Thanks to Kelly Chadwick for contributing to this article.
As we’ve been reporting, the new Goldberg WWE DVD is incoming for October release. The official synopsis has now been released.
Goldberg was one of the most dominant and talented individuals ever witnessed in sports entertainment, exploding onto the scene by amassing an epic win streak of 173 matches. Throughout his WCW career he defeated legends such as Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Page. As he crossed over to the WWE, this powerhouse continued his dominance taking on such Superstars as The Rock, Triple H, and Brock Lesnar among others. This 3-disc compilation features some of the biggest matches in Goldberg’s impressive career and showcases why his legacy will forever be cemented in sports entertainment.
The Goldberg match compilation will be produced as a 3-DVD/2-BD set, and is available to pre-order right now over here at Amazon.com for release on October 8th, 2013.
There is currently no word that Goldberg himself has been involved with the project.
The synopsis for the Money in the Bank Anthology has also now been released. As we heard about a couple of months ago, The Miz will be hosting this DVD and Blu-ray feature. It’s on the way for October and we now can tell from the new details that it will contain all MITB matches to date, which will no doubt include those taking place at the next PPV.
Hosted by The Miz, the compilation features every Money in the Bank Ladder Match in history. The match debuted at WrestleMania 21 in 2005, quickly becoming a WrestleMania tradition and in 2010 proved so popular that it was given its own annual PPV event. Several top Superstars have been Money in the Bank winners including John Cena, Kane, Edge, CM Punk (twice!), Rob Van Dam and many more. 11 of the first 12 winners have used the match as a springboard to winning a championship, and several times the match has helped a Superstar who has never win a World Championship break through to claim their first. Much like the Royal Rumble Match, the Money in the Bank match represents a golden opportunity for a Superstar to achieve immortality, and its entire lineage is presented here.
Click here to pre-order the Money In The Back Anthology DVD.
As revealed here yesterday, WWE Payback 2013 will be produced on Blu-ray format in the United States after all. It has now been listed on Amazon for October release, which confirms the three month store exclusivity window. This is likely to be Best Buy.
To clarify, Payback will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray on July 16th. The DVD will be available widely but the Blu-ray will be a store exclusive for the first three months of release.
News for fans in the UK and Europe. When pre-ordering Extreme Rules 2013 on DVD or Blu-ray from WWEDVD.co.uk you’ll be entered to win one that’s signed by Triple H! There are 5 signed DVD and Blu-ray cover sleeves up for grabs for each version. Winners will receive their prize presented in a frame, with a Certificate Of Authenticity included.
WWE have this week confirmed details of a new WWE DVD promotion beginning next month. When spending $25 or more on WWE DVD or Blu-ray products at FYE stores you’ll get a free WWE cooler. The promotion begins on July 9th.
WWEShop has a “4th of July Kickoff” sale under-way now. Code “JULY4” gets you 10% off orders $50+, 20% off orders $60+ and 25% off orders $75+ until the end of this weekend.
A good reason to be optimistic about this year’s MITB matches being on the set: If you calculate all the match times of the previous 12 MITB matches (Wikipedia has a handy listing of all of them), add maybe 5-10 minutes on average for things like entrances, post-match celebrations, etc. you still wind up with roughly only 5 hours of content. Even in today’s shrinking times of WWE DVDs, that’s hardly justifiable for a 3 dvd/2 br set. The two matches this year should help fill it nicely.
Also time will likely be filled in-between matches with segments involving Miz.
Quick Draw is right. If done properly, the Goldberg set might impress people more than they expect. They also need to remember that this is a WCW-oriented release and that means you need to have, wherever possible, the likes of Flair, Dusty, Sting, nWo, and the Four Horsemen. That said, most, if not all of the following matches need to be included in the Goldberg set:
2/9/98 Nitro vs. Regal
8/8/98 Road Wild Battle Royal won by Goldberg
9/14/98 Nitro vs. Sting
10/12/98 Nitro vs. The Giant
1/17/99 Souled Out vs. Scott Hall
1/18/99 Nitro vs. Scott Hall vs. Bam Bam Bigelow
3/8/99 Nitro vs. Ric Flair
4/5/99 Nitro vs. Diamond Dallas Page vs. Ric Flair vs. Hulk Hogan
5/9/99 Slamboree vs. Sting
10/18/99 Nitro vs. Lex Luger
10/24/99 Halloween Havoc vs. Sting
11/8/99 NItro vs. Sting
12/6/99 Nitro vs. Jeff Jarrett
7/24/00 Nitro vs. Booker T
9/17/00 Fall Brawl vs. Scott Steiner
9/25/00 Nitro vs. Scott Steiner
12/17/00 Starrcade vs. Lex Luger
I’m curious how they will explain Edge’s involvement for most of MITB cash ins. It’s important that they acknowledge that. And I agree with whoever said CM Punk should be the host of the DVD set.
