WWF Attitude Era DVD In Production Now At WWE Says Mick Foley

February 18, 2012 by Daniel Bee

Just a few hours ago the “Hardcore Legend” Mick Foley made reference on Twitter (@realMickFoley) to what looks to be a Attitude Era DVD in the works at WWE right now.

In a conversation with Steve Austin on there reminiscing about old times in the business, Foley revealed he was in Stamford yesterday with WWE specifically for this purpose.

Steve Austin: @realMickFoley is one of the toughest S.O.B.’s I ever met. Period.

Mick Foley: Thanks @steveaustinBSR – I was just in Milwaukee last week, telling the story about Stone Cold throwing my front teeth into the crowd.

Steve Austin: @realMickFoley That wasn’t a rib, Mick…I only did it to give the people there moneys worth…you’d a done the same with my teeth…#pimpin

Mick Foley: Those were good times, kid. I was just in Stamford, CT today, shooting the Attitude DVD, saying @steveaustinBSR was THE man in that era!

Not much to go off, yet sounds very promising at the same time. If it’s the Attitude Era DVD that we think it is, then Mick was probably at WWE Headquarters to either provide interview footage for a documentary, or perhaps shooting segments as the host of the feature.

One way they could do it is a “Best of The Attitude Era” set, a compilation of 1997-2001 footage, with Mick Foley as the host. Just a guess right now, but we’ll give details when we have them.

Of course, there might be some concerns about releasing such a DVD in this “PG” orientated era of the WWE. Back in 2010 we had a chance to speak with them about this very topic and the impression given off was that in the current environment, WWE would find it tricky to approach releasing a single set that has this focus of ‘risqué’, adult centered or violent content.

Mark on the WWEDVDNews team recently created the concept cover art below as part of his “fantasy” feature. It’s based on what he feels a possible Attitude Era themed WWE DVD should look like, and the name given to it was WWE Attitude: Uncut and Uncensored.

This news excites us, but what about you? Sound off in the comments below!


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  1. carlswan says:

    I would love own a part of wwf history namely the attitude era the wwe is to bland and repetitive it doesnt grab you like the old days lol 10 yrs ago the excitementvof the 90s on dvd would be amazing me personally i hope it happens and they release the dvd to relive good feeling from the best era and the best wwf/wwe was and never will be again

  2. Travis Lovan says:

    all the episode and pay-per-views i want to see them 😀 again

  3. Anan says:

    A best Of would be hard to do. Real hard. And they’re always opinionated so people will say well this should have been here too.

    And it would be hard because there’s been some great matches and segments.

    If they’re gonna do a Best Of, I say at least let the fans submit suggestions and go from there.

    Personally, I think 1998 was a great year. I doubt they will give that year it’s own set though lol.

  4. djh1991 says:

    And of course the pay per views such as:

    Judgment Day
    King of the Ring
    Fully Loaded
    No Mercy
    no way out

    then the big four pay per views:

    royal rumble (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002)
    wrestlemania (xiv, xv, 2000, x-seven, and x8)(1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002)
    summerslam (1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000)
    survivor series (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001)

  5. djh1991 says:

    Here is what I would see if I buy this dvd (because i was in that time during the attitude era when i started watching the wwf/wwe in 1999):

    RAW is WAR (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and some parts in 2002)
    SmackDown! (1999, 2000, 2001, and some parts in 2002)

  6. djh1991 says:

    The Best Rivalries that I saw from the Attitude Era when I was little during the late 90s to early 2000s:

    1. The Rock Vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
    2. The Rock Vs. Triple H
    3. Edge & Christian Vs. The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff)Vs. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von)
    4. Trish Stratus Vs. Lita
    5. The Undertaker Vs. Kane (Masked)
    6. Chyna Vs. Chris Jericho
    7. Big Bossman Vs. Al Snow

    My favorite moments during the Attitude Era:

