EXCLUSIVE: New Details & Content Hints for WWE ‘Shawn Michaels – Showstopper Unreleased’ DVD

June 15, 2018 by Daniel Bee

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It’s official: The Showstopper, The Headliner, The Main Event, The Icon – Shawn Michaels is the next Hall of Fame Superstar joining the WWE “Unreleased” DVD collection!

WWE Home Video has now scheduled “Shawn Michaels: The Showstopper Unreleased” for October 2018 and as of today the 3-disc DVD set is available to pre-order here on Amazon.com.

Amazon gives us a synopsis we’ve seen before, but WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has the exclusive stuff! Let’s start with a new synopsis that teases a few of the matches that might be included by naming four of Shawn’s opponents:

 

SHAWN MICHAELS THE SHOWSTOPPER UNRELEASED

For the first time on DVD, WWE Home Video goes deep into the WWE archives to bring you unreleased classics featuring “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels. Enjoy rare matches from the legendary career of “The Showstopper”.

This is the next chapter in the Unreleased series (that previously featured the “Macho Man”) and presents Never-Before-Released classics with The Undertaker, Bret Hart, Kurt Angle and Stone Cold Steve Austin!

 
No hosts for this one. We can also exclusively reveal that HBK himself will sit down for a brand new career interview which will be split into multiple chapters intertwined with the previously unseen matches and moments – a list of hidden gems we hope to be unveiling soon!

For this project the term “Unreleased” may extend beyond forgotten classics you may be thinking up and into the present day as we have learned that the DVD will feature some behind-the-scenes footage from WrestleMania 34 weekend. We believe that to be Shawn Michaels’ involvement with NXT TakeOver: New Orleans; an event HBK attended backstage and had a hand in producing.

“Shawn Michaels: The Showstopper Unreleased” is scheduled to hit stores on DVD first in the United Kingdom on October 1st and will follow to the United States just one day later on October 2nd. Get your pre-order in early by clicking here to Amazon.com.


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The new WWE DVD Release Dates for 2018 don’t stop there!

SummerSlam 2018 has been scheduled as a 2-disc DVD set releasing on September 18th which as usual is one month after the event takes place in Brooklyn, New York.

WrestlingDVDNetwork.com can exclusively reveal that the plan right now is to be include a Topps trading card featuring The New Day inside the packaging of the SummerSlam DVD.

As things stand there will not be a Blu-ray edition of SummerSlam in North America but that has been the case for a couple of years now. UK fans however may well see a Blu-ray with their SummerSlam release slated for October, pending confirmation by FremantleMedia.

Hell in a Cell 2018 has been scheduled for a single-disc DVD release to the United States on October 16th (expected in the UK in November). The trading card in the works for this one is likely to feature Braun Strowman.


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Switching to the Canadian schedule, “RAW 25th Anniversary” now has a release date of July 24th. This title was skipped over during the changeover of WWE DVD distributor to Warner Bros. who now distribute WWE’s DVD/Blu-ray content to both the United States and Canada.

No word yet on “Double Feature: Elimination Chamber & Fastlane 2018” or “Twist of Fate: The Best of The Hardy Boyz”.


WWE Home Video UK uploaded a new clip previewing the new Women’s DVD “Then, Now, Forever: The Evolution of WWE’s Women’s Division”.

This is the next 3-disc WWE DVD set for your collection and it’s coming the week after next!


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42 Comments left on this article...

  1. Daniel Wissert says:

    Ultimate Warrior Unreleased set is due after HBK.
    I can’t wait!

  2. alex murray says:

    probably wont purchase this set.HBK is a Great wrestler but i dont like enjoy watching him enough to buy a dvd set of him. I do have the recent unreleased Macho Man set though and its great.I would love to see a unreleased set of Goldberg or Brock Lesnar Matches or even The Undertaker.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Please have the Bret vs Taker vs HBK match from the 97 MSG show.

  4. meme says:

    I wonder which match with Kurt Angle is the one that was mentioned.

  5. Steven says:

    any update as to why wwe shop isnt carrying dvds?

  6. SRB says:

    When you compare sets like the upcoming Summerslam to the HBK one, to me, it is a no-brainer if a person were in a position where they had to choose. I still think WWE really broke the mold when the Hogan unreleased set came out and I still visit that one today as it is one of my all-time favorite sets. Watching legends like HBK in unreleased fashion is truly a terrific way to top off that talent’s career. I personally think these sets are designed for the hardcore type of fan and for me personally, I visit the unreleased sets more often than anything else in my library. WWE really knows how to release the gems when it fits the theme.

    • Anan says:

      “Watching legends like HBK in unreleased fashion is truly a terrific way to top off that talent’s career.”

