WWE Schedules New CODY RHODES DVD for 2023 – ‘American Nightmare: The Best of Cody Rhodes’

December 20, 2022 by Daniel Bee

New WWE Cody Rhodes DVD Announced for 2023!

Fremantle/WWE have today announced a new Superstar-themed Home Video release for next year, on none other than former AEW star and 2022 WWE signee “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes!

It’s scheduled for February 2023, fresh off the Royal Rumble and headed right into WrestleMania season (noteworthy perhaps if that foreshadows a possible Cody return to WWE during this period). As we understand it, this is a Fremantle exclusive offering to fans in Europe, with a release date of February 20th, 2023 to the UK and following February 24th, 2023 to Germany.

Pre-orders are now available on WWEDVD.co.uk, expected to follow on Amazon UK in the new year… and several eagle-eyed WDN readers spotted it listed on Amazon Germany already!

WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has received two official cover shots so far and can now reveal the full content listing for “American Nightmare: The Best of Cody Rhodes”, a 2-disc DVD set.

WWE 'American Nightmare: The Best of Cody Rhodes' DVD - Cover Artwork


Boasting a dangerous arsenal and a tremendous knowledge of the squared circle, Cody Rhodes made his mark in WWE from 2007 to 2016, capturing two Intercontinental Championships and six Tag Team Championships. Although he was sometimes “Dashing,” he was far more than a pretty face.

Battling everyone from Randy Orton, to The Miz, to Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes’ talent could not be denied.

After leaving WWE, The American Nightmare returned in 2022 at WrestleMania 38 as Seth “Freakin'” Rollins’ surprise opponent. Now, you can witness a legacy in the making with American Nightmare: The Best of Cody Rhodes!


Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton
RAW • July 16, 2007

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Cody Rhodes & Hardcore Holly vs. Ted DiBiase & A Mystery Opponent
Night of Champions • June 29, 2008

Hell in a Cell Match
Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase vs. D-Generation X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels)
Hell in a Cell • October 4, 2009

Triple Threat Match
Cody Rhodes vs. Ted DiBiase vs. Randy Orton
WrestleMania XXVI • March 28, 2010

Cody Rhodes vs. Rey Mysterio
WrestleMania XXVII • April 3, 2011

Street Fight
Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton
SmackDown • November 4, 2011

Cody Rhodes vs. Rey Mysterio
SmackDown • August 31, 2012

WWE 'American Nightmare: The Best of Cody Rhodes' DVD - Official Box Artwork

Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton
RAW • September 2, 2013

Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. The Shield (Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins)
Battleground • October 6, 2013

No Disqualification Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship
The Shield (Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins) vs. Cody Rhodes & Goldust
RAW • October 14, 2013

Goldust & Stardust vs. Rybaxel (Ryback & Curtis Axel)
RAW • June 16, 2014

Stardust vs. Goldust
Fastlane • February 22, 2015

Stardust & King Barrett vs. Neville & Stephen Amell
SummerSlam • August 23, 2015

Cody Rhodes vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins
WrestleMania 38 • April 2, 2022

Hell in a Cell Match
Cody Rhodes vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins
Hell in a Cell • June 5, 2022

Cody Rhodes American Nightmare Ring Jacket Attire for WWE Return
Cody Rhodes Backstage Photo During WWE Return

The 30th anniversary-themed episode of Monday Night RAW in January will see a DVD release titled “RAW 30th Anniversary”, Fremantle have also confirmed.

With the news of the Cody Rhodes DVD scheduled for February and the RAW 30th DVD for March, the full line-up for Q1 2023 WWE DVDs in the UK now looks like this:

– Survivor Series WarGames 2022 (DVD & Blu-ray)

January 9th, 2023. Single-disc DVD and single-disc Blu-ray

– Best of Attitude Era Royal Rumble Matches (DVD)

January 23rd, 2023. 2-disc DVD set

– American Nightmare: The Best of Cody Rhodes (DVD)

February 20th, 2023. 2-disc DVD set

– RAW 30th Anniversary (DVD)

March 6th, 2023. Single-disc DVD

– Royal Rumble 2023 (DVD & Blu-ray)

March 20th, 2023. 2-disc DVD set and single-disc Blu-ray

These new UK dates have been added to our WWE DVD Release Dates page, where you can also see how the 2023 schedule is shaping up for the US market, which will begin with “Best of Attitude Era Royal Rumble Matches”.

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  1. Alex murray says:

    I hope WWE does a best of wcw thunder dvd or a dvd of unreleased wcw matches from house shows and dark matches

  2. Alex murray says:

    I like Cody Rhodes and like his wife even more but I don’t like him enough to buy a dvd of his matches.
    I’m eagerly waiting for the royal rumble and legends dvd.Will get them on release day

  3. brad attitude says:

    don’t really care for the cody rhodes dvd. I never saw dollar signs or charisma from him to be a main event guy.

    just curious how australians can get a copy of the attitude era royal rumble matches? hopefully no theme songs will be altered

  4. whut says:

    I honestly think this is a pretty neat release.

    like, it’s a 2-dvd set focussing on someone who didn’t have any about him before. and while there is only one match that had been unreleased before (unless, I’m mistaken, the match against Orton from 2013). it’s fine in the sense that most of these have only been released once, either in the “Best of Raw/SD” series or on their respective ppv releaes.