    1. Stone Cold sets a booby trap for DX
    2. Stone Cold blows up the DX Express
    3. The Rock’s best catchphrases & comedy jokes on other superstars and divas
    4. Kurt Angle won the WWF/WWE European Championship by defeating Val Venis
    5. The Love Triangle between Triple H, Kurt Angle and Stephanie McMahon
    6. Masked Kane tombstone Tori
    7. TLC III 2001
    8. Debra’s Cookies
    9. The Rock shoves Mr. McMahon’s head right through Rikishi’s Anus
    10. Rhyno Gore Chris Jericho right through the SmackDown! Set
    11. Scotty 2 Hotty’s Amazing Finishing Move: The Worm
    12. Who Ran Down Stone Cold Steve Austin
    13. APA brawling Billy Gunn & Road Dogg at the Friendly Tap
    14. The Popular WWF New York
    15. Mick Foley: The Commissioner
    16. William Regal & Tajiri
    17. Triple H Push The Undertaker’s Motorcycle through the side of the stage.
    18. Stone Cold beats up Michael Cole
    19. Rikishi gives Booker T a stinkface and Booker vomits on Michael Cole’s shirt
    20. Too Cool with Rikishi dancing after their match

  7. djh1991 says:

    I remember the good ol’ times watching SmackDown! (not Raw is War) during the Attitude Era when I was little from the late 90s up to early 2000s for me. That was my most favorite era of all time.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I really hope it will be a documentary/retrospective type deal. I’ve always want wanted one.

  9. SteinerBurgers says:


    The Attitude era wasn’t just hardcore,blading,whatever
    Attitude era was made up of the stars and storyline that went with the monday nights wars….Attitude Era=Monday Night Wars
    It ended a week before WMX7 when WCW was bought….that doesn’t mean wrestling sucked, it was still good…the attitude era doesn’t mean entertaining wrestling, other eras besides now are entertaining

  10. RabidHeat says:

    Just a general theory about the Attitude Era…

    The more I think about it, I almost feel like the Attitude Era could now, retrospectively, be looked upon as continuing until WWE went PG several months following Chris Benoit’s death.

    Because if you think about it, in 2002 we had the return of the nWo, the violent acts perpetrated by them and HBK being bludgoned into a wheel chair state with a sledgehammer by his best friend, several violent street fight-type matches (including a Hardcore Match between Trish/Victoria!) and the bloody first-ever Elimination Chamber.

    In 2003 we had things like Katie Vick, Zach Gowen’s leg being pulled off, H.L.A., the debut of loose cannons like Goldberg/Scott Steiner and the thrilling conclusion to the Austin/Rock WrestleMania saga, which was born from The Attitude Era.

    In 2004 we had the Undertaker burying Paul Bearer in cement, Evolution beat-downs and disrespect of legends-aplenty from the likes of Randy Orton, JBL’s tirade on the Latin-American community, and all of the usual foul-mouthed antics that had been around since Attitude (I remember Paul Heyman calling us all w*nkers in Sheffield, that year! Lol.)

    In 2005 we had the Edge/Lita ‘Live Sex’ celebration and flaming tables at ECW One Night Stand. In 2006 we had Edge planting Mick Foley through a flaming table in practically the most brutal match ever to take place at WrestleMania, the reformation of D-Generation X, the return of ECW as a television show and the “lesbian” overtones and crotch-grab of the Trish/Mickie James feud. (It’s up to you if you count the fact that we got to see William Regal’s penis at No Mercy, lol!) And in 2007, well…here’s where it all falls apart. But I feel like the non-PG programming went out in a blaze of glory (quite literally) with the limousine explosion and the (looking back, rather funny) Vince paternity test storyline.

    Throughout all these years, Hardcore still regined, wrestlers were blading and Hell In A Cell’s were as brutal as ever. Mae Young would still get planted through a table or stunnered once a year.

    I just feel like, since the 2002-2007 period never really got given a name (the forgotten ‘Ruthless Aggression’ moniker became little more than a name for the toy line) and since the product stayed as risque as ever, why aren’t we just calling that a continuation of the Attitude Era? I just don’t buy that it ended at WrestleMania X-Seven. WCW/ECW being bought out has no bearing in my opinion on the WWF/E’s Attitude Era starting and ending.

  11. John says:

    Will this be on Blu-Ray too or just the DVD? When is it coming out?

  12. Anonymous says:

    It can’t have any censors or it would be crappy (I mean language censors)

  13. Anonymous says:

    Is this the ECW DVD or is Mick foley doing a different one

  14. DX1 says:

    It is what is it Daniel, thanks for the heads up. What’s your favorite Attitude Era memory Daniel?

