FULL Content Listing for WWE ‘1997 – DAWN OF ATTITUDE’ DVD – 19 Matches, Documentary & More

June 29, 2017 by Daniel Bee

WWE '1997: Dawn of Attitude' DVD - Full Content Listing Revealed!

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Because this one’s 20 years in the making — the complete content WWE has in store for the new “1997: DAWN OF THE ATTITUDE” DVD and Blu-ray, on the way for October 2017.

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Following yesterday’s cover artwork reveal, WWE Home Video UK just let loose the full content listing for the highly-anticipated Home Video offering, which will include: a documentary main feature, 19 matches spanning January through December 1997, and more extras!

All in all, that’s over 7 hours of footage on the DVD and with additional exclusive content planned for the Blu-ray edition a total runtime of nearly 8 hour and 30 minutes. So give us a “Hell Yeah” and get a disc-by-disc rundown of the greatest moments that ushered in the Attitude Era, right here…

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  • Evolution & Transformation
  • Pulling the Curtain Back
  • Epic Storytelling
  • No Limitations
  • Rise of Stone Cold
  • RAW is WAR
  • Guerrilla Programming
  • Divas Emerge
  • Canadian Pride
  • Evolution of HHH
  • Faces of Foley
  • Know Your Role
  • Uncertainty
  • Developmental Switch
  • BSK & The Kliq?
  • Ensuring Success


WWE '1997: Dawn of The Attitude Era' DVD - The Rise of Stone Cold
WWE - DX, Shawn Michaels & Triple H Hugging in 1997



WWE Championship Match
Sycho Sid vs. Shawn Michaels
Royal Rumble • January 19, 1997

Bret “Hitman” Hart vs. Mankind
Shotgun Saturday Night • January 25, 1997

European Championship Tournament – Final Match
Owen Hart vs. British Bulldog
RAW • March 3, 1997

Steel Cage Match for the WWE Championship
Bret “Hitman” Hart vs. Sycho Sid
RAW • March 17, 1997

Owen Hart Acceptance Speech
Slammy Award Ceremony • March 21, 1997

Submission Match
Bret “Hitman” Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
Special Guest Referee: Ken Shamrock
WrestleMania 13 • March 23, 1997

Street Fight
Bret “Hitman” Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
RAW • April 21, 1997

Jim Ross Interviews Mick Foley
RAW • May, 1997

King of the Ring Tournament Final Match
Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Mankind
King of the Ring • June 8, 1997

Bret Hart’s Anti-American Tirade
RAW • July 7, 1997

WWE - Shawn Michaels Superkicks Sycho Sid!
WWE '1997: Dawn of The Attitude Era' DVD - Owen Hart vs. British Bulldog, European Championship



WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Owen Hart & The British Bulldog vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin & Dude Love
RAW • July 14, 1997

Flag Match
The Hart Foundation (Bret “Hitman” Hart, Owen Hart & The British Bulldog) vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Dude Love & The Undertaker
RAW • July 21, 1997

Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker
In Your House: Ground Zero • September 7, 1997

European Championship Match
British Bulldog vs. Shawn Michaels
One Night Only • September 20, 1997

Stone Cold Stuns McMahon
RAW • September 22, 1997

Shawn Michaels & Triple H brag after Badd Blood
RAW • October 6, 1997

Kane vs. Mankind
Survivor Series • November 9, 1997

WWE Championship Match
Bret “Hitman” Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
Survivor Series • November 9, 1997

Intercontinental Championship Match
The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
In Your House: D-Generation X • December 7, 1997

Sable in a Potato Sack
RAW • December 8, 1997

European Championship Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H
RAW • December 22, 1997

WWE - The Undertaker Battles The British Bulldog in 1997
WWE '1997: Dawn of The Attitude Era' DVD - Bret Hart Screwed!



Goldust (w/ Marlena) vs. The Sultan (w/ Bob Backlund)
Shotgun Saturday Night • January 4, 1997

No Disqualification Match for the WWE Championship
Sycho Sid vs. The Undertaker
WrestleMania 13 • March 23, 1997

Steel Cage Match
Mankind vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
SummerSlam • August 3, 1997

Street Fight
Cactus Jack vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
RAW • September 22, 1997

Stone Cold Meets The Rock
RAW • November 10, 1997

WWE '1997: Dawn of The Attitude Era' DVD - Mankind vs. Triple H, Steel Cage Match
WWE '1997: Dawn of The Attitude Era' DVD - RAW is WAR!

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  1. Cody says:

    Awesome set, but how did they miss not adding the 1st hell in a cell match. But awesome set

  2. ATG says:

    So many Attitude Era DVDs, but actually I’m not complaining!

  3. Bobby Massa says:

    This is one of those rare times that I hope they cut out that annoying woman whistling through the entire match between Hbk and Sid at the Royal Rumble. God that bitch is annoying as hell. Has anyone else ever noticed this?

