Exclusive: Rumor on Latest Edit to WWE DVD, TNA Bound for Glory DVD Cover

November 22, 2013 by Daniel Bee

The History of WWE DVD - Andre the Giant vs Hulk Hogan - Hard Camera

As mentioned on the site previously, the WrestleMania 3 Andre the Giant vs. Hulk Hogan match featured on the new “History of WWE” DVD/Blu-ray is shown from a new angle – strictly from the arena camera, also with no commentary present.

We have heard from a reliable source that one reason (the major reason) for the match being shown only from the “hard cam” point of view pertains to former ring announcer Mel Phillips. If you are not aware, Mel Phillips was involved in one of the sex scandals plaguing the WWF in the early ’90s. It was alleged he harassed underage boys on the ring crew.

Rumor has it that one alleged victim is still a fan of the WWE product to this day and claims to suffer “flashbacks” when seeing Phillips again in old footage, and has gone as far as to threaten a lawsuit against WWE if it isn’t changed for future presentations. Phillips was sitting at ringside during the WrestleMania 3 event and it is suggested that it is for this reason that WWE switched to the arena camera for that match on the new DVD.

Although this news reaches us from what we consider to be a reliable source, it is purely rumor at this time. WrestlingDVDNews.com can neither confirm nor deny the rumor.

In counter to the rumor, it is worth noting that Mel Phillips was shown in footage contained on the Bret Hart “Dungeon Collection” DVD earlier this year. As for WWE muting the commentary on the match, this is most likely to remove Jesse Ventura’s audio. It could also be speculated that the “Arena Camera – No Commentary” format is simply a way to get around removing commentary from the match and market it with a positive slant.

The History of WWE DVD - Andre the Giant vs Hulk Hogan - Hard Camera


For a limited time the “History of WWE” DVD and Blu-ray in the UK and Europe will come with a free pack of Topps Superstar trading cards inside. It releases on December 2nd and you can pre-order your copy now over at WWEDVD.co.uk.

For those wondering, the UK version is packaged in the traditional “digipack” style which is usually not the case for most releases as of late. It also has paper inserts detailing the content listing of the DVD and more on the upcoming History of WWE book. Photos below.

History of WWE - 50 Years of Sports Entertainment DVD UK

History of WWE - 50 Years of Sports Entertainment DVD UK

History of WWE - 50 Years of Sports Entertainment DVD UK


Hell in a Cell 2013 is the next WWE DVD to hit stores across the United States. It releases on Tuesday. Ernesto Guzman sends word of finding it already at K-Mart, priced at only $9.99. The price has also now been dropped to $9.99 here on Amazon.com.

The DVD contains the full PPV event and the 3 extra features mentioned here previously – the Kickoff show match and two new interviews with CM Punk and John Cena.

WWE Hell in a Cell 2013 DVD Extras


WWE will release their “Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2013” DVD to the United States on December 31st. The match listing for the set should be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Below is a new “3D” look at the official cover artwork, featuring CM Punk.

WWE Best PPV Matches 2013 DVD Cover


Speaking of new cover artwork, we can now exclusively reveal the cover for the TNA Bound for Glory 2013 DVD. This will be released by TNADVD.co.uk in January.

TNA Bound for Glory 2013 DVD Cover

Our new code “WDVDNEWS” gives 20% off all purchases at TNADVD.co.uk (official UK licensee). Save a further 10% off when buying 3 or more TNA DVDs together!

TNA Wrestling DVD Coupon Code


More deals for the UK fans! WWEDVD.co.uk are celebrating this Survivor Series PPV weekend by offering last year’s Survivor Series 2012 for only £8.99 on DVD or £9.99 on Blu-ray. That’s running for 1 week only (November 22nd to November 29th).

You can also grab the Survivor Series 2010/2011 DVDs for only £5.99 each in this deal.

