As reported, the newly released WWE “Satan’s Prison” DVD includes the full New Year’s Revolution 2005 Elimination Chamber match featuring Chris Benoit. However there are some edits in the commentary involving him whereby anything praising Benoit has been removed, replaced by gaps in the voice over audio.
Strangely, other bits of commentary such as Jerry Lawler proclaiming “Benoit landed right on his head” at one point in the match have been left in, which is quite surprising given head trauma and brain damage have often been linked as a contributing factor to Chris Benoit’s actions in the double murder suicide of 2007. Also, it was this match which saw Benoit performing a diving headbutt from the top of the Elimination Chamber structure, which remains in the DVD.
As expected Chris Benoit isn’t being promoted as being on the DVD in terms of cover art images or references on the back of the DVD (only in the match listing insert) and the edited commentary further pushes him away from focus. However, the inclusion of an entire match featuring him on a WWE DVD is a first since the tragedy.
Aside from these edits and to those who asked us, blood is not censored in the presentation and the DVD is rated TV-14.
On a lighter note, whilst there are no reported store exclusives for the new DVD set, WWEShop.com is selling an exclusive DVD/T-Shirt package similar to others they have offered for recent DVDs. You can view details and order by clicking the image below.