EXCLUSIVE: Full Content for WWE ‘Shawn Michaels: The Showstopper Unreleased’ DVD – 35 Matches!

June 27, 2018 by Daniel Bee

“I will give you a show that you have never, ever, seen before… Why? Because I can.” – Shawn Michaels

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It seems like yesterday that with an “Ooohhhh Yeahhhh” we were revealing the line-up of content for WWE’s Unreleased DVD on the Macho Man — but this next one is going to stop the show!

“Shawn Michaels: The Showstopper Unreleased” is next up for the WWE Unreleased-themed DVD collection which in recent years has covered ECW, 1986-1995 in WWE, The Attitude Era and in 2018 begun unearthing footage of an individual Superstar in Randy Savage.

The new Shawn Michaels entry will present 35 never-before-released HBK matches, some additional moments and a new interview with The Showstopper himself.

WWE is stacking this one with about 8 and a half hours of content; a mix of rare and scarcely seen matches from the vault and those that we’ve never, ever seen before (unless you happened to be in attendance when they took place). By our count all of the bouts featured have gone unreleased on Home Video until now – except for one – can you spot the match we’re talking about?

The footage selected dates between 1985 and 2009 kicking off with Michaels competing in Mid-South Wrestling, AWA and on to WWE with matches from Prime Time Wrestling and Superstars of Wrestling, coupled with loads of unseen dark matches and live events from all stages of HBK’s career, with a helping of RAW matches that although were televised we’ve not owned before.

Fans in the United States can already pre-order this anticipated 3-disc DVD compilation of hidden gems and forgotten classics by clicking here to Amazon.com.

Pre-orders are expected to go live shortly in the UK and other regions.

Are you ready? WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has your exclusive first look at the FULL content listing for “Shawn Michaels: The Showstopper Unreleased”.

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The Icon

Shawn Michaels & Tim Horner vs. Hector & Chavo Guerrero
Mid South Wrestling • January 5, 1985

Shawn Michaels vs. Jake “The Snake” Roberts
Mid South Wrestling • February 1, 1985

The Midnight Rockers vs. “Pretty Boy” Doug Sommers & “Playboy” Buddy Rose
AWA Championship Wrestling • April 1, 1986

AWA Tag Team Championship Match
The Midnight Rockers vs. “Pretty Boy” Doug Sommers & “Playboy” Buddy Rose
AWA • July 13, 1986

The Midnight Rockers vs. Dennis Stamp & Brian Knobbs
AWA • January 11, 1987

The Rocker

The Rockers vs. The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers
Prime Time Wrestling • October 25, 1988

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
The Rockers vs. Demolition
Prime Time Wrestling • November 1, 1988

The Rockers vs. The Brain Busters
Boston, MA (NESN Taping) • January 13, 1989

The Rockers vs. Hart Foundation
Hamilton, ON, Canada (Dark Match) • December 14, 1989

The Rockers vs. The Orient Express
London, ON, Canada (Dark Match; Prime Time Wrestling Taping) • April 29, 1990

The Rockers vs. Demolition
Rochester, NY (Dark Match; Wrestling Challenge Taping) • June 5, 1990

The Rockers vs. The Natural Disasters
Prime Time Wrestling • November 4, 1991

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
The Rockers vs. Legion of Doom
Superstars • December 28, 1991


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The Heartbreak Kid

Shawn Michaels vs. “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka
Madison Square Garden (MSG Network Taping) • January 31, 1992

Piper’s Pit with Shawn Michaels
Syracuse, NY (Dark Segment; Superstars Taping) • April 29, 1992

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Mr. Perfect
Phoenix, AZ (Dark Match; Wrestling Challenge Taping) • April 5, 1993

Shawn Michaels & Diesel vs. The Headshrinkers
Milwaukee, WI (Dark Match; Wrestling Challenge Taping) • August 30, 1994

The Main Event

Shawn Michaels and Diesel – Face to Face
New York City, NY (WrestleMania XI Public Workout) • March 28, 1995

King of the Ring Qualifying Match
Shawn Michaels vs. King Kong Bundy
RAW • May 22, 1995

Shawn Michaels & Bret “Hitman” Hart vs. Jacob & Eli Blu
Louisville, KT (Dark Match; RAW Taping) • July 24, 1995

Six-Man Elimination Match
Shawn Michaels, Diesel & The Undertaker vs. Sycho Sid, Tatanka & Kama
Evansville, IN (Dark Match; Superstars Taping) • July 25, 1995

The Champion

Shawn Michaels vs. 1-2-3 Kid
Superstars • April 27, 1996

WWE Championship Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
Des Moines, IA (Dark Match; Superstars Taping) • April 30, 1996

WWE Championship Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Yokozuna
Kuwait City, Kuwait • May 10 1996

WWE Championship Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Vader
State College, PA (Dark Match; Superstars Taping) • September 24, 1996

Shawn Michaels vs. Justin “Hawk” Bradshaw
Superstars • September 29, 1996

WWE Championship Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Brooklyn Brawler
Madison Square Garden • November 15, 1997


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The Showstopper

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Rob Van Dam
RAW • November 25, 2002

Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho
RAW • July 21, 2003

Shawn Michaels vs. Christian
RAW • October 4, 2004

Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair
RAW • February 7, 2005

Shawn Michaels & Batista vs. Triple H & Edge
Birmingham, AL (Dark Match; RAW Taping) • March 21, 2005

Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle
RAW • January 16, 2006

The D-Generate

Texas Tornado Match
D-Generation X vs. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch vs. Charlie Haas & Viscera vs. The Highlanders
RAW • October 2, 2006

WWE World Tag Team Championship Match
Shawn Michaels & John Cena vs. Rated RKO
Bakersfield, CA (Dark Match; RAW Taping) • February 19, 2007

Triple Threat Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Shawn Michaels vs. Batista vs. Chris Jericho
Atlanta, GA (Dark Match; RAW Taping) • November 17, 2008

Shawn Michaels & The Undertaker vs. JBL & Vladimir Kozlov
RAW • March 16, 2009

The Legend

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  1. Peter Davies says:

    Even though it says unreleased, there are plenty of matches that have been frequently seen. My brother and I adored Shawn Michaels. A lot might have wrestled before him and after him but what he gave to the sport, nobody can do it. High flying, charisma, best ring music, best outfits and great promos. He’s most definitely in my top 5 of all time. I even have an action figure of him which I got at Larger Than Life Toys https://largerthanlifetoys.com/ here in Syracuse.

