Update on RAW ‘After The Show’, New WWE DVD Sales, More Network Edits?

March 17, 2014 by Daniel Bee

WWE Best of RAW: After The Show DVD Logo

As you know, “The Best of Raw: After the Show” will be released on DVD and Blu-ray next month!

The full content of the set was recently revealed. Now we have approximate runtimes for all of that footage contained on the DVD and Blu-ray, as shown below.

Disc 1: 2 hours and 23 minutes
Disc 2: 1 hour and 58 minutes
Disc 3: 2 hours and 19 minutes
Blu-ray Exclusives: 1 hour and 27 minutes

Total DVD Runtime: 6 hours and 40 minutes
Total Blu-ray Runtime: 8 hours and 7 minutes

The new DVD releases April 22nd; pre-order yours now by clicking here. UK/Europe gets it on April 28th and Australia gets it on April 30th.

Best Buy WWE DVD Sale

Select WWE DVD and Blu-ray titles are on sale this week through Best Buy. The following deals were found on their website, with thanks to WDN reader Catarino Donias.

Shawn Michaels Mr. WrestleMania (DVD $17.24, Blu-ray $20.99)
Best of RAW & Smackdown 2013 (DVD $17.24)
Best PPV Matches 2013 (DVD $17.24)
The History of WWE (DVD $17.24, Blu-ray $20.99)
WCW War Games (Blu-ray $11.24)
Straight to the Top MITB Anthology (Blu-ray $11.24)
Hell in a Cell 2013 (DVD $7.49)
Battleground 2013 (DVD $7.49)
Survivor Series 2013 (DVD $11.24)
TLC 2013 (DVD $11.24)

We mentioned on the site recently that FYE would be running a WWE DVD promotion of some sort during WrestleMania season which would include a Daniel Bryan foam finger as a free gift. FYE confirmed the go-ahead of that promotion in the tweet shown below.

For All Mankind – The Life and Career of Mick Foley” will be the next WWE DVD/Blu-ray documentary available to stream on the WWE Network.

WWE Mick Foley - For All Mankind Documentary

Speaking of the WWE Network, in an update to music edits there, WDN readers “LP1”, “DJ Luis” and David send along some interesting notes. First up, it looks like Backlash 2002, Judgment Day 2002, King of the Ring 2002, Vengeance 2002, No Way Out 2003 and WrestleMania XIX were all recently removed from the Network temporarily. When they returned Hulk Hogan’s “Voodoo Child” entrance track was dubbed over with an instrumental soundalike.

It’s noteworthy too that WrestleMania 27 also disappeared so may soon be subject to edits itself. The same applies to ECW Barely Legal 1997, Anarchy Rulz 1999, Heat Wave 2000, Massacre on 34th Street, and WCW Bash At The Beach 1994.

A Legends of Wrestling episode titled “Worst Characters” was also removed. This show was then reportedly put back up for a time with the botched Freebirds WCW song taken out, also assumed to be for licensing reasons. This has since returned as normal.

A free documentary called “Supermen: A Story of British Wrestling” will be released online at SupermenFilm.co.uk on April 5th. It will also receive a DVD/Blu-ray release on May 5th with additional content and extra features. Below you can watch a preview.

Auctions for all of these rare, still factory sealed WWF DVDs (and more) are expiring tomorrow here on eBay.com. Tricky to find still in this condition!

Rare WWF DVDs - WrestleMania 16 and 17

WWF SummerSlam 1999 DVD
WWF Royal Rumble 2000 DVD
WWF WrestleMania 16 DVD
WWF King of the Ring 2000 DVD
WWF WrestleMania 17 DVD
WWF Invasion 2001 DVD
WWF King of the Ring 2001 DVD

Their current bid prices are between $0.99 and $51.00. Find them on eBay.

Rare WWF DVDs - Invasion and King of the Ring 2001


New WWE DVDs on Amazon.co.uk

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  1. chris says:

    Over the past few days, WWE has been taking shows down and putting them back up to restore the music done by Michael Hayes and Jimmy Papa. Papa was suing WWE over using the music without contacting him or paying him, and it seems the matter has been resolved as WWE is now using the music again.

    The songs being restored are:

    All 11 songs from the WCW Slam Jam album
    2 Cold Scorpio’s WCW theme
    Badstreet USA
    I’m a Freebird and What Was Your Excuse

    This process takes time, so if you see a WCW show pulled in the next few days/weeks, this is why.

    WWE also removed some ECW PPVs and re-uploaded them, but that was to remove censor bleeps over profanity. Guilty As Charged 2001 now has enough f-bombs to get a movie an R-rating.

