As we’ve been reporting lately, the Raw 20th Anniversary DVD and Blu-ray box set looks to have been given the go ahead. The working title right now is “Raw 20th Anniversary Collection” and the release date is slated to be December 3rd, 2013.
The project was long speculated to be more than WWE’s norm three disc DVD or two disc Blu-ray compilations seen throughout a given year, and last week in Daniel’s Diary we revealed an unconfirmed rumor that the box set is planned to be comprised of more than 4 discs and even contain “multiple episodes of Monday Night Raw”.
It’s Monday night and Raw is about to go on the air, so what better time to update you with a follow up to that rumor? While still unconfirmed at this point, we’ve heard that the collection will take on a “Greatest Episodes” theme and feature up to 20 episodes of the show.
Even better, we hear that the Raw episodes chosen will be shown in full and unedited. By our calculations, that could end up being at least a ten disc DVD set! Once again, this is unconfirmed information but this is the news we’re hearing today. More soon.
Update: The Raw DVD/BD box set can now be pre-ordered from Amazon.com.
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I’d like to see the 15th Anniversary, the Homecoming and the 20th Anniversary!
12/15/07? (15th Anniversary)
And dates I don’t remember:
Edge/Matt Hardy street fight
Flair/Vince for control of WWE
Formation of Evolution
DX invades Nitro
Raw Roulette 2003
Battle Royal for Intercontinental Championship (late 93-ish)
I would like to see the full 15th anniversary episode from December 2007 included. From what i can remember it was an awesome Raw.
To the retards who think the Benoit show will be on here: WHY WOULD THEY PUT A SHOW CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF A GUY WHO MURDERED THEIR FAMILY ON THIS DVD? Do you people even think?
Dude, you need to calm yourself down. Those people are NOT and The Man of Steel Means they are NOT retards, they just want that episode.
If you think they would actually release that episode on DVD, you’re retarded. I don’t care what anyone says. The company themselves APOLOGIZED FOR THE EPISODE and have ignored ever doing it. Do you REALLY think they’re going to put the episode celebrating the life of a murderer on DVD? If you answer yes, you’re a retard.
There are other ways of getting that episode…people need to get a clue that WWE will not commercially release it, and why should they?! they actually apologized for airing it in the first place.
I’m a Benoit fan but I don’t know why anyone actually expects that episode. I just want some shows where he appeared as just another character. Meaning any of many shows from 2000-2001 and 2004-2005.
And whatever else from 2000.
That anniversary set is going to cost $50, isn’t it? No way it’ll be less than $30 given the production costs associated with making it.
Man, I thought it was the rest of the “best of” RAW seasons.
WWE has a recent reputation of recycling matches on multiple DVDs. Just bought the Best of MSG 3 disc today, and you’ve got the Falls Count Anywhere match with Cactus Jack and Helmsley (also on the Falls Count Anywhere DVD) and just a bunch of other recycled gems. Wouldn’t mind seeing some mid-card matches from RAW and to be honest, the opening segments of RAW between 98-01 were priceless. Hope to see a lot of opening segments on this DVD…
Raw 20th Anniversary Show- Especially The Rock’s Segment.
I hope they include these episodes……….
RAW is Owen
Stone Cold vs. Ric Flair
Eddie Guerrero Tribute Show
CM Punk’s Epic Pipe Bomb
McMahon vs. Flair II- Winner Gets Full Control of WWE
Raw After WrestleMania 29
Johnny Ace’s Job Evaluation
Raw After Montreal Screwjob
WWE Buys WCW
Raw After WrestleMania X-Seven
Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler- Jericho’s Contract Gets Terminated
Raw After WrestleMania 28
Raw is Trump
Mankind Wins the WWE Championship- A MUST HAVE!!!!
Nexus Invasion in June 2010
Stone Cold Walks Out
Raw After SummerSlam 2002
If WWE Includes This, Put This as an Easter Egg……
Chris Benoit Tribute Show
That’s moments stupid. Have you even seen the full episodes with those great moments? I remember the Punk pipebomb episode being AWFUL before Punk cut the pipebomb.
Those are classics my dude.
Correct. The pipebomb saved an otherwise terrible Raw. Great moment, yes, but not a great episode by any means.
Anyone who thinks theres any chance of the benoit tribute being included is nothing short of retarded. I wouldnt even.be shocked if the WWE has destroyed the mastertape of that show.
