5 most epic WarGames matches in history
32 War Games matches have taken place since the first one in 1987. This article looks at the top five in history.
For the first time in nearly 20 years, a double-ring steel cage hosted a WarGames match at NXT Takeover: War Games. It's been 30 years since the first War Games match took place and up until recently many felt there would never be another one.
Something many fans are unaware of, however, is just how many War Games matches have actually taken place. Well, 32 separate War Games matches have taken place in less than 30 years.
Many of these matches occurred on house shows, however, so the same match could be brought from city to city without fans catching on to a pattern. For example, technically the four Horseman were involved in the first 15 War Games matches, all of which took place between 1987-1988.
In 1992, the decision was made to only hold the War Games annually. By 1999, WCW decided to no longer hold the event, though Vince Russo would book an alternate version of the match on an episode of Nitro in 2000.
Of all 32 War Games matches to ever have been contested, this article looks at the top five. Just in case you plan to go back and watch some of these matches (highly recommended) the results have been omitted.
#5 The Dangerous Alliance vs. Sting's Squadron (WrestleWar 1992)
Paul Heyman's time in WCW was short and controversial. His "Dangerous Alliance" stable during his time in the company is a well-regarded one, even if it was quite short-lived.
The Dangerous Alliance stable consisted of "Stunning" Steve Austin, Arn Anderson, Larry Zbyszko, Bobby Eaton, and Ric Rude. With Dusty Rhodes having left the company, Sting became the new leader of the good guy team at War Games. His squadron was Nikita Koloff, Barry Windham, Ricky Steamboat, and Dustin Rhodes.
This match was the main event of WrestleWar 1992, the 4th and final edition of the PPV.