      What other talent specifically would you wanna see an unreleased set on (that hasn’t had an unreleased set done on them yet??) Im just curious.

      • SRB says:

        Off the top of my head, Flair, Undertaker, Jericho, and Angle. And I’ve been waiting years for a Rick Rude set.

      • tom says:

        bret hart, ric flair, piper, undertaker, even do best of ic title unreleased or tag titles unreleased

        • SCSA says:

          Stone Cold, Bret Hart, Kane Unreleased would be cool! Also I wouldn’t exactly want to see the team like the Brood w/an Unreleased set, however their matches were good therefore how about an Attitude Era Unreleased Matches set which I’d say would be great too! Including matches w/The Brood, & other teams too such as D-X, The Corporation, The Nation, etc.

          • RabidHeat says:

            Well there was already ‘Attitude Era Vol. 3: Unreleased’

            • Anan says:

              Yes but it was misnamed as idk how many of the matches that were on that set were not during the years WWE recognizes/acknowledges as the Attitude Era. Still you’re right about there being an Attitude Era set of unreleased matches.

              • SCSA says:

                Of course my bad! Thanks for reminding me ‘rabidheat’- I completely forgot about that Vol3 even being an Attitude Unreleased set cos I hated it so much when I had first watched the entire content on my Blu-Ray!

                But ‘Anan’, you said it was mistaken with the matches not being from the Attitude Era? If thats true, then they should definitely make a remake! Although I must say, they all look like they’re from the Attitude Era!
                Though as great as all the matches had looked, they hadn’t turned out to be so fun to watch for me.

                • Anan says:

                  Some of the matches are from 97. But for a set that had Attitude Era in its title, there’s a good number of matches from 96 that WWE as far as I know don’t recognize/acknowledge as a year that is part of the Attitude Era. In saying that it’s not completely misnamed after all as most of the set’s matches are from the Attitude Era years, some being from 1999 for example, but considering the 1996 matches it is partially misnamed though now that I think about it.

                  They could always make another unreleased set that consists entirely of Attitude Era matches though I think a Stone Cold and Undertaker Unreleased sets will cover most of a new Attitude Era Unreleased set since they were some of the big top main event stars of that era along with HBK during his active days in that era and he’s getting his own unreleased set.

                  Personally I rather they keep their unreleased dvd set making focus on a particular talent name like they did for Randy Savage as that seems to be doing well enough to warrant another unreleased set on another talent like the upcoming one on HBK.

              • RabidHeat says:

                Fair point actually, since a huge chunk of the content was from 1996 it wasn’t really worthy of being called Attitude Era. It should have been called ‘Unreleased: 1996 – 2000’.

        • Anan says:

          @alex murray, @SRB, and @Tom: nice wrestler names for future unreleased sets! And tom, love your suggestion for unreleased sets on specific titles. Before I add to it, Bret Hart if I’m not mistaken already has an unreleased set on him with the Dungeon Collection set. Can anyone confirm whether this is true or not? I do know he had a Dungeon Collection set but not sure if its content comprises of all or any unreleased material. Thanks!

          Unreleased sets on WWE/WWF, IC, Tag Team Titles would be awesome to see one day. As well as unreleased sets on RAW, Smackdown and NXT such as things that happen during commercials when RAW and SD air, pre or post show dark matches/tapings, etc.

          Would also love to see live events that WWE cameras capture if any – which I always assumed there were at least sometimes if not always – released too.

          @Anonymous: only guessing that Taker matches are for the most part being purposely left off other unreleased sets except for maybe 1-3 (typically, the Attitude Era Vol.3 Unreleased being the only exception to this so far as far as I know.) I believe this theory/guess is possibly plausible as it makes sense that they’d leave Taker matches off other unreleased sets so they can fill up a future Undertaker Unreleased set should one be released one day. Taker vs Randy Savage 1991 possibly being one prime example.

  7. andemoine winrow says:

    So their doing it again with the ‘ONLY AVAILABLE INTER-NATIONALLY ‘release of the up-coming blu-ray ‘SUMMERSLAM’? Why even put it on blu-ray at all? What? They have something against the united states or something?

    • LP1 says:

      When you say “they”, who are you referring to? The decision falls in the hands of the distributor. In this case it’s WB that’s not releasing it in North America. Freemantle goes out of their way to do what they can in Europe as far as releasing shows on BDs and adding extra discs and things of that sort.

      • SCSA says:

        True, FREMANTLEMEDIA do. However I wish they could still do the same for the bigger titles such as the new upcoming ‘HBK UNRELEASED’ & ‘30 Years of Summerslam’ too by having them on Blu-Ray! I mean come on.. It’s not like they’ll be less purchases of those Blu-Ray’s!