  15. DX1 says:

    Where did all the comments go in this, we had this up to 84 comments, some of them must’ve been Brett Mix and was deleted, that’s a shame.

    • Daniel Bee says:

      Yes DX1. Due to Brett’s actions the site had to be backed up to an earlier time so comments left after that are gone. We have to live with it, and it won’t happen again.

  16. Gambit36 says:

    Attitude Era was 1997-2002 jackass Little Jimmy, it was cd’s during that time which you probably don’t remember because it’s IPods and IPhones and Ituens now, I like today’s music just fine pal, you ever heard of Five Finger Death Punch, I bet not there probably too damn good for your liking, you probably love Wiz Khalfi or however it’s fucking spelled. 2pac was real rap son.

  17. Vincenzzzzzo says:

    I’ve come to realize a couple things. The Attitude Era was a great time in the WWE and during the Monday Night Wars. It was a great time to be a fan of WWE, WCW and ECW. But, it will NEVER be duplicated. No matter how bad TNA wants it, no matter how bad the fans want it.

    But I always wanted to know why fans clammored for the Attitude Era so much. I’ve realized that the fans who are obsessed with that era, are fans who ONLY became fans in that era. They never watched WWE in the early 1990’s. They never watched WWE in the 1980’s. My advice is, become a real fan. Watch old WWE footage on Classics on Demand. Watch Youtube. If you watched all that old stuff, this PG era wouldn’t really bother you. It doesn’t bother me.

  18. Evan McFarlane says:

    (Attitude Era Marks all just came)

  19. jasongoldsmith says:

    simple facts are that the attitude era made wrestling as a whole better and the nWo is probably to credit for the attitude era being born.
    that being said not everything was all gold during those years either–some of their angles were not entertaining at all.
    just go back and watch the ppvs from 1998-2000 and you can see some painful angles to watch.

  20. Little Jimmy says:

    @Jeremy42 – then don’t watch, we won’t miss you if you go away, grampa.. I bet you hate todays music too and are happy with your Seven Mary Three cassettes

  21. Anonymous says:

    Forget TV-14 make it TV-MA!!!

  22. Gambit36 says:

    Bret Hart was against the Attitude Era movement, it’s on Wrestling with Shawdows and Bret vs Shawn. He didn’t like Austin doing whatever the fuck Stone Cold wanted to do and he didn’t like Shawn and DX. Bret can be a man and say Attitude Era was awesome, 1997-1998 best time to be a wrestling fan, for me DX and NWO during that time loved it and they were similar but different NWO was about taking over WCW and DX was about being a Degeranate.

  23. Jeremy42 says:

    This DVD and Blu-ray better be TV 14 because that’s what the Attitude Era was not this Little Jimmy and Cena crap going on now. It pains me to watch now.

  24. NWO 4 Life says:

    Who didn’t like the Attirude Era, I mean it was the right thing to do have more attitude which DX and Stone Cold showed first and then Rock became huge. The Attitude Era started when Shawn Michaels and the Kliq was pushing for more attitude and it turned out to be a genius of an idea.

  25. Vincenzzzzzo says:


    you said “Here’s hoping they don’t F this one up.”

    Lets be honest here. No matter what they put on there. No matter what they do, you’ll find something wrong with it. No matter what. I see crybabies like you on the wrestling websites everyday saying, “oh, they dropped the ball”, “hope they don’t f this up”, “why couldn’t they do this”, “why couldnt they do that”.

    Start your crying now because thats how you’ll act later no matter what goes on this disc.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Here’s hoping they don’t F this one up.

    C’mon good match listing!!

  27. jasongoldsmith says:

    @oldschool–i was happy for that even though i have 1 copy of vengeance already–too cheap to pass up.
    i got bound for glory off of shoptna–i hope theyre still going to release the turning point/final resolution twin pack but i have heard rumors theyre not going to.

  28. Anonymous says:

    guyz theres a reson why they wanna release dis becuz look how many peeps have commented already its a popular release.

  29. tnawwejosh says:

    @LP1 I have that set and its missing LOTS of things and half the stuff isn’t full as well just highlights there is also hardly anything ever been released for 2000 RAW which was the best year of the attitude era for me.

