The History of WWE DVD & Blu-ray First Details, Money in the Bank DVD Extra

July 26, 2013 by Mark D

History of WWE - DVD Documentary, Blu-ray

We can now reveal the official synopsis for The History of WWE DVD & Blu-ray, which is scheduled to be released as a 3 disc DVD and a 2 disc Blu-ray set.

The History of WWE celebrates 50 years of sports entertainment by chronicling the evolution of WWE from small regional promotion into a worldwide phenomenon With new interviews from several key personalities past and present get the inside story behind each era of WWE as well as all your favorite moments and Superstars.

The History of WWE will hit stores in the United States on November 19th, of course we will have more details on this set in the coming weeks.


WWE Money in the Bank 2013 DVD Exras

Following the trend of the past few Pay-Per-View DVD releases, the Money in the Bank 2013 DVD will feature the “Kickoff” match between The Shield and The Usos, click here to pre-order.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
The Shield (Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins) vs. The Usos
Money in the Bank Kickoff – July 14, 2013

As we reported previously Money in the Bank 2013 will also be released on Blu-ray, initially as a Best Buy exclusive. We expect details of the Blu-ray special features to be available shortly.


We have some more information on the upcoming Legends of Mid-South Wrestling DVD release. The total runtime for the DVD will be approximately 6 hours and 3 minutes.

Legends of Mid South Wrestling DVD & Blu-ray Run time

The Blu-ray exclusive content is slated to run for 1 hour and 56 minutes, meaning that the total runtime for the Blu-ray will be: 7 hours and 59 minutes.

View the full match listing for The Legends of Mid-South Wrestling. You can pre-order your copy now on DVD or Blu-ray format for September 10th by clicking here.


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  1. Spritz1999 says:

    I do not know why, but I feel like the History of WWE release, will be another one that is hyped up a lot, and will seem really good… but than… it will ultimately be a disappointment yet again! or maybe i will be wrong yet again… who knows?

  2. Wonderllama says:

    It really seems like the vast history of WWE has been documented already. There are DVDs on every major superstar, the WWE Championship, WrestleMania, RAW and SmackDown, different match types, and even on greatest moments, finishers, and rivalries.

    Perhaps the best way to tackle this would be to make the entire set a documentary. A three disc documentary covering the major storylines, events, and matches year by year. A literal history of WWE! Disc 1 would be the early years and Hulkamania, Disc 2 would be all 90’s, and Disc 3 covers the 2000’s to present day.

    There should be no matches however, and instead highlights. On a set like this, full matches would only take up space when there’s so much history to tell. And people would complain it’s mostly repeats anyway. Normally, you can’t have a set like this without Hogan vs. Andre or Rock vs. Austin or other well known matches. So why bother.

    This set could also act as an advertisement for past releases. ex. “For more on WrestleMania, check out The True Story of WrestleMania, on sale now!” or “Relive The Rock’s electrifying career in The Epic Journey of Dwayne Johnson!”

    WWE should make this set so it’s a great starting point for new or casual DVD collectors.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I would agree that the documentary has to be long on this history of the WWE set. I’d say the first two DVDs should be documentary and then the third should be a disc devoted to one match from every long-running show in WWE history. Something like:

    MSG- 7/24/78 – Dusty Rhodes vs. Billy Graham
    All Star- 4/19/80- Andre/Patterson vs. Rodz/Estrada
    All American – 9/4/83 – Snuka vs. Stevens
    Boston Garden- 2/8/86- Sammartino vs. Piper in a cage
    Championship Wrestling- 7/19/86- Hogan/Orndorff vs. Studd/Bundy
    Superstars – 2/18/89 – Michaels/Jannetty vs. Anderson/Blanchard
    Saturday Night Main Event – 7/28/90 – Warrior vs. Rude
    Prime Time- 9/14/92- Savage vs. Flair
    Raw- 3/13/95- Hart vs. Lawler
    Shotgun -1/18/97- Rock vs. HHH
    Heat – 8/2/98 – Edge vs. Jarrett
    PPV- Over The Edge – 5/23/99- Austin vs. Undertaker
    Velocity -2/8/03- Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena
    Tribute to the Troops- 12/7/07- Orton vs. Jericho
    Saturday Morning Slam- 10/6/12- Mysterio vs. Curtis Axel
    Main Event – 2/13/13- Ziggler vs. Del Rio

    I also feel all the major stars should be represented, but only in one match each.

  4. RipSavage says:

    This will be a great addition to my DVD collection. But, will it be a video companion to the coffee table book of the same name?

  5. Mike Poulin says:

    I love how all you guys do is complain about these DVD”s that you know you’re going to end up buying a bit hypocritical don’t you think. WWE may not spoil us but that’s also because they could also do another set of something like Best of MSG so why release everything.

    • Eric says:

      I think WWE DVDs are fantastic. If there is one that doesn’t spark my interest, I will pass on buying it. I have to see what the match will be before I decide to buy The History of the WWE. I like the bio/doc stuff OK, but what I really love the matches. I really wish there were more matches on the upcoming HHH DVD.

