‘RAW: 25TH ANNIVERSARY’ DVD Up for Pre-Order, Trailer for BEST PPV 2017, Status of WWE Blu-Rays

December 5, 2017 by Daniel Bee

WWE 'RAW 25th Anniversary' DVD - Logo

The new “RAW 25th Anniversary” DVD has gone up for pre-order on Amazon ahead of the release in April 2018. The listing, not currently found publicly, is accessible here on Amazon.com.

And it confirms our report last week that the current plan is to format the Home Video offering as a three-disc DVD set featuring the entire RAW 25th Anniversary episode and a compilation of the greatest matches and moments witnessed on the flagship show since 1993.

EXCLUSIVE: WWE “RAW 25th Anniversary” DVD Scheduled – Documentary, Full Episode or Box Set?

Right now the price to pre-order a copy with Amazon is $24.98. The cover artwork and final contents for the set will no doubt be here soon once the anniversary special has aired next month.


RAW 25th Anniversary

The longest running episodic program in television history is still going strong, as Monday Night RAW celebrates its 25th Anniversary!

And now, this DVD set shares the most amazing and unforgettable matches & moments in RAW’s history, spanning from 1993 to 2017, featuring an all-star list of superstars from Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels, to Stone Cold and The Rock, to Triple H and John Cena, to Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar.

WWE’s flagship show has always been the place where history is made, and you can relive it all right here in one place!

Just in, check out the official trailer for the “Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2017” DVD!

The trailer shows off footage of Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens at Hell in a Cell, AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon at WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe at Great Balls of Fire, Jinder Mahal capturing the gold at Backlash, SmackDown’s Elimination Chamber Match and more highlights out of the 19 different matches and moments you’ll find in the content listing of the 3 discs.

This will be the first WWE DVD that hits stores worldwide in 2018.


Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2017

2017 was another monumental year for WWE. New Superstars became household names, dream matches were realized, and the Superstars of RAW and SmackDown Live raised the level of competition in the world of sports entertainment.

Now you can witness the greatest matches of 2017 in this exclusive collection!

From the legendary first-time encounter between John Cena and Roman Reigns to the show stealing WrestleMania match pitting AJ Styles against Shane McMahon to the first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match, 2017 left the WWE Universe wanting more.

WWE 'Best PPV Matches 2017' DVD - Cover Artwork, Front

Get a copy of WWE’s new “Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2017” DVD on….

United States: January 2nd. Pre-order your “BEST PPV” DVD soon here on Amazon.com.

UK/Europe: January 8th. Pre-order your “BEST PPV” DVD now over on Amazon.co.uk.

Australia: February 21st. Your pre-order opportunity has now dropped at Madman.com.au.

WWE Cancels Blu-ray Releases in 2017

What’s going on with WWE’s Blu-ray releases?

In October it was revealed that the Blu-ray editions of the two year-end WWE Home Video titles “1997: Dawn of the Attitude” and “NXT: From Secret to Sensation” had sadly been cancelled in the United States and Canada, meaning that there would be no more WWE Blu-rays released in the remainder of 2017 with the last one being Kevin Owens and before that, WrestleMania 33.

That trend appears to be continuing looking at the upcoming release schedule; we’ve received word that Royal Rumble 2018 is also only planned for DVD without a Blu-ray version.

At this time we can only assume that future releases (domestically at least) are to be considered DVD-only, with the exception of WrestleMania which will likely still receive the Blu-ray treatment.

WWE Blu-ray - Empty Cover Artwork

However, the cancelled Attitude Era and NXT-themed Blu-rays in the states this year did see a release in both the United Kingdom and Australia. Going forward Australia will reportedly follow the US schedule, however the UK already has both a Survivor Series 2017 Blu-ray and Royal Rumble 2018 Blu-ray on the horizon. This could mean that there’s scope for the UK licensee, FremantleMedia, to also put out a few of the bigger documentary titles on the format.

Fans and collectors in Europe have historically taken to WWE content on Blu-ray better than those in other markets. Elsewhere, the reason for the cancellations is said to be due to a lack of demand for the Blu-rays and the added expense of producing them.

Got Head?

The next installment of the no-holds-barred shoot interview “YouShoot” is about to be unleashed.

Keep checking KayfabeCommentaries.com for the release coming this week; your chance to own “YouShoot: Al Snow” as a physical DVD or a download to watch on your device later.

Al Snow 'YouShoot' DVD 2017 Shoot Interview - Available Now!

Heads up, eBay seller “eucalyptus1992” has the recently released “30 Years of Survivor Series” DVD brand new and sealed for only $14.75 shipped if you haven’t got yours yet.

