andre the Giant looks to become the recipient of $5,000 as he faces Jerry Blackwell in this Bodyslam Challenge Match. (11/2/80)

Watch the "Andre the Giant" documentary anytime on demand on WWE Network.


MAY 9, 2019
The Battle With Brody

There's no way out for the Great Kabuki when he faces Bruiser Brody in a Steel Cage Texas Death Match from Wrestling Star Wars. (6/7/81)

Becoming World Class
Fritz, David, and Kevin Von Erich team with Bruiser Brody in one of the only surviving episodes of Texas Championship Wrestling. (10/27/80)

To Tame a Madman
Fritz Von Erich battles one of the sport’s most legendary madmen in The Sheik in a no-holds-barred Texas Death Match. (2/28/77)


MAY 2, 2019
Sarge's Hunt for Gold
Ric Flair battles Sgt. Slaughter, while The Fabulous Freebirds face The Road Warriors and Paul Ellering from Pro Wrestling USA. (8/16/85)


APRIL 25, 2019
Mid-South Wrestlefest 1985

"Nature Boy" Ric Flair battles Dusty Rhodes while Ted DiBiase faces Jake "The Snake" Roberts in this star-studded spectacular. (7/28/85)


APRIL 18, 2019
Leroy’s Lasting Legacy
Witness one of the surviving episodes of Championship Wrestling from the McGuirk territory featuring Paul Orndorff, Ernie Ladd and more. (8/12/78)


APRIL 11, 2019
The Mystical Magical Magee

WWE Hall of Famer "Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase battles the mystical Tom Magee in this never-before-seen contest from WWE Wrestling Challenge. (12/7/88)


APRIL 4, 2019
WrestleMania II Press Conference
Hulk Hogan has words for King Kong Bundy while "Rowdy" Roddy Piper delivers an important message to Mr. T on The Road to WrestleMania. (3/4/86)

WrestleMania III Press Conference
The tension between Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan comes to a fever pitch just weeks before WrestleMania III. (2/27/87)

WrestleMania IV Press Conference
Hear from Andre the Giant, Hulk Hogan, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, Ted DiBiase and more as they prepare for WrestleMania IV. (2/3/88)

Under the Shadow of Darkness
Papa Shango faces "El Matador" Tito Santana in this rarely seen bout from WrestleMania IX, featuring the WWE debut of Jim Ross on commentary. (4/4/93)

Luger's Golden Opportunity
Lex Luger looks to put Jim Cornette in his place and imagines what life would be like holding WWE Championship gold before WrestleMania X. (2/22/94)

From Miami to Hollywood
Razor Ramon demands that WWE President, Roddy Piper, let him end his heated rivalry against Goldust in a Miami Alley Fight at WrestleMania XII. (2/20/96)


MARCH 28, 2019
The Pedigree of Degenerates

DX founding fathers collide in this match from WCW when the aristocratic blue blood Jean-Paul Levesque goes one-on-one with Brian Armstrong. (11/19/94)

A "Stone Cold" Heartbreak
WWE Hall of Famers collide when Shawn Michaels takes on "Stone Cold" Steve Austin in the heart of their home state of Texas. (3/10/96)

The One in OVW
Billy Gunn has a few tricks up his sleeve as he looks to even the odds against Mark Jindrak in this contest from OVW. (5/24/03)

Blessed be the Road
Before gaining notoriety as the Road Dogg, Brian Armstrong looks to shake off the curse when he faces Barry Hardy from WWE Challenge. (8/16/94)

Up North to Down South
Before becoming the greatest Intercontinental Champion ever, Honky Tonk Wayne teams with David Schultz and Davey Boy Smith in Stampede. (2/4/83)

Experience the Heat
Prior to dominating the WCW tag team landscape as Harlem Heat, The Ebony Experience battle John Tatum and Rod Price in this GWF bout. (8/11/92)

Lightning in a Bottle
Before he became known as X-Pac, the Lightning Kid looks to score the 1-2-3 over Louie Spicolli in this rarely seen contest. (4/6/93)


MARCH 21, 2019
March to WrestleMania X

Tatanka battles the mammoth Yokozuna while Bret "The Hitman" Hart faces Crush on the road to WrestleMania. (3/13/94)


