Lots of News & Notes on Best of WCW Nitro Vol. 2, Bruno Sammartino WWE DVD?

February 10, 2013 by Daniel Bee

The Best of WCW Nitro Vol. 2 DVD and Blu-ray is released to the United States this coming Tuesday. It’s available to pre-order now at Amazon.com and WWEShop.com.

WWE The Best of WCW Nitro Volume 2 DVD Blu-Ray

As we’ve been reporting on, a store exclusive of the DVD will be available at Best Buy which contains two extra matches. That’s currently on sale on the BestBuy.com website for $17.99. Joey let us know that in Australia this exclusive version will be available through JB HI FI stores, which is being promoted as a limited edition.

Many of our readers have informed us that they have found the DVD already out in their local K-Mart stores. One such reader, Dave, speculates that they may have special deal in place with WWE because the releases are often available to buy several days before other stores.

Here are a couple of screenshots taken from the Best of Nitro Vol. 2 DVD.

DDP Hosting Best of WCW Nitro Volume 2 DVD

WWE Best of WCW Nitro Volume 2 DVD Menu

Unlike in the first Best of Nitro DVD, the WWE logo is always shown in the corner this time.

WWE Best of WCW Nitro DVD Sting Hulk Hogan

We can now confirm the runtimes of the DVD edition – Disc 1: 2 hours, Disc 2: 2 hours and 17 minutes, Disc 3: 2 hours and 28 minutes. As reported, the Blu-ray contains 1 hour and 43 minutes of extra content.

A few more edits have been spotted. Goldberg’s WWE entrance theme is used rather than his WCW one, and Sting’s track entitled “Man Called Sting” has been taken out.

There are unedited “WWF” utterances throughout the DVD (such as when Alundra Blayze trashes the Women’s Championship). Dave Meltzer gets a mention by host DDP, and the TNT logo is visible next to wrestler names as they make their entrances.

Click to pre-order Best of Nitro Vol. 2 at Amazon for release next Tuesday.

Thanks to reader “LP1” for passing along the news that earlier this week Bruno Sammartino did an interview with Wrestling Observer Radio, during which he confirmed that a DVD on his career is part of his new deal with WWE. He also talked of being a part of several new “Legends of Wrestling” roundtable discussion shows and the possibility of being included in future WWE produced video games.

WWE Bruno Sammartino

More rare WWE DVDs are being found at FYE stores. John Domyan sent word he picked up WWF No Way Out 2002, Vengeance 2001, and Wrestlemania 2000 all for $45. Also a heads up that FYE are still running their “buy 2 get the 3rd for $1” promotion on used DVDs. As we’ve been reporting about lately FYE recently located stocks of several long out of print titles when auditing warehouses, such as the 2-disc Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior DVD, and began selling them at $6.99 a piece.

The Royal Rumble 2013 DVD/Blu-ray is now available to pre-order on WWEShop.com.

2012 WWE DVD Collection at WWEShop

A new WWEShop promo code is available for February. Entering code “FEB15” at checkout gets you 15% off any order of $50+. You can use it to get the “2012 DVD Collection” down in price to just $84.99. The package includes the 12 PPV DVDs of the year, Best PPV Matches 2012, and Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012. Go to it.

2012 WWE DVD Collection at WWEShop

Those 150 Coliseum Video tapes we mentioned earlier this week were all auctioned off individually on eBay. The five top sellers were Survivor Series 1997 ($67), King of the Ring 1996 ($44), In Your House #2 ($36), The Women of the WWF ($32), and Demolition ($32).

WWF Survivor Series 1997 Coliseum Video

See prices of all 150 auctioned tapes.

New WWE DVDs on Amazon.co.uk

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  1. Shane C. Montgomery says:

    A few days ago I ordered Vol. 2 for $26.99 and now I see it is on sale for $17.99 and it will not be mailed until tomorrow anyway, guess I jumped the gun on this one! But I am still excited to get my hands on this one!

  2. wrestlingfan says:

    Looking foward to see bruno’s dvd. I hope they include interviews with Bruno’s famous opponents also. I would be curious if they include his various appearance’s for other promotions.

  3. David says:

    Didn’t know Survivor Series 97 was that rare…i bought it (along with many other Coliseum Videos) from my local video rental place that was closing down back in 2001 for $3. I still have it in a box in my basement along with my other WWF and WCW VHS collection. Haven’t watched them in ages.

