Dusty Rhodes & The Original “War Games” Match
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Dusty Rhodes was, and still is, considered as one of the most innovative and creative minds in the wrestling business. One of The American Dream’s most exciting ideas came in the form of a wrestling match concept, The War Games match. Inspired after seeing The Thunderdome in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, Rhodes frantically sketched out his idea for “War Games”, a match that would get held inside 2 rings with one giant ring surrounding them.
The first War Games match was held in 1987 at The Great American Bash tour. After getting the go-ahead from Jim Crockett, Dusty was able to bring his match concept to life at The Omni in Atlanta. Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, The Road Warriors and Paul Ellering took on The Four Horsemen (consisting of Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Lex Luger and J.J Dillon). War Games became an instant success, and the new match type would become a tradition of WCW as the years went on.
This video covers the first War Games matchups and how Dusty Rhodes came up with the idea.
00:00 – Dusty Rhodes Creates the War Games match
08:19 – The First ever War Games match
14:03 – War Games II
16:40 – The Evolution of War Games
– Much More!
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