MARCH 14, 2019
March to WrestleMania IX

"Macho Man" Randy Savage battles Yokozuna, and The Undertaker faces Bam Bam Bigelow on the road to WrestleMania. (3/28/93)


MARCH 7, 2019
The Battle of Breakfast Cereal
Legendary superstars such as "Nutra Rockne," "Total the Terrible" and "Hondo the Honeybee" compete in this bizarre battle for breakfast supremacy. (5/1/89)


FEB. 28, 2019
The Spirit of Competition
WWE Hall of Famer Booker T and former marine Craig "Pitbull" Pittman engage in some friendly grappling at the WCW Power Plant. (8/1/98)

From Calgary to New York
Before he became the Junkyard Dog, Big Daddy Ritter challenged fellow WWE legend Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart in this bout from Stampede. (5/11/79)

Thunder in the Omni
Cowboy Bill Watts teams with the legendary Thunderbolt Patterson to face The Minnesota Wrecking Crew of Ole and Gene Anderson. (6/24/77)

The Cat and The Sailor
Dusty Rhodes and Dick Murdoch take on the tough team of Ernie Ladd and Sailor Art Thomas in this bout from Chicago. (12/16/72)


FEB. 21, 2019
Every Dog Has Its Day

Junkyard Dog and "Mad Dog" Buzz Sawyer battle to see whether it’s the size of the dog in the fight or the size of the fight in the dog. (9/9/83)

Tangling in Tampa
The Florida Tag Team Championships are on the line as WWE Hall of Famers Rocky Johnson and Pedro Morales take on Ivan Koloff and Mr. Saito. (2/14/78)

Bobo, Bobby and The Bruiser
Bobby Heenan teams up with the sadistic Sheik to face the tough tandem of Bobo Brazil and Dick the Bruiser from the historic Comiskey Park. (9/7/74)

The Mighty Monroe
Legendary pioneer Sputnik Monroe goes one-on-one with Jack Pesek in this bout from Florida. (3/3/66)


FEB. 14, 2019
On Broadway

The WWE Championship is on the line at the World's Most Famous Arena as Bob Backlund defends against Greg "The Hammer" Valentine. (2/19/79)

Masters of the Figure Four
Two masters of the Figure-Four Leglock collide when "Nature Boy" Ric Flair takes on Greg "The Hammer" Valentine. (7/17/80)

A Little Elbow Grease
WWE Hall of Famer Greg "The Hammer" Valentine showcases the devastating effects of his elbow drop as he prepares for battle. (9/15/76)

A Valentine for Thesz
Two of sports-entertainment's toughest competitors square off when Johnny Valentine faces Lou Thesz, featuring bonus alternate angle footage. (9/1/73)


FEB. 7, 2019
Stretching the Competition
The fearsome team of Brock Lesnar & Shelton Benjamin take on Mr. Black & The World’s Strongest Man, Mark Henry, in Ohio Valley Wrestling. (12/16/00)

Ron's Bad News
WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons faces legendary Judo bronze medalist and all-around tough guy Bad News Allen in this CWF contest.  (12/16/86)

Magnum and The Big Cat
WWE Hall of Famer Ernie Ladd takes to the ring to battle one of the 1980s' hottest sensations in Magnum T.A. (11/9/84)


JAN. 31, 2019
A Hint of Machismo
Before The Bad Guy made his official WWE television in-ring debut, Razor Ramon took on El Matador in this match from Superstars. (6/29/92)

Straight to the Moon
Before Max Moon reached for the stars, Lucha Legend Konnan performed as Relampago in this rarely seen match from Superstars. (7/20/92)


JAN. 24, 2019
The Grand Royale

Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Xavier Woods and many more have their sights set on FCW Gold as they compete in the second-ever Grand Royale. (1/16/11)

Round 'Em Up
Jeff Jarrett, Superstar Bill Dundee, Dr. Tom Prichard and more tangle in a 12-Man Texas Roundup Match from the legendary Sportatorium. (5/12/91)

New Year’s Bunkhouse Brawl
A who’s who of WWE Hall of Famers including Sting, Ted Dibiase and The Fabulous Freebirds battle it out in a wild Bunkhouse Brawl. (1/1/87)

Over The Top Tag Team Turmoil
Ten top tag teams including The Road Warriors and The Hennig Family compete in a Battle Royal with exclusive post-match interviews. (10/21/84)


