Breaking: WWE To Re-Release WRESTLEMANIA 17 (Unedited) And Other Classic Mania DVDs Soon?

August 16, 2016 by Daniel Bee

WWE/WWF WrestleMania 17 Logo - Stone Cold Steve Austin & Vince McMahon Shaking Hands

WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has got wind of some classic WrestleMania DVD re-releases possibly on the horizon, including the “granddaddy of them all” — WRESTLEMANIA X-SEVEN!

Cast your mind back to March of 2013 and you might recall WWE re-releasing WrestleMania 1-15 on single-disc DVDs to fans in the United States (pictured again below).

This time around we could see individual re-releases of WrestleMania 16 through 24.

WWE WrestleMania 1-15 DVD Re-Releases, March 2013

The WrestleMania 1-15 DVDs put out a few years ago were unfortunately full of edits as for the most part they were simply the WrestleMania Anthology box set versions in fresh packaging. However, all of the footage in the proposed WrestleMania 16-24 DVDs, should they go ahead, will supposedly be untouched and in its original form, presented similar to the WWE Network.

That includes licensed music (the problematic Floyd Mayweather track from WM24 comes to mind) and matches involving Chris Benoit who competed in the vast majority of these events.

In the case of WrestleMania 17, this often sought after DVD in its complete, original form has not been officially available to Home Video collectors since way back in 2002 (or 2009 if we consider the UK exclusive Tagged Classics release). As is well documented, WWE included WrestleMania 17 in the Anthology but a far cry from how we remembered it – all instances of the “scratch” logo were blurred, any audible references to “WWF” censored, and the Limp Bizkit theme dubbed over.

At this time we have only head rumblings of these new titles hitting the United Kingdom and Australia. Looking at the UK’s current catalog of in-print WrestleMania DVDs, FremantleMedia offer WrestleMania 21, which skips to WrestleMania 25, and then runs up to the present day. The introduction of WM16-24 DVDs for this particular market would fill the gap and then some.

Consider the news unconfirmed while details are still scarce, but from early indications we’ve seen the DVDs could be on the way sooner rather than later, making it all worth shouting about!

WWE/WWF WrestleMania 17 DVD - Original Unedited Versions


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In an update on “Brock Lesnar – Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat.” being made “unavailable” on the US Amazon in recent days after pre-orders had already been taken, this WWE DVD/Blu-ray is not alone as the same situation has been observed on the following titles also:

True Story of Royal Rumble
Hell in a Cell 2016
Survivor Series 2016

Since this is now affecting multiple upcoming DVDs it’s probably just temporary reshuffling.

Over on the UK Amazon things are quite the oppose as several future WWE DVDs were just listed on the retail site (“True Story of Royal Rumble” among them), with pre-orders active soon:

True Story of Royal Rumble
Randy Orton: RKO Outta Nowhere
Clash Of Champions 2016

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36 Comments left on this article...

  1. Michael torres says:

    I guess this will be fun and exciting

  2. MyUnitedStates OfWhatever says:

    Best Mania! Worth owning twice!

  3. Charles says:

    They should release Survivor Series set part 3 1997-2002. I badly want 1997 since I was there.

  4. Mnrgrove says:

    How about rereleasing old wwf tapes before 2002 as dvds

  5. Domenic says:

    What WWE needs to do is release PPVs that have NOT been released on DVD. Like No Way Out 2001, Royal Rumble 1999, Fully Loaded 1999, etc., unedited & uncensored, meaning everything remains untouched aside from a few touchups to make it look HD.

    • Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

      1: everything already has been released on DVD, via the Tagged Classic series from Silvervision. Yes..they are only region 2. And yes, they should have been acces to all world. Frankly.. I really do not think they gonna do that now, in the Network era. Like I stated it earlier, I would like the 2008 HD filmed catalogue on Bluray for those releases that has yet seen a blue-release..but not getting my hopes too hight on that too, unfortunately.

      2: it is not possible to make it look HD, since up to Royal Rumble 2008 everything was shot on tape.. had it been film, it could be made upgrade to HD alike..

  6. Andy Garland says:

    i had bought 1-15 when they went on sale 9.99 and had 18-32 now had to order 16 and 17 on amazon why do they wait to long to release the others starrcade1983-2000 when starrcade stopped should be rereleased on dvd

    • Isrs4life says:

      There is a dvd called starrcade the essential collection about starrcade from 2008 I think the way the matches are is top from bottom.

