EXCLUSIVE: An Expected Name & Release Time for WWE’s Rumored ‘Shawn Michaels: Unreleased’ DVD

April 6, 2018 by Daniel Bee

GIF: Shawn Michaels Is Mr. WrestleMania!

Luscious locks or no luscious locks, Shawn Michaels will always be “Mr. WrestleMania” (as proven by the name of his last DVD release) and in this pre-WrestleMania exclusive update we have news that HBK is returning to WWE Home Video.

Well, okay, that was kind of known already – “Shawn Michaels: Unreleased” was part of a leaked list of DVDs that WWE had in the works for 2018 – a list that has been very accurate so far – and before then it was referenced on a WWE-issued fan survey which gave us the synopsis below:

SHAWN MICHAELS – UNRELEASED

Shawn Michaels has had legendary bouts with Bret Hart, Kurt Angle, John Cena, Triple H, and many others. The WWE Universe may be familiar with many of them, but there were several excellent matches that have never made it to DVD.

Now fans can own some of the Heartbreak Kid’s greatest matches that have never been released on WWE Home Video before.

The new stuff.

A collection of unreleased and never-before-seen matches involving Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels does indeed appear on WWE’s 2018 Home Video schedule and as of right now the working title is: “Shawn Michaels: The Showstopper Unreleased”.

The three-disc DVD has been penciled in for late 2018. Given the time frame between now and the possible release time the project should naturally be considered tentative and subject to change.

Its go-ahead may even be influenced by the performance of the upcoming “Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of the Macho Man” DVD, so don’t forget to pre-order that if you want unreleased content to keep coming. There’s not long to wait for that one; it’s out next month!

WWE Releasing 'Shawn Michaels: The Showstopper Unreleased' DVD in 2018


Looking past WrestleMania 34, WWE’s pay-per-view events will all once again be dual-branded RAW and SmackDown shows which, for DVDs, has led to the end of the “Double Feature” packs.

Elimination Chamber and Fastlane 2018 will be the final PPVs in the series which began last year.

Backlash 2018 has just been officially scheduled for an individual DVD release on June 12th to the United States. We can confirm that the current plan is for this title to be a two-disc DVD which backs up the expectation that future events such as Backlash are likely to be around 4 hours in length.

WWE will be including a Topps trading card of AJ Styles in the packaging of this PPV DVD.

Backlash 2018 has now been added to our WWE DVD Release Dates page, where you can find the confirmed dates for the next five WWE DVDs on the way in April, May and June.

BACKLASH 2018

Revenge is a dish best served cold and the Superstars of RAW and SmackDown Live are serving it up in the fallout of WrestleMania at Backlash.

WWE DVD & Blu-ray Release Dates - Upcoming List


Did you know the WWE PPV events from last year were recently released together in Australia as a DVD box set called the “2017 Ultimate Pay-Per-View Collection”?

It’s available exclusively through JBHiFi.com.au. The Australian distributor also plans to bundle together last year’s WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam and Survivor Series in a new “Big 4” box set soon, and as of last word that will also be a JB Hi-Fi exclusive offering.

WWE '2017 Ultimate PPV Collection' DVD Box Set


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Daniel Wissert
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Daniel Wissert

From my understanding, Ultimate Warrior teamed up with Shawn Michaels in 1996 house shows, and with The Rockers in the 80’s/90’s.

Terry Graham
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Terry Graham

And then he got fired and forgotten about. THE END

LP1
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LP1

Wrong and wrong. They breached his contract and he left in 96. They can say he was fired all they want. Also Vince wrote Warrior a letter in December 1997 personally offering him a new contract to come back. So he wasn’t forgotten.

Anan
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Anan

Do u know exactly how they breached his contract?

I love Warrior. But tbh he had a rep of demanding more money and if I’m not mistaken, no showing events too. While I can’t confirm the no showings so I maybe wrong about that, I read about how he left after Summerslam 92 bc the company didn’t grant him his requests whatever they were. Higher pay maybe 1 of them.

Many of those who worked w/him did not speak positively of him. And this has NOTHING to do with the documentaries or any other WWE project that involves or centers on Warrior.

