WWE has released the trailer for their first title in the “Greatest Rivalaries” series, Shawn Michaels VS. Bret Hart.
The much anticipated 3-Disc DVD set (also available on 2-Disc Blu-ray) chronicles one of the biggest rivalries in wrestling history. For the first time ever two of WWE’s top Hall of Famers sit down to discuss their age old rivalry.
The HBK/Hart DVD will hit stores in the USA on October 25th and reportedly is being released to the UK and Europe first, earlier the same month, when buying with Silver Vision.
Also on this issue, Triple H was not ready to be at the level Rock or Austin was at but leading up to SummerSlam 1999 and the Raw after, I thought The Game was ready to be the real deal. I think it’s bs that WWE is not pushing Zack Ryder for a U.S. title push, I could see him as U.S. champ but if he gets more little Jimmy’s in his fan-base, I could see a WWE title in his future.
@Brad, Thanks for the input on what I said but I agree with Simon on when HBK was the ref for those matches that it was scripted not because of their problems. Are they cool now or what, it would’ve been a great match if they fought like in HBK’s prime 1997 and Rock prime 1999 or HBK 2002 and Rock 2002 before he left to become a huge movie star.
@Brad: It wasn’t a rivalry. It was just two friends not speaking to each other for a year or so. Not much to discuss there, in my opinion.
As for this comment: “Other situations were when HBK played referee in HHH vs. Rock matches where he gave the win to Triple H (the first smackdown & judgment day 2000) just to name a few”. Is that supposed to be a joke? I’m pretty sure that had nothing to do with the ‘beef’, because that was scripted.
Also, I’m pretty sure Michaels was pushing for Austin vs. Mankind at WMXV, not Austin vs. Helmsley.
@Simon: Shawn Michaels & Triple H didn’t speak to one another for over a year and half when Shawn was going through his downfall period after Triple H said something to Vince because he was worried about Shawn which ended up with WWE sending HBK home and HBK threw a hissy fit about it and didn’t speak to Triple H for a while. It may not have been considered a huge fued but the truth HBK did have animosity towards Triple H for a while. And their in ring matches were awesome.
@Steven: The Rock had beef with Shawn Michaels because HBK tried to f**k with his career in the late 90s & early 2000s when The Rock got a quicker push over Triple H. HBK tried to convince Vince McMahon to have Triple vs. Austin @ WrestleMania XV instead of The Rock vs. Austin. Other situations were when HBK played referee in HHH vs. Rock matches where he gave the win to Triple H (the first smackdown & judgment day 2000) just to name a few. On another note, Triple H was always jealous that The Rock made it to the main event before he did even though Triple H came to the WWE before The Rock did.
The only problem i see with this DVD is that i really cant think of any other rivalries within WWE that would be exciting enough to make a 3 disc set out of. Bret/HBK is a must because of the history, the on and off screen problems as well as Montreal itself. No 2 other wrestlers have had these types of issues that are so public unless you make a 3 disc set of McMahon/Bischoff. I think a 3 disc set of Taker/Mankind or Austin/Rock would significantly fall short of the HBK/Hart release in regards to rivalry history, content and matches to be included. Hart/HBK is without a doubt the biggest fued in WWE history.
Also just wondering why in the world did HBK and Rock have some beef with each other?
The greatest night in WWE history just kidding about the Screwjob, but this will be a great DVD/blu-ray which I still think DVD people got screwed with the Screwjob match going on Blu-ray not DVD also. I wonder if they will talk about the direction of the company at the time in 1997, because on Bret’s Wrestling with Shadows video, he said that he didn’t agree with Vince and the direction of the company into becoming more attitude which DX and Stone Cold were already going in.
I can’t wait for this DVD to be released. And I’d like to know how WWE “rewrites history in their own way” as someone else stated. Give me an example please. I’m dying to hear it.
I don’t agree with Brad’s comment about Michaels and Triple H having a feud outside the ring, but there’s another point to be made. Because Michaels and Hart did have a real-life feud, that sets the precedent for this ‘greatest rivalries’ series. People will be buying it mainly for the backstage juice, rather than the actual match collection and/or discussion about their on-screen feud.
So, if the next in the series (and indeed, future releases) don’t contain this element, they may be perceived as a let-down. Austin vs. Rock obviously works on this level, as these two didn’t get along at the start either, but where WWE Home Video goes from there is anyone’s guess.
Hogan vs. Piper could be worthwhile, or something along those lines, but a pure on-screen rivalry (such as The Undertaker vs. Mankind) might prove less intruiging.
i’d like to see a shawn michaels vs triple h rivalry dvd.
they had great matches as well as a real life feud outside the ring and in the ring.
GOD!! Just so, so AMAZING! Unquestionably the most exciting WWE DVD trailer ever! …could this be the best DVD ever? I’d say it will easily have a guaranteed #3 spot behind Ultimate Ric Flair (best wrestler set) and Starrcade (best match collection set).
I simply and truly CAN NOT WAIT for this one!!!!
This is one of the first DVDs in a very long time where obviously the theme really only appeals to the old school fans. This is not another Cena DVD and it’s not a Greatest Moments DVD. The DVD is aimed at fans who really care about what Bret/HBK have to say and I think it’s going to take a true fan to sit there and listen to these hall of famers. I also dont think WWE would really waste anyone’s time with this attempt unless is carefully spoken and carefully produced. Theres no point to make a DVD like this and not have the truth in it. Besides not having Montreal on the regular DVD version the preview looks fantastic and i like how basic the artwork and discs are.
this not a work dvd they both telling the truth about that happend
I never said they would do that Simon, I only said that they have done it many times before. If this DVD is as honest and explicit as it’s hyped up to be, you will never hear me say a word against it, but I will not deny that going in I’m a little sceptical.
Michaels stood out to me in the clip with what he was wearing. No tuxedo necessary. Man, I can’t crack a joke on my own site… 😉
I’m pretty sure that won’t be the case. Can you really see Michaels and Hart, neither of whom are contracted to the WWE and both of whom are filthy rich, coming back to record this to cast aside their morals purely to help WWE re-write history? Maybe they’ll be a tad kinder to each other on various topics than in shoot interviews – mainly because they’re sat right next to each other – but I really can’t see either of the two being weak enough to not tell it as it is.
@Daniel, what was Michaels supposed to wear, a tuxedo?
I agree with Indyfan. It looks great but WWE has a tendancy to present their own version of history on their official DVDs.
Nice of HBK to dress up for the occasion. Sorry, had to 😉
Definitely getting excited for this one.
Looks fucking amazing!
Thanks for posting this DB. This looks really special and its a long time since wwe has released anything so meaningful. A 2.5 hour Stone Cold doc will be special too.
It looks cool, but besides the matches, i don’t see how this will be anymore revealing then their shoots interviews that are available. Actually I’m not convinced this will be no holds barred or anything. I’m sure most stuff will be sugar coated. WWE could be trying to re write history through their kayfabe/shoot interview series. I guess i will have to watch it before I can make that assumption but i wouldn’t put it past WWE.
Looks interesting, can’t wait.
This is one WWE DVD i need to get
Looks damn cool