REVEALED: ‘The Best of WWE 24’ to Close Out 2018 Home Video Schedule, ‘Super Show-Down’ on DVD?

August 3, 2018 by Daniel Bee

REVEALED: Plans for Final WWE DVD Releases of 2018

“WWE 24: The Best of 2018 – Director’s Cut” will close out this year’s Home Video line-up!

WWE is in the process of scheduling this 3-disc DVD collection of WWE Network documentaries for release to both the United States and the United Kingdom in December. It’s expected to follow to remaining territories early in the new year.

Rumored since last year and now confirmed by a new list published this week by WWEDVD.co.uk, WWE will for the first time present the WWE 24 episodes from their streaming service now in one physical collection; a chance to add what’s likely to be more than 8 hours of new WWE documentaries to your DVD shelf after an apparent drought of documentary-led sets in recent months.

As reported previously by WrestlingDVDNetwork.com the current plan is to feature the year’s best episodes — the newest of which was “The Hardys: Woken” — with more of course expected to follow between now and the release of the DVD this December.

We would expect to see some extra features on top of the documentaries as-is or possibly extended versions of them in order to differentiate this set from what’s offered presently and going forward on the Network. As a reminder, so far 2018 has brought us the following WWE 24 episodes:

— “WrestleMania Orlando” (behind the curtain at WrestleMania 33)

— “Empowered” (showcasing the female Superstars and Women’s Royal Rumble)

— “RAW 25” (behind the scenes look at RAW’s 25th Anniversary)

— “The Hardys: Woken” (rise, fall and redemption of the Hardy Boyz)

WWE 24 'The Hardys: Woken' Documentary - Logo
WWE 'Super Show-Down' PPV - Poster Artwork

After several weeks of uncertainty the “Greatest Royal Rumble 2018” PPV was finally given a DVD release slot this November with pre-orders now available here on Amazon.com.

That 2-disc set is not coming alone because WWE will release another super show on DVD in the very same month: “Super Show-Down 2018”.

WWE Pay-Per-View returns to Melbourne, Australia at The MCG with a capacity of some 100,000 fans. The event is already promising appearances by John Cena and Ronda Rousey, not to mention the supposed last-ever match between Triple H and The Undertaker!

More details to follow but like “Greatest Royal Rumble” this is also slated to be a 2-disc set.

Before any of that though, SummerSlam is the next WWE PPV on the horizon and we’re pleased to announce today that as it stands SummerSlam 2018 will once again release on Blu-ray format in addition to DVD over in the UK and Europe.

WWE SummerSlam 2018 PPV Poster - Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Ronda Rousey & Alexa Bliss

 




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Anan
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Anan

@RabidHeat and LP1: I agree that the directors cut will have to consist of unseen footage. The extras though could in addition be some behind the scenes footage. I think WWE uploaded a video consisting of behind the scenes footage on RAW25 which I think got a 24 episode on it. Idk if the RAW25 behind the scenes video focused on the RAW25 episode itself or on the 24 episode that centered on RAW25. Not that I see it happening but would be awesome if one extra was an previously unaired episode. Considering how they hyped it, surprised a 24… Read more »

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

The dirtsheets are already misinterpreting this article and assuming that those four specific docs are going to be included, despite the docs that are yet to come. This is from Rajah.com:

“Submitted by Matt Boone on August 4, 2018 – 12:25pm

News – WWE

– Wrestling DVD Network is reporting that WWE will be releasing a new DVD and Blu-ray set called, WWE 24: The Best of 2018 — Director’s Cut in December. The set is expected to include the WrestleMania Orlando, Empowered, RAW 25,and The Hardys: Woken documentary specials from the WWE Network.”

LP1
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LP1

They’re assuming that because they’re right. There’s only been 4 WWE 24’s this year. This is going to be an 8+ hour DVD release, and those 4 documentaries combined come out to 3 hours and 38 minutes. If they do another 4 WWE 24’s between now and December they still won’t fill up 9 hours. And they usually do a 24 every other month or so, which means there would only be about 2 more 24’s between now and December. There’s gonna have to be a lot of unseen “Director’s Cut” footage and extras to fill up the rest.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Oh, but it says in the WDN article that it will feature “the year’s best episodes”, not all of them. In that case we can’t assume that thise exact four are going to be included.

