EXCLUSIVE: An Expected Name & Release Time for WWE’s Rumored ‘Shawn Michaels: Unreleased’ DVD

April 6, 2018 by Daniel Bee

GIF: Shawn Michaels Is Mr. WrestleMania!

Luscious locks or no luscious locks, Shawn Michaels will always be “Mr. WrestleMania” (as proven by the name of his last DVD release) and in this pre-WrestleMania exclusive update we have news that HBK is returning to WWE Home Video.

Well, okay, that was kind of known already – “Shawn Michaels: Unreleased” was part of a leaked list of DVDs that WWE had in the works for 2018 – a list that has been very accurate so far – and before then it was referenced on a WWE-issued fan survey which gave us the synopsis below:

SHAWN MICHAELS – UNRELEASED

Shawn Michaels has had legendary bouts with Bret Hart, Kurt Angle, John Cena, Triple H, and many others. The WWE Universe may be familiar with many of them, but there were several excellent matches that have never made it to DVD.

Now fans can own some of the Heartbreak Kid’s greatest matches that have never been released on WWE Home Video before.

The new stuff.

A collection of unreleased and never-before-seen matches involving Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels does indeed appear on WWE’s 2018 Home Video schedule and as of right now the working title is: “Shawn Michaels: The Showstopper Unreleased”.

The three-disc DVD has been penciled in for late 2018. Given the time frame between now and the possible release time the project should naturally be considered tentative and subject to change.

Its go-ahead may even be influenced by the performance of the upcoming “Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of the Macho Man” DVD, so don’t forget to pre-order that if you want unreleased content to keep coming. There’s not long to wait for that one; it’s out next month!

WWE Releasing 'Shawn Michaels: The Showstopper Unreleased' DVD in 2018


Looking past WrestleMania 34, WWE’s pay-per-view events will all once again be dual-branded RAW and SmackDown shows which, for DVDs, has led to the end of the “Double Feature” packs.

Elimination Chamber and Fastlane 2018 will be the final PPVs in the series which began last year.

Backlash 2018 has just been officially scheduled for an individual DVD release on June 12th to the United States. We can confirm that the current plan is for this title to be a two-disc DVD which backs up the expectation that future events such as Backlash are likely to be around 4 hours in length.

WWE will be including a Topps trading card of AJ Styles in the packaging of this PPV DVD.

Backlash 2018 has now been added to our WWE DVD Release Dates page, where you can find the confirmed dates for the next five WWE DVDs on the way in April, May and June.

BACKLASH 2018

Revenge is a dish best served cold and the Superstars of RAW and SmackDown Live are serving it up in the fallout of WrestleMania at Backlash.

WWE DVD & Blu-ray Release Dates - Upcoming List


Did you know the WWE PPV events from last year were recently released together in Australia as a DVD box set called the “2017 Ultimate Pay-Per-View Collection”?

It’s available exclusively through JBHiFi.com.au. The Australian distributor also plans to bundle together last year’s WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam and Survivor Series in a new “Big 4” box set soon, and as of last word that will also be a JB Hi-Fi exclusive offering.

WWE '2017 Ultimate PPV Collection' DVD Box Set


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108 Comments left on this article...

  1. Daniel Wissert says:

    From my understanding, Ultimate Warrior teamed up with Shawn Michaels in 1996 house shows, and with The Rockers in the 80’s/90’s.

    • Terry Graham says:

      And then he got fired and forgotten about. THE END

      • LP1 says:

        Wrong and wrong. They breached his contract and he left in 96. They can say he was fired all they want. Also Vince wrote Warrior a letter in December 1997 personally offering him a new contract to come back. So he wasn’t forgotten.

        • Anan says:

          Do u know exactly how they breached his contract?

          I love Warrior. But tbh he had a rep of demanding more money and if I’m not mistaken, no showing events too. While I can’t confirm the no showings so I maybe wrong about that, I read about how he left after Summerslam 92 bc the company didn’t grant him his requests whatever they were. Higher pay maybe 1 of them.

          Many of those who worked w/him did not speak positively of him. And this has NOTHING to do with the documentaries or any other WWE project that involves or centers on Warrior.

