REVEALED: Cover Artwork for WWE ‘30 YEARS of SUMMERSLAM’ DVD, WWE Network Content to DVD?

July 6, 2018 by Daniel Bee

WWE '30 Years of SummerSlam' DVD - Cover Artwork Revealed!

It was this time last month that we exclusively revealed the full content WWE has in the works for the “30 Years of SummerSlam” DVD; a 3-disc set capturing nearly 20 of the greatest matches witnessed in the history of the summer spectacular.

And now, courtesy of WWE Home Video UK, here comes the cover artwork!

Several WWE legends synonymous with SummerSlam will feature on the artwork including Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Ultimate Warrior, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock who appear alongside present-day stars who have already made a name for themselves at the event in the likes of Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair.

This August join WWE Hall of Famer “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Jonathan Coachman and Charly Caruso who as hosts of the release will take you on a journey through three decades of SummerSlam moments. SummerSlam is the last of the “Big Four” Pay-Per-View events to receive a Home Video profile and WWE is devoting more than 8 hours and 30 minutes of content to it.

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Check out the official box art right here:

WWE '30 Years of SummerSlam' DVD - Official Cover Artwork

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If you haven’t been keeping up with what’s new, heads up that in recent weeks “Then, Now, Forever: The Evolution of WWE’s Women’s Division” was made available in both the USA and the UK. It will be hitting Canada and Australia soon.

The first 3-disc set on WWE’s female stars presents more than 20 matches and more than 20 documentary-like chapters that spotlight some of the company’s most influential women wrestlers.

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Backlash 2018 was another recent WWE DVD release in the states and is set to follow to the UK later this month. Backlash has been dropped in price to only $9.96 here on

With less PPVs now that they are all dual-branded, this PPV DVD ended the “Double Feature” packs.

July’s WWE DVD releases will kick off with a brand new 3-disc set: “The Shield – Justice for All”.

REVEALED: Pre-Release Photos & Intro Video for WWE “THE SHIELD – JUSTICE FOR ALL” DVD

It will hit the UK on Monday and the USA on Tuesday! WWE Home Video UK have unveiled the following clip of one of the newly-filmed interview segments with Seth Rollins in which he talks about the moment he reunited with Dean Ambrose on RAW last year.

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Looking ahead to future WWE DVDs still to come in 2018, has exclusively learned that one of the next titles expected to be added to the Home Video schedule will be a new “WWE 24 Collection” which has been rumored since September last year.

This will give media collectors the chance to own the WWE 24 documentaries originally produced for the Network in physical form in one DVD set. We hear that the current plan is to collect together a selection of WWE 24 episodes produced this year, which so far includes:

  • “WrestleMania Orlando” (behind the curtain at WrestleMania 33)
  • “Empowered” (showcasing the female Superstars and Women’s Royal Rumble)
  • “RAW 25” (behind the scenes look at RAW’s 25th Anniversary)
  • “The Hardys: Woken” (rise, fall and redemption of the Hardy Boyz)

More updates once everything is confirmed.

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  1. Bitter Bret says:

    Maybe if Bitter Bret didn’t trash the WWE in every interview he does he be more involved.

    It’s hard to find an interview where Bret doesn’t talk on how great he was, or how this other wrestler wasn’t one of the boys, etc etc. Puts himself over while trashing other people. People talking about oh well he speaks the truth, he just needs to shut up sometimes and be respectful.

    • SAB says:

      Bret was great so why shouldn’t he admit that? I’ve also heard/read him heap praise on Curt Hennig, Rick Rude, The Rock, Undertaker and of course Owen Hart many times.

      • Bitter Bret says:

        He is great, but he talks about how great he is in every interview he does. I like him but I lose respect every time I hear him bury another guy. I think he buried Michael Hayes again over his induction on the HOF, also he still buries HHH on a lot of things. He still seems bitter over the screw job, he still buries the Ultimate Warrior from time to time. Seth Rollins, Goldberg, the list goes on and on. He’s Bitter Bret.

