BREAKING: WWE To Release ‘KURT ANGLE: Essential Collection’ DVD in 2017 – Exclusive First Details

April 6, 2017 by Daniel Bee

WWE Releasing 'Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection' DVD in 2017!

It’s True! It’s True! 2017 WWE Hall of Fame inductee and current RAW General Manager Kurt Angle will be getting the Home Video treatment this summer — his first-ever WWE DVD has already been made available to pre-order here on

The new listing confirms that the release is on the way for August 1st, 2017 in the United States with an official title of “Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection”.

Amazon’s page and the name given to the product infer a collection of Angle’s greatest matches, and since it went live we’ve been able to confirm the match compilation format. Therefore this one is expected to be a DVD-only offering with no plans for a Blu-ray edition at this time.

However, can exclusively reveal that the DVD, a 3-disc set, will not only feature matches but also a brand new, previously unseen interview with the man himself!

A Kurt Angle DVD has been under consideration by the company since at least April of 2016 and now, one year later, it has become a reality with his recent return to the WWE family.

The official synopsis for the 2017 release follows below:


“Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection”

It’s true! It’s true! Kurt Angle has had some of the most epic matchups in WWE history. Now for the first time ever, you can watch them all with Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection.

Relive all of his rivalries with Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, John Cena, Edge, Shawn Michaels, Triple H and more in this complete collection.

WWE - Kurt Angle Returns as RAW General Manager

Right before the Olympic gold medalist, Kevin Owens is on the 2017 WWE Home Video schedule as “Fight Owens Fight – The Kevin Owens Story” arrives in July on DVD and Blu-ray.

It’s “KO WEEK” here at and that means more match reveals!

Today’s picks include Kevin Owens’ debut match in NXT, his first clash with Sami Zayn also in NXT, and one of the defining matches of his run as the WWE Universal Champion…

WWE 'Kevin Owens: Fight Owens Fight' DVD - Cover Artwork

— Kevin Owens vs. CJ Parker
NXT Takeover: R-Evolution • December 11, 2014

NXT Championship Match
Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens
NXT Takeover: Rival • February 11, 2015

Hell in a Cell Match for the Universal Championship
Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
Hell in a Cell • October 30, 2016



The FULL content listing for WWE’s new “Fight Owens Fight – The Kevin Owens Story” DVD set will arrive here exclusively tomorrow and it’s slated to give a complete rundown of the documentary chapters, extras to the main feature, and even more matches too!

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  1. RabidHeat says:

    I’m sure it will be great for those that want the best Angle matches in one place, but since I own every PPV he was ever on and all the best Raw/SD matches and moments on other compilations, I think this probably won’t be an essential purchase for me. I’ll likely wait for the inevitable documentary set a year or two later, like I did with Sting’s Into the Light. Unless this turns out like “Best of Sting” where it’s not the best, but a lot of rare TV matches – I might then consider it.

  2. Vince says:

    Angle sucks! Never had a decent match. We need a 8 DVD set best of Roman reigns!

    • brandon vendetta says:

      You must be high.8 DVD set!! Roman reigns!! Come on now angle never had a decent match so you say but Roman reigns deseves an 8 dvd set. Crack must be cheap in your neighborhood.

      • RabidHeat says:

        I’m pretty sure he was being sarcastic and you didn’t get the joke.

        • brandon vendetta says:

          Maybe he wasn’t being sarcastic though u never can tell with some of these people who post comments on here.maybe I’m just a prick,I don’t mean to be but saying Kurt angle never had a decent match upsets me sarcastic or not.sorry

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  3. Ricardo Aguilera says:

