Since last week you’ve been hearing of WWE’s plans to release a new DVD on The Rock for 2012. We can now say for definite it’s on the way and exclusively reveal some first details.
We can confirm the new release will be a 3-Disc DVD collection, and for the first time WWE will produce a feature length Blu-ray of The Rock, which will be a 2-Disc set.
WWE have not yet made a final decision on a name for the production, so as of now it’s listed on the schedule as simply “The Rock”. That will change later.
Unlike with his previous WWE Home Video release, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will this time be involved in terms of filming new footage to be included on the set.
We can also confirm the previously revealed release date of February 21st, 2012 – on the road to The Rock vs. John Cena at WrestleMania 28.
WWE: The Rock [3-Disc DVD]
– Catalog: WWE95026
– UPC: 651191950263
– Buy it.
WWE: The Rock [2-Disc Blu-ray]
– Catalog: WWE95027
– UPC: 6651191950270
– Buy it.
He electrified a generation of sports entertainment fans with his brash style, superb athleticism, and uproarious interviews. He held the WWE Championship a record seven times, and was known for legendary battles with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Triple H, Mick Foley, Undertaker, and more.
And at the peak of his popularity, he made a move to conquer a new industry, becoming an enormous movie star. Now, he’s back in WWE, ready to main event the biggest WrestleMania in history, “The People’s WrestleMania.”
In the exciting buildup to WrestleMania XVIII, fans can, for the first time ever on DVD, relive the exciting life and times of the Rock. Packed with brand new interviews as well as a selection of the Rock’s biggest career-spanning bouts, moments, and promos, this DVD/Blu-Ray set will electrify every member of Team Bring It!
Quoting WWE Home Video on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s popularity,
“The Rock is a significant name in both the world of sports entertainment and film. His last 3 films (Fast Five, Faster, Toothfairy) generated over $293 in the box office and on DVD sold over 1.1MM units in the first week. The Rock “Brings It” in 2012 with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island in theaters and WrestleMania 28 – Rock vs. Cena on PPV. “Team Bring It” revitalized The WWE as WWE Raw sees 13% lift in viewers following Rock’ss return, and WrestleMania 27 reaches 1MM pay-per-view buys with Rock as host (a 30+ % lift).”
Judging by the details we have at present (the synopsis above and related media info) it appears that as of now The Rock’s involvement with this WWE project will be for interview pieces related to content shown. That seems to rule out this particular DVD being the final biographical release.
Since there is no mention of a career spanning documentary, and given that the DVD/Blu-ray is released prior to the WrestleMania 28 event, it would appear right now that it will be a new collection of matches and moments with The Rock’s comments on these and his life in general.
Amazon is already taking pre-orders for the February 21st, 2012 release here.
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