    But i did read back when it came out it had a limited shelf life that sold very quickly due to the whole Bret/Vince situation. I think it was also the last VHS under the Coliseum Video brand before WWF changed to “WWF Home Video” and producing them in-house. So that could have been the reason and thus not a lot of copies were produced.

  4. markfos says:

    The bruno sammartino set will be great.Old school wrestling when it was about the wrestling not the showbiz.Has anybody checked out the great andre the giant matches on wwe.com.the jerry blackwell and bam bam matches were great.Time for the first wrestler inducted to have a utimate dvd collection

  5. Lawrence says:

    I’d love to own a Bruno Sammartino DVD. I hope the WWE video library has footage and matches of his first title reign as I’d like to see bout from that.
    I figure matches from his second reign including bouts with Killer Kowalski, Spiros Arion, Stan Hansen and Larry Zbyszko will be included but I’d like some older stuff too. Hopefully the Shea Stadium match with Pedro Morales is on film too.

  6. NickP says:

    A Bruno set is long overdue, as is his HOF induction. Other than the drug issues, I have never really agreed with his views on WWE, but Bruno was a legit tough s.o.b. and a hell of a World Champion. Bruno and Backlund’s inductions fill huge gaps in the WWE HOF.

  7. Eric Bischoff says:

    Argh! Why are there only 2 extras when disc one is much shorter than 2 and 3? There is room for more!

    • StaggerLeeLover says:

      Dude, get a Blu-Ray player already and stop worrying about it. 8+ extra matches > 2 extra matches.

      • Eric Bischoff says:

        It’s not that I don’t want to buy blu-rays. Its that if I buy both for the exclusives, there should be a substantial amount of exclusives in both offerings.

  8. Mr Z says:

    I’d like a Bruno DVD. All I’ve seen of him are the few matches WWE has released of him over the years. Just don’t add in new commentary like they did on the Greastest Steel Cage Matches. It was annoying listening to today’s announcers talking about how much slower the action was back then while I was trying to enjoy the match. No commentary at all would have been better.

    From the looks of that deal

  9. Cesar Albino says:

    This isnt really a big non-edit, but a very visible fan run in during Macho Man vs DDP is included…

  10. shacmasta says:

    I hate when they have these best buy exclusive dvd’s…Because it forces me to pick it up instead of the Blu-ray version.

    • LP1 says:

      You’d rather buy the Best Buy dvd with 2 bonus matches over the Blu-ray which has over 90 minutes of bonus matches? Ok. To each their own I guess.

  11. pmdmf says:

    I would love a set on Bruno. One of the matches I would like to see (provided it was captured on tape) is his 80 minute match vs. Pedro Morales in Shea Stadium.

  12. Mongoose Wizard says:

    I just wanna know is Ravens original theme that sounded like Nirvanas Come As You Are used on his Goldberg match?

  13. Lemo says:

    Wait no side bars !!!! It’s a dream come true !!

  14. The Top Rope says:

    Who would want to buy VHS? I threw mine out when i started all over again buying dvds

  15. Phil says:

    Just in my own experience, anytime K-mart has a WWE DVD placed out on the floor before Tuesday is usually a mistake on their part. There have been several times this has happened to me and they wouldn’t allow me to purchase the bluray/DVD saying it was a “mistake”. I used to work at one and their electronics dept. constantly made this mistake.

  16. jerome says:

    Wow i have those tapes and they are worth that much/ idk if i could ever sell though

  17. The Top Rope says:

    I know this if off topic but is the Raw 100 moments set worth getting? Or is most of the countdown full of the same stuff as the Raw 15th Anniversary set. I suppose the good point is that the WWF logo is not blurred out like the Anniversary set is for the years 1998 to early 2002.

  18. SteelEdge says:

    Anyone know if the Bluray extras are worth the extra cash? Are they good matches? I’m not keen on getting a Bluray where none of the matches will be in HD, and I think getting Vol.2 on BR while having Vol.1 on DVD will just look weird when they sit together on my shelf. Also love the fold-out artwork on the DVD. But 1 hr 43 mins of BR extras is a lot, and I am tempted.

    • David says:

      I think you should definitely get the Blu-ray version. The exclusive BB version only two matches, which run about 15 minutes combined from what i checked when searching these matches, including entrances and post-match.

      There are some fun, rare gems on the Blu-ray like:

      – Randy Savage vs. DDP – Cage match
      – Scott Steiner vs. Chris Jericho – TV Title match
      – Goldberg vs. Sting
      – Nash/Hogan vs. Goldberg/Flair

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