I think the Goldberg set will surprise a few ppl with the match selection if done right. A lot of his squash/bad matches overshadow the good matches he’s been involved in.
It will be interesting to see if Chris Benoit will be edited out from the MITB anthology to some or any extent just like on the War Games set, since he participated in the very first MITB at WrestleMania 21.
I don’t think anything has changed on the Benoit front. They avoid putting him in when it’s a compilation of matches chosen at WWE’s discretion, but when they can’t avoid it (Anthologies) he’s quietly in with bits of commentary cut out.
The more Benoit is included in these anthologies without any media coverage, the more obvious it should become that his inclusion in complete shows on Classics on Demand or DVD releases is a no brainer. Nobody is saying they should ever release a Benoit set. That would be incredibly stupid. But, the time is finally right to ease up and start including him on Classics on Demand and DVDs featuring complete shows.
The one match that I wish could see a release is Benoit’s ironman match against Triple H back in 2004 for the WHC on Raw. That match alone made me a wrestling fan for life, and it will most likely be locked away from our hands forever. I know the elimination chamber anthology and the war games anthology included him, albeit with edited commentary, but what about an ironman match anthology? Is this match the reason they haven’t bothered doing an ironman match anthology? I am also curious about what the WWE’s time period of waiting to release Benoit is. Will it be 10 years? 20 years? Or never? They say time heals all wounds, but this being such a big wound in the company when his death occurred, it may never be healed. I loved watching him wrestle, he was a pure artist, and I wish every match that he wrestled in could be released on dvd so fans don’t have to watch blurry and buzzy youtube footage of his matches.
WWE will never do a Iron Man match DVD set due to the time it would take up. Think about it each one a 1 hr. long.
At the same time, WWE has only done about 5 or 6 Iron Man Matches, so a DVD set isn’t impossible.
That’s true. With the ever-shrinking set lengths, it is a possibility.
I’d rather see something like a “To The Limit: The Ironmen of Wrestling” set where they can include some Ironman matches and other matches that went to a draw.
For a DVD set, WWE should put the following iron man matches:
Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart – WrestleMania XII (61:56)
Triple H vs. The Rock – Judgment Day 2000 (60:00)
Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle – Backlash 2001 (31:51)
Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle – Smackdown Sept 18, 2003 (60:00)
Chris Benoit vs. Triple H – Raw July 26, 2004 (60:00)
MNM vs. Charlie Haas & Hardcore Holly – Smackdown June 2, 2005 (15:00)
Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels – Raw Homecoming 2005 (30:00)
John Morrison & The Miz vs. Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore – ECW Jan 8, 2008 (15:00)
John Cena vs. Randy Orton – Bragging Rights 2009 (60:00)
[Other matches similar to what anonymous described above, like long matches that went to a draw, especially unreleased ones, should be included if possible.]
Then for Blu-ray extras, the iron man matches (or ones similar) from WCW, ECW or other promotions should be included. The WCW ones in particular being:
Ricky Steamboat vs. Rick Rude – Beach Blast 1992 (30:00)
Dustin Rhodes vs. Rick Rude – Beach Blast 1993 (30:00)
If the Chris Benoit matches become left out for obvious reasons, then that just leaves more room for opportunities that the WWE should capitalize on. I know there were a lot of matches from the 60s & 70s with Bruno Sammartino that often went over an hour, but I would really, REALLY want both of the Chris Benoit matches on the set. I know this idea will probably never be considered to be made because of the matches that involve Chris Benoit, but I really like this idea, especially to have many of the famous but long matches that would have overfilled past sets, in the same DVD set.
Going off topic a bit, John Cena and CM Punk should have an iron man match at WrestleMania XXX, similar to what Hart & Michaels had at WM XXII, and for the WWE Championship.
No thanks. But, if this kind of a release gets them to finally lighten up on Benoit, then, and only then, I’m all for it. Having said that, the “To the Limit” idea listed above is still better.
Do we have to wait until October? This dvd could be awesome if they put a really good match selection on it. This is how I think it should be done, the first two discs should be all WCW and the third disc should be WWE material. Who’s Next?… WE ARE!
How on earth are they going to find three discs worth of interesting Goldberg matches?
I will definitely pick up the Goldberg Blu-Ray set. He was my 2nd favorite wrestler during the Nitro days of WCW. Now WWE should release a set featuring Sting’s entire WCW run
I must buy the Goldberg DVD. I’m exicited to see which matches will be on it.
“talented” in the Goldberg synopsis, I chuckled.
Putting “legend” and “Diamond Dallas Page” had me ROFL. I didn’t know that all it took to become a “legend” was have a friend give you a superpush and be over for two or three years only to flop when in a different environment.
