Exclusive: Huge News on WWE Raw DVD Box Set – Episodes, Hosts, Benoit?

September 5, 2013 by Mark D

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We have now received the official synopsis for the Raw 20th Anniversary Collection box set on the way for December, and not only does the synopsis reveal even more episodes but also other new details about this mammoth 12 disc DVD/10 disc Blu-ray collection.

Raw 20th Anniversary Collection: The 20 Greatest Episodes Uncut & Unedited” looks to be the official title of the box set and it will be released on December 3rd. As of right now the slated runtime of all of that footage is listed as 33.5 hours! [Pre-order yours here].

 

Celebrate 20 years of nonstop entertainment with Raw 20th Anniversary Collection: The 20 Greatest Episodes Uncut & Unedited. With over 1000 episodes to its credit, Raw is by far the longest running episodic program in TV history. In this 12-disc DVD / 10-disc Blu-ray collection, WWE presents the 20 most timeless episodes for the first time in their entirety.

From landmark anniversaries, milestones, ratings bonanzas, and unforgettable shows that left a particular mark in WWE history, these episodes represent the rawest of Raw. Including: the highest rated Raw ever; Mania the night after WrestleMania; WWE takes over WCW and simulcasts Nitro; Dude Love interrupts Stone Cold and Mr. McMahon; the original ECW invasion; Homecoming, Raw Roulette, WrestleMania Rewind and so much more!

Featuring John Cena, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Mick Foley, CM Punk and all the greatest Superstars in the history of Raw! Plus, Michael Cole and the Bella’s present the detailed facts & figures behind the personalities, matches, venues and all the various quirks that have shaped Raw over the years.

 

So, going off this second synopsis above, we can now say the following 4 episodes of Monday Night Raw all look to be included on the Raw 20th Anniversary set:

Original ECW Invasion of WWE RAW

– February 24, 1997 – The Original ECW Invasion

Highlights from this episode include: Stevie Richards vs. Little Guido, D-Von Dudley vs. Tommy Dreamer, The Legion of Doom vs. The Headbangers and The Undertaker vs. Farooq.


WWE Stone Cold vs Vince McMahon

– April 13, 1998 – Dude Love interrupts Stone Cold and Mr. McMahon

Highlights from this show include: Skull & 8-Ball vs. Savio Vega & Jose Estrada Jr; Billy Gunn vs. Owen Hart and of course the night long build to Austin vs. McMahon.


WWF Raw Vince McMahon WCW Nitro Simulcast

– March 26, 2001 – The Raw & Nitro Simulcast

Highlights from this episode include: Chris Benoit & The Hardys vs. Kurt Angle, Edge & Christian; “Chris Jeri-Doink” and The Rock & Steve Austin vs. Undertaker & Kane


WWE Raw Homecoming Kurt Angle vs Shawn Michaels

– October 3, 2005 – Homecoming

Highlights from this show include: Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle (Iron Man Match); Edge vs. Matt Hardy (Loser Leaves Raw MITB Ladder Match) and John Cena vs. Eric Bischoff.


It should also be noted that the March 26, 2001 and October 3, 2005 (Homecoming) editions of Raw did feature Chris Benoit (even a Benoit win on the former). Given that the set is being promoted as “Uncut and Uncensored” episodes, you’ve got to believe that no matches or segments of shows will be cut out and therefore that Benoit will be included.

Other episodes from the synopsis which we are unable to date are the post-WrestleMania and “WrestleMania Rewind” episodes. We suspect “the highest rated Raw ever” is the May 10, 1999 episode which we revealed last week, along with three other episodes.

In addition to the complete episodes, it looks like the set will also feature segments hosted by Michael Cole and The Bella Twins, judging by the line of the synopsis which reads, “facts & figures behind the personalities, matches, venues and all the various quirks that have shaped Raw over the years”. This could possibly be introduction segments to the episodes, similar to how WWE present Raw episodes on Classics on Demand.

