Below to watch is the intro video to “Signature Sounds: The Music of the WWE“. The DVD releases on March 18th and you can grab it for just $6.00 here on Amazon.com.
We can confirm, as speculated, that the main feature is a documentary style piece which counts down the top 25 entrance themes in WWE history.
Included are new and archive interviews with several WWE superstars and personalities, which as you can see from the exclusive screenshots below include Jim Johnston and Rob Van Dam. The “RVD – One of a Kind” track is number 13 in the countdown.
Click here to pre-order “The Music of WWE” for only $6.00!
The DVD will be released to Australia via WWEDVD.com.au on April 2nd. It’s expected in UK/Europe soon after, through WWEDVD.co.uk.
WDN reader Joe Young sends along his observations so far of the music that has been dubbed over in WWE Network footage and which tracks have been restored.
It’s interesting to compare the difference in music inclusion between the Network’s streaming content and past WWE DVDs we’ve seen released. For example, the DDP and Chris Jericho WCW themes were intact on the DVD but they’re now censored on the Network.
Also, on the same subject of audio, Jesse Ventura’s commentary looks to be present across the WWE Network, as are Michael Buffer’s ring introductions. As you know, those are usually removed from WWE DVDs. The crowd chants during Goldberg vs. Lesnar at WrestleMania 20 and the “F*** you, Cena!” chants at WrestleMania 22 remain intact. Chris Benoit is shown unedited with no cutaways of close-ups on him, nor positive commentary muted.
The following music tracks have been removed or dubbed over on the Network:
“Eye Of The Tiger” for Hogan
“Easy Lover” at Wrestlemania I
“Sirius” for Steamboat
They cut Steamboat’s entrance from Chi-Town Rumble!
Salt-N-Pepa remains dubbed and cut on Wrestlemania 11
“A Man Called Sting”
“Simply Ravishing” (WCW)
“Highway To Hell” at SummerSlam 1998 (VHS master version of the PPV)
Page’s WCW theme
Raven’s WCW theme
Jericho’s Evenflow knockoff theme
Jarrett’s “Cowboy” knockoff theme
“Voodoo Child” on WCW PPVs
Goldberg’s “Crush ‘Em”
Sting’s “Seek And Destroy”
“Sweet Home Alabama” at Armageddon (They play a knock off version)
“The Fight Song” at Invasion
“Cocky” at Royal Rumble 2002
“Feel So Numb” at No Way Out 2002
“Build A Bridge” at Survivor Series 2003
Sean O’Haire’s theme
Flair’s theme is still dubbed over on Backlash 2004
The Dudleyz Powerman 5000 song
“Walk Idiot” for Christy Hemme
“All The Things She Said” for Victoria
“Tattoo” for Maven
Sandman’s “Enter Sandman”
“Drones” at Royal Rumble 2007
“Powertrip” for No Way Out 2007
“There And Back Again” for Backlash 2007
“Whine Up” for SummerSlam 2007
“Chinese Democracy” for Armageddon 2008
You Gotta Move” for SummerSlam 2009 (Sounds like it was replaced with a different Aerosmith song)
“Ain’t No Grave” and “For Whom The Bells Toll” at Wrestlemania 27
The following music tracks have been restored and are present on the Network:
JIVE SOUL BRO!!!
Rhodes’ “American Dream”
Both of Demolition’s themes
Boss Man’s Hard Times
Flair’s “2001” knockoff theme for Wrestlemania 8
Classic Royal Rumble theme
The Orient Express’ theme
Vader’s WCW theme
Sting’s WCW theme (early ’90s one)
Steamboat’s WCW themes
Both of Guerrero’s WCW themes
Mysterio’s WCW theme
Chris Benoit’s WCW theme
The Outsiders original theme
Hart’s WCW theme
Warrior’s WCW theme
Marc Mero’s Marvelous theme
Undertaker’s “Rollin'” on every PPV!
“My Way” and “Glass Shatters” at Wrestlemania 17!
The nWo theme
Edge’s “Feel So Numb”
VOODOO CHILD!!! on WWE PPVs
Cena’s original theme
Jericho’s “King Of My World” on Survivor Series 2002
Van Dam’s “One Of A Kind” on some PPVs
Booker’s theme on 2003 PPVs
Stacy Kiebler’s “Legs”
Kid Rock’s concert on Wrestlemania 25!
Despite the WWE Network launch, there were some big DVD sellers on eBay in February.
Those included a sealed RAW Homecoming for $165.95, the RAW 20th Anniversary box set for $159.99, Judgment Day 2002 for $124.99, a sealed Vengeance 2002 for $74.99, WrestleMania X-Seven for $69.99, and Royal Rumble 2001 for $41.99!
