Exclusive: Matches on ‘History of WWE’ DVD, More Potential 2014 Releases?

October 3, 2013 by Daniel Bee

We can now reveal some of the matches planned for the History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment DVD!

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The main feature of this release is a documentary, slated to have a runtime of 3 hours in total. Along with that will be a selection of matches. Three of those can now be revealed below.



Royal Rumble Match
Royal Rumble • January 24, 1988

WWE Championship Match
Triple H vs. The Rock
Smackdown • August 26, 1999

#1 Contender’s Match for the WWE Championship
John Cena vs. CM Punk
Raw • February 25, 2013

“The History of WWE” DVD and Blu-ray hits stores on November 19th. You can pre-order yours now by clicking here. It then follows to UK/Europe in December through WWEDVD.co.uk.

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These WWF SummerSlam DVDs are listed as “Summ Slam” so not everybody will find them. These are the out-of-print PPV DVDs from 2000 and 2001, well worth the $5.

WWF SummerSlam DVDs Rare

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WWE have now sent out a second survey to “Fan Council” members. This one looks at single-disc DVD releases which would be budget titles priced at around $9.99 each. This gives some more possibilities for the 2014 schedule.

The full list of them is shown below and includes the likes of Brothers of Destruction, Top Divas, Best of Velocity, Superstar Entrances and even a Bra and Panties DVD!

WWE DVD 2014 Survey

Which ONE of the WWE DVD titles mentioned in the survey most interests you?

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  1. Sikboy1029 says:

    Say what you will about bra & panties matches but at least they gave the women who couldn’t wrestle that well something to do. Stacy was extremely over and 90% of her matches were gimmick matches. Some of the current Divas should only have gimmick matches due to their lack of in ring skill.

  2. Spritz1999 says:

    Best of Bra and Panties – Really surprised they would want to release this one with their PG status!!! But, hey I’m a girl, and I would buy it. There have actually been some really good Bra & Panties matches that involved some awesome wrestling at some points!

    Best of Shotgun Saturday Night – Would love to see some more old school type dvds… even if they are single disc ones!

    Brothers of Destruction – Bright choice for this dvd… there is not enough content to make them in to a 3 discer… so this would be nice!

    Best of Velocity – Have actually been thinking of getting these episodes on a hard drive, but if they come out with Best of… I won’t really have to!

    Top Divas – I don’t know how well this would go over now a days, but it’d be nice to see a new diva dvd, since we haven’t seen one since what?… 2007?

    Top 25 Superstar Entrances – This would could be pretty cool to watch, follows along the lines of the Finishing Moves dvd kind of…

    Music of WWE – I feel like we are going back in time to the Ramped Up: The Videos – Vol.1 release of 2002!

    Best of Superstars – Don’t know how interesting this one could be… would rather see Heat/Raw Is War/ SmackDown! over this!

    Best of the Slammys – Again, don’t know how well this would go over!

    Best of Tribute to the Troops – Would be cool to see since the only TtotheT dvd we ever got was 2004!

    The Christmas Collection – I actually can’t believe this one hasn’t had more votes? There have been some awesome christmas moments (Ex: 1999 when the McMahon-Helmsley Era had already taken over, and kept messing with people! I believe there were 2 different episodes when they did this… I believe both were in 1999, unless one was in 2000.)

    Santino Comedy Hour – Not so interested in this one, as he is not that funny! Sorry!

    Thanksgiving Moments – Come on people! Remember the Thanksgiving SmackDowns! They were classics, I believe they would be cool to watch as well!

    Best of Saturday Morning Slam – Umm no! Isn’t this on Cartoon Network, and is mostly a kid show? I don’t think this one would sell much at all except to us dvd collectors, who have to collect absolutely everything!!! :/

    Over-all… I liked the list! Pretty sweet if you ask me… especially for 1 discers… what did you expect?

  3. Sake Joe says:

    This is the weakest of the three recent idea list that the WWE has sent to there fan council. None of these really stand out to me. Maybe the top diva one or bra and panties. The Velocity, Superstars, Shotgun Saturday Night, Saturday Slam, none of those interest me much. Maybe Sunday Night Heat dvd I would get.

