WWE has just finalized the content of the 2018 womens-themed Home Video “Then, Now, Forever: The Evolution of WWE’s Women’s Division”, and we’re pleased to reveal the full line-up today at WrestlingDVDNetwork.com.
More than 30 years of the women’s division will be showcased with a collection of 22 full-length matches involving WWE Superstars, Divas and legendary performers the likes of Wendi Richter, The Fabulous Moolah, Sensational Sherri, Chyna, Victoria, Trish Stratus, Lita, AJ Lee, Paige, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss and Ronda Rousey.
Among those bouts, as we promised, will be the historic women’s Hell in a Cell, Money in the Bank, Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber matches all held in the past couple of years.
With the selected matches, WWE are giving around 20 female stars from the past and present their own individual “spotlight” which is expected to feature a video package on their career and newly-filmed interviews with their peers. A similar segment will also be included before the Royal Rumble match which looks at the competitors of this year’s Rumble and the surprise entrants.
The first-ever WWE DVD on women’s wrestling is already available to pre-order now for June release here on Amazon.com (USA) and here on Amazon.co.uk (UK) but it’s now time to read an updated, official synopsis and find out the full list of content packed into this 9-hour, 3-disc set!
Every week, the women of RAW, SmackDown Live and NXT are breaking barriers while stealing the show at WWE events all over the globe. Now, see how it all began with THEN, NOW, FOREVER: THE EVOLUTION OF WWE’S WOMEN’S DIVISION.
From trailblazers like Alundra Blayze and Chyna, to pioneers like Lita and Trish Stratus, all the way to today’s awe-inspiring athletes such as Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Alexa Bliss, and Asuka, the revolution was indeed televised, and you get to witness it all right here with some of the greatest and most groundbreaking women’s matches of all time.
From Wendi Richter to Ivory to Becky Lynch to Ronda Rousey, see how these amazing women helped shape the landscape of WWE today!
[Notice: Kindly link back to this article if you are using any portion of its contents.]
The Women’s Evolution
Spotlight on: Wendi Richter
WWE Women’s Championship Match
Wendi Richter vs. The Fabulous Moolah
“The Brawl to End It All” [Madison Square Garden] • July 23, 1984
Spotlight on: Sensational Sherri
Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
The Fabulous Moolah, Rockin’ Robin, Velvet McIntyre & The Jumping Bomb Angels vs. Sensational Sherri, Dawn Marie, Donna Christanello & The Glamour Girls
Survivor Series • November 26, 1987
Spotlight on: Alundra Blayze
WWE Women’s Championship Match
Alundra Blayze vs. Bull Nakano
RAW • April 3, 1995
Spotlight on: Ivory
WWE Women’s Championship Match
Ivory vs. Chyna
WrestleMania X-Seven • April 1, 2001
Spotlight on: Victoria
WWE Women’s Championship Match
Trish Stratus vs. Victoria
RAW • November 25, 2002
Spotlight on: Lita
Steel Cage Match
Lita vs. Victoria
RAW • November 24, 2003
Spotlight on: Molly Holly
Title vs. Hair Match for the WWE Women’s Championship
Molly Holly vs. Victoria
WrestleMania XX • March 14, 2004
Spotlight on: Trish Stratus
WWE Women’s Championship Match
Trish Stratus vs. Lita
RAW • December 6, 2004
Spotlight on: Mickie James
WWE Women’s Championship Match
Trish Stratus vs. Mickie James
WrestleMania 22 • April 2, 2006
Spotlight on: AJ Lee
WWE Diva’s Championship Match
Kaitlyn vs. AJ Lee
Payback • June 16, 2013
Spotlight on: Paige
NXT Women’s Championship Match
Paige vs. Emma
NXT ArRIVAL • February 27, 2014
Spotlight on: Natalya
NXT Women’s Championship Match
Natalya vs. Charlotte
NXT TakeOver • May 29, 2014
Spotlight on: The Bella Twins
Brie Bella vs. Stephanie McMahon
SummerSlam • August 17, 2014
Spotlight on: Bayley
Iron Man Match for the NXT Women’s Championship
Bayley vs. Sasha Banks
NXT TakeOver: Respect • October 7, 2015
Spotlight on: Charlotte
