EXCLUSIVE: Updated Cover Art for WWE ‘Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection’ DVD – New Pack Shots

May 24, 2017 by Daniel Bee

WWE - Updated Kurt Angle DVD Cover, RAW GM Gold Medal!

You can now grab WWE’s first-ever Kurt Angle DVD – “Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection” – for only $16.49 here on Amazon.com. Pre-order now and you’re guaranteed that special price even if it goes up before the release this summer. Oh, it’s true… it’s true!

The Olympic-sized price drop comes on a day Kurt’s 3-disc DVD set also goes live on Amazon UK.

And here at WrestlingDVDNetwork.com we’ve just received updated artwork for the title which you can get a first look at right now — can you see what’s changed?

WWE 'Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection' DVD - New Cover Artwork

Compare it with the original cover planned for the Kurt Angle DVD and you’ll see that in the new version WWE has given the RAW General Manager a “GM”-branded gold medal!

“Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection” will compile Angle’s greatest matches and moments of his WWE career. In between those will be a new-for-Home Video interview with the the man himself.

Below is the official synopsis and an exclusive, full pack shot of the DVD as you’ll find it in stores.

Now that’s been finalized, expect the content listing to be revealed imminently.


“Kurt Angle The Essential Collection”


Kurt Angle has had some of the most epic matchups in WWE history. Now for the first time ever, you can watch them all with Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection.

Relive all of his rivalries with Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, John Cena, Edge, Shawn Michaels, Triple H and more in this complete collection.

WWE 'Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection' DVD - Final Box Art

Grab a copy of WWE’s “Kurt Angle The Essential Collection” DVD on…

UK/Europe: July 31st. Pre-order the Kurt Angle DVD right now here on Amazon.co.uk.

United States: August 1st. Pre-order the Kurt Angle DVD right now here on Amazon.com.

Australia: TBA. Look out for announcements on the Kurt Angle DVD at Madman.com.au.

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  1. Timothy Thorpe says:

    As far as blu rays vs dvds goes, I prefer blu rays, but I can watch dvds too. It doesn’t matter to me. Maybe next week is Kurt Angle Week?

  2. Foley Is Good says:

    Probably a lot of repeats but that is to be expected. Wait to see the match listings.

  3. Unpretentious Wrestling Fan says:

    Blu Ray obviously sucks, why do you girls keep complaining about it. If Blu Ray was as great as ya’ll pretend it to be, than it would easily trump any DVD release but…NEWSFLASH, it hasn’t & never will. It’s painfully obvious how awful Blu Ray is, the simple fact that they offer extra content, Yet & still people want nothing to do with it. That should be an extremely huge red flag. Only a small select few actually “like” Blu Ray.
    ‘ve never met anybody in “real life” that is a fan of Blu Ray, only weirdos on the internet think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. Blu Ray fans are so F@@@rious!

  4. IHateBluRay says:

    Yes!! DVD only!!

  5. Ryan says:

    Very disappointed that this is a DVD only. Not sure I will even be getting it unless the match listing blows me away. I hate DVD.

  6. Vintage Simon says:

    Lots of people speculating on the listing, but you only have to see the trailer to get an indication of what to expect.

    The Rock (No Mercy 2000), Shane McMahon (KOTR 2001), Steve Austin (Unforgiven 2001), John Cena (Smackdown 2002), Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania 21) and several others are shown in the trailer. There’s also clips of Brock Lesnar and Eddie Guerrero but it doesn’t reveal which specific matches.

    I’m sure there were a few others shown, but these are the ones I recall from the top of my head.

  7. Johnno says:

    It’s not a complete collect without any matches featuring his biggest rival, Chris Benoit!

    • RabidHeat says:

      I fully agree, but I also understand the reasons for not including them. It’s just a shame.

      • Eric says:

        If you want to watch his matches against Beniot, you will have to watch them on the network. WWE will never do anything to draw attention to him again and I completely understand what. For my money, they have to include his matches against the Undertaker. He has said that the Undertaker was one of his favorite opponents in WWE.

