Last month you heard the plans for WWE DVDs in 2018; today you find out what’s coming first!
WrestlingDVDNetwork.com can exclusively reveal that WWE will kick off next year’s schedule with two 2017 retrospectives and a returning PPV. First up will be “Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2017” – a 3-disc DVD set that’s to be released to the United States on January 2nd. That will be followed up by the physical release of the December PPV, Clash of Champions, on January 16th.
“The Best of RAW & SmackDown Live 2017” is another 3-disc DVD set that WWE just scheduled for release in early 2018 and this one is due to hit stores on February 27th. According to early details we’ve received this compilation will be “packed with more than 8.5 hours” of content.
Below we have the first official synopses for each of these titles, confirmation on who’s hosting them, and in one case a freebie planned to be included inside the packaging:
“Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2017”
As we previously hinted at, Renee Young will be hosting the collection of this year’s greatest PPV matches.
The New Era has arrived and the Superstars of RAW and SmackDown Live leave the WWE Universe on the edge of their seat with The Best Pay-Per-View Matches of 2017!
Featuring the greatest matches from Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, Money in the Bank, Survivor Series, and more!
Clash of Champions 2017
The second annual WWE Clash of Champions event will be released individually and not as a “Double Feature”. Look out for a Shinsuke Nakamura trading card with the DVD.
At WWE Clash of Champions, the Superstars of SmackDown Live risk everything for a chance at glory and the ability to hold the richest prize in sports entertainment, a WWE Championship.
“The Best of RAW & SmackDown Live 2017”
The most memorable matches from RAW and SmackDown Live’s 2017 season will be presented by Charly Caruso.
2017 saw new WWE Superstars win championship gold, legends return to glory, and moments that made the WWE Universe say, “This is awesome!”
Relive every match and major moment from RAW and SmackDown Live and see why 2017 was a year that will never be forgotten.
This week the cover artwork planned for “TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2017” on DVD was unveiled. It features the updated PPV poster with Kurt Angle, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose.
WWE Home Video UK has given us a peek at the box art on the way for their version (below) which confirms those Superstars and the debuting Asuka will appear on the spine of the artwork.
Get your copy of the WWE TLC – Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2017 DVD…
– United States: November 28th. Pre-order the TLC 2017 DVD very soon here on Amazon.com.
– UK/Europe: December 11th. Pre-order a copy of the TLC 2017 DVD now on Amazon.co.uk.
– Australia: TBA. Look out for your pre-order announcement soon over at Madman.com.au.
This week also saw the release of “30 YEARS of SURVIVOR SERIES”. Read our review of the 30th anniversary Survivor Series DVD or check out video reviews of the set below courtesy of YouTubers Matthew Tremble and “Silverback CP”.
The 3-disc set is in stock now here on Amazon.com and was just listed on WWEShop.com.
You can find an Easter Egg (hidden content) in this DVD! Head to the chapter listing of the countdown feature, highlight “Epic History” and press right to see the #31 moment which runs for 2 minutes.
Now that one is out of the way, the WWE DVD collectors are anticipating the next release which is coming to us in mid-November: “NXT: From Secret to Sensation”.
The first sighting of finished copies of it comes to us from @WrestlingShop on Twitter. Reason being, they will be offering it to UK fans 3 weeks early in a “pop-up” store opening in Leicester Sq., London on November 3rd. The North American Blu-ray was cancelled but it’s going ahead in the UK.
NEW PROJECT: Eric Bischoff is reportedly involved with some sort of upcoming WWE project and may have been spotted with a camera crew of theirs earlier this week.
If that turns out to the DVD related, as some ‘unidentified’ WWE projects on social media often have, one could speculate Bischoff might have been contributing interview material for next year’s potential AJ Styles documentary and/or a “RAW 25th Anniversary” feature also in 2018.
UNRELEASED RE-RELEASED: The 2017 “WWE Unreleased” DVD has reportedly been re-released in recent weeks due to the title hitting stores with an error on its packaging.
As you may recall, its full title was “WWE Unreleased 1986-1995”, however first-run copies of the DVD had the years “1985-1996” printed on the back cover by mistake. This has now been fixed.
KC’S GOT ATTITUDE: Kayfabe Commentaries‘ next DVD release will debut a new series centered around the hottest era in wrestling history as they present: “Vince Russo’s Attitude”.
The first installment is coming on November 7th as host Vince Russo is joined by Ken Shamrock. Here’s a quick preview:
WEEKEND STRATUSFACTION: Get yourself some WWF/WWE DVD deals on eBay this weekend! This $5.50 copy of “WWE Unreleased” is being auctioned off today in just hours from now:
$5.50 – WWE Unreleased 1985-1995 DVD
These two bundles are up for grabs including various rare WWF DVDs like “The Rock: Just Bring It!” (2-disc edition), “nWo: Back in Black”, Royal Rumble 2002 and WrestleMania 18:
$11.99 – Lot of 5 WWF/WWE DVDs
$35.00 – Lot of 8 WWF/WWE DVDs
Joining those are two of the always collectible “Complete Anthology” box sets:
$28.51 – Royal Rumble Anthology Box Set
$86.00 – WrestleMania Anthology Box Set
One of the most sought-after WWF/WWE DVDs in existence, WrestleMania X-Seven:
$30.00 – WWF WrestleMania 17 DVD
And on Monday there’s a rare “Special Collector’s Edition” Trish Stratus DVD potentially going cheap!
$19.99 – Trish Stratus: 100% Stratusfaction DVD (Special Collector’s Ed.)
they should make wcw thunder dvd how they nitro dvd
I wanna see new sets like Best of Saturday Night’s Main Event Vol.2, Best of WCW Halloween Havoc, Best of Mid-South Wrestling, another dvd for RVD or even a Best of the Ruthless Aggression Era set for 2018.
unfortunately I’m quite certain none of these are likely to see an actual release.
