As we announced here a few weeks ago, this October WWE will be releasing a Collector’s Edition of the 2003 DVD: Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain, and today we can exclusively reveal the cover art!
The 3-Disc DVD and 2-Disc Blu-Ray will hit stores in the US on October 30th and we expect it shortly after in the Europe and Australia. US Fans can pre-order your copy here.
The night after WrestleMania XXVIII, Brock Lesnar made a shocking return to the ring and leveled John Cena with an F-5, sending a message that after 8 years, the pain is back. In 2002 & 2003, “The Next Big Thing” brought it to the biggest & baddest competition in WWE, becoming the youngest WWE Champion of all time, and a household name overnight. His awe-inspiring physique, amateur championship pedigree and affinity for punishing opponents made him an unstoppable force in the ring.
Now, after years of dominating the MMA scene, Brock is back and looking to steamroll the biggest Superstars of today. This DVD set includes the original 2003 documentary ‘Here Comes The Pain’ plus 30 minutes of new interview footage, and 6 hours of matches not included in the original DVD. Featuring classic matches against Hulk Hogan, Undertaker, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio & more, plus Brock’s controversial comments upon his return to sports entertainment!
What are your thoughts on the cover and the ‘collector’s edition’ concept? As always it’s great to hear from you, so share your comments below.
wish they got new cover not the old one
I am getting the Superstar Collection series on iTunes since they are in HD. I don’t want to stack DVDs.
hopefully this should be good even though it’s a re-release of the 2003 verison
The guy meet Chris at a gym year back before the tragic event he had a picture of them taking together to show he meet him but I don’t think it comes with COA or anything
I know this is off the topic but how much is the WWE – Hard Knocks – The Chris Benoit Story signed by the late Chris Benoit worth I know someone that has one and want to see if it worth the trade they want for it
Depends on whether or not the signature can be authenticated.
I’m sure somebody would buy it. I personally probably wouldn’t.
I’d sell it on eBay for $40-$45.
Regardless for what he did during the final days, the guy was a wrestling machine and one of the hardest workers in the business. The documentary tells a very interesting story on his life and career and features some of the best matches of his career. The dvd also portrays he is not the person he turned out to be in the last days of his life.
can’t wait for this to come out
They should have called it Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain Again with the Again hanging off the edge look. and had Brock with John Cena on the cover when he made his return back in April that would have been cool
i know this is off topic but anyone hear of WWE doing Raw 1000 on dvd or blu ray kinda like what they did with Raw Homecoming??
I’ve been waiting for a 15th Anniversary Monday Night RAW episode DVD/Blu-ray that I went to for years now. No such luck though. I thought they would have included that episode on the 15th Anniversary box set, but didn’t.
I would say that Brock feature in the WWE is very short because from what I read win or lose for Triple H there is no rematch .
Brock is not over with the fans at all and if you look at the ratings WWE took a major dive this week with the 3 hour show .So it depends on how well the fans rec tact to Brock at SS Hey this release make get cancel if Vince feels the fans don’t want to see him .
Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.
It’s a bit late to cancel a product if its already produced and near its final stages … Its true Brock may not be over with the fans today as the majority of them are kids and women. If Brock was more committed to WWE, he would be steamrolling thru half the competition already and it wouldn’t be hard to get fans hanging off his back then ..
One name totally needs to be on this disk….Zach Gowen
I meant disc
Honestly.. Does WWE think that by putting a silver border around it, we wouldn’t recognize the 2003 cover.. Honestly.. Jeeze.. I mean C’mon.. Honestly..
Its a Collector’s Edition of the old release so why wouldn’t it have the same cover? I don’t think they are trying to con anyone with that. It is exactly what it says it is. A new edition of Here Comes The Pain. So to me it makes total sense for the cover to be the Here Comes The Pain cover. I like, it and we have seen much, much worse. I’m not joining the Internet Wrestling Fuzz or anything, but I don’t really understand the beef with this one.
lol Relax, just messing around.. Don’t take a joke about a dvd so personally.
I didn’t take it personally. Just think its normal to have the same cover for a reissue. Should have realised it was a joke really. Still, I think it looks alright.
I’d say the “new interview footage” might just be the “controversal comments” made on TV when he returned. Don’t think that would fill 30 minutes though. Unless they mean “outtakes” from the original documentary, an not actually “new” footage.
They probably recorded new interview footage on him leaving WWE in 2004, NFL, UFC, New Japan, etc.