          • LP1 says:

            According to Warrior, they breached his contract by using his trademarked slogan “Always Believe” on merchandise without his permission. That was never agreed upon in the contract. He tried to contact Vince about it and Vince never gave him a straight answer. Warrior got pissed and no showed a couple of house shows. I’m not saying that was the right way to go about it, but in his mind they were screwing with him so he was gonna screw with them. Then Vince told him that they were gonna suspend him and they would lift the suspension if Warrior posted a $10,000 appearance bond. Warrior felt they were the ones at fault to begin with and he should not have to pay that, so he told them to F-off and he left the company.

            • Terry Graham says:

              So he got fired and forgotten about until wwe did a self destruction dvd on him, warrior’s public rant at a university that led to his firing and then his youtube rants. I’m not surprised wwe wanted to do with him since he was too unpredictable and was a star only in his own mind.

              • RabidHeat says:

                Huh? Warrior wasn’t working for WWE when he went on that rant at a University.

              • LP1 says:

                Except he wasn’t fired. And they tried to get him back in 97. And they tried to get him for the HOF in 2010. And then they finally did put him in the HOF in 2014 and then created an entire award for a guy that was a star “only in his mind.” Between these comments and claiming Shawn Michaels was overrated, you’re batting 1000 this week.

                • Terry Graham says:

                  Given what happened in ’96, I can’t imagine Warrior actually staying. If he had been there in ‘97 at all, I’d imagine his role would’ve been similar to Vader’s — enters as a main eventer, doesn’t get the title for circumstantial reasons, gets puts in feuds with rising stars, starts to fade. At that point, I think he probably would’ve walked.

                  The Warrior Award thing was so far fetched and only got created due to Warrior’s death and not have any further heat for both parties. Nobody to this day even cares about the Warrior Award. It’s just there whenever the HOF is on.

                  • LP1 says:

                    All of that is irrelevant to your original comment that he was forgotten about after 96. He wasn’t.

                    • Terry Graham says:

                      He was forgotten about. THE END.

                    • LP1 says:

                      If you say so.

                    • SAB says:

                      So forgotten about that WCW paid him a massive amount for a few appearances in 1998!

                    • Terry Graham says:

                      And how long did he last in WCW? What did he do in WCW that was so memorable?

                    • LP1 says:

                      SAB, you’re just wasting your time with this one.

                    • Terry Graham says:

                      Lol ok, professor.

                    • Daniel Wissert says:

                      If he was so forgotten about, look who has a Warrior award ev9ery year at the HOF, and Warrior had the biggest pop for his HOF speech, and plenty of shows dedicated to him after. Not including Unleash Your Warrior with Susan G Comen, Triple H promoting Warriors book, Vince remembering Warriors last quote. And the list goes on. Go on u tube and See how many viewers warriors tribute video has. Over 8 million. So know your facts, wait, you know none. Awww, pour Debiase never had the WWE title or ic title. Oh wait, Warrior was first ever to beat Hogan clean for both titles.

                    • Terry Graham says:

                      Dude, nobody cares for the Warrior Award. Everyone thought it was a ludacrious idea and to this day nobody cares about it. This guy’s career was so short it can be looked at as a flash in a pan.

        • Daniel Wissert says:

          Exactly… thank you for pointing that out bud.
          Always Believe

  2. PTW says:

    This will be a must buy set for me as long as it has the December, 1991 Ric Flair – Shawn Michaels Prime Time Wrestling match.

  3. kliq316 says:

    Not sure how many of these were ever officially recorded, but I’d love to see:

    Shawn Michaels/Diesel vs Headshrinkers
    Shawn Michaels/Jeff Jarrett vs Diesel/Razor Ramon
    Shawn Michaels vs Razor Ramon (warm-up ladder match)
    Shawn Michaels/Owen Hart vs Bret Hart/123 Kid

  4. Anan Khalique says:

    Hope we get some Rockers matches, HBK’s pro wrestling debut match if it hasn’t been released yet and they have access to it, matches (singles, tag, etc) vs Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Razor Ramon, Diesel, HHH, 123 Kid, Kane, Kurt Angle, Jericho, Undertaker