  2. Kay says:

    I finally got this set on Amazon streaming for $6-USD (SD). I was not expecting to enjoy it as much as I have! The matches from 1995-96 were so fun to watch all these years later (arguably HBK’s peak).

    I’d love to see The Kliq Unreleased set from that era (but I doubt enough others would also and even I waited 18 months to buy this one, so catering to my wants isn’t wise).

  3. Christian Robinson says:

    Wwe needs to release all the dark matches from Tuesday in Texas.

  4. kliq316 says:

    Can’t wait to finally see Diesel/Shawn vs Headshrinkers … I remember reading at the time that was consistantly the best match of the night. Shame it wasn’t the one a couple of days before when the titles changed hands.

  5. wILSOn says:

    anyone know if any of the awa midnight rockers vs. sommers and rose match is the same one released from hbk from the vault dvd in 2003?

  6. wILSOn says:

    Dennis Stamp finally made it on a WWE DVD. HE WAS BOOKED!!

  7. Brad Attitude says:

    Not a big Shawn Michaels fan so I’ll stick with the Randy Savage Unreleased dvd instead.

    • Anan says:

      Why not? Just curious. He’s always been a talented wrestler who had great memorable matches with others throughout his career but like many in the company I was not at all a fan of his backstage behavior/antics especially more so when The Kliq and all the hell they caused backstage. Hated when they ruined kayfabe in 96 w/that Curtain Call incident.

  8. Lachy says:

    Gonna have to pass on this one I think

  9. Hunter Helsmley says:

    I am easily going to buy this DVD when it comes out in England. A great selection of matches. I wish/hope WWE dose a unreleased 3 disc set of Triple H, matches from his IWF days and some WCW matches and of course WWE matches between 1992 to 2009. I would have 2 matches per year that would give you 34 rare matches on Hunters career. I would love that being a massive Triple H fan.

    • Anan says:

      Considering his current position in the company and the family he’s married into along with the position many believe he’s being groomed for, all that means bc of his status with and in the company, I believe that an eventual HHH Unreleased set will happen. If anything, the unreleased set on Randy Savage who for years wasn’t on the best of terms w/WWE and Vince got multiple sets, one being the aforementioned unreleased set, only makes what I firmly believe to be an eventual HHH unreleased set more eventual. Same goes for eventual unreleased sets on SCSA for obvious reasons, The Rock, probably Kurt Angle, Undertaker, hopefully others like Sting, Kane, Jericho, Foley. An eventual unreleased set on Cena considering how big of a name he is wouldn’t surprise me one bit bc I see it happening.

      Although it shouldn’t be forgotten that the aforementioned sets being released also depend on fan interest and also how well the unreleased sets they release sell. The more sales they make from them, the more they’ll release which increases the chances of the aforementioned names above getting their own unreleased set.

      • Hunter Helsmley says:

        Anan, I totally agree 100% on everything you said and I hope they sell very well to the point that they motivate the company to make more. I’m curious on what dvds you would like to see WWE make ? if you were asked by Vince himself.

        • Anan says:

          To answer your question about what dvds I’d want them to make if Vince asked me:

          If we’re talking individual talent: Proper lengrh career spanning retrospective documentaries on Undertaker, Sting, Kane, Rock, Booker T, Goldust, Paige, AJ Styles, Samos Joe, Reigns, Ambrose, Rollins

          WWE Rewind – an extension of Wrestlemania Rewind to cover non WM matches. But the basis is the same where the participants of the match talk about it, then the full match is shown. Extras could be the build up segments in full to the match.

          WWE Rivalries – Pretty much what the Greatest Rivalries: Bret vs HBK was. There’s so many undocumented rivalries from Sting vs Flair, Austin vs Rock, Taker vs Mankind and Kane, in addition to others.

          Unseen Matches – just bc a match is unreleased doesn’t mean it hasn’t been seen. And by unseen I mean by the world. If u go to a TV taping or whatever and see a live crowd exclusive dark match then it’s not unseen by u but is still unseen by the rest of the world until it’s put on a previously unseen set focusing on unseen matches. After they finish or stop doing unreleased sets maybe then they can focus on this.

          Unreleased Matches sets on Taker, Sting. Kane, Jericho, SCSA, The Rock, Owen Hart, HHH, Cena, Orton

          What dvds do you wanna see released if Vince asked you?

          • Hunter Helsmley says:

            Anan, For me other then the HHH unreleased DVD, I would love a Stone cold unreleased DVD set as well, I also would love for them to make an Evolution 4 disc set, kinda like the new and improved Dx DVD that was released in 2007, with complete segments and matches all in chronological order and uncensored I would love that, from January 20th 2003 to wrestlemaina 21 HHH vs Batista being the last match on the DVD. I would have the title be called “EVOLUTION Line in the sand”, and have this being the intro to the DVD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7yJQ7jjPKk

  10. SCSA says:

    These comments should be about the upcoming ‘Shawn Michaels Unreleased’ set, I think I’ve read enough on Brock Lesnar further down in the recent comments!

    How about we go back to Michaels…
    I’d like to say that it would have been great if this set had included most of Shawn’s time as WWE Commissioner from back in 1999!

    I must say, I loved it when I saw him back on TV as WWE Commissioner, however I never got to re-see all his moments again on DVD/BLU-RAY apart from when he was fired by Vince & then had super kicked Vince in the face! That was a great time w/a great Commissioner!!! Especially his time w/The Corporation!

