Exclusive: More Details on WWE WrestleMania 30 DVD, Mini-Book Sneak Peek

February 5, 2014 by Daniel Bee

Last year’s WrestleMania 29 DVD/Blu-ray sold over 92,000 units in just 8 weeks alone, and since WrestleMania 21 the DVD and Blu-ray editions have sold 2 million copies combined.

You’ve heard one way that WWE aim to capitalize on Home Video sales of WrestleMania this year – with the “special edition” package that we’ve been reporting on recently.

WWE WrestleMania XXX - 30 Moments for 30 Years Book

It contains the WWE WrestleMania 30 event on DVD or Blu-ray, a new DK mini-book called WrestleMania XXX: 30 Moments for 30 Years, and a Topps Chrome trading card.

In the United States, the package is planned to be exclusive to Amazon.com, here.

The commemorative WrestleMania XXX: 30 Moments for 30 Years mini-book included in the special edition will have 65 pages and explore the “30 greatest WrestleMania moments from the past 30 years”. Below is an exclusive sneak peek inside the book!

WWE WrestleMania XXX - 30 Moments for 30 Years Book

WWE WrestleMania XXX - 30 Moments for 30 Years Book

WWE WrestleMania XXX - 30 Moments for 30 Years Book

The WrestleMania 30 DVD and Blu-ray hits stores on May 13th, 2014. It will follow to Australia and UK/Europe shortly afterwards. The official synopsis reads as follows:

It only happens once a year, and this year the greatest spectacle in all of entertainment heads to one of the world’s most vibrant cities, New Orleans, for the milestone 30th WrestleMania. Last year at Met Life Stadium, a record crowd turned out to see John Cena even his score with The Rock by defeating the Great One for the WWE Title. This year, in the famed Super Dome, who will add their name to the history books by walking out of WrestleMania 30 with the WWE Championship held high? Which legendary Superstars will return? Who will steal the show and create the next iconic WrestleMania moment? Featuring exclusive backstage footage, the 2014 Hall of Fame Induction, and much more!

Yesterday, WWE.com revealed the full list of 400 past pay-per-view events from WWE, WCW and ECW, which will all be available to watch on the WWE Network.

The list reveals that WWF Over the Edge 1999 will be streaming on launch, a PPV that was never officially released on Home Video in the past due to the Owen Hart tragedy. The Network was also confirmed to have non-PPVs specials too, such as Royal Rumble 1988, The Big Event and the early Crockett Promotions’ Starrcade events.

WCW & ECW Pay-Per-Views Streaming on WWE Network

The Vader “Timeline: History of WCW” DVD is now available via KayfabeCommentaries.com and the official trailer has been released for it, which you can watch below.

WDN reader Brian King sends word that the documentary from the “The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment” DVD has now been added to Netflix to watch instantly.

You can try out Netflix streaming for FREE by clicking here to start a 1 month trial. You’re able to cancel online at any time so that’s a great month of watching free content!

WWE Vince McMahon Backstage

Here’s a list of reasonably priced WWE Blu-rays expiring on eBay today and tomorrow:

WWE Blu-rays Bret Hart & The Rock

WrestleMania 29 Blu-ray$3.02

Best of WWE at MSG Blu-ray$4.25

Epic Journey of The Rock Blu-ray$4.99

Best PPV Matches 2009-2010 Blu-ray$7.99

WrestleMania 25 & 26 Blu-rays$9.99

Best of WCW Nitro Vol. 2 Blu-ray$9.50

Bret Hart Dungeon Collection & The Rock Blu-rays$10.99

New WWE DVDs on Amazon.co.uk

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  1. Matt says:

    Anyone else notice Elimination Chamber 2014 isn’t on the list? Makes me wonder how long current PPVs will take to make it to the Network.

    Also, are there any WWE PPVs NOT listed?

    • David says:

      I guess maybe current PPVs will take about a month or so to get on the network, possibly the same day as the DVD release or littler later.

      As for PPVs not listed, some the earlier UK exclusive ones aren’t there like Battle Royal at Albert Hall, UK Rampage 1991 and 1993. Also No Holds Barred Movie/Match was technically a PPV.

      • LP1 says:

        I’m pretty sure they said all PPV’s will be posted in the archive section immediately after they air live on the Network. There’s two reasons why Elimination Chamber isn’t listed right away. 1 is because of the contracts WWE have with cable companies that give them a 4 week window to air replays(thus why it takes so long for DVDs/BRs to be released. The 2nd reason is because WWE wants people to buy the Elimination Chamber on PPV. If they advertise that the Chamber will be available on the Network one day later then a good chunk of people won’t bother paying $55 on Sunday when they can see it a day later for $9.99. Makes sense. Beginning with Mania 30 it’s a whole new ball game.

        Also, those early UK events weren’t actual PPVs. They were TV specials.

  2. Tommy D says:

    Where is the WCW PPV Volume 1 Match Listing!!!

    One Warrior Nation, FOREVER!

  4. Grandmaster says:

    Do I understand it correctly that the special edition won’t be for Europe?

  5. Anonymous says:

    If The Big Event is available, so should the Great American Bashes from 1985-1987 and Crockett Cups. Even the home video versions would suffice.

  6. Newt says:

    WWE Network needs to have Colosseum video specials

  7. ALK says:

    Just when you think they couldnt anger Martha Hart any further….