        • RabidHeat says:

          Virtually all of the Michaels Unreleased matches will have been recorded on VHS in the pre-HD era though, so you can’t upscale that to HD. So it’s understandable that they would look at making a BluRay version of the HBK set as being a waste of production costs.

          • whut says:

            I don’t understand why anyone would downvote this.

            imo it’s a lot more annoying that releases like the new Shield one aren’t out on bluray.

          • Anan says:

            Since most of HBK’s unreleased material is pre-HD, I can understand why WWE would see releasing the set on bluray as a waste of production costs. But in all honesty they do have the money to spend on it though if they really wanted to.

            Now it doesn’t really matter to me honestly bc just getting Unreleased material especially when it involves my favorite wrestlers finally released in any form is enough for me. However with that honestly said, I have to ask doesn’t bluray discs have more space meaning each disc can fit more content meaning more material versus dvd discs? Not to mention better quality. So the material is originally pre-HD. Same goes for Batman TAS which is also getting the bluray treatment this October. So many pre-HD movies have been released in bluray with better quality like the Tim Burton Batman movies and the Christopher Reeve Superman movies and ET for example. And this is coming from someone who’s had them on both vhs and dvd prior to getting the bluray versions once they were released.

            If WWE’s unreleased stuff was released on bluray – understandably acceptable by me why it isn’t regarding the production costs as that money can be used for other, better, useful things tbh – at the very least the pre-HD portion would be upgraded to at least 720p res and I’m talking about the matches that are not fan cammed. Look at the Network versions of anything from WWE’s cameras that are from 2007 and back like tv shows or ppvs. It’s all still pre-HD as originally was but in the Network the res quality’s upgraded to 720p. That’s basically what I’m talking about and the point I’m attempting to illustrate.

  8. Jason says:

    Thisll be the first buy for me in nearly 2 years lol havent been anything good in a while. This is a day 1 buy as well

  9. HBKFan4Lyfez says:

    Awesome news!!

    Here’s my wish list for this set:

    WrestleMania 5
    The Rockers vs. Twin Towers

    WrestleMania 6
    The Rockers vs. Orient Express

    Royal Rumble 1991
    The Rockers vs. Orient Express

    WrestleMania 7
    The Rockers vs. Haku and Barbarian

    WrestleMania 8
    Shawn Michaels vs. El Matador

    Survivor Series 1992
    Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart

    Royal Rumble 1993
    Shawn Michaels vs. Marty Jannetty

    WrestleMania 9
    Shawn Michaels vs. Tatanka

    WrestleMania 10
    Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon

    Royal Rumble 1995
    Shawn Michaels wins from #1 spot

    WrestleMania 11
    Shawn Michaels vs. Diesel

    SummerSlam 1995
    Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon

    WrestleMania 12
    Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart

    SummerSlam 1996
    Shawn Michaels vs. Vader

    Survivor Series 1996
    Shawn Michaels vs. Sycho Sid

    Badd Blood
    Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker

    Survivor Series 1997
    Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart

    Royal Rumble 1998
    Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker

    WrestleMania 14
    Shawn Michaels vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin

    SummerSlam 2002
    Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H

    Survivor Series 2002
    Shawn Michaels wins World Heavyweight Championship in Elimination Chamber

    WrestleMania 19
    Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho

    WrestleMania 20
    Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H vs. Chris Benoit

    WrestleMania 21
    Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle

    SummerSlam 2005
    Shawn Michaels vs. Hulk Hogan

    WrestleMania 22
    Shawn Michaels vs. Vince McMahon

    SummerSlam 2006
    DX vs. Vince and Shane McMahon

    WrestleMania 23
    Shawn Michaels vs. John Cena

    WrestleMania 24
    Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair

    WrestleMania 25
    Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker

  10. Tommy D says:

    I love the continuation of the Unreleased matches DVDs and can’t wait for the match listing for this. Hoping for more of these next year.

    • meme says:

      I hope so too. Going forward unreleased compilations seem like the best path for content.

      • Anan says:

        Agree bc what u said simply makes sense to me. While not everyone has The Network, enough people do I guess to keep it runnin wild. They can continue to release all their purchased wrestling libraries and their own tv’s, ppvs, other events on ther like they’ve been doing since the launch back on 02.24.14. Means the main focus of home media like dvds can now be centered on unreleased sets.

    • Anan says:

      Keep buying unreleased sets, they’ll keep releasing unreleased sets. I’m sure everyone knows this already so I’m just sayin it for the sake of sayin it.

      Considering their unreleased sets lately are focused on a specific talent, any specific wrestlers u hope to see WWE release an unreleased set on? They own WCW and ECW libraries too once they purchased those companies so those wrestlers can count too btw though I suspect they’ll focus on WWE talent. At least till all the top WWE talents have gotten an unreleased set on them.

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