    • SAB says:

      I quite agree SCSA! Shawn coming back to TV in those days was always fun. There was a time he joined in on commentary; JR, Lawler and Michaels worked pretty well. As commissioner HBK was totally impartial of course!

      • SCSA says:

        I agree too SAB! His commentary has always been fantastic! N of course, all the scenes of him as Commissioner- screwing DX/ helping Austin after the RR99 on screen (TitanTron) & loads of other moments would have been great to view!
        This would definitely make me wanna buy this DVD!

    • LP1 says:

      He didn’t really make many appearances as Commissioner. He would only show up every few weeks. I believe his run lasted from November 98 – August 99. And then he returned in May 2000 for Judgment Day and gave the Commissioner job to Foley right after.

      • SCSA says:

        Yeah well, did he come back a little or a lot as Commissioner?! He still showed his face again to his fans & why aren’t there any times of this included in the Unreleased set?
        I would rather have seen these scenes than the time of the Pipers Pit. Yet together would have been better including his ‘Shawn and Diesel’ scene – face to face which is another moment on the set.

        • LP1 says:

          I suppose they could include those long talking segments where he eventually came out and made a ruling, but that’s really all they were. The segments weren’t really about him. They were more about him making an announcement involving other wrestlers. Personally I’d rather have more matches than talking segments on home videos like this. But to each their own.

    • Anan says:

      Going back to HBK….gr8 suggestion!

      I agree. I loved HBK’s time as Commissioner and commentator anytime he was in those roles as he was great and entertaining. However Unreleased sets are for matches (mostly) that haven’t been released yet. That’s why most of these sets comprise of matches and if there’s any non match segments, it’s usually interviews or tv show type segments and not many of them. Like this set for instance has 1 non match segment, Pipers Pit.

      As great as he was in his other roles, in the ring wrestling is where he shined best and that’s how he’s mostly known and where he built his (eventual) main event and HOF level career from – wrestling.

      • SCSA says:

        Just the 1 non match segment your referring to as the Pipers Pit doesn’t make sense. What about the 2nd non match segment regarding shawn and diesel face to face? Or is that some kinda short match?!

        • Anan says:

          Ah yes! That one too. Ok. 2 non match segments then. Thanks for reminding!

          If they ever do a DX Unreleased – which is HBK related – then if it wasn’t released yet and to my knowledge it has not been but could be wrong, I’m really hoping that they put that segment leading up to WM14 where HBK superkicks Austin. If I’m remembering it right it happened sometime in Feb or early-mid March 98. They could’ve put it in the HBK Unreleased set but since that segment includes all the members if the original DX it’s more fitting for a DX set especially considering the HBK is already loaded with a lot of good previously unreleased stuff already as it is.

  11. Roland Smitts says:

    The tornado tag could be an error. Don’t forget, the Hogan set initially listed his match with the Giant from Hog Wild (also previously on disc) but it turned out to be Souled Out.

  12. Lachy says:

    Think I’ll pass on this.

  13. andemoine winrow says:

    I just read the listing again and i found that it’s actually 33 matches. 33 matches and 2 segments. The first segment is ‘PIPER’S PIT’. The second is’shawn micheals and diesel at a ‘Wrestlemania part 11’ public work-out. Every match listed is in order regarding the year they were taped except for 2. Shawn micheals vs.justin bradshaw-septenber 29th, 1996 and shawn micheals vs.vader-september 24th, 1996.

    • Daniel Bee says:

      Still 35 matches by my count. Plus the segments on top.

    • Erik says:

      Well, there are 35 matches on this 3-DVD set, not 33.

      So, Daniel Bee’s statement that 35 matches are included
      on this 3-DVD set is correct.

      There are 13 matches on Disc #1.
      There are 12 matches and two segments on disc #2.
      There are 10 matches on Disc #3.

  14. Anthony says:

    Once again, they are neglecting the Raw 9/22/97 dark match. Makes you wonder if the match was even filmed? I heard from someone who was there that the match was short and not great, but I’d still like to see it. The 3 biggest 90s stars in one match.

    I hope a Roddy Piper and Undertaker unreleased series is next. In fact I hope one of those is the “mystery” DVD at the end of the year. Here’s an idea- 4 disc Undertaker set. Disc 1 can be an out of character documentary and discs 2-4 can be unreleased stuff and maybe there the Taker/Bret/HBK triple threat can be shown.

  15. tom says:

    pretty solid but i had a feeling they were gonna do a disc on the 2000’s. would rather have more 80’s and 90s. let’s hope for an undertaker , roddy piper, easily another hogan and bret unreleased

    • RabidHeat says:

      Then I just think there would’ve been complaints that the set didn’t span his whole career, so they can’t win really.

      • Anan says:

        Yeah I agree. Either way though not everyone’s gonna be happy simply bc no matter what’s done, cannot make everyone happy.

  16. meme says:

    I hope the trend of unreleased sets continues into 2019

    • Mike Poulin says:

      I think they will I know a Piper Unreleased set is rumored I personally would love a Bret or Taker Unreleased set maybe even an Austin unreleased set

    • Anan says:

      I hope the unreleased sets go beyond 2019 till everyone and everything I want an unreleased set on and there’s a lot of them are released. 2018’s pretty much about half way over so 2019 isn’t far.

  17. John says:

    I know I’m being selfish here, and i’m truly excited for the unreleased content we are getting,but I do wish there was more actual unseen and unreleased content like the previous Attitude and 85-95 sets. How did the Raw dark match of HBK vs Taker vs Bret or other dark matches that exist with Triple H get skipped over? I’m just being picky. Still a day one buy!

    Fun fact- the Bradshaw and Vader matches happened at the same Superstars taping!

    • Mike Poulin says:

      Could be disc space some of these matches seem pretty lengthy can only fit so much on to one disc

      • Anan says:

        That could be it but in all honesty they could’ve put a rare match like that triple threat with Bret and Taker and other rarities instead of all those RAW matches which are available on the Network. That said while it could be disc space I don’t believe it is. Just my 2 cents.