  2. Alan says:

    Also of note, on the Network, they put the cut, 1 hour 58 minute version of The Big Event up even though they aired the full 2 hour 40 minute version on 24/7. Also, when The Wrestling Classic aired on 24/7, the Huey Lewis song “Back In Time” played over the opening credits. Howard Finkel did a voice over for the Network version. The music edits on WCW Halloween Havoc ’89 are horrendously noticeable to the point of commentary being removed. I still can’t understand the reasoning behind removing “Badstreet USA” when the guy singing lead vocals, Michael freaking Hayes works for WWE. Also noticed all of the songs released on WCW Slam Jam are dubbed over on the early 90s-era WCW PPVs, such as “Simply Ravishing” for Rick Rude and “A Man Called Sting” for Sting. They did keep some instrumentals, including Vader’s theme and The Hollywood Blonds. Also edited out on all pre-1986 JYD matches is “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen, replaced with “Grab Them Cakes”, and “The Bird” by Morris Day & The Time is replaced with “Piledriver” for all of Koko B. Ware’s pre-1988 matches, most noticeably at WM III.

  3. Matthew says:

    Ordered the Goldberg dvd on best buy for $9.47. Real good deal

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  5. Erik G. says:

    It would be nice if we could get the runtimes for all sets not just certain ones…

  6. ALK says:

    And so, the music lawyers begin their assault onto the Network…

  7. @DEVILSHOLIC says:

    Supposedly FYE tweet is wrong The promotion doesn’t start today It starts tomorrow the 3/18/14 not 3/17/14

  8. Brian says:

    Some of the stuff that’s reportedly taken down is actually still there, accessible if you have the direct link. You can find them here:

    Not sure how much good it does if you’re watching anything other than a computer, but shows are there that aren’t directly listed on the network site itself. Not many, but a few (Raw #6 still isn’t online, period).

    • LP1 says:

      What’s funny is that list on Reddit also has the wrong dates, just like the Network. I still don’t understand what that’s all about. Every date is off by one day. You would think someone, anyone, working at the Network would have noticed it and fixed it by now.

  9. Vintage Simon says:

    Really looking forward to the appearance of the guy who rants about runtimes all the time.

  10. David says:

    Makes me glad i still own the original WWF/E DVDs, especially from 1999-2002 and the RF Video and Pioneer Entertainment ECW DVDs.

    • @IMDJLUIS says:

      How good is the quality of the RF ECW DVDs?

      • David says:

        Its pretty good, not up to the standard of WWE since they actually cleanup the ECW footage, but still decent. They’re VHS quality transferred to DVD so they look cheap but maintains its gritty appearance, which ECW was all about. The ppvs are complete and unedited, some of the 2000s even have the pre-show, which a nice bonus.

        The television shows such as Hardcore TV and ECW on TNN are actual tv recordings and not the master tapes that WWE own so they look 2nd generation at best. I wouldn’t recommend getting those from RF Video. You’re better off buying from third party sellers that have even better quality than RF.

        The PPVs are fine and would recommend those if you’re really looking for complete and unedited ECW PPVs.

        • @IMDJLUIS says:

          Yeah, I’ve been thinking about getting the PPV, iPPV and other supercards from them, but I wasn’t sure of exactly which events were official or not, because based off a list I put together, the person that emailed me told me that the majority of my list were not legit events that they produced, even though some on my list was on their site. So I wasn’t sure if I should make that kind of a large person if I can’t even get a straight answer out of who is suppose to be in charge over there.

  11. SRB says:

    Thanks for posting the blu-ray/DVD run times. Too bad they are now down to 8 hours and the DVD is no longer even 7 hours. This is a huge drop from the former 9 hour running time. Shame.

    • Erik G. says:

      That’s crazy. I didn’t get into collecting until 2012 so I wasn’t aware that buyers used to get more. That’s inexcusable considering how big the WWE video library is. I guess for something like this there might not be more than 8 hours of “after the show” type content, though.

      • LP1 says:

        1,000+ episodes of Raw. Trust me, there’s way more than only 8 hours of post show content available. They can do several of these releases.

        • SRB says:

          @Erik, buy some older releases and even older PPVs and you will see what we mean. I remember the first Flair set clocks in at over 10.5 hours and is on 3 discs! Don’t tell me they cant do it. They just choose not to.

  12. @IMDJLUIS says:

    Yeah, that was weird to see the Legends of Wrestling to be replaced, but in that case, replaced for the better to be presented in it’s original broadcast that appeared on WWE 24/7. I asked @AskWWENetwork on twitter if this behavior will continue, but they weren’t able to answer that. The Rock’s documentary was also removed and re-added. Anyone noticed any changes in it? Maybe unblur the WWF logo?

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