 
UPDATE: A brief synopsis has now been added to the Amazon.com product listing which reveals three more episodes. The first ever Raw (January 11, 1993), the original DX Invasion (April 27, 1998) and Bret Hart’s return to WWE (January 4, 2010).

 

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What do you think of the episode choices so far, and which others would you really love to see included? As always please share your thoughts in the comments below.

 




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107 Comments on "Exclusive: Huge News on WWE Raw DVD Box Set – Episodes, Hosts, Benoit?"

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ali
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ali

I don’t get one thing, you know how after the matches they have advertisements, well instead of those advertisements will they just show the wrestlers walking back to the ramp and into the locker rooms as it is ‘uncut’ and unedited.

Brian
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Brian

Raw After Mania should be included.

Mr Z
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Mr Z

Congratulations Mark D for being the first person to ever use the phrase “Highlights from this show include Skull & 8-Ball”

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[…] Featuring John Cena, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Mick Foley, CM Punk and all the greatest Superstars in the history of Raw! Plus, Michael Cole and the Bella’s present the detailed facts & figures behind the personalities, matches, venues and all the various quirks that have shaped Raw over the years. (more details) […]

Jake E
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Jake E

I’m getting the Blu-Ray due to having full old episodes in full HD for the first time also I’m hopeing there will be blu-ray extras (hopeing it will be more full episodes e.g. as many per disc as possible).

Plus i think they should put the first raw roulette 2002 and christmas special 2000 and there is many more i want.

Although i do hope they bring out loads of these per year and smackdown ones plus full years of it would be brilliant (even if they do it in volumes etc I don’t mind).

Mr Disc
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Mr Disc

Just because you’re buying this on Blu-ray it doesn’t mean you are gonna get all these episodes in “full HD”. Only the Raw episodes that were recorded from January 2008 will be in HD ones recorded before 2008 will only be standard definition. Although if you purchase the Blu-ray version these episodes will still look slightly better on Blu-ray disc than they will on a DVD disc.

The SlyBack
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The SlyBack

Thanks captain obvious

Mr Disc
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Mr Disc

Well it wasn’t obvious to Jake E going by the comment he left. And by the way Slyback you’re welcome you tit head. 🙂

Ricardo Fair
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Ricardo Fair

UNCUT & UNEDITED MY @$$, Benoit has been BLACKLISTED from WWE HISTORY! Doesn’t matter to me though, as i want this collection! The Blu-ray of course! 😉

Steve
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Steve

The ECW Invasion from 2001 was one of the best “overall episodes” on Raw in my opinion. Most of these are good but there are also a few that have a significant moment and the rest of the episode is lack luster. Another great episode that will never make a set like this would be when the Radicalz defected. It was a very significant time and overall episode but god knows we won’t get it on here.

John Peterson
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John Peterson
If barely any of the ones I mentioned get picked,here are some honorables: The Episode where the WCW/ECW Alliance formed. The First Raw from Madison Square Garden. The Second Ever Draft from 04,Which is the best Draft Episode of all time The Raw after Wrestlemania 14 Where Trips Takes over D-X The Raw from MSG in August 2002 Where Kane returns(To me,That was a cool moment) The First Raw of 2011,I thought that was an awesome episode The Raw Episode with Tyson and Austin The Raw where Jericho won the WWF Title for about an Hour I also liked the… Read more »
Mr Disc
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Mr Disc

Jericho never won the title for an hour it was about 5 mins when Triple H got Earl to reverse the decision straight away.

Domenic
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Domenic

Please include these episodes……..

