EXCLUSIVE: WWE Producing ‘Best of NXT TakeOver – 2018’ DVD; First List of 2019 Releases Revealed

November 23, 2018 by Daniel Bee

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WWE is to go in a different direction with their newest NXT DVD series as WrestlingDVDNetwork.com can exclusively reveal what was expected to be “Best of NXT 2018” has now been replaced with “Best of NXT TakeOver 2018”.

The yearly NXT retrospective began with Best of NXT 2017 which covered all of NXT, however this new release, penciled in right now for March 2019, will cover the TakeOver specials alone. Expect to see a compilation of the greatest matches and moments witnessed this year on NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia, New Orleans, Chicago II, Brooklyn 4, and WarGames.

“Best of NXT TakeOver 2018” appeared on WWE’s most recent Home Video-themed fan survey, giving us a glimpse of potential DVDs the company had under consideration for 2019. We’re betting a couple of other concepts on the list might become a reality so it’s probably worth a second look.

Along with the NXT TakeOver DVD and “Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2018” (match listing) that we’ve already confirmed for next year, we can today reveal that “The Best of RAW & SmackDown 2018” has been scheduled too, with that series returning in February.

Several Pay-Per-View DVDs will be joining the line-up for the early goings of 2019. The PPVs are expected to include the likes of Evolution, TLC and Royal Rumble.

Fans in the UK look to be in for a treat as once again both Survivor Series and Royal Rumble are on tap for European exclusive Blu-rays in addition to the standard DVDs.

WWE - Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa Fight with Weapons in NXT!
WWE 'Best of NXT TakeOver 2018' DVD - WarGames Match from NXT TakeOver: WarGames II

And speaking of that Survivor Series 2018 Blu-ray, here’s the official artwork for it!

Survivor Series will hit stores across the United States on DVD toward the end of December. The UK and Germany will get the DVD and a Blu-ray come January.

For those wondering, this cover artwork will be used for the standard DVD version worldwide too — that DVD appears to fit the entire event on a single disc so additional extras are unlikely.

WWE Survivor Series 2018 Blu-ray - Cover Artwork Revealed!

Get a copy of WWE’s SURVIVOR SERIES 2018 DVD (or Blu-ray)…

United States: December 18th. Get your Survivor Series 2018 DVD here on Amazon.com.

Australia: January 16th. Pre-order the Survivor Series DVD down under at Madman.com.au.

UK/Europe: January 21st. Get Survivor Series on DVD (or Blu-ray) soon via Amazon.co.uk.


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  1. Alex Davies says:

    I am hoping that more collections of the best years of the WWE shall be issued on DVD. Match collections of Ravishing Rick Rude, Ted DiBiase and Ultimate Warrior amongst others.

    • RabidHeat says:

      Unfortunately I think compilations for the likes of Ted DiBiase and Rick Rude are a bit “pie in the sky” at this point. If they were gonna happen I think they would have happened years ago. I just don’t think WWE has faith in them to sell. I think when DiBiase came out at the 2010 Hall of Fame ceremony to the sound of crickets chirping it put them off also.

  2. I wanna see these DVD sets I’ve been requesting for a while…

    Best of Face Paint Superstars and Legends 3 Disk DVD set,

    Unreleased Matches 3 Disk DVD sets of
    Ultimate Warrior, Legion of Doom, Demolition, Hulk Hogan, Sting, The Rockers, Undertaker, Kane, Lex Luger, nWo, Hart Foundation, etc.

  3. Patrick McNamara says:

    Ok. I would like too adress and explain some of my comments. I am aware that can be misinterpreted,and I do not want that too occur. I am in no way supporting any of the horrible things happening currently. I am simply being honest and stating the truth. Which in actuality is just ridiculous. I am not for any negativity across not only this world but over all. I get emotional and brutally honest when I discuss things of this nature. Im a collector,but my comments had less too do with the dvd of Crown Jewel and more about me talking down too people. I am not that kind of a man,I truly believe we are equals all across the world and maybe even beyond. I realize my tone seems like Im belittling whomever I am adressing,that is not the case. However I do apologize for my tone after my rants. That wasnt right or cool of me too do. I apologize directly too Rabid Heat and I apologize directly too David. I also apologize too WDN this is not what this forum is about. I took it too far with my rants about society which quite frankly have no place here. From hence forth,I shall only comment and talk about wrestling dvds and agree too disagree with anyone who doesnt share my opinions. Thank you all so very much and I appreciate your time you took too read this.

    • RabidHeat says:

      Reading this just makes me want to apologise to you mate, if you felt like you had to type such a long response and apologise to me in any way, which you absolutely didn’t. Sorry if I made you feel that way. I was only making the point that every review I read of Crown Jewel was negative, but you’re 100% entitled to your opinion. If you enjoyed it, great. 🙂

      • LP1 says:

        Man. If this was a year ago, hell, even a few months ago, this would’ve been a week long war. Maybe it’s the holiday spirit kicking in or something. I don’t know. But somebody owning up to their dumb comments and apologizing for them is a breath of fresh air. Good job Patrick. And to RabidHeat for not fanning the flames.

