Remember the WWE Superstar Collection put out by the company back in 2012? The budget DVD series featured single-disc match compilation titles on the likes of John Cena, Zack Ryder, Kofi Kingston, Shawn Michaels, and Randy Orton, among other names.
WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has exclusively learned that WWE may be bringing it back!
Tentatively planned for release before the end of 2015 are the following six Superstar titles, all of which are expected to once again be single-disc, DVD-only offerings:
– John Cena
– Stone Cold Steve Austin
– The Rock
– The Undertaker
– Shawn Michaels
If they go ahead as above, John Cena and Shawn Michaels will both have had two DVDs in this same format. The series may come back with the original “Superstar Collection” moniker or with a new name, and it appears that it will be available to North American and Australian fans.
Stay tuned to WDN for confirmation and more concrete details in the coming weeks.
I kind of liked those Superstars DVD from 2012, the matches were not great but that was to be expected at that price. I just like enlarging my WWE DVD library, 343 so far, and they are a cheap way to do that. Having the Network hasn’t slowed my buying of WWE DVDs. Maybe I am not the smartest consumer but I really enjoy the collecting.
I think these DVDs have always been aimed at the parent who is out shopping with their child who points to one of these DVDs and says “Daddy, can I have that?” Hence they’re budget releases to be bought on a whim – not really streamed or collected by hardcore fans. To moan about them being superfluous due to the Network is a bit silly I think, when they’re blatantly not aimed at the type of customer that subscribes to the Network.
I suppose in the case of this series more than the last, they are like taster DVDs and an introduction for younger fans who may not be as aware of these Attitude Era guys (barring Cena – but it may cover Cena’s earlier years). WWE has to keep the younger fans aware of the legacies of some of the older superstars to maintain an interest in things like the Hall of Fame etc. for fans of all ages.
In short, I’m not going to buy them, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have their place and fill a purpose for casual fans.
I have no problem with the one disc sets it’s just the choices aren’t very good. What could they show with those guys that hasn’t been shown?
Quit crying for Blu Rays
It’s 2015… we can’t get one disc Blu-Rays?
That’s what I’d like too – Blu-Rays 🙂
I think bringing this back when the network is out with only matches considering the only reason anyone pick up wwe DVD’s these days is for the documentary only is pretty useless. If they were to come out with more superstar collection DVD’s I think it should be with more current superstars like Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, etc. As for these ones with legends only, I really can’t see any reasoning to buying any of them.
I disagree. personally I don’t care that much about a lot of the documentaries (there are a few that are exceptional). most of them have very little replay value – while I can watch good or great matches pretty much over and over again.
(also: a. not everything is already on the Network, especially considering older footage b. if we are not just talking about this release, but in general, the Network is only 720p, Blurays are in a 1080p)
if only they would stick to having those low budget concepts along with the kidz-cartoonish releases on the 9.99 Network, and get back to continue producing lenghty Fully Loaded ( punt not intended, more or less 😉 ) sets.