WWE Network has made more new additions to the “Collections” section of their streaming service. A few days ago, WWE Network added the “Chyna: Ninth Wonder Of The World” Collection. To read up on the details of the Collection and what was included you can click right here. Yesterday, WWE Network added three more Collections: Becoming The Rock, The WarGames Collection and New Classic Content (SmackDown).
The first Collection is titled, “Becoming The Rock” and obviously centers around The Great One. However, since this is “becoming” The Rock, this Collection focuses on The Rock’s debut in WWE as Rocky Maivia, his time in the Nation of Domination, and culminates in becoming The Corporate Champion.
The following is a complete listing of the “Becoming The Rock” Collection.
BECOMING THE ROCK INTRO
MAY 2, 2016
STARTING DOWN A ROCKY ROAD
Survivor Series 1996 – Before The Rock became a household name, Rocky Maivia sought to prove his ability to survive in this memorable debut.
NOVEMBER 17, 1996
BLUE CHIPPER VS. BLUE BLOOD
Thursday RAW Thursday – Rocky Maivia goes for gold when he challenges Hunter Hearst Helmsley for the Intercontinental Championship.
FEBRUARY 13, 1997
ROCKING THE NATION
RAW 222 – While Faarooq battles Crush, Rocky Maivia stuns the WWE Universe by applying for citizenship in The Nation of Domination.
AUGUST 11, 1997
A CHANGE IN ATTITUDE
RAW 223 – After months of hearing ‘Die, Rocky Die’, The Rock is born when The Great One reveals a change in attitude to the WWE Universe.
AUGUST 18, 1997
CHASING THE RATTLESNAKE’S GOLD
D-Generation X In Your House – The Rock faces Stone Cold Steve Austin for the Intercontinental Championship in one of their first battles.
DECEMBER 7, 1997
A ROCK AMONG THE FLOWERS
WrestleMania XIV – The Rock shows another side of his personality in an interview with Gennifer Flowers on The Grandest Stage of Them All.
MARCH 29, 1998
FACING A DANGEROUS MAN
WrestleMania XIV – Things take a violent turn when The Rock defends the Intercontinental Championship against Ken Shamrock.
MARCH 29, 1998
THE REBIRTH OF A NATION
RAW 253 – After tensions between Faarooq and The Rock explode, the members of The Nation of Domination side with a new ruler.
MARCH 30, 1998
OLD LEADER CONFRONTS NEW RULER
Over The Edge 1998 – While The Rock endears himself to the WWE Universe, Faarooq seizes a chance at payback on the new ruler of The Nation.
MAY 3, 1998
FAAROOQ HITS ROCK BOTTOM
Over The Edge 1998 – Despite a successful attempt at payback, Faarooq discovers The Rock’s resolve by going one-on-one with The Great One.
MAY 3, 1998
ROCKED AND FULLY LOADED
Fully Loaded 1998 – The rivalry between DX and The Nation comes to a head when The Rock battles Triple H in a 2 Out of 3 Falls Match.
JULY 26, 1998
A PROMISE TO THE PEOPLE
RAW 278 – With a chance to become the Number One Contender for the WWE Championship approaching, The Rock makes a promise to the people.
SEPTEMBER 21, 1998
THREE CONTENDERS, ONE CAGE
Breakdown 1998 – The Rock faces Mankind and Ken Shamrock in a Steel Cage Match to become the Number One Contender for the WWE Championship.
SEPTEMBER 27, 1998
DESTINY IS A DEADLY GAME
Survivor Series 1998 – Two years after his debut, The Rock faces Mankind for the WWE Championship in the Finals of the Deadly Game.
NOVEMBER 15, 1998
THE CORPORATE CHAMPION
RAW 286 – After joining forces with Mr. McMahon to win the WWE Championship, The Rock explains his new role as The Corporate Champion.
NOVEMBER 16, 1998
The second Collection is titled, “The WarGames Collection” and includes “every televised WarGames match in once place, featuring iconic WCW Superstar like Sting, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, the nWo, and more.” I’m a younger wrestling fan and have not gotten to watch/wasn’t alive for The WarGames action, so I personally can’t wait to dive into this Collection.