The whole “i’m an ass-kicker” interview he had was likely just shorten for TV and probably much longer that would be on the DVD and Blu-ray.
A re-release of Kurt Angle: It’s True, It’s True with extra matches and promos would be a winner too. Although I would rather they make a fresh documentary, but it doesn’t look likely anytime soon.
Really want Lesnar/Cena on Blu Ray, but haven’t yet decided whether to buy Extreme Rules 2012 or the new Lesnar set. Think I’ll wait to see the complete listings for the latter.
In the UK Silvervision has just put Kurt Angle: It’s True, It’s True on tagged classics if thats of any interest to you? They also have Extreme Rules 2012 on blu ray, but I don’t know how it all works with regions and all that these days. Unless your from the UK? In which case I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know in a Sean O’Haire type way.
I am in fact from the UK, but thank you nonetheless! 🙂
I’ll wait to see the Match content before I buy, I already have the first Here Comes The Pain so let’s wait & see.
Whilst I am a little disappointed its not a brand new doc, I’m actually quite pleased with this. I always thought the orignal was a good dvd just too short. And I always thought they should do this for the Monday Night War DVD. They stopped re-releasing the VHS stuff like D-Generation X with extra matches. I can only think of Mick Foley’s Hardcore Edition where they re did a DVD with an extra disc. The cover looks good in a nice simple classic way. The colour suits Brock Lesnar.
Personally I always felt that Rob Van Dam’s DVD was incomplete and needed another disc and I think they should do do the Perfect Edition of Mr. Perfect’s DVD because that was too short.
The documentary for Mr Perfect’s dvd was pretty good but the matches was horse sh!t.
I understand the recycled nature of the content considering Brock will only be around a year, but I did expect them to update the cover to show how he looks now. Then again, if the main feature is from 2003, that’d kinda be false advertising, so I can understand that too. Also, at least now there can’t really be any confusion as to the fact that you’re buying a part re-release.
It Will Be Cool To See His Rare Match vs Mr Perfect On Here.
As long as the following all appears, then this DVD is a winner:
-June 2002 RAW vs. Booker T
-July 2002 RAW vs. Ric Flair
-July 2002 RAW tag match with Undertaker vs. Ric Flair/Van Dam
-October 2002 Smackdown vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.
-November 2002 Smackdown vs. Eddie Guerrero
As far as anything else Lesnar related goes, I don’t care.
I love the concept of “collector’s edition” re-releases of old single disc titles. Would totally support the idea of revisiting some other one disc titles and giving them the full three disc treatment that is customary now.
I would love if they did the same for the Monday Night War dvd from ’04! That desperately needs the 3 disc!
The Rock must be pissed though. He probably thought since the re-release was going to come out, maybe WWE would change the cover.
The Rock is good friends with Brock Lesnar in real life.
If anything, The Rock is lucky to make the cover again 🙂
Let’s face it, The Rock wipes a monkeys ass with whether or not he’s on a particular WWE DVD cover.
might as well sell the 1 disc dvd
What a waste of time and money instead of re releasing these dvd why not release ppv that WWf/WWE never release on dvd like the In your house ppv they were amazing or all the 1999 ppv and so on .I’ll Pass
Umm nightmare, seems like every comment I read of yours lately is saying you’ll pass on said DVD. What are you getting? 🙂
People need to realize this DVD is only aimed at UFC fans and people not named “Nightmare” The DVD will also be perfect for former employees of McDonald’s and anyone who is currently watching the olympics.
i’m for sure you will see his match vs goldberg on this set as well which wasn’t that bad but could have been alot better.
That match is completely awful. They took a huge dump on the fans and for you to say ‘it wasn’t that bad’ either speaks that you’re in denial or you’re not the brightest wrestling fan out there. No offense.
I hope the Goldberg match isn’t on the DVD set. I remember watching it live and thinking what a train wreck. All they did was stall for like the first 5 minutes of the match.Only Aistin saved it from being the worst WM match ever.
THAT’S JUST YOUR STUPID TAKE ON THE GOLDBERG VS LESNAR MATCH. SURE IT WAS A BAD MATCH AND WASN’T THERE BEST MATCH, BUT I WOULDN’T SAY IT WAS AWFUL.
the first 5 minutes of the goldberg vs lesnar match was super boring and austin did save the match towards the end,so if you can’t see that speaks that your in denial or not the brightest person in the world or just completely blind. NO OFFENSE.