    Matches that hopefully could be on it Kurt angle vs Chris Jericho intercontinental championship match no way out 2000 2000 king of the ring finals Kurt angle vs rikishi no mercy 2000 WWE championship match Kurt angle vs the rock Armageddon 2000 6 man wwe championship match angle vs rikishi vs stone cold Steve Austin vs hhh vs the rock vs undertaker wwe championship match Kurt angle vs hhh royal rumble 2001 king of the ring 2001 street fight match Kurt angle vs Shane McMahon wwe championship match Kurt angle vs stone cold Steve Austin summer slam 2001 WWE championship match Kurt angle vs stone cold Steve Austin unforgiven 2001 wcw united States championship match Kurt angle vs Kane smackdown 2001 Kurt angle vs Kane raw 2002 kurt angle vs hhh no way out 2002 Kurt angle vs hhh steel cage match raw 2002 Kurt angle vs edge backlash 2002 Kurt angle vs edge steel cage match smackdown 2002 Kurt angle vs Hogan king of the ring 2002 wwe championship match Kurt angle vs undertaker smackdown 2002 kurt angle vs Rey mysterio summer slam 2002 wish benoit matches would be too but we all know they won’t but if could Kurt angle vs Chris benoit backlash 2001 ultimate submission match Kurt angle vs Chris benoit steel cage match raw 2001 wwe championship match Kurt angle vs Chris benoit Royal rumble 2003 Kurt angle and Chris benoit vs edge and Rey mysterio no mercy 2002 for the WWE tag team championship Kurt angle vs Brock Lesnar WrestleMania 19 WWE championship match triple threat wwe championship match Kurt angle vs Brock Lesnar vs big show vengeance 2003 Kurt angle vs big show no disqualification match smackdown 2003 Kurt angle vs big show and world’s greatest tag team no disqualification 3on 1 handicap match smackdown 2003 Kurt angle vs John Cena no mercy 2003 WWE championship match Kurt angle vs Eddie Guerrero WrestleMania xx last man standing match Kurt angle vs jbl smackdown 2005 Kurt angle vs Shawn Michaels WrestleMania 21 Kurt​ angle vs Shawn Michaels 30 mintue iron man match raw 2005 world heavyweight championship match Kurt angle vs undertaker no way out 2006 Kurt angle vs Rey mysterio smackdown 2006 and smackdown 2005 that was a hell of a match live from toko Japan

  4. Vintage Simon says:

    Hopefully we’ll see a Blu-Ray release in the UK. Although there’s no documentary as such, it would be nice if they included his recent sitdown interviews with the WWE Network (or at least weave them in between matches).

    As for matches, I’m hoping we might get bouts against Chris Jericho at KOTR 2000 (as opposed to the final), The Rock at No Mercy 2000 (which has never been on a DVD set bar the Tagged Classics), The Undertaker at Survivor Series 2000, Triple H at Royal Rumble 2001, and Booker T on Smackdown in 2001.

    These feel ‘essential’ enough to make the cut. It’s possible this is the first of two Angle releases (a la the Sting treatment a few years back), and that we might get a doc rounding up his career through 2018, likely culminating in a match at WM34.

  5. IHeart2000s says:

    Just once I’d like to read a thread without the words “Benoit” or “Repeats”

    • Pete Doyle says:

      You can’t not expect to not hear Benoit especially when Angle is remembered for having such amazing matches with him. It’s some of his best work of his career.

      • IHeart2000s says:

        Angle is remembered for having amazing matches with so many other people. Benoit is a very minuscule piece of that puzzle

        • Pete Doyle says:

          Benoit was one of Angle’s top rivals and one of the few guys fans consistantly remember having great matches with each time they stepped into the ring together.

          • IHeart2000s says:

            Except that he wasn’t. Austin, Rock, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Shane McMahon. Those guys all come into mind wayyyy before Benoit does

            • Pete Doyle says:

              Except all those guys only had that one big match with Angle that was great. The Angle/Benoit rivalry produced several classics between 2001-2003.

            • Damien Drake says:

              Oh shut up u dumb troll!

            • IHeart2000s Should Die says:

              Triple H? You’re obviously a troll who never actually watched any wrestling back then. Triple H and Angle never had ONE great match. Decent ones surely but nothing classic.

