A new online survey was issued to Fan Council members yesterday. This time the topic was on the WWE Network and in the survey were some possible hints at the content of the Network in terms of WWE DVD viewing. Thanks to WDN reader Dustin Johns for sharing.
First up, WWE were looking for feedback on the expectations fans have of what will be available to watch on the Network upon launch. Three noteworthy options for the respondent were “The Complete WWE Home Video Library”, “AWA Home Videos”, and “Old Episodes of RAW and SmackDown”. The first of those options doesn’t necessarily mean all WWE DVDs will be available to watch on the Network but it does indicate that it could be a possibility.
Regarding episodes of RAW and SmackDown, later in the survey there is a reference to “replays of RAW and SmackDown episodes from 2012 and 2013”.
The next question gauged interest in how likely fans would be to watch certain types of material on the Network. One of the options to choose from was “WWE DVD Extras”.
Again, that doesn’t necessarily mean all WWE DVD extras will be on there (it’s speculated only the main feature/documentary of WWE DVDs will be available) but this shows that WWE could be thinking of including extras too, should there be the demand for it.
Lastly, some Coliseum Video releases were mentioned by name in the survey such as Roddy Piper’s Greatest Hits and Invasion of the Bodyslammers. A title from WWF Home Video was there also – Undertaker: This Is My Yard, and one from WCW – Japan Supershow II.
Nominations for March Mania have now closed. The DVD titles pictured below, among others, did not receive enough of your votes and as such have now been eliminated!
The first round of voting will start very soon, so stay tuned to the site.
In other news, the price of next month’s “Signature Sounds: Music of WWE” DVD is down to just $6.00 here on Amazon.com. That’s a pre-order bargain!
As of last word the single-disc DVD will be a 1 hour and 12 minute profile of up to 25 tracks and also feature new interviews with composer Jim Johnston. An extra looks to be the Shawn Michaels “Tell Me A Lie” tribute video. More details as we get them.
Another possible bargain is this Triple H: Thy Kingdom Come DVD pictured below.
It’s listed as “THRIPLE H (THY KINDOM COME )” with obvious spelling errors, so it may have less eyes on it than usual. The auction is at $1.45 here on eBay.com and ends today.
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lol @ “old episode of Raw and Smackdown from the 1980s and 1990s”
Are you related to wrestling legend Outback Jack?
G’day mate. No relation. When I first started watching, his promos were one of the big things going at the time. Not the best in the ring. I think he was one of the first things my sister and I really liked despite knowing it wasn’t “good.” So, I have a huge soft spot for him.
I’m so so excited to see how this March Madness polls go. Lol. Little tiny things that get you excited are so fun.
That said, I’m shocked, shocked that MITB 2011, Hulk Still Rules, Cena vs Rock, Dusty Rhodes, 20 Years Too Soon, The Biggest Little Man, That Damn Good, Best of Raw 2011 & Best PPV Matches of 2013 didn’t make the list. I’m pretty sure I voted for every single one of those without even a second of consideration. Lol. It will be really fun to see what does well in the tournament, and to gauge that against my own favorites.
Gordy is on the mid south set. One of the original freebirds in world class
I’m a fan council member and I didn’t get that survey. The last one I got had to do with the Divas. That kind of pisses me off I didn’t get it. Might have to quit the fan council.
I didn’t get this one either actually, but why quit? Probably will get some in the future.
so Terry Gordy I don’t know, but Steve Wiliams I know from especially the Wargames set.
not finished watching it, so Terry Gordy I
The mid south is awesome.picked that up first day.I’m a mark for Dr.death/terry gordy
Got the awa one for the doc. There wrestling bores the shit out of me.
I recommend the relatively new Legends of Mid-South..fabilous 80’s wrestling development region back those days. History learning, seeing Ted DiBiasi Sr. before his Million Dollar Man character.. and Hacksaw Jim Duggan….as HEEL! lol
man, I have also those days where I can not descide what to watch.. lol
do not have neither of the wccw or the awa releases but also some I like to purchase one day. Would love to have the Bluray edition of the Von Erichs non-wwe world clas championship release, but it is only on reigon A US and I think it is out of print and stock.