  7. Bruce says:

    It be nice if they released a anthology of WrestleMania 1-33 but this time around it be uncut,uncensored and in 4K also it be the full show on one side disc plus when they had Sunday Night Heat before the WrestleManias that be a special feature on thoese WrestleManias and when they had post or pre shows or anything related to WrestleManias they should add that and then from WrestleMania 34 and beyond they be 4K and uncensored and uncut

  8. Donald says:

    Whoever wouldn’t want this (besides those who have it) or be intrigued of it is certainly not right in the head. DAMN this would be great if WWE follows up with this, ESPECIALLY if it’s unedited!

  9. Ryan Johansson says:

    I would love WM 16-20! I’ve never even seen 16 except for the tag ladder match which everyone has seen.

  10. Anan says:

    Wouldn’t mind an uncut uncensored Anthology of WM’s on DVD and BR. I have The Network so doesn’t matter for me. It’s really for those that don’t have it. They will care the most. Thing is DVD’s aren’t HD so anyone specifically looking for DVD’s will have to be aware that they won’t get the original HD WM24-on which won’t be an issue for BR or Network viewers.

  11. Steven M Tell says:

    I’ve never understood the fascination with WrestleMania 17.

  12. Kenny says:

    Yeah, give me the first 18 Manias unedited on Blu-Ray. I have 15-18 from their original releases already. Unedited versions of the earlier ones would be solid. Besides, there aren’t many Attitude Era PPVs that I’m really interested in. I can count three? Maybe four? ’98 Rumble, Mania XIV, ’98 Survivor Series, and 2001 No Way Out.

  13. Brad Attitude says:

    I want it!

  14. Daniel Bee says:

    Today’s news has me remembering how much I love WrestleMania 17! Here’s a look at my collection of swag…

    http://www.wrestlingdvdnetwork.com/wwf-wwe-wrestlemania-17-tribute-collection/12347/

    • Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

      Respect to you for that X7 collection, Daniel.. 😉 certaintly the all time best WM event ever, and one of my top 5 events overall. They really did that cute Teddy for that hardcore event?!? -lol-

    • Donald says:

      Did the re-releases come out yet???

  15. Nah says:

    Unless they’re on blu-ray, you can keep them, WWE. network is in 720p, why would I buy a DVD? Sell me blu-rays; I want to give you money.

    • SCSA says:

      I would happily buy the Wrestlemania’s of; 8,9,10,13,15,17,18,19 & 20 if released on Blu-Ray in Un-Cut versions within the UK.

      Though buying a DVD is something that I just don’t do anymore since the Blu-Rays had started to sell.

  16. Vintage Simon says:

    So will WM21 get another release, or will they release those around it? (i.e. WM 2000 – XX and 22-XXIV)? Also, is it expected that these will have new covers like the previous re-releases, or the originals? Thanks!

  17. Ruthless.Agression.Eras.4Life says:

    I am only missing the x7 original Silver Vision edition in my WM collection, so will for collection purpose purchase that edition too..

    I wonder if this will be with suddenly random cuts to the crowd, when ever there is the “horrible” choking going on, that the recent years appearently is a problem for the WWE to show their own product from “whooping” 15 years ago they had no problem with.

    The WM 1-15 had those horrible cuts, and frankly, I can live with beeps and blurring, instead of incoherent cuts to crowd reactions.

    But, if there is anything very special going on with these possible releases, I am all ears.. let’s see.. 🙂

    On the long term, I hope this could make WWE convinced to continue with back catalogue releases on Blu-ray for Royal Rumble 2008 and beyound that for those events that has not gotten that deserving treatment.

    • LP1 says:

      I wouldn’t hold my breath on blu-ray releases. WWE clearly doesn’t care that much about it. Which is unfortunate. And I’m sure someone will mention the tired excuse of “Well, if they don’t sell enough then why should they continue to make them?” Of course the response to that is “If they don’t make them, how do they know they won’t sell?”. It’s the chicken and the egg theory.

      • Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

        LP1: yeaah, I know.. but.. I still cheering for team Blue to be released for everything filmed in HD.. damn, did that just sound like return of the Bragging Rights concept..? -lol-

  18. John says:

    I do not need to buy the unedited versions so I bought them the day it came out like 10 years ago but I am glad they are re-releasing the unedited versions, editing them was a dumb move in the first place

  19. Rob says:

    Man, one week after I just picked up WM2000, 17 and 18 for $5 a piece.

  20. Vintage Simon says:

    Awesome news. I’ll likely pick up the majority of those WM releases!

  21. Cherie Smith says:

    Hey just curious if there will be a Reveals Week for True Story of Royal Rumble coming up soon

  22. NOTORIOUS ONE says:

    If it’s not on Blu-ray you can keep those. Besides they’re all on the Network already. Pointless if you don’t at least include the same DVD extras.

  23. RabidHeat says:

    Interesting news. Watch the values of the original and Tagged Classic Silver Vision DVDs for ‘Mania 17 plummet! Lol.

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