REVEALED: FULL LIST of Matches & Moments for WWE ‘The Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016’ DVD

December 19, 2016 by Daniel Bee

WWE 'The Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016' DVD - RAW & SmackDown Live Rosters

After an exclusive teaser on Friday, “The Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016” just went live for pre-order today over on, and with it the FULL content listing!

WWE will release the 3-disc DVD set this February in both the United States and the United Kingdom (Australia to be confirmed) and they’re planning to jam-pack it with 27 of the biggest matches, moments and returns witnessed on RAW and SmackDown in the year that was 2016.

From the emotional retirement of Daniel Bryan to the shake-up of the WWE Draft, from a “universal” victory for Kevin Owens to the re-emergence of Goldberg, and everything in between – it’s all here!

All combined, the content gets close to the 9 HOUR mark, and we’ve listed it all below…

WWE 'The Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016' DVD - Cover Artwork

[Notice: Kindly link back to this article if you are using any portion of its contents.]


It’s a New Era for RAW and SmackDown!

The Irish Lass Kicker Wants the Gold

Divas Championship Match
Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch
SmackDown • January 7, 2016

United States Championship Match
Alberto Del Rio vs. Kalisto
RAW • January 11, 2016

January Highlights

Daniel Bryan’s Retirement
RAW • February 8, 2016

Chris Jericho vs. AJ Styles
SmackDown • February 11, 2016

Who Will Receive the “Legacy of Excellence Award”?

Shane McMahon Returns!
RAW • February 22, 2016

February Highlights

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
The New Day vs. Y2AJ (Chris Jericho & AJ Styles)
RAW • March 7, 2016

Triple H vs. Dolph Ziggler
RAW • March 14, 2016

Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles
SmackDown • March 17, 2016

March Highlights

WWE 'Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016' DVD - Daniel Bryan Retirement Speech
WWE 'Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016' DVD - Triple H vs. Dolph Ziggler, RAW



New Faces

Apollo Crews vs. Tyler Breeze
RAW • April 4, 2016

AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn
RAW • April 11, 2016

April Highlights

Cesaro & Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens & The Miz
SmackDown • May 12, 2016

John Cena Returns!
RAW • May 30, 2016

May Highlights

The New Day, Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. The Club & The Vaudevillians
RAW • June 13, 2016

Dean Ambrose, Sami Zayn, & Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, & Alberto Del Rio
SmackDown • June 16, 2016

June Highlights

Draft Day!

WWE Championship Match
Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins
SmackDown • July 19, 2016

WWE Women’s Championship Match
Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks
RAW • July 25, 2016

#1 Contender’s Match
Finn Bálor vs. Roman Reigns
RAW • July 25, 2016

John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Apollo Crews vs. Baron Corbin vs. Bray Wyatt vs. AJ Styles
6-Pack Challenge Match to Determine the #1 Contender
SmackDown Live • July 26, 2016

July Highlights

WWE 'Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016' DVD - SmackDown Live Roster
WWE 'Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016' DVD - Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose, Draft Day


Opportunity Knocking

Bayley vs. Dana Brooke
RAW • August 22, 2016

American Alpha vs. Breezango
SmackDown Live • August 23, 2016

Fatal 4-Way Match for the WWE Universal Championship
Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins vs. Big Cass vs. Kevin Owens
RAW • August 29, 2016

August Highlights

Fatal 4-Way WWE Cruiserweight Championship #1 Contender’s Match
Gran Metalik vs. Rich Swann vs. Brian Kendrick vs. Cedric Alexander
RAW • September 19, 2016

The Miz’s Homecoming Celebration
SmackDown Live • September 27, 2016

September Highlights

Goldberg Returns to WWE!
RAW • October 17, 2016

WWE World Championship Match
AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose
SmackDown Live • October 25, 2016

October Highlights

SmackDown Women’s Championship Match
Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss
SmackDown Live • November 8, 2016

Falls Count Anywhere Match for the Raw Women’s Championship
Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks
RAW • November 28, 2016

November Highlights

What A Year It’s Been

WWE 'Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016' DVD - Goldberg Returns to WWE
WWE 'Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016' DVD - Kevin Owens Wins WWE Universal Championship
Get your copy of WWE “The Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016″ DVD…

UK/Europe: February 20th. Pre-order the new DVD right now here on

USA: February 21st. Pre-order the new RAW/SD 2016 DVD now here on

Australia: TBA. Look for your chance to pre-order a copy over at


New WWE DVDs on

19 Comments on "REVEALED: FULL LIST of Matches & Moments for WWE ‘The Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016’ DVD"

Sort comments by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Hank lee
WDN Reader
Hank lee

I think this is not a bad DVD I thought that the Brock and heymen promo that Randy came and rko Brock out of now where should have been on here. But still good DVD.

