Anticipated ‘UNRELEASED’ WWE DVD Next for 2018 Schedule, Photos of This Week’s BACKLASH DVD

June 13, 2018 by Daniel Bee

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You may have noticed our WWE DVD Release Dates page update recently with complete release times for the next couple of months, but which anticipated title will be scheduled next?

WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has learned that “Shawn Michaels – The Showstopper Unreleased” looks to be the next 3-disc DVD superkicking its way onto the schedule! If plans stay as they are right now we’ll be able to own it in late September or early October.

This collection of never-before-released HBK matches and moments follows on from “Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of the Macho Man” put out last month and there may be even more Superstar-themed sets joining them in 2019; Ultimate Warrior and Roddy Piper “Unreleased” concepts have both appeared on WWE surveys issued to fans in the past 12 months.

Back to the 2018 schedule, that still leaves a handful of empty slots for 3-disc sets planned for the latter part of the year. The titles on the original list of 2018 WWE DVDs unveiled last year by PWInsider.com all wound up being made official with the exception of “Shane McMahon’s Craziest Matches”, cancelled in favor of “Then, Now, Forever: The Evolution of WWE’s Women’s Division”.

That suggests as well as Michaels we still have another two on the way:

  • AJ Styles (Match Compilation)
  • WWE 24 Collection (Documentaries)

PPVs on top, one of which will be “Greatest Royal Rumble” reportedly releasing on DVD in November.

We mentioned in recent weeks that a mystery WWE DVD was added to the 2018 schedule – which it had been because this title had yet not been given a name. However, the unnamed release showed up when plans for the “Greatest Royal Rumble” DVD were up in the air and presumed cancelled.

It took us by surprise that this PPV was instead releasing in November (and with what looks to be a documentary feature added to it) but it turns out the mystery wasn’t much of a mystery after all: “Greatest Royal Rumble” has taken the unnamed release slot.


WWE Backlash 2018 DVD - Photos, Front Cover

Heads up, Backlash 2018 officially released on DVD this week to stores across the United States. WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has your first look!

Get hold of your copy now by clicking here to Amazon.com.

The 3-hour and 25-minute Pay-Per-View event was held just last month at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey and featured bouts the likes of Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass, Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax, Charlotte Flair vs. Carmella, The Miz vs. Seth Rollins, Randy Orton vs. Jeff Hardy, Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe, and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles.

Backlash 2018 has been squeezed onto a single-disc DVD here with a 3-hour and 17-minute runtime (likely with a few non-essential commercials and such cut from the original broadcast).

So let’s take a look — special thanks to WDN readers Matthew and Jordan for the pics!

Eagle-eyed WWE DVD collectors will notice that the DVD has Canadian age ratings printed on it in addition the usual U.S. ones (TV-PG in this case). As you know, Warner Bros. recently took over distribution of WWE Home Video content in Canada so we believe this change was simply made so that Warner Bros. can release the same product to multiple regions without producing a variant.

WWE Backlash 2018 DVD - Photos, Back Cover
WWE Backlash 2018 DVD - Photos, Disc Artwork

 

Synopsis…

“The Phenomenal One” AJ Styles hopes to settle the score once and for all when he defends his WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura in a No Holds Barred Match. Roman Reigns endures one of the biggest obstacles of his career when he faces “The Samoan Submission Specialist” Samoa Joe.

Both Women’s Championships are on the line as RAW Women’s Champion Nia Jax takes on Alexa Bliss and SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella battles Charlotte Flair. PLUS MORE!

Backlash now has more main events, more excitement, and more action than ever before as the Superstars of RAW and SmackDown Live come together for one historic night!

 

Special Features…

None on the discs.

However the U.S. release of Backlash does include an AJ Styles trading card inside the packaging!

 
WWE Backlash 2018 DVD - With AJ Styles Trading Card
WWE - AJ Styles Topps Trading Card Inside Backlash 2018 DVD

 
Get hold of WWE’s BACKLASH 2018 DVD and add it to your collection…

 
United States: RIGHT NOW! Get a copy of the Backlash 2018 DVD here on Amazon.com.

Australia: July 18th. Pre-order your Backlash DVD in time for then over at Madman.com.au.

UK/Europe: July 23rd. Get your copy of Backlash on DVD very soon via Amazon.co.uk.
 

WWE Backlash 2018 DVD - Available Now!

