We can now reveal an official synopsis for the Raw 20th Anniversary box set!
The synopsis confirms, as we’ve been reporting, that the box set will be 12 discs on DVD and 10 discs on Blu-ray. It also affirms the “greatest episodes” theme of the release and divulges 5 matches you can expect to see from episodes included on there.
The 20 Greatest Episodes Uncut Unedited. WWE presents the Raw 20th Anniversary Collection, a 12 DVD set packaged in a deluxe digipak. Includes 20 of the greatest episodes in full on DVD for the first time. Featuring classic matches and moments including Lita vs. Victoria in a Steel Cage Match, Undertaker, Triple H & Shane McMahon vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock & Mr McMahon with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels, The Rock vs. Mankind in a No Disqualifications Match for the WWE Championship, Rob Van Dam vs. Santino, CM Punk vs. Matt Hardy and much much more.
Let’s break down the synopsis and decipher the Raw episodes that have been revealed.
– Lita vs. Victoria (November 24, 2003 – Raw Roulette)
Other highlights of this Raw include Sgt. Slaughter vs. Randy Orton, Goldberg vs. Triple H, and Ric Flair & Batista vs. Shawn Michaels & Chris Jericho.
– Undertaker, Triple H & Shane McMahon vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock & Mr. McMahon (May 10, 1999)
Other highlights of this Raw include Sable vs. Debra in a Bra & Panties Match for the Women’s Championship, and Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco vs. The Mean Street Posse.
– The Rock vs. Mankind (January 4, 1999)
Other highlights of this Raw include Triple H vs. Mankind, Road Dogg vs. Al Snow for the Hardcore Championship, and Kane vs. Gerald Brisco & Pat Patterson.
– RVD vs. Santino (December 10, 2007 – 15th Anniversary)
Other highlights of this Raw include Jeff Hardy vs. Carlito in a Ladder Match, Batista, Triple H & Ric Flair vs. Randy Orton, Edge, & Umaga, and a 15-Man Legends Battle Royal.
– CM Punk vs. Matt Hardy
Without any further details it cannot yet be confirmed whether this is the 2008 King of the Ring episode (April 21, 2008) or the 2009 Draft episode (April 13, 2009).
The “Raw 20th Anniversary Collection” can be pre-ordered at this link from $62.99.
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Please include the following RAW episodes…….
11/10/97- Aftermath of the Montreal Screwjob
6/27/11- The Night CM Punk Became THE FACE of the WWE
4/23/07- John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels- Best RAW Match Ever!!!!
2/25/13- CM Punk vs. John Cena/Triple H Returns
6/3/02- Stone Cold vs. Ric Flair- Once in a Lifetime
4/8/13- The Night After WrestleMania XXIX: Dolph Ziggler Cashes In!!!!!
12/25/00- Christmas Episode
9/3/12- John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio- Falls Count Anywhere Match
8/20/12- Dolph Ziggler vs. Chris Jericho
6/17/02- Stone Cold Walks Out/The Rock Returns
6/10/02- Vince McMahon vs. Ric Flair- No Holds Barred: Winner Takes All
11/19/01- The Night After Survivor Series
Ok, the 15th Anniversay is going to be one I am so looking forward to…. just get the Homecoming episode on here, and I am SOLD!
raw has a greatest episode from 2006-2011? news to me
basically every episode was cena vs edge vs orton
I hope they put the episode from april 2007 in London England with the amazing John cena vs shawn michaels match which correct me if I am wrong was the 2007 match of the year
I hope we get the first Raw Roulette & the Homecoming episode as well.
So if they say its gonna be unedited and uncut i guess that means there will be no episodes with chris benoit then because if they were to include him the they will edit the comentary about him and there fore will be EDITED so prob most of 2000 may be missed out, as will the 1st half of 2001, some from 2002 before drafted to SD, most of 2004 and 1st half of 2005 before being drafted to SD and then ECW so those episodes above were chosen cos he was either in wcw, on SD or passed away. Now makes you think what other episodes they will pick now huh. Whats other ppls opinions
I tend to agree with you on this. However, WWE has recently included Benoit in some other releases as long as he wasn’t a major portion of the shows. So I think its possible to get a few episodes from the time periods you mentioned, despite Benoit’s appearance, as long as he wasn’t heavily featured. With that said, I highly doubt anything from the summer of 2000 during his feud with The Rock, or his 2004 championship run will be included because he was a major part of those shows. They would probably have to pick a Raw that he just had a match on and no interviews. Anyone else agree?
What about the 2005 Homecoming episode? That’s always $100+ on eBay.
