The big WWE Home Video-related news making the rounds this week is that the previously rumored AJ Styles DVD is apparently now set for 2018.
Reports attributed to a Sportskeeda YouTube show suggest that one reason WWE decided to switch the United States Championship from Kevin Owens to AJ Styles at Madison Square Garden was in efforts to create another career milestone and “MSG moment” for that proposed AJ DVD.
That sounds plausible in respect to including an “unseen” hidden gem that can only be viewed on this compilation, while AJ’s name value alone would probably put him in the running for a DVD next year, however our sources currently suggest that right now we’re still some time away from any of the 2018 Home Video titles being set in stone – so for now consider this one unconfirmed.
There have been “official” rumblings of such a release before now though. In April the company issued a fan survey that listed 16 WWE DVD ideas as contenders for next year, one of which was:
“The Phenomenal AJ Styles”
This compilation would feature the most phenomenal matches of AJ Styles’ first two years in WWE. No superstar wowed the audience during that time quite like “P1” AJ Styles. Featuring battles with John Cena, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Chris Jericho, and more.
Next up for a WWE DVD release is another of the new “Double Feature” packs – this time the recent Extreme Rules 2017 and Money in the Bank 2017 PPVs.
The 2-disc set will feature both of the RAW and SmackDown Live-exclusive events (complete with Kickoff show matches as extras) and will hit stores across the United States first on July 25th.
Thanks to WDN reader Sunny let’s take a look at it 2 weeks early! These pre-release pics reveal that a free Dean Ambrose trading card will be included in first-run copies of the DVD.
RAW’s greatest Superstars take it to the extreme when Samoa Joe, Finn Bálor, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Bray Wyatt do battle in a Fatal-5-Way Match to decide Brock Lesnar’s next challenger for the Universal Championship. RAW Tag Team Champions The Hardy Boyz continue their rivalry with Sheamus and Cesaro inside the confines of a Steel Cage, and the RAW Women’s Championship is on the line when champion Alexa Bliss defends her prize against Bayley in a Kendo Stick on a Pole Match. It’s the one night of the year when WWE takes things to the extreme!
For the first time ever in WWE history, the women of SmackDown Live get their chance to shine when Charlotte Flair, Carmella, Becky Lynch, Natalya, and Tamina compete in a Money in the Bank Ladder Match. The New Day returns to tag team competition in a SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match against The Usos. “The Viper” Randy Orton tries to end “The Era of The Maharaja” in a championship bout with Jinder Mahal, and the second Money in the Bank Match of the evening features a clash between AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin, and Dolph Ziggler. A golden opportunity awaits at Money in the Bank.
Get the new WWE “Double Feature: Extreme Rules & MITB 2017″ DVD…
– USA: July 25th. Pre-order the next “WWE Double Feature” DVD here on Amazon.com.
– UK/Europe: August 14th. Grab the next “WWE Double Feature” DVD here on Amazon.co.uk.
– Australia: August 16th. Get the next “WWE Double Feature” DVD pack at Madman.com.au.
Keeping you up-to-date on the “WWE Unreleased 1986-1995” DVD before its lands this September, outside of the official trailer we haven’t yet had a hands-on with the footage in the set and thus there is currently no word on whether or not there will be commentary on the matches.
Although the trailer had commentary soundbytes, those appear to be taken from televised matches in the era and not necessarily from the “never-before-seen” bouts to be featured here.
However, we do have more of a solid update on the 13 extra matches that surfaced online. WWE’s stance on those is that the extras were never planned (be it on DVD or Blu-ray), while some of the matches may not even exist on tape! Therefore we can only assume that the list was fabricated.
BIG AUSSIE SALE!!
Heads up to all WWE DVD collectors in Australia, Madman.com.au are running a massive sale right now which includes nearly 60 different titles at rock bottom prices while stocks last.