 




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47 Comments on "Anticipated ‘UNRELEASED’ WWE DVD Next for 2018 Schedule, Photos of This Week’s BACKLASH DVD"

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Warrior Fan
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I kind of want the Warrior dvd to add to my collection as I have the other two. He’s my favorite so of course I would want a collection of his matches and I haven’t seen them before. The same goes with HBK, he’s my favorite IN RING wrestler and I would watch his matches just because of the quality and story telling of it. I watch Warrior for the nostalgia and how he made me feel as a kid. I’m not necessarily watching it for a technical wrestling match. Although he wasn’t as bad as most people make him… Read more »
RnRisKing
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RnRisKing

Seems to me that the WWE is moving away from WCW themed dvd sets. I was really hoping for an unreleased set but obviously that’s not gonna happen.

whut
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whut

how do you figure set? imo if anything, the chances for that to happen seem to have increased.

Ramone Coffey
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Ramone Coffey

Finally, I got my wish about that Shawn Michaels unrelease dvd.

Justin
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Justin

Warner Bros sucks.

meme
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meme

Well we are getting Shawn earlier than expected. Great to hear.

Anan
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Anan
Very happy to have seen releases of unreleased matches for Macho Man, one upcoming on HBK. One on Roddy Piper will be nice. Out of curiosity, would like to know what anyone who reads this thinks about the following subjects regarding unreleased sets – in no particular order: Women’s Division The Rock Stone Cold Steve Austin Owen Hart Eddie Guererro Rey Mysterio Chris Jericho Hardyz Edge/E&C Kurt Angle Kane Sting The Undertaker And any names I’ve missed. P.S.Didn’t include Warrior, Hogan, Bret Hart because like Piper, Warrior is apparently a concept WWE’s considering for a future unreleased set. Hogan got… Read more »
andemoine winrow
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andemoine winrow

Wait a minute. The Bayley vs. Ruby Riott match has been edited from the ‘Backlash’ d.v.d release? Now what’s that all about?

LP1
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LP1

The PPV ran almost 3 & 1/2 hours and decided to squeeze it onto 1 disc, thus no room for the pre-show match. Yet even though there have been other PPVs that ran 3 & 1/2 matches and they released it on 2 discs.

Mark Markson
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Mark Markson

If only they made all PPVs 2 disc sets, and filled up the rest of the disc with segments and matches from Raw and Smackdown. If they did that, maybe they didn’t have to do the best of Raw and Smackdown 3 disc set.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

I’m sure they would argue “higher production costs”. Besides, these days there are probably way more casual buyers out there that buy the ‘Best Of’ sets than people who collect every single PPV.

SRB
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SRB

WWE 24 Collection (Documentaries)… Very glad to see this. There are tons of mini-documentaries, specials and events that do not make it on to physical media. Furthermore, I noticed most of what’s on the Network seems to surpass what’s on DVD entertainment wise. In other words, I find the specials on the Network to be much more interesting than what has recently been released on DVD.

Anan
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Anan

Really really hoping all the Wrestlemania episodes as well as the episode focused on RAW25 and the 1-2 episodes on the Women’s division all make the cut though won’t bother me at all if all the aired episodes end up on the Collection which I doubt tbh.

LP1
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LP1

Another PPV release with no pre-show match. Not that the Bayley vs Ruby Riott match was a classic or anything, but they really should’ve included it to make the event complete.

Anan
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Anan

I definitely agree with you however anyone who has internet connection can easily go on WWE’s official YouTube page, put on the specific ppv kickoff (in this case being Backlash) and either watch the whole kickoff or just forward to the kickoff match and stop watching when the match is finished.
I’m just sayin.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Well that’s pretty underwhelming news about the ‘mystery’ DVD. What was with the ‘gong’ sound on the page that day then?

Re: the Ultimate Warrior Unreleased DVD, I can’t imagine how bad that would be. The guy phoned it in with the exception of about 3 PPV matches in his whole career; I can only imagine how bad his Unreleased stuff from house shows was when he was putting in even less effort. His ‘Ultimate Collection’ was hard enough to watch as it is.

SAB
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SAB

We get it: you’re no fan of the Ultimate Warrior! Other people clearly are and won’t be expecting a wrestling clinic from his unreleased matches. Squash after squash is fine by me. I’ll then pop in a Bret Hart blu-ray to save my wrestling soul straight afterwards!

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

I am ALLOWED to give my opinion on the concept, you know? I didn’t tell anyone not to buy it.

