Vader

The following is included in the new WWE Network collection that was added on Monday to celebrate the career of the late Big Van Vader (Leon White), who passed away last week at the age of 63 due to heart issues and a severe case of pneumonia.

We reported yesterday about Harley Race remembering Vader in a new video.

A MASTODON AMONG GIANTS

DECEMBER 09, 2014

True Giants – In this excerpt from WWE Home Video, Vader sits down to discuss his career as a true giant of wrestling.

THE MAN THEY CALL VADER

MOST IMPOSING BIG MEN

SEPTEMBER 08, 2014

Countdown: Most Imposing Big Men – WWE Superstars and Legends share stories and reflect on Vader’s storied career.

TABLE FOR 3

WCW LEGENDS

OCTOBER 14, 2015

WCW Legends Sting, DDP and Vader reunite to discuss fun road stories, the Monday Night War, and tales of their battles against one another!

WRANGLING A LARIAT

APRIL 08, 1986

AWA – Before his days competing as ‘Vader’, Leon White would take to the ring to go one-on-one with Stan ‘The Lariat’ Hansen.

BATTLING A BRUISER

MAY 18, 1986

In this often forgotten battle from AWA, a young Leon White takes on the legendary Bruiser Brody.

TOO BIG TO HOLD

FEBRUARY 24, 1991

WCW WrestleWar 1991 – The rivalry between Stan ‘The Lariat’ Hansen and Big Van Vader erupts with violence in this memorable bout.

THE GOLDEN STINGER

JULY 12, 1992

WCW Great American Bash 1992 – Big Van Vader looks to put gold around his waist by challenging Sting for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.

KING OF CABLE

DECEMBER 28, 1992

WCW Starrcade 1992 – In a match to determine the ‘King of Cable’, Big Van Vader shows his monstrous abilities by going one-on-one with Sting.

VADER STRIKES BACK

DECEMBER 30, 1992

Ron Simmons’ reign as WCW World Heavyweight Champion may be short-lived when Big Van Vader challenges him in effort to reclaim the title.

WHITE CASTLE OF FEAR

JANUARY 30, 1993

In this memorable vignette, Sting journeys to the Rocky Mountains to accept Big Van Vader’s invitation to join him the White Castle of Fear.

LIGHTS OUT!

FEBRUARY 21, 1993

WCW SuperBrawl III – Big Van Vader’s rivalry with Sting explodes in this special White Castle of Fear Strap Match.

WCW Saturday Night 06/19/1993 – Beach Blast

Big Van Vader and Sid Vicious go on a voyage to give Sting and Davey Boy Smith an explosive surprise before Beach Blast 1993.

WCW Saturday Night 10/16/1993 – Dragon’s Fire

Big Van Vader takes to the ring to battle Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat in a Lumberjack Match on WCW Saturday Night.

Halloween Havoc 1993 – Texas Death Match

One of the most brutal confrontations of all time sees Cactus Jack battle Big Van Vader in a Texas Death Match.

WCW Saturday Night 11/13/1993 – Stunning on a Saturday Night

After Sid Vicious is put out of commission, Big Van Vader and ‘Stunning’ Steve Austin battle Ric Flair and Arn Anderson in a Tag Team Match.

BattleBowl 1993 – Ready! Set! BATTLEBOWL!

Big Van Vader shows the world an ability to withstand 15 other men in the 1993 BattleBowl.

Starrcade 1993 – The Nature Boy’s Homecoming

In his first match at Starrcade in years, Ric Flair challenges Big Van Vader for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.

Bash at the Beach 1995 – Caged Immortality

Big Van Vader challenges Hulk Hogan for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in a Steel Cage Match.

WWF January 1996 – Vader Time is Coming!

Before Vader Time takes over WWE, the WWE Universe are treated to series of memorable vignettes for the beast from the Rocky Mountains.

RAW 01/22/1996 – Losing Control

After going too far in a match with Savio Vega, Vader takes out his frustration on WWE President Gorilla Monsoon.

WrestleMania XII – For the Camp

Vader, Owen Hart, and The British Bulldog represent Camp Cornette against Jake Roberts, Ahmed Johnson, and Yokozuna.

In Your House: International Incident – An International Alliance

Vader, Owen Hart, and The British Bulldog battle Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson, and Sycho Sid.

SummerSlam 1996 – Opposites Attack!

Vader challenges Shawn Michaels for the coveted WWE Championship in a true David meets Goliath battle.

RAW 01/06/1997 – Eliminating Excellence

With a little help from some outside interference, Vader looks to make an example out of Bret Hart in this singles bout.

Royal Rumble 1997 – Bombing The Undertaker

Vader looks to see if his brute strength can overcome The Undertaker’s supernatural abilities in this singles bout.

In Your House: Final Four – The Final Four

Vader battles Bret Hart, The Undertaker, and Steve Austin for a chance to capture the vacant WWE Championship.

RAW 03/03/1997 – Rocky and a Rocky Mountain Beast

Vader’s partnership with Mankind may prove detrimental when WWE’s Mastodon challenges Rocky Maivia for the Intercontinental Title.

WWF MSG 03/16/1997 – No Rest for a Mastodon

Within the hallowed grounds of Madison Square Garden, Vader takes on The Undertaker in a Casket Match.

WrestleMania 13 – Nice Days on the Grandest Stage

Vader and Mankind take to the ring to challenge The British Bulldog and Owen Hart for the WWE Tag Team Titles.

One Night Only 1997 – Big Man in Birmingham

Vader proves that size and strength can be more valuable than speed and endurance in this bout with Owen Hart.

Over The Edge 1998 – Mask to Mask

Vader has vengeance on his mind when he takes to the ring to go one-on-one with the newly arrived Kane.

RAW 06/11/2012 – It’s Vader Time Again!

After over decade of absence, Vader makes his return to WWE to show Heath Slater what time it is.

Adam Cole defends NXT North American Title

Adam Cole retained the NXT North American Championship against current PWG Champion WALTER at last night’s EVOLVE 107 show in Melrose, Masachusetts.

The bout was not aired as part of the iPPV broadcast on WWNLive.com on Sunday night due to Cole being part of NXT, but it has been teased that the bout might potentially air in the future on the WWE Network.

Source: PWInsider.com