2000’s WEEK: Huge WrestleMania Matches for WWE ‘BEST OF 2000’s’ DVD, Pics of New Anthology!

February 16, 2017 by Daniel Bee

WWE Best of The 2000's DVD - The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan, WrestleMania 18

Before the complete content listing of WWE’s new “Best of The 2000’s” DVD drops tomorrow, there’s one last stop in our exclusive 2000’s WEEK match reveals.

“Best of The 2000’s” is on this year’s Home Video schedule for an April release worldwide and it’s set to pack in over 10 hours of the greatest bouts the company delivered between 2000 and 2009, along with newly-filmed host segments with a WWE Hall of Famer who made his own indelible impact on the decade; the current General Manager of RAW, Mick Foley.

With “The Show of Shows” just weeks away, today’s picks include three of the greatest matches in WrestleMania history — scrap that, one of these may well be the greatest match of all-time.

Look out… next up on WDN is the FULL content of this 4-DISC compilation!

 

2000’s WEEK DAY #4

 
— Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle
WrestleMania 21 • April 3, 2005

— Hollywood Hogan vs. The Rock
WrestleMania X-8 • March 17, 2002

— Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker
WrestleMania XXV • April 5, 2009
 

WWE Best of The 2000's DVD - Content Reveal Week

 
Get your hands on the new, 4-DISC WWE “BEST OF THE 2000’s” DVD…

 
UK/Europe: April 24th. Pre-order the WWE 2000’s DVD right now here on Amazon.co.uk.

USA: April 25th. Pre-order the WWE 2000’s DVD soon on Amazon.com and WWEShop.com.

Australia: TBA. Pre-order opportunities are due to go live soon via Madman.com.au.
 


WWE officially released updated, Rumble Anthology-like DVD box sets to Australia in late 2016 — “Royal Rumble: The Ultimate Collection”.

Breaking: New & Updated Royal Rumble Anthology Box Set This Year, First Update on 2017 WWE DVDs

For those of us yet to see them in the flesh, check out these brand new photos:

WWE 'Royal Rumble: Ultimate Collection' DVD - New Anthology Box Set!
WWE 'Royal Rumble: Ultimate Collection' DVD Box Set - New Anthology Box Set!

Royal Rumble: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 1 (1988-2001)

It was a simple, yet revolutionary concept: two men start in the ring, and every two minutes another Superstar is added to the match. Toss your opponents over the top rope to eliminate them until only one remains.

It was so popular with fans that in its second year, 1989, the number of Superstars increased to 30 and the match moved to pay-per-view. In 1992, the stakes were raised, as the victor was awarded the WWE Championship. Before long, the Royal Rumble grew in significance, a key event for WWE Superstars and the first step on the road to WrestleMania.

Royal Rumble: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 2 (2002-2016)

From 2002, Superstars from RAW and SmackDown, and now ECW, all met in one common match – the Royal Rumble. With an eye toward WrestleMania, and a place in the main event, the period saw a diverse group of winners – from legendary WWE Supersars like John Cena and The Undertaker, to underdogs like Rey Mysterio.

Witness the once-in-a-lifetime 40-man Royal Rumble from 2011, as well as the history-making Royal Rumble from 2016 that placed the fate of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the hands of 30 WWE Superstars in one unforgettable match – plus many more memorable Royal Rumble moments!

WWE 'Royal Rumble: Ultimate Collection' DVD Box Set - Contents
WWE 'Royal Rumble: Ultimate Collection' DVD Box Set - Contents

With similar artwork to the first Royal Rumble Anthology released back in 2007, now housed in new packaging, this bulky Home Video collection present 29 full Rumble events in two separate box sets — one a 14-disc set and the other a 15-disc set.

That’s 9 more Rumble’s than the original, and a combined total of over 80 hours of footage!

WWE 'Royal Rumble: Ultimate Collection' DVD Box Set - Photos
WWE 'Royal Rumble: Ultimate Collection' DVD Box Set - Photos

The box sets each contain 2 DVD cases with different Superstars featured on their artwork.

The discs inside list the Royal Rumble Match participants for all events. For those wondering, that does include Chris Benoit who has not been omitted from the listings, as shown below.

WWE 'Royal Rumble: Ultimate Collection' DVD Box Set - Disc Artwork
WWE 'Royal Rumble: Ultimate Collection' DVD Box Set - Chris Benoit Listed on Packaging

Fans in Australia can get hold of the collection now at Madman.com.au and JBHiFi.com.au.