  4. Ricardo Aguilera says:

    The only thing that looks excited is the docamentry everything sucks

    • Big bubbah says:

      I can do without those stupid in house docudramas they always r boring, but the complete hitman matches on here is always a pleasure. High school i was target audence when i used watch WWF War zone. Plus that was such a cool nintendo game, commentary w vince n king from raw is war zone was so funny. Back before the world turned gay. Lol laughing on line and that nonsense. I think i will rent this tape or maybe buy it from ollies for a dollar in 3 yearz

  5. DJ Tommy C says:

    You know, with the Network, all the footage and interviews already in the can… they could do a yearbook style 60-90 featurette of every year starting at…

    1963- start of WWWF
    1979/80- WWWF becomes WWF
    1984- HulkAMania starts
    Or keep going from 97, through the attitude era. It would be a beefed up version of Kayfabe Commentary’s Timeline-History Series.

  6. Mike says:

    i think they should’ve put the 10 man tag team match from in your house: canadian stampede on there, but hey it’s a great set nonetheless

  7. Ricardo Aguilera says:

    The only thing that looks good is the doc and the matches r just disappointed too many repeats instead of grand zero I would had but taker vs hbk first hell in the cell match instead and add undertaker vs Bret Hart Summerslam 97 with hbk as special referee and the first triple threat match on raw for the intercontinental championship Owen Hart vs hhh vs Goldust and Brian phillman vs Goldust at Grand zero since it was his last ppv match before his death and Austin vs Owen at summer slam 97 cus it was one of Austin’s greatest matches ever and almost ended his career and other Austin suff like him stunning Santa Claus or stunning jim Ross and would add also Rocks first ic championship win against the game hhh himself

    • DJ Tommy C says:

      Isn’t the HiaC match much more common? I’ve rarely seen re GZ:IYH Match.

      • Paul gleeson says:

        At the time hbk and taker at ground zero was disappointing yet upon reflection seeing how the match served it’s purpose ( getting the guys to hell in a cell from a story standpoint ) there match at ground zero is now considered good ( Michaels gets thrown around )

  8. Patrick Mcnamara says:

    Made a decision definitely getting this on Blu-ray you gotta love Best Buy. I feel silly, I didn’t realize that you could ask the front and if they have it in the back…yeah you guys know. Probably going to do that with this one. I want that cage match on Raw between Sycho Sid and Bret Hart for the WWE championship. I also want the STONECOLD meets the Rock segment. I haven’t seen that since I was 6.

  9. josh says:

    All of these matches and moments are already on multiple sets. I’ll probably still end up picking up the set anyway just because I like hearing about the attitude era.

  10. teresa madden says:

    why is sycho sid and undertaker from WrestleMania 13 on this set I can think of a whole lot better matches from 1997 that was not on this set that can replace that match

  11. Patrick Mcnamara says:

    If I get this I am getting the blu ray.

  12. Vincenzzzzzo says:

    Too many PPV matches on here. I don’t ever care about repeat matches but 1997 had some of the best action on RAW and is my favorite year in WWE.

  13. ChrisX says:

    No Hell in a Cell?
    No Bret vs Undertaker (SummerSlam)?

    WHY NOT??

  14. SCSA says:

    How many times have we seen the screw job now on a set?! Sure it’s an interesting ending, but we’ve seen it too many times now!

    • Brackus says:

      It’s only been on two previous sets (Shawn vs Bret and Best of WWE Confidential -Vol. 1)

      • Metfan says:

        It was on the 50th anniversary set also , but the Bret vs Shawn was Blu-Ray only so it really hasn’t been on a lot of sets But Syd Vs Shawn was just on the Royal Rumble set , so why release that so quickly

  15. Nick says:

    As much as I was hoping to buy the Blu Ray, there’s nothing there to make me buy the Blu Ray. Once again, another set that has no Blu Ray extras that mean anything or give me a reason to shelve out an extra $10. DVD is just fine.

  16. captainplanet says:

    While I’m excited for this, there’s a distinct lack of ’97 mid-card guys that rarely get featured, like The Headbangers, Nation of Domination, Taka, Goldust, etc. Some of them are here, but it’s not as much as I had hoped. Glad to see some Shotgun matches, at least. Seems like the focus is almost entirely on the main breakout stars, which makes sense from a marketing point of view but leaves me wanting a little more.

    Definitely not enough to detour me from buying it or anything – I think ’97 is a year worth reliving, and it has a lot of the important matches all on one set.

  17. RCS1988 says:

    Any hidden extras for this set? Same goes for Unreleased 1986-1995.

  18. BigM says:

    I understand the upset reactions about repeated content, but WWE does not release DVD sets for the sake of completionist collectors. They are trying to catch new buyers.