WWE Survivor Series DVD Deals
WWE Survivor Series DVD Deals

 




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42 Comments on "Exclusive: Rumor on Latest Edit to WWE DVD, TNA Bound for Glory DVD Cover"

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chris
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chris

I call BS on the Phillips thing.

1. As was mentioned, he was on the “Bret Hart: Dungeon Collection” release from earlier this year (he’s the ring announcer for the 1985 match with Dynamite Kid and the 1990 match with Tiger Mask).

2. During Hogan-Andre, he was only on camera for about two seconds (he is very briefly seen at the timekeeper’s table when Mary Hart rings the bell to start the match). No need to edit the entire match just for that.

Jason
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Jason

Is the tna bound for glory cover for USA 2

Kenny
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Kenny

I have a hard time believing that rumor. Mel Phillips has been included on DVD releases in the past, and they don’t bother editing him off of any of there other content that contains him. If this were the case, it would be consistent across the board. I’d question your source on that one.

Jordan Cassatt
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Jordan Cassatt

i found BattleGround in the $5 bins at WalMart but i went up to buy it and it rang up for $9.95 but there was multiple copies in the bin, WalMart is preparing for Black Friday way to early! if they put out the prices it better be that price!

Robin Persaud
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Robin Persaud

Jordan, you should challenge the price at the register – if the price is posted, they have to honor it. I’ve done it over here in Canada.

Timothy Thorpe
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Timothy Thorpe

This particular edit has its pros and cons. The pro is a new look at a match that has been released several times before, since alternate commentary was not possible on this one. The con is that no commentary has left this set with the omission of a Gorilla Monsoon called match, which is as part of the history of the WWE as anything else.

Spritz1999
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Spritz1999

Yeah edits get on my nerves also, but hey… they could just not release the match/dvd at all! People need to be more positive nowadays… all you ever hear is negativity towards WWE, which of course there will also be haters, but the hypocrites really get on my nerves!

rohfan81
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rohfan81

im not buying it case its a total repeat fest,ive actually passed on serveral dvds this year because im sick of buying the same matches over and over

WWEFan2013
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WWEFan2013

Getting sick of WWE editing so much in DVD’s now.

David
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David
No matter what, people who complain about edits end up buying anyways…grown men on Youtube even admit it. Was just watching some guy getting pissed off about Benoit not being included on the HBK DVD and still says “Well, yeah, I’m still going to buy it”…what does that really prove to WWE?! just shows people will buy anything with a WWE stamp put on. What a way to stick it to WWE, that will show ’em If people really want the uncut stuff there are MANY resources out there now and the quality is just as great..you just have to… Read more »
WWEFan2013
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WWEFan2013

Yeah hook us to where you got those RAW seasons from. And if it makes you feel better I’ve not even bought a WWE DVD this year. Last one I bought was Attitude Era.

Spritz1999
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Spritz1999

Anyway you could possibly let me know who sells those and the prices? It’d be cool if you could, but if you can’t I completely understand!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You’re absolutely right about people buying anything with the WWE logo on it. But, no matter how good the VHS transfer, it can never be as good as an official WWE DVD release. Not even close. Well, until this year with the horrible quality on the ECW Unreleased May 1994 match and the Hart release (Georgia multi-generational VHS quality match and the Andre YouTube download quality).

Tony Kegger
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Tony Kegger

“As for WWE muting the commentary on the match, this is most likely to remove Jesse Ventura’s audio. It could also be speculated that the “Arena Camera – No Commentary” format is simply a way to get around removing commentary from the match and market it with a positive slant.”

That is the reason for the no commentary/camera angle. I read that Jesse Ventura is Randy Savaged from WWE for not supporting Linda McMahon.

Book
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Book

Is it me, or loke’s the B4G-Cover like the WrestleMania one of this year?

The Bob
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The Bob

Since TNA chose Clear Vision as their UK distributor their DVD covers have been awesome! Now we just want some Blu-rays…

MIKE W
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MIKE W

TNA! Please start using these covers in the US!

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