WWE’s Plans for BLU-RAY in 2018 Confirmed, New Details on ‘Twist of Fate: Best of HARDY BOYZ’ DVD

February 16, 2018 by Daniel Bee

WWE's Plans for Blu-ray Releases in 2018 Confirmed!

Following the concerns brought up last week about the future of WWE Blu-ray releases amid speculation that the entire back catalog of Blu-rays may have been taken out of print, we have a positive update for you that confirms the Blu-rays are not quite done yet!

WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has word that the company will definitely be releasing WrestleMania 34 on both DVD and Blu-ray formats in the United States.

WrestleMania has consistently been a top performer in WWE’s Home Video offerings year-on-year and it would appear the 2018 edition is expected to be no different — as such WrestleMania will indeed be produced on Blu-ray once again this year as it has been since 2008. You can expect to see it on store shelves from May 15th in the United States and from June 4th in the United Kingdom.

Speaking of the UK, as of right now fans in Europe will be treated to Blu-ray versions of each of the “big four” PPVs of 2018 (beginning with the Royal Rumble release next month) and possibly one or two of the biggest of documentary titles where the demand is perceived to be high enough.

WrestleMania is currently the only Blu-ray scheduled for a 2018 release in the domestic market.

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WWE WrestleMania 34 - Event Logo


More updates now on the 2018 line-up as this week several new WWE DVDs went live for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk including Hardy Boyz, Randy Savage Unreleased and WrestleMania 34!

The product page for the Hardys DVD, which we’ve reported previously will be titled “Twist of Fate: The Best of the Hardy Boyz”, reveals a new synopsis:

Team Xtreme was the hottest team of the early 2000s, before they parted ways and each achieved individual superstardom. Now, almost a decade since they left WWE, The Hardy Boyz are back and better than ever.

Relive the very best of The Hardy Boyz, from early days with Lita to their singles championship reigns, all the way up to their shocking return and championship victory at WrestleMania. This is the best of Matt and Jeff, The Hardy Boyz.

WWE is finalizing the content for this collection as we speak, however we have received exclusive first details on what to expect. The DVD, a 3-disc set, will present an extensive match compilation and also feature new interview footage with the Hardy Boyz between selected bouts.

The runtime is already over 8 hours as of last word and that’s made up of close to 30 matches spanning the entire WWE careers of Matt and Jeff Hardy both as a team and as singles stars. The full content listing is on the way, until then here’s a small snapshot of matches that have made the cut:

The New Rockers vs. The Hardy Brothers
Superstars • June 1, 1996

8-Man Tag Team Match
The Hardy Boyz, The Undertaker, & Kane vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Edge & Christian
RAW • March 23, 2001

Ladder Match for the RAW Tag Team Titles
The Hardy Boyz vs. Sheamus & Cesaro vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
WrestleMania 33 • April 2, 2017

WWE - The Hardy Boyz 'Broken' Entrance in 2018


You may have noticed that the Q2 2018 releases just listed do not include a WWE DVD that was originally planned for June: “Shane McMahon’s Craziest Matches”.

This confirms our report from last week that the title was cancelled or at the very least pushed back.

WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has learned that the plan is still to replace the Shane O’Mac DVD with a new title in the same June slot and that the replacement has now been decided. It’s been described to us as a fairly “major” one and we should be able to name it in the coming weeks if not days!

WWE - Shane McMahon in 2018, Shocked Expression


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36 Comments left on this article...

  1. Joseph L Owens says:

    What was the source of information on the big four still being released in Europe on blu ray?

  2. RnRisKing says:

    I’m hoping the replacement dvd set will be an unreleased WCW set. That’s way overdue.

    I would be cool with a Booker T or RVD dvd sets.

  3. Anthony says:

    If it’s fairly major to me it will either be something unreleased or an Undertaker set with out of character documentary.

