The Final ‘HARDCORE WEEK’ Matches Revealed, ANOTHER 22 Possible WWE DVDs for 2017!

April 29, 2016 by Daniel Bee

HARDCORE WEEK - WWE History of the Hardcore Championship DVD

It’s the end of another special week at, during which we’ve been exclusively revealing matches for “The History of the Hardcore Championship: 24/7” DVD.

Missed any of the match picks so far? Just look here: HARDCORE WEEK.

You’ll be glad you stuck with us all week because today confirms the most matches yet!



Over the four years it was in existence, more than 60 superstars (AND DIVAS!) held the Hardcore Championship and countless others had a shot at it, so for the final HARDCORE WEEK entry we’re honoring as many of those brave souls as possible who competed for the title…

Hardcore Championship Match
Al Snow vs. Steve Blackman
Jakked • October 9, 1999
WWE Hardcore Championship Belt
Hardcore Championship Match
Crash vs. Dean Malenko
SmackDown • May 4, 2000

Hardcore Championship Match
Shane McMahon vs. Steve Blackman
SummerSlam • August 27, 2000

Triple Threat Match for the Hardcore Championship
The Big Show vs. The Rock vs. Kurt Angle
RAW • February 26, 2001

Hardcore Championship Match
Jeff Hardy vs. Mike Awesome
SmackDown • July 12, 2001

Hardcore Championship Match
Chris Jericho vs. Rob Van Dam
Unforgiven • September 23, 2001

Hardcore Championship Match
Steven Richards vs. Terri
RAW • May 27, 2002

Hardcore Championship Match
Tommy Dreamer vs. Bradshaw
RAW • August 5, 2002

“The History of the Hardcore Championship: 24/7” will crash your DVD/Blu-ray collection this September. No pre-orders available yet, but keep checking and

HARDCORE WEEK - WWE History of the Hardcore Championship DVD, Steve Blackman


Yesterday we reported on a new survey which named 21 WWE DVD concepts for 2017.

Some of the major titles that were listed in that survey as being considered for release next year by the company included a “final” Undertaker DVD, compilations on Kurt Angle and Rick Rude, an unreleased match collection for Shawn Michaels, and various others on top.

If you missed the news yesterday be sure to get involved in our poll now:

Which **TWO** of these potential 2017 WWE DVD sets would you most like to see released?

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At least one other WWE DVD survey has also been issued to fans this week! can confirm another 22 different Home Video concepts listed on there, including Superstar sets the likes of Kane, Goldberg, Lex Luger, Stephanie McMahon, New Day, along with feature sets such as “The Best of 1997” and a “History of WWE” box set.


WWE Women’s Revolution
Looking at the Women’s Division “from the days of the Fabulous Moolah to Sunny, to Trish, to Michelle McCool, and now to the future in Charlotte”. Interviews with important figures, discussion on how they changed the role of women in wrestling.

WrestleMania III – 30 Years Later
Looking at “the most important even in WWE history” and talking to the people who were there.

Top 25 Celebrity Moments
A countdown of celebrity involvement.

Survival Mode
The early 90s for the WWE may have been a forgotten time period…The company was in perhaps its lowest point…Financially, creatively, the company was suffering – how did WWE survive? Now hear from the Superstars and the executives, as they tell you what it took to bring the WWE out of the doldrums of the early ’90s, into the greatest successful time period in WWE history.

John Cena: Behind the Mic
Cena talks about how he became great at promos, who has helped him, some of his favorites and some that “went awry”.

Masters of the Mic
Countdown of the top 25 talkers in sports entertainment history with a look at some of their best work. Disc 2 and 3 would feature memorable promos from the top 25.

Lex Luger
Documentary looking at his life.

Out of the Darkness – Two Decades of Kane
An out of character documentary on Glenn Jacobs, the man known as Kane. The Kane character has been on WWE TV since 1997, though Glenn has been wrestling long before then. For the first time ever, Glenn sits down to discuss his childhood, early wrestling career, unsuccessful characters (Issac Yankem) before eventually debuting as the Undertaker’s half-brother Kane. Glenn talks about some of the challenges of keeping that character fresh over the years and why he made some of the creative decisions he did. Also get a glimpse into his home life, his politics, and get a brand new look at the future Hall of Famer.