  4. Steven Jackson says:

    Best of Velocity really shines out at me. I always thought Velocity was really underrated and at its peak, showed some brilliant TV matches. Shotgun Saturday Night sounds appealing too, along with Saturday Morning Slam, but the rest I could do without. The History of WWE set looks promising with CM Punk vs. John Cena from RAW, arguably WWE’s TV match of the year. I can’t wait to see what else is to come.

  5. Ronaldo says:

    I also forgot stone cold vs the rock at wrestle mania 17 !

  6. Domenic says:

    I also forgot……

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

  7. Lawrence says:

    I just hope there are a lot of old school matches on the History of the WWE DVD set. Give me more stuff from the 1980s, 1970s and, if it exists, from the 1960s.
    How about Hogan vs. Orndorff from the Big Event in Toronto in 1986? Matches from the Shea Stadium shows? I’ve only seen clips of Backlund’s title win over Superstar Graham – is the full match available somewhere?
    Those are just a few ideas for matches that popped into my head.
    Frankly, I would have preferred this be the large box set rather than the Raw collection. I still may purchase the Raw set but since there have been so many Raw retrospectives over the years, I would have thought the larger DVD set should have been the History of the WWE collection.

  8. Domenic says:

    Another match for the ages…….

    The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan
    WrestleMania X-8- March 17, 2002

  9. Domenic says:

    I really want this match so badly……..

    Traditional Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination Winner Takes All Match
    Team WWE (The Rock, Undertaker, Kane, Chris Jericho, and Big Show) vs. The Alliance (Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Booker T, Shane McMahon, and Rob Van Dam)
    Survivor Series- November 18, 2001

  10. Domenic says:

    I also forgot this classic……..

    Inaugural Brawl
    Team WWE (Stone Cold, Kurt Angle, Undertaker, Kane, and Chris Jericho) vs. The Alliance (Booker T, Diamond Dallas Page, Dudley Boyz, and Rhyno)
    Invasion- July 22, 2001

  11. Domenic says:

    How about this match……

    Hell in a Cell Match
    Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels
    Badd Blood- October 5, 1997

  12. Simon says:

    This would be a good opportunity to finally release the Sid vs. Bret Hart cage match from Raw in March 1997. Vince McMahon has said that this was the unofficial birth of the ‘Mr. McMahon’ character, so there’s a good chance it will be touched upon in the documentary – thus, the inclusion of the match wouldn’t be forced.

    If not that, then the Hart/Sid match from a month prior when the WWF Title changed hands. That hasn’t been released either.

  13. Domenic says:

    Lots of repeats will be on this Blu-Ray, but it is worth it. This is another match that will make it onto the set……..

    No Disqualification Match for the WWE Championship
    The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
    WrestleMania X-Seven- April 1, 2001

  14. Domenic says:

    I would not want the Undertaker’s first match of the Streak to be on this set. Instead, I would like to See either of these matches…….

    Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels
    WrestleMania XXV- April 5, 2009

    Streak vs. Career Match
    Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels
    WrestleMania XXVI- March 28, 2010 (Best Match of All Time; High Hopes for this one)

    Hell in a Cell End of an Era Match w/ Special Guest Referee: Shawn Michaels
    Undertaker vs. Triple H
    WrestleMania XXVIII- April 1, 2012

    or how about…….

    Undertaker vs. CM Punk
    WrestleMania XXIX- April 7, 2013

    Besides Undertaker’s Matches, how about CM Punk?……

    WWE Championship Match
    John Cena vs. CM Punk
    Money in the Bank- July 17, 2011


    WWE Championship Match
    Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk
    Survivor Series- November 20. 2011

    or maybe…….

    WWE Championship Match
    CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho
    WrestleMania XXVIII- April 1, 2012

    or even…….

    WWE Championship Match
    CM Punk vs. The Rock
    Royal Rumble- January 27, 2013

    For The Rock vs. John Cena……

    Once in a Lifetime Match
    The Rock vs. John Cena
    WrestleMania XXVIII- April 1, 2012


    WWE Championship Match: Greatness vs. Redemption
    The Rock vs. John Cena
    WrestleMania XXIX- April 7, 2013

    That is all I have right now, but I will update this list later on today. Thank you all!!

  15. Erik G. says:

    I am intrigued by Santino Comedy Hour. I don’t know why.

  16. SCSA says:

    The, WWE Championship Match
    Triple H vs. The Rock
    Smackdown • August 26, 199

    Alone is enough for me to say that I’ll be buying this set just as long as it’s on Blu-Ray! N with the entire Royal Rumble match from 88, I just hope they add more Rumble matches such as 1994 and or 1995!

