BREAKING: WWE To Release ‘Best of Canada’-Themed DVD Compilation in 2016?

December 4, 2015 by Daniel Bee

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You may recall hearing rumors last year that a new “Best of WWE in Canada” DVD was on the way, speculated to be a budget title that would exclusive to stores in Canada.

Plans Revealed for “WWE in Canada” DVD Set?

Those plans were however quickly ditched – but has received word today that a similar WWE DVD project is in fact in the works for next year!

The new WWE DVD, tentatively titled “The Top 10 Canadian Wrestling Moments” for now, will be released in conjunction with Sportsnet and HMV in May 2016. From that information we can safely assume that it will be a budget offering as per the original rumor, likely exclusive to HMV.

The following 20 matches (featuring Canadian stars wrestling in and out of Canada) are under consideration for the DVD. These will be dwindled down to 10 matches by way of a fan vote.

— Bret Hart vs. The Dynamite Kid
Stampede Wrestling • December 1978

— Bret Hart, Bruce Hart, & Keith Hart vs. Dynamite Kid & The Kiwis
Stampede Wrestling • May 1979

— Owen Hart vs. Makhan Singh
Stampede Wrestling • May 6, 1988

— Lance Storm vs. Booker T
WCW Monday Nitro • August 7, 2000

— Test, Lance Storm & Christian vs. Undertaker, Booker T & Goldust
RAW • August 19, 2002

— Chris Jericho vs. John Cena
SummerSlam • August 21, 2005

— Trish Stratus vs. Lita
Unforgiven • September 17, 2006

— Edge vs. John Cena
Unforgiven • September 17, 2006

— Edge vs. The Undertaker
One Night Stand • June 1, 2008

— Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels
No Mercy • October 5, 2008

— Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio
Extreme Rules • June 7, 2009

— Christian vs. Randy Orton
SummerSlam • August 14, 2011

— Sami Zayn vs. Antonio Cesaro
NXT ArRIVAL • February 27, 2014

— Natalya vs. Charlotte
NXT TakeOver • May 29, 2014

— Tyson Kidd vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Adrian Neville
NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way • September 11, 2014

— Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens
NXT TakeOver: Rival • February 11, 2015

— Sami Zayn vs. John Cena
RAW • May 4, 2015

— Tyler Breeze vs. Finn Bálor
NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable • May 20, 2015

— John Cena vs. Kevin Owens
Elimination Chamber • May 31, 2015

— Tyler Breeze vs. Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger
NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn • August 22, 2015

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Speaking of WWE DVD content, it’s time to continue our “RAW vs. SmackDown” reveals!

In case you missed it, this week and through the coming weekend we are confirming content WWE has planned (so far) for “The Best of RAW & SmackDown 2015” DVD early next year.


RAW vs. SmackDown – DAY #2

Today we switch sides to SmackDown and confirm three new matches for the compilation.

Check back again tomorrow for more RAW reveals!

Royal Rumble Qualifying Match
Ryback vs. Rusev
SmackDown • January 22, 2015

Gauntlet Match
Dean Ambrose vs. Stardust vs. R-Truth vs. Luke Harper vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler
SmackDown • March 19, 2015

Champions vs. Champions
John Cena & Daniel Bryan vs. Tyson Kidd & Cesaro
SmackDown • April 16, 2015

WWE The Best of RAW & SmackDown 2015 - Cover Artwork

Get your copy of WWE’s “Best of RAW & SmackDown 2015” DVD…

Australia: February 3rd. Pre-order your copy now from

UK/Europe: February 8th. Pre-order your copy now here on

USA: February 9th. Pre-order your copy now here on

A special thanks to WDN reader John Kerby for contributing to this article.


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  1. Mongoose Wizard says:

    If they’re gonna release a Canada DVD/Blu Ray why don’t they just release a best of Stampede Wrestling?

    • Jason says:

      It may not sell well considering how lazy today’s wrestling fans are when it comes to watching older generation matches. Plus the footages is kinda outdated. But i’d welcome a Best of Stampede Wrestling.

  2. John says:

    The Canadian set is a underwhelming release with a bunch of repeats, this is an easy pass

  3. Justin F says:

    Good news, no sighting of the billionth inclusion of the Montreal Screwjob.

