EXCLUSIVE: Three Hosts Named for WWE ‘30 YEARS OF SUMMERSLAM’ DVD – Trailer & Missing Match?

June 11, 2018 by Daniel Bee

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For 30 years we’ve been captivated, mesmerized and blown away by summer’s biggest event!

Last week we revealed the 18 matches that made the cut for “30 Years of SummerSlam”, WWE’s upcoming 3-disc DVD set that will journey through three decades of SummerSlam moments from its inception way back in 1988 right through to last year’s Pay-Per-View.

As mentioned, along with the bouts will be a series of “Reports” and “Recaps” highlighting important SummerSlam milestones — WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has exclusively learned that each disc will have its own host who are seen in newly-filmed segments, so let’s find out who the hosts are!

Disc 1 will be hosted by WWE Hall of Famer “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Disc 2 by Jonathan Coachman, and Disc 3 by Charly Caruso. The concept with the hosts appears to be having a different WWE personality introducing their own “era” of SummerSlam matches and moments.

The official trailer has also surfaced today (watch it below) along with WWE’s synopsis for the DVD which contains a slight error; Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker from SummerSlam ’98 is referenced but as we recently found out that match is not included in the content listing.

Perhaps early plans for the DVD collection had this bout pencilled in.


For 30 years, SummerSlam has been the ‘biggest party of the summer’, and WWE’s premiere summer event has been the place where champions were crowned, dream matches were made, and rivalries came to an explosive end. Now, relive the greatest matches & moments from the illustrious three-decade history of WWE SummerSlam!

Featuring Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog from Wembley Stadium in 1992, Stone Cold vs. Undertaker from MSG in 1998, Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H from 2002, Shawn Michaels vs. Hulk Hogan from 2005, John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar from 2014, and much much more!

Grab your copy of the WWE “30 YEARS OF SUMMERSLAM” DVD…

UK/Europe: August 27th. Pre-order the SummerSlam collection right now on Amazon.co.uk.

United States: August 28th. Your pre-order opportunity just went live here on Amazon.com.

Australia: TBA. Your pre-order opportunity is also due to go live soon via Madman.com.au.

We showed you how the content listing of the new Shield DVD will be laid out on its artwork, now comes the same for “Then, Now, Forever: The Evolution of WWE’s Women’s Division”.

WWE’s first-ever DVD set showcasing the history of women’s wrestling is now just 2 weeks away!

WWE 'Then, Now, Forever: Evolution of Women's Division' DVD - Full Content Listing

Before then, BACKLASH 2018 will officially release on Home Video TOMORROW!

This was the first of the now dual-branded RAW and SmackDown PPVs, main evented by Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles and Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe. Get your hands on the DVD for $14.99 right now by clicking here to Amazon.com or by using the button below:

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Two rare box sets that may just be missing from your collection…

$19.99Shawn Michaels Ultimate Fan Edition Box Set
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$0.01RAW 20th Anniversary Collection (All 12 Discs, No Packaging)
$2.20Stone Cold: The Bottom Line Blu-ray (3 Discs)
$7.99NXT Greatest Matches Vol. 1 Blu-ray
$8.00Chris Benoit: Hard Knocks DVD
$9.99WWF Judgment Day 2001 DVD
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$13.5030 Years of Survivor Series DVD (Walmart Exclusive, Sealed)
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So add them to your Watch List so you don’t miss out!

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  1. Jeff Copeland says:

    well i mean the austin taker match is on few other sets. as far as backlash being the worse…. it was not great but not like super bad. its one of the worse in a while since maybe …… rumble 2015 ? i think or fastlane 2015

  2. SCSA says:

    I was looking towards this DVD set but only if it had a 1-30 Best moments in it like the last Survivor Series set had.
    I was also looking forward to seeing some of the following as either in their full matches or as part of the ‘Best of the 30 Moments’ such a;

    The SS91 match with Mr Perfect Vs Bret Hart- IC Title, SS92-R.Martel Vs Shawn Michaels-1 of my favourites, SS93-Undertaker Vs Giant Gonzalez-Rest in peace,
    SS94-Tatanka Vs Luger & Undertaker Vs Undertaker.