    • Anonymous says:

      I would agree that the selling point to this set is currently this Rock/HHH match. That said, I’m more than disappointed to see any Royal Rumble match on this set. They’ve all been released before and easily the best one (1992) has already been on three separate releases. We don’t need any more.

  17. Anan says:

    The sets I wanna see:
    Best of Superstars – I really hope the Main Event Center segments are shown.

    Top 25 Superstar Entrances – Considerinng how many wrestlers WWE has had and the fact that they may add entrances from non-WWE talent like Sting for instance, 25 is way too low a number IMO. Nonetheless, Taker should easily be at #1 here.

    Music of WWE – WWE’s had some of the most legendary themes in history. I hope this will include wrestlers commenting on Jim Johnston along with the composer himself discussing how he comes up with themes, which ones are his favorites, etc. Better yet, a documentary. Even if it’s a short one.

    Best of the Slammys – Wouldn’t mind seeing this one. Don’t know how well it will sell though.

    Brothers of Destruction – This is the one I really wanna see. Not too ccrazy about compilation sets. Taker and Kane have been together and against each other enough times from this set to have a documentary.

    Top Divas – Trish, Lita, and many other Divas deserve a set. If they’re going to have a set on multiple Divas, it should be in the style of the Greatest Stars Of The 90’s or Top 50 Superstars Of All Time where they profile certain names, each profile given adequate time and including comments from various names.

  18. Nature Boy says:

    To whoever asked about Shotgun Sat Nite in the clubs, unfortunately it only last in that very unique, groundbreaking format for about 6 weeks. After that, it turned into your typical syndicated B-Show. Towards the end it was basically unwatchable.

  19. Nature Boy says:

    Thanksgiving night, for years and years (decades actually), was the #1 night for wrestling…the WrestleMania of its day. This was true for most, if not every territory/promotion in the U.S., so the matches on a release dedicated to Thanksgiving could be culled from multiple libraries of footage that WWE has acquired. If done right , though limited to 1 disc, you could have quite a variety from the likes of WWF, NWA, AWA, SMW, WCCW, Mid-South/UWF, and many more. Due to the low vote tally, I’m not sure everyone realized this…or maybe they just fear a dozen Survivor Series repeats.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is easily the best post in this entire thread. I completely overlooked this fact and thought back to their idiotic Thanksgiving meal skits forcing me to vote for something else. Now that you mention it, the Christmas collection would be somewhat similar. If WWE were to use their library to the fullest extent, the The Thanksgiving Moments and Christmas Collection would be my first and second choices.

      As an aside, the fact that they are thinking of releasing collections on WWE shows that weren’t good enough to generate the ratings to maintain a position on TV is a slap in the face of long-time fans who’d rather watch timeless footage from the 1980s and 1990s — stuff that consistently produced good ratings (like the NWA JCP/WCW, WCCW, Florida, Georgia, etc that only went out of business based on poor management or management that refused to attempt to maximize their dollars by getting into the lucrative merchandising side of the business as the WWF had done) and featuring all-time legends. The product from these promotions was every bit as good as what the WWF was producing and I can only hope more footage from these promotions begins to be released.

  20. Mongoose Wizard says:

    Okay don’t get me wrong but having best of bra and pnaties match in a category with Shotgun, Velocity, Superstars and etc etc that’s redicoulous don’t get me wrong the bra and panties matches where entertaining but geez we have opportunitys for moments from all these shows! Come on people!

    • Anonymous says:

      The fact that the Bra and Panties release is leading the way is great.


      It’s clear that unless WWE were to make full use of their library to include the best relevant moments from all the promotions (1980 to today) in a proper Thanksgiving or Christmas set, all the other sets stink.

      WWE Superstars had promise until I read that it was only 2009 to 2011 (oddly focusing in on the second worst period in WWE history only better than the WWF’s 1994) while completely overlooking the fact that the show existed in the 1980s and 1990s (when it was also WAY better). If that’s the extent to which they plan on using their library, then I say I’d much rather see a release featuring Trish, Torrie, Keibler, etc in bra and panties matches.

  21. SRB says:

    Royal Rumble • January 24, 1988… At least it’s the first one and not some random year…. And bra and panties? That has to be a joke. But… I voted for it.