I’d be happy if they left it out, tbh. It’s already had its own release, so why not release one of the other 1,000 plus episodes that haven’t been. Also, a couple of the core components of the episode – namely the Michaels/Angle match and the Austin/McMahon family segment – are on the 15th Anniversary set. Those two items only made up a meaty portion of the show (possibly an hour, or so). The Edge/Matt Hardy bout is on a couple of sets too.
Please include CM Punk’s Epic Pipe, Post-WrestleMania XXIX Raw, CM Punk Cashes In His Money in the Bank Briefcase, Undertaker vs. Stone Cold, Dolph Ziggler vs. Chris Jericho, The Rock vs. Triple H, Kane vs. Triple H, Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit vs. Stone Cold and Triple H, The Invasion, CM Punk vs. John Cena, Post-WrestleMania 28 Raw, Raw 20th Anniversary Episode, Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan, John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio, Raw Before Night of Champions 2012, 2000 Christmas Special, Undertaker, Daniel Bryan and Kane vs. The Shield, Post-WrestleMania 26, John Cena vs. Undertaker, The Muppets, King of the Ring 2008 and 2010, Ric Flair vs. Vince McMahon, CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Edge, Stone Cold vs. Ric Flair, Undertaker vs. Randy Orton, Chris Jericho Turns on Shawn Michaels, John Cena Makes Fun of the Nexus, Jerry Lawler Returning, John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels in 2007, CM Punk Returning, Jerry Lawler vs. The Miz, Jeff Hardy Returning, Kurt Angle vs. Ric Flair, John Cena vs. Edge, Edge Returning in 2012, Trish Stratus vs. Lita, Draft 2008, Draft 2010, Draft 2011, Draft 2009 and 2002, The Rock’s This is Your Life Segment. I will post more content later.
The set will have the “20 greatest episodes” not a random bunch of moments. That was last year’s RAW 100 DVD.
I know that Mark. I was just giving some fun episode suggestions. By the way, you do so many great Fantasy Concepts. The next one you should do is one on The Rock and Triple H’s Rivalry. I will give you the full listing soon.
I’m okay, you don’t need to give me anything. The next fantasy concept won’t be “The Rock vs. Triple H”, it’s way better than that. :p
Raw after WM 29, the birth of Fandangoing
As soon i noticed that the full 15th anniversary episode from 2007 was included that was enough to make me buy this set. This is one WWE release that i’m really looking forward to getting my hands on.
Hope they have the 2000 christmas special episode and one from the 2001 invasion storyline.
This sounds brilliant
Damn. Looks pretty good actually. I hated the greatest episodes originally. And to my amazement I changed my mind looks great
Wow this set is off to a great start! I am excited to see 4 out of the 5 episodes already listed and am really excited to see what else will be on this set. I’m especially glad that for once we aren’t getting a collection of moments but rather full episodes of Raw. I think seeing full episodes helps to show what the company was really like at a given point in time. This set is by far my most anticipated release in years.
Now I just hope we can get a WrestleMania anthology set on blu-ray next year.
That duet would be worth the money by itself!
I predicted all 4 Raws with dates, so I think this set is looking pretty good so far.
Please have the raw go home show before Survivor Series 2001. I know Dan Bee will agree!! 🙂
Yep for that duet 😉
Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco vs. The Mean Street Posse POP!!!
In addition to the other episodes, I’m interested in finding out the blu ray extras. Additional episodes? Memorable moments that haven’t seen the light of day? This will be fun to find out.
Good to hear about the RAW 15th Anniversary show being included. I went to that show and saw it live. Maybe they’ll have the Home Coming show on there too? I hope so. An episode from every year of RAW sounds good to me.
I’m looking forward to this. Hopefully, it won’t be too expensive. I don’t think they should have any Tribute Shows on it. Even though there was good wrestling on them, since they weren’t storyline based, there’s still a very morbid thing around it. I don’t think there should be any sad moments on the DVD. It’s like if they did this collection for Smackdown, they shouldn’t include the SD that aired after 9/11/01. That would bring back a lot of sad memories for people. So, if they would put the Eddie Tribute Show on DVD, it would be too sad to watch all of the tributes, especially with you know you involved.
Since Raw Roulette from 2003 is included, I hope that doesn’t mean the very first Raw Roulette from 2002 will not be. That was the show with the 4 team TLC Match that Kane won. It was voted the Match Of The Decade at the Raw X show.
I’m hoping the Punk vs Matt Hardy match is from King Of The Ring 2008. It would be great to have both the 2008 and 2010 tournaments on blu-ray.
So this is full episodes? But why does it say highlights? And what are all of the episodes?