The following rare ones listed below are all ending on eBay TODAY and their bid prices are currently very reasonable, so do be look out for them:
$0.99 – SummerSlam 2001 DVD
$0.99 – Undertaker This Is My Yard DVD
$1.04 – Austin 3:16 Uncensored DVD
$2.82 – No Way Out 2002 DVD
$3.25 – Invasion 2001 DVD
$4.82 – Best of RAW Vol. 1 & 2 DVD
$14.50 – WrestleMania 16 DVD
$19.99 – Survivor Series 2001 DVD
$20.50 – Unforgiven 1998 DVD
$26.05 – WrestleMania 17 DVD
$30.00 – Austin vs. McMahon DVD
They also edited any and all mainstream music from ECW Anything. On the Wrestlemania Anthology and WWE 24/7 they edited out Undertakers Wrestlemania 17 them while he was the bad ass and used a deadman version from 2002 but now they have since restored the version they used at Wrestlemana 17 PPV Version. This is all I know so far will keep you posted on what else is changed/removed/restored
kroniks theme has been edited out. sounds like static x love dump and similar to t and a theme
The oddities music is changed on the network raw replays
As of this comment, Voodoo Child is dubbed on WWE PPVs.
If you remember that is a Jimmy Henderix’s song and I can see them removing it to save money on Royalties I can understand that. But at least they stuck to an NWO theme and not American Made or Real American
I’ve watched a few WWE pay per views and what should have been Hogan’s voodoo child entrance was instead a generic dubbed song. It looks like anything not on a WWE volume whatever music didn’t make the cut.
Undertaker’s Rollin is on every ppv except Summerslam 2001 on the WWE Network. Although it should be since he used it that whole year.
Agreed but when they released the Wrestlemania Anthology, Royal Rumble and Summer Slam DVD Set they removed it but on the initial DVD Release they left it in.
The 2000 Armageddon theme was a knock off of “Sweet Home Alabama” and not the original track. The network one is accurate.
No, it’s not. The Armageddon 2000 theme had lyrics and was totally different to what’s on the Network.
The strangest edit I’ve seen so far is on Wrestlemania 25. They show Kid Rock performing his song “So Hott”” (his extra T, not mine) as the women make their way to the ring for the battle royal. Yet when Santina wins they have some generic song playing instead of the original song used, which was Kid Rock’s “So Hott.”
I made some finds myself. “Headstrong” for Bad Blood 2003 and “Summertime Blues” for SummerSlam 2004 are edited out, despite being previously included on the original DVDs. Also edited out of PPVs is “Stricken” for NYR 06. “Bring Me To Life” for No Way Out ’03, “All Summer Long” for Backlash ’08 and “Price To Play” for Vengeance ’03 are still intact though, as well as Zach Gowen’s “Out Of My Way” theme by Seether. That’s all I’ve found that isn’t listed so far.
I don’t get it. Why would WWE edit out “Voodoo Child” on WCW PPVs, but still leave it in on their own PPVs?
I spent time posting all of WWE Network Edits and the comment does not show up great
Okay Undertakers Kid Rock American Bad Ass theme from the 2000 PPV’s is dubbed and Survivor Series 2001 Puddle of Mudd theme is dubbed BUT not fully sometimes when they show a match line up they play the Puddle of Mudd song but other times it’s edited and Edges theme is Never Gonna Stop where as No Way Out 2002’s theme was Feel So Numb.
I still dont know if I should get WWE network or not. I’ve been a fan for years & the price is right but i’m not one to stare at a computer screen all day. Plus, while the PPV’s are the right price, it’s nothing different from Raw, Smackdown, or Main Event. The only thing that really interest me is Legend’s House.
Watch it on a TV then. Use a streaming device (roku, Apple TV, Chromecast), a tablet (ipad, or kindle), a games console (ps3, ps4 or xbox – which will be sorted tomorrow) or even just hook your computer up to the TV. It’s not like there are no options.
In regard to content, you get every PPV from Wrestling Classic through to Royal Rumble 2014, plus a selection of Legends of Wrestling episodes, World Class, ECW, classic Raw’s & SmackDown’s, the fantastic NXT Arrival special, plus the original shows of which they have all been really good so far: WrestleMania Rewind & Countdown. If that doesn’t sell it or even a day left of a free trial – dunno what will.
Edge’s ‘Never Gonna Stop’ I think you mean, not ‘Feel So Numb’. 🙂
Feel so Numb was removed but Never Gonna Stop that was released on the WWF/WWE Anthology DVDs is in the RAW Replays
Is Honky’s theme edited? Also Country Boy is dubbed over, but on Wrestlemania 3, if you listen closely, you can still hear it.
The older the footage the harder to edit in my opinion. As a youtuber there are some content strikes I cannot remove and therefore post them on Vimeo so I can understand that you might hear it a little bit.
Not mentioned Victoria’s t.A.T.u. “All the Things She Said” has been dubbed over.
Yes like Hogans Voodo Child it saves on Royalties
Undertakers Rollin seems to be back in all but it was dubbed in summerslam 01
Thanks. It wasn’t there in Summer Slam ’00 either. American Bad Ass is also there..
The bigger Network-related story is that some have experienced a film-like look. Can anyone who has this problem post about it and what they’ve done to attempt to correct it (like complain to WWE or make changes to their devices)?