Alberto Del Rio
Documentary on growing up in a famous family, his amateur days and what it means to be in WWE.

The True Story of SummerSlam
SummerSlam turns 30 in 2017 and this looks at some of the stories behind the greatest SummerSlam matches.

Looks at the career of “arguably WCW’s biggest superstar of the Monday Night War era”. Goldberg discusses his career for the first time ever.

WWE Goldberg DVD - Under Consideration for 2017
WWE Stephanie McMahon DVD - Under Consideration for 2017

NXT Greatest Matches Vol. 2

Stephanie McMahon (Documentary)

Vince vs. Bischoff (Rivalries sit-down interview)

Dreamer vs. Raven (Rivalries sit-down interview)

Taz vs. Sabu (Rivalries sit-down interview)

CM Punk (Compilation)

The New Day (Compilation)

Unreleased Matches 1986-1995

The History of WWE (Box Set, year-by-year)

Bruno Sammartino (Documentary)

Best of 1997: 20th Anniversary


In addition to the above titles, WWE are also gauging fan interest in seeing the following WWE Network shows released physically on DVD/Blu-ray: Legends with JBL, The Stone Cold Podcast, Table for 3, Countdown, WrestleMania Rewind, Swerved, and Rivalries.

Of the major potential DVDs we’ve highlighted, choose your top 3 in this new poll:

Which **THREE** of these WWE DVD concepts would you most like to see actually made in 2017?

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  1. Luigi says:

    Any news for a box set of Bruno Sammartino the Living Legend

  2. josh says:

    Again, only 3?! I wish we could vote for more. If they’re going to do a 30 year wrestlemania 3, I hope they’re going to talk to Hogan. There’s more than 3 that I want to see. Goldberg, true story of summerslam, wrestlemania 3, women’s video(I hope they’re going to document sable and talk to her), vince vs. bischoff, I’d like to see a sitdown rivalry interview with flair and bischoff. I still want to see documentaries on arn Anderson, demolition, rick rude. They could do a best of hall of fame set, with all the hall of fames and put in some bonus features like best promos and best matches. I’d like to see a best mic one, all the greatest talkers/people with best mic skills.

  3. Huul80 says:

    WWE, if you read any of this: PLEASE note that at least 97 % of all the fans that has voted for the KURT ANGLE release, is actually almost only because we all wish more then anything for an extensive DOCUMENTARY biography/compilation that is very long overdue. Please hire back Kurt Angle.

  4. Anan says:

    I think a pre=WWE set would be nice if WWE could obtain the footage on talents that have spent years all the world wrestling before finally getting to WWE. A lot of these names are currently on or came up to the main roster through NXT. It’ll be a nice precursor to a documentary should one be done on said talent(s) and a nice way of seeing their beginnings because unless WWE acquires the libraries of these promotions, these pre-WWE careers won’t be seen on the WWE Network. However, the Daniel Bryan and I think the CM Punk documentaries proved that obtaining the footage from a pre-WWE career to DVD use is certainly possible.

    Just some names that come to mind for a project like this Finn Balor, Asuka, Nakamura, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens:

    I’d buy a JR DVD. One that documents his entire wrestling career to the time he got future endeavored by WWE. Normally on these sets, we’d get matches that center on the subject of the DVD. But since JR’s never been a (trained) wrestler, how about some matches he refereed? Since he’s most known for his commentary, matches that included some of his best commentary which isn’t easy as I’ve enjoyed any match I have seen with JR”s voice, even if the match itself sucked.

  5. Anan says:

    Nice final list of matches for the Hardcore set. Pleased the Blackman/Shane match from Summerslam’s on here. Wonder what will make it onto the blu ray exclusives.

    Possible sets:
    – Docs on Kane, Bruno, Goldberg. I really hope they get Taker on the Kane doc as their careers have been intertwined. kane was created basically because of The Undertaker.
    – Women’s Revolution
    – Survival Mode: MUST get Taker to comment here as he was one of the guys to carry the company through that time.
    – Alberto Del Rio doc? Good, but don’t know if it’s the right time. Jake Roberts deserves a proper doc. Rick Rude deserves one. So does Booker T. They should get theirs before Del Rio gets his.
    – Lex Luger doc….I guess it could be good. They really should get Sting on this. He got Luger to WCW and he had a more memorable and longer run there than in WWE.
    – True Story of Summerslam should be a good one. Wanna see a True Story done on Royal Rumble and RAW too.
    – NXT Vol.2….OH HELL YEAH! I hope they release the TakeOvers one day!
    – They did a doc on Vince. I believed it was only a matter of time before his kids get docs of their own. I’m up for that.
    – The Rivalries sit-downs sound good. Loved Bret/HBK and hoped we’d get more. JR did that interview. Wonder who’ll do the ones on the list above if they get done.