  4. RabidHeat says:

    I’m not trying to open up a debate as I get why Benoit matches are not included and would never expect it, but my problem is without him in it it’s just inaccurate a representation of Canadian talent. Since we can’t have two of three matches involving Benoit on here, I’d rather they just didn’t bother with the concept, as it feels so sabotaged.

    • Jeff Copeland says:

      i almost rather they do a best of europe dvd guys like finlay william regal finn balor BRITISH BULLDOG!!! 😀 i feel like canada one is a good idea. But with out BENNWAHHH!! its gonna feel so empty and dont respond to this if your gonna say negative bennwaa stuff OK I GET IT

  5. Lemo says:

    Cesaro vs Zayn & Tylor vs Liger please.

  6. attitude.era.4life says:

    Problaly gonna cost only 0.99..since it looks not much more worth it.

    I really hate these low-fi, low-budget releases: here you have a excellent concept idea, that could be done so much more with…and they throw in random, incoherent stuff, that not stays true with heart to the original concept, but just screams out loud: “Let’s make some bugs out of doing close to nothing!”

    Reminds me of something… hmmm.. hmmmmmm..

    ooooh, I know:

    Todays 9.99 Smacking’itDown in ppl’s throat “RAW” No-Direction-Home PC product.

  7. LP1 says:

    Interesting that they’re making a DVD(even though it’s a budget release) about Canada. Considering Vince’s disdain for Canada for whatever reason. They haven’t had a PPV in Canada in nearly a decade, they rarely ever do TV tapings there, and when they do, Vince makes sure to have Cole tell us that “we’re in Bizarro World”(especially in Toronto).

  8. VintageSimon says:

    Not quite what I’d expected from the Canada set. Looking at the list, it feels more like ‘random matches that just happened to take place in Canada’, rather than truly distinctive Canadian moments.

    For instance, how about some matches from WrestleMania VI and X8, truly landmark events that fans actually associate with the country, and which – in the latter case, at least – highlight how great their fans are? And why not a whole stack of content from 1997, which really focused in on the Canadian element within the storylines? Even Survivor Series 1997 had a pretty memorable Canada-specific happening.

    Sami Zayn vs. John Cena may have been a decent match, but it would have been the same in just about any North American city, and doesn’t have anything remotely Canadian aboot it.

    • OverratedWolverine says:

      Except that Sami Zayn is Canadian and this match was in Montreal

      • RabidHeat says:

        You have absolutely no idea what kind of human being he was unless you were a close relative, friend or colleague of his.

        • OverratedWolverine says:

          Um pretty sure performing a double murder suicide on his family doesn’t make him Person of the Year. That’s all I need to know about that trash

          • RabidHeat says:

            Somebody else who hasn’t read the facts surrounding the case and doesn’t understand how dementia makes somebody an extremely different person to the person they were throughout the rest of their life. And presumably you are somebody who still won’t go and read the facts purely because you don’t even want your ill-informed opinion to change. Otherwise you’re a bible-thumber who just believes that even people with dementia go to hell even though they are not responsible for their mental state.

            • RabidHeat says:

              “That’s all I need to know” = I’m lazy and can’t be bothered to find out all of the other things I should know

              • OverratedWolverine says:

                Yeah, you can believe it was dementia if you want. There’s also a jolly fat man that delivers gifts to children every year. And those bibles that I supposedly thump, are those the same ones he left at his wife’s and kid’s bedside?

            • LP1 says:

              There are millions of people in the world with dementia, yet they don’t go around killing their wife and kids. Also, if this was a dementia “episode” then it would’ve been 1 isolated incident. He killed his wife on a Friday, spent all day Saturday alone with his son, then killed his son Saturday night. And then he had the sense to send a text message to both Chavo and Regal letting them know that he wouldn’t be able to make the PPV the next day. And then on Sunday morning, right before killing himself, he sent another set of text messages with his home address and telling Chavo and Regal that his dogs were in the yard. Then he hung himself. That all sounds pretty premeditated to me. Also let’s ignore Nancy Benoit’s calls to the police, 1 year before the murders, because of spousal abuse. Benoit was beating her up back in ’06. It’s on record. So yeah, I don’t know a lot of people with dementia that go around doing what he did. I’m not saying he didn’t have dementia, I’m saying don’t use that as the excuse for what he did. And I was a huge Benoit fan. He was one of fhe all time greatest in ring workers. But that doesn’t give him a pass for what he did. All of the Benoit apologists try to use the dementia excuse as some sort of coping mechanism to justify everything.

