Chris Jericho Talks New WWE DVD & Benoit Inclusion, Savage/Elizabeth Clips

October 24, 2014 by Daniel Bee

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The new Chris Jericho DVD looks to be going ahead, now confirmed to be a WWE project. Jericho once again made reference to it on a “Talk is Jericho” podcast episode.

Jericho also discussed the prospect of including Chris Benoit matches, stating that WWE probably wouldn’t permit it and that he personally would have reservations doing so.

The new Chris Jericho DVD/Blu-ray is right now slated for release in 2015.

“Putting together a couple of my DVDs, and we’re working on the second one right now, that’s probably a combined total of about fifty matches that are on there between those two DVDs but I could never include a Benoit match. One, I don’t think I’m allowed to. Two, I don’t know if I’d want to, and that was one of the greatest moments of my career. Absolutely one of my favorite opponents and probably a dozen classic matches that I’d want to put on there, including the ladder match we had at the Royal Rumble in 2001, which I think is one of the best ladder matches of all time, totally forgotten because of Chris and the fact they don’t show any of his matches anymore.

Also too what was voted the best match in Raw history by a lot of people, Jericho and Benoit vs. Triple H and Austin, so famous for being the night H tore his quad during the match, the crowd going bananas and the first time anybody had vanquished the evil Steve Austin and Triple H. It was a huge night in WWE history, a huge moment in the history of the Tag Team Championships and a huge moment in the history of my career, and I can’t ever see that match really. I can’t watch that match. I think I’ve watched it once and it’s good, it’s a great classic five star match, but it’s always tainted when I see Chris Benoit…”

Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit Ladder Match - WWF Royal Rumble 2001


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The DVD of Hell in a Cell 2014 will be released on November 25th.

As you’ve seen, the preliminary cover artwork for the Hell in a Cell 2014 DVD features Dean Ambrose. Despite that probably being temporary art, the Australian distributor mentioned recently on Facebook that it will feature Dean Ambrose, as shown below.


The “RAW 20th Anniversary Collection” DVD, which was never released to the UK and Europe, has been airing to UK fans on Sky Sports in the run up to Hell in a Cell.

WWE RAW 20th Anniversary Collection DVD on Sky Sports UK

It’s a (very) shortened 1 hour version of the DVD box set.

Arda Ocal, now known as Kyle Edwards, is hosting the feature. Arda has also been hosting “Bottom Line” since signing with WWE, a recap show broadcast to international markets.

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  1. AA says:

    It doesn’t matter anymore. With the WWE Network around, I will just get a hold of all the Benoit matches in HD and put together a compilation and burn them in a CD whenever I feel like watching some Benoit classics.

    Still awaiting the Power Trip vs Benoit/Jericho tag match in HD, though. Sucks that they didn’t put it in HHH’s Thy Kingdom Come since it really belonged there.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Jericho’s stance makes sense and is completely understandable. Besides, it’s silly to complain about a lack of Benoit matches on anything other than anthologies, so there’s no real issue here.

    • attitude.era.4life says:

      well.. if it really is not an issue, why does Jericho, and others keep the issue alive?

      If the answer is: “ppl keep asking about Benoit inclusion”, well, why not just close the bag totally by making no comments to it.

      What Benoit the human did on a weekend in 2007 is an unforgiven act of insanity.

      What Benoit the wrestler accomplished in the squared circle is unique.

      Should he be a Hall of Famer? In my opinion: No. And nor should Mike Tyson the Raper.

      Should Benoit be remembered as the phantastic wrestler he was? Absolutely, cos he did not plan his insane actions while he was performing in the ring.

      • David says:

        I think you mean “Rapist”, pal.

        • attitude.era.4life says:

          yup.. it is..

          with me, it is like with back covers of recent wwe dvd and bluray releases:

          “thou shall not understand the writings on the wall..or cover..but the content and meaning behind.” lol

          but thanks for gramatical correction.. ,-)

  3. attitude.era.4life says:

    a one hour version of the 20th anniversary RAW box set… WHAT!?!

    that hour is of course interrupted with commercial breaks, bringing it down to, what about..40 minutes… WHAT!?!

    to warm up to a ppv.. WHAT!?!

    the point of that is… WHAT!?!

    o.m.g. for all the wrong reasons.. all hail the Low-fat, Non-substance era.. 🙁

  4. Kenny says:

    As far as the ladder match and the tag match not being on the Jericho DVD, I really don’t see it as a big deal. They were really good matches, but that’s as far as they went. Meaning if those two matches had never happened, his career wouldn’t be different at all. Just my thought on that.

    • motorhead says:

      Now THAT is a helluva good comment. How right you are, too. Good matches, yes, no matter with whom, but certainly not career definers, like his fall brawl bout with eddie for the cw title, for instance. Great, GREAT comment.