  30. John Peterson says:

    I’m used to the blurs now.no use complaining.and I know people say the attitude era ended in 2001.my opinion,it ended in 2002

  31. LP1 says:

    Honestly, what can be included on this set that hasn’t been released a million times already on old dvd’s and vhs? You don’t have to wait for this dvd release to come out. Go on eBay and try to find the Best Of Raw Vol 1 & 2 dvd release from 2001. It’s pretty much gonna be the same exact thing plus there’s no blurs and “WW-” sound drops.

  32. Jamie says:

    Ehh I dont about that sure it was a great era but it wasnt perfect

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  34. Brad Attitude says:

    i guess wwe say mark d’s fantasy concept and decided to do a real one of their own 😉

    i just hope whoever puts this dvd together doesn’t screw up the match listing like it happened to the edge, austin and the rock’s dvd sets.

  35. Jesse says:

    …and the WWF stratch logos will be blurred. What else do you expect? Hopefully they use a better editing technology because the huge blurs they used in the past made you feel like you’re suffering from cataract.

  36. WWEFanDerrick1984 says:

    This has to be such wonderful news. In fact, a DVD about the Attitude era of the WWF is such a wonderful idea.

  37. Jesse says:

    Calm down guys. The Stone Cold documentary was rated TV-14 and so was OMG Top 50 Incidents (I guess). There’s no way the Attitude Era can be remembered in a “PG-Cena” format.

    This DVD will a huge success.

  38. Jon says:

    @champo I agree. Why can’t they use CGI?

  39. champo says:

    You would think with all the tenchnology now days. They would do something other than blurring the wwf logo. Like put the wwe symbols on the turnbuckles. Sighns. etc…… Otherwise Im truly excited about this set.

  40. Isrs4life says:

    This is perfectly awesome!!

  41. Jon says:

    The Attitude Era was the best time to be a WWE fan. And this release has the potential to be great. But I will refuse to buy it if they blur out the logos, as that will affect the whole DVD. Same reason why I refused to buy the DVD sets on Austin and The Rock.

  42. SRB says:


  43. Geolink says:

    Has my dream come true?!

  44. Dave says:

    I don’t think the whole releasing in PG environment is the real story. That didn’t stop WWE from releasing TV-14 sets like Hell in a Cell Anthology, Elimination Chamber Anthology, Undertaker Deadliest Matches, Greatest Steel Cage matches, among others which were filled with violent and bloody matches.

    I think the main concern is the amount of editing such as the scratch logo. But the last few years the blurring has much better compared to the earlier times. The logo is at least blended in and not distracting.

  45. straightedge47 says:

    I’m sure this would sell really well anyway, but is there much they can put on it that they haven’t already released on RAW, Stone Cold and The Rock DVDs along with others?

  46. oldschool says:

    @Dan Bee thanks for the heads up on the HHH DVD and like the website, great stuff. @jgold44 great deal, did you find bound for glory 2011?

  47. Vincenzzzzzo says:


    I’ve seen some shows on WWE Classics on Demand where the logo was blurred, but not too bad. Then I’ve seen some DVD’s where the logo is blurred so bad that you can’t even see the ring posts/buckles.

    Anyway, this “Attitude” news is great news! I can’t wait to see what they’re cooking up. I see some great DVD sets coming out this year!

  48. NWO 4 Life says:

    Can’t wait for this and going to be a lot of DX moments on this set, hope they include Sable on this set.

  49. tnawwejosh says:

    And RAW 2000 hasn’t been released well at all the 15th anniversary DVD only included ONE match and that is it!!! And it was the best year of the Attitude Era for me as well.

  50. indyfan says:

    Am i the only one who doesn’t care that much about the blurring? So whats your alternative? to download a ripped copy of a VHS and hope its good quality? I’m looking forward to this and i hope we get rare matches and segments. A lot of the stuff was documented in Raws 15th year anniversary dvd set. Obviously they will have most of the big segments but i want a lot of the undercard feuds at the time to.

  51. Anonymous says:

    Anything more than 1 diva match or segment on a DVD set is a waste of space. Even that one match is a waste of space.