The following is a complete listing of “The WarGames Collection.”
THE WARGAMES COLLECTION INTRO
MAY 2, 2016
THE DREAM’S INNOVATIVE CONCEPT
Hear the concept behind WarGames from The Innovator himself as Dusty Rhodes explains what led to the creation of this iconic match.
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
July 4th, 1987 – The Four Horsemen battle The Road Warriors, Nikita Koloff, Paul Ellering, and Dusty Rhodes in the inaugural WarGames match.
JULY 4, 1987
July 31st, 1987 – The Four Horsemen ride into WarGames once again to face The Road Warriors, Nikita Koloff, Paul Ellering, and Dusty Rhodes.
JULY 31, 1987
July 16th, 1988 – Dusty Rhodes teams with Nikita Koloff, Lex Luger, Dr. Death Steve Williams, and Paul Ellering to battle The Four Horsemen.
JULY 16, 1988
WARGAMES GREAT AMER. BASH ’89
Great American Bash 1989 – The Road Warriors, The Midnight Express, and Dr. Death take on The Fabulous Freebirds and The Samoan Swat Team.
JULY 23, 1989
WARGAMES WRESTLEWAR ’91
WrestleWar 1991 – The Four Horsemen return to WarGames to battle Sting, Brian Pillman, and The Steiner Brothers.
FEBRUARY 24, 1991
WARGAMES WRESTLEWAR ’92
WrestleWar 1992 – Sting’s Squadron takes on The Dangerous Alliance in an unforgettable WarGames match.
MAY 17, 1992
WARGAMES FALL BRAWL ’93
Fall Brawl 1993 – Sting leads Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes, and The Shockmaster into battle against Sid Vicious, Vader, and Harlem Heat.
SEPTEMBER 19, 1993
WARGAMES FALL BRAWL ’94
Fall Brawl 1994 – The Nasty Boys team with Dusty and Dustin Rhodes to face Terry Funk, Col. Robert Parker, Arn Anderson, and Bunkhouse Buck.
SEPTEMBER 18, 1994
WARGAMES FALL BRAWL ’95
Fall Brawl 1995 – Hulk Hogan and his all-star team of Hulkamaniacs take on The Dungeon of Doom.
SEPTEMBER 17, 1995
WARGAMES FALL BRAWL ’96
Fall Brawl 1996 – Sting, Ric Flair, Lex Luger, and Arn Anderson lead WCW into WarGames against Hollywood Hogan’s New World Order.
SEPTEMBER 15, 1996
WARGAMES FALL BRAWL ’97
Fall Brawl 1997 – Ric Flair and his Four Horsemen try to silence The nWo’s Kevin Nash, Syxx, Buff Bagwell, and Konnan.
SEPTEMBER 14, 1997
WARGAMES FALL BRAWL ’98
Fall Brawl 1998 – This WarGames serves as the battleground for three teams when Team WCW takes on nWo Hollywood and nWo Wolfpac.
SEPTEMBER 13, 1998
FANTASY BOOKING: DUSTY RHODES
Prepare to imagine a true dream match as Dusty Rhodes does some fantasy booking for the ultimate WarGames contest.
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
Lastly, the third Collection is titled, “New Classic Content” which focuses on SmackDown. WWE Network recently added over 150 hours of Smackdown, so this Collection puts together what they consider to be 10 of the most memorable episodes from “The Blue Brand.”
The following is a complete listing of the “New Classic Content (SmackDown)” Collection.
CLASSIC CONTENT INTRO MAY 2016
MAY 2, 2016
APRIL 27, 1999
FEBRUARY 3, 2000
MAY 25, 2000
JUNE 8, 2000
MARCH 22, 2001
JULY 19, 2001
DECEMBER 20, 2001
JANUARY 31, 2002
FEBRUARY 28, 2002
JULY 18, 2002
Thank you to PWInsider for transcribing the Collection information.