Haha no. WWE don’t destroy anything in their vault, but it’s safe to say that the Benoit show is buried deep among the tapes, furthest down.
Plus it would be a mistake at the unlikeliest of events should a reinvestigation claim Benoit as innocent. Also maybe inside the company, there are people who still respect Benoit as a friend and coworker, so therefore they watch the tape for themselves somewhere.
But either way, I wouldn’t want a spot wasted on this show. Would much rather they put other ones with Benoit matches that are unavailable in high quality, such as Raw after SummerSlam 2004 when Orton beat him in a rematch and turned face after Evolution attacked him.
Oh that would be great, especially with full episodes from 1997 – 2000. 😀
Shawn’s jumping jacks, DX searching for the Undertaker, bazookas, fireballs, handcuffs, Mankind trying to burn Taker, lots of DX stuff with bare butts and making fun of the titan tower. And the blown up DX Express. And Austin run over. And Cactus Jack’s great promo videos with Triple H.
It must have been Raw where WWE showed their video with Triple H screaming “When I get that sick, when I get that twisted, I will love every second of it. Let the game begin!”
I would love to have that promo, it’s not on the tagged classics.
And Cactus’ promo 2004 when he just gave his mean sadistic smile to send Randy a message.
Foley is so underrated, I love this guy!
I would like to see the Eddie Tribute show to be on there. Personally that is one of my favorite Raw episodes.
Ooh, I thought of one. 10/12/98 one night tournament for the Intercontinental Title.
If the following episodes of Raw are included, I really don’t care what other episodes the set has:
1/18/93 – The first episode has already been released. This is the second episode ever and the first one to feature what Raw became known for – great matches, interviews and stories.
10/30/00- Rock vs. Jericho, Angle vs. HHH, Austin vs. Rikishi in a cage
3/26/01- The split feed show with Monday Nitro.
7/9/01- ECW takes the WWF to the extreme as they debut and form the Alliance with WCW.
11/12/01 – An awesome show filled with main event caliber matches highlighted by a last segment Austin/Rock confrontation that was built up throughout the show as potentially their last ever fight. Instead, they did a hilarious duet.
11/19/01 – The Alliance versus the WWF is over. This was the beginning of a new era.
6/3/02- This features Steve Austin’s last match as an active competitor as he goes against Ric Flair in an unreleased classic.
6/10/02 – Mr. McMahon wins back full control of the WWE and begins a new era.
9/2/02- For the first time ever, the WWE Undisputed title becomes splintered as Triple H is awarded the WWE World championship.
1/20/03- WWE goes in a new direction with the debut of Evolution.
Hopefully it won’t have the first episode, Raw 1000 or the Guerrero tribute, since these have been released in the past. The set should include never-before-released, in their entirety episodes of Raw. I hope that they include:
Raw is Owen (May 24, 1999; highest-rated episode in Raw history )
Raw is War (March 26, 2001; The final night of the Monday Night Wars)
Raw Homecoming (October 3, 2005; Released on DVD but a wider release would be nice)
Chris Benoit tribute (June 25, 2007; Won’t happen, but one can wish can’t he?)
Raw 15th Anniversary (December 10, 2007)
King of the Ring (April 21, 2008; first non-PPV king of the ring crowned)
Trump Raw (June 22, 2009)
20th Anniversary Special (January 14, 2013)
This is what a Monday Night Raw fan like me wants on this “10 disc” set.
The first RAW was only included as Walmart Exclusive bonus disc with Best of RAW 15h Anniversary 6 years ago and has been long OOP. Its pretty much a given they will include the first ever.
The very first episode is probably a definite. Also the May 17, 1993 episode where the 123 Kid got the upset win over Razor Ramon and Marty Jannetty won the IC Title from Shawn is also one of the early classic episodes. As for the attitude era, the night after Mania 14(March 30, 1998) was great from top to bottom. The formation of the new DX, the presentation to Austin of the new WWF Title belt, the very first Val Venis vignette, the Outlaws winning the Tag Team Titles against Cactus & Chainsaw in a Cage. As for later years they’ll probably throw in the 15th Anniversary episode as well as the Raw 1000 episode. A good addition would also be the night of the very first Draft from March 25, 2002 where they split Raw and SmackDown for the first time. There really is so many to choose from out of 1,000+ episode that we could be here all day. But the ones I mentioned are the immediate ones that come to mind as far as classic episodes.