      • SCSA says:

        That’s the WWE’s fault for taking away the use of Blu-Rays which gave more space, less use of disk + extra matches & moments!

    • Anan says:

      Agree about the Bret Hart/HBK/Taker triple threat from MSG being skipped over but I said it before in a comment on another post that I believe WWE are intentionally leaving out all except for 1-3 at most Taker matches on unreleased sets (Attitude Era Vol.3 so far being the only exception) for what I believe to be an eventual Undertaker Unreleased set. No doubt he’s deserving of one. I think that’s why matches like this triple threat were left off this HBK set and the 1991 match vs Macho Man wasn’t on the Savage set.

      This is of course just a theory.

      • RabidHeat says:

        Yeah, I agree. Savage was great in the ring, so his set could survive without the Taker match. Taker’s set might need it though, given how limited in the ring Taker was in his early career and the calibre of opponents he had. I think they knew Savage’s set would sell well enough without the Taker match, but it would be a more effective selling point for an eventual Taker set.

        • Anan says:

          Everyone always says how limited Taker was in the ring in his early days. He wasn’t limited in the sense that he didn’t have any skills/talent. It’s that he was not allowed to display them bc of his character. If he did his no one would buy (into) it therefore it wouldn’t have been as effective, believable, iconic, legendary and last as long as it did. Plus most of his opponents in that time didn’t really require him to show off what he was good at in the ring. Kamala, Gonzalez, Warrior, Hogan weren’t the greatest wrestlers in the world and they were no Bret Hart, Randy Savage, Shawn Michaels, Ricky Steamboat. This isn’t a knock on Warrior or Hogan as they’re well known legends remembered for other things bc Warrior was good at being different, his sprinting and energetic ring entrance while Hogan put wrestling on the map, had charisma, his Hulkamania thing started in 85 but people were starting to tire of it by late 91-early 92 as evidenced by Taker the heel who beat Hogan for the WWF Title by heel tactics (interference from Flair, Tombstoned Hogan on the chair) was cheered towards the end of the match and when he won as noted by Taker himself.

          Bret stated Taker was one of his favorite wrestlers, was always great in the ring and SSlam97 specifically was one of his favorite matches in his entire WWE career. He said he remembered one time Taker saying he wanted to work with Bret so people can see that he can actually wrestle. Their RR96 or SSlam97 match was the 1st time I ever saw Taker wrestling in a match. Just not as much as he does in his matches as time went on.

          • SRB says:

            I always wonder if the people saying wrestlers like Cena, Warrior, and Hogan were limited have ever seen a Lesnar match.

            • Anan says:

              Yes I have seen more than one Lesnar match.
              Advice: don’t take the word limited so literally. I didn’t mean it that way. Limited in the sense that they’re not HBK, Bret Hart, Steamboat, Savage, Angle, etc in the ring from a wrestling standpoint is all I meant. That’s an honest fact that’s been proven a lot more than once.

            • LP1 says:

              Lesnar isn’t limited at all. His recent matches are booked to be a certain way, but that doesn’t mean he’s limited in what he can do. Go watch his matches with Punk at SummerSlam 2013 and the Iron Man Match with Angle in 2003.

              • RabidHeat says:

                You haven’t noticed him turning purple after 4 minutes of action lately then?

                • LP1 says:

                  Ok, then watch the 3-way from Rumble 2015, the HIAC match with Taker from 2015, the 3-way from Fastlane 2016, the match with AJ from Survivor Series 2017 or the 4-way from SummerSlam last year. All very good matches. Yes, most of his singles matches are booked to be one sided suplex matches, but that doesn’t mean the guy can’t go when he’s allowed to.

                  • Anan says:

                    You realize yes that in multiple person matches Lesnar doesn’t have to do as much of the work as he’d have to in a singles match? And Taker’s one of those guys that can make ANYONE look better than they actually may be or are. I absolutely hated Lesnar’s matches at SSlam2014 vs Cena, SSlam2016 vs Orton, his matches vs Reigns, and pretty much every match of his not involving Taker, Strowman, Rollins, Joe, Punk, since he originally returned to WWE the night on RAW after WM28

              • SRB says:

                Another option is me going and watching his match at the GRR, Wrestlemania, and Royal Rumble where he does the same move over and over. If his matches are booked that way, which I agree they are, WWE is limiting him in the ring, which is why I said he is limited. How good are the moves he can do if he never actually does them?

                • LP1 says:

                  A wrestler being limited in skills and being held back by the company are two different things. Does WWE handicap what he can do in the ring? Yes. Does that mean the guy isn’t capable of having good matches when he’s allowed to? Absolutely not.

                  • Anan says:

                    That’s just it though. When do they allow him to? Most of his matches when he’s doing the moves are either suplexes (usually german suplexes) or F5. For the most part, typically, that’s it. Normally what else does Lesnar do? What else does WWE ever allow him to do? The guy isn’t even allowed to talk for himself! Yet Nakamura & Asuka who can barely speak English do their own interviews. I’m not saying Lesnar CAN’T it’s that he DOESN’T why don’t they ALLOW him to do whatever he can do?

                    • LP1 says:

                      The point is don’t blame Brock for not going out there and having great matches. He’s more than capable. Blame WWE for booking him that way.

                  • SRB says:

                    LP1 i just read a report Lesnar isn’t working Summerslam this year. Maybe I should go back and watch him in 2003 when he actually wrestled.

                    • LP1 says:

                      And what does him not working SummerSlam have to do with anything I said about him?

                    • SRB says:

                      It proves that 2018 Lesnar is a complete joke. Yes, it’s WWE that is making these decisions, but the limited move set, no mic work, and not being seen in months all epitomizes a garbage character and bad business decision making. Obviously, i get WWE is making these decisions. Since we all know how wrestling works, I dont think anyone believes he is showing up whenever he wants and then is doing one move on top of it. No need to remind us who his employer is.

