Confirming & Debunking 2015 WWE DVD Plans – WCW Nitro V3, Booker T, NXT?

February 16, 2015 by Daniel Bee

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WWE will release the “Destruction of The Shield” DVD and Blu-ray set tomorrow!

Be sure to get your pre-order in here on Amazon.com in time for then.

While you’re waiting to get your hands on it, a preview will air on the WWE Network tonight.

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After The Shield, we know that the new Chris Jericho, Ultimate Warrior, ECW Unreleased Vol. 3, Jerry “The King” Lawler, and Daniel Bryan DVDs are all confirmed on the way.

Using recent news reports and rumors on 2015 WWE DVDs, and your own queries sent to us, below we’ve put together and answered 10 yes/no questions which should help you know a little more about what is and what isn’t planned with WWE Home Video the rest of the year.

 


Is there really a Best of WCW Nitro Vol. 3 DVD coming in 2015?

YES. Last September, DDP revealed that he had signed to host a Volume 3 in the series. Nothing much was heard since but we can confirm that it’s still WWE’s plan to release the DVD/Blu-ray set. It’s looking like that will be toward the end of summer or into fall.

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Is there really a Booker T DVD coming in 2015?

NO. As it stands now, there will actually NOT be a Booker T DVD. The report by PWInsider about the DVD being in the works came out just before the announcement that a “Booker T: Sentenced to Greatness” mini-documentary will air this month on the WWE Network, therefore it looks like the two were confused. Perhaps the DVD is a contender for next year.

WWE 24 - Booker T Sentenced to Greatness


Will “bloody” matches on WWE DVDs be shown black and white in 2015?

YES. Well, kind of. That’s the case in the “Destruction of The Shield” DVD but it should be noted that the Shield set is rated TV-PG. The black and white trend may well continue on WWE DVDs this year, but you won’t find it on TV-14 titles like the upcoming ECW Unreleased Vol. 3.

Black and White Picture for Blood on WWE DVDs


Is the long-rumored Bruno Sammartino DVD finally coming in 2015?

NO. A Bruno Sammartino WWE DVD has been speculated for quite a while now and the company did actually interview Sammartino for a career retrospective last year, but we can confirm that there are currently no plans to release such a DVD/Blu-ray set this year.

Black and White Picture for Blood on WWE DVDs


Is the pushed-back Monday Night War DVD actually going ahead in 2015?

YES. Despite the DVD series being pushed back and the format being changed from 3 discs to 4, the plan is still to release all 20 episodes (and extras) on Home Video. Volume 1 looks to be going ahead for a release this summer, while Volume 2 looks to be coming in winter.

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Is this the cover artwork for the Daniel Bryan DVD in 2015?

NO. The “Daniel Bryan: Just Say Yes! Yes! Yes” DVD is on the way but this cover artwork that surfaced is just temporary for now. Actually, the recently revealed cover for the Jerry Lawler DVD was also confirmed as temporary despite it looking like the finished article.

WWE Daniel Bryan DVD - Temporary Cover Artwork


Will there be more “Network DVDs”, like Shield and D-Bryan, in 2015?

YES. Expansions of WWE Network content on to DVD/Blu-ray looks to be a continuing trend – there should be at least 1 more title coming this year in addition to Monday Night War.

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Will there be an NXT themed DVD or NXT PPV DVDs in 2015?

NO. As it stands right now the company has no plans to release NXT content on DVD. We’re often asked if the PPV specials like ArRIVAL and TakeOver will see a Home Video release but unfortunately we haven’t yet heard of anything of the sort on the way for 2015.

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Will PPV DVDs in general and UK exclusive PPV Blu-rays survive in 2015?

YES. Despite the WWE Network having all PPVs for fans to access on demand anytime, the PPV DVDs look to be here to stay through the rest of 2015. The Network is now available in the UK too but WWEDVD.co.uk‘s UK exclusive PPV Blu-rays also look to be here to stay.

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Will we finally get a full blown Undertaker career DVD with documentary in 2015?

NO. We’re hearing that 2015 is still not the time for that, as far as indications go so far this year. That’s not to say there won’t be a different Taker DVD released though and there surely will one day be that career documentary DVD/Blu-ray set that we’re all pining for.

WWE The Undertaker Entrance in Purple Light


What about TNA, will Impact Wrestling DVDs even be around in 2015?

YES. ShopTNA not long released Bound for Glory 2014, One Night Only: World Cup 2014 and One Night Only: X Division Xtravaganza 2014 on DVD to fans in the United States. TNADVD.co.uk will release those 3 titles to UK fans in April through June, and they’ve hinted that they are trying to get Superstar specific TNA DVDs produced when possible.

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  1. isrs4life says:

    I want to see a Kurt Angle dvd set but I doubt wwe would do that for Angle.
    But i’m surprised that nobody ever mention it on here.

