EXCLUSIVE: WWE To Release Women’s-Themed DVD; ‘WOMEN’S (R)EVOLUTION’ Added to 2018 Schedule

March 8, 2018 by Daniel Bee

WWE Releasing New 'Women's Revolution' DVD in 2018!

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day the only way we know how – WWE DVD news style!

WrestlingDVDNetwork.com can now exclusively reveal that for the first time in over a decade WWE will release a new Home Video centered around female talent; in fact it will mark the first time ever the company has given the 3-disc DVD treatment to the history of women’s wrestling.

With a renewed focus on the women of WWE sparked by a ‘revolution’ in 2015 and a shift from the term Divas to Superstars, and following the first-ever women’s Hell in a Cell, Money in the Bank, Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber matches, the decision has been made to produce a collection of the greatest women’s matches and moments in a DVD that’s been given the official title “Then, Now, Forever: The Evolution of WWE’s Women’s Division”.

WWE - Triple H & Women Superstars Backstage Meeting Before Women's Royal Rumble Match

You asked about Rey Mysterio but it will in fact be the “The Evolution of WWE’s Women’s Division” that replaces the cancelled Shane O’Mac DVD; it’s just been added to WWE’s 2018 schedule in the same release slot of June 11th to the United Kingdom and June 12th to the United States.

The current plan is for the 3-disc set to take a match compilation format, showcasing more than 8 hours of content hand-picked from the history of women’s wrestling under the WWE (and NXT) umbrella. Expect to also see interview comments featured from past and present Superstars including the likes of The Bella Twins, Trish Stratus, Mickie James, Natalya, Lita, Paige, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Stephanie McMahon, and perhaps even Ronda Rousey.

WWE appear to have been considering, if not preparing, this project for around a year as a “Women’s Evolution” DVD first showed up on a list of 14 WWE DVDs found in survey sent out to fans in June 2017 with the synopsis we’ve included below. We hear that the working title at one point changed to “Women’s (R) Evolution” before the final name mentioned earlier was approved.

From Fabulous Moolah to Alundra Blayze, to the rise of Lita & Trish during the Attitude Era, to the Diva Search days and bra & panty matches, all the way to the current revival of the division with Charlotte, Sasha, Becky, Alexa, and Bayley.

Witness the greatest matches and most memorable moments in the history of WWE women’s wrestling.

WWE - Charlotte & Alexa Bliss Hold Up Women's Titles, Asuka Decides WrestleMania Opponent
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  1. Steve McCullagh says:

    No Moolah, please…

    • patrick says:

      moolah was the start without her many of the ladies wouldn’t be there now I’m not a fan of moolah but put 1 or 2 of hers on for a time line feel

  2. Willie says:

    A DVD on the most forced revolution in WWE history? Yey…

  3. Bell says:

    I will buy this, if they have more matches from before the current state of the division. They wouldn’t be where they are today without the likes of Victoria, Gail, Torrie, Stacy, Molly, Jacqueline, Ivory, Luna, Kat, Terri. Granted some of them weren’t the best in the ring, but it started way before this last few years. I loved watching the days with Luna, Tori, Mae and all the greats. They should include the bra and panties match, matches you don’t see anymore, just to show much the women’s division has improved.

  4. Ghost says:

    Interesting pick. Im looking forward to seeing what the match listing will be

  5. Jeff says:

    No No NO!!!

  6. zac says:

    michelle McCool or no buy. without her: It wont be enough for me

  7. Foley is good says:

    As long as the Bayley vs Sasha Banks iron woman match is on here then day one purchase for sure. Can’t wait to buy it.

  8. David Davids says:

    unless it’s Bra & Panties matches, NOT INTERESTED

  9. Robert says:

    Awful awful news. Women’s wrestling is a waste of time

  10. Patrick McNamara says:

    I am looking forward to this release. Hoping to add it to my vast collection.