LP1
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LP1

It says it’s going to be over 8 hours. You could fit every episode from this year plus a ridiculous amount of extras in 8 hours. Otherwise I don’t know how else they’re gonna fill 8 hours.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Fair point yeah, I see what you mean now, sorry.

It is shame it’s just focusing on 2018 though; I would quite like the Booker T and Angle specials to get a DVD release.

LP1
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LP1

They could always include the Booker one on a Booker T release, if they ever make one.

Anan
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Anan

Yep! And same for Kurt Angle, Syles and Rousey. I can see these aforementioned names along w/Book and Goldberg where the Goldberg episode would be a fitting extra getting their own doc sets at some point in time. In their own ways, all are names too big not to get one imo. Maybe same for Rollins too if his career continues the way it’s been this year even if it has the predictable bumps in the long road during his ongoing journey.

Anan
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Anan

Yeah plus the WM episodes and the 2 episodes focusing on the women’s division which btw the 2 women’s division episodes would’ve been fitting extras for the recently released women’s division dvd.

As for the WM episodes, they rightfully should be extras on every WM dvd/bluray released the WM30 episode on the WM30 set and so on or alternatively the WM30 episode on the WM31 set, WM31 episode on WM32 set, so on.

andemoine winrow
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andemoine winrow

Seriously? THIS ‘SUMMERSLAM’ will not be sold on blu-ray in the U.S. again? That’s twice in a row. What’s the reason of recording this on blu-ray if your not gonna release it in the u.s.? And i’m glad ‘THE SUPER SHOWDOWN’ will be released on d.v.d in the same month as ‘THE GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE’. I will purchase both.

James Sampson
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James Sampson

If it was just called “The Best of WWE 24”, then I’d probably pick it up. Since it’s just work from 2018, I think I’ll pass on it

whut
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whut

I was worried that the SummerSlam bluray would be canceled. very glad it isn’t.

Patrick Mcnamara
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Patrick Mcnamara

Really looking forward to getting WWE GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE 2018 &WWE SUPER SHOWDOWN 2018 on dvd whem they come out. Greatest Royal Rumble had do many great matches. Just to name a few; John Cena. Vs.Triple H,The Casket Match between The Undertaker.vs.Rusev,The 50 man Greatest Royal Rumble match,….so looking forward to adding those and more to my collection.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

I disagree on Cena/HHH and Taker/Rusev being “great matches”, but I’m happy that you will enjoy the DVD. I enjoyed the Rumble match, so I will get it for that, but I may wait for the price dropping first.

john peterson
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john peterson

I wonder if Evolution will get the DVD treatment?

Tommy D
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Tommy D

I think it will. They made a point when they announced it that it would be available on the Network and PPV providers, so since it is an “official” PPV, I’m thinking we will see it. I sure hope we do.

andemoine winrow
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andemoine winrow

It will be released in December.

Mark Markson
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Mark Markson

Happy that SummerSlam gets a blu-ray release in Europe. PPVs on blu-ray are the only PPVs I buy. If Fremantle released all 2018 PPVs on blu, I’d guy them all. Even a bad show like Backlash from May, lol.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

In that case they’ve done you a favour, lol.

Rkmo
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Rkmo

Sounds like paying $20 more for some doc segments that could have been included in this year’s releases which many have already purchased. I was hoping for some hardcopy releases of older WWE 24 episodes, instead of just a yearly collection. Not ruling out a purchase from me, but this news is kind of deflating for me.

How long are the runtimes usually? How many shows could actually fit on a 3-hour disc?

LP1
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LP1

The Hardyz: Woken is 58 minutes, Raw 25 is 51 minutes, Women Empowered is 51 minutes and Mania: Orlando is 58 minutes. That’s 3 hours and 38 minutes right there, plus they’re saying these are going to be “director’s cuts” with more footage. Not to mention any extras that may be included and any future WWE 24/7 docs that may happen between now and December, or whenever the cut off is to include them.

Daniel
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Daniel

2018 has been a crap year for DVDS

Timothy Thorpe
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Timothy Thorpe

More crappier to blu rays lol.

Tommy D
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Tommy D

Great news on the WWE 24 and the Super Showdown. Was hoping they would release that. E

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