Following on from our exclusive update earlier this week that WWE has a new Andre The Giant DVD in the works for May 2019, it’s time now to take a look at its full content!
“Andre The Giant” will be a single-disc offering (hence why there was no mention of 2 nor 3 discs on the front cover) but it will feature the outstanding HBO documentary in its entirety and special features — 7 Andre The Giant matches in WWE between the years 1978 and 1988.
As of today fans in the UK and Europe can pre-order a copy here on Amazon.co.uk.
The total runtime of the disc content will be exactly 3 hours; let’s take a look at the full chapter listing.
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- A Fairytale Come to Life
- Life in France
- An Extraordinary Attraction
- The Boss
- The Traveling Giant
- A Seismic Shift
- WrestleMania III
- He Was Special
Andre the Giant vs. Jose Estrada & Tony Russo
All-Star Wrestling • August 30, 1978
Andre the Giant vs. Hulk Hogan
Showdown at Shea • August 9, 1980
Steel Cage Match
Andre the Giant vs. Big John Studd
Philadelphia, PA • September 24, 1983
$15,000 Body Slam Match
Andre the Giant vs. Big John Studd
WrestleMania • March 31, 1985
WWE & NFL Battle Royal
WrestleMania 2 • April 7, 1986
WWE Championship Match
Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant
WrestleMania III • March 29, 1987
WWE Championship Match
Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant
The Main Event • February 5, 1988
The Home Video release of this past Sunday’s Royal Rumble 2019 has been kicked into gear as WWE just finalized the official cover artwork ahead of the DVD hitting stores this March.
Women’s Royal Rumble winner “The Man” Becky Lynch and Universal Champion Brock Lesnar will grace the front cover in a new version of the Pay-Per-View poster we’ve seen in recent weeks. Brock would defend his title against Finn Bálor, RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey took on the challenge of Sasha Banks, Daniel Bryan put his WWE Championship on the line against AJ Styles, and not forgetting the main event; the traditional men’s Royal Rumble Match.
Royal Rumble 2019 will be a 2-disc DVD set; grab it for $18.96 by clicking here to Amazon.com.
30 MEN. 30 WOMEN. TWO STAR-STUDDED ROYAL RUMBLE MATCHES.
Which Superstars will write their names in the WWE history books at the first stop on the Road to WrestleMania? For the first time ever, Ronda Rousey faces one of the biggest tests in her career when she defends her title against “The Boss” Sasha Banks. In a David vs. Goliath type matchup Finn Bálor stands toe-to-toe against Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship.
Asuka hopes to stop the momentum of “The Man” Becky Lynch in their one-on-one encounter. And “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles hoped to regain the WWE Championship against “The New” Daniel Bryan.
In the UK and Germany, this year’s Rumble will also be available on Blu-ray format!
And there’s not long to wait for it — this European exclusive Blu-ray will also hit stores in March, just 2 weeks after the U.S. release of the Rumble. Head to Amazon.co.uk to see more details.
Get your hands on the WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2019 DVD (or Blu-ray)…
– United States: March 5th. Get your copy of the Rumble 2019 DVD here on Amazon.com.
– UK/Europe: March 18th. Get your Rumble 2019 DVD (or Blu-ray) via Amazon.co.uk.
– Australia: April 17th. Pre-order your Rumble 2019 DVD now over at Madman.com.au.
Is there still room in today’s post for ANOTHER announcement? Yes, there is…
…AND HIS NAME IS JOHN CENA!!
The next WWE DVD unveiled for 2019 is “John Cena: Hustle, Loyalty, Respect”. It’s slated to be a 2-disc set and is currently scheduled for release in May.
We’re thinking a match compilation format for this one; possibly a sort of follow up to the 2014 (time flies) “John Cena: Greatest Rivalries” DVD with more of Cena’s most memorable matches, but going off an early synopsis (below) it will likely focus on Cena’s more recent runs with the company as he battles emerging Superstars from the modern era.
For over 15 years, John Cena has been the standard bearer in WWE. Every time a new crop of young hungry Superstars makes their way to WWE, Cena’s will is tested again.
As the New Era flourishes, Cena faces his Toughest challenges to date, as he goes into battle with The Miz, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, Finn Bálor, Shinsuke Nakamura, and many more.
Andre the giant will be missed. I wish i had this dvd someday. Dennis winship Lynn massachusetts
Anyone know if the Blu Ray royal rumble have exclusive special features for only the blu ray?
Hate how in USA they discontinued the blu ray sets here
Andre set looks decent
Damn, this means this is gonna be another release missing the chance… It would have been so splendid if the Andre dvd was at least a two disc release, and that the 44 minute WWE 90’s documentary “Larger Than Life” was included too, together with a hand-fuld of more matches – as then pretty much everything the fans want is gathered in one place (and the hardcore fans can finally throw out their Andre vhs)
And I mean, nowadays? What is the difference in production cost between releasing a two disc or a one disc dvd? Probably very little.
Come on, WWE – do this one right and then you wont have any fans not smiling.
What your (dvd-buying) fans want is not that hard – tell us the stories!
Nobody wants to see 2-3 discs of Andre matches. That’s just boring
Well you are obviously a bandwagon wrestling fan. Not a true fan by any extent. Andre The Giant was not “boring”. He was a legend who ,at times,would take on 3 maybe even 4 men at once and would always win. A man who treated everyone,who deserved it,well. Extremely educated,he was a former WWE champion,the man who abruptly ended Hulk Hogan’s four year stranglehold on the wwe championship. Im just irritated by “fans” like you who have the audacity to call Andre The Giant boring. Not only that you have no right to speak for anyone else. Just completely ignorant,man.