  5. David says:

    I think they should go with the Collector’s Edition route for the Jericho set. The first set had an awesome documentary and they really only have to include his 2010-2014 stuff like his outside work, his returns, etc, plus the extra matches. Also his first DVD wasn’t on Blu-ray, so that would great to have.

    As for Benoit, don’t really expect his matches on the DVD sets, unless its really needed (EC and War Games Anthology for example since they are dubbed “Anthologies”).

    • Kenny says:

      It would be cool if they re-did some of the old DVDs they put out. Like with this Jericho set, what if they also packaged in the old “Break Down the Walls” DVD they put out years ago? Stuff that’s long since been out of print.

      If they ever did a bio for The Undertaker, they could do a big package that included (uncut) “He Buries Them Alive” and/or “The Phenom”. I think it would be cool to get some mileage out of the old releases too. At least the ones that won’t likely make it onto the Network.

  6. The Check says:

    I felt the non mention of Chris Benoit hurt the first Jericho dvd as it felt unfinished. The two matches Jericho mentioned were huge for his career so to not release them would feel half assed. I don’t think it’s wrong to add matches where Benoit loses, just my opinion.

  7. attitude.era.4life says:

    Regarding the Jericho release:

    I can not wait for that one.. great to have some Jerichoholic matches on Bluray..but, likely no Benoit matches..but, the Royal Rumble 2001 ladder match is far from forgotten..it is not only one of the best ladder matches..it is high high up there on the list of best matches in total..as with most of the matches these two had individualty, against each other, or together as a team.

    Regarding HIAC poster:

    Damn, Ambrose looks so much the young Hannibal the Cannibal from Hannibal Rising movie cover.. 😉

  8. King1111 says:

    Youtube needs to be banned forever. I hate it

    • Mark D says:

      I can think of something/someone else that should be banned forever as well.

    • Kenny says:

      This dude is STILL going on about how he “hates” YouTube?

      I picture this guy in his living room (read: parent’s basement), watching TV streaming from YouTube underneath a giant YouTube banner. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he actually makes videos for YouTube. Possibly even collects a check from them?

      I’m just sayin’ that, he puts up so much time and effort to PROCLAIM TO THE WORLD his “hatred” that it’s very likely he actually enjoys their service that much. If he really felt the way he wants us to believe, then YouTube wouldn’t be worth his time to type word #1.

      • David says:

        The guy is a troll looking for attention because he doesn’t get any at his home or his friends (if he has any), plain and simple.

        What sucks is guys like him is why people think wrestling fans are a bunch of idiots, and basically the stereotype.

        • attitude.era.4life says:

          ppl that think wrestling fans are a bunch of idiots, have them selfs a narrow perception of respect for others interests.

          ppl like that don’t make it to my doorstep, cos I don’t play along such an idiotic lifestyl of harrassing others because of their beliefs, preferences in life, interests or hobbies.

          Had a gf..told me if I wanted to live together with her, I had to drop my “stupid, braindead collection of wrestling dvd’s and blurays”..

          well.. bye bye, Honey.. lol I did’nt force her to stop watching Paradise Hotel, Big Brother or the likes of that.. Idiotic bimbo.. LOL

  9. motorhead says:

    I understand where jericho is coming from, and it’s his dvd, his choice. What I think is interesting that i’ve heard no one mention is the unmuted commenntary on disc 3 of the new sting collection. During the tag title match with harlem heat there is ongoing, unmuted talk of benoit and how tough or great his matches were. Oops, guess no one caught that. Ususlly 95% of benoit talk is cut, esp if it makes him look great or even mildly good. Anyone else notice it.

    • Daniel Bee says:

      With the Network now showing Benoit freely then maybe for DVDs it’s now just that they don’t consciously select Benoit matches but some references to him like that stay unaltered. It’s one theory. I think that’s enough, personally.

    • AA says:

      They also let a Benoit mention past in the Paul Heyman DVD. There’s the segment with Bischoff and Vince before the first One Night Stand show and at one point, Vince refers to a Benoit vs Tajiri match taking place that night then Heyman shows up and talks about the legacy of ECW and specifically points out “great technical wrestlers” who made a name in ECW including Benoit and Guerrero.

      They seem to be relaxing on the issue and it’s about time. It’s one thing to put him in the Hall of Fame and make a DVD with his face all over it, it’s not a big deal to include a match involving him, be it singles or multi-man (like EC, MITB etc).

  10. Nicolas Hébert says:

    MORE MORE MORE on Randy Savage Blu-Ray!!!! Can’t wait for the next 4 weeks!!!

    • RCS1988 says:

      I bet you wished they would release WWE DVD’s only on Blu-ray. As for Benoit, they should include matches, but not have a video package in between the previous match and the Benoit match. It would go video package, match, black screen, Benoit match, video package, match.

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