JAN. 17, 2019
The Road to NXT Gold
Witness the OVW debut of Tommaso Ciampa as he takes on Jamin Olivencia in this rarely seen bout from 2007. (3/10/07)

Before the Raid
Before becoming one of the most imposing figures in NXT’s Tag Team division, Hanson took on Brian Black in this rarely seen match from Raw. (5/2/05)

Up NeXT
Before dominating in NXT, Tommaso Ciampa and Hanson of the War Raiders look to make a name for themselves on this episode of Velocity. (12/17/05)

Over the Top
An all-star cast of Legends including Dusty Rhodes, Abdullah the Butcher, Bruiser Brody and more compete in an AWA 20-man Battle Royal. (7/15/84)


JAN. 10, 2019
For Pete’s Sake

The most prized possession in the UK is up for grabs as Pete Dunne defends his WWE United Kingdom Championship against Mark Andrews. (6/8/17)


JAN. 3, 2019
Muta in the Mist

The rivalry between WWE Hall of Famer Sting and Japanese legend The Great Muta reaches a fever pitch in the summer of 1989. (9/1/89)


DEC. 27
Mid-South New Year’s Eve 1985

"Mad Dog" Buzz Sawyer and Butch Reed go to war in a Dog Collar Match in this New Year’s Eve extravaganza from Mid-South Wrestling. (12/31/85)


DEC. 14 - 25
12 Days of Hidden Gems


ADDED DEC. 13
Building a WWE Iron Man
The FCW 15 Championship is on the line when Seth Rollins takes on Dean Ambrose in a 30-minute WWE Iron Man Match. (9/18/11)


ADDED DEC. 6
The Crusher and The Colonel

$10,000 hangs in the balance for the Superstar who can climb to the top of the ladder when Jerry Blackwell takes on Colonel DeBeers. (11/27/86)

The Stairway to Hell
Barbed wire hangs high above the ring as The Dudley Boyz face The Sandman, Tommy Dreamer and Spike Dudley in a Stairway to Hell Match. (5/16/98)


ADDED NOV. 29
The Common Man's Best Friend

Dusty Rhodes joins forces with the Junkyard Dog to take on the duo of Ted DiBiase and Matt Borne in tag team action from Houston. (2/11/83)


ADDED NOV. 22
The Race to Starrcade
Ric Flair looks to reclaim championship gold when he battles World Heavyweight Champion Harley Race on the road to Starrcade. (7/9/83)

Battling The Brisco Brothers
Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood look to dethrone The Brisco Brothers in their quest for tag team gold on the road to Starrcade. (7/9/83)


ADDED NOV. 15
Survivor Series Showdown 1993

The mammoth Yokozuna defends his WWE Championship against Bret Hart on the road to Survivor Series 1993. (11/21/93)


ADDED NOV. 8
AWA Team Challenge Series
Witness this unreleased home video pilot from the dying days of the AWA as they unleash the infamous team challenge series. (10/23/89)


ADDED NOV. 1
Degenerates of New York
The Undertaker and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin face Shawn Michaels and Triple H in tag team action from Madison Square Garden. (11/15/97)

Steel Cage Showdown
The cameras keep rolling after SmackDown goes off the air to witness Shawn Michaels and Triple H battle Legacy inside a steel cage. (9/1/09)


ADDED OCT. 25
Destruction Comes to OVW

The Undertaker has a big surprise in store for the team of Diamond Dallas Page and Leviathan when he brings his brother Kane to Ohio Valley Wrestling. (6/30/01)

Destruction After Dark
The Brothers of Destruction look to put the brakes on "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Triple H’s power trip in this rarely seen moment from Monday Night Raw. (4/16/01)


ADDED OCT. 18
Last Battle of Atlanta
(Full show)
Witness the historic Last Battle of Atlanta in its entirety, headlined by Buzz Sawyer and Tommy Rich settling their rivalry in a steel cage. (10/23/83)


ADDED OCT. 11
The Heat Comes to OVW
Latino Heat Eddie Guerrero makes his presence felt in his one and only Ohio Valley Wrestling appearance when he takes on Nova in this match from 2002. (11/20/02)