        • Johnno says:

          No thanks, I prefer DVDs over the Network.

          Besides if it weren’t for Benoit, the wwe wouldn’t have updated their wellness policy or take head injuries a lot more seriously. I don’t see a problem adding Benoit matches onto DVDs as long it’s not the matches he wins.

          • whutwhut says:

            “I don’t see a problem adding Benoit matches”

            that’s the point though, obviously the people in charge (and also a lot of consumers, myself included) beg to differ.

        • brandon vendetta says:

          Can somebody please explain why you can see Benoit matches on the network but not on DVD?? I thought that they erased this guy from history as if he never existed but you can still see his matches on the network?? I don’t have the network so I didn’t know you can see his matches on there. What am I missing here?? I thought being erased from history meant being erased from history. So he don’t exist on DVD or blueray but it don’t apply to the network and its all there?? Please somebody explain this to me because it makes absolutely zero sence.

          • LP1 says:

            He’s not erased from history. Never was. The decision was made after the murders to not include him in any home video releases unless it’s absolutely necessary. You’ll only see his matches on home video if they’re part of complete shows, like PPV box sets, or if they’re part of a specific match theme, like anthology sets. It was the same way on the old WWE 24/7 On Demand service and it’s the same way now.

            His matches are only seen on the Network as part of full PPV events and TV shows, to keep the shows complete. You won’t see his matches on Best Of’s or compilation sets or documentaries or anything like that. For the same reason that he’s not included on Best Of’s and compilations and documentaries on home video, because they do not want to make money off of including him in new projects. If you go on the Network you can’t even search for him because his matches are blocked in the search engine. You can only see his matches by going directly to specific PPVs, Raws, Nitros, etc.

            So they’re not erasing him from history, they’re just not gonna go out of their way to include him in new projects where it’s unnecessary.

            • brandon vendetta says:

              So do they still say his name in the network events that he is in?? For instance hes on the money in the bank anthology in a match and he’s on a match on the raw 20 DVD but they never say his name or say anything in reference to what he’s doing in the ring they just block out the commentary in reference to him. So is that what they do on the network too?

              • Mark Markson says:

                There are no chapter markers for his matches on the WWE Network. It’s an okay way of doing it. Better than removing his matches completely. Watching Wrestlemania XX, and having the show end before the main event would be weird.

              • LP1 says:

                Yes there is no editing at all to his matches.

                • brandon vendetta says:

                  That makes no sense at all but ok. I believe if they are going to do that then everything should get the same treatment. If that’s how it is on DVDs and bluerays then it should be like that on the network too. Making it OK on the network is ridiculous. What does it prove other than nothing at all? So its OK here but not there. What a joke. Anyway thanks for clarifying that LP1. Guess I have one more reason why I need to get the network now.

                  • LP1 says:

                    It actually is the same treatment if you think about it. His matches on the Network are only included on complete PPVs/TV shows, just like home video releases. His matches are not included on any Best Ofs or compilation sets on the Network, just like on home video. The only difference is the Network includes every episode of Raw and Nitro whereas home video doesn’t.

                    • brandon vendetta says:

                      But on my dvds that I mentioned above that he’s on (and hes only in a few)they don’t say his name and make no mention of him at all so if there are no edits on the network then in actuality its not the same treatment.you said that they say his name and make mention of him on the network in those pay per views. They dont on dvd thats different treatment in my book.

                    • LP1 says:

                      It’s possible those DVDs were released before the launch of the Network. Perhaps they decided to no longer edit out mentions of his name once the Network launched. Have there been any DVD edits of him since the Network started in 2014?

                    • brandon vendetta says:

                      The raw 20 came out in 2013 and the money in the bank anthology also came out in 2013 so yes they came out before the network. I have over 130 DVD wrestling sets and those are the only 2 matches of him on any of them released after the murders.the few exceptions being the ladder match volume 1 and Bret harts best there is was and ever will be sets which Benoit appears on but there are no edits since they were released before the murders. To my knowledge Benoit hasn’t appeared on anything other than the few I mentioned so I guess the answer is no as far as edits go since the network came out in 2014 unless there is something I missed or don’t know about.