And you work the WWE department do u now?
WWE have already produced each one of those sets already and it’s only a matter of time before a Best of Halloween Havoc pops up since WCW sets seem to sell well.
Is the Shinsuke trading card the first such to be included in a DVD set? Just wondering if it’s something they’re going to be doing regularly!
They have been putting a trading card in the PPVS for awhile now. Not exactly sure when it started though.
I hope the Bischoff project is Greatest Rivalries: Eric Bischoff vs Vince McMahon which has been proposed several times on surveys.
I suggested this below, and while i would absolutely go insane to see this, getting Vince to sit for an honest interview as HBK and Bret did seems really unlikely.
I’m not too with these 3 titles mentioned as I’m an old fan & an old fan should get a new 2018 title which has to do w/the past!
E.g. I was hoping for a title like Austins 3Disc Blu-Ray for Shawn Michaels (as he’s left) Or something like the John Cena Greatest Rivlaries set where Cena had 2matches agains his superstar opponents for perhaps somebody like ‘The Immortal Hulk Hogan‘ Or Bret Hart Or The Undertaker!
Hoping that the Best of NXT 2017 gets released same day/soon after the RAW/Smackdown one. That is the one I’m looking forward to the most.
“NEW PROJECT: Eric Bischoff is reportedly involved with some sort of upcoming WWE project and may have been spotted with a camera crew of theirs earlier this week.”
They should do a Greatest Rivalries with Vince and Eric as they did with HBK and Bret. A set like that would be something amazing.
True about the Greatest Rivlaries set, though I would also like to see a Rock Vs Austin Rivlary set
Everybody knows about the Rock/Austin and Bischoff/McMahon rivalries. I’d rather see The Rock vs Triple H rivalry set. Those guys at least had a rivalry in and out the ring that newer fans aren’t aware of.
With all due respect, I couldn’t disagree more, Brad. Bischoff/McMahon are/were basically the owners of the companies while Rock/HHH were two guys from the roster. With the fact that Vince doesn’t normally sit for DVD releases, an entire set dedicated to his real-life drama with Bischoff would be a strong sell without a doubt. We have countless Rock and HHH sets out there and another one is unnecessary. I also find what you’re saying to be completely vice versa: We hardly know much about the real issues that took place between Bischoff and McMahon and I’d love for Bischoff especially to enlighten me on the putting Vince out of business goal. What could HHH/Rock tell me that I don’t already know? That they were competitive?
The answer is probably nothing because if there’s any two that you aren’t going to hear anything new out of its the Rock and HHH. I don’t see either of them saying anything that they haven’t said a million times before.
Fans have already seen a Bischoff & McMahon dvd, last thing they want is another one. Both men have also spoken about their rivalry on countless dvds which solely was based on competition whereas Triple H and The Rock’s rivalry was more personal and intense due to Triple H disliking Rocky for real as well as his quick rise to the top. Not to mention he and Shawn Michaels tried to screw with his career between 1997 and 1999. A Triple H vs. The Rock set would be very similar to the Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels dvd and that’s how the Greatest Rivalries set should remain.
Triple H dislike Rock for real, which makes their rivalry more personal? You do realize Vince and Bischoff also disliked each other “for real”, right? This seems to be your main reason, yet you ignore the fact Bischoff/Vince disliked one another way more than HHH/Rock did. Calling one man trying to put another man out of business competitive is a joke. I’ve seen you say the same thing repeatedly. HHH/Rock disliking each other for real simply cannot be a reason their feud is better since THE EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED WITH VINCE/BISCHOFF and their hatred was far worse.
Yep, Vince “hated” Eric so much he hired him a year later after wcw went outta business and kept him employed for the next three years. Sooooo much hate there. They never truly hated each other’s guts, they were just competitive businessmen.
Triple H and The Rock’s rivalry was a lot more personal in and out of the ring. The same thing happened between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart. Look how heated and personal it was between them.
A DVD between Bischoff vs. McMahon would be boring and do low sales. Fans aren’t interested in watching promoters talk for hours non-stop.
And if you cant understand Vince burying the hatchet for ratings and giving the fans what they want, then you probably havent been watching long. Id look up his relationships with warrior, hogan, and bret. Vince had poor relationships with all of them and continued employing them year after year.
Vince and Bret had a very good relationship with one another prior to the Montreal Screwjob. It was well documented in Bret’s first dvd so you can spin it anyway u like but that’s the truth.
Vince and Hogan always had a good relationship too. Their only fallouts was due to Hogan wanting more money and going into business for himself.
A Vince vs Eric dvd is something fans don’t want and won’t care about 2-3 years later. Both men will never tell the truth and everyone already knows about their competitive rivalry. Fans wanna see wrestlers rivalries. A Rock vs. Triple H set will stick with the same theme as Shawn vs. Bret did.
I agree a Rock vs. Triple H rivalry would’ve far more interesting than anything McMahon or Bischoff has to say. I can see a McMahon vs. Bishoff set with terrible matches whereas Rocky vs Triple H would be filled with 4 to 5 star matches.
I would sooner have greatest rivalries volume 2. Just my opinion.
Best of PPV matches going upnto Survivor Series, normally it stops at Hell in a Cell
I know it would delay TLC on DVD, but I really think they should release TLC and Clash… as a double pack.
They should but I think it messes with there dvd releases
I figured they would do TLC and Survivor Series together. However, I know SS is one of the big four.
I was hoping they would tape the Starrcade house show in December and package that with Clash of Champions as a bonus. But I know that won’t happen.
There’s no reason to make it a double pack. There’s only 1 ppv in December. Combining TLC and Clash will also be out of order, with Survivor Series taking place in between.