                    • RabidHeat says:

                      “Report”, lol. From who? Some a**hole dirtsheet writer on the Internet?

              • RabidHeat says:

                One of those was 5 years ago. The other one was 15 years ago. Great examples, LP1! 🙂

              • Anan says:

                Limited or not Lesnar is a complete joke & while it’ll suck to lose one of the best talkers in the biz in Heyman I’ll be that damn happy when Lesnar’s gone and hope he fails his drug testing so he can’t go to UFC either. He doesn’t care for wrestling or the fans. He only cares about the money that comes with it. He made what’s portrayed as the A-Show’s (men’s) main world title more of a joke than it arguably already was just by its name and looks though no more of a joke than that child’s toy like spinner belt. However at least Cena and whoever wore that spinner belt was on the show and defending in more matches/ppvs than Lesnar was during his entire reign. They keep bragging how Lesnar’s reign surpassed Punk’s. But unlike Lesnar, Punk was working every show, defending on every ppv. Hell even Taker at 53 is wrestling more than Lesnar this year! I respect Taker, Cena, Punk as much as I hate his ego for their dedication and contributions. Lesnar can go screw himself.

                • LP1 says:

                  Anan, you’re completely missing the big picture here. You’re mad at Brock for things that aren’t his fault. He has a limited schedule and making more money than anybody else because WWE allows it. Brock would work more days if WWE wanted him to and paid him to. If you’re gonna be mad at anyone, be mad at the company that gave him that sweet deal. Anyone else would kill for his schedule. “Wait, you’re gonna pay me more than anybody else AND I only have to wrestle 10 times a year? Well OK then.” Do you really expect him or anyone else to say “No. That’s OK. I’d rather work more days for less money”? That’s ridiculous. Your anger is pointed in the wrong direction.

                  • Anan says:

                    Have you ever had any contact w/Lesnar or the company? Probably not. So how do you know it’s the company’s fault? Is it their fault that he got suspended from UFC related to drugs or that sickness that I believe hospitalized him? Nope. I’m not mad at Lesnar. I just don’t like him. And it’s not his schedule either. It’s that he has that schedule as RAW’s world champion. If he wasn’t world champion, then I wouldn’t care about his schedule. The world champion or any champion should be on every show and defend at every ppv. If a wrestler for whatever reason can’t or won’t commit fully to that then they should not be the champion or even in the championship match at all. Simple. Yes he’s a big star, big draw. But that doesn’t mean he should have Royal treatment as the world champion. Some of what I’m sayin is basically echoing Roman Reigns’ worked shoot comments about him that obviously I agree with all of what he said about Lesnar.

                    • LP1 says:

                      How do I know it’s the company’s fault? BECAUSE THEY’RE ALLOWING IT! You think Brock can do whatever he wants without Vince’s permission? Come on now. As far as him being the Champion, again, blame the company for putting the belt on him. Not his fault. He’s just doing what the company is telling him to do. And what does his drug test failure have to do with anything?

                    • SRB says:

                      The company is being hypocritical here as many champions have been stripped of their titles for not being able to defend every 30 days. Finn, Edge, Batista and the list goes on. I dont care if Lesnar shows up every 18 months. He shouldn’t have the belt.

                    • LP1 says:

                      SRB, I agree 100% that he shouldn’t be champion, but that’s a different conversation altogether. Personally the Universal Title to me means absolutely nothing. It’s less than 2 years old and has no legacy behind it. I wouldn’t care if they got rid of it completely. AJ is the real WWE World Heavyweight Champion anyway.

                    • Anan says:

                      Yes I completely agree with you on that and was trying to say the same thing. You’re right. He shouldn’t have the belt. Wrestlers older than him or are injured work through it/have worked through it for their entire run as Champion or while they were in the championship hunt bc they realize what being the champion means for them, their career, the championship and the company that made them household names and/or gave them a much more world wide exposure. But somehow he can’t/won’t and continues getting away with it while to your point, Balor, Edge, Batista were stripped for not defending for 30 days.

                    • Anan says:

                      You just don’t get it. Think for once. They’re giving it to him bc he asked for it bc he wants it AND bc they wanna make him happy to keep him as long as they can. Its not one reason or another. It is ALL of the reasons that were specified.
                      If it was really allowed don’t you think others would have it too? But they don’t. After working full time for as long as he has Taker’s pretty much earned his current schedule for however long he wants to go and he’s earned the right to make that decision. Lesnar has NOT earned his current schedule certainly not while being the champion.

                      To be the champion while barely showing up, at the end of the day it doesn’t matter who’s fault it is bc regardless of who’s to blame it still makes Lesnar, the championship and the company all look like a complete pathetic hypocritical joke. That’s just a fact.

                    • LP1 says:

                      WWE is at a point financially where they don’t need to kiss any wrestler’s ass. If Brock asked for something that Vince didn’t want to give him, he wouldn’t give it to him. Bottom line. Vince could easily tell Brock to F-off, but obviously Vince is giving Brock this schedule because in Vince’s mind Brock is worth it. Whether he deserves it or not, it doesn’t matter how the fans feel about it, Vince thinks he deserves it.

                      Now with all that said, I agree that Brock shouldn’t be the champion because it just wastes the title and whatever little credibility the title has. All this talk that Brock is threatening to leave without losing the title and take the belt to UFC is all a work. It’s just a bad storyline. Again though, not Brock’s fault. He’s living up to his end of the deal that Vince offered him. Blame Vince and the writers. This whole thing falls 100% at their feet. If Vince decides tomorrow that he wants Brock to show up on Raw next week and lose the title, he’ll be there.

                    • RabidHeat says:

                      You really love Lesnar, don’t you?

                    • LP1 says:

                      Yes. I love him so much that I said I don’t think he should be champion. Come on dude.