Triple Threat Match for the WWE Women’s Championship
Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks
WrestleMania 32 • April 2, 2016
Spotlight on: Becky Lynch
6-Pack Challenge for the SmackDown Women’s Championship
Becky Lynch vs. Nikki Bella vs. Natalya vs. Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Carmella
Backlash • September 11, 2016
Spotlight on: Sasha Banks
Hell in a Cell Match for the RAW Women’s Championship
Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte
Hell in a Cell • October 30, 2016
Spotlight on: Carmella
Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Carmella vs. Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch vs. Natalya vs. Tamina
SmackDown • June 27, 2017
Spotlight on: Mae Young
Mae Young Classic Tournament Final
Kairi Sane vs. Shayna Baszler
Mae Young Classic • November 12, 2017
Spotlight on: Royal Rumble Participants
Women’s Royal Rumble Match
Royal Rumble • January 28, 2018
Spotlight on: Alexa Bliss
Elimination Chamber Match for RAW Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley vs. Sasha Banks vs. Mickie James vs. Mandy Rose vs. Sonya Deville
Elimination Chamber • February 25, 2018
Spotlight on: Ronda Rousey
Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H & Stephanie McMahon
WrestleMania 34 • April 8, 2018
It’s Only The Beginning
Get your copy of “The Evolution of WWE’s Women’s Division” DVD on…
– UK/Europe: June 25th. Pre-order the WWE Women’s DVD right now on Amazon.co.uk.
– United States: June 26th. Pre-order the WWE Women’s DVD now here on Amazon.com.
– Australia: TBA. Your pre-order opportunity will be announced soon via Madman.com.au.
I have the dvd and i like the listing.
This DVD is complete trash. I’m getting sick of WWE and their treatment of fans and their real legends. Seriously, why does Ronda Rousey, who I love to death, have a feature on the DVD when she literally only had one match at the time of the announcement. Second, where is Chyna, Jacqueline and the others who gave their blood sweat and tears to this business? I’ll tell you what happened. They said or did some stuff the company didn’t like and they got cut from the list. Bullshit, WWE needs to stop being a bunch of babies everytime their former employees shoot on them.
Where is Melina? Where is Naomi? How does the WWE have Naomi on the cover but she doesn’t have a single match she’s won? Where’s Jacqueline’s matches? This DVD is trash!
It’s beyond ridiculous that Ronda Rousey gets an entire section devoted to her when there are plenty of other women who don’t have one. She literally had 1 Match when this was announced. WWE will do anything for some mainstream press.
No Spotlight on Chyna?
I was thinking it’d be cool if there was a DVD retrospective on Women’s WWE, then this gets announced. Awsm timing. 🙂
How the Hell is Carmella on here but not Naiomi????? But you put her on the cover? PS she did win the FIRST EVER WOMENS BATTLE ROYAL!!!!!!!!
Will not be purchasing this due to the fact that Naomi does not have a SpotLight!!!!!! Wwe you gotta do better!!!!!!!! Her championship win should be on here….. y’all are sad!!!
disappointing to say the least.. Ill take a pass on this one..
I’m not buying this sh*t. Too much focus on the last 3 years and why the sudden jump from the 80s to 2000s.
i am gkam the womens royal tumble and ekemanation chamber matches are listed
No Chyna. Sable sunny??????
I guess people don’t bother reading the articles anymore. Chyna winning the Women’s Title at WrestleMania X-Seven is included. As for Sable and Sunny, they were the epitome of the “Divas” era that WWE has moved away from. I also don’t believe Sunny ever had 1 match in WWE.
WrestleMania 25 battle royal sunny was in it! That is suspiciously missing! Lol I think he means no Chyna spotlight which is kind of crazy but she is represented.
Sable vs. Jacqueline -Survivor series 98
Sable vs. Luna -royal rumble 99
Those sable matches could have made the cut
And again wwe trying to play down chyna’s contribution to the business.