    • Brad Attitude says:

      i’d like to see joey styles do the sit down interviews for the tazz/sabu and raven/tommy dreamer rivalries

      • Anan says:

        Styles would be a great choice for the ECW rivalries. But so would the best talker in the biz today, Paul Heyman who makes anything look good just by talking, the owner of ECW. Or hell, get em both to do it lol!

  6. Joe Young says:

    Bruno Sammartino and Bill Goldberg documentaries!!! yes! Yes! YES!

  7. Ryan Johansson says:

    I want to strangle anyone who voted for Top Celebrity moments. This is Wrestling not the Hollywood Walk of Fame or some SNL skit.

  8. Ryan Johansson says:

    Why is there not more votes for New Day? I voted for them, Kane and NXT Vol 2.

    • Brad Attitude says:

      Because “New Day .. Sucks”

    • Anan says:

      I love New Day. But new Day have not been in WWE long enough individually or collectively to really warrant a DVD. Between the three of them, how long have they been in WWE anyway? Yet talents like Christian, Kane have been in WWE a lot longer. Kane got a compilation set, Christian to my knowledge has not had a set done on him at all. My point is there’s names that are deserving of sets that should get done first, before New Day get theirs. They’re red hot now. But how knows how long they’ll be together? Will they be together long enough and be hot long enough to warrant a DVD? Knowing today’s WWE, the plug could be pulled off of New Day easily. Knowing today’s fans, they can easily forget about New Day and jump onto another wagon.

  9. Ryan Johansson says:

    There is still 15 or more matches to be revealed on the Final Listing! I hope for some more matches from Heat, Jakked, PPV’s and more multi-man matches. This is one of the most anticipated releases for me ever.

  10. me says:

    Disappointing matches except for the Jakked one. I was hoping for some of the battle royals and multi person matches such as WM2000,Unforgiven 2000,etc. Hopefully they will be on the final match listing.

    The only ones of the new survey I wanted were Unreleased 1986-1995,Goldberg, and Kane which I all voted for. Yesterdays choices were way better.

  11. Jeff Copeland says:

    i voted KANE!!!! that MAN DESERVES A BIO DVD and Lex Luger and NXT vol 2 or Goldberg bio be cool

  12. captainplanet says:

    “The Best of ’97” would be a dream come true for me. That was my year, and it was a hell of year to be a fan.

  13. Justin F says:

    Survival Mode…Great, more blasting of WCW by Vince McMahon.

  14. LP1 says:

    “SummerSlam turns 30 in 2017”. I’m begging someone to teach WWE how to count. The first SummerSlam was in 1988. That means it turns 30 in 2018. This is simple 2nd grade math.

    • RoodyPooDude says:

      I think they mean 2017 will be the 30th SummerSlam event, not the actual 30 years since the first event. Kind of like Wrestlemania 30 in 2014 instead of 2015.

    • CampWWEr says:

      Which means the 30th SummerSlam is in 2017, Einstein

      • LP1 says:

        Einstein you say? Interesting. But anyway, the 30th event and “turning 30” are 2 different things. WWE has never learned the differennce between annual and anniversary. If someone was born in 1988, they turn 30 in 2018. The year they’re born does not count as their 1st birthday. I appreciate the Einstein comment though.

    • Tom says:

      Dude, you need to go back to school then. You have the year that it started in. You have to count the one that occurred in 1988 and therefore, if you count with your fingers, then yes in 2017 Summerslam will air its 30th one and therefore it will be the 30th anniversary.

      • LP1 says:

        Wow. The ignorance level is at an all time high today. I’m not talking about annual events. I’m relaying what WWE said about SummerSlam “turning” 30. In 1988, SummerSlam did not “turn 1”. You don’t celebrate your 1st anniversary on the day you get married. You don’t celebrate your 1st birthday on the very day you’re born. Yes 2017 will be the 30th annual SummerSlam event, but it’s not “turning 30” years old. SummerSlam ’88 was not the first anniversary of SummerSlam. Just like WrestleMania 1 was not the first anniversary of WrestleMania. If my wife gave birth to my child today, today would not be my child’s “1st birthday”. I don’t understand why this is so complicated for some people.

