EXCLUSIVE: The Rock’s 2012 WWE DVD & Blu-ray Confirmed – Details Released Inside

November 8, 2011 by Daniel Bee

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.

Let us know your thoughts on a new Rock DVD in the comments section below!

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  1. Marco says:

    Will you beat john cena

  2. motin says:

    john cena you can see me.see can you me ….he is bad & fool & mad wrestler.but the rock is absolately good,biggest,wise,smart,& dendrouse wrestler of the world.wwe need rock.every boddy love rock.indian people likes the rock.

  3. miz says:

    miz is cowdung.he suck dog’s pussy& ass.that’s really.o really.

  4. kamrul says:

    rocky is the total different wresler in wwe.thank you rock for uour action in survivor seriese.we are long time donot watch this good action.please come back in wwe.we also see you in bangladesh.we invite.see our countri’s people;every boddy love the rock.

  5. saif says:

    we enjoy the rock action.we are bangladeshi people. we love rock.the rock is the best wresler.finally the rock come back in dhaka city in bangladesh. long live rock.

  6. jamal says:

    we are bangladeshi people we love rock we see the rock the next champion in wwe 2012.

  7. imon says:

    we always watch the rock.he is the wwe tigher.we are bangladeshi people,we love rock.we watch the next champion the rock,in-2012.

  8. the nayeem says:

    the rock is the biggest wrestler of the world .bangladeshi people always see rock in wwe.because we love the people’s champ the rock.we wish long live rock&he can win wwe championship on 2012.

  9. patrick says:

    matches could be
    1.rock vs bret hart-raw 97
    2.rock vs shamrock -royal rumble 98
    3.rock vs xpac-raw 98
    4.rock vs shamrock vs mankind- breakdown 98
    5.rock vs mankind-rock bottom 98
    6.rock vs mankind-royal rumble 99
    7.rock&sock connection vs outlaws- armaggedon 99
    8.rock vs hhh vs shane- insurrextion 00
    9.rock vs kurt angle-no mercy 00
    10.rock vs angle vs rikishi vs austin-rebellion 00
    11.rock vs steve austin-rebellion 01
    12.rock&austin vs angle&jericho-smackdown 01
    13.rock vs jericho-vengeance 01
    14.rock vs taker-no way out 02
    15.rock vs golberg-backlash 03
    16.rock&cena vs awesome truth-survivor series 11

  10. Jonathan says:

    If i had on my own Rock Match listing it would be theses.

    Rocky Maivia vs Bret Hart- April 7, 1997 Raw
    Rocky Maivia vs Ken Shamrock- Wrestlemania 14
    Rocky Maivia vs Faarooq- Over the Edge May 31, 1998
    The Rock vs X-Pac July 20,1998- Raw
    The Rock vs Ken Shamrock vs Mankind- Breakdown Sept 27,1998
    The Rock vs Mankind- Survivor Series 1998 WWE championship finals
    The Rock vs Mankind- Rock Bottom Dec 13,1998
    The Rock vs Triple H- July 25,1999 Fully loaded
    The Rock vs Big Show- No way out Feb 27, 2000
    The Rock,Undertaker & Kane vs Triple H, Vince & Shane Mcmahon King of the Ring June 25, 2000
    The Rock vs Kurt Angle -No mercy October 22, 2000
    The Rock vs Shane Mcmahon- Raw August 6, 2001
    The Rock vs Stone Cold Steve Austin Rebellion 2001
    The Rock & Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Kurt Angle & Chris Jericho- Smackdown Dec 6, 2001
    The Rock vs The undertaker- No Way out- Febuary 17, 2002
    The Rock vs Triple H- August 19, 2002 Raw
    The Rock vs Hulk Hogan- No Way Out Febuary 23, 2003
    The Rock vs Goldberg- Backlash April 27, 2003
    The Rock & John Cena vs The Miz & R-truth.

  11. Anonymous says:

    my match listing would be:
    The rock vs Goldberg – backlash 2003
    The rock vs stone cold steve austin steel cage match raw 2001
    the rock vs stone cold steve austin rebellion 2001
    The rock vs chris benoit fully loaded 2000
    the rock vs Kurt Angle No Mercy 2000
    the rock vs triple h iron man match judgment day 2000
    The rock vs triple h vs brock lesnar – global warming tour 2003
    the rock vs big show – no way out 2000
    the rock vs chris benoit vs undertaker vs kane – unforgiven 2000
    the rock vs the undertaker lumberjack match – wwf raw may 29 2000
    the rock vs triple h no disqualification match – wwe raw 8/19/2002
    the rock vs kurt angle vs undertaker – vengeance 2002
    the rock vs kurt angle wwf championship – wwf raw 3/12/2001
    the rock vs mankind vs ken shamrock triple threat match – wwf raw 9/21/1998
    the rock and triple h vs kurt angle and undertaker wwf smackdown 1/31/2002
    the rock and triple h vs chris jericho and kurt angle wwf raw is war 1/21/2002
    the rock vs brock lesnar wwe summerslam 2002

  12. KirbbDogg says:

    I’d like to see rock’s match with hogan for no way out in 2003. And his 2002 match with Ric flair. The 3 way with rock HHH and brock lesner. The only other matche’s that Rock had that have not be released are of with chris benoit. Nothing of Benoit will ever be released.