        On a side note, the other day I predicted the over/under would be 2 weeks before the chaos starts again. I should’ve taken the under on that.

        • RabidHeat says:

          Haha, like I said previously, I think the time that we have been unable to comment has done me some good.

          Only love – RH

          (I’m doing the Hogan Twitter thing here, in case it isn’t obvious, lol)

  4. Patrick McNamara says:

    When is Crown Jewel going too be coming out? I would imagine it would be early 2019 right? Probably right before Royal Rumble 2019? I heard DX.vs.The Brothers of Destruction was actually a good tag team main event. I also heard HBK’s in ring return surpassed expectations after him being inactive for 8 years. I also heard besides that,it was a fairly decent event. The only low point being the “match” for the vacant Universal Championship between Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar. But I am a die hard fan who wants too see it all and enjoys WWE and even appreciates what others dont like. Huge fan,Im a collecter. Really want that event along with the others ofcourse. Also….very much looking forward too finding out what is on the BEST OF NXT TAKEOVER 2018 dvd set. Definitely getting that. Love love NXT. Triple H’s efforts along with the entire WWE training center staff really helped launch a great brand. Also too Roman Reigns ….kick Lukeimia’s ass bro. You can do it your in all our prayers and we give you our strength. Get better Big Dog and get your Universal Title back. Lesnar,or whomever is Universal Champ when the Big Dog comes back….Reigns is going too be taking back his yard. You can believe that!

    • RabidHeat says:

      “I also heard HBK’s in ring return surpassed expectations after him being inactive for 8 years. I also heard besides that,it was a fairly decent event”

      Who on earth told you all this? Whoever it was, I think they were having some fun with you. Just Google some reviews of it.

      • Patrick McNamara says:

        Ok ok nobody told me. It was my opinion alright? I just dont like stating my opinions man. I saw it and I enjoyed it I saw the crowd reaction got insight from other die hard fans and we for the most part agree. Im sorry I should have just said that I liked it and not been so sketchy. As I said,I usually keep my opinion too myself.

    • David says:

      Saudi Blood Money Part 2 was garbage and nothing more than a glorified house show in and no DX vs Brothers of Destruction was not a good match. Just 30 minutes of slow slow garbage. Its like Saudi just got 1998 WWF television in 2018 because that was the only thing they popped chanting “this is awesome” and everything else on the card was dead silent.

      It was a nothing event and its for the best if that abortion of an event doesn’t get released.

      • Patrick McNamara says:

        Well I love too rain all over your know it all attitude,but WWE CROWN JEWEL is getting released on dvd. Sorry that you were wrong…well Im not really sorry. Quite frankly I think you are what we call ” a bandwagon fan”. You really arent a true fan havent really gotten into anything. David…David….tsk tsk you wonder why we are constantly threatened by other countries. We keep thinking we’re above everyone that is not true. And what isnt blood money nowadays? The sad truth is at least 75% of the global financial revenue is somehow connected too violence or something unsavory. So just know that unless you understand that concept and are actually aware that the world isnt what it used too be,sadly,then you singling out one event/thing as “something blood money” isnt the most intelligent statement you can make. In fact Im pretty sure that you wouldnt say “European blood money” now wouldnt you?

        • SRB says:

          10/25/18 WWE pulls wrestlers from Megyn Kelly show because she made a tasteless joke.

          10/2/18 Saudi consulate being investigated due to dismemberment of journalist.

          See the double standard? Blood money is perfectly accurate.

  5. LP1 says:

    If you think about it, there were 5 TakeOver events in 2018, each with 5 matches, that means in theory they can include all 25 TakeOver matches from 2018 on 1 set if they wanted to. They probably won’t, but they could.

  6. Robert Emons says:

    What about crown jewel? Did it not make the cut for next year?

    • RabidHeat says:

      I kinda hope not, tbh.

      • Patrick McNamara says:

        The fact is WWE Crown Jewel is an event with significance. It included an in ring return that fans wanted too see. Just because we dont agree with what another country/culture does or did too isnt any reason too subconciously belittle an event held there WWE will do whatever they have too. It is a business. The show was forced too change for a number of last minute reasons. I mean WWE did what they could do. The event was annouced and promised so they went through with it. I love John Cena,Daniel Bryan but you should not cancel being at an event you were advertised heavily too be at. I mean in all likelyhood Daniel Bryan could have won the WWE championship at Crown Jewel….Cena probably would have won the world cup. Personal beliefs shouldnt allow you too cancel. I understand why they did though. Let’s be honest we didnt enjoy the event ,mainly because we expected a legendary Hall of Famer too perform like he did almost a decade ago,even after he came back against the odds. I mean he didnt have too perform in the ring but he did. It took some balls too get back in there and do as good as he did,at his age. And considering the fact he hasnt wrestled for 8 years and still looked in great shape. Alot of outside variables screwed up the event. But Im a collector and I want it too complete my collection. I mean I got the wwe Hardknocks The Chris Benoit dvd a couple years back. People just want too rip apart everything and it gets annoying. Sorry for the rant just sick of people speaking for others.