I noticed that as well. I think its to do with the fact that its an internet stream and the footage is in 29.97fps which gives the film-like look. 59.94fps is used mostly for sports from what i understand
What are you watching on? Does adjusting the resolution down to 480 on the pre-HD era footage help?
I’m watching mostly with my Apple TV but also use PS3, PS4 and Roku in other rooms. The content all display with the film-look
Not good. It almost makes me happy I can’t get it.
Nevertheless, Roku claims by dropping to 480, it’ll improve the look. Here’s a link to an official Roku page:
I’ve also heard that by wiring your Roku into a DVD recorder, it’ll automatically force a resolution drop (because the DVD recorder can’t accept anything higher than 480) and the result will be to at least reduce the film-like appearance to make it more acceptable.
Have you tried either of this tricks with your Roku yet?
Everything I’ve watched so far looks superb. Especially the HD broadcasts. NXT Arrival came in perfect. It looked like it was full 1080p, but I heard WWE only records in 1080i. Either way the quality is just as good as anything I’ve seen on USA or SyFy. It could be an issue with other countries playing shows on the Network. I don’t know.
The only thing that upsets me so far about the Network is there are a few PPVs that aren’t the full live PPV broadcast version. They’re the edited home video versions. Halloween Havoc ’90 for example is the 2 hour Turner Home Video version, not the full 3 hour version. Same thing with One Night Only from 1997. It’s only the 2 hour WWF Home Video version, not the 3 hour full version. That really pisses me off. I can deal with music edits and things like that, but when you start cutting full matches off the PPVs then that’s just wrong.
Yes, I totally agree. All the content looks absolutely perfect in HD on the Network.
I’ve seen screencaps that would support that. Unfortunately, screencaps don’t showcase motion. It’s on movements that people have noticed a film-like/framerate problem when watching on their TVs.
I absolutely hate watching the WWE Network on my computer. The picture quality didn’t look good and the frame rate was horrible. However, I started watching the Network on my ipad for the first time today and it looks and runs perfectly on it. I haven’t been able to watch it on my Xbox 360 yet so I’m eager to see how it runs on that. Right now tho, ipad is the way to go. I say avoid watching the Network thru WWE.com if possible.
Can you hook your ipad up to your TV? If so, does it still have frame rate issues? I would only ever consider getting the Network if I could watch it on TV.
Yes, if you have an Apple TV box you can airstream your ipad or iphone directly to your TV using airplay.
Does that eliminate the film-look?
For the record, I still think you can adjust/lower your resolution to improve the film-like look/framerate problem with your AppleTV or Roku. At least the Roku link I provided above gives me that hope.
I’m totally enjoying WWE Network. As time goes on and the more content they add, it will only get better in my opinion. They also have a really good opportunity to create new shows featuring Legends and Hall of Famers on this platform. I just think it’s great. I didn’t think I would enjoy WWE Network as much as Classics On Demand, but it’s way better. I really hope this turns out to be a huge success for WWE.
Same here. Was bummed out about WWE shutting down Classics on Demand, but watching the Network is so much better. I watched Souled Out 1998 last night and forgot how great of a ppv it really was, probably one of the best in 1998.
Also for anyone watching on Roku do you guys have trouble playing TV-MA content? Was trying to play Starrcade 99 and couple ECW PPVs and some reason when i play the screen crashes and goes back to my channel menu. Parental controls are turned off on my account and they play fine on my other devices, so looks like an issue with Roku.
Yeah, I’ve been checking out most of the Halloween Havoc PPV’s the past few days. Looks great, I think too. It’s going to be awesome when they start adding the Monday Night War show and Nitro episodes, etc.
A few other music edits not mentioned. From WrestleMania 1: JYD’s “Another One Bites The Dust” is replaced with “Grab Them Cakes”. Windham & Rotundo’s “Born In The USA” is replaced with an instrumental knockoff version of Born In The USA. Wendi Richter’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” is also removed.The Steiner Brothers’ “Welcome To The Jungle” from 1989 WCW is dubbed over. The “Back To The Future” theme song is removed from the intro to the Wrestling Classic PPV. Ricky Steamboat’s 1991 WWF theme is also left in tact. The “Midnight Express” theme is removed on WCW PPVs. “Badstreet USA” is removed for most of the Fabulous Freebirds matches, but sometimes it sneaks through.
Joe gomez and big bubba themes have been changed on bash of the beach 1996 also
Aww, I was hoping for Enter Sandman.
Oh well, best stick to Youtube and whatever ECW DVDs have it intact (Some do, some don’t).
Can’t go wrong with jive soul bro!!
Glad I picked up Raw 20th anniversary week 1
I’m very satisfied with the restorations of music that were made. The only one I’d really like to see them push is Sting’s “A Man Called Sting” theme. But I imagine after they finally work out a deal with Jimmy Hart for the WCW themes that they will be. The question will be, will WWE replace those edits once they are able to be put in? I can’t imagine them doing that because I’m sure they wouldn’t see any good reason in going through the effort when they still have so much content left to add. However, this isn’t like they have to re-release a big DVD set, it’s just a couple of pieces of digital content, and content that is scheduled to be around for a very long time, so it could go either way.