  11. Dragon Steamboat says:

    I’m very excited about this upcoming WWE 3-disc DVD set. It’s about damn time that WWE has gotten around to officially green lighting a 3-disc DVD set that’s totally focused on women’s wrestling. I will be buying a copy of this upcoming WWE 3-disc DVD set for sure. I guarantee that this upcoming 3-disc DVD set will include at least some matches of AJ Lee, Alexa Bliss, Alundra Blayze, Asuka, Bayley, Becky Lynch, Beth Phoenix, Brie Bella, Charlotte Flair, Chyna, Eve Torres, Ivory, Jacqueline, Kelly Kelly, Layla, Lita, Melina, Michelle McCool, Mickie James, Molly Holly, Naomi, Natalya, Nikki Bella, Paige, Sable, Sasha Banks, Sensational Sherri, The Fabulous Moolah, Trish Stratus, Victoria and Wendi Richter.

  12. Justin F says:

    Must buy. This had been rumored for a long time and I am happy they are finally doing it.

  13. Anan says:

    Some things I feel belong on the women’s dvd….

    Lita vs Trish, RAW main event 2004, WC

    Paige vs Emma – to crown the 1st ever NXT WC

    Charlotte vs Natalya – NXT and the night on SD where Ric appears to celebrate Charlotte’s title win

    Paige’s main roster debut winning the WC on RAW from AJ Lee – post WM30 RAW 2014

    Bayley vs Sasha Banks – NXT Brooklyn and the following Iron Man Match

    Charlotte vs Banks vs Lynch – WM32

    Charlotte vs Sasha Banks – SSlam & HIAC

    Women’s RR & EChamber

    All are historic for one reason or another so they believe on the set. As for Charlotte vs Banks from SSlam 2016, it was simply just a hell of a hard worked match imho.

    Also hope the 24ep focusing on the Women’s Evolution is added to the set too but not holding my breath on it.

  14. SRB says:

    During the polls in the past, I will admit I often voted for a new women’s DVD. I think at this point there absolutely is enough content, and with the way the women are treated in WWE today, I would expect a DVD showcasing their matches. I believe the set will focus more on today’s women than going back to the absolute beginning. Plus, they are going to have to treat this like Hogan and Benoit and ignore about 15 years of their own history since histrionically Divas were just paid to bend over and wear bathing suits. Considering the direction WWE is going in these days, I doubt this will be 9 hours of gravy bowl and Santa’s little helper matches.

  15. John Peterson says:

    About time a women’s themed dvd comes out.long overdue in my opinion.

  16. LP1 says:

    Looking forward to this. Would rather they include a documentary, but that’s ok. I expect all the “first” matches will be included. First women’s Hell In A Cell, first Iron Man Match, first Money In The Bank, first Elimination Chamber, first women’s Raw main event, first women’s Steel Cage match. Although I doubt the first women‘s Royal Rumble will be included due to it’s length, maybe a highlight package on it. And with the rumor going around that there’s going to be a Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal added to WrestleMania this year, they will probably include that as well. Wouldn’t be surprised to see the Mae Young Classic represented in some form too. With the exception of Trish, Lita, Victoria, Beth, Mickie, AJ Lee and a couple of others, I hope they skim through the majority of 1998-2013 matches that were mostly just garbage T&A matches and time-filler bathroom break matches.

    • Anan says:

      Definitely agree with you here. Rather see a documentary too. Although that’d be great imho I don’t think it’d do the women’s evolution let alone its history much if any justice at all considering how short documentaries that they release are nowadays. Honestly I believe the 24ep that focuses on the women served as a much better doc even though it focused on today’s female talent for obvious reasons.

      I also agree that all the firsts should be on the set. I posted what I thought belonged on the set but left off some things like MITB which if they add it, I’d rather see the 2nd one on SD over the 1st or they could add both. While the 1st was historic the 2nd one which was the rematch was won w/o help. Carmella should’ve won the 1st one w/o Elsworth as she was capable of winning it on her own, heel or not.

    • Patrick McNamara says:

      It’s all evolution. Look where they are now. It’s amazing

      • LP1 says:

        Right. But for a long time they actually devolved women’s wrestling and turned it mostly into a joke up until a few years ago.