Nice. Love those anthology sets. Trying to decide what to watch. Thinking about watching the non WWe world class championship DVD. Been awhile but its excellent.
no problems. one gotta ask, if one does not know. 🙂
so, you watching some wrestling while we chat?
I am watching Survivor Series Anthology, vol. 1 Just started with the 1988 event.
Oh OK. Fairly new to this site and wasn’t sure what it meant.
liberate the DVD / Bluray market, I always say.. One region, one code, more sales of official discs with high quality, less piracy.
I live in Europe, thats region 2.. thats also Africa and if I remember right part of Asia.
Then there is USA and Canada, thats Region 1
Region 4 is Australia and some other countries that I dont remember right now, and some other Regions.
Bluray is overall the same region, only it with letters, that means USA for example is region A, Europe is B and so on
So can you explain to me this whole “region” thing you guys have to deal with regarding DVDs?
I read in the link to the Best of 2001 that the match is only about 5-6 minutes joined in progress.. been a while I seen the release: The Game, but I remember it had also segments of that match in it, when he discussed his accident. Maybe you can get to that release, if not able to get the Best of 2001.
Yeah I guess they only show the final 5 minutes. I guess better than nothing. It is on YouTube as well.
nope.. believe it was monday night raw after Judgment Day PPV 2001. The Game then came back to win the Royal Rumble in 2002…and get a “divorce” from Steph…and then form Evolution in late 2002..and then it just went from there.. but 2001, no Invasion particitance from The Cerebal Assassin. lol
Yeah hhh tore his quad in that match. I thought the match was in ’02 or ’03 but I could be wrong.
I actually only miss this one, 2001 viewers choice, but it seems to be able to purchase used, I’ve seen it frequently on amazon uk.
But one very very rare one I like to get..but is impossible, at least so far, is from 2007, a Silvervision only release: Live in Italy 2007. Really angry with myself I never purchased that one, and I can not locate it anywhere on the net. Talk bout rare out of print and out of existence, there you have it.
Good to have these WDN guys here.. 🙂
Love Benoit matches with Kurt Angle especially.. what chemistry.
Is it the match where HHH is damaged..I don’t remember what it is called in English, where he is damaged.. lol
But, I think that match is on the single disc DVD Best of 2001. I do not own it my self, but I believe its on there. It has an orange cover.
Not sure if I am going to pick that up.pretty much have all the matches already.
Clearly benoit was out of his mind and its a huge tragedy,no question,but I will always watch him. Luckily I have alot off DVDs with him prior to the tragedy. I wish they would put the match where him and Jericho won the tag belts from hhh and Austin on DVD. Great great match
I got that RAW with the tag team title change on a DVD-R. That entire episode was really good!
Josh: I agree.. and only reason why I not will own the new Shawn Michaels BR is, that they overlook one of HBK’s best matches ever, VM XX,
Do NOT cherish the sick acts that Benoit did…but, trying to look away or hide what a great wrestler and performer he was; and what he sacrificed on his body and mind for the business, to the BEST for the Business of those days, is fu**ed up that the Business today try to distance from. The Business did NOT make Benoit do his terrible actions.. but to my death I will not believe that they could not have had any kind of suspicions.
So yeah, Benoit DVD is one of my favorites, and so is the WRESTLER and PERFORMER Benoit, and my favorite match or at least 2 of them are the XX and the Backlash rematch. I am curious though to what HBK say on his latest DVD.. I read somewhere that the VM XX match is mentioned briefly in interview segment. Anyone seen it yet?
That benoit DVD is awesome
hope there will be a volume 3 of ECW Unreleased..
Will the Chris Benoit DVD be included as well? I know, stupid question, but still.
Benoit DVD was at least in theon of the first leading voting rounds, but if it made it to next level we will have to see.
Don’t understand why the Superstar Billy Graham DVD never been released in Region 2 countries. And don’t give me that BS that it’s because of the socalled violent Bull rope match with Dusty Rhodes.. I saw it on Youtube and okay, sure.. the quality pict was bad but I really don’t think it was more violent than ECW or Hell in a Cell 1997-2004.