LP1
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LP1

According to Warrior, they breached his contract by using his trademarked slogan “Always Believe” on merchandise without his permission. That was never agreed upon in the contract. He tried to contact Vince about it and Vince never gave him a straight answer. Warrior got pissed and no showed a couple of house shows. I’m not saying that was the right way to go about it, but in his mind they were screwing with him so he was gonna screw with them. Then Vince told him that they were gonna suspend him and they would lift the suspension if Warrior posted… Read more »

Terry Graham
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Terry Graham

So he got fired and forgotten about until wwe did a self destruction dvd on him, warrior’s public rant at a university that led to his firing and then his youtube rants. I’m not surprised wwe wanted to do with him since he was too unpredictable and was a star only in his own mind.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Huh? Warrior wasn’t working for WWE when he went on that rant at a University.

LP1
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LP1

Except he wasn’t fired. And they tried to get him back in 97. And they tried to get him for the HOF in 2010. And then they finally did put him in the HOF in 2014 and then created an entire award for a guy that was a star “only in his mind.” Between these comments and claiming Shawn Michaels was overrated, you’re batting 1000 this week.

Terry Graham
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Terry Graham

Given what happened in ’96, I can’t imagine Warrior actually staying. If he had been there in ‘97 at all, I’d imagine his role would’ve been similar to Vader’s — enters as a main eventer, doesn’t get the title for circumstantial reasons, gets puts in feuds with rising stars, starts to fade. At that point, I think he probably would’ve walked. The Warrior Award thing was so far fetched and only got created due to Warrior’s death and not have any further heat for both parties. Nobody to this day even cares about the Warrior Award. It’s just there whenever… Read more »

LP1
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LP1

All of that is irrelevant to your original comment that he was forgotten about after 96. He wasn’t.

Terry Graham
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Terry Graham

He was forgotten about. THE END.

LP1
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LP1

If you say so.

SAB
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SAB

So forgotten about that WCW paid him a massive amount for a few appearances in 1998!

Terry Graham
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Terry Graham

And how long did he last in WCW? What did he do in WCW that was so memorable?

LP1
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LP1

SAB, you’re just wasting your time with this one.

Terry Graham
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Terry Graham

Lol ok, professor.

Daniel Wissert
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Daniel Wissert

If he was so forgotten about, look who has a Warrior award ev9ery year at the HOF, and Warrior had the biggest pop for his HOF speech, and plenty of shows dedicated to him after. Not including Unleash Your Warrior with Susan G Comen, Triple H promoting Warriors book, Vince remembering Warriors last quote. And the list goes on. Go on u tube and See how many viewers warriors tribute video has. Over 8 million. So know your facts, wait, you know none. Awww, pour Debiase never had the WWE title or ic title. Oh wait, Warrior was first ever… Read more »

Terry Graham
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Terry Graham

Dude, nobody cares for the Warrior Award. Everyone thought it was a ludacrious idea and to this day nobody cares about it. This guy’s career was so short it can be looked at as a flash in a pan.

Daniel Wissert
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Daniel Wissert

Exactly… thank you for pointing that out bud.
Always Believe

PTW
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PTW

This will be a must buy set for me as long as it has the December, 1991 Ric Flair – Shawn Michaels Prime Time Wrestling match.

RCS1988
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RCS1988

Won’t be on there. It was released on Coliseum Video’s Invasion 92.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Unreleased on DVD though, which I believe qualifies for WWE’s Superstar-specific Unreleased sets.

kliq316
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kliq316

Not sure how many of these were ever officially recorded, but I’d love to see:

Shawn Michaels/Diesel vs Headshrinkers
Shawn Michaels/Jeff Jarrett vs Diesel/Razor Ramon
Shawn Michaels vs Razor Ramon (warm-up ladder match)
Shawn Michaels/Owen Hart vs Bret Hart/123 Kid

SCSA
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SCSA

Hey! These matches look quite cool! I rekon they would have done good on the ‘The Kliq Rules’ DVD/Blu-Ray set.