BROCK LESNAR VS. GOLDBERG IS ONE OF THE WORST WRESTLEMANIA MATCHES IN HISTORY.
I knew they were going to recycle the documentary, but to recycle the cover as well is a little bit lazy in my view. Maybe they didn’t want that other guy whose been posing as Lesnar with the big knife on his chest to be on the cover.
Hopefully his I’m not a wrestler I’m a ass kicker interview is on this set
i’d like to see the following matches for this set:
Lesnar & Paul Heyman vs. Hardy Boyz – Judgment Day 2002
Lesnar vs. Rob Van Dam – 2002 King of the Ring Finals
Lesnar vs. Rob Van Dam – IC Title, Vengeance 2002
Lesnar vs. Triple H vs. The Rock – Undisputed Title, Global Warning 2002
Lesnar vs Edge – Undisputed Title, Rebellion 2002
Lesnar vs. Randy Orton – Undisputed Title, Smackdown 2002
Lesnar vs. Undertaker – WWE Championship, Unforgiven 2002
Lesnar vs. Rey Mysterio – Smackdown 2002
Royal Rumble 2003
Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle – WrestleMania XIX
Lesnar vs. John Cena – WWE Championship, Backlash 2003
Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle – SummerSlam 2003
Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle – Iron Man Match for the WWE Championship, Smackdown 2003
Lesnar vs. Undertaker – Biker Chain Match for WWE Championship, No Mercy 2003
Lesnar vs. Eddie Guerrero – WWE Championship, No Way Out 2004
Lesnar vs. John Cena – Extreme Rules 2012
Lesnar vs. Triple H – SummerSlam 2012 (depending if its good)
Outside of two matches you listed (Orton and Rey), they’re already ALL on DVD, so if that happens to be what they put on it, I’ll pass.
some matches maybe on ppv dvds or compilation dvds but the majority aren’t on superstar dvds. and not everyone buys ppv dvds either.
Hope this includes match histories.
Wwe is lazy. Might not be such a bad thing in this case though
i just started to collect wwe blu-rayss so im just wondering what are the must have blu- rays
and dvds my bad
It depends on what you are looking to collect. If you are out for quality, the ECW dvds are almost all great. Saturday Night Main Event, Hell in a Cell, Ladder Matches 1 and of course the Wrestlemania Complete Anthology are my personal favs.
If you are out to get rares, then Judgment Day 2002, Vengeance 2002, WWF Best of 2001, RAW Homecoming, and Trish Stratus Collector’s Edition are the hardest to obtain in my opinion. I only started collecting in 2009 and I managed a near complete Region 1 collection in that time and never paid over $40 for a single one of them, and most were in the $2-$5 range. Ebay and FYE were my go to places. I got crazy lucky one week and found a Trish CE at FYE for $4 sold it for $350 on Ebay and found somebody selling their entire PPV collection from 1998-2010 that was only missing the 2 PPVs I mentioned above. Since they didn’t have cases, I was the only bidder and got it for $300 (they still had all their artwork though so buying a box of cases was like $20. Basically after fees, I got the entire run of PPVs at the time and only spent $4 that week. I have picked up every available Blu-Ray now, and in all I am only missing Judgment Day 2002, WWF Best of 2001 and RAW Homecoming. If you are smart you can build very quickly. I have not even spent $2,000 thus far and I am almost all the way there. As others will tell you on here though, tread lightly as this becomes an addiction and WWE releases about 3 things every month.
also what is the best blu-ray out there
I like the updated cover alot. I’m glad they’re re-releasing this and adding more matches because Lesnar had some awesome bouts in his first WWE run. All in HD.
unfortunately the lost classic vs chris benoit from smackdown wont be here, that was one of the greatest matches of brock lesnar in december 2003
This looks like a stellar release, and I believe any long-term fans that passed up the 2003 DVD will definitely pick this up. As for me, I got the original DVD as a bundle with WrestleMania 19, from one of those closeout twin-packs at Walmart, so I’ll probably get the Blu-ray version of this. I do wonder, though, if WWE will do any other re-releases in the future.
Just noticed this and WWE ’13 come out the same day. This fall/winter will be hell on my bank account.
I figured it’d be his 03 DVD cover, but I like what they did with the silver around the box.
I like it. Look forward to owning the original and the re-released edition.
Wouldn’t be surprised if they end up cutting minor things from the original documentary though.