Last month not one, not two, but THREE huge projects were revealed to be closing out the 2017 WWE Home Video schedule, including “1997: Dawn of the Attitude” on DVD and Blu-ray!
Now comes the cover artwork — featuring Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Kane, The Undertaker, Bret Hart and Mankind — and the first match selections too.
Despite the official synopsis (below) sounding somewhat like a match compilation led by a host, WrestlingDVDNetwork.com can confirm that the main feature of the 7 hour DVD (8.5 hour Blu-ray) will be a documentary, possibly with roundtable-style discussion segments interspersed with it.
The year was 1997… Bill Clinton was president of the United States, pop groups like the Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls were dominating the music charts, and WWE was experiencing an era of great transformation. It was the birth of attitude and WWE was pushing the limits of entertainment like never before.
For the first time ever, Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, Ron Simmons, The Godfather, and Kane, sit together with host Renee Young and share their behind-the-scenes experiences during those unforgettable years in WWE history.
Witness the rise of Stone Cold Steve Austin, the birth of D-Generation X, the summer of The Hart Foundation, and how The Attitude Era was created with one pivotal year in WWE history. Welcome to 1997: Dawn of the Attitude.
Also featuring The Rock, Undertaker, Sycho Sid, Goldust, Sable, Ken Shamrock, D-Lo Brown, The Sultan & more!
Courtesy of WWE Home Video UK, check out the cover artwork just revealed today!
And exclusively here at WDN we’ve got our hands on a list of the first four matches now confirmed for inclusion in the DVD and Blu-ray content; take a peek right here:
— Bret Hart vs. Mankind
Shotgun Saturday Night • January 25, 1997
— Steel Cage Match for the WWE Championship
Bret Hart vs. Sycho Sid
RAW • March 17, 1997
— World Tag Team Championship Match
Owen Hart & British Bulldog vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
RAW • July 14, 1997
— European Championship Match
British Bulldog vs. Shawn Michaels
One Night Only • September 20, 1997
Get your copy of the WWE “1997 – DAWN OF THE ATTITUDE” DVD on…
– UK/Europe: October 2nd. Pre-order WWE’s new 1997 DVD or Blu-ray soon via Amazon.co.uk.
– USA: October 3rd. Pre-order WWE’s new 1997 DVD or Blu-ray soon here on Amazon.com.
– Australia: TBA. Look for your DVD pre-order announcement coming soon to Madman.com.au.
Today also sees the unveiling of the “Double Feature: Extreme Rules & Money in the Bank 2017” cover ahead of the release of the DVD to the United States in July and the UK in August.
As you can see the artwork features modified versions of the PPV posters.
Get another look at its packaging in this video, courtesy of Matthew Tremble:
NEW RELEASE: Kayfabe Commentaries latest Timeline DVD was also released this week; “Timeline: The History of WWE – 1990” with special guest, former WWE producer Bruce Prichard!
Preview 6 minutes of it absolutely free in the official trailer:
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The alternate cover artwork for WM33 can be found now at Sainsbury’s stores across the UK.
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