  5. Cracker_Jack says:

    I would love to see any of these on the set..
    Midnight Rockers & Ray Stevens vs. Wolfe/Somers/Kelly (SuperClash 2)
    Midnight Rockers vs. Midnight Express w/Paul E. (Re-capturing AWA tag belts)
    Midnight Rockers vs. Badd Company (dropping AWA tag belts)
    The Rockers vs. The Rougeau (Iron Man)
    The Rockers vs. Powers of Pain (‘90)
    The Rockers vs. Demolition (SNME)
    Michaels vs. Million Dollar Man (Prime Time ‘90)
    The Rockers vs Power & Glory (Nov. 3, 1990)
    Michaels vs. Flair (‘91)
    The Rockers vs. Nasty Boys (‘91)
    The Rockers vs. L.O.D.(‘91)
    Michaels vs. Von Erich (‘92)
    HBK vs. Crush (King of the Ring ‘93)
    HBK vs. Buddy Landell (SMW ‘95)

    • RCS1988 says:

      matches released on Coliseum Video won’t be on this set.

    • Anan Khalique says:

      vs Crush, King of the Ring 93 won’t be on the set bc it’s a televised & released match as its available on the Network.

      Like the other Unreleased sets, this will likely feature a good amount of house show/live event matches as well as dark matches. Don’t expect these to have commentary or be great quality though some may feature 1 or the other if not both.

      • RabidHeat says:

        They might still release some PPV matches if they have been unreleased on DVD, regardless of whether they are on the Network or not (see the content of the Randy Savage Unreleased DVD). However I agree, Michaels vs. Crush is unlikely.

    • PTW says:

      These are some awesome picks you’ve come up with:
      Michaels vs. Million Dollar Man (Prime Time ‘90)
      Michaels vs. Flair (‘91)
      The Rockers vs. Nasty Boys (‘91)
      The Rockers vs. L.O.D.(‘91)
      Michaels vs. Von Erich (‘92)

      I’d add:
      The Rockers vs. Brain Busters (Boston 1/89)
      The Rockers vs. Brain Busters (Prime Time 3/89)
      Shawn Michaels vs. British Bulldog (Battle of Superstars 1992)
      Shawn Michaels vs. Bob Backlund (Grudge Matches 1993)

  6. RCS1988 says:

    I’m calling it that most if not all of these matches will be on the Shawn Michaels set.

    The Midnight Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty) vs. Jose Estrada & Jimmy Jack Funk
    Rochester, NY June 3, 1987

    Midnight Rockers vs. Bob Orton Jr. & Adrian Adonis
    AWA January 15, 1988

    Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Steve Lombardi & an unknown
    Wrestling Challenge June 18, 1988

    Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. the Conquistadors
    Madison Square Garden September 29, 1988

    Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Jacques & Raymond Rougeau
    Prime Time Wrestling October 25, 1988

    Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Demolition
    San Francisco, CA November 15, 1988

    Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard
    Milwaukee, WI February 3, 1989

    Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart
    Copps Coliseum December 14, 1989

    Shawn Michaels vs. Bob Ripley
    Glens Falls, NY April 4, 1990

    Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff
    Superstars May 19, 1990

    Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Demolition Smash & Crush
    Rochester, NY June 5, 1990

    Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. the Orient Express
    Maple Leaf Gardens April 21, 1991

    Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. the Nasty Boys
    Superstars May 4, 1991

    Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Paul Roma & Hercules
    Barcelona, Spain October 5, 1991

    Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. the Natural Disasters
    Wrestling Challenge November 2, 1991

    Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. the Legion of Doom
    Superstars December 28, 1991
    Shawn Michaels vs. Jimmy Snuka
    Madison Square Garden January 31, 1992
    Piper’s Pit with Shawn Michaels & Sensational Sherri
    Syracuse, NY April 29, 1992
    Shawn Michaels vs. Kerry Von Erich
    All American Wrestling July 26, 1992
    Shawn Michaels vs. Tatanka
    Superstars French & Italian Versions Landover, MD September 2, 1992
    Shawn Michaels vs. British Bulldoig
    Superstars Italian Version Regina, Saskatchewan October 13, 1992
    Shawn Micahels vs. the Big Bosssman
    Wrestling Challenge November 14, 1992
    Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Savage
    Beaumont, TX January 4, 1993
    Shawn Michaels vs. Owen Hart
    Superstars Italian Version March 24, 1993 Long Beach, CA February 15, 1993
    Shawn Michaels vs. Crush
    Superstars Italian Version March 31, 1993 San Diegeo, CA February 16, 1993
    Shawn Michaels vs. Typhoon
    Superstars Italian Version Portland, ME May 5, 1993
    Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Savage
    Wilkes-Barre, PA July 6, 1993
    Shawn Michaels & Owen Hart vs. Bret Hart & Razor Ramon
    Lowell, MA March 22, 1994
    Shawn Michaels & Diesel vs. the Headshrinkers
    Milwaukee, WI August 30, 1994
    Heartbreak Hotel with Dick Murdoch
    Corpus Christi, TX January 10, 1995
    Shawn Michaels vs. Adam Bomb
    Action Zone March 26, 1995
    Shawn Michaels & the Undertaker vs. Psycho Sid & Kama
    Danbury, CT May 16, 1995
    Shawn Michaels vs. Rad Radford
    Action Zone June 18, 1995
    Shawn Michaels & Diesel vs. Men on a Mission
    Action Zone September 10, 1995
    Diesel & Shawn Michaels vs. the Undertaker & Jake Roberts
    Cincinnati, OH February 19, 1996
    Shawn Michaels vs. Justin Bradshaw
    Superstars September 29, 1996
    Shawn Michaels vs. Farooq
    Springfield, MA November 19, 1996
    Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart vs. the Undertaker
    Madison Square Garden September 22, 1997
    Shawn Michaels & the New Age Outlaws vs. the Undertaker & the Legion of Doom in a Steel Cage Match
    Madison Square Garden January 10, 1998
    Shawn Michaels & Kevin Nash vs. Ric Flair & Randy Orton
    RAW June 23, 2003
    Shawn Michaels, Triple H, & John Bradshaw Layfield vs. Batista, John Cena, & Hulk Hogan
    Philadelphia, PA July 18, 2005
    John Cena, Dusty Rhodes, Triple H, & Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, & Ted Dibiase Jr.
    Detroit, MI August 31, 2009

    • Anan says:

      Great list! Love it! U sure did some diggin! Good job 🙂

      Love the Rockers, Bret and Taker matches from your list most.

  7. sam says:

    I’m getting tired of Shawn Michaels. All the videos are all about him, all the accolades all go to him. I’m getting tired of hearing everything being all about shawn michaels. I still have a list of videos that I want to see released, but I’m fairly certain there not ever going to be released. wwe company does not ever listen to the damn universe. if they have a wwe universe they don’t ever listen to what the universe wants. I just have a lot of animosity towards shawn michaels and i’m getting tired of seeing all these videos about him. i’d like to see videos on other superstars and events.

    • RabidHeat says:

      What do you mean? Michaels is not talked about anywhere near as much as Hogan, Austin and Rock.

      • Anan says:

        He’s talked about quite a lot. Austin frequently mentions him as do others when talking about wrestling, WM specifically. For obviously good reason. He’s also had as Tyler Gibbons pointed out had a good amount of dvds done on him already. This unreleased set is an exception bc of the unreleased content otherwise I’d probably have skipped this one. He’s great in the ring & deserves his accolades. I will say that about him. But imho no longer Mr WM since he retired at that event after losing the 2nd year in a row to the same guy, the Undertaker.

        • RabidHeat says:

          I didn’t say he wasn’t talked about a lot. I just said he’s not in the conversation as much as Hogan, Austin and Rock.

      • sam says:

        I don’t necessarily agree with that. He’s probably talked more of than Hogan, rock, and Austin. I’m tired of hearing him get all the titles, mr. wrestlemania. the showstopper, the icon. blah, blah. They don’t mention Hogan anymore anyway after he got in trouble. he wasn’t even in the company at that time, I thought he was in TNA at that time.

        • RabidHeat says:

          You don’t seem to agree with a lot of things that are obvious to everybody else. Probably because if you did it would challenge your viewpoint too much.

          And Hogan was in WWE by the time the news got out, so the bad press was on WWE, not TNA.

    • Tyler Gibbons says:

      • The Boyhood Dream
      • From the Vault
      • Heartbreak and Triumph
      • My Journey
      • Mr. WrestleMania

      And now a “Unreleased” dvd set. Yeah I think Shawn has got enough dvd sets of his own. An overrated performer as well.

      • sam says:

        I totally agree. Enough of shawn videos.