The Art of War
Lucha legend Konnan makes a rare WWE appearance as Latin Fury when he takes on the former partner of Eddie Guerrero, The Juicer Art Barr. (1/8/92)

Unpredictable Greatness
WWE Hall of Famers square off at The World’s Most Famous Arena when The Unpredictable Johnny Rodz battles Carlos Colon. (8/1/77)

When Stars Align
Before becoming an ECW and WWE mainstay, Super Crazy performed as Super Loco against El Hijo del Santo in this bout from Super Astros. (11/22/98)


ADDED OCT. 4
Legendary Lou
NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz puts his title on the line against the dangerous Wild Bill Longson. (6/17/52)

The Great Gotch
Karl Gotch makes his impact felt on U.S. soil when he teams with Rene Goulet to face The Rugged Russians at Madison Square Garden. (1/31/72)

To Catch a Model
Billy Robinson, accompanied to the ring by WWE Hall of Famer Lord Alfred Hayes, takes on Rick Martel in Canada. (10/18/84)

Oklahoma’s Favorite Son
The highly revered Danny Hodge joins forces with wild man Jos LeDuc to battle the dastardly duo of Pak Song and Toru Tanaka. (11/12/74)

Japanese Pride
Before becoming one of Japan's most controversial figures in MMA, Nobuhiko Takada traveled to Canada to face Athol Foley. (8/12/83)


ADDED SEPT. 27
The Kuwait Cup
Hunter Hearst Helmsley and The Undertaker wage their very first in-ring battle overseas in the Semifinals of the 1996 Kuwait Cup. (5/12/96)

An Escalator Ride to Remember
In this memorable bout from Shotgun Saturday Night, Hunter Hearst Helmsley goes one-on-one with The Undertaker at Penn Station in New York City. (2/8/97)

Friday Night Fight
On a special edition of Friday Night's Main Event, Hunter Hearst Helmsley journeys to the dark side to battle The Undertaker. (9/5/97)


ADDED SEPT. 20
Lucha Legend
Rey Mysterio puts his WCW Cruiserweight Championship on the line against fellow luchador Super Calo in this rarely seen match from Nitro. (9/23/96)

Demolishing the Competition
WWE Hall of Famers unite when Tito Santana teams with the legendary Mil Mascaras to take on the tough tandem of Demolition. (8/28/87)

The Pride of Puerto Rico
The beloved Pedro Morales defends his WWE World Championship against WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan as their rivalry reaches a fever pitch. (3/15/71)

The Fighting Fifties
Mexican legend Rito Romero battles Danny Savich in a 2-out-of-3 falls contest from the famed Sportatorium in Dallas, TX. (8/26/52)


ADDED SEPT. 13
Thinking on Your Feet
Renee Young demonstrates her incredible gift of gab in this rarely seen audition tape from the start of her career in WWE. (6/8/12)

Forging a Path
Prior to becoming WWE mainstays for several years, Kaitlyn and Rosa Mendes face off in this contest from FCW. (1/16/11)

Legend of the Phoenix
WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix defends her OVW Women's Championship against ODB and Katie Lea in triple threat action. (10/14/06)


ADDED SEPT. 6
The Climb
Long before making a name for herself in the Mae Young Classic, Mercedes Martinez goes one-on-one with Victoria in this match on Heat. (6/12/06)

Legends in the Making
Mae Young Classic competitor Meiko Satomura teams with WWE Hall of Famer Madusa against Japanese legend Akira Hokuto & Kaoru. (2/19/97)


ADDED AUG. 30
The Future in Florida

Dean Ambrose teams with Damien Sandow and Antonio Cesaro to face Seth Rollins, Johnny Curtis and Derrick Bateman in FCW. (11/20/11)


ADDED AUG. 23
WCCW Wrestling Star Wars 1981

The Von Erich family is ready for action in this star-studded spectacular from the legendary Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. (2/22/81)


ADDED AUG. 16
Before Reigning on Raw

Long before calling Roman Reigns' matches on Monday Night Raw, Corey Graves goes one-on-one with Leakee in Florida Championship Wrestling. (11/20/11)

A Real International Incident
In this rarely seen contest from Finland, Brock Lesnar defends the coveted WWE Championship against The Undertaker. (10/9/03)

Dream Killer
Things get extreme when a young Samoa Joe defends the UPW Heavyweight Championship against Tommy Dreamer. (4/25/01)

Unseen Styles
See a young AJ Styles compete before a WWE audience long before his official debut in this unaired match against Rick Michaels. (7/9/01)


ADDED AUG. 9
The Blayze Goes Out

In what would be her final WWE appearance until her WWE Hall of Fame induction, Alundra Blayze takes on Lioness Asuka in this unaired match.