          • RabidHeat says:

            I didn’t mean Taker was limited in ability, just the way he was booked.

            • Anan says:

              Thank you for clearing that up.

              I didn’t hate how he was booked in one sense as they did make him dominant, probably the most dominant figure/force at that time in the business or at least since Andre. JR seems to think Taker surpassed Andre and that no one will surpass him in terms of longevity (at least on top in one company), character, presence, entrance. I agree w/JR’s assessment with all due respect to everyone else.

              In another sense though I didn’t like his booking bc and I understood it was due to his character but they wasted his youth years in WWF by putting him with Gonzalez and opponents like that who for whatever reasons were so limited Taker had to do all the work. 91, Taker should’ve wrestled at Summerslam against Randy Savage or beat Hogan for the WWF Title, retain it against a top guy at Survivor Series, lose it at Tuesday in Texas or at the RR92 match due to controversy and get the 1 on 1 title rematch that to this very day he hasn’t gotten yet I don’t believe. 92, should’ve had a better opponent for Summerslam and Survivor Series. I’d say the same for WM8 but since Jake Roberts was on his way out, Taker bc of his character I thought was perfect to send him out of the WWF. 93, should’ve won the RR that he was dominating anyway before illegally being taken out of it by someone who wasn’t even in it and go on to win the WWF title at WM9 by defeating Bret Hart or Yokozuna. Yoko probably would’ve been more likely as Vince was super against face vs face matches which is why I think that Bret vs Hogan match in 93, reportedly planned, didn’t happen. The only exception so far at that time was Warrior vs Hogan at WM6.

  18. SCSA says:

    14 Matches that interest me! Though again it’s not a Blu-Ray which really sucks☹️
    Also with Extra special matches on the Blu-Ray, I would wanna make VinMan put on Shawn Michaels Unreleased Match-up of his Triple Threat World Heavyweight match from WM20 between Shawn, Hunter & Benoit❗️- This match was awesome & didn’t even make it to the ‘Mr Wrestlemania’ Blu-Ray content

    • LP1 says:

      They didn’t include the Mania 20 match on the Mr. WrestleMania release for a reason. And there’s no reason to include it on this Unreleased set since the match has already been released on DVD before.

      • DaBluGuy says:

        And the reason is the same reason cos u are not going to see kris ban wah

        • SCSA says:

          I know, I know, I guess I just wanna see a Blu-Ray Shawn Michaels set that includes the WM20 match too! I guess we’ll never see that though

    • RabidHeat says:

      SCSA, you’re a regular poster here. You must surely understand the ‘Unreleased’ concept and you must also know that the ‘Mania 20 main event was released on the DVD of the event itself (as well Benoit’s ‘Hard Knocks’ DVD), surely?

      • Anan says:

        I think he does understand but is just expressing that he wants to see that match and a HBK in bluray. His comment above yours doesn’t have the word “unreleased” in it for a reason and I think that reason is bc he understands the concept.

        @SCSA: please correct me if I’m wrong on any of the above I’m not a mind reader and am only just sharing my opinion.

        • LP1 says:

          Ana, he specifically said ” I would wanna make VinMan put on Shawn Michaels Unreleased Match-up of his Triple Threat World Heavyweight match from WM20 between Shawn, Hunter & Benoit.”

          • SCSA says:

            Im sorry people! I know that the WM20 match is already a released match, though I meant for it to be released as a Blu-Ray
            Also if a Blu-Ray was made for the upcoming ‘Shawn Michaels Unreleased’ set, then it would have been fantastic to see the ‘WM20 match between Shawn, Hunter & Benoit on it too as one of the Blu-Ray Extra Specials, however I don’t think that the WWE is ever going to release any of Benoit’s matches again☹️

            • RabidHeat says:

              Well no, we’ve pretty much known that WWE won’t release Benoit matches on DVD for a decade now, unless they are big multi-man matches as part of anthologies and the commentary specifically about him is muted (God, that is so annoying on the MITB anthology, how it keeps going quiet every time Benoit does something).

            • LP1 says:

              SCSA, you say you understand the concept of an Unreleased set and then you say “if a Blu-Ray was made for the upcoming ‘Shawn Michaels Unreleased’ set, then it would have been fantastic to see the ‘WM20 match between Shawn, Hunter & Benoit on it too as one of the Blu-Ray Extra Specials”. I still don’t think you’re grasping the concept.

              • SCSA says:

                I see what you mean here… but what I mean is that the WM20 match would be a first time Released match as a Blu-Ray! Otherwise I know that this match has already been released on other DVD sets.

          • Anan says:

            It’s Anan first off.

            Secondly my previous comment was based off of the following comment from SCSA:

            “I know, I know, I guess I just wanna see a Blu-Ray Shawn Michaels set that includes the WM20 match too! I guess we’ll never see that though”

            That’s why in my previous comment I said the following:

            “His comment above yours doesn’t have the word “unreleased” in it”

            Its bc I was referring to that specific comment above from SCSA where the word “unreleased” isn’t anywhere. If he stated what you’re saying he said then I didn’t see the actual comment and my guess is it was an overexcited error.

        • SCSA says:

          That’s absolutely fine thanks Anan. I’m glad you mentioned that I’m just expressing that I want to see the match in Blu-Ray. That’s very much true!
          There aren’t a lot of people who even talk about wanting Blu-Rays back for the WWE on this site, however most of my mates who bought WWE Blu’s have stopped collecting them now due to having to buy & watch them only on DVD!

          • Anan says:

            No problem! Happy to help out!