        • Bitter Bret says:

          Also another example of him lying or being bitter. For years l…mean decades, he kept saying Shawn told him to get the F out of the ring and he had heat with Shawn about that. He would diss Shawn about it constantly…then when confronted on it on the Bret vs Shawn dvd it was discovered that, that angle was planned and discussed, it was also Bret’s idea. He even admitted he wasn’t mad about it. But yet when they had heat afterwards, Bret would bring up an “angle” and turn it to a shoot. CRRRRY BABBY BRET!!!!

  2. Maxl Winfield says:

    Has WWE become lazy with creative covers so they just stick as many big names (past and present) on the cover instead of putting in some extra effort?

    • SAB says:

      It looks that way. But now the Network is their priority and physical sales are in decline it’s no surprise.

  3. Ricardo Aguilera says:

    I love the cover of its but matches not so much

    • SCSA says:

      I’m still missing the 1991 match between Bret & Mr Perfect for the IC Title! How can that match not be on this set! I just hope they discuss it thoroughly in the ‘Disc1 88-92’ Report!

      • Anan says:

        Idk tbh bc while I agree with you I can’t see them talking throughly maybe not even mentioning a match that’s not part of the content. That’s not the only match missing though (probably.) Can’t fit everything in one dvd. Fact is dvd or bluray can’t fit everyone’s lists and requests on one set so some things will be missed and some people will be unhappy about that. Can’t please everyone.

  4. RabidHeat says:

    Just seen the words “Anniversary Edition” at the top? Why is this an Anniversary “Edition” as such? Exclusive artwork? Some extra content? Or are WWE just misunderstanding what the word “edition” means? You see this with movies on DVD too; they will often proclaim the DVD to be some kind of special edition, when in fact it’s the only edition of that title out there.

    • SAB says:

      Pretty simple really – 30yr anniversary hence anniversary edition. Doesn’t mean there has to be a standard edition as well. It’s WWE’s prerogative to call it what they want. I learnt the word ‘prerogative’ from a Bobby Brown song so I hope I used it right!

      • RabidHeat says:

        Then it’s an Anniversary release, but not a specific Anniversary ‘edition’ of said release. So they should state ‘Special Anniversary 3-Disc set’ or something like that, but it’s not an “edition” as such. That was my only point.

  5. Levenstein says:

    Ok, I know the match isn’t there but Randy Orton still became the youngest world champion in wwe history at SummerSlam. He should be on the cover, not John Cena.

    • RabidHeat says:

      I don’t think anyone can dispute Cena’s merits in being on there tbh. I’m no Cena fan, but he’s had plenty of huge matches and moments at SS. Roman though?

      • Levenstein says:

        Cena has lost many big matches at SummerSlam. Orton’s achievement as the youngest world champ alone smashes Cena’s right out of the water. No question about it.

        • VintageSimon says:

          If we’re basing this on kayfabe logic then, Cena deserves it more because he beat Orton in the main event of 2007.

        • RabidHeat says:

          Why are you basing it on wins and losses though, or are you one of those people who thinks wrestling is real? If Cena has had main event matches of a high quality at Summerslam (remember his match against Bryan, for example?), then why can’t he be pictured? It’s about the performance, not the pre-determined wins.

    • SCSA says:

      Who knows, perhaps he’ll be on the back with guys like Bret Hart!

  6. Brad Attitude says:

    The content of this product is as cheap as toilet paper.

  7. RabidHeat says:

    I would love for someone to explain to me what Roman Reigns has ever achieved at a Summerslam PPV and why he therefore gets on the front cover of this. No title matches or main events; nothing.

    • LP1 says:

      He was in the main event title match last year.