  2. Anan says:

    I may be in the minority here. But I want to see a JR DVD. I know he’s not with the company anymore. But he’s been in the in the industry over 20 years. He was a referee as I understand it before being the commentator we all knew him to be. It’d be great for one of the extras to have him do alternate commentary for Taker vs HBK II and Taker vs Lesnar at WM 26 and 30 respectively and maybe for matches that took place before he came to WWE like Hogan vs Warrior from WM6. He was in WWE in 96, but he didn’t commentate the Iron Man match between HBK and Bret Hart. Love to see alternate commentary for that one too. I don’t know how his relationship is with WWE but he did some work for the WWE Network recently so I assume it’s good.

    A Goldberg documentary would be nice but he’s not on the best of terms with WWE now.

    • LP1 says:

      Actually he’s been in the business over 40 years. Your idea is interesting, as far him doing alternate commentary on classic matches that he wasn’t a part of. I don’t know if a JR documentary will ever see the light of day, but a “JR’s Favorite Matches” type of release, with him doing commentary over his favorite matches, could work.

  3. Joe Young says:

    Sammartino’s DVD needs to come out already!

  4. Anan says:

    Now that Sting’s with WWE, they can do a career doc on him now. He’s deserving of one. I also think Kane deserves one too. He’s been one of WWE’s biggest loyalists. Kane, despite his many years in WWE is hardly ever spoken of outside of fans voicing their opinions on how he’s been used. I enjoyed when Austin and HHH spoke about him on the live podcast. He’s been in WWE since 1995 (as Issac Yankem) so if anyone on the roster deserves a career doc set on them outside of Taker, it is Kane. I’ll vouch for Bradshaw too. I can see him being inducted into the HOF next year from Texas.

  5. Jakki Steal says:

    I’m excited about the pending releases of the “Monday Night War” & “Nitro Vol 3”!
    The first 2 volumes of Nitro were pretty amazing, can’t wait to see the match listings for both!

    Whenever a comprehensive career spanning set of Undertaker w/a doc is released, I just hope it doesn’t hasve as lot of repeat matches.
    I would love for a lot of early matches…up to about 1996/1997.

    • Anan says:

      WWE’s sets usually or always contain matches that have been released elsewhere or seen a billion times. I don’t see this changing for Taker’s set. His KOTR 1998 match with Mankind is a likely match to be included since it’s always talked about despite the fact that it’s been released already. His WM matches with Snuka, Batista, Edge, HHH, HBK, and Brock Lesnar might be there, even though The Streak DVD/Bluray set contains all of them except the match with Lesnar. Kane’s been one of Taker’s longest and best feuds so their matches are likely inclusions as is his match with Hogan at Survivor Series 91 since that was his first World Title win.

      I doubt this will happen but I want to see some non-televised matches. The one where he tagged with HHH. He poured a bottle of water over himself and got all psyched up on the apron. The one where he teamed with Bret Hart to face HBK and Diesel at MSG where Diesel completed his heel turn by hitting all three with a chair. I think 2009 saw Jericho go against Taker. Jericho tweeted about it a few days after the match. His return in Waco, TX as Sheamus’ surprise tag team partner. These would all be worthy inclusions.

      Come to think about it, WWE needs to do a set on non-televised matches. A lot of those are better than the main TV/PPV matches.

      • LP1 says:

        WWE doesn’t like to release matches that don’t have original commentary. Most of the dark matches that were recorded at TV tapings back in the day don’t have commentary. Very rarely does WWE release matches with alternate commentary, or no commentary at all, unless it’s something unique like the arena-cam matches we’ve seen on recent releases.

      • Jakki Steal says:

        I get what your saying & I always assumed it would/will include certain matches like the king of the ring w/Mankind & a handful of other “notorious” matches, All I’m asking is that they sprinkle in a few unreleased gems as well. I understand that it would make sense to include most of Undertakers “high profile” matches but throwing in a few “vintage” Undertaker matches would really seal the deal for me.

        If It was only filled w/already released matches & the doc…I would have no problem waiting until months if not years later to buy it…
        …BUT if it had a dozen or so unreleased matches on it as well, it would be a first day buy for me.

  6. Brad Attitude says:

    I’m bummed about the no Booker T dvd.

    • Anan says:

      I think Booker T will get a set where much like The Shield and Daniel Bryan, Booker’s mini-doc on The Network will be expanded. But yeah I rather they just release a doc with matches instead of a mini-doc which may be expanded later on if that is the direction WWE end up going in. But it’s not confirmed so I’m just thinking out loud here.

  7. Gary Rosato says:

    I really love old school matches from the 70s 80s and 90s. I wish they would put out a DVD of the greatest matches at the Philadelphia Spectrum. Just like they did with Madison Square Garden.

  8. Lemo says:

    WWE should release best of NXT dvd immediately.

  9. H.M. Nilsson says:

    Glad to hear that Nitro Volume 3 DVD/Blu-ray
    is still a go, disappointed there’s no Bruno
    Sammartino DVD/Blu-ray in the works and
    am glad I’m not buying The Shield DVD/Blu-ray
    with the blood footage in black and white,
    I guess Vince would never donate to The Red
    Cross.