  22. Mike James says:

    What year was Shotgun Saturday Night at the nightclubs/strip clubs?

  23. Dashing Dick says:

    This is more like it. I would like Velocity, Shotgun Saturday Night, Bra & Panties, Superstars, Enterances, and Top Divas.

  24. Ryan B. says:

    Bra & Panties ftw!

  25. Erik G. says:

    I voted for Best of Shotgun. I really like the idea of 1 disc budget releases. I am really surprised to not see Sunday Night Heat, though.

    • Andres G. says:

      Maybe they think a Best of Heat should be at least a 2-disc release, considering how long it ran and the fact that at one point it was the B-show.

  26. Marty says:

    I love how “Bra and Panties” is beating out “Top Divas” by a large number of votes.

  27. Mongoose Wizard says:

    First off good selection so far with History of the WWE and second I picked Veloicty but dangit I would have rather haved Best of Sunday Night Heat

  28. legendhitter93 says:

    Im so happy the Cena Punk match from this year will be on it. I was there live and was probably the best match I ever seen at a live event.

  29. Domenic says:

    John Cena vs. CM Punk from Raw 2013 is worth the price alone!!!

  30. RCS1988 says:

    I voted for Best of WWE Superstars. WWE should look at the fantasy concept section of this site. There are far better DVD’s that they can come up with. I really wish they would have a links for a DVD survey that everyone can take. I wish to see Warrior Unreleased with the matches I picked, Undertaker Unreleased with the matches I picked, Most Unusual Matches, Coliseum Video Hidden Treasures, Top 50 Greatest Heels, and Top 50 Greatest Fan Favorites.

  31. Mr Disc says:

    I’m all for a Shotgun Saturday Night dvd if the episodes are from the nightclubs etc from when the show made its debut before it changed into one of those Superstars and Metal type shows that were recorded before Raw.

  32. Mike Poulin says:

    The 1988 Rumble belongs there as it’s the First Rumble match ever.

  33. wwefan says:

    These WWE dvd ideas are terrible. Maybe someone from WWE should check the fantasy concept section of this site for better ideas.

  34. Mike Poulin says:

    Best of Shotgun, Best of Velocity, and for some reason Top Divas are the ones i want to see off that list.

  35. lee says:

    I would love to see wwe release old ppv and events in full. Nwa, wcw, awa and wccw would be a dream. Either in single or antholgie release

    • David says:

      Those would be nice to have, but they will edited to bits. There is always Classics on Demand which show full WCW, NWA, AWA ppvs and supercards. If you have a DVD recorder you can just record it from there.

      Seems like the only way to get the full releases is if you have or can track the home video releases on ebay, however majority cost an arm and leg to buy, just crazy prices. There was also ioffer that had guys selling WCW/NWA PPVS and TV shows on DVD, but WWE shut those stores down.

      I have a bunch of WCW ppv tapes (recorded and store bought from the 90s) and I’m transferring them to DVD. Its been pretty long process thus far. I’m also eventually going to transfer them to Blu-ray too, so i could fit about 2-3 full ppvs on 1 single-layer Blu-ray Disc.

  36. justin f says:

    Doesn’t shock me that The History of WWE DVD will contain random matches that don’t have much meaning (Cena vs Punk from 2013). However, HHH vs Rock on the first Smackdown makes sense.

    • Harry Faversham says:

      I think its actually the second Smackdown.

      • David says:

        Usually Pilot episodes are not really considered part of the season…its more a test to see if there is is interest in the program for the audience and the network. If it shows ratings the network approves.

        WWE considers the August 26, 1999 episode the first official SD show.

  37. Charlie F says:

    I can’t even believe this is the list. Seriously most of those would be easy passes. And Bra and Panties!?!?! Are you kidding me. ..WWE would not release that right now.
    I voted for Shotgun Saturday night.

  38. mdax says:

    best of superstars – the 1980-90s one not the 2010 ones

    • Nicolas Hébert says:

      You’re right. I have an special episode to commemorate the 10 years of WWF Superstars from 1997 with Ray Rougeau in french. Very great hour episode!

  39. Steve says:

    Whoever votes for best of Saturday morning slam should be shot

  40. SimShady says:

    Is it 100% official that there will be a Blu-ray releases in the US of the History of WWE or could it be cancelled too? Thanks

    • Daniel Bee says:

      I don’t know if it’s anything to worry about but we haven’t seen a cover shot of the Blu-ray edition yet, only the DVD. I think it’ll go ahead though.