              And Benoit is easily Angle’s greatest opponent and Kurt himself would say as much.

    • Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

      Get a black fat magic marker and let the obsolete Deeeeelightfull Deletion of the words your Heart can not bear begin! Your welcome!

  6. Shane Montgomery says:

    This DVD only trend needs to stop. I find it hard to believe that BR sells are that dismal and the quality is so much better on BR. I know I am preaching to the choir here because most of us on here would rather have BR release, but man, it is getting frustrating!

  7. Anan says:

    Kurt Angle….not complaining but wish this was a documentary set. As for what matches I want to see included:

    Edge & Rey Mysterio vs Benoit & Angle – SD Tag Team Title Finals from No Mercy 2002. Probably the best wrestling match of that ppv. But will probably not be included I’m thinking.

    Vs Benoit – RR2003. For obvious reasons, may/will probably not be included but hope I’m wrong bc it was a great one.

    Vs John Cena – No Mercy 2003. I see no reason not to have this match here. It was a good one.

    Vs HBK – WM21. I so much enjoyed this. Should definitely be included.

    Vs Taker. They could include their SSeries 2000 match also since it was Angle’s 1st world title defense (at ppv anyway) but it’s really his WM quality like main event from No Way Out 2006 that I most want to be included here.

    I think his WWF debut at SSeries 99 vs Steve Blackman if I remember correctly will probably make the cut along with his 1st world title win at No Mercy 2000 (over The Rock.)

    • Pete Doyle says:

      I’d rather see the HBK vs Angle iron man match on the set as well as their WrestleMania encounter.

      • Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

        the Iron man match from RAW Homecoming would be awesome to have with the segments from the comercial cuts included.. hell, let’s have the complete triology with HBK on there, so have the Vengeance ’05 on there too..after all it is the essential collection.. 😉

    • brandon vendetta says:

      I’m very disappointed that this will not be a documentary set. For me the docs are just as much as a selling point as the matches. I know a lot of people out there could care less about the docs on these sets but I’m not one of them.i like learning about the wrestlers and enjoy their stories. And I’m sure that with a title like the essential collection that this set will be loaded with repeats. I know a lot of you that go on this site hate it when people complain about repeats but if any of you are big collectors like I am you have to admit that it pisses you off too.I get why repeats are essential to these sets because they are the “best of” I get it I just wish that wwe would release more unreleased material that’s all.I’m just sick of owning the same matches on multiple sets and unfortunately I’m sure this release will have a ton of em. Sorry to anyone who reads this that hates the r word but hopefully you know where I’m coming from.

      • Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

        WWE is doing a formula the recent years, where they first put out a Ultimate / Best of / Essential collection of matches..and then a year or two later the documentary is being realized.

        Did it with The Ultimate Warrior.. Sting.. most likely gonna do it with Kurt too next year or in 2019. Simple business, making money. Problaly reason also why they make the releases shorter and shorter in get us to buy more releases..naaaah, that’s just me being in my Jericho/R-Truth conspiracy mode. -lol-

  8. mememememe says:

    Oh wow that was fast. It’s baffling though that theres no bluray.

    • Cuthbert says:

      It’s not baffling at all. Since it’s almost all 10+ year-old matches. They would not benefit from being on Blu Ray. Why would they waste money on putting them on it? And for those that say even just older material is improved by Blu Ray, this is false. Older material looks better when you take the time to remaster it. That will never happen to a wrestling collection. Remastering wrestling would not be worth the time or money.

  9. SCSA says:

    Since I don’t watch wrestling ne more, I would hav preferred a documentary Angle Bku-Ray but it’s too bad that we wouldn’t get his RR2003 match against Benoit

  10. Brad Attitude says:

    It’s too bad it won’t show his stuff with Benoit because they had some damn good matches together and we’re the first Smackdown tag team champions. But I’m hoping wwe does this set right and add in more valuable, exciting matches, promos and memorable moments.