    • BAS says:

      You’re right, the Randy Orton match in September 2013 is the only unreleased one, but what other sets have featured his debut match?

      I’m trying to research what other set it was and I can’t even find where it could be, unless this is also the first time we’re getting that match too.

  5. Roland Smitts says:

    Also, it is kind of weird to do this Cody DVD now, so soon into his WWE return and with so few matches in this run. This would be like if WWF did a Hulk Hogan video only a month into Hulkamania and gave us mostly matches from his early heel run. At least wait another year.

  6. Roland Smitts says:

    So WWE can’t collab with AEW to include at least a couple of those matches? Feels very incomplete without any AEW content. Not like they haven’t worked together before, see Jericho on the Steve Austin Show.

    • LP1 says:

      Asking a guy to do an interview on a show that only a few people watched is very different than asking another company to use their matches to make money off of.

  7. Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

    I like Cody’s work in AEW so much more.. this up coming release on him does have som great matches though; and definitely a few that are missing. First and foremost, the Falls Count anywhere match from Extreme Rules 2011 vs Rey is not on, which is a shame, cos that match was even better than their great match at WM 27.

    And I find it strange that the DX-match is not the Submissions Count Anywhere match at Breaking Point 2009, though the HIAC match is quite good too.

    I might be one of the very few – (perhaps the only one?, would’nt be the first, definitely not the last too 😉 ) – that was not that blown away from the Rollins feud, but as I stated, I liked Cody in AEW so much better.

    The RAW XXX set is only one-disc? Sounds like crap, but what are they going to do so much more with that concept to have it appear just a little tiny bit fresh and new? One thing’s for sure: Ausin’s beer bathing the Coorperation and him stunning Vinnie-Mac got to be there. -lol-

  8. Jaredcho Kappus says:

    U mother f***ers should put these DVDs and blurays in USA bc there’s a lot of WWE fans who r homeless and can’t even watch WWE on the internet do u not care about the homeless u stupid f***s every single f***ing DVD and BLU-RAY needs to be available in the USA pronto bc if not there could be millions of dollars going to lots of people to the ones who can’t afford to watch cable tv or DVDs or have internet I hope u get this f***ing message

  9. RabidHeat says:

    Pretty impressive that it’s two discs, tbh. Thought it would be one disc, like Drew. Also happy that they’re not ignoring Stardust. That Fastlane 2015 match is horrible, though.

    • BAS says:

      I was really looking forward to the Drew DVD, but I passed on it because of how disappointing it looked. Only one unreleased match, that being his NXT title win, and that still wasn’t enough to entice me to buy it.

      And IMO, that shouldn’t have included any matches from his first run, only focus on his comeback. Some NXT matches and his 2020 run. Sure, those 2020 matches we already have, but still would’ve made more sense than the layout they did, plus it would’ve opened the door to include his 2nd world title win since that’s an unreleased match just like the handful of NXT matches. Speaking of his 2nd world title win, that would’ve been the perfect cutoff point for the DVD instead of the Goldberg match.

  10. BAS says:

    Raw 30th Anniversary being single disc, safe to say it’s only going to be the show, which is fine because let’s be honest, what memorable Raw moments haven’t been released already? And what of great significance has even really happened in recent times beyond the pipebomb, DX reunions, Stone Cold appearances, Undertaker appearances, Rock appearances, etc? All of which have been released, and even things I may have failed to mention.

    • Roland Smitts says:

      True dat, the only thing more overexposed in the WWE library than WrestleMania moments is Raw moments (and most of them are from the beyond-tired Attitude era).

  11. RCS1988 says:

    They should release and Unreleased Matches set on the Undertaker.

  12. Paul says:

    I still think a Rhodes Family DVD set (preferably Blu Ray) would be excellent – perhaps when Dustin returns to WWE in 2023?

  13. BAS says:

    The irony of a DVD being titled “The American Nightmare” not being released in America 😉

    Kidding aside, I’m on the fence about the release, but it’s also kind of what to expect from a release for someone who had the first run Cody did, and the fact that his second run so far was somewhat cut short. I’m sure there’d be more to it as there could’ve been more to his second run, assuming he never got hurt.

  14. Jeff Copeland says:

    EH not bad. i would of put cody vs ted from night of champions 2011 for ic title, cody vs jackson month before when he won his first ic title. cody and ted defending the tag titles vs like cryme tyme from unforgiven 08.

    eh could of replaced the cell match with the submissions count anywhere match cause they win that over DX.

    for funny match cody vs big show from extreme rules 2021 where he wins the ic in that TABLES MATCH LOL

    But over all not bad.

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