  13. Simon says:

    @Dave: The picture quality of Tagged Classics I’ve found to be rather poor – by far inferior to WWE’s footage archive. Additionally, TC’s don’t feature TV shows (ie. Raw or Smackdown), so no, not every match out there is already covered by them.

    As to your last point, no – nobody is telling me to buy every single DVD. However, I *want* to buy certain DVDs, and can be frustrated when the line-up doesn’t live up to expectations.

  14. indyfan says:

    Dave that is exactly what is going to happen. Too many repeats.. no buy. I use to buy every dvd. Now i pick and choose because its a rip off if you own all the other dvds. And its not so bad if 3 or 4 matches are repeats but 9 and up out of 22 is bullshit. They should try and get fans to buy the other dvd sets aswell. This will maybe boost their dvd sales.

  15. Dave says:

    What’s wrong with people in repeats, that’s all people complain about here (as well as how crappy a so and so cover looks)…if you live in the UK, about every ppv is released in tagged classics so whatever DVD they release will be repeated.

    Get use to it…WWE will use repeats…simple…nobody is telling you buy every single WWE DVD just because it has their logo on it.

  16. chrisZ says:

    @captain planet

    totally agree captain.

  17. captain planet says:

    All they had to do was wait a few months, film a doc, and then have maybe a small handful of brand new HD matches (at the very least, 2, but realistically he’ll probably have a few tag matches or something leading to WM28). Throw in some major match repeats, do some left off ones from the previous DVD, and there you go – a complete, modern, Rock bio with all the matches you could want.

  18. chrisZ says:

    Not to excited about this one, I mean they have already released a ROCK dvd, why another one? And they are not going to include his survivor series (return) Tag team match and one of the biggest matches of his career vs John Cena at mania 28. No point of releasing this if they won’t include those 2 matches plus The Rock vs Triple H – Iron Man Match
    and The Rock vs Steve Austin from Rebellion 2002, we’ll have to see. THIS IS JUST MY OPINION PEOPLE. 🙂

  19. Anonymous says:

    They will screw this up. Hope they put him and Austin’s WM matches cause they aren’t on any other DVD. Sarcasm

  20. indyfan says:

    I just hope if they put promos they put stuff when he first joined NOD and began picking up steam. His last set had such dumb comedy promos. i watched them once and never watched them again. Im not that excited for this. Its going to be full of repeats anyway.

  21. Nate says:

    There has been some good stuff in his career that has not yet been released on any compilation set. Hopefully this beats the trend of having 75% repeats and putting the rare stuff on blu-ray only.

  22. Vincenzzzzzo says:


    I disagree. Having promos from cetain wrestlers, like The Rock, is a great addition to any DVD set. Some wrestlers’ promos are classic and should be included.

  23. SRB says:

    I really cant stand when they do an entire disc (Usually the 3rd disc) dedicated to promos and interviews. I dont think too many people are really gonna sit there and watch 3 hours, or by the new WWE times on a disc 1 hour and 49 minutes of mic work. I fear that will happen here.

  24. Steve says:

    just like the upcoming stone cold release, i dont own any of the previous sets. so i can see myself picking this one up

  25. oldschool says:

    No documentary, thumbs down. I like the rock do not get me wrong. He, Mick foley and Triple H need a documentary dvd.

  26. ALK says:

    @Brad Attitude
    Sadly, that’s about as likely as the Boogeyman being on the set… 🙁

  27. Yish says:

    Well it sounds like its all matches 🙁 No Documentary will b added 2this 1 from the start of Rocky Maivia-The Rock’s career 🙁 I was hoping 4 it2b like Austin’s latest blu-ray cos i only watch old matches – the time Shawn left. After that i stopped watching it n only by the blu-rays with old matches/documentaries now.

  28. Brad Attitude says:

    If Benoit vs. The Rock from Fully Loaded 2000 is not part of the match listing, then I’m not gonna bother with the dvd then 😉

  29. Supersonic says:

    The Rock returning to Toronto in February 2003 is also required.

  30. Supersonic says:


    The Rock & Chris Jericho vs. Steve Austin & Kurt Angle – 11/15/2001
    The Rock vs. Kurt Angle – 7/15/2002
    The Rock vs. Edge – 11/9/1998
    The Rock vs. Triple H – Judgment Day 2000
    The Rock vs. Mankind vs. Ken Shamrock – Breakdown
    The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar – SummerSlam 2002
    The Rock vs. Kurt Angle – No Mercy 2000
    Rocky Maivia vs. Bret Hart
    Survivor Series 1996 debut
    The Rock & John Cena vs. R-Truth & The Miz
    Rock ‘N Sock Connection and La Resistance – 12/8/2003
    The Rock and BookDust – King of the Ring 2002
    The Rock Concert (Sacramento) – 3/24/2003
    The Rock and the Hurricane – all segments
    The Rock returns to Miami – 6/21/2004
    The Rock makes a new friend – 5/17/2004

  31. ZiggyZiggler says:

    Halftime heat better be on this DVD

  32. Paul says:

    What new “classic bouts” can be put on this set that haven’t been released on his previous DVDs? Sounds like I’m going to pass on this one.

  33. Steve V says:

    I meant The Rock vs Steve Austin from Rebellion 2001

  34. Steve V says:

    Matches that need to be on this DVD:
    The Rock vs Triple H – Iron Man Match
    The Rock vs Mankind – I Quit Match
    The Rock vs Steve Austin from Rebellion 2002

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