To his defense DDP was never given a proper push.. completely buried by taker and SARA…
He was STUPID OVER with the “THAT’S NOT A BAD THING”
In WWE, he was over as a mid-card comedy act.
I’m a little confused… what “superpush” did DDP get? I remember him bring in the mid-card forever, and the crowd made him into a star, then his feud with Savage and the nWo happened, then he finally got a top World Title run in 1999/2000. And to be fair his WWE run he wasn’t the same DDP that got over in WCW, had he been allowed to be the same he prolly would of been over.
DDP was 41 years old in 1997 when WCW gave him the superpush of first rejecting the nWo’s offer to join and then getting involved in a feud with Savage. Why do I call it a superpush? SImple. What did the 41-year-old ever do before that time to warrant a push of any kind? If you were following the business at the time, you’re probably familiar with the Kimberly rumors. Even if you aren’t, I’m sure you know that he was a Bischoff buddy. That connection is the sole reason Bischoff gave a relative jobber a chance to reject the nWo and beat Savage. The crowd didn’t turn him into a star. It was Bischoff’s concerted pushing of him that gave DDP the chance to get over. To his credit, he did get over for a couple of years. But, outside of Goldberg and Sting, he was the only one on the WCW side of things that was ever given the opportunity to get anything resembling a win, so there’s no surprise that the audience didn’t reject him. He was presented as a winner as part of his superpush, while 99% of the WCW side opposing the nWo was presented as losers.
And, to be fair concerning his WWE run, they put him in a feud with The Undertaker right off the bat. The audience rejected him. Then, WWE changed his character. They openly mocked the guy by making him a comedy act/character that closely resembled his real-life personality. That worked, but he was still only a mid-card comedy act.
Having watched the recent You Shoot with DDP the angle with the nWo wasn’t Eric’s idea, in fact Bischoff held off running the angle for several weeks. DDP stated that he thinks he thought his friendship with Bischoff actually hindered his career.
Also the crowd was really ready for DDP to break through around that time, otherwise that one angle wouldn’t have gotten him over would It.
Bischoff was the only reason the over 40-year-old DDP was given any kind of a chance. If they weren’t close, there’s no way anyone would have given someone that old a chance at the spotlight for the first time in his career (it would be different if he were already a proven main eventer). But, I’m not the least bit surprised he’s trying to downplay the truth.
As far as the crowd responding, considering they were so starved to see a WCW guy make the nWo look bad, they probably would have given Head of Security Doug Dillinger a similar reaction if he were in that same spot. Don’t believe me? Look at Larry Zbyszko, another Bischoff AWA contact. He was more over during his run against the nWo than at any other point in his NWA/WCW career, simply because he had the forum to knock the nWo.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to have Punk host the MITB anthology? He did win it twice.
Edge won it one time, and held the briefcase twice
Chris Jericho should host it.. he been in the most and invented it
That’s also true.
Actually Shelton Benjamin has been in the most MITB matches. He was 5 of them. Jericho was in 4.
I’m definitely getting the Goldberg dvd
Isn’t the timing of the MITB anthology a little out-of-place – as surely there will be people who can skip buying the PPV DVD as the matches are already part of the anthology package.
The MITB anthology seems much more misplaced than a Goldberg set. MITB is fairly new yet and doesn’t really deserve it’s own set as it isn’t that historic as of yet. I think WWE should continue to cash in on WCW themed sets like Great American Bash, Halloween Havoc and Fall Brawl among others, sets that have more history to them. Believe it or not, I’m actually going to throw in a vote for another divas compilation. It’s been years since we’ve had one and one has never come out on blu-ray. I’d like to get small segments on each diva and then a collection of matches.
Wonder if the MitB Anthology will include some of the cash-ins – possibly Blu-ray exclusive or something.
My guess has been the the Blu-Ray extras will be the cash-ins, since I can’t think of what else they could be.
Also thought maybe some the qualifying matches that occurred on RAW and SD for WM 22-26.
The cash-in matches should all be included with no problem since the majority of them were barely a few minutes long. The only 2 cash-ins that were actual full matches were Cena vs RVD at One Night Stand ’06 and last year’s Punk vs Cena from Raw 1000. I guess they should also include Edge beating Kennedy for the briefcase on Raw in ’07 also to make it complete.
Certain spots.. like Hardy going through Edge on Ladder?
Sheamus powerbomb SIncara ?
Oh man I don’t like seeing The Rock and Brock Lesnar on the Goldberg synopsis because they where some pretty bad matches and plus both have been released here recently like we all said before there are many matches he’s been that would be better for this set than them two.
Well, his match with the Rock was his first WWE match and last with Lesnar…its only fitting to include them…plus he won both.
They have to fill the DVD somehow.