  17. Ricardo Aguilera says:

    You can’t make an DVD without Chyna but I bet those assholes will

    • Brett Linforth says:

      You make a very good point, Ricardo – I’ll be very interested to see the match-listing now!

    • RabidHeat says:

      Why? Stephanie spoke positively about Chyna on commentary during the Rumble. So what are you basing that assumption on?

      • Anan says:

        Idk how much of a reliable source commentary is bc they are told through their headsets what to say though idk how often that occurs. The fact they’re told what to say means like promos the commentary is also in a sense “written” for them. Like a mic/promo segment, commentary is also scripted.

        Whoever told Stephanie to say positive things about Chyna was likely for crowd pleasing/pop purposes. No the live crowd can’t hear commentary till they rewatch it but the other crowds (home, etc) can.

        • LP1 says:

          It’s Stephanie McMahon. Nobody is telling her what to say on commentary. She’s one of the few people that’s allowed to say whatever she wants. Cole, Graves, etc all have Vince in their ear, but there’s no way Vince told Stephanie to put over Chyna, knowing the personal history between the two. Steph brought up Chyna because she wanted to. Simple as that.

        • RabidHeat says:

          Wow, you seem to know everything that happens in the inside.

  18. Howard says:

    They should throw in some vintage women’s matches, and not just stuff from the last 20 years.

  19. RnRisKing says:

    Very disappointed. Was hoping they would finally put out an unreleased WCW set. This is pathetic.

    • RabidHeat says:

      Why is it pathetic? Do you not support women’s wrestling?

      • RabidHeat says:

        Let’s not celebrate Women’s Wrestling so we can watch 9 hours of WCW house show matches with no commentary? Okay.

        • Old skool fan says:

          Yep that sounds like a much better idea to me!
          There now you have another comment you can find one of your “witty” replies to as we all know you MUST get the last word. It quite sad really but as long you enjoy yourself. I’m sure we’d all rather see your pointless put downs rather than peoples opinions on wwe dvds…. oh wait…. no we wouldn’t

          • RabidHeat says:

            I won’t be replying with a put-down at all (please see my longer comment further below). All the best to you.

            • Old skool fan says:

              I take my hat off to you. That’s a class move. Hopefully we can all enjoy the site and continue to enjoy dvds for as long as they last without getting at each other as we all come here for the same reason.

    • Anan says:

      I’m sure one will be released at some point in time. If not WCW Unreleased then by Superstar Unreleased Collection sets. I’m sure Sting & Stone Cold will get one. How can they not? DDP, Flair, perhaps Jericho, probably HHH, maybe Pillman will too. Through these unreleased sets if/when they get done will have some WCW matches on them as these names spent time there. Especially Sting who spent most of his career there. Honestly I’ve seen stranger things happen. Considering all that and “never say never”, bound to happen someday or another. Who knows? The upcoming Randy Savage Unreleased set may feature some WCW stuff.

  20. meme says:

    Good news. Lots of potential with this.

  21. Indigo says:

    I hope their are going to be Moolah matches on this set! As I have seen everything that’s currently on YouTube, and knowing what impact she had on wrestling as a whole, I think it would be a real treat!

    • Anonymous says:

      I’d rather they minimize her instead of a bunch of matches and the usual song and dance about how great she was when there’s plenty of documented evidence about how horrible a person she was.

    • David says:

      WWE seem to paint this picture that Moolah is greatest human being ever but many have mentioned she was everything but women’s empowerment. If you want to believe the rumors, she booked and controlled the Women’s title for decades. She would make sure any threat to her was banished from wrestling such was the strength of her influence with promoters across North America. She held back the growth of Women’s Wrestling style wise as Moolah taught her trainers a style that Moolah liked and could keep up with. She also use to pimp out girls she trained and take half their pay. Some say she was evil. Sherri Martel and Luna have hinted all the shady things Moolah did in wrestling.