5/21/01- Triple H Tears His Quad: Very Scary Moment
11/10/97- The Night After Survivor Series 1997
5/24/99- RAW Is OWEN- Very Sad Episode
2/25/13- John Cena vs. CM Punk
4/8/13- The Night After WrestleMania XXIX
6/27/11- CM Punk’s Epic Pipe Bomb
10/28/02- Raw Roulette
3/30/98- The Attitude Era Begins
4/11/11- Edge Announces He is Retiring

WWEFan2013
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WWEFan2013
I’m going to be brutally honest with your picks but most are AWFUL. I agree with RAW Roulette, Tag Match main event, and Post WM14 RAW The other episodes you mentioned were awful. Punk’s pipebomb was a great moment but the rest of the 2 hour show (it was 2011 raw roulette) was painfully boring. Don’t want to relive the owen RAW event it’s just too sad. CM Punk/Cena match will be on best of RAW 2013 the rest of the episode SUCKED! Post WM28 RAW > Post WM29 RAW the crowd was just insane for post wm29 raw but… Read more »
Domenic
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Domenic

Okay, I now see your point. I am now going to change my picks. However, these are the episodes that will be staying………..

5/21/01- Austin/HHH vs. Benoit/Jericho
4/8/13- Post-WrestleMania XXIX Show- Ziggler Cashes In!!!
4/2/12- Post-WrestleMania XXVIII Show- Lesnar Returns!
11/10/97- Post-Survivor Series 1997 Show
10/28/02- Raw Roulette
3/30/98- The Attitude Era Begins

I will now add these episodes…..

11/19/01- The Night After Survivor Series 2001
6/7/10- Nexus Invasion
3/25/02- The First Ever Draft Lottery
4/21/97- Austin vs. Hart: Street Fight
3/11/02- Raw Before WrestleMania 18
4/23/07- Shawn Michaels vs. John Cena: The Rematch

WWEFan2013
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WWEFan2013

Great picks. Pretty much agree with all except that Nexus one was terrible, it was another case of a unbelievable moment packed in to a terrible show (Like Punk pipebomb). I don’t know if you remember it but we had crap like dance offs and other stupid things (I think the episode was that power to the people one where fans vote the matches)

Domenic
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Domenic

The one in 2011? That one as nothing but garbage.

Mike
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Mike

Am I the only one that would really like to see the original old school raw from just before Survivor Series 2010?

Aaron
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Aaron

It’s on the Survivor Series 2010 Blu-Ray

David
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David

I believe the Old School RAW on the Survivor Series Blu-ray is edited; about 90 minutes long and it was a 3 hour episode.

Aaron
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Aaron

The only thing I remember being cut was the Mark Henry/Dolph Ziggler match.

Mr Disc
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Mr Disc

Actually 2hrs 15mins without ad breaks.

Jason P
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Jason P

I feel bad for the poor schlub that just paid $250 on eBay for the Homecoming DVD!

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

At least he can watch it without stupid ratio bars! Lol.

Ronaldo
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I hope it have the owen hart espiodes from may 1999 and Chris benoit and Chris Jericho vs triple-h and stone cold Steve Austin from the may 2001 espiodes

John Peterson
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John Peterson
Here are the remaining 11 episodes That I hope they include 1 The go Home Show to Invasion where the Old Stone Cold Returns 2 The Night After Survivor Series 2001 3 The Pillman’s Got a Gun Full Episode 4 The Go Home Show to Wrestlemania 13 5 The Episode where Taker and Paul Bearer try to Embalm Stone Cold 6 Kane’s Night of Destruction from November 1998 7 The Night after Wrestlemania 29 8 The Third Episode of Raw which had the Flair Vs Perfect Loser leaves Town Match 9 The First Ever Draft from March 2002 10 The… Read more »
WWEFan2013
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WWEFan2013

Good picks man. 100% agree with 4 and 9. Who wouldn’t want these historic episodes in full?

John Peterson
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John Peterson

Appreciate it.I could make a laundry list of good episodes

Mr Disc
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Mr Disc

The April 21st 1997 episode was a good one also featuring the Bret v Austin street fight when Austin was hiding in the ambulance etc. Also it was the episode that had Mankind running down to the ring with a blowtorch. It had Goldust and Marlena hiding in the crowd to jump out on Triple H and Chyna. lol From what i can remember it was full of various crazy stuff.

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