Breaking: WWE Producing King of the Ring DVD – Booker T Hosting

August 8, 2011 by Daniel Bee

Booker T revealed on his Twitter account (BookerT5x) earlier today that WWE is going ahead with a new King of the Ring DVD release, and that he’ll be hosting it.

A King of the Ring themed DVD was first revealed to be under consideration at WWE back in May, when it was included on an in depth survey sent out to fans.

Booker T left the following messages on Twitter:
  Yes new project? I’m going to host the king of the ring DVD later this month, you heard from me first. Tell what u think.

  Yes I’m going to do it as the greatest king of them all KING BOOKAAAA!!!!!!!!
Sounds like he begins filming footage for it this month. Since there’s a host, it’s not looking like this will be an Anthology set but rather a “Best of” compilation.

When we get more info we’ll let you know here on the site.

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  1. Mark Markson says:

    I own all KOTR from 1993-2002 on DVD already, so I’m not really excited about this release. Does footage of the old KOTR tournaments even exist. I’d prefer an ECW PPV anthology or a Starrcade anthology.

  2. xLoveyouLotsx says:

    Here is the matches they could include on the set :

    King of The Ring 1985 Finals Don Muraco vs Iron Sheik.
    King of The Ring 1986 Finals Harley Race vs Pedro Morales.
    King of The Ring 1987 Finals King Kong Bundy vs Randy Savage.
    King of The Ring 1988 Finals Randy Savage vs Ted Dibiase.
    King of The Ring 1989 Finals Tito Santana vs Rick Martel.
    King of The Ring 1991 Finals Bret Hart vs Irwin R Schyster.

    King of The Ring 1993 Quater Final Match Bret Hart vs Razor Ramon.
    King of The Ring 1993 Finals Bret Hart vs Bam Bam Bigelow.
    King of The Ring 1994 Finals Owen Hart vs Razor Ramon.
    King of The Ring 1994 Jerry Lawler vs Roddy Piper.
    King of The Ring 1995 Finals Mabel vs Savio Vega.
    King of The Ring 1996 Finals Jake Roberts vs Steve Austin.
    King of The Ring 1997 Finals Mankind vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
    King of The Ring 1998 Finals Ken Shamrock vs The Rock.
    King of The Ring 1999 Finals Billy Gunn vs XPac.
    King of The Ring 2000 Finals Kurt Angle vs Rikishi.
    King of The Ring 2001 Finals Edge vs Kurt Angle.
    King of The Ring 2002 Finals Brock Lesnar vs Rob Van Dam.
    King of The Ring 2006 Finals Booker T vs Bobby Lashley.
    King of The Ring 2008 Finals William Regal vs CM Punk.
    King of The Ring 2010 Finals Sheamus vs John Morrison.

    I think that list would make a good set if they wre 2 include!!

  3. bw says:

    Stupid! I want an anthology set!!!!

  4. Yish316 says:

    I think it sounds KEWL !

  5. Anonymous says:

    Amazing news!Another great dvd is coming!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, Jerry Lawler was the king for god knows how long. I think they are just giving Booker something to do. The whole King Booker thing was designed to be bloody annoying I think and was more of a joke. Jerry Lawler would be a far better choice becuase he was King before any of the KOTR winners. It would have been a really nice touch to have Jerry on there if they really insist on presenting it in this way. Seems silly not to release the whole events. Its selective history and I’ve never been a fan of that attitude.

  7. The Champ says:

    @Evan McFarlane

    Or what about when Booker says OH MY GOODNESS everytime someone goes for a finisher?

  8. LP1 says:

    That last post about the Piper vs Muraco match was from me. Not sure why it says anonymous.

  9. Agree with the people saying lawler should host this. Perhpas this is a good time to list my Favourite Booker T commentary quotes – 🙂

    “Superhero D brayn, He;s in my fave five right there!”

    “That’s my bot Heath Slatery, The Rollerscater, Gonna be a big star right here in the Future of the WWE!”

    And my personal favourite

    “May I have this Dance, Sheamus!”

  10. Anonymous says:

    @Adam, I actually made a mistake. The Piper vs Muraco match from King Of The Ring ’86 wasn’t released on Coliseum Video, but a picture of that match is on the cover of the Best Of The WWF Volume 10 vhs. Even though that match is shown on the cover, the actual match on the tape is a different Piper vs Muraco match. Not the KOTR ’86 match. So I apologize for that error.

  11. SCSA says:

    So this DVD isn’t about the event, just the tournament?

  12. Adam says:

    Which Coliseum Video was the Piper/Muraco match on?

  13. LP1 says:

    It looks like WWE won’t be doing anymore Anthology sets. They never finished Survivor Series and if there was going to be another Anthology set it would have been King Of The Ring.

    The sad thing about the early King Of The Ring events(85, 86, 87, 88, 89 & 91 – there wasn’t a KOTR in 90 or 92) is that most of them were never taped. Footage of the 86 King Of The Ring that Harley Race won does exist. The Roddy Piper vs Magnificent Muraco match from that tournament was released on an old Coliseum Video. The complete 1991 King Of The Ring tournament has been available among tape traders for a long time because a fan filmed the whole thing. I have the 91 tournament on an old tape somewhere, but I don’t think WWE themselves ever filmed it. The 93-02 ppv events and the 2006, 2008 and 2010 tv tournaments are obviously all available.