            R u a Network subscriber or ever plan to be one? Because and I’m sure you’re already fully aware that every ppv is in 720p and while bluray discs do have more space, space no matter how much will eventually run out. All that stuff currently on the Network will take God only knows how many blurays to get it all on there. If it’s the WM20 match u want in better than dvd quality check out the Network version and see if it satisfies u will be my advice to u. If u take my advice please let me know what u think of the Network version of the WM20 match. Thanks 🙂

            Btw another reason I think why the 3 Way isn’t on the Shawn Michaels set whether its dvd or bluray or whether Benoit’s alive or not is bc it was a monumental career making WM Moment for Benoit and Eddie for that matter and since Benoit matches aren’t being released as sets, Network Collections, etc, it’s unlikely to be released unless the WM20 or WM Anthology is re-released on bluray. But considering the high production costs and maybe other things I doubt they’ll go in this direction.

      • SCSA says:

        Hi RabidHeat, yes I surely understand the ‘Unreleased’ concept, however I’m more of a Blu-Ray buyer & I guess that I’m mostly after buying Blu-Rays because of their great HD, their extra space, less discs & easy to use when playing the content by choosing my Matches/Documentaries, etc whilst onscreen.
        Though now, back to DVD’s just like the old times.

        Although I don’t recall the ‘Benoit’s Hard Knocks’ DVD. Was this released on Blu-Ray too?

        • SAB says:

          I agree with all the positives about blu-ray. Benoit’s Hard Knocks was 2-disc DVD only back in 2004 I think. Highly recommend for the doc’ and great matches.

        • RabidHeat says:

          The quality of the WrestleMania 20 match wouldn’t be any better on BluRay. It was filmed on videotape in standard definition (as was everything in WWE pre-2008), so it cannot be upscaled from DVD to BluRay quality.

  19. Jason says:

    Please commentary. Please. No commentary on sets makes it so boring

    • Mike Poulin says:

      Matches that were on TV will have commentary but the dark matches most likely won’t have commentary

    • Anan says:

      I partially disagree. I love commentary especially depending on who the commentators are and their style and experience. But sometimes I wish there wasn’t commentary. Or wish each match released on a set had “Commentary On/Off” option so whoever wants it can have it and those that don’t can turn it off.

      Sometimes I don’t want commentary bc it allows me to appreciate for example an Undertaker entrance as it’s more grandiose w/o commentary as you listen and can hear more everything included in his entrance like crowd, music, etc. No commentary also allows me to appreciate more what the wrestlers are doing to themselves to tell a story in order to entertain me as a viewer bc I can hear, listen to and focus more on the grunts and if the cameras are on them close enough, what they’re saying to each other as well as other such things like this which is hard or impossible to hear with the commentary especially when a commentator screams excitedly when something big happens like a table spot or betrayal.

  20. RabidHeat says:

    Any chance of UK buyers getting a different match in place of the Jericho match, since it was in fact released on DVD in the UK and this is therefore false advertising? It’s not good when you have an “Unreleased” set containing two previously released matches; this and the Tornado tag. Where’s the quality control here – don’t they proof-read the final listing? It’s like when they included that Triple Threat match on both Batista sets. I can imagine TNA making a gaffe like that but not WWE.

    • Vintage Simon says:

      Yes, I agree. The October 2, 2006 match should absolutely be taken out, and why not include Michaels/Hart/Taker from MSG in its place?

      Also, Michaels vs. Flair from February 2005 was also included in the (admittedly rare) Live in Japan DVD.

      • RabidHeat says:

        Yeah, I mean I know the Japan match stupidly rare and the Jericho match was only on a UK DVD, but they really should be taking the “Unreleased” tag seriously and making sure they’re not duplicating anything for any region of the world.

    • meme says:

      That Jericho match is pretty great though

  21. Daniel Bee says:

    Just to clarify something here quickly.

    There was a HBK/Perfect match from April ’93 on last year’s Unreleased 1986-1995 DVD (content listing: https://bit.ly/2lDIYJp). There’s another here in the HBK set.

    The matches are just one day apart so on first glance it looks like the same match being released again – but we’ve verified with WWE that they are two separate matches.

  22. Benoit says:

    this is crap the macho man one is the better of the two

  23. SRB says:

    I really love all of these early Rockers matches. It just goes to show how dominating the tag team division was talent-wise back then. The Rogeaus, Demolition, and Brain Busters all had incredible talent and potential.

  24. Adam stewkaskoi says:

    Excellent listing but rather have 90s matches instead of 2000s still day one purchase

  25. Mike Poulin says:

    The Tornado match with DX is on the New and Improved DZ DVD

    • Cody Schields says:

      Sure is. You beat me!

    • Vintage Simon says:

      And the extra annoying part is, there actually are unreleased DX matches from the same time period. For whatever reason, The New & Improved DX DVD skipped a few weeks (Raws from September 18 & 25, 2006).

      My only guess is that the chapter for Oct 2 on the New & Improved DX DVD is titled, “DX takes over Raw” – rather than actually listing there was a match involved – and the guys putting this new set together incorrectly assumed that it was a segment, and not a match.

  26. Ricardo Aguilera says:


  27. rickyaguilera83 says:

    I can’t wait to get it looks awesome

  28. andemoine winrow says:

    This list is superb.

  29. KarlKayfabian says:

    Really disappointed that the Jannetty match on RAW from summer of ’93 was not included. It is vastly superior to the overhyped and overreleased title change they had a couple of months earlier.

    Would have also loved to have see them include his match vs Buddy Landel from SMW’s Superbowl of Wrestling.

  30. alex murray says:

    alright i said a few weeks ago i wasnt gonna get this but now I will have to after seeing what a great match listing it has.i dont like HBK the person but as a wrestler,he is one of the best.I will probably end up getting this one

  31. RCS1988 says:

    2 Corrections to these listings.

    Piper’s Pit with Shawn Michaels
    Syracuse, NY (Dark Segment; Superstars Taping) • April 29, 1992

    Shawn Michaels & Diesel vs. The Headshrinkers
    Milwaukee, WI (Dark Match; Wrestling Challenge Taping) • August 30, 1994

    Disappointed no Midnight Rockers vs. Funk & Estrada from the 6/3/87 Challenge taping, No Michaels Savage matches, and shocked they didn’t pick any matches that aired internationally from TV tapings like HBK vs. Tatanka, HBK vs. Bulldog, HBK vs. Owen, HBK vs. Crush, & HBK vs. Typhoon.