Ivory spotlight shouldn’t even be on there and the match they chose for her was a match she got her ass squashed by chyna lil nice one wwe
I’ll pass on this. tired of wwe not given certain more worthy women their due. I can just watch all these matches on the network
“again wwe trying to play down chyna’s contribution to the business“
And then in the very next sentence you mention the match where she squashes Ivory and wins the title at WrestleMania is included. How is that downplaying her?
Because they are focusing on Ivory, and pretending it’s her match instead of Chyna’s.
Spotlight on Ronda? Even though she’s done nothing?
Nothing except help secure them a much better television rights deal, which is their number 1 revenue source. She’s also the biggest legit star in the company. Say what you want about Cena, Reigns, Brock or anyone else, none of them are a bigger mainstream star than she is. Like it or not.
[…] jednej zawodniczce. Dodatkowo na płytach znajdą się różne krótkie filmiki oraz wywiady. Tutaj możecie […]
No love for Eve Torres?
Why would there be; because she had such great matches?
Her performances are the antithesis of what the WWE wants to present here – she was a model, not a wrestler (though she tried to become one, near the end).
I love Eve Torres and to be fair she had a great match where she won the Diva’s Title against Layla at Night of Champions!!! I guess because it was FOR THE DIVA’s TITLE, it was omitted.
Anyways I would have added these matches survivor series 98 women’s championship match sable vs Jacqueline mix tag team match from wrestling 14 sable & Marc Mero vs Goldust and Luna hardcore match from raw 99 ivory vs Tori triple threat number 1 contender’s match falls count anywhere Shawn Michaels as special referee from raw 99 Chyna vs undertaker vs hhh or chyna vs triple h or chyna vs mankind those were great memories of chyna falls count anywhere match Jacqueline vs Lita women’s championship match Stephanie McMahon vs Lita with the rock as special referee and it was the first time the women’s main event at raw mix tag team match the rock and lita vs triple h and Trish Stratus women’s championship match survivor series 2000 ivory vs Lita no Way out 2001 Trish Stratus vs Stephanie McMahon jazz vs Trish Stratus backlash 2002 women’s championship match k.o.t.r.2002 women’s championship match Molly Holly vs Trish Stratus survivor series 2002 hardcore rules match for the women’s championship Trish Stratus vs Victoria bad blood 2004 fatal 4 way match for the women’s championship Victoria vs Gail Kim vs lita vs Trish Stratus backlash 2007 women’s championship match Melina vs Mickie James 2 out of 3 falls match for the women’s championship Beth Phoenix vs Candice Michelle extreme rules 2008 i-quit match Beth Phoenix vs Melina makeup over rules match for the women’s championship extreme rules 2010 Beth Phoenix vs Michelle McCool first ever diva’s tag team tables match tlc 2010 Beth Phoenix and Natalia vs laycool survivor series 2011 lumberjills match for the women’s championship Beth Phoenix vs eve Torres diva’s championship match e.c.2012 Beth Phoenix vs Tamia diva’s championship match eve Torres vs Kaitlyn diva’s championship match aj Lee vs Paige Paige’s debut
So why is Jacqueline Naomi or Nia Jax in the cover and theres not even one match of theirs at all which makes no sense but I’m only disappointed no Chyna oh well
And Beth Phoenix as well no match of hers
Jacqueline, Naomi, Nia and Beth are all in the Rumble. I know you’ll say they aren’t proper matches of theirs, but it is very much a “match”, so they are represented on the DVD. If they were not present in any match or spotlight whatsoever, I would agree with you, but the fact is they are competing on the DVD. I understand that whether that means they should make the front cover is debatable, but you said there are “no matches” with them in.
Maybe being saved for the next DVD release?
“not even one match of theirs at all”. All of them are in the Rumble match plus Naomi is also in the 6 Pack match from Backlash ‘16. And Chyna winning the Women’s Title from Ivory at Mania 17 is there. Did you read the full match listing or just skim through it?