  8. Kenny says:

    If anyone can explain and help me understand where the entertainment value is in the Over the Edge ’99 show, I’m interested in hearing. I don’t get it. The way I am thinking of it right now, the only reason anybody would watch it would be out of a morbid curiosity, and the part that would fulfill that curiosity will be completely edited off the show (I hope).

    With or without it edited off, I don’t understand why anybody would want to go back and re-live that night.

    • SRB says:

      Believe it or not, the show is historic. But, it’s a negative history. Everyone remembers that announcement taking place and it really did change wrestling. As a collector, I own every PPV, that one included. Plus, as an attitude era PPV, it allows people to head back to the time period. I think WWE are trying to take the death aspect from the PPV

      • Kenny says:

        Oh, no doubt it’s historic. No question. I’m with ya there.

        I still don’t understand where the entertainment value is of this particular show. In my mind, if I were to go back and click on that show, even if every mention of Owen’s name was edited off, even if every single segment that had to do with Owen was edited off, in the back of my mind, that cloud will still be there. You know?

        Going back to the time period is fine, but there are a lot of other shows you can watch to get your fix of the Attitude Era, and that black could wouldn’t be hovering so low as it is with that show.

        My two questions still remain: why would anyone want to re-live that night?; and where is the entertainment value in that particular show?

        The closest thing I can think to compare it to would be the Vengeance PPV from 2007, but even that is very different than the circumstances surrounding this show. I can make a pretty good case why the 2007 Vengeance PPV would be acceptable, but I honestly don’t know how to make a case for why Over the Edge ’99 would be.

        • Anonymous says:

          I really don’t know why some wrestling fans take such an extremist approach to this show. Yes, it was a horrible tragedy. No one is debating that. But, it’s part of history and that means it shouldn’t be locked in the vault for no one to see it. It’s not like the fall or even glimpses of it is actually ever seen.

          As far as what the show has to offer, sure it wasn’t great, but the company made the decision to try to go ahead as planned. If for no other reason, that alone should mean that it should be made available. After all, if the company thought that it was okay for the performers to perform and fans to be entertained when the tragedy was so fresh, than it should be okay to watch now.

          Furthermore, there is a world title change on the show. If you don’t care to have that available to you, maybe the network isn’t the type of service that has any appeal to you anyway.

          • SRB says:

            Not continuing with the show would have cost WWE millions. They would had to refund ticket prices and PPV subscribers. So, the show went on and some of it was salvageable with good wrestling.

  9. Billy says:

    Interesting that the only ECW event missing is crossing the line ’99. But awesome to have all these events non the less. I can’t wait.

  10. David says:

    I’m actually quite surprised Over the Edge 99 is included.

    • Kenny says:

      You and me both! I watched the show that night, but to this day have never seen the entire show (I turned it off not long after the start of the Jarrett vs. Val match). Never mind having to edit it like crazy, but I remember the corner of the ring where he fell looked rather nasty, and I can’t imagine they can edit that off the show. I have no interest in re-living that night.

      • David says:

        Yeah, i read an article that said that Owen’s blood was in the corner of the ring mat where he fell and they tried to clean up as much as possible, but there were still some there so cameras avoided that area.

        During Undertaker/Austin match, Taker took glimpse at the corner right before Austin’s entrance and looked like he was going to break down.

        • SRB says:

          They don’t release it on video, but release it on the network? Hmm. Well, it looks like the network is really a balls out type of format. They’re showing everything and anything up there

          • LP1 says:

            Because of the Owen Hart tragedy, a lot of people forget that The Undertaker won the WWF Title from Steve Austin in the main event of that show. Not that it was a great match or anything, but there is a historic aspect there in that regard. If nothing else people can watch all of Taker’s World Title wins without having one missing. I’m going to guess that not only will the JR-Lawler segments at the commentator’s desk be edited out obviously, but any backstage segments where anyone mentioned Owen(Jarrett, Debra and Road Dogg) will be cut as well.

  11. LP1 says:

    Very excited that they added the early non-PPV Starrcades. That was something I was wondering about. Would’ve been cool if they threw in Great American Bash ’85 also. Looking through the list that was posted, the only WWF PPV missing is the “No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie” event from December 1989 and the only WCW PPVs missing are the New Japan “Rumble In The Rising Sun” shows from 91, 92 and 93 as well as the “Collision In Korea” show from 95. I’m guessing there might be an issue showing those events since NJPW co-promoted the show. That’s just a guess on my part. Either way this is looking tremendous.

    • Anonymous says:

      There’s NO way that there’s an issue with the NJPW shows as they showed two of them on Classics on Demand. If anything, they’re not including the shows you mentioned as they were all pre-taped shows and they never attempted to present them as live (like they pretended to do with SummerSlam 1992).

      • LP1 says:

        No Holds Barred should be included then because, like SummerSlam ’92, they hyped it up on TV for over a month like it would be a live show even though it was taped. They pushed the December 27th date hard and even played it up big during Survivor Series the month before.

        For anyone who never saw that show it opened up with Mean Gene in the arena welcoming everyone to the PPV and said they’d be back after the showing of the movie. When the movie finished they went back to the arena where Vince and Jesse were doing commentary and they showed the ring crew setting up the cage. To fill time they went backstage and showed interviews with most of the guys that would compete in the Rumble match the next month. Granted it was only a 1-match PPV, but it was still pushed on TV as a big deal at the time.

  12. Sake Joe says:

    *Big Event.

  13. Sake Joe says:

    Was very happy to see The Bug Event added to the WWE PPV list for WWE network and also very happy Starrcade 83 thru 86 is on the WCW list.