    • Scott says:

      I think any one that buys the dvd’s has all the rights to complain compared to the cheap ones that just complain but don’t buy any products
      I have complained because the majority of fans I talk to want anthology sets without edits
      A LGF employee that I know had said when WWE edits things out it proves to the entertainment biz why they are at best a second tier entertainment company even falling below porn in some entertainment circles

      • AJ says:

        Edits are a nature of the business. They’re not going to hold the rights to some music forever and they couldn’t use the WWF logo until late last year. Saying WWE is below porn for those reasons is simply absurd.
        Would anthologies be awesome? Sure, but it limits what they can release in the future and it would cost a great deal for only a small percentage of the audience to buy.

      • Anonymous says:

        I would agree with Scott’s overall sentiment. The only time an edit is acceptable is when they don’t own the musical rights. In other words, the Benoit edits, the audio edits to change crowd reactions, as well as the edits to the actual content like in the recent WrestleMania re-releases stink of bush league historical revisionists. Other big-time companies never pull this type of thing and neither should WWE.

    • Anonymous says:

      No one is saying release everything. I think the main complaints are:
      -WAY TOO MANY REPEATS. There’s really no reason why more than 10% should be repeats when then can simply do a voiceover discussing the repeat match to highlights and then show another unreleased match with the same two wrestlers
      -Not using anywhere near the capacity. I recall the Ultimate Ric Flair Collection was a 3-DVD set that set sales record for the time and was around 10 hours. The Ultimate Goldberg is a 3-DVD set running only 6 hours. Not even with the Blu-Ray extras does it equal 10 hours. It doesn’t take a mathematician to realize there’s something really wrong with this new approach.

  6. Timothy Thorpe says:

    A lot of people are expecting repeats to no end on this. Maybe not. People were expecting “obvious” choices for the Attitude Era set, but most didn’t appear on it. If they have to focus on the multiple time match selections, show a couple minute highlight clip on it so it’s involved in the set. It would make room for other classic moments not on dvd/blu ray yet or not so many times as other selections.

  7. Simon says:

    I remember Steve from SilverVision discussing a potential History of WWE compilation back on his ‘SilverVision TV’ slot. I vividly remember him hoping for a 10-disc set, and what with it being the company’s 50th anniversary this year, something really special did seem plausible. Thus, today’s news that it’s a 2-disc Blu-Ray set is rather underwhelming, to say the least.

    My only remaining hope is that it’s wall-to-wall documentary, doing each era justice and covering as much ground as possible. There’s no point including matches anyway, because all the key bouts have been done to death and there would simply be too many omissions.

  8. John says:

    I am not sure about the The History of WWE set, it really depends what matches and how many repeats is on it

  9. rydiddy says:

    I really hope its not alot of the same stuff from 98 to 2010s

  10. darnell harris says:

    the history of the wwe is not going to have a countdown on it so don’t worry about it because everytime when the wwe releases a countdown dvd the front cover of the countdown dvd always have a number on it to let you know that this release is going to have a countdown on it like for example the top 50 superstars of all time,the top 50 greatest finisher moves in wwe history, the top 25 rivalries in wrestling history,an wwe raw 100 the top 100 moments in raw history

  11. victory73 says:

    So the Mid-South DVD is 3 hours short? What happened to the day of almost 9 hours packed into sets.

    • Anonymous says:

      A 3 DVD set that’s only 6 hours long? Exactly what I figured was going to happen. But, better not complain because you’ll face a bunch of WWE marks who’ll tell you that WWE is spoiling us by putting out 3 DVD sets that could easily fit on only 2 DVDs.

  12. Steve says:

    Has repeats written all over it!

  13. Alan Shore says:

    Hope the Shawn Michaels vs Razor Ramon ladder match from Wrestlemania X makes it onto the history of the WWE set!

    • ck says:

      Uuuuuuuhhhhh…….no.

      • Anonymous says:

        Plus Foley/Taker Hell in a Cell and Perfect/Hart from Summerslam 1991. You really can’t have a WWE DVD compilation without these three matches. *sarcasm, though some would be defending the inclusion of these matches – the same people who would gladly pay for a 5 1/2-hour, 3 DVD set featuring a never ending testing pattern with a WWE logo in the bottom left corner of the screen.

        • Stoopid Head says:

          At least with a “testing pattern” set, no one would be complaining about repeats. “100% Unreleased Material!”

  14. warresg says:

    hope history of wwe don’t be a flop like best of msg

  15. SRB says:

    WWE Blu-Rays went from 9 hours to 8.5 and are now at 8…

    The History of the WWE is the one I’ve been waiting for… Done right and it could be amazing! I just hope it isn’t a countdown.

    • David says:

      The Austin and Undertaker Streak Blu-rays were 10 hours but those were 3 Disc Blu-rays. As long as WWE is still releasing these compilation/documentary sets on DVD, i think 8 – 9 hrs will be standard on Blu-ray until they stop producing those on DVD.

      • Mark D says:

        Austin’s Blu-ray was almost 13 hours, why can’t we have some more of them! 🙁

        • SRB says:

          Agreed Mark. Plenty of releases could easily be longer, like Mid-South. WWE has had tons of opportunities to do 4 disc DVD/3 disc Blu-Ray and hasn’t done it. HHH is a perfect example. I also don’t see how you can do the “HISTORY of WWE” as a 3 disc set. 50 years of history covered in 8 or 9 hours??? That set deserves volumes.

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