      • RabidHeat says:

        But surely the Unreleased set can’t be compared to all those sets. Because unlike those, it contains unreleased content, so surely it’s a more worthwhile release than all of those put together?

        And come on, the Boyhood Dream doesn’t count in that list. That was a budget re-release of an old Coliseum Video VHS and you know it.

        • Tyler Gibbons says:

          It can compare because Shawn Michaels is already very overrated.

          • Anan says:

            I’m not saying I disagree with there being too many Shawn Michaels releases or that he maybe overrated.

            But while I’d love nothing more than docs & Unreleased sets on Taker, Kane, Rock, Kurt Angle for starters, I’d much rather see another Shawn Michaels release over sets/docs on talents who haven’t been in the company half the time as Shawn (yet) like Rollins & Kevin Owens.

            I just feel those sets whether good or bad were released a bit too early considering how much time KO & Rollins spent in the company when those releases saw the light of day. It’s 1 thing if those sets had their indy stuff on it and chronicled their journeys to WWE, the main roster specifically if there was enough space for it or at least just their journey to WWE.

            While Shawn’s had a good number of home media releases a great portion of his career has probably yet to be released, even with the Network. If nothing else this Unreleased set on Shawn will help with that.

            He’s beloved so I suspect the set will sell well enough for them to make another set on another talent. They really should get fan opinion on who should get the unreleased set treatment as that’ll increase sales as the company will be working on interest from fans who are the majority if not the entirety of buyers.

          • RabidHeat says:

            That’s just an opinion though.

  8. Asaf says:

    Four hours is too long for PPVs. Does WWE think we have no lives? Even the wrestlers themselves walked out of the Hall of Fame ceremony.

  9. Robert emons says:

    What about another royal rumble wrestlemania summerslam or survivor series anthology set they haven’t done them in awhile

    • sam says:

      What about an entire wrestlemania anthology set with everything included? An entire wrestlemania anthology set that’s not edited?, where they include the original entrance music, the original commentating/announcing. That’s what I want to see, but guess what, they’re not going to listen to the fing universe.

      • RabidHeat says:

        No, because we’d rather have new content rather than being so anal as to needing pre-released material to be released YET AGAIN just for a bit of music to be put back in. Just because you need that in your life doesn’t mean the rest of the “Universe” does. Not as a priority over new or unreleased content, anyway.

        • sam says:

          Rabidheat, excuse the crap out of me. You wouldn’t rather have the original events, you’d rather have events that have been edited with all the original commentary/announcing and original entrance music taken out.

          • RabidHeat says:

            My events are pretty much complete and unedited, thank you very much, as I live in the UK and we got the Tagged Classics. 🙂 Shame you didn’t.

  10. Ricardo Aguilera says:

    What about an mark Henry Booker t Kane or undertaker documentary or another big show DVD that would be great

  11. SCSA says:

    Would they go ahead & release the Summerslam 1992 match you think between Michaels & Rick Martel?! That’s one match I really enjoyed!

    • RabidHeat says:

      And that’s unreleased how?

      • SCSA says:

        You’re right, it’s released via the summerslam dvd but it’s a match that was hardly ever shown so much after that dvd! Can’t they just make something like ‘The Best of the Heartbreak Kid’ set instead?!

        • Tyler Gibbons says:

          There’s a reason why it hasn’t made it to many dvds because the match flat out sucked.

          • RabidHeat says:

            And it was a really awkward match for its time because it was heel vs. heel.

            So you’re saying you’d rather have yet ANOTHER Best Of Michaels rather than Unreleased, SCSA?

    • Brandon Vendetta says:

      I still think the only reason you like that match (and I’ve said this before) is because you like seeing Sensational Sherrie’s ass cheeks. It’s alright to admit SCSA I get it. I had a thing for Sherrie too back in the day.I wish you would just finally admit it. The match itself stinks. Sherrie’s ass cheeks is the only good thing having to do with that match at all.

      • SAB says:

        Sherrie’s the only thing I remember from that match!

        • SCSA says:

          Lol! Well yeah, I guess Sherri was one main part of that match, however watching it back in my young age was funny with how she was soaked in water n dropped around on the isle!
          The only reason for the match to perhaps suck I rekon was cos it was a double countout! Heel vs heel was okay back then cos a lot of fans like ma self still liked the heart break kid!

