CONFIRMED: Will WWE Include The ‘Kickoff Show’ Matches on This Month’s WRESTLEMANIA 33 DVD?

May 2, 2017 by Daniel Bee

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The WrestleMania 33 DVD and Blu-ray will officially release to fans 1 WEEK TODAY!

WWE WrestleMania 33 DVD - Kickoff Show Matches Included?

We previously revealed the content listing WWE has planned for the 3-disc DVD and 2-disc Blu-ray set — it includes the full PPV, the full Hall of Fame 2017 ceremony, but does not feature any of the Kickoff Show matches due to the lengthy event runtimes.

Unfortunately that plan appears to have stuck for the United States as production was already underway at the time of our post.

HOWEVER – we have learned that since then the UK WWE DVD licensee, FremantleMedia, have been working tirelessly to squeeze the extra matches into the UK release next month.

And we’re pleased to report today that it has been a success!

With a complete runtime of 9 hours and 36 minutes, here is the updated and final content listing for the UK’s WrestleMania 33 DVD and Blu-ray, with all 3 pre-show matches now included:



Tinashe Performs “America the Beautiful”

The New Day Welcomes us to the “Ultimate Thrill Ride”!

Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles

United States Championship Match
Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens

Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match for the RAW Women’s Championship
Bayley vs. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Nia Jax

Introducing the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Ladder Match for the RAW Tag Team Championship
Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Cesaro & Sheamus vs. The Hardy Boyz

John Cena & Nikki Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse

Non-Sanctioned Match
Seth Rollins vs. Triple H



Musical Performance featuring Pitbull, LunchMoney Lewis, Stephen Marley, & Flo Rida

WWE Championship Match
Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton

Universal Championship Match
Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar

6-Pack Challenge Match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi vs. Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James vs. Natalya vs. Carmella

The WWE Breaks the Citrus Bowl Attendance Record!

No Holds Barred Match
Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker

Hall of Fame 2017

Meet the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017
– Diamond Dallas Page

Special Features

Cruiserweight Championship Match
Neville vs. Austin Aries
(WrestleMania 33 Kickoff Show)

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
(WrestleMania 33 Kickoff Show)



Hall of Fame 2017

– Rock ‘N’ Roll Express
– “Ravishing” Rick Rude
– Beth Phoenix
– Eric LeGrand
– Teddy Long
– The 2017 WWE Legacy Hall of Fame
– Kurt Angle

Special Features

Intercontinental Championship Match
Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin
(WrestleMania 33 Kickoff Show)



The Miz & Maryse Mock “Total Bellas”
SmackDown Live • March 28, 2017

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WWE WrestleMania 33 Steelbook Blu-ray - Packaging Design

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  1. some guy says:

    The UK is six hours ahead of the US, so it makes sense that they’d have more time to fit on the DVDs.

    • RabidHeat says:

      I see what you were trying to do, I just think it probably sounded funnier in your head.

  2. RabidHeat says:

    Haha, yes!!! The UK hasn’t had this kind of luck since the Tagged Classics. Since we didn’t get the 2-disc versions of Survivor Series and the RUmble, I’m happy about this.

  3. brandon vendetta says:

    I must be missing something cause this makes absolutely zero sence. so the UK gets the preshow matches and america gets the shaft!?? Way to go WWE, piss off more people. This is ridiculous. Don’t care if its on the network. Don’t care if its online. It belongs on the dam DVD cause its part of the event isn’t it??

  4. Ronaldo Rodriguez says:

    The wrestle mania 33 kick of show is on the WWE network !

    • Robin Persaud says:

      Ronald, this is true but what if you want to watch it offline? This is the reason I am still purchasing physical media…don’t always have internet access (ex: when on a plane, subway, etc)

    • RabidHeat says:

      Ricardo, tons of content is on the network. That’s not the point. This page is to talk about DVD content. You could always say “it’s on the network”, but not all of us have or even want the network. Some of us have money that needs to be directed elsewhere (kids, house, etc.) and we don’t want a 9.99 direct debit payment going out every month for streaming wrestling.

      • brandon vendetta says:

        I agree with you 100% RabidHeat. finally somebody else thats on the same page as myself. Alot of people on this page just don’t realize that not everybody has the network!!

        • RabidHeat says:

          Thanks. Not sure why I called him Ricardo, probably a Freudian slip when I saw his surname! Haha, Ronaldo I meant.

  5. Patrick J McNamara says:

    That is bull. But still getting it. I have a feeling they will release a set on Dean Ambrose and include the Intercontinental championship match. If they release a history of the CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP from WCW onto WWE in 2007,then the recent resurgence then the match between NEVILLE.VS.AUSTIN ARIES will be included as well. I really could go without the Andre The Giant memorial battle royal.

  6. whutwhut says:

    huge kudos to Fremantle for trying to create the best possible release!

  7. Justin F says:


  8. Robin Persaud says:

    Don’t know about you, but I have been purchasing the event on DVD (or blu, when available) then downloading the kickoff show and burning it to disc (blu if I have it, otherwise DVD).

    Sucks that we have to do this.

  9. Robin Persaud says:

    Hello all – the WrestleMania 33 Kickoff show is available on YouTube at

  10. LP1 says:

    It’s either total incompetence or just pure laziness on the part of whoever is in charge of putting together the US releases for WWE. Fremantle goes out of there way to make sure the pre-show matches can fit, because it’s the right thing to do, while their US counterpart couldn’t even be bothered to try. Looks like I’m importing the UK release.

    • David says:

      Yeah, its pretty odd they wouldn’t include in the US but Freemantle does whatever it takes to get it done.

      I would have thought Warner Home Video would be a great partner with WWE but looks like they are the same as all the others WWE have had in the past.

      There really is no reason why Blu-rays and content should be exclusive to other countries. That is just stupid. Wrestlemania Monday got cancelled in the US, even with the artwork out and Amazon/Best Buy and others taking pre-orders even til release date and WWE cancelled it but the UK still get it.

      • foley is good says:

        Yeah it is weird. For me I pre-ordered DDP’s bluray on Amazon in Canada and I still haven’t got it. They sent an email about it being on back order. I don’t know if I should blame Amazon or Warner Brothers for distribution. I would order it somewhere else but the prices aren’t as good.

    • IHateKickoffs says:

      *their way

    • Foley Is Good says:

      Warner Bros distributes WWE in North America now.

  11. Paul says:

    Fantastic news that we’ll get the Kick Off matches after all – the event isn’t complete without them

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