    • William says:

      At least someone understands

      • whutwhut says:

        to be fair, they have managed to strike that balance between “rare” and “essentials” better on some other previously sets.

        (so it’s not like this is something that couldn’t be pulled off)

    • brandon vendetta says:

      Well maybe they should. Do you care or I care about new buyers?? No. WWE Obviously cares.they are more geared towards people with the network. they have all that on there for 10 dollars a month as opposed to buying a DVD when it comes out for 20$. If anything their new buyers will probably be more attracted to the network and therefore not be buying DVDs.so if they would release more sets that are not loaded with repeats they would sell more DVDs and blue rays. Collectors are part of a good chunk of change that WWE makes.they spend their money just like everybody else to buy WWE product so maybe if they had more non repeat matches on these sets they would sell more DVDs?? I’m buying it regardless but just a thought. Just wish there wasn’t so many repeats.

      • LP1 says:

        “I’m buying it regardless…” and that’s exactly why WWE does what they do when it comes to DVD/BD releases because they know they already have the hardcore collector’s in their pocket.

        • whutwhut says:

          personally I don’t understand why people do that.

          I’m a collector that (eventually) gets every dvd/bluray. but for releases like this, I just wait until the price has gone down a lot (and I don’t mind getting used copies, that’s actually how I got a lot of releases that I didn’t care about that much for cheap).

        • brandon vendetta says:

          Honestly the only selling point for me is the Round table discussion. I already own most of the matches and I’m sure many others do also. I’m interested to hear what they have to say though I’m sure most of its been said before but iI’m still looking forward to the interview.

  19. SCSA says:

    I have about 8 of these matches on blu-ray already! However it does make a good 1997 Attitude set, but a little crap without the first HIAC match between Shawn Michael’s & The Undertaker!

    N even though the HBK Vs HHH European title match was really short, I’m actually happy to see that on this set cos it was a funny match between the two d-generates! Plus I’m happy to see the;
    – Sid Vs Shawn,
    – Hart Vs Sid,
    – Hart & Bulldog Vs Austin & Dude Love,
    – Shawn Vs Undertaker – Ground Zero
    – Shawn Vs Bulldog – European Title,
    – Kane Vs Mankind &
    – Mankind Vs Hunter – Steel Cage matches.

  20. Roland Smitts says:

    Thinking about it, why not a Ruthless Aggression era set? I’d be intrigued to see it thru the eyes of nostalgia and hindsight. Was a pretty damn good era with Eddie Guerrero, Angle, HBK’s return, Lesnar’s first big run, Evolution, early Cena, Trish, Lita, Hulk Hogan’s last great run… It would be a helluva great doc and extras set. Better than another Attitude rehash.

    • Roland Smitts says:

      EDIT: I’m aware of Best of the 2000s. I’m talking a documentary feature, with matches that missed the 2000s set.

    • Lazy Dave says:

      You do realise there’s a Best of Smackdown from 1999-2009. There’s part of what you want.

  21. SRB says:

    Again, I feel like WWE is indirectly anchoring this entire release on the documentary itself, which is likely 65 minutes in length without any real effort. For the most part, these matches are throw away and are basically Superstar repetition. This is a lazy selection.

    • SCSA says:

      I agree! I already have most of these matches on blu-ray, though there are about 8 matches that I’d also like to watch which are a n this set, therefore I may buy this set- unknown at the moment

  22. Roland Smitts says:

    Jeez…enough with the Attitude sets. Now we’re doing an entire set based on 1997, the year Nitro was tanning their hide so bad they nearly went out of business. The WWE Unreleased set looks to be a home run. Meanwhile this is a strike out from top to bottom. Please quit flogging the Attitude era: a lot of it hasn’t even aged well. PASS. See you in September.

    • whutwhut says:

      while the ratings for WCW were better, personally I enjoyed the WWF shows a lot more (the nWo formula of main events ending in a runin and subsequent dq/no contest got old really fast for me).

    • Jake t7 says:

      1997 was the most exciting year in wwf, its was so truely raw a transition when things changed so much so quickly. Its really my favorite time as a kid in 8th grader into 9th i was super excited, the hart cussing was like all new to do it live on usa…for bret to acknowledge vkm. The shifts in the whole freedom to get away from silly gimmicks…like we have now again..only 100x worse bc its so scripted…the change from blue skirt raw w red white blue ropes, the tron and ramp…thats truely a raw gritty feel…lost now with led lights on the freking posts….lol…christmas time like but overload…. The pyros were cool n different in 97 …The music was excting, b people to thorn eye …all together now and superstars theme 97 was so good…

      Match selection is what is…some. Gr8. Some not…im a guy whose lookimg 4 deep cuts…but this time frame…had more change do quickly in every way….and it was different. The product not oversatutrated like 2019….i could go on in my love for Wwf 97. Can watch any show fron then now and truelt feel like anything can happen..