          • Brandon Vendetta says:

            So since you finally admit it just go out and buy the dam Summer Slam anthology volume 1 and watch it till your hearts content. I don’t see that match ever being released on another set unless they make a set entitled “The greatest Ass Cheeks in WWE History”. But I don’t see that set being made ever. Especially in this PG era.

            • RabidHeat says:

              Or if you live in the UK or Europe, get the Summerslam 1992 / 1993 Tagged Classic.

              Such a shame America didn’t get those (and aren’t getting Takeover). * chuckle *

              🙂

              • SCSA says:

                I’m aware of the tagged classics & remember having all my favourite ones years ago!

                I actually went ahead & sold most of em, thinking that they’d be re-released through Blu-Ray versions since this format had come out & had given extra blu-ray specials with it! But I guess, they’ll never be releasing them on Blu-Ray now especially since they’ve actually stopped making WWE Blu-Rays now (apart for just specials like WM’s)

            • SCSA says:

              Why should I go out n buy the entire summerslam anthology?! We’re just talking about a single match never being released again after the summerslam ppv! These are the kind of matches from the past that one would like to see!

              • Brandon Vendetta says:

                You would only have to get volume 1.You can probably find it cheap on Amazon. And believe me when I say that you are the only person who wants to see that match released on another set.

                • RabidHeat says:

                  You don’t even have to get Volume 1 of the Anthology. Just the Tagged Classic, if you love the 5-star technical masterpiece that was Michaels vs. Martel so much.

                  • SCSA says:

                    I know I can buy it, but I dont want that set just for that match. I want a new set, like the sets that are being made for us. I’m also another fan like yourselves waiting for the new titles.. Though believe me.. watching a match like that on Blu-Ray would be super great! That’s another reason for selling my recent tagged classic/s, thinking they’d be on Blu-Ray, but no 🙁

                    • RabidHeat says:

                      Well nobody said anything about them being put on BluRay, so it sounds a little fool-hardy to get rid of your Tagged Classics so prematurely.

                    • Brandon Vendetta says:

                      OK I give up. Just trying to help satisfy your Sherrie ass cheek craving SCSA.

  12. Patrick says:

    He was good

  13. Anthony says:

    I’m hoping one of the matches is HBK vs Bret Hart vs Undertaker Raw dark match 9/22/97.

  14. RnRisKing says:

    Not interested in this at all. Still waiting for a WCW unreleased set.

    • Todd Cash says:

      You’ll be waiting forever on that set…wwe has no interest since the network.

    • PTW says:

      I’ve been waiting for a WCW unreleased set since the day they bought WCW. There were so many classics on the old TV shows that remain unreleased so they have lots to work with. Here’s hoping it gets released. Finally.

  15. John says:

    It’s happening! I can’t wait to see these unearthed matches, especially from 95-97! I was in attendance for a Superstars taping in October of 96 at the Cincinnati Gardens. I hope the dark match with Hunter that closed show that night was taped, it was a fun bout with a lot of heckling and participation from a few front row members of the crowd that made for a memorable match!

  16. whut says:

    also, I’m seriously looking forward to this Shawn Michaels release. personally that is the way I wish the home video department to go: pretty much all the “essentials” (maybe minus a small handful of matches) have already been released. and there is no need to put out the very same content over and over again.

    prime example to emphasize my point: if the WrestleMania X ladder match never ever gets put on any dvd/bd again, that would be completely fine with me. people who want to own it can easily get it, even for super cheap.

    also, especially since I assume that at this point the majority of people buying physical media are the “die hard” fans anyway.

  17. whut says:

    the print on the “Ultimate Pay-Per-View Collection” seems a bit odd: “The Best WWE Pay-Per-Views of 2017”? this contains ALL of them, doesn’t it?

    so unless we are using the stretched logic of “every WWE ppv is among the best of them!” this seems strange.

  18. Tyler Gibbons says:

    why is there another shawn michaels dvd set? he’s had over a dozen sets and frankly, he’s quite overrated. i’d rather see a vol. 2 of Mid-South Wrestling, RAW: Best of 1996, a Rick Rude or second Jake Roberts dvd.

    • Justin says:

      Best of 1996? I don’t think many people want to relive how bad the WWF product was back then.