This “Stocktake sale” sees most WWE DVDs/Blu-rays from recent years slashed in price to between $3.95 and $7.95 each (e.g. the Owen Hart Blu-ray for $4.95), and one title a crazy low $1.95!
It’s a new release week once again for Kayfabe Commentaries – they just dropped the new WCW “Timeline” DVD covering 1990 with special guest Jim Cornette. The release comes on the heels of Kayfabe C.’s well-received WWE “Timeline” of the same year, told by Bruce Prichard.
Preview 5 minutes of “Timeline: The History of WCW – 1990” right here:
“Fight Owens Fight: The Kevin Owens Story” is back in stock on Amazon US, Amazon UK and Amazon Canada – they have all now caught up with demand. If you’re still looking for the Blu-ray and want to try nabbing a copy slightly cheaper, look out for this eBay auction expiring today:
$23.99 – Fight Owens Fight: The Kevin Owens Story Blu-ray (Free Shipping)
And while you’re there keep an eye on eBay seller “thepanhandlepicker” this week as they’re auctioning off several rare WWF/WWE DVD heavy-hitters the likes of:
$49.99 – Judgment Day 2002 DVD (US Version)
$44.99 – Vengeance 2002 DVD (US Version)
$29.99 – Best of WWF 2001 Viewers’ Choice DVD
$26.00 – WWF WrestleMania 17 DVD
$22.99 – WWF Backlash 2001 DVD
I will be buying the WWE : Extreme Rules 2017 & WWE Money In The Bank 2017 two DVD set when it comes out in August
12 of the 13 extras do exist as thy were TV tapings. They can be saved for a volume 2 or a Warrior Unreleased set for the Warrior matches.
No thanks. There’s already been like two sets and two documentaries on Ultimate Warrior in the last 2-3 years …. There’s no need to further milk his passing
Hell yeah, there are still tons of excellent unreleased Ultimate Warrior matches that could easily fill up another bada$$ set.
I hate discs on each side of the case. I like my trays
A personal preference or practical reason? Curious. I think we can agree that disc stacking or double sided discs (c’mon no scratch protection or artwork) are no-nos. Me though, flippers depend on hinge design. Trays are easy to move around. CBS now makes these disk holders that can disconnect-reconnect with the box they’re cased in.
Safer for the discs this way. Trays can wobble about and break. ‘Hate’ is such a strong word for such a little (non) issue.
It’s not safer at all. The tray helps pad out the case, bu in this case the discs have more room to bounce around in the case and scratch if they become loose.
Do we know where Sunny picked up the copy of Extreme Rules/Money in the Bank?
Tape store right outside the clinic.
Now that’s funny.
I think even early 2018 is a bit too early for an AJ Styles documentary and I think it’s a ludicrous reason to change creative direction re; MSG title switch.
What’s the rush on an AJ DVD? The market drying up? It’s been drying up for the last few years, but that hasn’t stopped an Owens or Rollins DVD from coming out.
It’s way, WAAAAY too early for an AJ DVD. Imagine waiting until May 2019. You could conceivably include:
– An AJ documentary w new interviews from Bryan, Joe, Nigel, Rollins, Cesaro, Roddy and perhaps other ROH/TNA alumni who may arrive in WWE by then (Adam Cole? Christopher Daniels? Kenny Omega?).
– A Wrestlemania match vs Shinsuke Nakamura?
– Brand new possible PPV or TV matches vs Samoa Joe, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, Matt Hardy, Cesaro, Adam Cole or maybe even Triple H or Kurt Angle?
