The bell, it would seem, has tolled, because WWE is finally producing a career-spanning documentary on “The Phenom”, The Undertaker!
Good ol’ JR revealed the news on social media late last week, along with a photo of himself and his recently departed wife Jan standing beside ‘Taker. Jim Ross was interviewed by a WWE camera crew for the purpose of the documentary on what would officially be the final day of his contract with the company after some 26 years of service.
We can confirm that the project has been green-lighted, however we’ve learned from a source in the know that an Undertaker documentary feature does not (currently) appear on WWE’s 2019 schedule — we wouldn’t rule out that changing, or the documentary seeing a physical Home Video offering in the future, but as of right now, sadly, this one may not be a DVD release.
Indeed, we shared the same reaction as Paul Bearer here:
Speaking of a documentary that didn’t wind up on DVD immediately (but will be released this month!), it’s time for a first look at: Andre The Giant.
Here’s a glimpse of the main menu and extras selection for the new Andre The Giant DVD ahead of its release beginning April 30th. Get your pre-orders in by clicking here to Amazon.com.
The runtime of the documentary feature on DVD is approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes which looks to be identical to the length of the original HBO version, but here we’re also treated to a selection of Andre’s biggest matches between the years 1978 and 1988, as special features.
Grab your copy of the new WWE “ANDRE THE GIANT” DVD on…
– United States: April 30th. Get your copy of the Andre DVD here on Amazon.com.
– UK/Europe: May 6th. Pre-order the new Andre The Giant DVD now via Amazon.co.uk.
– Australia: June 19th. Your pre-order opportunity just went live over at Madman.com.au.
On this very day last year it was announced that for the first time ever the WrestleMania DVD would, in addition to The Showcase of the Immortals, include the weekend’s NXT TakeOver special.
Luckily, it wasn’t an April Fool’s gag then and it isn’t today either — WrestleMania 35 will include an NXT TakeOver: New York bonus disc!
This will once again be a limited edition offered exclusively to fans in the UK. Last year, ASDA stocked the bonus in the form of a 4-disc DVD package in their stores. WWE Home Video UK would bundle the NXT TakeOver bonus disc with both the DVD and Blu-ray of WrestleMania online through their webstore. A similar release strategy appears to be planned this year.
Pre-orders are already being taken right now at WWEDVD.co.uk, who state:
For all you lucky customers who pre-order online with us on either DVD or Blu-ray, you will receive the Limited Edition Online Exclusive version that will contain the NXT TakeOver: New York bonus DVD disc inside!
This bonus DVD will feature the full NXT TakeOver event scheduled for the 6th of April – one day before WrestleMania 35.