I would like the one when ECW invaded Feb 24, 1997 from the Manhattan Center and also when they joined with WCW, forming the Alliance from July 9, 2001.
The first RAW IS WAR with they switched from the R A W set to the titantron would also be a nice addition.
The Raw after the Montreal Screwjob, AKA the “Bret screwed Bret” Raw should be included to showcase the somewhat ushering in of the Attitude era.
Another episode in the vein of the Attitude era would be the night Mick Foley won his first WWF championship.
The “Pillman’s got a gun” episode may also make it on here as well.
And I am positive a Stone Cold focused Raw (circa 1998) will be included too.
How ’bout the DX invasion, or even the “This is Your Life” Raw?
The Raw after WM 29 was pretty good too.
I have a feeling the DVD will be something along the lines of “Top 20 episodes of RAW”.
That night after WM14 show is when you knew the new “Attitude” approach was going to take off.
I wonder if they’ll show the Owen Hart, Chris Benoit or Eddie Guerrero Raw Tribute Shows in their full? 😉
how much crack did you smoke to get to the point where you think the benoit tribute could and should be included?
The same amount the people who released Benoit’s matches from the Elimination Chamber, Money in the Bank and War Games matches!
Big difference between releasing matches Benoit was in and lost, and releasing an episode of Raw celebrating Benoit’s life and accomplishments, which Vince apologized for the next night on ECW.
I hope they put it as an easter egg so nobody can find it until they buy it.
Christ, 20 episodes? I only hope that doesnt make the set too price if it has to be a 10 discer or something.
September 22 1997
The first Raw/Smackdown Draft
March 30 1998
The Raw/Nitro Simulcast
The first Raw
The new Raw Is War
The biggest Raw ever @ the Skydome
Raw after WM 28
Raw after WM 29
Bret Harts return to Raw
Ric Flair retirement
Thursday Raw Thursday
September 22, 1997 would be a good choice. Vince gets stunned for the first time, Cactus Jack vs HHH in a street fight, and Bret Hart vs Goldust in the main event in MSG. Any shows the night after Wrestlemania would also be good. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some shows from the early days of Raw because they are only one hour. With proper editing they could be 40 minutes or 1 hour 40 minutes for the 2 hour shows. I can’t imagine WWE doing 10 discs. Not many people would spend that much money.
I’d like to see the Ric Flair’s Farewell Tribute and the entire episode of RAW (the night after WrestleMania 24) in its whole.
Wowww… That would be awesome.. but Heyyy if they choose like 10 episodes out of 1000+.. There’s gonna be a lot of bullsh*t IMO.. which I mean I don’t think nobody’s gonna be happy with this.. like you take a 1997 full episode and put it with a 2008 show.. as a fan like me.. I personnaly hate WWE past 2004 there’s gonna be a lot of haters you know.. but heyy will see as the week goes on, but can wait for news about this set!!!
Looks good…i’m guessing Benoit matches and segments will be removed if they include 2000-2001 shows. The 1993-1999 shows will likely be the same versions as the ones airing on Classics on Demand.
Well no suprise . If the Full 1st Raw Episode will make the Cut . My personal favorite episode Which i hope makes it is the July 22nd episode back in 2002 , Awesome Night 😀
It would be interesting to see if any episodes that are chosen have Chris Benoit featured.
Funny if they gave the go ahead to feature the entire Chris Benoit Tribute Show.
Can’t wait for the RAW set hopefully they do have full episodes and make it TV-14 because they have been showing unedited WWF footage so they could have a lot more stuff to add to the DVD/Blu-Ray.
WWE have been releasing DVDs with the TV-14 rating since 2008 so that won’t matter.
I’d like the March 17, 1998 edition to hopefully make it. I loved the catfight between Sable and Luna that night and the aftermath that followed.
I hope the episode where ECW invaded and LOD returned is one of them… That one was great 😀
i have the biggest smile right now, i can not wait for this set to be released.
Sweet Bring it on
I don’t think this is necessary at all. I don’t think anyone can say there are full 100% entire episodes that they enjoyed and would like to see be released. Their best option is do what they did with the 15th anniversary and do more of that kind of stuff again, and just release full seasons of the show on iTunes.
ummm do you not see the other comments on here? there have been plenty of raw episodes that were great from start to finish and clearly a lot of people are excited about this set.