      • David says:

        Yeah, looks like the Blu-ray will still be released. But as you mentioned, WWE will probably be more selective on what they release on Blu-ray going forward.

        Also Daniel, any news on Night of Champions being Best Buy exclusive? or i guess its too early to find out.

        • Daniel Bee says:

          I’d think it’s not coming to Blu-ray unless something changes, what with the recent cancellations of some major titles. Just a case of checking Best Buy’s site in the run up to the release. All we can do.

  41. Darnell harris says:

    i am more interested in the top 25 superstars entrances,an brother of destruction these wwe dvd titles should definelty be on the 2014 dvd schedule

  42. Bill says:

    Best of Bra & Panties??? SIGN ME UP

  43. ALK says:

    The very first Royal Rumble? Excellent! I have the others via Tagged Classics but it does not include the very first one, so this’ll complete my collection for sure (I know there’s the Anthology set, but meh.)

    • Joerg says:

      I have all TC-DVDs but i bought the RR-Anthology Vol.1 because of RR88 and the two missing matches (Haku – Harley Race (89) and Koko B. Ware – Mountie (91))

  44. Nick says:

    2014 looks to be the worse year for dvds.

    I hope there will more “historic” matches on the History dvd. I am sick of the last 25 years because I’ve seen it already. Give me Rogers Kowalski Rocca Thesz Backlund someone different for a change.

    • Daniel Bee says:

      With respect, I think people like yourself saying this are missing the point that these two surveys are just gauging interest from a whole bunch of titles named and from that they may go with just a couple, or less, or none. It doesn’t mean the 2014 schedule is made up of bra, panties, entrances and Batistas – and this last survey is only relating to budget 1 disc titles like the Superstar Collection were, which if I recall were not even officially part of the real schedule, they just popped up close to the release time. So, relax all. 🙂

      • Nick says:

        I got ahead of myself. I didnt realise they were the single disc series sorry. Should always read the small print.

  45. AJ says:

    There is no chance they release a Best of Bra & Panties DVD. But for budget titles, a few of those aren’t bad. A best of Heat would have been choice.
    As for the History of the WWE, I’m glad they’re going a little outside the box with those three matches. The first two have been released and I would have to think Cena vs Punk would be on Best of RAW/SD 2013. But, this is still kind of refreshing. There aren’t many BIG, important matches that haven’t been released.

  46. Joe Israel says:

    Honestly, that list of potential DVD’s has got to be a joke, right? Some of those options are so bizarre.

  47. @IMDJLUIS says:

    Aw man, best of Superstars on Blu-Ray would be great, had a lot of great matches on that show.

    • David says:

      Looks like these might be the new “superstar collection” series like they had last year which were budget titles with a $5-$10 price tag.

      • ALK says:

        I would of thought those Best Matches sets on the other one would of been the new “Superstar Collection”. And for that matter, if Velocity’s there, where the hell is Heat? :/

  48. Ralf88 says:

    Other than the potential Macho Man documentary… The possible dvd list for 2014 doesn’t seem quite good.

  49. David says:

    With the full Rumble included, looks like there won’t be many matches, but thats fine. The main selling point to me is the documentary and if its 3 hours plus likely extra Blu-ray exclusive stories, this looks like a must buy.

    Glad Punk vs. Cena made it…with the way WWE is cancelling Blu-ray releases i would be surprised if they do the same for Best of RAW and SD 2013. So will be great to have this match in HD.

    • Harry Faversham says:

      The whole rumble is under 40 mins I think so maybe in this case its a good choice. Although I am a bit surprised its there (probably because I assumed they’d all be too long for this sort of release), I love the rumbles and, as Joe said, good for historical purposes.

  50. Harry Faversham says:

    When I think of the history of WWE those 3 matches wouldn’t cross my mind at all. But I still think this will be an incredible blu ray with a documentary of that length and hopefully some top matches. Can’t grumble about the rumble.

  51. Tommy D says:

    Best of Velocity, Shotgun, and Superstars would be great (although I’d wish they were more than one disc). The rest, pretty meh (Especially best of bra and panties….UGH).

  52. Jake E says:

    If they do Bra and panties that would be funny (some great matches).

  53. Keerthy says:

    Awesome List….!

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