  7. Stinger says:

    I think the lack of black Friday deals underscores how DVD/Blu-Rays are dying. I think 2018 was one of the worst years for dvd releases for WWE and I hope next year is better. The two unreleased series were good and the rest were average. Here is hoping 2019 WWE gets better in their releases.

    • RCS1988 says:

      Hopefully they do more Unreleased DVD’s for 2019 as I think those are the only ones that get decent sales.

      • Anan says:

        There’s a ton of potential for Unreleased sets. RAW/SD or PPV Unreleased which involves dark matches or segments taking place before or after the respective shows. Other talent getting their own unreleased sets to follow Hulk Hogan and the recently released Macho Man & HBK Unreleased sets.

        Just some talents who’s Unreleased sets I think would sell well:
        Rey Mysterio – best time to release one would be now to capitalize on his recent return to the company.

        Warrior – If Hogan can get one and he did than so can Warrior






        Eddie Guererro





        Kurt Angle

        The Undertaker

        HHH isn’t popular on the net. Cena isn’t either and is split 50/50 in the audience. Orton, idk. But that doesn’t change the fact that they’ve had long careers in WWE w/unreleased material that would fill up more than one set. That goes for everyone on this list as they’ve all had long enough careers.

        Maybe too early to do one on the following names but in the future:
        AJ Styles

        Samoa Joe



  8. LP1 says:

    Considering Survivor Series this year ran 3 hours & 35 minutes, I can’t see how the whole show can fit on 1 disc. It would make sense for it to be 2 discs so they can also fit the 10 on 10 pre-show Survivor match.

  9. BAS says:

    They should have the Takeover specials in their entirety in one set as well as release the other years of Takeover in their own sets.

  10. Daniel says:

    I would prefer a best of NXT 2018 rather than Takeover matches DVD

    • RabidHeat says:

      I agree. Plus, I can just see that they might release the three best matches from Takeover: New Orleans on this set and devalue the bonus disc that we got with ‘Mania in the UK.

      • Anan says:

        I wanna see an NXT Unreleased set. Not the old reality show NXT. But from the current one and that includes the UK part of the brand.

        But otherwise yeah a best of NXT featuring the best of the weekly Network show is better.

        TakeOver can be featured in its entirety I would think on its own set either as a bonus like they did for WM or on its own. If on its own, they may include some matches or segments leading up to the event as extras.

        • RabidHeat says:

          It also bothers me that the best stuff from NXT TV will now not get released.

          • Anan says:


            May not happen but I wanna see the next Best of NXT TV set include some UK matches as that division of NXT has some great talent and matches. I can only guess that they scrapped the originally scheduled NXT TV Best Of bc the UK part just started & they may wanna include some matches from there in the next set. I’m sure we’ll get another one. But delaying it gives them a chance to include the following in there which imho should be included in the set:

            Toni Storm vs Rhea Ripley – UK Women’s Title (where Ripley won the gold in the tournament final)

            Aleister Black vs Gargano – Steel Cage

            In addition to of course other things

            • LP1 says:

              “…delaying it gives them a chance to include the following in there which imho should be included in the set”

              How can you say the Ciampa vs Gargano cage match “should be included” when you haven’t even seen it yet to know if it’s any good? Unless you were there in Orlando, in which case I retract my comment.

              • Anan says:

                For the record yes I was there in Orlando. Secondly they’ve always had match of the year quality bouts against each other this year during their rivalry on NXT.

                Right or wrong, people saying “this is gonna be good” or some variation of that before whatever they are talking about is released to the public is common. They say that I think not in a literal sense like I think you took that portion of my previous comment but because it’s how they show their anticipation and maybe also their expectation(s.) Not everything has to be taken literally.

            • LP1 says:

              How can you say the Ciampa vs Gargano cage match “should be included” when you haven’t even seen it yet?

              Unless you were there in Orlando at the tapings the other night, in which case, my bad.

              • LP1 says:

                Well that’s weird. I wrote a response and it never showed up, so I wrote another one and that didn’t show up either. Now they both show up. Oh well.

  11. Mark Markson says:

    The 2019 Royal Rumble will be released on blu-ray. The one from 2018 is already out on blu-ray. 😉

    I would prefer a best of NXT 2018 DVD to also feature matches from the weekly TV.

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