    If they’re not going to do an Anthology set, the least they could do is include the finals of every tournament that they taped.

  14. Vincenzzzzzo says:


    WWE already did a Best of Starrcade DVD set a few years ago, dude. Its called “The Essential Collection” I think.

  15. Vincenzzzzzo says:

    Good to know… I was about to start collecting the King of the Ring PPVs one by one. I hope they put the KotR ones that took place on RAW too.

  16. Roaster says:

    @Ron…thanks for the info man. Was never aware of that. Got some shopping to do!

  17. Ron says:

    @Ron & Dave…arent those Tagged Classics Region 2 though?How are u able to watch them?

    Multi region dvd player.

  18. The Champ says:

    If it’s about the tournament, will the less known KORs be profiled, like Randy Savage’s or Bret Hart’s first win

  19. The Champ says:

    Will this DVD be about the Tournament or the event?

  20. Brad Attitude says:

    i find it awkward how guys like sheamus and william regal went over john morrison and cm punk to become king of the ring. i hope the finals of the 1995 KOTR is clipped, not shown as a full match because that tournament was completely forgettable.

  21. Roaster says:

    @Ron & Dave…arent those Tagged Classics Region 2 though?How are u able to watch them?

  22. Anonymous says:

    hope they show the missing king of the ring winners from 1985-1991 such as magnificent muraco,harley race,randy savage,ted dibiase,tito santana,and bret hart if so i can’t wait to pick this up.

  23. Jamie says:

    Well they should do something on King Of The Ring and its about time

  24. Anonymous says:

    Its contract law. Silvervison was an innocent third party in the contract that World Wrestling Federation had with Wildlife Fund about the use of the initials which the wildlife fund used first. The wwe breached it and the legal remedy was an injunction against them using them because they breached the contract that allowed them to do so. hence they renamed the company to wwe (which sounds crap). Silvervision was an innocent 3rd party and was going to lose out through no fault of their own because the WWF titles had to be deleted. Thats why silvervision in the UK is permitted to re-release them with edits to the packaging only. They are not the WWE. They are a distributor used by WWE in the UK.

  25. Dave says:

    Great point Ron, i live in Canada and got the Tagged Classics from Amazon UK. Still need some more but finally have all the In Your House sets 1-28 which was one my main reasons to get them along with other events from 1999-2000. Also got the King of the Ring and Survivor Series sets that i was missing.

    Only thing is Amazon seems to out of stock of most of the earlier Rumbles, Summerslams Survivor Series, and King of the Rings.

  26. Daniel says:

    Yh I would rather see a best Of like Starcade. I hope it’s matches and moments.

  27. Isrs4life says:

    Oh, man!
    I wished for something like this but it was hard to say
    if they would do it but i`m surprised that they are.:)

  28. LovexYouxLotsx says:

    Exactly Ron well pointed out mate people just dont know wat is wat!!

  29. Ron says:

    Guys, I’m sooo sick and tired of hearing fellow US fans complaining “it’s not fair, why can’t we get tagged classics over here bla bla bla”
    Newsflash! Amazon UK carries the complete line of tagged classics and they ship to the US for very reasonable prices.
    I’m also in the US, and I own each and every tagged classic release which I oredered through Amazon UK, just like each and every one of you can do!

  30. LovexYouxLotsx says:

    Its because silvervision had clause in their contract that they were going to be losing money if they stopped selling wwf videos so thus world wild fund agreed that silvervison would be able to release wwf ppvs un blurred etc if they put the WWE logo on the packaging and cover and thus silvervision agreed so thats why we got the tagged classics in UK, In the US McMahon lost the court case with the wwf panda company so he is not allowed realese wwf attitude era footage unless its blurred and theirs no mention of the wwf intials and McMahon had to agree to this cause he was so up his head about money that he didnt give a small sum to the world wild fund that they offered mcmahon that he could use the wwf footage uncensored but mcmahon fought no why shall technically it is his fault so US fans have suffer with all the blurring im afraid wwe fans should have a got a petition to allow wwf footage uncensored on wwe home videos maybe then mcmahon would have listened!!

  31. ck says:

    I wonder if Booker T will host it as King Booker? 🙂

  32. SRB says:

    @Anonymous.. I felt felt that way about Tagged Classics since i began collecting WWE dvds.. its truly insane that we dont get them here.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Really the best of. Why waste our time. You have done the anthologies of the Rumble Wrestlemania Summerslam and 1/2 of the Survivor Series which makes no since to do the other 1/2. Some people was not able to get the King of the Ring PPV’s when Coliseum Video’s was the distributors. WWE in the UK can release the King of the Ring and the In Your House PPV’s as Tagged Classics but won’t offer to us here in the states. Not trying to knock the people of the UK but isn’t WWE a US based company with headquarters in CT. Why do they get more opportunities to get stuff of old and not us here in the US. I want a King of the Ring and In Your House Anthology. Not some best of BS.

  34. SRB says:

    after reading some stuff from the past i had no clue that KOTR dates back to 1985. This is news to me. hopefully we will get some classics from those years. I thought it started in 93 with the whole yoko/hogan rematch from WM.

  35. SRB says:

    A best of is better than nothing at all. I never expected them to release an anthology because the years were somewhat scattered when it got later and later like when Regal and Shaemus were KOTR. At least with this set we will get all of the high points and main events. Good luck WWE with the content. Making everyone happy on this one wont be easy. Great news.

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