Anan Khalique
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Anan Khalique

Hope we get some Rockers matches, HBK’s pro wrestling debut match if it hasn’t been released yet and they have access to it, matches (singles, tag, etc) vs Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Razor Ramon, Diesel, HHH, 123 Kid, Kane, Kurt Angle, Jericho, Undertaker

Cracker_Jack
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Cracker_Jack

I would love to see any of these on the set..
Midnight Rockers & Ray Stevens vs. Wolfe/Somers/Kelly (SuperClash 2)
Midnight Rockers vs. Midnight Express w/Paul E. (Re-capturing AWA tag belts)
Midnight Rockers vs. Badd Company (dropping AWA tag belts)
The Rockers vs. The Rougeau (Iron Man)
The Rockers vs. Powers of Pain (‘90)
The Rockers vs. Demolition (SNME)
Michaels vs. Million Dollar Man (Prime Time ‘90)
The Rockers vs Power & Glory (Nov. 3, 1990)
Michaels vs. Flair (‘91)
The Rockers vs. Nasty Boys (‘91)
The Rockers vs. L.O.D.(‘91)
Michaels vs. Von Erich (‘92)
HBK vs. Crush (King of the Ring ‘93)
HBK vs. Buddy Landell (SMW ‘95)

RCS1988
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RCS1988

matches released on Coliseum Video won’t be on this set.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

They may well be actually. It’s about not having been released on DVD.

Anan Khalique
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Anan Khalique

vs Crush, King of the Ring 93 won’t be on the set bc it’s a televised & released match as its available on the Network.

Like the other Unreleased sets, this will likely feature a good amount of house show/live event matches as well as dark matches. Don’t expect these to have commentary or be great quality though some may feature 1 or the other if not both.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

They might still release some PPV matches if they have been unreleased on DVD, regardless of whether they are on the Network or not (see the content of the Randy Savage Unreleased DVD). However I agree, Michaels vs. Crush is unlikely.

PTW
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PTW

These are some awesome picks you’ve come up with:
Michaels vs. Million Dollar Man (Prime Time ‘90)
Michaels vs. Flair (‘91)
The Rockers vs. Nasty Boys (‘91)
The Rockers vs. L.O.D.(‘91)
Michaels vs. Von Erich (‘92)

I’d add:
The Rockers vs. Brain Busters (Boston 1/89)
The Rockers vs. Brain Busters (Prime Time 3/89)
Shawn Michaels vs. British Bulldog (Battle of Superstars 1992)
Shawn Michaels vs. Bob Backlund (Grudge Matches 1993)

RCS1988
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RCS1988

I’m calling it that most if not all of these matches will be on the Shawn Michaels set. 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 &… Read more »

Anan
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Anan

Great list! Love it! U sure did some diggin! Good job 🙂

Love the Rockers, Bret and Taker matches from your list most.

sam
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sam

I’m getting tired of Shawn Michaels. All the videos are all about him, all the accolades all go to him. I’m getting tired of hearing everything being all about shawn michaels. I still have a list of videos that I want to see released, but I’m fairly certain there not ever going to be released. wwe company does not ever listen to the damn universe. if they have a wwe universe they don’t ever listen to what the universe wants. I just have a lot of animosity towards shawn michaels and i’m getting tired of seeing all these videos about… Read more »

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

What do you mean? Michaels is not talked about anywhere near as much as Hogan, Austin and Rock.

Anan
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Anan

He’s talked about quite a lot. Austin frequently mentions him as do others when talking about wrestling, WM specifically. For obviously good reason. He’s also had as Tyler Gibbons pointed out had a good amount of dvds done on him already. This unreleased set is an exception bc of the unreleased content otherwise I’d probably have skipped this one. He’s great in the ring & deserves his accolades. I will say that about him. But imho no longer Mr WM since he retired at that event after losing the 2nd year in a row to the same guy, the Undertaker.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

I didn’t say he wasn’t talked about a lot. I just said he’s not in the conversation as much as Hogan, Austin and Rock.

sam
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sam

I don’t necessarily agree with that. He’s probably talked more of than Hogan, rock, and Austin. I’m tired of hearing him get all the titles, mr. wrestlemania. the showstopper, the icon. blah, blah. They don’t mention Hogan anymore anyway after he got in trouble. he wasn’t even in the company at that time, I thought he was in TNA at that time.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

You don’t seem to agree with a lot of things that are obvious to everybody else. Probably because if you did it would challenge your viewpoint too much.