ADDED AUG. 2
Raising Hell in OVW
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin takes a rare trip to Ohio Valley Wrestling and leaves a stunning impression on fans and competitors. (1/31/01)


ADDED JULY 26
Patterson Battles a Patriarch

Angelo Poffo, patriarch of the legendary Poffo family, takes to the ring to battle the first-ever Intercontinental Champion, Pat Patterson. (1/11/77)

A Savage Alliance
"Macho Man" Randy Savage partners with Magnum T.A. to take on The Mongolians in this tag team match from Georgia Championship Wrestling. (11/24/83)

Leaping into Action
This WWE Hidden Gem features "Leaping" Lanny Poffo bringing his in-ring abilities into action against the legendary Nick Bockwinkel. (9/21/84)


ADDED JULY 19
A Rocky Start
Long before he became The Rock and ahead of his official WWE debut, see Dwayne Johnson face Bodydonna Skip in this rarely seen dark match. (3/11/96)


ADDED JULY 12
Black Saturday

The fans of WCW are in for a surprise of epic proportions when Mr. McMahon interrupts their regularly scheduled programming. (7/14/84)


ADDED JULY 5
All Aboard the Lex Express
Join Lex Luger on his cross-country journey to SummerSlam with never-before-seen footage from aboard the USS Intrepid and on the Lex Express. (7/4/93)


ADDED JUNE 28
American Pride
Two of WWE's most patriotic superstars collide when Sgt. Slaughter faces Jim Duggan. (1/3/81)


ADDED JUNE 21
Skip to my Boo

Before Chris Candido and Boo Bradley make their mark on ECW, their rivalry comes to a fever pitch. (1/21/95)


ADDED JUNE 14
The Real Omega Man
Before making a name for himself internationally, Kenny Omega shows his skills against Cru Jones in this match from Deep South Wrestling. (9/3/06)

Putting Hard Work to Use
After watching Bob Orton Sr. and Bob Orton Jr. in a special workout session, witness them in action against Steve Keirn and Mike Graham. (4/20/76)

Into the Woods
In this battle from Florida Championship Wrestling, Xavier Woods takes to the ring to go one-on-one with Michael Tarver. (6/5/11)

The Road to Perfection
On the road to perfection, Curt Hennig partners with his legendary father, Larry “The Axe,” to battle The Road Warriors in a Tag Team Match. (4/21/85)

The Armstrongs and The Horsemen
Brad Armstrong and his legendary father, “Bullet” Bob, take on Tully Blanchard and Lex Luger in the 1987 Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup. (4/11/87)


ADDED JUNE 7
Monsters and Demons
Before Batista's animalistic days in WWE, Leviathan would prove himself to be a worthy competitor in this 2001 match against Kane from Ohio Valley Wrestling.


ADDED MAY 31
Brisco's Last Golden Opportunity
In what would be his last attempt at glory, Jack Brisco takes to the ring to challenge Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (4/7/1984).


ADDED MAY 24
This is Your Life: Jack Brisco
Gordon Solie & Jack Brisco cover Brisco’s rise to the top of the NWA (7/30/1981).

Clubbing with Sheiky Baby
Relive a vintage Iron Sheik workout from the late 1970s (1/15/1977).

A Race for The Yellow Rose
Watch the match that puts David Von Erich on the map as a contender for the NWA Heavyweight Championship as he battles Harley Race in a 2-Out-of-3 Falls Match (WCCW - 8/15/1977).

Dog Fight
British Bulldogs Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith face each other in singles action (Stampede TV - 10/29/1982).

The Hammer Pays the Piper
The rivalry between "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Greg “The Hammer” Valentine intensifies before their legendary Dog Collar Match at Starrcade 1983 (NWA/WCW Live Event 7/9/1983 – Charlotte, N.C.).

Meet The Lugar
Percy Pringle (Paul Bearer) introduces us to The Lugar (Lex Luger) (CWF TV - 10/16/1984).