    There are many more, but guess there’s no point mentioning them since where’re not even getting the ‘Best 30 moments of Summerslam’ on this set☹️

  3. johnny impactraworoh says:

    as grim famously says what a waste!

  4. andemoine winrow says:

    They said from 1988 to last year makes 30 years? Hello, that’s 29 years. last year was 2017. This coming August marks 30 years.

    • LP1 says:

      Yes, but it’s being released in 2018. So they’re releasing it to coincide with the 30th anniversary.

  5. David says:

    For those in Canada looks like Amazon.ca has updated their release listing and have put up RAW 25th Anniversary releasing July 24. So its possible the Best of Hardy Boyz DVD will also be put up, but its odd that we in Canada are receiving these new DVDs on a 2-3 week delay – in case of RAW 25 almost 3 months. It was never like that before and only the PPVs were on a week delay while we always got the compilations/documentaries on release day same as the US.

  6. RabidHeat says:

    Why on earth they would include the Cena vs. Lesnar glorified squash match from SS 2014 over that awesome Austin/Taker match from 1998 is anyone’s guess. The 1998 match is only 4 minutes longer.

    • SRB says:

      They couldn’t fit an extra 4 minutes there, “which proves you’re just been a massive bellend.”

    • Anan says:

      There’s so many other great matches they could’ve put in there instead of Cena vs Brock and also Hogan vs HBK The aforementioned Taker vs SCSA is one of them. Taker vs Edge, Taker vs Orton, Bret vs Perfect, HBK vs Razor, TLC 1, Rock vs HHH vs Angle, Jeff vs RVD, Eddie vs Angle, Rey vs Eddie, Rey vs Angle being just some of many examples.

      WWE always have a business purpose for doing what they do even if/when it doesn’t look like it. HBK is a legend and I don’t think I need to explain what Hogan is to WWE. That plus considering Hulk’s maybe on his way back to the company, they put the 1 on 1 mstch between them on there despite it not being the best match especially considering the great ones that are missing.

      As for Lesnar vs Cena, sane story basically. Cena’s a top srar still and so is Lesnar despite both being part timers (Cenas appearances overall are more than Lesnars especially as Champion. Even Cenas non Champion
      appearances have been more than Lesnars during Lesnars entire Championship run)

  7. whut says:

    this release having three hosts is actually a neat idea.

  8. Robert emons says:

    Received my copy of backlash today came in early

    • RabidHeat says:

      Sorry, but that is one of the actual worst PPVs of all time. 🙁

      • Robert emons says:

        Still collect them all if your a true fan you collect no matter what

        • RabidHeat says:

          I refuse to accept that I’m not a “true fan’ because I don’t wish to own Backlash 2018 on physical media. A true fan is allowed to admit when WWE do something that sucks. If somebody wants to be a completist, that’s fine and God knows I understand the idea of wanting to collect everything; but somebody who doesn’t buy everything can still be a “true fan”.

          • SRB says:

            Rabid makes a great point here. Being a true fan absolutely means you take the bad with the good, but admit something is bad when it truly is. There’s shows I miss when they come to my town, DVDs I don’t track down, and plenty of stuff on the Network I pass on. I am a “true fan,” but will absolutely give criticism when it’s due. I hold WWE to high standards and it’s because I’m a true fan that I do so.

      • Anan says:

        Nowadays w:/maybe a few exceptions here & there the best possible ppvs are the top ones but even those especially SSeries but last year’s was one of the better ones overall in recent years.aren’t the quality they used to be. WM, RR, SSlam are hit or miss.

    • David says:

      Sorry to hear that…Backlash was probably one of the worst PPVs up there with Fastlane 2017 and Battleground 2017. Imagine paying $54.95 for crap like that – which unfortunately people still are paying those prices.