  11. Justin F says:

    1 match that will be included:

    Kurt Angle vs Shawn Stasiak from Survivor Series 1999

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

    Technically, this will be Kirk Angel’s second WWE DVD release, since he shared some disc space with Jericho on Silvervision’s Tagged Classic edition of his home video release “It’s True It’s True”.. 😉

    Olympic Heroes For Abstinence – “Oral Exams, Not Oral Sex “…I love that period where kayfabe was all well and alive.. -lol-

    • Daniel Bee says:

      Kurt had an Italian exclusive WWE DVD too that probably isn’t well known. As a 1-disc budget thing it doesn’t really count as a proper set.

      WWE Kurt Angle Megastars DVD, Italian Exclusive

      • Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

        wooooh.. that’s a first for me, that one.. 🙂 is it even possible to get that ? Worth it in your opinion?

      • Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

        Found the italian site that appearently still has it.. not that I bother to get it, since it is a collection of ppv matches that most are likely to be on this new release anyway. 🙂

  13. Mark Markson says:

    Great that we get a Kurt Angle set. Although most of the matches will be repeats. But many of the repeats will probably be matches that were features on older releases. Titles that are out of print by now.

    I love the match vs Benoit from the 2003 Royal Rumble. But that will NOT be included, lol. 🙂 Glad I have that Rumble on DVD.

    Speaking of Angle, the set TNA did with him was actually pretty good. That DVD can’t be that expensive now, worth picking up.

    • Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

      Every match Angle…and about everyone else..had with Benoit was gold..but, no inclusion there for sure, so yes, absolutely nice to have them on sets where they were allowed.

      I love the TNA “Champion” release too..just wish they had gone with a 3 discs or maybe even 4 discs like Jarret’s.. the great series he had with Samoa Joe is given a lot of love on that one, but he had so many more great matches too in that period, with Christian, Sting, Jarrett and so on.

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

    Finally…The Olympic Hero compilation: is Real.. it’s damn Real.. wait, that’s the other company, right..? -lol

    First release this year for me to feel excited for..about time.. 😉 I still get my hopes up for a Bluray..recent years we seen how WWE change their descions on formats in the 11th hour..

    Even if this will have all pre-HD filmed matches, it still looks a bit better on Blue and the interview segments for sure are filmed in high definition..

    For me , obvious ones that should be included: KOTR street fight.. No mercy 2003, where he makes the future Superman tap and give up (yeaaaah, right, that will make it, Im so naive.. -lol-).. Iron man vs Brock… No Way Out 2006 against Undertaker.. WM XX and Summerslam 2004 against Eddie.. Austin at Summerslam 2001, but guess they will go with the Unforgiven match, that he won and because of the events that happend earlier that month..still like their Summerslam match better though..

    and a hell of a lot more from the Wrestling Machine.. 🙂

    • Pete Doyle says:

      I hope they avoid putting on the iron man match with Brock and add in their SummerSlam 2003 encounter instead or the Survivor Series 2000 match with Undertaker.

      • Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

        Another 2 great classics.. his first match with The Rock from Smackdown could also be sweet to have in full..

  15. Bucka says:

    Super excited for the Kurt angle dvd set, just wondering if they’ll give the undertaker a proper farewell dvd set. They’ve never really done a true sit down interview with him to reflect on his long hall of fame career

  16. Steve says:

    Great that it’s a Kurt Angle release, but sucks it’s a complication and not a documentary that would be on Blu Ray. Stop making compilations when we have the Network for God Sake!

  17. Steve says:

    OMG!!! Finally a Kurt Angle DVD!!! Hope they put it on Blu-ray

    • RCS1988 says:

      The article said it would be on blu. They should include the cage match and the Rumble 03 match, just don’t mention it in commercials. This would be the opportunity to include his match with Owen Hart. Hopefully these DVD’s come out this year.

      Rick Rude Set
      Bret Hart Dungeon Collection Volume 2
      Bruno Sammartino Set
      Unreleased Matches 1986-1995

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