The steamboat DVD is great a DVD and the billy Graham documentary is wonderful
have the 3 Flair collections and also the Steamboat, though haven’t checked The Dragon out yet. got it for free when Silvervision was checking out of business. But sure.. he was very highflying athletic too..
im so shocked that rock vs cena is out I personally liked it It pretty much explained a lot Plus Ive never seen graham story dvd I heard it was okay also I’m little surprised thats eliminated too Also I’m not surprised the best matches of 2013 is eliminated They’re garbage compared to attitude era matches So beyond different changes
Devil: I agreed it explained a lot.. it gave a good window to what Era we are in today.. and I liked the build up.. I did not like the match or the hype it (tried to) be.. especially when they f***ed their own tag line: Once in a Lifetime by having the mathc the year after.
I got the BR for less than 7 Euros, used but in excellent condition, yes thats unbeliveable, but not the most surprising buy I ever done, I tell you. 🙂
But I like the build up with the trash talking.. cos boy, some of them were definitely funny.. for less than 7 Euros at least. 😉
Yeah that’s a solid DVD as well. Any DVD with flair/steamboat is alright with me
Started in 87 right before WM 3. Just a great time. 80s will always be my favorite but the attitude era is right up there
also have (I believe) everything from The war to settle the Score up to Money in the Bank 2012. and all in between.
I wish Silvervision had continued so we could have the rest of Colesseum video library on DVD. Cos.. looking at the Network what it offers from the UK events thats only from the Attitude Era. So I’m gonna keep my DVD collection for sure, don’t know if the likes of Battle at Royal Albert Hall or UK Rampage events are gonna be on the network.
Josh M: do you btw know the dvd collection The Greatest stars of the 80’s – a 3-discs DVD collection.. absolutely superb profile-collection.
Do we want the first round of voting to start, like now!?!
yes! yes! yes! yes!
he he he
1990 was the first year I got to know wrestling.. WrestleMania 6 as a matter of fact.. so its around there too.. I like the 80’s to a certain extend too…but, dammed, the Attitude Era and Ruthless Agression will forever be my favorite. All the way up to pre Benoit tragedy.
Yeah I thought the Bobby’s DVD was wayyyy to skimpy.
I’m a pretty extreme 80s mark.
The greatest WWe DVD is the best of Saturday nights main event
I have it in my top 10, sure.. I must say though, I have a very tough time getting to settle an agreement with Me, Myself and I, which single one release indeed is the Best of the Best of the World.. there are so many different considerations to take in on. A difficult challenged journey WDN guys have for us. 😉
Hasn’t the Shawn Michaels Tell Me A Lie video been on enough dvds… I count 3 off the top of my head.
If Punk really has left…one can understand why, when personal at WWE puts on surveys with complete impossible imaginary options to choose! my god, the stab at that company on all levels seem to fail these years at times and times again,
I completed this survey yesterday. Maybe favorite part was the possibility of “old episodes of Raw and Smackdown from the 1980s and 1990s”. I can’t wait to watch all those old episodes of Raw and Smackdown from the 80s!!
pretty sad WWE doesn’t even know its own history.
Damn, the Rey Biggest Little Man set is out already? That’s probably a top 5 (non documentary) superstar set EVER RELEASED.
There was a funny part in there where they asked how likely you thought it would be to see episodes of Raw and Smackdown from the *80s and 90s*!!! Raw and Smackdown from the 80s? That would be quite the thing to see!!!
Wow.. I’m very surprised that the Money in the Bank 2011 PPV did not make it to the next rounds.. could be that the main match with Punk / Cena of course is present on Punk’s set.. still.. along with Extreme Rules 2012 MITB 2011 are the best PG-ppv’s in my opinion.
Excited for the first round of voting at next step.
cool cathphrase btw.. not that I ever tried getting close with a hand grenade…nor would I hope that I will have to in life.. .lol
I hope they put on old shows of prime time wrestling with gorrilla monsoon and bobby heenan
I’m from Denmark, and will therefor have to wait till next year, but yes, I agree.. Gorilla and the Brain had so phantastic chemistry..
They could just do a show with just all those little skits with Heenan and Monsoon – then Heenan and Mooney.
As I understand it should be avaliable as times goes by. I loved the Bobby the Brain Heenan DVD, but wished it had 3 discs filled with more skits and shows, especially Bobby the Brain Heenan Show was completely overlooked.. I loved those segments.. watched them on Eurosport back in those days when they aired Prime time and Superstars in full length plus the PPV’s. Man those were the days..