EXCLUSIVE: First Look Footage of WWE’s ‘1997 – Dawn of The Attitude’ & UNRELEASED Matches DVD

June 30, 2017 by Daniel Bee

WWE Attitude Era Roundtable in '1997: Dawn of The Attitude' DVD

It’s been an Attitude-filled week here at WrestlingDVDNetwork.com which saw the unveiling of the cover artwork and full match listing for WWE’s new 1997-themed Home Video offering.

And it’s not over yet! We’ve got an exclusive first look at the Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, Kane, Godfather and Ron Simmons roundtable which will be hosted by Renee Young and can only be seen as part of the “1997 – Dawn of the Attitude” DVD and Blu-ray main feature.

A preview of the talk segments with those Attitude Era legends can seen in the official trailer:

“1997 – Dawn of the Attitude” is the big release in the works for October as both a 3-disc DVD set and a 2-disc Blu-ray set. It will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the pivotal year that would mark a turning point in WWE’s fortunes and plant the seeds for the success that was to follow.

The story will be told with a 1 hour main feature joined by 26 accompanying matches and moments.

WWE '1997: Dawn of The Attitude' Blu-ray - Box Artwork

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It’s also time we all got eyes on some of the hidden gems and never-before-seen material about to be unearthed for the first ever time in “WWE UNRELEASED 1986-1995”.

Get notified when “WWE UNRELEASED 1986-1995” is up for pre-order on Amazon.com.

The first teaser trailer for the 3-disc DVD gives us a glimpse of: Randy Savage vs. Andre the Giant for the WWE Championship, Ric Flair vs. Hulk Hogan for the WWE Championship, Yokozuna and Diesel in a Steel Cage Match, Razor Ramon and Jeff Jarrett in a Ladder Match, and more!!

Check it out here in another WrestlingDVDNetwork.com exclusive:

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The trailers keep on coming with “Double Feature: Extreme Rules & Money in the Bank 2017”.

RAW’s Extreme Rules 2017 PPV will combine with SmackDown Live’s Money in the Bank 2017 PPV as the next 2-disc “Double Feature” DVD on this year’s schedule, hitting stores in 4 weeks.

Extreme Rules was headlined by a Fatal 5-Way Match to determine Brock Lesnar’s next opponent, while Money in the Bank was headlined by two MITB Ladder Matches including the first one to involve the female Superstars of WWE. The DVD’s cover artwork was finalized earlier this week.



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  1. Dale Wolf says:

    The Attitude Era series has been a miserable failure full of repeats, bad matchups or being misleading.

    Oh well. Hopefully they’ll get it right with the Ruthless Aggression set.

  2. Jeff Copeland says:

    honestly do we really need more Attitude era dvds ? i mean how much more can they drain from that well.

    maybe that’s just me i would of rather had a bio dvd of rude or a new one on jake or ted dibasie

  3. Hello says:

    There’s no commentary. Get over it

  4. brandon vendetta says:

    They really just need to announce if there’s going to be commentary or not any or some on the unrealesed set. The guessing game is going nowhere. How hard can it be to obtain that information?? Come on writers at wrestling DVD network. Get this info already please that way all this speculation and guessing and arguing will calm down for a few hours on this site. Looking forward to this release like alot of people just want to know out of curiosity and for the sake of argument if its going to have commentary or not.

    • Burt Chino says:

      Does it matter if there’s commentary or not? The main selling point are the largervthan life superstars that are on the set and the whopping 45 matches on it.

  5. lilly rose says:

    since wwe doesn’t show choking, andre-savage will probably be 90% crowd shots

    • Corey Chance says:

      Got a relative and I to laugh! Would upvote if I could :^)

      Both brought heel wrestlers to a new level.

  6. Kidwwe says:

    Damn wwe did a black friday sale in June where I purchased items then the next week 5 dollar Friday, quit the sales or take all my money now!

  7. Nicolas Hébert says:

    If I understand the concept of the Unreleased 1986-1995 DVD, all those matchs are from the Coliseum Videos exclusive never release on VHS at the time?

    • LP1 says:

      All of the matches took place at TV tapings. Some of them might have been planned to be on Coliseum Video, but never were for whatever reason, and some of them were just dark matches that were never planned at the time to ever be seen at all.

  8. Ryan says:

    Can’t wait for the Unreleased Matches. Looks like TV quality camera work too. 1997 is a huge disappoint though with the lack of mid card guys and numerous repeat matches with the same Guys we get on every DVD. Wish they had the Unreleased Matches on Blu-Ray instead.

    • whutwhut says:

      as mentioned before, I don’t really see the upside for “Unreleased” on bluray.

      if you have a good dvd/bluray player, it will upscale the content just as fine.

      (and regarding the (potential) extras: the “1997” is the best example that a release being put out on both formats in practice very often simply means/meant that the WWE cuts back on the dvd instead of expanding for the bluray)

  9. Tyler says:

    So there’s no commentary on wwe unreleased?

    • LP1 says:

      Don’t know yet, but most likely not.

      • whutwhut says:

        that’s not certain though.

        the WWF obviously recorded a lot of stuff they didn’t end up using on their tv shows but that for example made it onto the vhs tapes as “Coliseum exclusives”. it’s not unlikely that at least some of the matches were taped with a similar idea in mind, so they be existing commentary.

  10. D.p. says:

    LOL I was really trying to figure out who the blonde girl would be cause it didn’t look like Sunny or Marlena & we know it ain’t Sable until I read it was Young.

  11. Harry Rice says:

    That “1997: Dawn of the Attitude” DVD sounds SICK!

    • Anan says:

      I’m hoping it sells well enough that WWE puts out a followup focusing on 1998 where Renee Young or whoever does another roundtable with big names of that time like SCSA, HHH, etc. Then that can be followed by another set focusing on 1999, then another on 2000. If these sets do well enough, I’m certain in time we’ll see a set focusing on the current, for now known as the “New” era.

  12. Roland Smitts says:

    Looks like we’ve got some commentary on the Unreleased set! Nice to see Hogan represented. They really should update the art with him included, I am pretty sure he’s got more matches than anyone in the set.

    • LP1 says:

      Not necessarilly. Those were all added sound bites from TV and PPV matches. For some reason Michael Cole’s voice was even dubbed in. He didn’t start in the WWF until 1997.

      • RabidHeat says:

        Pretty sure some of those generic clips of superstars were just from TV too! Bit of false advertising there.

        • whutwhut says:

          some of them were definitely from this set: Diesel and Yokozuna inside the steel cage, Ramon and Jarrett on the ladder. Michaels dropping the elbow on Hakushi.

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