      to the red black red combo used once

  23. Brad Attitude says:


  24. David says:

    So the general consensus here is:
    – match listings revealed
    – complain and whine about not buying (but end up buying anyways)
    – rinse and repeat

  25. Max says:

    This sucks…waaaay too many repeats. I also gave up on the “best of RAW” series… but 1997 could’ve included: shamrock/Vader from cold day in hell, patriot can Bret from RAW, sids last match, Sid wins title from Bret. Taker/ farooq KOTR, Vader vs flash funk (gem)… gang wars between crush, savio , farooq, Brian pillmans XXX files… so much more

  26. whutwhut says:

    what I will say is that if you are a fan of the attitude era, this set plus the first volumes of the sets of the very same name (I exclude the third one because that obviously not only wasn’t for everyone’s taste and also didn’t cater to nostalgia as much due to the matches previously being unseen), you already have a pretty good collection of content from that timespan.

    (and if you combine it with one of the big sets for you favorites, you are likely to major moments and matches)

  27. whutwhut says:

    I’m a bit disappointed because it’s the same wrestlers (and in many cases even the same matches) that are ALWAYS featured on sets like these.

    I mean, I understand that you couldn’t do a set like this completely with DX, Stone Cold etc.

    but only having Goldust appear in a throwaway bluray extra match? where is the controversial/tasteless (depending on who you ask) war between the racially-themed “gangs”? where are Pillman, Michinoku, Shamrock?

    focussing almost exclusively on the “big” names makes this kind of a “missed opportunity”.

  28. Ryan says:

    I think I counted 4-5 matches I haven’t seen or already own on this. I’ve already watched every PPV from 97 thanks to the Network. They need to make it worthwhile to actually pay for a Blu-Ray and the Blu-Ray extra matches are nothing special besides Goldust-Sultan. I was really excited for this but it turns out to be a big pass for me.

    • David says:

      Yup…WWE should put 20 plus matches from Shotgun Saturday with a bunch of nobodies like Salvatore Sincere and Scott Taylor just because people don’t own or seen them on the Network.

      • VintageSimon says:

        It would be about as ridiculous as expecting fans to keep paying for the same content over and over again.

      • Ryan says:

        Yes I would much rather have a Blu-Ray set featuring decent matches from the smaller shows like Shotgun and Superstars involving mid-card guys than yet another DVD with a bunch of repeat matches involving the same Main Event guys that are always the main focus. Clearly there are still some big names and good matches on the smaller shows so it’s not like they only have jobbers. They even had WWE Title matches on Superstars back in the early-mid 90’s:

  29. Ryab says:

    Not gonna lie I’m really disappointed by the match listing. Other than the 2 Shotgun Saturday matches I already own or have seen almost every other match. Was hoping for more rare, unseen or under appreciated matches and more mid-card guys. This is basically only matches featuring the main 5-6 guys. Not sure if I’ll even get this.

  30. John Peterson. says:

    I think this is the 4th time that Flag Match has been on a set.Surprised the first HIAC didn’t make it since its one of the most important matches of 97.

  31. Mark Markson says:

    A bit of a disappointment. Only 2 matches I don’t have in my collection. I think I’ll pass on this one, and watch the docu once it is uploaded to the network.

    • VintageSimon says:

      Agreed. I was expecting some repeats of the more important matches, but this really reads like a ‘Best of 1997’ set, which it didn’t need to be. Will watch the doc on the Network someday. Shame, because I thought this would be a day one purchase.

  32. Wayne says:

    I am buying for Goldust (w/ Marlena) vs. The Sultan (w/ Bob Backlund)if can see puppies. lol

  33. Anthony says:

    I wonder if they filmed the triple threat match- Undertaker vs Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels at MSG on 9/22/97? That was a dark match after raw went off the air. I was hoping they would include it here.

  34. Indyfan says:

    Decent enough list. All the big matches are there. Nothing on this screams buy it. I have 95 % of the matches already. I’d imagine the documentary will be interesting. The sets lack lots of rare matches simply because of how many attitude era themed sets there are available.

    The selling point is the round table. They really should of had Bret in on this since he was so hesitant about going edgy.

    Doubt I’ll get it for the Bret flip out or the shotgun Saturday night matches

  35. Timothy Thorpe says:

    I like the content listing. I will be pre ordering the blu ray as soon as I can.

  36. yeahitsme says:

    Sounds good to me. A bit too heavy towards big matches but other than that it’s what you’d ask for.

  37. Brett Linforth says:

    An excellent set of matches – I’m looking forward to this one. Bit disappointed that the first HIAC didn’t make the cut (I thought it’d have been a shoo-in) but I guess you can’t have everything. Incidentally, slightly off-topic, has the inaugural HIAC match been released on Blu Ray before?

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