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
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.
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.