  10. Revenge of the Seth says:

    It only makes sense for the NXT Specials to be released on DVD/Blu-ray. You can’t say the talents will be over-exposed as by the time of release, a lot will have made their debut on the main roster. The quality of the matches alone is usually better than what you see on the main roster PPVs. The women’s Special NXT matches have been exceptional so far. Please WWE, release the NXT Specials on DVD/Blu-ray! It would be an instant buy for me.

  11. number1jf says:

    It’s great that we’re getting another version of The Best Of WCW Monday Nitro, wonder if we’ll get a Volume 4 next year…

    The whole “black & white” thing for the match on The Destruction Of The Shield really is pathetic, that’s the reason I put off waiting for that DVD & decided to finish getting the DVDs I needed to complete my ROH Kevin Steen Comp. collection. I’ll get the DVD, just not the day or week it comes out.

    Sucks that no NXT stuff is coming to DVD, I’d buy a 3-Disc of The Best Of NXT: 2012-2014 or any one of the NXT Live Specials, they could just add extras from the episodes before and after, as well as the interview spots after the show, make it 2-Disc & put it on Blu-Ray and you have a successful release.

    I’m ready for the Bryan DVD, I’m glad WWE is releasing extended version of WWE Network specials. I don’t have the Network because my internet connection’s not really strong enough to watch a long video like those without it buffering every few minutes or so. So, it’s great for people like me to be able to own the Journey To SummerSlam: The Destruction Of The Shield special, the Journey To WrestleMania: Daniel Bryan special & episodes of The Monday Night War.

    I think Undertaker will get a true documentary DVD next year, around April, I expect him to go into the HOF next year, as this year’s Mania really should be his last. I don’t think his body could take another Mania match next year, it may not be able to take one this year.

    • Anan says:

      Nitro…if Vol.3 sells well, we’ll get a Vol.4. I think the first 2 sets were released before The Network’s launch. The Network has many full episodes of Nitro so I don’t know if Vol.3 will do as well as the first 2 volumes did since they are just compilations. WWE’s compilation sets, like their non-documentary content on DVD’s are usually hit or miss.

      NXT….I think the Takeover Specials should be released. They blow the weekly shows out of the ballpark and that’s not easy to do. NXT is so good, I look at that as a separate promotion even though it isn’t. It’s a throwback to the old school production while RAW is too flashy. NXT is the best product WWE has right now, bar none.

      Daniel Bryan….agreed.

      Taker….I think Taker will get a definitive doc when he’s ready to partake in the project. Yes I do see him having some involvement beyond the documentary itself. These docs usually start with early life chapters looking at how the subject of the docs grew up and stuff. I can’t see that with Taker because doing so would be going too deep into the life of someone who is a very private person. Whenever the set is released, I think the best time would be after his HOF Induction. I’m not a fan of releasing docs while careers are still active. If the sets are released after retirement, their whole career would be covered iike Edge and Austin’s sets were. Just my opinion.

  12. Mark Markson says:

    Black and white blood is ridiculous. WWE should just do like they do with horror films on DVD and blu-ray. Put an “Uncut” sticker on the cover, and give us the uncensored matches.

    I hope WWE continue releasing PPVs on blu-ray for years to come. I like collecting them.

  13. attitude.era.4life says:

    Always a pleasure getting these great overviews in here, on planned / non-planned releases.

    It pleases me that the Nitro vol. 3 looks to be a Go..same with the Monday Night War series..

    It makes sense that the Deadman’s career overview release would be pushed to next year, when you look at the location of WM 32. I expect nothing but at least 3 discs Bluray on that one similar to Austin’s.

    I am still hoping and praying for a volume 2 of Falls count anywhere… and of course that would be a TV 14 release…in colour, like ECW..since we are not living in the 1920’s! 😉

  14. Luke Duncan says:

    That’s good news Nitro Volume 3 is happening and looking forward to seeing the list of matches come May or June.

  15. Donald says:

    The only match I see (according to my research) that has blood is Regal getting busted open by Ambrose in FCW 2012. I can’t recall anyone getting busted open in the Money in the Bank match Rollins won or any other on the set. This could be a buy for me if this is the only exception.

  16. TD says:

    The Shield DVD is a PG-title with PG-content for a PG-audience, so I understand why they do this. Nonetheless I prefer my Wrestling DVD’s censorship-free, raw and uncut. But as long as they leave the classic “pre-PG-era” content untouched, I can live with it.

  17. Rocky245 says:

    Black and white when there is blood is unacceptable and quite frankly stupid. Why bother putting it on the release if thats what you are going to do. I don’t know who makes these decisions but they are an idiot.

  18. Donald says:

    Thanks for the heads up on the black-and-white color for blood scenes. I agree with TTP. What matches on that dvd set have blood? I can’t remember any of The Shield members bleeding in any FCW/WWE in their career.

    EC dub!

  19. TPP says:

    Black and white when there is blood is ridiculous. I will not be purchasing titles that do this.

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