            • David says:

              Actually I had WWE 24/7 since its inception til they ceased in late-2013 and every PPV they uploaded after the murders Benoit specific matches were removed. For example when they had Summerslam 2005 on demand they skipped over Benoit vs. Orlando Jordan and went straight to Matt Hardy vs. Edge.

              Even any segments or promos involving him were gone.

              Same deal when they uploaded Nitro and RAW…all Benoit mentions and matches were removed. Or if he was part of a segment with other stars, the camera would zoom out and not show his face and use different camera angles. I remember once 1999 RAW was over they didn’t upload any RAW from 2000 on wards as it started to get Benoit heavy. They also stopped uploading Nitro sometime after mid-1998.

              On the Network with the Eddie Guerrero RAW tribute any close up shots of Benoit were replaced with crowd shots or other superstars. He was not shown at all during the opening and his comments were also gone. The match with HHH from SD is still there however.

              • LP1 says:

                Now that you mentioned it, I do remember 24/7 making those edits. That is correct. But on the Network there are no edits at all to the Raw Eddie Guerrero tribute show, as far as Benoit goes. He’s not removed at all. You see him crying on stage with the other wrestlers and his video speech is there as well.

    • Ricardo Aguilera says:

      True it’s a shame cus he’s matches with benoit were incredible and must watch

    • The Midnight Jobber says:

      No chance in hell. You will have to settle for his second biggest
      rival: Paul Roma!

  8. Ronaldo Rodriguez says:

    I hope we get his triple threat match from vengeance 2003 and his 60 minute iron man match from smack down 2003 !

    • Craig says:

      they’re both on the first Brock Lesnar bluray but the triple threat would be a worthy addition to this set. I’d rather see the 30 min Ironman match he had with Shawn Michaels over the one with Brock,

  9. some guy says:

    I’m hoping they include his gold medal match against a young Brock Lesnar. As far as I know it’s never been released.

  10. Cherie Smith says:

    Hopefully the match with Shawn will be the Wrestlemania 21 match or possibly the Triple Threat from Taboo Tuesday 05 involving John Cena concerning Triple H I’m expecting the Title match from Royal Rumble 01 aside from those I will wait and hopefully be pleasantly surprised

    • whutwhut says:

      I’m pretty much 100% certain the Mania match against Michaels will be on there. it’s supposed to be his “essentials” and that is regarded by many as his best match ever.

    • Craig says:

      I’m hoping the 30 minute iron man match will be on there.

  11. yeahitsme says:

    Why is WWE cheaping out on this? DVD only, lower price…it’s Kurt Angle! He’s *never* had a DVD EVER. This is a big deal.

    • RabidHeat says:

      Erm, because every single match on here will be pre-HD era and originally recorded on tape, so there’s no benefit to a Blu-Ray?

      • LP1 says:

        But there is a benefit to blu-ray. You can put plenty of more matches on there.

        • Phillipe says:

          More matches would just be from pre-HD era. why put it on Bluray when dvd can have bonus matches.

          • LP1 says:

            Because blu-rays hold more room than DVD’s. A DVD can only hold about 3 hours per disc. Blu-rays can hold up to 5 hours per disc.

            • Phillipe says:

              So? None of Angles matches were HD anyway so it’s better to remain on DVD.

              • LP1 says:

                So you’d rather have less matches instead of more matches. Ok.

                • Phillipe says:

                  I’d be happy with 20 matches or more. It’s happened on DVD and it will happen with this set.

                  It’s true, it’s damn true!

                  • LP1 says:

                    So you’d rather have a DVD set with about 20 matches instead of a BD set that could hold possibly 25 or more matches?

                    • Phillipe says:

                      Yes because if you’re smart, bluray exclusive matches nowadays have sucked since 2014. wwe only adds pointless “exclusives matches” but people like you will still like it because it’s on “bluray” whereas for those who don’t like pointless matches will simply purchase the dvd and save ourselves a few extra bucks.