  15. Mike Poulin says:

    I’m really liking the potential for 2017 DVD’s I’m guessing NXT Volume 2 will get released sometime in the next year or so. But I like the idea of any set of unreleased matches. The Story of Summerslam seems like an interesting and some the suggested sets from the other vote sound interesting to hopefully a fair percentage end up being released not only next year but in years to come.

    • RCS1988 says:

      Unreleased 1986-1995 would be awesome if they included matches featuring people that appeared at tapings, but never wrestled on TV like Konnan in 1991 & 1992, Sabu in 1993, Tazz in 1991 & 1993, and Sean Mooney should host this set.

  16. Paul Timmons says:

    None of these titles interested me until the sit down rivalries showed up. Fans wanting a Stephanie McMahon dvd are probably the same fans who want a Sid Vicious (boring) dvd or Kevin Nash (zzzz) dvd.

    • Jeff Copeland says:

      NOT KANE ??? think about a bio about his carrer as fake diesel and the evil dentist and all that stuff and the fun road storys with paul bearer maybe daniel bryan and undertaker untold stories and matches :O !!!!

      • Paul Timmons says:

        @jeff copeland: I prefer the first Kane dvd where he spoke in character. I have no interest in getting to know the man who portrays him as he constantly breaks character nor or do I have any interest in sitting thru Fake Diesel or Isaac Yankem again.

        @Me: workrate is everything, that’s why I buy these dvds for good quality matches, not cringeworthy performances that stinks and I can smell from miles away. Sid’s matches were boring, his promos might’ve been hilarious but that’s what youtube is for.

        • Jeff Copeland says:

          i do think kane deserves another dvd from his 08 one even if its in character again masked or corp kane

    • me says:

      Sid was definitely not boring. He was hilarious. Workrate isn’t everything.

  17. RabidHeat says:

    Why do they describe Michelle McCool as some kind of era-definer? Because she’s the Undertaker’s wife?

  18. Patrick R says:

    I agree with James. Most of these titles would make good releases. Love the unreleased matches from 1986-1995. Same goes for the History Of WWE Box set. Documentaries on Stephanie & Alberto would be good. You could do a Box set on the Women of WWE. I’d like to see a full Documentary of Trish Stratus and Lita.

  19. James says:

    Just release them all! They all look good 🙂

  20. brian roy says:

    lex luger dvd would be cool and Stephanie smoking hot a dvd of just her 🙂

  21. Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

    Company man Cena last again..even The Wicked Witch of the East Steph gets a higher score.. -LOL-

    History of WWE, True Story of Summerslam and NXT vol. 2 absolutely YES. Goldberg is on the list as a potential must mean the parties are getting closer..I really don’t think a second run in WWE for Goldberg will do anything good with how things are these Twitter years, consider how his first run was in one of the companys best eras.

    Unreleased matches are always welcome, but like to know more. Rest looks to me as pure 9.99 one hours material.

    And noooo.. there is absolutely -no- reasons for releasing podcasts interviews, braindead shows and scripted bad written talkshows.. well, for making more money out of nothing, sure..

  22. John Peterson says:

    I don’t mind a set on the women.They are long overdue for a set.the last woman’s dvd they released was back in 2006.A Kane doc would also be interesting.Hes one of the big names who hasn’t had one.NXT is always welcome and hopefully the next one has the Sasha/Bayley Ironwoman match and Zayn/Nakumura.The True story DVDS are also welcome along with a Luger Doc.

  23. Indyfan says:

    Why would anyone want a Stephanie set. And people voting for Kurt don’t realize all his great matches that don’t include Benoit are available on other sets.I hope we finally get a Tommy Dreamer vs Raven set.

    • me says:

      You are nuts. Angle has NEVER even had a DVD before. Ever!

      • Jeff Copeland says:

        only thing he had was it’s true it’s true vhs in 2000. talking about his first year or so from survivor series 99 to his wwf title win at no mercy 2000.

        thats when jericho also got a vhs breaking the walls down