How kick-ass would an AJ dvd set be with that kinda stuff in ADDITION TO:
– Wrestlemania 32 vs Chris Jericho
– Payback 2016 vs Roman Reigns
– Extreme Rules vs Roman Reigns
– Summerslam vs John Cena
– Backlash vs Dean Ambrose
– TLC vs Dean Ambrose
– SD Live vs Baron Corbin & Doplh Ziggler (Dec 16)
– Royal Rumble vs John Cena
– SD Live! vs Luke Harper (March 2017)
– Wrestlemania 33 vs Shane McMahon
Imagine waiting another 18 months for more stellar AJ matches with additional commentary from his peers, old foes and new fans. The theme will be that AJ was a revered performer who many believed his time had passed for stardom in WWE, before he finally arrived and punctuated a HOF career in WWE. I even have the title:
“AJ STYLES: AT LONG LAST”
Knowing WWE, they’ll probably want to pull an AJ Styles set trigger just before they’ll feel he’s at his peak of fan interest, preferably as he’s booked as a champion or in a top card feud. With KO’s video release being a hit, WWE might feel encouraged to green light another set on a wrestler who’s also famous outside the company.
I think they have every intent of turning the volume up on AJ as we head into the fall. My guess is he will be WWE Champion again before the end of the year, and a rivalry with Nakamura would surely be a highlight of this set.
I enjoyed the Owens DVD very much, but it still felt very much like it ended abruptly. I think waiting another year wouldn’t have hurt that set either.
Yeah, more chapters to written in the KO book. It’s like ending on a cliffhanger. Need closure! :O
Excellent points. Not making an AJ set would be a terrible mistake right now, just a matter of when. hmmm…
I’m all in favor of an AJ set, BUT I think if they have bigger plans for him than the US title (and my gut tells me they will put the WWE title on him again by the end of this year) – I would wait just a bit longer.
Adding potentially big matches from Summerslam, Survivor Series and possibly even a WM 34 match only adds value to such a set.
This reminds me of when WWE released ‘Randy Orton: RKO Outta Nowhere’ around the time when Orton had joined the reunited Wyatt family after his loss to Bray at No Mercy. We’ll see where this goes.
Only difference, while timing may have been weird, WWE had a host of Orton stuff which to cherry pick from on another DVD release.
AJ? Not so much. If they were going to add some ROH stuff or even NWA Wildside stuff to this release, then by all means – go for it! I just don’t think they would.
As it stands right now, I think a AJ in WWE DVD is a kinda light, and it would only benefit the fans by waiting just a bit longer for a much deeper, more fleshed out set with a more comprehensive doc to boot.
People said it was too soon for a Kevin Owens release also. Didn’t make a difference when it came to selling out and being a #1 hit. And in a few years they could release another Owens set and people will buy that too. Strike while the iron is hot. AJ is on a roll right now. Put out a compilation now and save the documentary for later on.
I enjoyed the doc on Owens, just thought it kinda ended abruptly. Didn’t care for that aspect.
I’m not as much a fan of straight match compilations but again, I think they can certainly boost the value on an AJ set by waiting until after WM34. That’s all.
Know what you mean, bang for your buck. A doc does add intrinsic value and collector appeal to any feature. I’m honestly surprised KO got more than a match comp. And wouldn’t you know it that the doc more than likely helped sell his set than without one (fans notwithstanding as this was a sweet cherry topping).
A product that leaves me wanting more for positive reasons I think is a good sign for the foreseeable future.
That’s one way of looking at it, half glass full, WWE logically wanting to maximize on their profits before laying all their AJ cards out on the table.
I won’t claim to know the stats but I read that Kevin Owen’s set was the #1 seller in the sports category on Amazon US. Is this any indication that that WWE’s current tv ratings are irrelevant to their popularity?
It looks like the ‘Unreleased sets are proving to be a great payoff for WWE especially with 86-95 coming (I’m aware Attitude Vol 3 was mixed).
I already have 5 AJ Styles DVDS in my collection (2 from Ring of Honor and 3 from TNA). But I wouldn’t mind adding one from WWE to the collection. 🙂
I don’t any AJ sets but am considering it after watching his in-ring work. From what we’ve wrote only goes to show the man knows how to make an impression.
Typo: I don’t have any*
Somehow I doubt an edit option is available.