Try to read the article carefully, and the others that went up this week. 🙂
“The 20 Greatest Episodes Uncut Unedited”. The box set contains 20 Raw episodes. The info that came out today was the official synopsis in the article above. That mentioned 5 matches that will be seen on the discs and from those matches we worked out those 4 (maybe 5) episodes. The remaining episodes are yet to be announced but it is early days after all.
Awesome, I wanted the 15th Anniversary show in my collection. 🙂
You know, instead of 20 episodes I wish the theme of this set would be “The Top 100 Matches in RAW History”. Keyword being “Matches”. It would compliment the recent Top 100 Moments set. 12 DVDs full of RAW matches would be pretty extensive… and pretty awesome too.
WWE.com made a list of the top 50 RAW matches. Here’s what it would look like: http://www.wwe.com/classics/classic-lists/50-greatest-raw-matches-list/
I’m pretty sure would rather prefer full shows, not matches.
Triumph and Tragedy of WCCW *trailer* theme on the Mid-South clip. Just sayin’ 😉
*trailer – my bad
That isn’t the same song as the WCCW menu… Not at all
The also put the Best of WCW Clash of the Champions theme near the end of the Randy Orton documentary set as well.
They are including May 10th 1999 because it was the highest rated Raw ever… even though the show wasn’t anything out the ordinary.
Well, Shawn’s so drugged out of his mind that he hits himself in the dick like four times and doesn’t sell it.
3 out of 5 are good at this point, so it’s a great start.. Everything under 2003 are good IMO
2 episodes from 1999? That’s 2 more episodes from 1999 than I would have liked. Ah well, I’ll be buying the set anyway so long as it’s released in the UK and freemantle don’t f*** us over with the price (yet to buy a damn thing from them since they took over from SV).
what’s wrong with 1999? Isn’t that WWE’s best year?
Perhaps best in terms of TV ratings, but match quality was beyond awful and I am not a fan of most of the storylines from that time period either.
Not even close.
Actually ratings-wise 2000 would’ve been their best year. The reason the May 10, 1999 episode is the highest rated in history(8.1 rating) is because Nitro was pre-empted that night. As far as overall ratings went 2000 was Raw’s best year ever.
Well I do consider 2000 to be WWE’s best year ever, regardless of the ratings and stuff :). I just absolutely hate 99 and most of 98 :P.
2000 was excellent. That was after Russo was gone and Chris Kreski took over the writing team. The best writer they ever had in my opinion. Once Stephanie McMahon, and later on Brian Gewirtz, took over the following year it was the beginning of the end of the boom.
Actually 2000, sort of evens out. It was really great at times, but then you had things like Wrestlemania 2000 which were pretty Russoriffic despite him not being with the company.
Looks Awesome. When does this come out? Also, it says 25th Anniversary isn’t it so supposed to 20th Anniversary on the Home page where the list of posts are and it has a little info on it.
20th it is, yeah. Just a typo on the home page and just fixed it.
Each time I write an article about this box set I find myself always drawn to type 25th anniversary for some reason. Is that because of the 25th anniversary of WM some years ago? I don’t know! 🙂
There had better some 1997 episodes on here.
RVD vs. Santino seems like an odd thing to hype, but so far this is off to a great start.
I wish they’d release November 21st, 2005 episode of RAW. The whole RAW vs SmackDown brawl before Survivor Series, HBK vs JBL, Trish kidnapped, Cena mocking Angle, Triple H/Flair feud etc. Also Raw is Owen, 2002 and 2004 Draft and the nights after WrestleMania 28 and 29. Although I know there’s no chance of ALL of these episodes making it.
Don’t get the hype of the RAWs after WM28 and 29…they weren’t even that good, quality wise. People think those were great because the crowd – who were bored out of their minds so they entertained themselves by chanting nonsense.
Rather save for the overall better episodes.
I don’t see the Raw after Mania 29 being included, if for no other reason, I think the final episode on the set will be the 20th Anniversary episode from January 2013. Nothing after that.
Liking the sound of these first few, scratched my head at RVD vs. Santino’s inclusion until I read what it was from!
Hopefully the Go Home show to Invasion where the Old Stone Cold will be on this set
The original Raw Roulette episode aka the BEST Raw Roulette episode? Ok, this is starting to be a cooler set now. 2 other episodes I’d like to see, the Eddie Guerrero tribute show because it had some great non-squash matches on it that night, and the episode where ECW joined WCW in the invasion.
The original RAW Roulette was 2002.
The Viva La Raza set contained both Raw and Smackdown tribute shows for Eddie.