Edits to WCW Nitro Vol. 2 DVD, “Top 25 Rivalries”, UK WWE DVD Release Dates

January 30, 2013 by Daniel Bee

WWE Best of Raw and Smackdown 2012 DVD Release

WWE: The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012 was released yesterday to the United States, on DVD and Blu-ray formats. Did you pick up your copy?

If not, the DVD is available from $22.99 at Amazon.com and WWEShop.com.

The Blu-ray edition can be found for $28 shipped on this eBay listing.

The next release is The Best of WCW Monday Nitro Vol. 2 on February 12th. Check out photos of the Blu-ray edition over here, passed along to us by Sunny Gupta.

We can confirm through the early copy that Volume 2 follows the same format as the first installment with DDP hosting. It is a mix of matches and segments in between them. There are no dates given on screen during footage – only in the chapter menu, and nothing displayed in the corner before each match or segment.

In the case of the Blu-ray, Disc 1 runs 4 hours and 18 minutes, while Disc 2 runs for 2 hours and 28 minutes (along with Blu-ray exclusives of 1 hour and 43 minutes).

As yet there haven’t been any noticeable edits present, except for Vampiro’s theme which looks to have been was dubbed over, and Michael Buffer muted out.

WWE Best of WCW Nitro Volume 2 DVD Best Buy Exclusive

BestBuy.com has uploaded the cover shot (above) of their store exclusive Nitro Vol. 2 DVD. As you can see it confirms extra content will be the exclusivity. No word yet what said footage will be, and it doesn’t appear to be present in our recent match listing reveal.

Mick Foley spotted our match listing reveal of his upcoming “For All Mankind” DVD and Blu-ray release, and made the following comments on his Twitter account.

Take a look at the content of my upcoming @WWE DVD “For All Mankind”. Looks pretty cool to me. Pretty, pretty cool!

The new DVD will be MUCH different than Hits & Misses . This one has a bio, hours of extras, rare matches

Yeah – that’s the idea with the match-list; dig down deep for the lost classics, instead of just skimming the PPV’s.

Even a well-known match like HIAC will take on a different feel with the commentary @JoeyStyles and I laid down. Try it, you’ll like it.

Fans in the UK and Europe, we had it confirmed by WWEDVD.co.uk that the release date of the new Mick Foley DVD is scheduled for April 22nd, just 6 days after the US release.

The following is a list of more upcoming UK release dates, according to the Sainsbury’s website, also confirming the “Top 25 Rivalries” set is on the way. Thanks to Steven Watson.

WWE Best Of Raw & Smackdown 2012 – 8th April

WWE Royal Rumble 2013 – 15th April

WWE For All Mankind – 22nd April

WWE Best of WCW Monday Nitro Vol. 2 – 29th April

WWE Elimination Chamber 2013 – 6th May

WWE Bret Hart: Dungeon Collection – 13th May

WWE The Best Of In Your House – 27th May

WWE WrestleMania 29 – 17th June

WWE Top 25 Rivalries – 24th June

Steve Austin’s latest movie “The Package” is released on DVD and Blu-ray to the United States on February 19th, and follows to the United Kingdom on March 4th.

The Package DVD Movie Steve Austin

For two angry men with a history of bad blood, the ultimate revenge is about to be get very, very nasty… THE PACKAGE on DVD and Blu-ray.

Steve Austin (The Condemned) and Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV, The Expendables) star in the bone-crunching action flick that delivers the goods: Austin is combat veteran Tommy Wick, a nightclub bouncer and stone-cold enforcer for a Seattle mob boss.

Lundgren is ‘The German’, an international crime lord and hardcore killing machine. But when Wick is asked to courier a mysterious package to The German, he’ll suddenly find himself hunted by relentless teams of hit men, mercenaries, assassins and sadists. Time is running out. The bodies are piling up.

We are working on giving away copies of the movie to WWEDVDNews readers soon!

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  1. @imdjluis says:

    Also edited is Hogan’s “Voodoo Child” music, as usual with WWE releases, La Parka and the Steiner Brothers get an edit as well.

  2. thejmp187 says:

    The wcw DVD looks bomb picking up first day

  3. tom says:

    what are the Nitro2 BestBuy exclusives?
    if this has been covered before, please provide a link where i can find the info.

  4. SRB says:

    Steve Austin stars in the package… where he attempts to deliver a package.

  5. Alan says:

    It’ll be cool to see what exclusives the BB version will have! It’ll be nice to have these bouts on DVD. Music edits suck though! Thank goodness I taped every Nitro as they aired from 1995-2001 in their original form!

  6. Tony Schivaone says:

    If my calculations are correct, we could be getting 30-45 minutes of DVD extras for Nitro, depending on how much space WWE chooses to use.

  7. Big Jem says:

    i got a feeling sting’s metallica theme against vampiro is replaced with his crow theme and goldberg’s theme replace with his crappy wwe theme.

  8. miz4life says:

    What Best Buy Exclusive is on Nitro 2?

  9. wrestlingfan says:

    @Danny Bee is Triple H confirmed for this year?

    • Daniel Bee says:

      I haven’t seen that far yet to confirm but got a feeling the Trips DVD will happen. Was put off too many times.

  10. wrestlingfan says:

    I think the MIck Foley Dvd set is what should be released if they have previous dvd releases, excellent choice on matches. However the amazon price on a 2 blu ray set of the best of raw and smackdown is a rip off…. they need to bring the cost down…

  11. anonymous says:

    fantastic sleeve but will not be getting it on dvd

  12. Vincenzzzzzo says:

    Picked up my copy of Best of RAW / SmackDown 2012 Blu-ray last night. Definitely looking forward to the WCW Nitro volume 2 in a couple weeks.

  13. Person says:

    To Sunny,

    What are the sidebars like on the Nitro footage? Same as last time? Black? Let a brother know…

    Also are all the entrances intact? Any noticeable ones missing? Is sting’s original theme present on the first match with flair as well as the fake sting v JL match?…. I think wwe was recently involved in lawsuit over the ownership of the songs from that wcw slam jam album- so I was wondering if they were going to start removing those.

  14. Joe Israel says:

    I was going to write about this more in my review, but the trend of not including the dates before each match started with the Best of Raw/SD set. I really hate this change, it just makes the WWE seem lazy. It can’t be too much work to let us know the date of each match.

  15. Scott says:

    Has anyone seen the blu ray of “The Best of Raw/Smackdown 2012″ on sale? It’s still $34.99 at Amazon and $27.99 at wwe shop…”What’s Up With That???”

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