      • Tyler Gibbons says:

        1995 was even way worse.

        At least 1996 had hbk in full swing as champion, a young hhh, the debuts of the rock and austin (and evolution into “stone cold”), debut of nation of domination, vader, owen hart & british bulldog team up, brian pillman, the rise of ahmed johnson, a bit of ultimate warrior, razor ramp and diesel. there was a bit of everything in 1996 and the dawn of the attitude era.

      • RabidHeat says:

        And I already have ‘The Year In Review: 1996’ from the Tagged Classics, which is enough for me. Most of the high points are covered in that.

    • MikeS_87 says:

      Sorry, but to suggest that Shawn was in any way, shape or form “overrated” is ridiculous. Just who is the greatest of all time is extremely subjective but I’d wager that 99% of people would name HBK in their top 3 at the very least. 1996 was certainly an interesting year though for sure. I’d argue that Shawn was a better all round performer from 03-05 than he was in 94-96.

      • RabidHeat says:

        Absolutely. Whether Michaels is one of the greatest of all time has pretty much gone beyond a matter of opinion at this point. Obviously it’s still technically subjective, but if you say he’s “overrated”, 99% of wrestling fans are gonna think you’re an idiot, and they can’t all be wrong.

      • Tyler Gibbons says:

        Sorry but I stand by my word. Shawn Michaels is the most overrated performer in wwe history next to Hulk Hogan. As a babyface he was meh, he was a lot better when he was a cocky heel since it fit his backstage demeanor in reality. 03-05 HBK was ok but he had no intention of being champion and continued to hog the main event spot when it could’ve gone to any up and coming star, only wanted to be the good guy and had no depth besides that.

        • MikeS_87 says:

          He was great in both roles but very few perfected the babyface comeback better than HBK. Putting on quality matches on a consistent basis whilst putting guys over at the same time isn’t what I’d call hogging the main event spot light. The only time you could argue that he did that was his feud in 04 with HHH (the HITC match at Bad Blood springs to mind). Other than that he was selfless during his second run and more than made up for the times he was a prick backstage in the 90s.

          • Tyler Gibbons says:

            What about his WrestleMania 23 then? I know it was Cena vs HHH 2 originally but Shawn didn’t really need it since he had no intention of being a world champion again. Same deal with Survivor Series 2007. Overrated performer.

            • MikeS_87 says:

              You’ve basically proved my point. In both cases, he had great matches with Cena and Orton at those shows and put them over clean.

            • RabidHeat says:

              But him fighting Cena at Mania 23 wasn’t HIS decision. If your boss asks you to do something, you do it. You realise he didn’t book himself in the match right? They needed a main event name at short notice when Triple H got injured and nobody else had yet been primed for that spot.

              You keep talking about his “intentions”, as if was on the creative team?

              • Tyler Gibbons says:

                There were plenty of name that could’ve filled hhh’s spot. There’s no denying HBK had backstage pull and use his power to get that spot. He didn’t need to be in the main event if he didn’t intend on being world champion. It easily could’ve gone to Edge (who was already a two time wwe champ and former mitb winner) who didn’t need to be in a mid card match which he won the previous year.

        • RabidHeat says:

          So Taker vs. Michaels in 2009/10 did nothing for you then?

          • Tyler Gibbons says:

            Taker vs Michaels wasn’t for a championship so that’s okay. The point is he shouldn’t be in title matches if he isn’t gonna be champion in the long run when there are more deserving candidates. No wonder wwe didn’t know how to stop making new stars after a while.

    • whut says:

      at least from the home video department’s point of view, this one is easy to explain: sales.

      because outside of the biggest names (Flair, Hogan etc.) most profile sets focussing on stars of the eighties are said to not have been big successes.

      afair the same is accurate for sets that didn’t feature WWE, WCW or ECW content (I remember reading that both the AWA as well as the WCCW dvd did less well than expected).

  19. Robert emons says:

    Can’t find the elimination chamber/Fastlane DVD from Best buy where I order from hmm..

  20. Timothy J Thorpe says:

    This should be an interesting release. Also, congratulations on eight years running. Here’s hoping for many more.

  21. Vintage Simon says:

    Awesome news on the Shawn Michaels DVD, really looking forward to this one!

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