I’ve been wanting a Andre DVD set for years but this isn’t the one I was hoping for with only a few matches and most are double-dips.
A 3-disc set with discs 2 and 3 being matches ( preferably every televised match and important tv segment – like attacking Randy Savage with DiBiase – from 1984-1990 included ) is what I’m waiting for.
Well, WWE will look at it like they’ve satiated the fans with an Andre set now, so I think you’ll have to wait another 5 years now at least! (if physical media is even around by then).
Off topic, but is there any word on Walmart having a WWE display upcoming? I’ve noticed their website has preorders for 6 older sets bundled with a Funko POP keychain.
this one seems to be aimed entirely at “casual” viewers. I mean, I understand including the WrestleMania III main event (despite it being on so many releases already. because it’s by far his most famous match to a “modern” audience). but putting his other two Mania matches on there as well?
Put Rollins in place of Lesnar and the Royal Rumble cover is just fine.
Just noticed the date for the Andre handicap match is wrong. The match aired on September 9, 1978. That episode of All Star Wrestling is up on the Network. For this DVD, WWE listed the date it was recorded, which was August 30.
They do that some times. The other day I was watching a disc from the big Raw 20th anniversary set. It said it was a Raw from February 26, 1997. But that was the date the show was taped. The episode of Raw did not air until March 3.
Hey just wanted to know when the Andre The Giant dvd will come out in the US. I figured that the HBO documentary would be put out on dvd by wwe and I am glad that there are some matches including Andre’s WWE championship victory over Hogan, although a short 30 second reign….in my opinion one of the most deserving wwe champions ever. He meant so much to the wrestling business. Im estatic about this WWE/HBO dvd release.
I think the Cena set being 2-discs almost confirms that the days of 3-disc super-themed sets may be over.
Not necessarily. Cena has had a handful of DVDs already so all that can mean is that there’s not that much to cover since the other ones have.
The only one I can think of, that for sure will have a 3-discs – and actually deserving 4-discs DVD / 3-discs Bluray release – is the Deadman, when the invetible career-overview will be produced.
And WWE better not screw that one up with a less than, or just around an hour doc. In the shape of Austin’s “Bottom…” release. Along with that one, History of WWE and Bret Harts”The Best there is…”, the Deadmans career overview for me will be the Fourtops..the 4 Crown Jewels in WWE physcial medias. 5-way Dance, when you count the “Rise and Fall of ECW” classic with.
Yeah, but the only problem there is that the two discs of matches will be full of his greatest matches, most of which we have on the Tombstone / Deadliest / Streak sets, so apart from the doc there won’t be much bang for your buck.
Another John Cena release. WWE finally listened to their fans…
and completely ignored them. Smh
Uh, am i missing something? The original poster had Becky Lynch and Asuka at the top. Why is Brock Lesnar on there?
Actually the original poster being sold on WWE shop has Bryan and Styles on top. There were 3 other variant posters used by the company, but were never sold. One featuring Brock and Balor, one for Asuka and Becky and one for Ronda and Sasha. All 4 main title matches on the show.
Thats bs they should have been Seth Rollins besides Brock Lesnar on the cover
Hopefully they do some unreleased sets this year.
Any word on if that UK blu ray will be two discs? Given the length of the event (roughly 4hrs 50 min., I would think it has to be. I hope a need for another disc won’t prevent this release!
Its possible since its Freemantle they might include a 2nd disc in order to include the kick-off matches and BD exclusives as I don’t think everything will fit on a single disc without sacrificing quality.
If this was Warner and it was in North America no doubt it would just be a single disc BD without extras but Freemantle seem to listen to the fans like they did with WM33 including the kick-off matches whereas Warner completely removed them.
Things like this is where the Network is much more attractive than physical media as WWE really don’t seem to care as they quickly release half ass releases and people here still eat it up and buy them basically giving the idea to WWE they are doing a good job and will continue to half ass releases.
I just hope we don’t see a scenario where Freemantle doesn’t release the blu ray at all. With Mania, it is expected to be two discs. With the Rumble, I am sure they had no way to know it was going to run that long when they put a blu ray up for pre-order.
Eh? Brock and Becky? Why? If you’re going to pick two main faces for the cover, shouldn’t it logically have been Seth and Becky, or even Brock and Bryan (both world champs), or Brock and Rousey maybe (again, both champs) or even Brock/Balor? Just anything a bit more logical than what they’ve done; Brock and Becky is such a random pairing for the top of the cover – they have no link at all. They need to go back to the drawing board with that cover like they did with that Bischoff one a few years ago and re-do it.
This is crazy , they have been talking about an Andre set for years and we get seven matches ???? Only the Studd cage match and the squash look unreleased With all the different areas they have footage of Andre in and we get this ? Could have been a great three disc set
Matches are garbage!!! You would think that the WWE would have enough rare Andre the Giant matches to make a DVD that would get fans excited. Instead we get seven unspectacular matches most of which are available on other DVDs. I would like to see the documentary though. I’ll pass on this one or maybe wait a few years until it is priced under $10.
Love that we are starting to get more information, but the new trend of 2 disc sets instead of three makes me sad.
Its worse than that, Tommy. The Andre ‘set’ is 1 disc! Not a ‘set’ at all!