Legends of the Ring
Relive the Legends Battle Royal, featuring Lou Thesz, Nick Bockwinkel, Bobo Brazil, Gino Brito, Edouard Carpentier, Al Costello, The Crusher, Dominic DeNucci, Tony Garea, Rene Goulet, Gene Kiniski, Killer Kowalski, Pedro Morales, Baron Mikel Scicluna, Arnold Skaaland, Ray Stevens, Chief Jay Strongbow, and Sailor Art Thomas. Includes exclusive post-match interviews (WWE Live Event - 11/16/1987, East Rutherford, N.J.).

The Natural Legacy
Dusty Rhodes introduces us to his son, Dustin (FCW TV - 9/8/1988).

A Lesson from Funk University
Terry Funk introduces us to a new word – a “Dustin” (FCW TV - 2/23/1989).

At Ease, Yoko!
Relive Sgt. Slaughter vs. Kokena Maximus (Yokozuna) (AWA All-Star Wrestling - 4/29/1990); and watch Yokozuna's debut as Kokena (WWE Superstars - 9/1/1992).

The Dark Side of Royalty
Relive Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. “Mean” Mark Callous (Undertaker) (GWF presents USWA Challenge - 10/8/1990).

Vader Strikes Back
Ron Simmons takes on Big Van Vader (WCW Live Event - 12/30/1992, Baltimore, Md.).

D-Generation Ryzing
See Triple H (as Terra Ryzing) battle Brian Armstrong (Road Dogg) (WCW WorldWide - 2/26/94).

Thunder Meets Heat
Eddie Guerrero takes on Jushin “Thunder” Liger (WCW Main Event - 10/1/1995).

Taming of the Extreme
See Chris Jericho's ECW singles debut against Rob Van Dam (ECW Live Event, Queens, N.Y. - 2/3/1996).

A Starla in the Making
In the early days of her career, Molly Holly (as Starla Sexton) faces Malia Hosaka (WCW WorldWide - 12/21/98).

Prototypical Arrival
John Cena (aka The Prototype) makes his OVW Debut (OVW TV - 5/26/01).

Before Phenomenal
Before his phenomenal rise to the top of WWE, AJ Styles takes on The Hurricane back in 2002 (WWE Jakked - 1/26/02).

Glorious Beginnings
Albert battles the up-and-comer Bobby Rood(e) (WWE Velocity - 10/19/02).

Seeds of Lunacy
A young Dean Ambrose takes it to the veteran William Regal (FCW TV - 7/1/12).

WWE Hidden Gems highlights rare and forgotten moments every Thursday on WWE Network

Spanning over 60 years, WWE Hidden Gems highlights rare, unusual, forgotten and never-before-seen footage of the Legends of yesteryear and Superstars of today. Uncover new gems in the Vault every Thursday, exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network.

All Hidden Gems

1950s
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.
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.

1960s
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.
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.
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.
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.

1970s
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.
This is Your Life: Jack Brisco
Jack Brisco joins Gordon Solie for a special look at his career and rise to the top of the National Wrestling Alliance.
A Moving Demonstration
Strengthen your knowledge of wrestling maneuvers demonstrated by the likes of Danny Hodge, Harley Race and other legends of the ring.
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.
Challenging Morales
George "The Animal" Steele looks for gold by challenging Pedro Morales for the WWE Championship.
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.
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.
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.
Clubbing with Sheiky Baby
“Mean Gene” Okerlund watches in awe as the incomparable Iron Sheik demonstrates his unique training regimen to the world.
A Race for The Yellow Rose
David Von Erich looks to earn the respect of the legendary Harley Race when they meet in an unforgettable 2-out-of-3 Falls Match.
Inoki Faces The Lariat
The legendary Antonio Inoki travels North of the Border to Stampede Wrestling to take on Stan “The Lariat” Hansen.
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.