All signs point to the box sets staying exclusive to that region. Unfortunately a release elsewhere is unlikely, and of course if that were to happen the most recent event would have to be included.

Since the title was produced before this year’s Rumble, the 2017 edition is not present here.

WWE 'Royal Rumble: Ultimate Collection' DVD Box Set - New Anthology, Photos
WWE 'Royal Rumble: Ultimate Collection' DVD Box Set - New Anthology, Photos

 




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48 Comments left on this article...

  1. Johnno Smith says:

    Heads up to everyone contemplating purchasing the Royal Rumble Ultimate Collection – it is literally the exact same discs as the previous anthology but in a new box. So yep, the events from 1998-2002 still have the blurred logo and all that annoying shit

  2. Joe Young says:

    Anybody know if Royal Rumble 2008 is widescreen?

  3. Justin F says:

    I feel like the people complaining about the complainers are far more annoying than the complainers themselves.

  4. RabidHeat says:

    Same comments … on every day of the reveals.

  5. David says:

    Doesn’t surprise me people here having a hard time grasping the theme of this set. If its full of repeats and you have every single WWE DVD ever produce then you saved yourselves $25 and move on.

    I think people here expected matches like Paul London vs. Akio from Velocity and Maven vs. HHH from Heat…if thats the case then you’re better off not buying this and just continue and pissing and moaning, which is really what majority of wrestling fans are good at.

    • foley is good says:

      You summed up my reaction perfectly. It isn’t called Best Unreleased Matches of 2000. People always bring up repeats that might be on a 8 year old release that a new fan won’t know about.

  6. Jon says:

    Did the WWE home entertainment person in charge change? We went from unrealesed exclusives to everything that is on the WWE network.

    • LP1 says:

      Considering just about every PPV, Raw and SmackDown are on the Network, it would be hard to make a Best Of 2000s set without including matches from those shows.

  7. mememememe says:

    I was hoping for Angle/Lesnar but at least we got Hogan/Rock.

  8. Corey Payne says:

    Wrestling DVD Network will any of the upcoming DVD releases (other than Royal Rumble and The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania)have Closed Captions?

  9. IHeart2000s says:

    I LOVE this set! Keep those matches coming! I don’t see what people don’t get, this is a set of the BEST matches of the decade, not NEVER BEFORE SEEN. This is a fantastic list so far!

  10. Brad Attitude says:

    Just save myself $30.

  11. Les Hamilton says:

    They should change the title to:

    The Best Repeated matches of the 2000s

  12. Steve says:

    I have every match from this new 2000’s set

  13. Roland Smitts says:

    We all have the Hogan-Rock match but I must say, it is great to see WWE including Hulk again in these collections. #GOAT

  14. Richard says:

    I think I would add these 3 to the main set and call it complete.

    – Christian & Edge vs The Hardy Boyz vs The Dudley Boyz
    Wrestlemania X-7 – Apr 1, 2001

    – Ladder Match for World Heavyweight Championship
    Shawn Michaels vs Chris Jericho
    No Mercy – Oct 5, 2008

    – Ladder Match for Intercontinental Championship
    Rob Van Dam vs Eddie Guerrero
    RAW – May 27, 2002

    I know this list is probably missing a few RAW or SD matches, but I understand if they include CB, that’s probably not going to happen. Which I’m okay with actually.

    HBK is featured in 4 matches so far, and I think I’d add his No Mercy Ladder match vs Jericho.

    Triple H also with four matches so far? Wow. Take that Bret Hart! LOL

    Angle has 3 matches, but of course a few of his classics featured Benoit, so…

    Austin surprisingly only has 2 matches listed, but he didn’t wrestle past WM19 in 2003, and he took almost a year off before that, so…The Rock as well only has 2 matches listed so far, but he took extended time off in 2002 and 2003, before walking away in 2004.

  15. SCSA says:

    I have 2 of these matches on ‘Mr Wrestlemania’ blu-ray & RockVs Hogan on ‘True story of Wrestlemania’!

    Even though by having all these great matches on 1 single set sounds fantastic, it’s still a ‘No buy’ cos it’s not on blu-ray

  16. Mark Markson says:

    Lots of good matches on this set. I was just hoping for some unreleased Raw and Smackdown matches. Doubt we’ll get that.

    Nice with a new Rumble anthology. But I don’t like that the entrance order is printed on the discs.

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