                    • whutwhut says:

                      personally I don’t but blurays as much for the additional content as I do for them being in hd.

                      to me footage from 2008 onwards (when they switch to hd programming) doesn’t look very good in upscaled dvd resolution.

                    • Phillipe says:

                      Well then the DDP and Kurt Angle sets will suit you just fine then because since their work was pre-2008 🙂

                    • RabidHeat says:

                      I don’t think there’s enough space left on the right hand side of the screen for this conversation to continue, lol.

                    • LP1 says:

                      “for those who don’t like pointless matches will simply purchase the dvd and save ourselves a few extra bucks.” And that’s really what it comes down to. The same reason why high-end advertisers don’t like wrestling. Wrestling gets the lowest ad-rates on television because wrestling fans, for better or worse, are known to be notoriously cheap. Sad but true.

                    • RabidHeat says:

                      But you’re ignoring the point already made, that WWE don’t take advantage of filling up all the space anyway.

                    • LP1 says:

                      Even when they don’t use up all of the space, blu-rays still get more matches.

                    • Phillipe says:

                      So u like wwe not using all their disc space, pointless matches and the fact they charge more? Thanks for proving my point that dvds are better.

                    • LP1 says:

                      Blu-rays use more of their disc space than DVDs do. That’s my point. Also the blu-ray exclusive matches are no more or less pointless than any of the other matches.

                    • LP1 says:

                      Also nowhere did I say I like that WWE doesnt fill their DVD and BD disc space to capacity. You made that assumption. What I said was even when they don’t fill up the disc capacity on releases, they always give more to BD releases because it can hold more space in general. So yes, BDs are better for many many reasons. Better picture quality(watching in HD as the HD shows are meant to be seen), better audio quality, more gigabytes to hold more space (up to 2 hours longer), the discs themselves are also manufactured better where they wont scratch as easily(an extra protective coating) and are more durable(wont snap as easily). Another plus is the cases are thinner so you can get more room on your shelves(which is very important to a lot of people. Fitting 50 BDs on a shelf is more convenient and practical than only being able to fit 35 DVDs on that same shelf. The only positive to DVDs are they’re cheaper in price because they’re cheaper to make. Thus why they scratch pretty easily.

                    • Phillipe says:

                      Now you’re just going off topic and just throwing in silly things. Thanks again for proving to me that dvds are better.

                    • LP1 says:

                      Now you’re just being a troll. I provided many “relevant” reasons why I feel BDs are better and you come back with name calling. Good day sir.

                    • Phillipe says:

                      I don’t care about shelf space or scratches on discs. Is that all you’ve got when u got nothing relevant to add? You’re pathetic.

                    • RabidHeat says:

                      If you get scratches on your discs that’s your own fault for not treating them with care.

                    • Thomas says:

                      Know your role and shut your mouths LP1 & RabidHeat

            • whutwhut says:

              although to be fair, the sad fact is that the WWE has hardly ever taken advantage of the additional space anyway.

              since they started releasing blurays they pretty much cut the dvd releases short instead of expanding the content for blurays.

              (for example, the first “Best of Nitro” dvd ran almost 9 hours, the other volumes however have a runtime of about 7 hours on dvd)

    • Lyle says:

      Wrong. Kurt has a dvd title “Kurt Angle: Champion” that was produced by TNA.

  12. whutwhut says:

    I assume considering it’s a dvd-only release this will probably have a runtime between 8 and 8 1/2 hours. so I hope that despite the title they still use some of the space for matches that haven’t been released countless times before.

    (although obviously the vast majority of selection should be the obligatory classics like Angle vs. Michaels)

    • Donny says:

      I’d also like to see his steel cage match from Raw in ’01 and the wwe championship match at Royal Rumble ’03 with a certain someone. I believe those two matches to be “essential” to a first-ever WWE Kurt Angle DVD set.

      • Mark Markson says:

        That match from Royal Rumble 2003, is my favourite Kurt Angle match. But it will not be included because of Benoit. Glad I have the 2003 Royal Rumble on DVD. 🙂

      • whutwhut says:

        those are definitely not going to be a part of this.

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