  32. Peter Fletcher says:

    I am ridiculously stoked for this. Definitely the best DVD they’ve done in the last 5 years. F**king awesomeballs.

  33. Mike Poulin says:

    Perfect vs HBK from Phoenix is on the Unreleased 86-95 set unless your thinking the one from the next day in Tucson

  34. Nicolas Hébert says:

    No HBK vs Razor Wrestlemania X Ladder match??? No buy!!! Just kidding! Great set I love to see matches from WWF Superstars. That’s the first weekly show I watch every Saturday at NOON on CTV in Canada!

  35. Talking Taker says:

    The actual unreleased stuff is awesome! I’d rather this just be a 2 disc set with that stuff though – no need for a disc full of Raw matches already on the WWE Network. So I’ll probably wait until this one goes on sale.

    • Anan Khalique says:

      “no need for a disc full of Raw matches already on the WWE Network.”

      Very true. I don’t mind 3 discs. Just wish it was filled with non-RAW matches like more dark matches or more matches from non televised live events and stuff like that. It’s still an awesome set and will get it.

  36. meme says:

    The thing I like most about this DVD is five 1996 matches then finally getting the Jericho match. It was a big deal at the time since it was the WM19 rematch.

  37. NickP says:

    These unreleased collections are great and gives a whole new wish list for WWE DVD’s. I believe the first set was the Hulk Hogan Unreleased collection in 2009. Bret Hart could probably have a 2nd set to add to his previously released Dungeon Collection. A unreleased set on Andre would be very interesting.

    • Anan Khalique says:

      No argument from me about a 2nd unreleased Bret Hart set. He’s a great wrestler, one of the greatest who deserves another unreleased set. However I rather they release unreleased sets on wrestlers who haven’t gotten one yet before they do another one on someone who’s already gotten one. Jericho, Angle, Rock, Austin, Sting, Kane, Brian Pillman, Taker are some names who deserve unreleased sets too and haven’t gotten one yet. HHH hasn’t gotten an unreleased set either but I feel he’s inevitable to get one someday.

      While I’m at it, Vader, Goldust, Rick Rude all deserve dvds who have yet to receive one. I’ve personally wanted docs on Vader, Kane and Goldust and others for years but Rude’s been fan requested/demanded by many for God only knows how long. So in demand that if he is not first, then he’s second only to probably I would think Taker for a career spanning doc.

    • meme says:

      A second for Bret is my biggest want right now

  38. meme says:

    BTW is there any reason they seem to be avoiding Coliseum Video matches on these types of compilations?

    • RabidHeat says:

      Because they were “released” (albeit on VHS).

      • Anan Khalique says:

        I would think it’s also bc a large portion of Coliseum Videos if not all of them are already on The Network and I think they’re thinking why waste space putting COliseum Video matches on dvds when they’re already available on The Network while we put matches currently not available on there like non televised live event and dark matches on unreleased and other dvds.

        • LP1 says:

          Your logic would make sense if there weren’t a bunch of Raw matches on this set.

          • RabidHeat says:

            Yeah, Raw matches are on the Network too. Part of ne thinks WWE just purposely have these criteria inconsistencies to get us talking about the product.

          • Anan says:

            I don’t agree w/matches on the Network being on sets. But why are ppv matches on sets when all ppvs are on the Network just like all the RAWs and SDs? Because unlike Coliseum Home Videos, Velocity, etc, the RAW, SD and ppv matches that are included were included bc they were significant to the dvd subject’s career whoever that is at that point in time. KO’s set is a good example. His debut on RAW interrupting Cena and EC match vs Cena as well as his Battleground and Payback matches vs Sami Zayn and the F4W Universal Title match where HHH turned on Rollins and helped KO win, all 5 of which can be found on the Network for those who have it, were highlights in his career at least at that point so they added them to the set so for those who don’t have the Network can see those moments or those who saw it can relive it again w/o subscribing to the Network.

            It’s also possible they’re considering that not everyone has/watches The Network and most of the dvd buyers will consist of those individuals specifically.

            No matter how great The Network is not everyone will have it. One reason being they can’t afford it. There’s more important things to spend money on like rent, bills, etc and those daily expenses drain so much money from some people that they just can’t afford to pay $9.99 a month which totals in $119.88. Considering the Network’s content and for new subscribers, free first 30 days, not a bad price at all. Still, some just cannot pay for it bc of other expenses or loss of job or whatever their situation is.

  39. meme says:

    You literally cannot ask for anything more than this. I only didn’t get one match that I wanted (vs Piper in 92). One of the best DVD’s they’ve ever done.

    • RabidHeat says:

      Well you could ask for not mistakenly including a match that has in fact been released on DVD before. That’s sloppy right there.

  40. meme says:

    Wow a whole disc with the Rockers, that’s almost a mini Rockers unreleased DVD.

  41. meme says:


  42. Will says:

    Not a big deal, since it’s only one match, but the October 2006 Texas Tornado match was on the New and Improved DX DVD set.

    • VintageSimon says:

      Also, the match versus Chris Jericho from Raw in July 2003 has also been released, on a Silver Vision DVD called ‘The Best of Raw & Smackdown Vol. 2’. Can appreciate that it’s unreleased to a wider audience though.

    • RabidHeat says:

      Still a pretty significant error though, when they’re professing it to be a set consisting of only Unreleased matches.

      • Anan says:

        Yeah I agree. Just hope the rest of the unreleased sets entirely consist of unreleased material otherwise no point calling it unreleased. So far the only unreleased sets I know of that have completely lived up to consisting entirely of unreleased material is Attitude Era vol.3, maybe Bret Hart’s Dungeon Collection which was supposed to contain unreleased Bret Hart material was made up of unreleased material start to finish, maybe Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, and the Unreleased set they released before they released the one on Savage.

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