This week I spoke to a WWE employee working in their Home Entertainment Group, querying them on the recent reports of planned DVD releases on the careers of Jerry “The King” Lawler and Gorgeous George.
The answer was it’s the first they’ve heard of either of those being produced. That doesn’t mean there are not future plans for those titles but as of now they are not even close to being decided nor put together.
As you know if you follow WWEDVDNews.com, these are not on the planned full-year 2011 schedule and judging by this update they may not be added.
The reports of a Greg “The Hammer” Valentine DVD being produced by WWE have surfaced again. The news of a book/DVD deal dates back to July 2010 (read here) but as of last month there is no Hammer DVD scheduled for this year, so perhaps we’ll see this in 2012.
The Gorgeous George DVD is in its infant stages. It IS being produced. Whoever has told you otherwise is fibbing
We’ve had an article on the Gorgeous George production more recent than this one, and you’re right but nothing is confirmed for DVD yet though. Was looking like a TV documentary and/or a movie.
Thx for the update Anonymous 🙂
I went to comic-con in boston today ( Sunday, May 1, 2011) and talked with Greg ” the hammer” Valentine who was shilling autographed photos. He confirms that he does have a dvd/book deal with the wwf, but at this time, has not been contacted by them about producing either product. If the contract expires, without any activity from wwe, He stated that he will write a book and look for a publisher. So, the very latest is… no wwe greg valentine dvd or book is being produced at this time.
I believe u anonymous but Owen was on the first 2 volumes a lot more than he was on the remaining volumes. He was only on the 97 version as he didn’t compete on the 98 event and passed away before the 99 event, but I hope that’s all the holdup is. I’m waiting to buy them all at once but don’t know how much longer I can wait
thanks anonymous I for some reason actually thought it was the Chris Benoit footage that was holding it up because as I said before on the Classics on Demand channel any match involving him on Nirto has been removed however interviews with the Horsemen or Horsemen run ins have not and he can be seen in these
Just to follow up on the Survivor Series anthology, the reason why they havent released Vol.3 was it was due 2010 i believe and the Martha Hart lawsuit stopped any footage featuring Owen Hart being released following on from the Hart & Soul. Now the lawsuit has been cleared I’m sure they will be back on the schedule soon.
Pity that the Gorgeous George DVD isn’t on the future release schedule.tho i’ve only seen a couple of his matches,George was hugely influential in the early days of both pro wrestling and TV.It’d be nice to see his life done justice on a quality DVD. As far as the Lawler set goes,they really should get all of the relevent Memphis footage before putting it together. Done well that could be a belter of a set
From what I’ve heard the rights to the old Memphis footage is a mess. Even Lawler himself might claim to own some of it, I’m not sure. If WWE could clear it that would be great but otherwise it looks like bootlegs will be the only way to see any classic Lawler Memphis action.
Thanks for the info guys. Looking forward to the survivor series anthology to complete my collection. This is a rocking site by the way and love the reviews. I wonder why they stopped after vol. 2. It can’t be the screwjob since that match has been released before and everyone’s made peace with it or Benoit since he was on the recent Elimination Chamber dvd or edits since there will be less especially with volume 4
Um, a Gorgeous George DVD might as well say 2 Girls, 1 Cup on it, because thats about as good as it would sell.
I’m betting that they are doing a Gorgeous George episode of Hall of Fame for WWE Classics on Demand(used to be WWE 24/7). I’ve heard you guys in the UK don’t get Classics on Demand.
But each month they do a different 45 to 55 minute program on a legend thats been inducted into the Hall of Fame. More than likely thats what they are doing for Gorgeous George.
I AGREE JERRY LAWLER NEEDS A DVD, THEY SHOULD MAKE ONE FOR RICKRUDE AND OWEN HART WHAT DO YOU GUYS THANK
Yes Jesse, apparently they are waiting so they can release a few more sets, whether that be up until 2011 or 2012 but they are definetely finishing the Anthology.
Any talks of them completing the survivor series anthology? At least volume 3 since 97,98, and 99 were never relesased on DVD. Any infor would be greatly appreciated
Jesse: The answer I got from the guy about continuing the Survivor Series Anthology was he’s hoping that will happen this year but he’s not expecting it will.
I would pick up the Lawler set but I couldn’t give two sh*ts about a Gogeous George DVD. lol
If there is a Lawler DVD there should be a feature on him or other people trying to name all the titles he has won in his career.
A DVD might be a reason why WWE is adding Jerry Lawler at this years Wrestlemania and the Elimination Chamber main event!
I really want both dvds, especially Lawler’s. They have to get the Memphis footage before they can even think about making a good set for him though.
Boo! Jerry Lawler needs a DVD now dammit! Then again, they don’t own the Memphis footage so it would kinda suck without it…