      Yet, WWE portray her as some saint to women’s wrestling when in sources say she was the exact opposite.

      • RabidHeat says:

        “WWE seem to paint this picture that Moolah is greatest human being ever”

        Best human being ever? You are the king of making s*** up. You even admit that all negative stuff was just “rumours”, so you don’t know either way, do you?

        • Brandon Vendetta says:

          You love using quotation marks don’t you? Your need to do so on a daily basis has become just as annoying as your constant snide comments to everyone.

          • RabidHeat says:

            Lucky that I don’t care what you think then, isn’t it? Challenging people when their negativity is based on nothing isn’t being “snide”.

            The quotation marks are used because they indicate exactly which comment I’m responding to, because once several other people have responded to that same comment, with their replies above mine, it can become less clear. Hopefully that clears things up for you.

            • Brandon Vendetta says:

              Or maybe you’re just a “prick”. I can use quotation marks too

              • RabidHeat says:

                Nobody said the word prick though, so why did you use quotation marks?

                • Brandon Vendetta says:

                  Doesn’t matter if nobody said it. I said it and I can use quotation marks too. What did I hit a nerve? Hope so. You’re just a prick and apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so.

          • SAB says:

            Also his use of ‘lol’ when there’s nothing to laugh about in his snide comments.

        • LP1 says:

          But they’re not rumors though. Moolah did have total control of the booking of the Women’s Title. Which is why she let herself be champion for 28 years. She held the title until she was 60 years old, which was ridiculous. It wasn’t until early 1984 when Vince bought the rights of the Women’s Title from her and made it an exclusive WWF Title that she lost her control over it. Moolah really wasn’t that good at all. If you watch her matches she was incredibly overrated. Did nothing but snapmares and hair whips.

          • Anan says:

            Idk if this means anything but feel like the fact they had the women’s tournament named after Mae Young instead of Moolah – it was called the Mae Young Classic instead of the FMC – may indicate that the rumors are in fact not rumors, but facts.

        • Old skool fan says:

          The ultimate troll strikes again. You really do need to get a life and stop being so negative to everyone on here. We are all allowed an opinion and shouldn’t have to defend everything just because you think you know it all. Surprised he hasn’t been blocked as I’m sure he affects people visiting and commenting on this site.

          • RabidHeat says:

            Surely the ultimate troll is ‘The Midnight Jobber’?

            • Old skool fan says:

              what are you even wittering on about???

              • SAB says:

                Is my opinion of every comment Mr Heat makes.

                • RabidHeat says:

                  Maybe you’re right. When I first discovered this site in 2009/10 I used to just come on to read and never commented. When I finally started to leave the odd comment (which at that point was literally just my opinion on things, whether positive or negative) I used to get flamed/trolled, whichever and made to feel like I shouldn’t have an opinion. I honestly feel sometimes like Twitter’s got nothing on this page when it comes to trolls. They could use this comments board as an example in school as to what constitutes bullying.

                  After reflecting on what you’ve all said here, I conceed that some of you have a point and that over the time I’ve probably become more and more bitter, turning into the very thing I used to hate.

                  I apologise to any that have taken umbridge with anything I’ve said; I may go back to just reading the articles. And rest assured I’ll never use the word ‘lol’ again.

                  I will say however, that a “troll” would never do what I have just done, looking inwards to themselves and accepting blame, much less publicly admitting it and issuing any kind of apology. So call me anything else you like, but I’m no troll.

  22. David says:

    Oh boy! 3 Discs of Stephanie McMahon praising herself and how she is the creator of women’s wrestling and reason women exist today.

    This pandering of women’s revolution is just getting too much. Some reason she really overestimates her importance to the company. I honestly think she’s useless and doesn’t do anything except parading around women’s revolution like she created all this. Given the fact she was head of creative for over 10 years and in her watch women were just eye candy in bra and panties matches and 2 minute bathroom break matches, while TNA at the same time were actually taking women’s wrestling serious and Shimmer has been business since 2005 which is a women’s wrestling company.

