Exclusive: Cover Artwork & Match Line-Up for WWE ‘Best of SummerSlam Classics’ DVD

June 27, 2023 by Daniel Bee

WWE 'Best of SummerSlam Classics' DVD - Logo, UK Fremantle Exclusive

Some sizzlin’ “SummerSlam Classics” are headed to DVD this summer for fans in the UK. Now, with the UK’s Money in the Bank festivities coming this weekend and the SummerSlam PLE itself not too far around the corner, WrestlingDVDNetwork.com can give you all the details!

As noted in the first announcement, the content on the disc will come courtesy of the WWE Network collection of the same name. The shiny new artwork featuring John Cena, Eddie Guerrero, Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan, Rey Mysterio and Brock Lesnar has been approved by WWE and it’s just gone into print, so let’s take a look.



The Biggest Event of the Summer hosts some of WWE’s greatest matches ever. This collection of SummerSlam’s classic showdowns spans more that 30 years, from The Mega Powers’ tag team clash against The Mega Bucks to John Cena’s epic battle with Roman Reigns.



The Summer’s Hottest Event

The Mega Powers (Macho Man Randy Savage & Hulk Hogan) vs. The Mega Bucks (Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase & Andre the Giant)
Special Guest Referee: Jesse “The Body” Ventura
SummerSlam • August 29, 1988

Intercontinental Championship Match
Mr Perfect vs. Bret “Hitman” Hart
SummerSlam • August 26, 1991

Boiler Room Brawl
Mankind vs. The Undertaker
SummerSlam • August 18, 1996

Ladder Match for the custody of Dominik
Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio
SummerSlam • August 21, 2005

WWE Championship Match
John Cena vs. Randy Orton
SummerSlam • August 26, 2007

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar
SummerSlam • August 17, 2014

Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Match
Roman Reigns vs. John Cena
SummerSlam • August 21, 2021

Runtime (approx.) 3 hours and 20 minutes

“Best of SummerSlam Classics” will be offered exclusively by Fremantle, releasing to fans in the UK and Germany beginning July 24th, and available to pre-order very soon via Amazon.co.uk and WWEDVD.co.uk.

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  1. JG says:

    Why no Bret v Bulldog and not a single Attitude era match?

  2. Mark says:

    After the disappointingly average at best “UK Classics” dvd, we now get an even worse “Summerslam Classics”. If your going to do a dvd set like this, surely it has to be a 3 dvd set. Have the WWE simply stopped caring about its Fan’s, or the content it puts out on its dvd. This is a truly poor effort.

  3. Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

    Classic WWE these years: on a release with the tagline: , the omitting of true classics is so appalling:

    Orton vs Cena and Roman vs Cena should never be on here in the first place. Adding to it should be:

    Bret vs. Owen – Angle vs. Eddie – Angle vs. Mysterio – The Elimination Chamber match from 2003 – Bret vs. The Undertaker – Diesel vs. Mabel *maybe not* *lol* – Razor vs. Shawn – and so many more!

    Point like so many times: about half or more on these recent sets being released are definitely not living up to the tagline they are going with on the title. Besides the obvious of all those matches being released a million times before, but gotta fill Vince’s pockets with the sweet green.

    Must be a record of some sort in recent years, for having more classics than downers on a set. Yeah, I know.. “…it all depends on what you deem as a classic..” Well.. I think Roman is shyt, and the Orton/Cena from 2007 is a Robotic-Classic if anything. Oh, well.. guess releases like these must generate some sort of cash-in for Vinnie-Mac, since they continue producing and releasing them.

    • RabidHeat says:

      I agree, it’s just pathetic tbh. I mean this is a single disc release for an annual event dating back to 1988, with only six matches, three of which feature John Cena. And why the f*** is that Cena/Brock squash match wasting precious space on it? And why is this single-disc compilation still costing £9.99? Surely it should be on at a budget price?

      It’s just ‘copy and paste’ bullsh*t from the Network which requires less manpower, creativity and thought to produce. And making it a single disc requires less materials. It’s just rubbish. I find it funny when these get labelled as “non-PLE releases” (even though they’re just bare bones compilations of PLE/PPV matches) as if that’s a good thing, when actually, the PLE releases are the only releases which actually contain content we don’t yet have, so the PLE releases are ironically now a more attractive purchase than these sh*tty compilations.

  4. RabidHeat says:

    Wow. Can barely contain my excitement for this one, thanks.