Dave smith
WDN Reader
Dave smith

i think the 5 way match that Owens won the ic strap should have been on this DVD. But every match accept all of the January matches are solid so a thumps up for me

Steffan Pila
WDN Reader
Steffan Pila

Steffan Pila

The Segment where Stephanie McMahon cancels the “Ambrose Ayslum” and announces the return of the “Highlight Reel” with Chris Jericho should have been included on “The Best Of Raw and Smackdown” 2016 DVD. That’s my opinion.

Jeff Copeland
WDN Reader
Jeff Copeland

Not bad. do agree roman vs sheamus should of been on here.

as far as bluray vs dvd thing LET IT GO!!!! let it go let it gooooo!!! xD

2016 was not a bad year i was more dissapointed in the best of ppvs since they left off alot of good styles matches ><!!!

WDN Reader

What’s the rush to produce this? Do December not matter? Big time disappointed that the New Day’s record breaking match is not included.

WDN Reader


WDN Reader

The comments section on this site in general has become troubling!

WDN Reader

It’s pretty much just the Standard Definition vs. Blu-Ray whinge contest on every thread. Even though it’s been standard practice for years and comments are not going to change that.

Justin F
WDN Reader
Justin F

Rather annoyed they always skip Decemeber.

Timothy Thorpe
WDN Reader
Timothy Thorpe

Sorry for being off topic, but the chapter breakdown of the Survivor Series is: Disc one is the first four matches and the four non match extras and Disc two is the other two main matches and the two kickoff matches.

Complete Match List & Moments For WWE ‘The Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016’ DVD, Nikki Bella Shares Her ‘Blink 182’ Car Accident Story - All Sports News

[…] revealed the full content list for the upcoming WWE DVD titled “The Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016”. The compilation will be in stores this February, and will run close to nine hours with 27 of the year’s best matches and more: […]

Complete Content Listing For The WWE “Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016” DVD -

[…] of, here is the content listing “The Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016” DVD that will be released […]

Mark Markson
WDN Reader
Mark Markson

Would have liked if Ziggler vs Miz from the 900th episode of Smackdown was included. Really liked that match.

WDN Reader


WDN Reader

Two thoughts:

1. Not the most original comment (understatement), but won’t buy as it’s only on DVD, not Blu.

2. My 25-year fandom must be waning, because I barely remember any of these moments (outside of the Bryan, Shane and Goldberg segments). Did Trips really have a match with Ziggler? Seems like something I should remember, given how infrequently he wrestles on TV.


WDN Reader

Regarding 1: it really can not be said enough, how stupid it is to release HD filmed material on SD media..especially when it says HD on the screen all the time.

Regarding 2: Since about 99.9 (no pun intended) % of the weekly “entertainment” is forgettable the moment after it has happend, you are excused.

WDN Reader

what makes this even more puzzling is that the “Match of the Year” Network Collection features three matches from Raw – of which only one (Reigns vs. Rollins vs. Cass vs. Owens) made it onto this release (the other one missing is the third Sasha Banks/Charlotte Flair match).


More of the latest Wrestling DVD News...    

REVEALED: Cover Artwork for ‘Best of RAW & SD LIVE 2017’, Sasha Banks, Bayley & WWE’s Next DVD!
‘RAW: 25TH ANNIVERSARY’ DVD Up for Pre-Order, Trailer for BEST PPV 2017, Status of WWE Blu-Rays
RETRO REVIEW: WWE The Ladder Match DVD (2007) – Innovative Encounters, Incredible Collection!
EXCLUSIVE: WWE ‘RAW 25th Anniversary’ DVD Scheduled – Documentary, Full Episode or Box Set?
EXCLUSIVE: Cover Artwork, Details & Release Date Revealed for WWE ‘NXT – BEST OF 2017’ DVD
REVEALED: Trailer & Blu-Ray Update for SURVIVOR SERIES 2017, Cyber Monday/WWE, Samoa Joe DVD?