Other goodies coming up on eBay over the next few days include this cheap auction for the 2-disc SummerSlam 2017 DVD…

$6.42SummerSlam 2017 DVD (Sealed)

A handful of the tricky-to-find, original WWF DVDs…

$4.00WWF King of the Ring 2001 DVD
$4.00WWF SummerSlam 2000 DVD
$7.99WWF Hardcore DVD
$14.99WWF Survivor Series 2001 DVD

A lot of oldie-but-goodie WWE Blu-ray classics, a lot of nearly 20 WWE DVDs (including Seth Rollins, Paul Heyman, “True Story of Royal Rumble” and a volume of the SummerSlam Anthology), and a chance to grab the WrestleMania Anthology box set for a decent price too.

$12.50Lot of 4 WWE Blu-rays (GAB, MITB, Batista, Shawn Michaels…)
$25.00Big Lot of 18 WWE DVDs & Blu-rays
$39.95WrestleMania Complete Anthology Box Set (Free Shipping)

WWE 'WrestleMania Complete Anthology' DVD Box Set - Full Contents

New WWE DVDs on Amazon.co.uk

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  1. Robert emons says:

    Why is the best ppv matches 2017 DVD not listed on us amazon yet I can’t find it?

  2. RabidHeat says:

    These Raw sets being released every 5 years is pretty frustratiung, especially when they’re so similar. 5 years tends to whiz by for me these days, so I feel like we only just got Raw 100. I’m sure we’ll get all the same matches and moments. Can’t wait to see the Zamboni and Milkomania yet again.

    It might not be as bad if they hadn’t released the OMG set, but that was largely made up of classic Raw moments also, so all this footage is really getting old.

    • David says:

      The RAW sets are just getting old now and its not like they offer anything new that you haven’t seen hundreds and thousands of times.

      Problem is there are people out there who buy all these RAW sets no matter what which is why they continue to produce them.

      Quite frankly early year RAWs, especially the first 2-3 years were garbage but were easy to get through as it was only an hour long. Also it hasn’t been getting any better the last 10-15 years so basically from 1997-2002 were the peak years of RAW and WWE in general which have been beaten to death already on past releases.

  3. Brandon Vendetta says:

    Once again I’m dissapointed but not surprised. This set had potential to be awesome. It should have been like the Raw 20 set but with 25 full episodes. Instead we get a 3 disc set that will have one full episode and a bunch of repeats. Once again WWE is catering to its younger audience and pissing on the rest of us as far as what this set could have been. Way to go WWE! Thanks again cor letting the majority of us down.

  4. BAS says:

    The new raw DVD should at least include the first episode of raw. Granted, it was released in the 15th anniversary set as a Walmart exclusive, but that’s a rare find. Plus, they release it as apart of this, any WWF references won’t be censored.

    • RabidHeat says:

      How is it a rare find? You can get the 15th Anniversary set on Amazon for peanuts.

      • BAS says:

        There was a Walmart exclusive version of the Raw 15th anniversary set that included the first episode of Raw as a 4th disc. I meant that version is rare.

        • David says:

          Yeah, the 4 disc RAW 15th Anniversary is pretty rare and I believe was only available through first run copies so once Walmart was sold out it went immediately OOP.

          I saw a brand new copy selling for $60. It was a pretty cool bonus at that time.

          • RabidHeat says:

            Ah right okay, sorry. I didn’t realise as the 4th disc was always included as standard in the UK for the whole time it was in print.

  5. richie colombo says:

    for raw 25th i hope they add hulk challegnges austin at raw homecoming and/or rock & austin vs nwo plus sting’s raw debut & match

  6. Ricardo Aguilera says:

    Why did they skip fastlane it’s not there not even one match from the ppv is there

  7. justin f says:

    “added expense” and yet WWE continues to churn out these DVD’s like candy. Maybe cut down on the amount of DVD’s you produce, you know?

  8. David says:

    For situations like this its great having a region free Blu-ray player.

    I live in Canada and at this point if Freemantle are going to release WWE Blu-rays then I would rather give my money to them, at least they listen to their fans.

  9. LP1 says:

    At this point I’d be shocked if WrestleMania 34 is released on BD in North America.

    • David says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if it does end up being DVD only. If UK are going to release it then I will import from there. Warner Home Video are terrible and i think even worse than WWE’s previous publisher/distributor that ended up bankrupt.

      Its great Freemantle really does their best to satisfy their fans, even when Summerslam 2017 was cancelled originally, Freemantle brought it back due to fans demand with emails, tweets, etc. Unfortunately fans won’t do that here because they rather settle with with an inferior format, bending over and let WWE pick their wallet

      • SRB says:

        I always hoped WWE would eventually take those older DVD only releases and put them on BD. I guess that won’t be happening.

      • RabidHeat says:

        They’re still not a patch on Silver Vision in terms of satisfying their customers. Their prices are ridiculous.

  10. SCSA says:

    The only reason I’ve stopped buying is because there are hardly no Blu-Rays coming out! Being in the UK may give us a chance but my last Blu was the ‘ Dawn of the attitude’ blu n after that I had to buy the ‘Best of 2000’s’ & ‘30 years of survivor series’ on their DVD sets! This sucked! Not the DVD’s, but all the extras & usage of blu-rays!