      It was just lazy while they focused all their energy and time on hyping the propaganda show Greatest Royal Rumble and seem to forget a week later there was another PPV and just phoned it in and the match pacing and layout just didn’t make any sense.

      • SRB says:

        People still pay $54.95? I thought it was all Network now with no other purchase options?

        • LP1 says:

          WWE blatantly lies on TV when they say “Only available on WWE Network.” All of their PPVs are still available on traditional PPV as well. Now why they would discourage anyone from paying $54.95, I have no idea. If I’m selling something for $10 and a person would rather pay $55 for it, by all means go right ahead. But for some reason WWE tells them not to. I don’t get it.

          • Foley is good says:

            I am assuming they are trying to get away from cable companies taking a cut. Not sure why anybody would pay as much as 5 months of the Network for one PPV.

            • David says:

              You would be surprised how many people still pay that much for 1 ppv. During WWE”s quarterly reports they mention the buyrates from traditional ppvs and they are in the tens of thousands. For example Fast Lane 2016 did 18,000 buys in North America, meaning 18,000 morons.

              In seriousness though, I assume these people are ones that live out in the sticks in farm country in the middle of no where and internet is likely non-existent.

              • LP1 says:

                You’re absolutely right. There’s a lot of places where high speed internet is not that good and you end up with poor quality or heavy buffering issues on the Network. Those people would rather pay on regular PPV, at least they know they’ll be able to watch it with no problems.

            • LP1 says:

              If WWE wanted to get away from cable companies then they wouldn’t keep signing new deals with them. The WWE Network has been around for over 4 years and WWE PPVs are still on regular cable. That’s because they keep agreeing to new deals with cable companies. Yet they go out of their way to tell people not to buy the shows on regular PPV. It’s completely baffling.

              • Anan says:

                One reason for them staying w/cable and still releasing home media (dvds only now it seems as blurays have been/are stopped being released looks like) is bc some people who still watch WWE and are collectors/buyers of their released home media do not have The Network. As a company and for business purposes they have to appeal to everyone in a way that doesn’t hurt them in a financial or any other way. Once they realized blurays didn’t sell as well as they wanted it to they stopped releasing them but are still doing dvds knowing there’s collectors out there.

                Plus while there is a lot of content on The Network it doesn’t not have everything. As far as the home media content goes I believe only the documentary portions of documentary sets are on thete and maybe though I’m not sure that the Network version of those documentaries sre edited even if just a little bit.

                • LP1 says:

                  That doesn’t make sense. I understand keeping the PPVs on regular cable/satellite due to not everyone being able to receive good high-speed internet, but then why go out of your way to tell those people not to buy it on cable/satellite? If they’re going to continue to broadcast their PPVs on cable and satellite then embrace it. If they don’t want to embrace it then stop making deals with the cable companies to carry it.

      • Robert emons says:

        Still collect them if your a true fan you collect them all

        • RabidHeat says:

          Nope. You only buy absolutely everything if you’re a sucker with more money than sense. A “true fan” is able to discriminate and separate the quality releases from the poor ones.

        • Ryan Johansson says:

          Just because you don’t buy all the DVD’s doesn’t mean you’re not a true fan. I have the WWE Network but i’m not going to go broke and waste a ton of space on DVD PPV’s and such that weren’t good anyway. just like how buying every single thing the company releases doesn’t make you an actual “true fan” either.

          • Robert emons says:

            All I hear is blah blah blah

            • RabidHeat says:

              “All I hear is blah blah blah”

              The typical childish response from somebody who just lost an argument.

              • Robert emons says:

                I’m not the one who likes to whine and complain about someone’s comments if you don’t like it don’t say anything

              • Brandon Vendetta says:

                And a typical response by the quotation mark loving never can do wrong Rabid Prick as well. I love it how whenever someone has a difference in opinion other than yours you feel the need to go out of your way to be your true Prick self. Oh Rabid you are so full of yourself. Thank you for continuing to prove it on a constant basis. You never cease to entertain. Hope you missed me sweetie.

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