And Hogan was in WWE by the time the news got out, so the bad press was on WWE, not TNA.

Tyler Gibbons
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Tyler Gibbons

• The Boyhood Dream
• From the Vault
• Heartbreak and Triumph
• My Journey
• Mr. WrestleMania

And now a “Unreleased” dvd set. Yeah I think Shawn has got enough dvd sets of his own. An overrated performer as well.

sam
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sam

I totally agree. Enough of shawn videos.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

But surely the Unreleased set can’t be compared to all those sets. Because unlike those, it contains unreleased content, so surely it’s a more worthwhile release than all of those put together?

And come on, the Boyhood Dream doesn’t count in that list. That was a budget re-release of an old Coliseum Video VHS and you know it.

Tyler Gibbons
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Tyler Gibbons

It can compare because Shawn Michaels is already very overrated.

Anan
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Anan

I’m not saying I disagree with there being too many Shawn Michaels releases or that he maybe overrated. But while I’d love nothing more than docs & Unreleased sets on Taker, Kane, Rock, Kurt Angle for starters, I’d much rather see another Shawn Michaels release over sets/docs on talents who haven’t been in the company half the time as Shawn (yet) like Rollins & Kevin Owens. I just feel those sets whether good or bad were released a bit too early considering how much time KO & Rollins spent in the company when those releases saw the light of day.… Read more »

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

That’s just an opinion though.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Tyler’s opinion of HBK being overrated, I mean.

Asaf
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Asaf

Four hours is too long for PPVs. Does WWE think we have no lives? Even the wrestlers themselves walked out of the Hall of Fame ceremony.

Daniel Wissert
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Daniel Wissert

4 hours is great for me.

LP1
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LP1

If you think 4 hours is too long, wait til Mania later today.

Robert emons
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Robert emons

What about another royal rumble wrestlemania summerslam or survivor series anthology set they haven’t done them in awhile

sam
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sam

What about an entire wrestlemania anthology set with everything included? An entire wrestlemania anthology set that’s not edited?, where they include the original entrance music, the original commentating/announcing. That’s what I want to see, but guess what, they’re not going to listen to the fing universe.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

No, because we’d rather have new content rather than being so anal as to needing pre-released material to be released YET AGAIN just for a bit of music to be put back in. Just because you need that in your life doesn’t mean the rest of the “Universe” does. Not as a priority over new or unreleased content, anyway.

sam
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sam

Rabidheat, excuse the crap out of me. You wouldn’t rather have the original events, you’d rather have events that have been edited with all the original commentary/announcing and original entrance music taken out.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

My events are pretty much complete and unedited, thank you very much, as I live in the UK and we got the Tagged Classics. 🙂 Shame you didn’t.

Ricardo Aguilera
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Ricardo Aguilera

What about an mark Henry Booker t Kane or undertaker documentary or another big show DVD that would be great

Brad Attitude
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Brad Attitude

WWE did a documentary for Booker T on the Network a few years ago.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Not released on home media though.

Brad Attitude
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Brad Attitude

He didn’t say anything about “home media” though.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

He is suggesting documentary releases on DVD. These comments are on an article about DVDs, not the Network * drops the mic *

PTW
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PTW

I’d buy a Booker T, Undertaker or Ric Flair unreleased set. Name the date! Also looking forward to this HBK set.

Brad Attitude
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Brad Attitude

he simply mentioned just documentaries, not dvds.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

He stated DVD in the message. And even if he hadn’t outright said it, it’s implied when the entire article is about upcoming DVDs. It’s not rocket science, pal.

Brad Attitude
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Brad Attitude

he only stated documentaries or another big show dvd.

SCSA
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SCSA

Would they go ahead & release the Summerslam 1992 match you think between Michaels & Rick Martel?! That’s one match I really enjoyed!