    • Brandon Vendetta says:

      We all want a undertaker doc set welcome to the club. Unfortunately it looks like it still isn’t coming out anytime soon. Who knows if it ever will.

      • RabidHeat says:

        I think it will tie-in with a HoF induction, so next year at the earliest. I can imagine this year’s being a Goldberg set actually, to tie in with his HoF induction like they did with DDP.

  4. Anan says:

    I’m hoping the Shane McMahon replacement set – especially if it’s a “fairly major one” as it states above – I’m hoping it’s another Unreleased set. Bret Hart, Kurt Angle, Jericho, Stone Cold, Kane, Sting, Undertaker all deserve Unreleased sets so I really hope it’s one of them.

    • RabidHeat says:

      I’ve just got to believe that something “major” means something not done before, not just a follow-up volume to something else. I too am thinking Women’s Evolution or maybe HBO have worked out a deal for WWE to distribute the Andre documentary with an added couple of discs of matches. There is a precedent for this when WWE Home Video released Biography Channel-produced documentaries on Foley, Austin and Andre on VHS in the late ’90s.

      • Anan says:

        Fair enough. However I firmly believe that Unreleased sets on the aforementioned names haven’t been done before hence why they’re called Unreleased sets as tge content was Unreleased prior to being on the respective sets. Kane’s only had one set that was released in 2006 or 2007 that was a compilation set that mostly if not entirely consisted of released material.

        I doubt it but fairly major can also mean a set made up entirely of fan requested content with the most popular ones making the cut. Most popular meaning most votes or like say one fan requests a match or promo segment and other fans check that meaning it has a lot of votes therefore its in high demand hence its most popular. It could also mean a project on a major top talent. Just a few examples: Kurt Angle, Goldberg, Undertaker who pretty much is WWF/WWE who’s been and still is the most requested documentary project I can think of out of the top stars of the 90s and after.

  5. Jerry Heinz says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see a TLC match or the Survivor Series 2001 tag team championship unification match on the upcoming hardy boyz dvd.

  6. Mark Markson says:

    I just saw the PPV schedule for the rest of the year. Since they are going back to just one monthly PPV, I hope all PPVs will be back on blu-ray. At least for Europe.

    • whut says:

      don’t get your hopes out too high.

    • LP1 says:

      That would also mean no more need for PPVs to be double packed 2-in-1 anymore.

      • Foley is good says:

        Elimination Chamber and Fastlane are double packed together again this year. And I think May and September has two ppvs in those months so they will be double packed as well.

        • Mark Markson says:

          I checked the PPV schedule yesterday, and there is only 1 PPV per month in 2018. May will have Backlash on May 6, and September will have Hell In A Cell on September 16.

    • David says:

      Its possible they might do the non-big 4 events on Blu-ray, but i highly doubt it. I think they will just go ahead and put out the big 4 only.

      Wrestling fans in general are quite cheap and just like WWE can’t move on with times. Example you should see how mad people got WWE 2k17 and 2k18 weren’t on the PS3 and Xbox 360 and the Wii when almost all publishers stopped releasing new games on those consoles the last couple years.

      • Mark Markson says:

        Before they started doing double packs, Fremantle released all PPVs on blu-ray. So I’m hoping they start doing that again.

  7. RCS1988 says:

    I have 2 guesses. Unreleased 1986-1995 Volume 2 or Andre the Giant, since HBO is doing the doc on him airing in April a DVD set on Andre featuring matches would be a great addition.

  8. Steiner says:

    I bet the set will be 90% repeats…. that’s a pass for me

  9. Foley is good says:

    I will pick up the Hardys dvd. Will be interesting to see the rest of the match listing. Curious to see what the replacement dvd will be.

  10. meme says:

    I can’t wait to see the 6/12 DVD replacement. Some guesses from me:

    -Best of Superstars
    -History of Tag Team Titles
    -Another one for Kurt Angle, preferably a documentary
    -Goldberg
    -Jericho

    Any of these and I would be thrilled. Whatever it is, I’m just glad to hear it’s a major release and we will know what it is soon.