    • RabidHeat says:

      “3 Discs of Stephanie McMahon praising herself and how she is the creator of women’s wrestling and reason women exist today”

      How on earth would it be 3 whole discs of Stephanie praising herself when you’ve already been told it’s a match compilation featuring decades’ worth of matches?

      • David says:

        Fine…Stephanie will likely be the host of the DVD spewing out her usual BS and pandering in the beginning, in-between matches and the end.

        Also don’t be surprised if you see Stephanie front and center in the ring on RAW with tears in her eye with the RAW women’s roster to announce this DVD, all crying and hugging.

        • RabidHeat says:

          But you don’t know that is “likely” at all. It’s just B.S. that you’re making up because you feel like having a rant. Cheer the F up.

    • SRB says:

      “…while TNA at the same time were actually taking women’s wrestling serious and Shimmer has been business since 2005 which is a women’s wrestling company.”

      YES, I said something similar on this website a while back. If WWE are only now figuring out women can be useful in the ring, it’s their own fault. TNA, Shimmer, Shine, and AJW all have phenomenal women’s matches and their stars have existed for a very long time. However, WWE has chosen to ignore them. While I like the DVD idea, WWE seem to be confused with how much they have done for women, acting as if they were the creators all along. Historically, WWE has used women as sex objects: Playboy, bra and panties matches, and all of them brushing up on Vince in segments (Torrie, Sable, and Trish).

      I do enjoy what’s happening now and do feel that Sasha, Charlotte, and Asuka are wonderful performers, but for WWE to turn the new leaf and act like they always placed women at the forefront is entirely untrue.

  23. Anthony says:

    I can see lots of repeats. Hope I’m wrong.

  24. Roland Smitts says:

    I would love to be wrong about this + be amazed, but tbh the content for this is so predictable.

    Random early Moolah match no one will give a rip about. Wendi-Kai WM I. The Spider Lady vs Wendi. WMVI mixed tag. Alundra vs Bertha Faye. Sable vs Jacqueline. Ivory-Moolah. The match where the Kat takes her top off. A bunch of Trish matches. Almost as many of Lita. Trish-Lita main event from Raw. Diva search nonsense. Matches from 2008-18 we’ve seen on other sets. And any excuse they can use to shove Steph and Ronda in our face.

  25. Brett Linforth says:

    As long as they focus more on in-ring competition and less on the titillation of old, I can see this being a winner. Ideally, I’d love to see it expanded to a 4-disc set to incorporate the HOF inductions of the women’s legends from the past few years but yeah I’m up for this!

    • Brett Linforth says:

      I’ve thought more about this over the last day or so – I wouldn’t be surprised if they focused each disc on a particular era. For example, 1980’s-mid 1990’s on Disc One with the Attitude/Ruthless Aggression eras combined on Disc Two and then the current roster taking up Disc Three. These are just my thoughts of course! Incidentally, I’d STILL love a bonus disc of HOF inductions!

  26. RabidHeat says:

    Great news. I can just imagine WWE still including a Torrie Wilson vs. Dawn Marie bra and panties match on this just to spark debate. I hope not, but nothing surprises me anymore.

    • RabidHeat says:

      Oh, I’ve just noticed that bra and panties matches are even mentioned in the synopsis! Jesus wept…

      • Daniel Bee says:

        Just to point out, that synopsis is an early one from the 2017 survey as mentioned. It’s probably not final for promotion of the DVD, etc. Hope to update it soon.

        • Brett Linforth says:

          I have a sneaking suspicion that some of the titillation-style matches and gimmicks will make an appearance but, hopefully, just in brief shots during links between matches. Again, just my thoughts and I could well be wrong either way!

  27. Old skool fan says:

    No thanks, easy pass for this one

  28. whut says:

    imo this could actually end up being pretty amazing.

    my personal wish would be the WWE working out a deal to put the Alundra Blayze/Bull Nakano title match (from which only a few seconds were shown during the Survivor Series 1994 broadcast) they had in AJW onto this release.

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