  52. nightmare says:

    God I hope soe and can’t wait to see and here more info I just hope they don’t censor it because what would be the point in making this if they were going to water it down .I miss all the blood and real action and don’t know why Vince doesn’t realize that people want that kind of stuff now .I am not saying ever match should be bloody but matches like .Hell In The Cell .Last Man Standing . Street Fights,The ambulance Match.,The Elimination Chamber all those matches should have blood and hard violence in them that what made the show so good .

  53. tnawwejosh says:

    WWE released the Stone Cold DVD full of swearing and unblurred middle fingers so i think WWE has changed its standing on TV-14 releases and i don’t think they will care when they rake in all that cash it could easily be the most purchased DVD ever.

  54. champo says:

    This is a GREAT! idea. The only problem like they said is the questionable censoring.If they go all balls out on this dvd no editing. This will be a for sure must have.

  55. TheAngelicOne says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of the content was the same as the Raw 15th Anniversary set, since I reckon the main focus will be having those moments on Blu Ray. I just hope it won’t be censored up for the PG era, and maybe include a doc too….

  56. T-Doc says:

    Wowwowwow, made my day! This DVD set will be legen – wait for it – dary! Plain and simple awesome! I’m exited! 🙂

  57. Jon says:

    There have already been 3 DVD’s dedicated to HHH, I don’t think we need another one. The first 2 were ok, and I snubbed the King of Kings one due to the logo blurring.

  58. Harry Faversham says:

    One big Divas set would be cool but all the little underwear releases like they used to do were never very good. An ultimate best of the Divas across 3 discs would be great though. They could have done a womens title DVD but they messed up the lineage by removing the women’s title and keeping the ‘Divas’ title. They should have just renamed the bloody belt. They could probably get away with it anyway though. They kind of overlooked a few issues on the World Heavyweight Title DVD. The wwe has never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

  59. Tony Rocco says:

    I think that maybe not only should they bring out an Attitude Era DVD, they should bring out a DVD saluting the Divas of the WWE. It has been six years since a Divas DVD has been released. I think they should salute all of the Divas over the last 25 years: Elizabeth, Trish Stratus, Sable, Lita, Torrie Wilson, Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly, etc. and also have their greatest matches and all time classic moments with every one of them. There have been DVD’s of Stone Cold, The Rock, Randy Orton, why not the Divas.

  60. jasongoldsmith says:

    @oldschool–not sure why they have twice cancelled a triple h set but maybe we will get it one day.
    i scored a vengeance 2002 wwe shop version for $18 that is great shape–proud of that one.

  61. Tony Rocco says:

    I sure remember the Attitude Era and i think it’s a very good idea to release it on DVD. It was a very wild time in the WWE and very popular. I would recommend the WWE to say that this DVD is definitely NOT for the kids to watch. I would buy it.

  62. Mark D says:


  63. Daniel Bee says:

    oldschool: The Triple H DVD was not only rumored, it was actually added to the schedule and given a release date. Then for unknown reasosn it was removed and hasn’t yet been added back. If/when it is I’ll post about it. 🙂

  64. Harry Faversham says:

    As long as they make it clear on the packaging that its not suitable for kids I don’t see a problem. In 2008 when the PG era is said to have started the shops would have been full of the ECW, Ladder Match and Hell in a Cell DVDs. I’m sure they can find enough content from that period of time where the footage isnt that bad. Besides I dont think of all the adult humour of the attitude era as being anything special. ‘Puppies’ for example isnt what I regard as great wrestling. A lot of the undercard matches were quite poor during that time too. What they really need to worry about is the great personalities of the wrestlers around at that time and the top main events. To be honest a lot of that has been out on DVD already. But there will be enough stuff to scrape a decent set together because Raw was always entertaining in those days.

  65. oldschool says:

    When is the rumored triple h dvd getting released?

  66. Roaster says:

    Hope it’s a 4 disc DVD along with a 3 disc blu ray loaded with bd exclusive features.

  67. Jon says:

    Unfortunately it will have every WWF logo censored, and so will be a blurry mess throughout. If it is I won’t be buying this.

  68. Daniel Bee says:

    For me personally this is one of the most exciting bits of news I’ve posted on this website. Hope it happens. 🙂

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