I’m glad Sherri Martel is getting some attention. Weird that there’s no sable. Seems like a decent release with all the firsts. Not muchunreleased stuff but oh well.
Of course they’re not doing a spotlight or any matches with Sable. What are they doing, just totally forgetting all about her? They trying to make everyone believe that she never existed? I’m getting real upset with wwe’s videos that are being released. They put out the wwe unreleased with some good matches but they didn’t have any commentary, nobody calling the matches, telling the stories of the matches, then they release wrestlemania 34 without the hall of fame induction, they probably won’t even release the hall of fame ceremony, the wrestlemania anthology they put out several years ago has been edited and has parts taken out, they don’t have the events in their entirety, now they’re not even acknowledging Sable for the women’s video set. Also, they should have more than just one match for each woman. They’re not releasing any videos that I want to see, I have a list of possible superstar documentaries that I have been wanting to see released for several years but the wwe is not releasing them. They don’t want to listen to the wwe universe. We are going to make a wwe universe, but we’re not going to listen to what the universe wants to see.
It is a little bizarre considering she’s still married to Lesnar (I presume) and he’s in good favour with WWE. Surely they could’ve found one fairly PG match or segment with her? Unless the point is they just wanna get completely away from the “sexiness” of the Attitude Era and she was all about that, to be fair.
Let’s be real, Sable wasn’t a good wrestler. She wasn’t even a wrestler at all. Just a valet who had a few matches for storyline purposes.
Can’t argue with that.
The only Sable match that I can think they could’ve included would’ve been Sable/Mero Vs. Luna/Goldust at WrestleMania 14. Other than that, what could they have really put on it? Like Mario said, Sable was more of a valet that wrestled for storyline purposes.
Asuka deserves a ‘spotlight on’ spot, if you get my meaning. Don’t say, well the Rumble is on here. I am talking about a spotlight on her. She has done a hell of a lot for women’s wrestling besides that. For 2 years, she was the most over man or woman on NXT and has been widely recognised as one of the best in ring performers in the world for years now.
So her winning the first ever women’s Royal Rumble, which is included on this set, doesn’t count for anything?
I like how you went and re-edited your comment after I reminded you about the Rumble match.
I understand what you’re saying, but Asuka’s not been on the main roster as long as the others, so I understand them not showering her with a spotlight over other people who have put more time in (within the WWE setting, of course – I know Asuka has had a career outside WWE, but it’s a WWE DVD).
Yet if we’re gonna be honest about it Asuka’s been a wrestler, been in WWE and been on the main roster longer than Ronda Rousey. Gotta admit it’s a fair, honest point.
Yes it is most certainly a valid point, but Ronda is a bit of a different case due to the media fanfare, UFC background and intrigue as to how she would fare in the ring from fans, whereas Asuka is a pro wrestler through and through. I get that is the very reason why lots of real wrestling fans will prefer Asuka to Ronda and feel that Asuka should’ve gotten a bigger spotlight, but let’s face it… WWE rarely has the pure wrestling fan in mind, outside of anything to do with NXT. Ronda will be drawing lots of new eyes to the product at the moment, and WWE can’t ignore that, whether it’s fair or not.
Meanwhile, Asuka has not won a Women’s title on the main roster yet, which might be another reason for the lack of a spotlight.
Considering her placement on the cover, I would agree or would have expected a spotlight.
I hate to admit it but Trish Stratus vs Stephanie McMahon from no way out 2001 should have been here it’s actually one and the only good match from Stephanie McMahon and an I’m surprised they don’t have nothing about her yeah there’s The match with bre Bella but they should have at least have some footage about Stephanie McMahon hate it or love it
“I’m surprised they don’t have nothing about Stephanie, yeah there’s the match with Brie Bella, but they should have at least have some footage about Stephanie”.
Did you really just say there’s no Stephanie footage in the same sentence where you said there’s a Stephanie match?
Haha, he did. And it’s certainly debateable whether that match should even be on there.
Summer slam 2014 bre Bella vs Stephanie McMahon is there
Yes. Yes it is. So why are you saying there’s no Stephanie footage?
