The next WWE DVD and Blu-ray release on the schedule this month is The Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden, which hits stores in just over one week’s time.
We can reveal that hosting the MSG DVD is former WWE employee Matt Striker. His segments, filmed inside The Garden, are shown at the beginning of each disc and at the end of the presentation. Of course, the production of the set was completed prior to Striker’s release in June.
The September 2013 edition of WWE Magazine is promoting the MSG DVD with the tagline “Where it all began”. Thanks to Cesar Albino for the photo shown below.
You can get yours on DVD for $20.96 by clicking here or on Blu-ray for $24.96 here.
Tonight’s SummerSlam 2013 PPV will be released on DVD and Blu-ray formats September 17th. The Blu-ray edition is not scheduled to be a store exclusive and both versions can already be pre-ordered now here on Amazon.com.
There looks to be a SummerSlam DVD ‘sampler’ available now at Toys R Us. It’s found in a promotion they are running with Buy 1, Get 1 40% off all WWE toys. When spending $30+ you get the DVD sampler for free, which reportedly contains the following 3 matches.
Macho Man vs. Ultimate Warrior – SummerSlam 1992
The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar – SummerSlam 2002
John Cena vs. Randy Orton – SummerSlam 2007
Between matches on the Mid-South DVD there are lengthy, almost documentary-like pieces containing flashbacks and highlight packages along with interviews from wrestling personalities involved with the territory. The following is a confirmed list of interviewees.
– Bill Watts
– “Bullet” Bob Armstrong
– Buddy Roberts (archive)
– Dusty Rhodes
– Jake “The Snake” Roberts
– Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart
– Jim Cornette (archive)
– Jim Crockett Jr.
– “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan
– Jim Ross
– Magnum TA
– Michael Hayes
– Paul Orndorff (archive)
– Ric Flair
– Road Warrior Animal
– Shawn Michaels
– “Dr. Death” Steve Williams (archive)
– Ted DiBiase
– Terry Taylor
Panic over regarding the Money in the Bank 2013 Blu-ray. We’ve heard that initial orders for it here at BestBuy.com have now shipped and that copies of the Blu-ray are now being found in store too. It remains unclear why Walmart stocked it online upon release.
Problems aside, this is officially a Best Buy exclusive and will be until November 12th when it gets a wider release. Amid the recent confusion several copies of the Blu-ray sold for upward of $30 and $40 each. You can view those auctions here on eBay.com.
No Holds Barred is now confirmed for release on Blu-ray to the UK and Europe.
Along with the DVD version, that will be released by WWEDVD.co.uk in October. We’ve not heard of any plans to release the movie on Blu-ray format in North America.
Here are some rare WWF/WWE DVDs to look out for. They are all ending on eBay today.
• Attitude Collection: Austin vs. McMahon
• Attitude Collection: Unforgiven 1998
• Attitude Collection: Undertaker The Phenom
• WrestleMania 16
• Survivor Series 2001
• King of the Ring 2001
• Lot of 14 WWF DVDs
• Edge Ultimate Fan Edition Box set
• WrestleMania Anthology Box set
Now that Striker is doing The MSG DVD, I am not buying it. He irks me
Striker was too educated for his own good in terms of the fans of today and their interest in wwe historical value & history makers. This is a shame because he owns a talent for the business’s history many do not possess. Pick him, TNA!
That is a stupid reason for not buying it just because Striker irks you
Also, Striker is only heard from in the DVD briefly at the start of each disc and the very end of it all. The bulk is the matches and the interviews with stars in between them. Striker’s just introducing things then concluding.
The “next chapter” button is broken on my remote, too.
I can already tell that the Mid South set is going to be fun to watch.