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

And that’s unreleased how?

SCSA
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SCSA

You’re right, it’s released via the summerslam dvd but it’s a match that was hardly ever shown so much after that dvd! Can’t they just make something like ‘The Best of the Heartbreak Kid’ set instead?!

Tyler Gibbons
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Tyler Gibbons

There’s a reason why it hasn’t made it to many dvds because the match flat out sucked.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

And it was a really awkward match for its time because it was heel vs. heel.

So you’re saying you’d rather have yet ANOTHER Best Of Michaels rather than Unreleased, SCSA?

Brandon Vendetta
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Brandon Vendetta

I still think the only reason you like that match (and I’ve said this before) is because you like seeing Sensational Sherrie’s ass cheeks. It’s alright to admit SCSA I get it. I had a thing for Sherrie too back in the day.I wish you would just finally admit it. The match itself stinks. Sherrie’s ass cheeks is the only good thing having to do with that match at all.

SAB
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SAB

Sherrie’s the only thing I remember from that match!

SCSA
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SCSA

Lol! Well yeah, I guess Sherri was one main part of that match, however watching it back in my young age was funny with how she was soaked in water n dropped around on the isle!
The only reason for the match to perhaps suck I rekon was cos it was a double countout! Heel vs heel was okay back then cos a lot of fans like ma self still liked the heart break kid!

Brandon Vendetta
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Brandon Vendetta

So since you finally admit it just go out and buy the dam Summer Slam anthology volume 1 and watch it till your hearts content. I don’t see that match ever being released on another set unless they make a set entitled “The greatest Ass Cheeks in WWE History”. But I don’t see that set being made ever. Especially in this PG era.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Or if you live in the UK or Europe, get the Summerslam 1992 / 1993 Tagged Classic.

Such a shame America didn’t get those (and aren’t getting Takeover). * chuckle *

🙂

SCSA
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SCSA

I’m aware of the tagged classics & remember having all my favourite ones years ago!

I actually went ahead & sold most of em, thinking that they’d be re-released through Blu-Ray versions since this format had come out & had given extra blu-ray specials with it! But I guess, they’ll never be releasing them on Blu-Ray now especially since they’ve actually stopped making WWE Blu-Rays now (apart for just specials like WM’s)

SCSA
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SCSA

Why should I go out n buy the entire summerslam anthology?! We’re just talking about a single match never being released again after the summerslam ppv! These are the kind of matches from the past that one would like to see!

Brandon Vendetta
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Brandon Vendetta

You would only have to get volume 1.You can probably find it cheap on Amazon. And believe me when I say that you are the only person who wants to see that match released on another set.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

You don’t even have to get Volume 1 of the Anthology. Just the Tagged Classic, if you love the 5-star technical masterpiece that was Michaels vs. Martel so much.

SCSA
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SCSA

I know I can buy it, but I dont want that set just for that match. I want a new set, like the sets that are being made for us. I’m also another fan like yourselves waiting for the new titles.. Though believe me.. watching a match like that on Blu-Ray would be super great! That’s another reason for selling my recent tagged classic/s, thinking they’d be on Blu-Ray, but no 🙁

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Well nobody said anything about them being put on BluRay, so it sounds a little fool-hardy to get rid of your Tagged Classics so prematurely.

Brandon Vendetta
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Brandon Vendetta

OK I give up. Just trying to help satisfy your Sherrie ass cheek craving SCSA.

Patrick
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Patrick

He was good

Anthony
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Anthony

I’m hoping one of the matches is HBK vs Bret Hart vs Undertaker Raw dark match 9/22/97.

RnRisKing
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RnRisKing

Not interested in this at all. Still waiting for a WCW unreleased set.

Todd Cash
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Todd Cash

You’ll be waiting forever on that set…wwe has no interest since the network.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Did WCW even film their dark matches?

PTW
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PTW

I’ve been waiting for a WCW unreleased set since the day they bought WCW. There were so many classics on the old TV shows that remain unreleased so they have lots to work with. Here’s hoping it gets released. Finally.

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