    • Foley is good says:

      Hopefully the tag team titles one.

      • RabidHeat says:

        How do they do the tag titles set though? Which lineage do they use? Because if you look at the way it all splintered off from the Unified Titles in 2009/10 onwards and now with the brand split, it’s messed up. If you check Wikipedia, neither of the current titles share the lineage with the WWF/E World Tag Team Titles. The Raw tag titles share the lineage with the titles created in 2002, and the SD titles were only created in 2016.

        • LP1 says:

          If you go back to the Capital Wrestling days, there was an original “World’s Tag Team Title” that doesn’t share the lineage of any other title. Also there was the “United States Tag Team Title” and the “International Tag Team Title”.

          • RabidHeat says:

            So how do they play this? Just an overview of great matches that were contested for any kind of tag team title? I think this is part of the reason they’ve not done a history of the Tag Team title set yet; they can’t quite figure out the best way to do it.

            • LP1 says:

              If you look at how they did the “History Of The World Heavyweight Championship” DVD years ago, they tried to claim that the original World Title from 1905, the NWA World Title, the WCW World Title and the World Title that was created in 2002 were all the same lineage, even though they weren’t. Wouldn’t surprise me if they just try to claim that all the different versions of their Tag Team Title were the same as well, just that the names of the belts changed. I wouldn’t expect an historically accurate DVD from WWE anyway. Hell, they might even throw in the old WWF Women’s Tag Team Title just for the sake of it.

              • RabidHeat says:

                Fair point. Unless they just end up doing “Allied Powers Vol. 2” and put the focus on tag teams in general again rather than the belts.

    • RKMo says:

      Seeing as it is described as “major,” I’m thinking it will be a set about women’s wrestling and the WWE congratulating themselves on their Women’s Evolution/Revolution. Timing is right to ride the momentum from the first Women’s Rumble match.

      • Anan says:

        Agreed however I think they’ll work on and release a women’s evolution set after WM or after the Women’s Evolution 2 episode of WWE24 is aired to include on the ser both 24 episodes that focused on women’s evolution as well as Rousey’s debut match at WM along with 2 women’s title matches if the rumor of Rousey being in a tag match against Stephanie & HHH or vs Stephanie 1 on 1 turn out to be true. She hasn’t wrestled and Stephanie isn’t known as a wrestler so in terms of match quality, 1 on 1, no good. Rousey in a women’s title match, no good especially at WM as she doesn’t really deserve it as she’s not proven enough yet. If she is gonna wrestle, tag match is my preference as she’ll be protected.

    • Anan says:

      WWE has been known to hype something by saying “major” to build anticipation only for the reveal to not meet people’s expectations. WM’s always hyped up but has not always lived up to the hype. WM9, 11, 13 except for Bret vs SC, 15 except for Austin vs Rock are just some examples with RAW25 being another example.

  11. whut says:

    while it seems obvious that there will be some repeats compared to the three earlier sets (“Leap of Faith”, “Twist of Fate” and “My Life, My Rules”), I hope we get some matches and segments that haven’t been put on disc before (apart from the obvious “essentials”)

  12. SRB says:

    Still some hope here for blu-rays then. However, if WWE planned on not releasing a blu-ray for Wrestlemania, it pretty much would have confirmed they were not going to do them in the future. I’m glad we are getting one at all, but still not great considering all of the past releases that also should have had one.

  13. Vintage Simon says:

    Was the 8-man tag match from March 2001 a dark match? There also wasn’t a Raw on that date, confusing matters somewhat!

    • David says:

      Actually, there looks to be a typo. The match actually took place April 23, 2001 – one before before Backlash.

    • abpeaks says:

      You can also find the 8 Man tag match from April 23 2001 on the top 50 superstars of all time dvd that was released back in 2010..

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