Garbage no sable or no chyna or Jacqueline but there’s an at least an Chyna match which I like but still could have been better
Every set has flaws, but I would say it’s hardly “garbage”.
It would’ve been nice had the first women I Quit Match between melina and beth phoenix been on the list.
No Bmb Angels vs Glamour Girls….
no Luna Vachon…..
Just for those two reasons huh seems like a good DVD listing to me.
The Angels vs Glamour Girls is there from Survivor Series ‘87. They were the final 4 in that match and it was pretty good.
They had better matches at RR 1988 and MSG Nov 1987 that could of been on this List.
@ Poulin. Yeah im skipping for that.
I believe both those matches were on one of the Coliseum Videos back in the day
I love it. Pretty much every milestone “first” match is included. The first Steel Cage, Chamber, MITB, Cell, Rumble, Survivor Series and Iron Man matches, plus the crowning of the first Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champions, the first NXT Women’s Title match to be shown on an NXT event on the Network, the first Mae Young Classic finals, the main event of the first MTV special event. That’s what this set is all about. Not unreleased matches. Also glad they bypassed all the years where the women’s division was booked to be a joke. Big thumbs up for this one.
while the listing is great in regards to current/more recent workers, I am a bit disppointed in regards to talent from way back.
in a perfect world the WWE would also have gone out of its way to secure the rights to release the Nakano/Blayze match from Japan that took place in November of 1994 and is (allegedy, because I admit I still haven’t seen it) much better than any of their WWE matches.
With the large gaps in years, I feel like they couldn’t wait to showcase the current women.
Nothing wrong with that at all. Hide the negatives, showcase the positives.
Bad choice for Ivory. Should’ve chosen the Fatal Four Way from 2000 where she won the Womens Title. That way you at least have an unreleased match in there.
wow, no spotlight for asuka.
Well, she was in the rumble, and she won it.
Terri Runnels, Jacqueline, Jazz, Luna Vachon?????? I love the fact Ivory is included, how come Jackie’s photo is on the front cover, yet she’s not featured on the dvd????
She was in the Rumble. There’s no Asuka match either that I can see but again she’s in the Rumble and happened to win it!
Not surprised at what was included, but a little disappointed with how many repeats there are. Love that the Sane/Bazler match was included though.
Some people will complain about the lack of complete representation by skipping from 2006 all the way to 2013, but I LOVE it as it finally feels like WWE are admitting that they messed up during that period. 2007 – 2013 set women’s wrestling back by at least a decade. Shame for a few of the performers from that era who are not represented, but it still sends the right message that women’s wrestling is going in the right diection now and needs to stay that way.
Bit of a shame that Jazz and Jacqueline are not represented though, as I think either of those could have possibly had a spotlight over Ivory.
This perfectly valid comment is worth 4 downvotes, apparently. Only on this site! I love you guys. 🙂
Because there’s a few people that come on here for no other reason than to leave a downvote. It’s all anonymous so they don’t care.
How it all started? They watched TNA roughly 10 years before.
Did you just contradict your own comment?
The Bayley/Sasha Ironman Match has Me sold on this set
Actually looks better than expected, I like that the final of the Mae Young Classic is included. And the match from Backlash 2016, that is a nice touch, since that show was never released on DVD.
Why was it never released on dvd?
Backlash 2016 was unfortunately not released on DVD.
Backlash 2016 and No Mercy 2016 weren’t released on DVD because that was right after the second brand split and WWE started doing 2 PPVs a month. They were added to the PPV schedule at the last minute and there wasn’t enough time for the home video department to prepare for them. That’s when they started releasing the double pack DVDs with 2 PPVs per set. Of course now there is no longer a need for the double packs since WWE is back to 1 PPV a month.
Ah yes, I remember now, thanks!
Never understood the reason for not releasing the event on DVD. They have the video on the WWE Network (I assume, have not checked). Not that hard to dump it to disc and re-use menu assets from the previous event.
Completionists would have purchased, even if released a bit late.
I think the Backlash 6 pack challenge match was on best ppv matches of 2016 dvd.