      • RabidHeat says:

        Sorry yes, he was in one Fatal Four Way and didn’t win, my bad though, it was a title shot. He still shouldn’t be one of only 11 people to be chosen for the front cover of this. Looks like they knocked this up in Photoshop in 10 minutes.

        • Vintage Simon says:

          I think they just choose the covers based on marketing reasons – a little like how John Cena always appeared on the cover of WWE magazine. So they’ve sprinkled in some current stars here (Reigns, Sasha, Charlotte) just to appeal to today’s audience, even though they’re pretty irrelevant in the grand scheme of SummerSlam’s history. I see this happening more and more actually. I watched the moments on the Raw 25 DVD recently, and there’s so many from the last five years that really aren’t included on merit, but they’ve been included to appeal to today’s fans (and/or younger viewers) and encourage them to buy the set. Looking back, this has always happened throughout WWE Home Video’s history, but it feels more evident now because I’m only interested in the archive footage.

          Completely agree about the Photoshop job too, is so basic. Had they used the same colours as on the spine (which does look okay), it could’ve looked much better.

        • LP1 says:

          Reigns also had a US Title shot against Rusev in 2016, even though technically the match never started. Also The Shield beat the Wyatt Family in 2015 and Reigns beat Randy Orton in 2014. Can’t say he hasn’t done anything at SummerSlam. Certainly did more than Sasha and Charlotte.

          • Daniel Bee says:

            Let’s not forget also that this DVD will be out after this year’s SummerSlam in which Reigns, Charlotte & Sasha will most likely be in some high profile matches. With that connection and them being current stars WWE no doubt want to spotlight you can see why they are on the cover.

            Where’s Bret though? 😉

            • RabidHeat says:

              Yeah, well it makes more sense if he’s gonna be dethroning Lesnar at SS!

              I do know about the victories he’s had at Summerslam, but outside of the Fatal 4 Way last year which he lost, he’s never been in a SS main event and they were all mid-card filler, so it just seems silly when you have only 11 people on the front that Roman be would be one of them. But Daniel makes a good point, maybe it’s a bit of a spoiler for SS 2018!

              • Anan says:

                Then again maybe not. He’s faced Lesnar multiple times and has yet to beat him. Secondly maybe Lashley will defeat Reigns at ER and face Lesnar bc being that SSlam is the big event it is I’d imagine they’d want new fresh matches to draw interest and Lashley vs Lesnar is one of those matches they have left. If Reigns wins the UC I can see Vince waiting on that for NYC/NJ, WM35. Thirdly Strowman/MITB factor. He can cash in at SSlam and pin someone and win like most have done or being the destructive destroyer he’s booked as can cash in ahead of SSlam telling Angle he wants his shot at SSlam with Angle having no choice but to grant it bc he’s guaranteed a title shot anytime (for up to 1 year) Now this would mean that If Reigns or Lashley win at ER it’s a 3 Way. If both somehow get the title shot at SSlam it’s a F4W. If for some reason neither get the shot then it’s Strowman vs Lesnar 1 on 1 if he indeed cashes in his shot at SSlam.
                I’d enjoy Lesnar losing to Lashley most bc Lesnar’s already pinned Strowman once and Reigns multiple times. But with how he’s been booked I also wouldn’t mind Strowman beating Lesnar either.

        • Anan says:

          Why Roman’s on the cover is pretty simple to me not that I agree w/that decision. Bret Hart should be on there for sure no doubt about that. Taker is Taker so he’s exactly where he belongs. Roman’s there bc he’s Vince’s hand chosen favorite. In 98 it was Austin and he’s on the cover. In 1999 & 2000, it was Rock as the top good guy and HHH as the top bad guy and both are on the cover. Now that role is Roman’s so he’s on there too. Like it or don’t like it, it is what it is. Deal with it. It’s just a cover. Saying this guy should be on the cover instead of that guy is like saying this match should’ve been on this set instead of that match and in another post I seem to recall you saying can’t make everyone happy.