Warrior Fan
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Warrior Fan
I’m definitely buying the Warrior compilation! He was my favorite all time wrestler. I’ll be getting the HBK one too. Also Warrior and Hogan did something right back then, they were more over than Bret or Shawn. It wasn’t until Austin that really knocked the door down. I think still even wrestlers today can learn something from Warrior and Hogan, the way they connected to the crowd. The littlest thing like when Warrior drew the fans in when he stopped and pumped his fist in the air, almost like posing, if you watch the fans went nuts and they were… Read more »
RabidHeat
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RabidHeat
That’s a fair argument, Warrior Fan. I’m more than willing to acknowledge when someone such as yourself makes excellent points and prompts me to consider things from a different angle. I love it when somebody responds with debate as opposed to SAB acting like I can’t have an opinion. You are right and I’d be an idiot not to acknowledge how Warrior connected with the fans and that he had a great entrance / look etc. I suppose my only point is that I can see all that on his previous two sets and I’m not sure what an Unreleased… Read more »
SAB
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SAB

As you mentioned my name I’d just like to say hello to Brandon, just in case he reads this! He posts far too infrequently these days…

Anan
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Anan

Do you think the HBK and/or Warrior Unreleased sets will include any unreleased matches vs Randy Savage, Bret Hart, Razor Ramon, Diesel, Jake Roberts or Undertaker?
Or do you think there’s a better chance they’ll save any unreleased Undertaker matches for should it happen (hopefully it will) an Undertaker Unreleased set??

PS. Love your points on Warrior. I can see a match vs Papa Shango on the Unreleased set on Warrior. Don’t think that feud culminated on ppv which in those days was one of the norms of the wrestling business, at least the then WWF.

Nicolas Hébert
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Nicolas Hébert

Ladder match from Wrestlemania X against Razor Ramon might be on this set or I don’t buy it!!! LOL

Anan
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Anan

Don’t think that match will be on the HBK Unreleased set bc that match has been released (more than once I believe) which goes against the purpose of an unreleased set which is to release previously unreleased matches. I can however see a live event ladder match between them possibly being on the set.

Mark Markson
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Mark Markson

Great news about the unreleased Shawn DVD, I love the sets with rare matches. I hope we get more of these.

RCS1988
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RCS1988
This is going to probably be the line up for HBK’s DVD. The Midnight Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty) vs. Jose Estrada & Jimmy Jack Funk Rochester, NY June 3, 1987 Midnight Rockers vs. Bob Orton Jr. & Adrian Adonis AWA January 15, 1988 Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Steve Lombardi & an unknown Wrestling Challenge June 18, 1988 Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. the Conquistadors Madison Square Garden September 29, 1988 Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Jacques & Raymond Rougeau Prime Time Wrestling October 25, 1988 Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Demolition San Francisco,… Read more »
DaBluGuy
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DaBluGuy

Able to fit in so much? It is confirmed list?

LP1
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LP1

Not fitting 40 matches on 3 discs.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

And yet this will “probably” be the list according to RCS1988. How can a list that is too large be probable? It’s actually impossible.

DaBluGuy
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DaBluGuy

Could it be all join-in-progress or highlights?

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Well that would suck. No complete matches? Reminds me of the TNA DVD on Christopher Daniels!

RCS1988
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RCS1988

This is just a guess based on the listings I saw for the Savage DVD which was a mix of TV not released on DVD, international matches not aired in the U.S. and some never before released before.

Anan
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Anan

Completely agree!
Whether we get more of these sets depends on how well the fan interest/demand stays and how well the Unreleased sets they do release sell. So far, seemingly so good on that front.
If anything will make the sales better, imho it’d be focusing on a topic that has the fans’ interest for an unreleased set. A popular or beloved superstar like Taker, Sting, Stone Cold, Rock, Eddie Guererro as some examples, or dark matches from RAW and/or Smackdown….

mike
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mike

Would so love to see the Roddy Piper unreleased—matches against Savage (for the IC Belt), Hogan (Boston 1984), Andre and Snuka would be welcome!

Robert emons
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Robert emons

What’s funny is I didn’t receive the aj styles card in my copy of backlash hmm..

David
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David

What’s funny is that you actually purchased Backlash hmmm…

Robert emons
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Robert emons

Why does it matter what I do? It’s my life I’m living it do I actually have to listen to others opinions?

Robert emons
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Robert emons

I’m a hardcore collector I have like every DVD produced by WWE

SAB
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SAB

People’s opinions always change anyway – in a few yrs Backlash 2018 may be viewed as a decent ppv.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Respectfully sir, I highly doubt that.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

But you see, people like you mistakenly think that having a great collection means that you own everything ever produced. That’s not the case. Buying every single release ever is just showing off. A great collector is discerning and their collection is reflective of what they feel are the best matches, moments, full PPVs or who are their favourite wrestlers. For example, if (hypothetically) you hated Randy Orton – would you still buy his 3-disc DVD set?

Robert emons
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Robert emons

Yup I would because I like to see what there lives are like like to get to know about them better

Tommy D
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Tommy D

Count me in as someone who collects everything released. i’m not sure why it is considered “showing off” since I buy them for me, not the internet, as I’m sure is the same for Mr. Emons. Enjoy your hobby.

Robert emons
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Robert emons

It’s a great hobby and I like collecting also hats off to you!

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Even just a match compilation?

Robert emons
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Robert emons

I do have every DVD so I would say yes to that

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