1980s
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.
Big Cat vs. Modern Day Warrior
In this classic confrontation, “The Big Cat” Ernie Ladd goes one-on-one with “The Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich.
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?
Dog Fight
With their days teaming together as The British Bulldogs still to come, Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid meet each other in singles action.
The Hammer Pays the Piper
The rivalry between "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Greg “The Hammer” Valentine intensifies when they meet in this rarely seen classic.
The Size of a Giant
Andre the Giant makes his way to Mid-South Wrestling, as Bill Watts shows the fans the extraordinary size of The Eighth Wonder of the World.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brisco's Last Golden Opportunity
In what would be his last attempt at glory, Jack Brisco takes to the ring to challenge Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
Meet The Lugar
While leading “Ravishing” Rick Rude to the ring for singles action, Percy Pringle III introduces the wrestling world to The Lugar.
Battling the Immortal One
Hulk Hogan's reign as WWE Champion is threatened in this confrontation with George "The Animal" Steele.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Texas-Sized Confrontation
Bruiser Brody brings his brand of insanity to a confrontation with Abdullah the Butcher deep in the heart of Texas.
Legends of the Ring
From Lou Thesz to Ray Stevens, this Battle Royal features some of the most legendary names to ever grace the squared circle.
The Natural Legacy
With his reputation as The American Dream preceding him, Dusty Rhodes braces for the future by introducing everyone to his son, Dustin.
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.
A Lesson from Funk University
Never at a loss for words, Terry Funk uses some dramatic effects to teach everyone a new word for Dusty Rhodes and his son, Dustin.
Controversy in a Cage
Controversy reigns supreme when Dusty Rhodes defends the PWF Heavyweight Championship against The Big Steel Man inside a steel cage.

1990s
At Ease, Yoko!
See a young Yokozuna take to the ring as Kokena Maximus to battle Sgt. Slaughter. Plus, witness his Dark Match debut on WWE Superstars.
The Dark Side of Royalty
Before The Undertaker would reap souls in WWE, "Mean" Mark Callous would take to the ring to battle Jerry “The King” Lawler.
Cruiserweight Pioneers
Witness The Lighting Kid defend the GWF Light Heavyweight Championship against Jerry Lynn in an incredible 2-out-of-3 Falls Match.
Vader Strikes Back
Ron Simmons' reign as WCW World Heavyweight Champion may be short-lived when Big Van Vader challenges him in an effort to reclaim the title.
An Iconic Encounter
The past meets the future in this memorable confrontation between Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka and Shawn Michaels.
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.
D-Generation Ryzing
Long before Triple H and Road Dogg were part of the rebellious DX, Terra Ryzing and Brian Armstrong met one-on-one on WCW Saturday Night.
Brothers of Destruction
Before waging war with Kane in WWE, The Undertaker traveled to Smoky Mountain Wrestling to go one-on-one with Unabomb.
Thunder Meets Heat
Witness two legendary competitors face off in a forgotten classic as a young Eddie Guerrero goes one-on-one with Jushin “Thunder” Liger.
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.
Taming of the Extreme
While establishing his legacy in the wrestling world, Chris Jericho makes his singles debut in ECW by taking on Rob Van Dam.
South Africa: Austin vs. Bret
Far from their battle at Survivor Series 1996, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Bret Hart lock up in this rarely seen encounter from South Africa.
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.
A Starla in the Making
Starla Sexton looks to make a name for herself in WCW by taking to the ring to go one-on-one with the formidable Malia Hosaka.
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.”

2000s
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.
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.
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.
An Ultimate Encounter
Edge and Christian journey to Ultimate Pro Wrestling to take on the evolutionary duo known as Nova and Frankie Kazarian.
Prototypical Arrival
Years before John Cena put smiles on people's faces in WWE, The Prototype seized an opportunity to make an example out of Mark Henry in 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.
Before Phenomenal
With his phenomenal worth as an in-ring competitor yet to be proven, AJ Styles makes his WWE television debut against The Hurricane.
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.
Glorious Beginnings
In an effort to show everyone his glorious abilities, a young Bobby Roode enters a WWE ring to go one-on-one with Albert.
Helllooo Punk!
In his first televised WWE appearance, a young CM Punk takes to the ring to go one-on-one with Val Venis.
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.

2010s
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.
Gold Before Justice
Long before fighting for justice, the future members of The Shield battled each other for a chance at gold in this Triple Threat Match.
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.
Seeds of Lunacy
A young Dean Ambrose shows a vicious mean streak during a one-on-one bout against veteran William Regal.
The Young and the Hungry
In this unaired segment, Enzo Amore and Big Cass' hilarious rhetoric turns them into an appetizer for Ryback.
 

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