              • OverratedWolverine says:


                • RabidHeat says:

                  Not owned at all, because if you knew anything about dementia, you would know there are all types of strains of it – it varies in how symptomatic it is. There are those cases of dementia that don’t lead to tragedies, and those that do. It’s similar to autism, there is no defined level of autism, it is a broad spectrum.

                  Dementia can mean you always forget you car keys, but it can also result in somebody killing a loved one without knowing it. Verne Gagne killed a fellow resident at his care home by body slamming him – not through being evil, but having dementia.

                  And to say the existence of dementia equates to the existence of Santa Claus if ignorant, offensive to those who suffer with dementia and just plain stupid. Dementia is a scientifically proven fact. Perhaps you’ll realise this when a loved one of yours ends up with it one day.

                  • LP1 says:

                    Verne Gagne was 80+ years old when he killed that guy. With a slam, by the way, which caused internal injuries that killed the guy. Very different than putting on a chokehold until someone stops breathing. Also, for someone who “didn’t know” he killed his wife, he sure knew well enough to text his friends to give them a heads up. He also knew enough to text them again right after he killed his son and right before he killed himself. He killed himself, by the way, by tying a the cord from his weight machine around the top of the aparatus and then wrapped it around it his neck and jumped from it. Not the signs of someone who doesn’t realize what they’re doing. Also, I’ve read up plenty on dementia and when someone has an “episode” for lack of a better term, it’s an isolated incident. Meaning you don’t go years and months without any incidents and then all of a sudden have 3 of them in the span of 2 days. But whatever you wanna believe is on you. To each their own.

                  • OverratedWolverine says:

                    No I said that your reasoning of dementia being the cause of the Benoit murders equates to the existence of Santa. Learn to read. Until then, no more Benoit ever! Now you’ve been owned twice

                    • RabidHeat says:

                      So I’m guessing LP1 didn’t read the news that when examined, Benoit’s brain was equivalent to that of an 83-year old alzheimer’s patient, meaning that his brain was potentially further gone than Verne Gagne’s? See, you’re giving your opinions, but no facts.

                      And you’ve never considered that he may have decided to kill himself once his brain came around and started to have a clear moment (which is common in dementia) and he couldn’t believe what his demented self had done? You see, I can’t imagine a pre-meditated murderer texting his friends to give them a heads-up on anything to do with a murder, least of all caring enough to at least let them know where the dogs were.

                    • OverratedWolverine says:

                      Hmm these sound like your opinions now. Seems to me LP has all the facts ironed out pretty clearly

  9. Brad Attitude says:

    You can’t to a Best of Canada without Chris Benoit. No Benoit? No buy. Simple!

  10. WWENTech says:

    This Would be my Top 10:

    10) Bret Hart vs. The Dynamite Kid
    Stampede Wrestling • December 1978

    9)Test, Lance Storm & Christian vs. Undertaker, Booker T & Goldust
    RAW • August 19, 2002

    8)Chris Jericho vs. John Cena
    SummerSlam • August 21, 2005

    7)Christian vs. Randy Orton
    SummerSlam • August 14, 2011

    6)Sami Zayn vs. John Cena
    RAW • May 4, 2015

    5)Natalya vs. Charlotte
    NXT TakeOver • May 29, 2014

    4)John Cena vs. Kevin Owens
    Elimination Chamber • May 31, 2015

    3)Edge vs. John Cena
    Unforgiven • September 17, 2006

    2)Sami Zayn vs. Antonio Cesaro
    NXT ArRIVAL • February 27, 2014

    1)Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels
    No Mercy • October 5, 2008

    Feel free to comment love to hear you opinions..

  11. Mark Markson says:

    I loved the gauntlet match, glad it made the cut.

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