          • RabidHeat says:

            I don’t think it’s just Bret either; it surprises me that Savage is not on there. We all know why Hogan isn’t so I won’t quibble about that. But as many have said, there’s still the back cover to come, so there’s hope yet.

  8. Justin F says:

    I wonder how many times they’ve used that picture of The Undertaker?

  9. SCSA says:

    Well they haven’t shown the back cover yet right? Perhaps other superstars such as Bret Hart are on the back of the cover?!
    Kinda like the ‘30 years of Survivor series’s’ case which had top superstars such as Stone Cold on the back!

  10. VintageSimon says:

    Really hope that the WWE 24 special on Kurt Angle is included, that’s by far my favourite and I’d buy the set for this alone.

    • RabidHeat says:

      I always thought they would expand that documentary and release another Kurt Angle set with that documentary and two more discs of matches, but it didn’t happen. 🙁

      • Vintage Simon says:

        Yes, me too. When they tested the waters with the Sting match comp, there was a second release with a full doc the year after. I thought the same would happen with Kurt, especially once the WWE 24 on him had been uploaded to the Network. An extended version of that, along with one of his comeback matches and all the other great bouts that didn’t make the cut on the first release, would have been perfect.

        I’m a little worried that WDN’s story above says it will only be specials made this year – as with only four currently in existence, it points to a possible one or two disc set? I’d happily take four discs on this and cram it with as many as possible.

      • Anan says:

        I’d imagine this is bc they’re waiting for a 1 on 1 match on a big event to finish then they’ll work on/release it. All his return matches so far have been multi-talent type matches. I wanna see him in a big 1 in 1 match at a WM or SSlam against a Seth Rollins, Bryan, AJ, even Taker who deserved the NWO 2006 match with a different ending to be at WM22 which Vince foolishly imo declined.
        I do think they’re working on putting it together bc of this site’s big reveal in December or whenever it is could be this plus he himself stated in his latest FB fan Q&A stated that he’s working on a documentary, wants to share his story, stay tuned! So we’ll see!!

        • RabidHeat says:

          Yes, found this on the dirtsheets!

          “Kurt Angle on if he has plans to write another autobiography: “Yes. Someday. I have a documentary I’m making right now. I’m excited to show all of you my entire life story. Stay tuned.”

          • Anan says:

            If/when they release an Angle doc hopefully a career spanning retrospective like Bret Hart’s Best There Is and SCSA’s Bottom Line docs were, I hope he/others go in depth on some of his memorable rivalries with Austin, Rock, HHH, HBK, Lesnar, Taker and include the following matches:

            vs SCSA – Unforgiven 2001

            all his matches vs HBK (if they must pick one to fit the rest, then WM21. To me out of all their matches especially the ones Angle won this one was their absolute best)

            vs Rock vs HHH – SSlam 2000

            vs Rock – No Mercy 2000

            Armageddon 2000 HIAC

            vs Lesnar – WM19, SSlam 2003, Iron Man match on SD

            vs Cena – No Mercy 2003

            vs Taker – SSeries 2000, SD 2003 (prior to Lesnar interrupting, this was like a WM worthy match), NWO 2006, NWO Rematch on SD 2006 (same feeling as their match on SD in 2003 except w/Mark Henry interrupting instead of Lesnar)


            Milk Truck Incident

            Where he tricked a blindfolded Austin into throwing him into a river but instead just dumped him in a pool of water and sang “did u ever know that you’re my hero?”

            Only bc I found/still find it hilarious – Taker comes out, says everything Angle did to him, demands he comes out so they could fight. He comes out and says San Jose isn’t the place for “a main event level match like u & I certainly cannot be wasted here in San Jose. It’s true. It’s true. If a match between us were to occur, it would have to be at Fully Loaded.” then brings out a funny looking kid like scooter or something like that!

            The face off Taker and Angle had on SD after Taker returned at RR 2006 interrupting Angle’s Title retaining win over Mark Henry.

            Angle returns to WWE! Surely this segment WILL be on the set.

  11. VintageSimon says:

    I know a lot of people don’t care about the covers (if this applies to you, skip this post), but this looks like a fan-made cover to me. Also, why is the background yellow, when orange is the colour most associated with SummerSlam? Nothing I’m seeing here really ties in with any of the 30 events to date.

  12. Chudd76 says:

    It’s shocking that Bret Hart hasn’t made the cover when you think he is responsible for some of the biggest matches during his time there, he wins the Tag Titles at 90, has a barn burner against Mr Perfect and wins the I-C Title at 91, has an absolute classic at Wembley Stadium vs Bulldog, has one the all time great cage matches with Owen at 94, and wins the World Title vs Taker at 97, if HBK is Mr Wrestlemania surely Bret is Mr Summerslam

    • SCSA says:

      I agree! No Bret Hart?! No Macho Man or Hulk Hogan?!

      • SAB says:

        100% agree with above comments. Bret especially should be there for the matches listed. Hogan is out of favour ‘politically’ otherwise he’d surely be there.

      • Anan says:

        Hulk Hogan should be easy to figure out. Same reason he got fired from WWE.

        Randy Savage, love and respect him but I don’t remember any Summerslam matches besides Summerslam 92 vs Ultimate Warrior which didn’t have a clear winner and the wedding reception at Summerslam 91 interrupted by Taker and Jake and saved by a debuting Sid Justice. Now just bc I don’t remember anything memorable Summerslam wise doesn’t mean there aren’t any so if there are any, kindly remind me of them.

        Bret Hart – this I agree with but their relationship, while improved, is still not the best. I mean he’s very outspoken about the company and wrestling business in general which he has a right to but I don’t think Vince appreciates it and I’m guessing that’s the reason for him not being included not that I agree with it and I don’t for the record.

  13. Jose says:

    the summerslam dvd can be cool,but i think there is going to be alot of rerelased footage,not bad stuff,but still can be pretty good,the shied im excited for big fan of them and the 24 doc’s are fantastic

  14. SRB says:

    Very excited about the WWE 24 Collection. While I’m sad those documentaries seem to have replaced what we used to normally get on DVD/Blu, I am glad we do get to own them in some physical form. I thought the Hardy’s WWE24 was far better than some of the pieces I had seen on DVD/Blu in quite a long time, Sting being a great example. It was difficult to get behind the “A day in the life of…” theme when there seemed to be so much more to a person’s career.

    • Anan says:

      Totally agree! I wish Sting’s doc was a career retrospective doc like Bret Hart, SCSA and hope that if/when a Kurt Angle, Kane and Taker docs are released as they deserve to be for the talent and fans’ sake, that they are career retrospective docs and that Angle’s doc doesn’t center on his return. I also hope the docs are not short like today’s seem to be. Docs on Rick Rude, Booker T and Goldust would be nice too.

    • Anan says:

      I loved the Hardys episode especially Sting’s parts. He’s one of my favorites especially from 96 Crow on including his officially part of the main roster run in TNA from 2006-2014. But always been a WWF/E team member so my absolute favorite is Taker and since his comments are so rare, even more so than Sting, my favorite 24 episodes are any that have Taker in them. It was nice seeing him backstage hugging Vince in the WM30 episode, the first one for the series, and kissing his daughter in front of the eyes of HHH & Stephanie I guess after the match w/Wyatt finished and he got to the back in the episode focusing on WM31. But Undertaker comments wise my favorite episode is the one that focused on WM33 and the trailer/promo they aired for it. It was the most in depth out of character wise for Taker during all his years on The Darkside as The Phenom/Deadman

      I hope we get an episode focusing on Taker after he retires. Would’ve been so fitting to have one episode on Sting after his unfortunate retirement forced at NOC 2015 for obvious and already explained multiple times reasons.

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