WWE ‘UNRELEASED 1986-1995’ DVD Up for Pre-Order – Already A Hot Seller, Will There Be Commentary?

July 21, 2017 by Daniel Bee

The “WWE UNRELEASED 1986-1995” DVD has now gone live for pre-order in the United States here on Amazon.com after a lengthy delay that saw several later titles made available first.

Amazon has been listing the new 3-disc DVD set as the “#1 New Release” in their Sports category which is unusual since it has only been purchasable for a period of less than 48 hours and given that we’re still a couple of months away from the street date! That tag has since been removed.

Still, it may be one indication that this WWE DVD already has a lot of interest.

“WWE UNRELEASED 1986-1995” is scheduled to hit both the USA and the UK this September, following to Australia in October, as WWE delve deep into the vault to present this unprecedented collection of 45 exclusive matches only ever witnessed by fans live and in person – until now.

WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has word today on whether or not commentary will be heard on those matches. We hear that finished copies of the title do not include commentary, a similar situation to the “Attitude Era Vol. 3 – Unreleased” DVD offering last year.

We believe that the majority of the matches will never have had commentary recorded for them (having never wound up released on Home Video or elsewhere) and perhaps one line of thinking is that the bouts feel more authentic without a new commentary track added on top. Also, as you know, Charly Caruso and a returning Sean Mooney will show up in new segments which may go some way toward telling the story of the action we see and the significance of the selected matches.

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Grab your copy of the new “WWE UNRELEASED 1986-1995” DVD on…

UK/Europe: September 4th. Pre-order the Unreleased DVD right now here on Amazon.co.uk.

United States: September 5th. Pre-order the Unreleased DVD now here on Amazon.com.

Australia: TBA. Look out for announcements on the Unreleased DVD at Madman.com.au.

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of “Double Feature: Extreme Rules & Money in the Bank 2017” when the 2-disc DVD releases to the United States on Tuesday!

You may even spot it right now as several WDN readers report finding it out in stores already.

WWE 'Double Feature: Extreme Rules & MITB 2017' DVD - With Dean Ambrose Trading Card

Matthew Tremble was one of those readers, who kindly shared the pics above and below.

The DVD pack once again doubles up RAW and SmackDown Live PPVs with a free Dean Ambrose trading card found inside the packaging. Get yours for $19.98 here on Amazon.com.

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WWE 'Double Feature: Extreme Rules & Money in the Bank 2017' DVD - Available Now!

We showed you the intro to “Kurt Angle – The Essential Collection” this week and confirmed that the interview extras with Kurt are brand new and exclusive to his DVD.

Now you can preview that interview in video form thanks a new clip from WWE Home Video UK:

The next WWE DVD for a content and cover art unveiling should be “30 Years of Survivor Series”, one of five Home Video releases that WWE has planned for October 2017.

We’re still working to bring you those. Until then here’s an extended synopsis which confirms the format of the DVD as a countdown of the 30 greatest moments in the 30 year history of the event:

On Thanksgiving Day, thirty years ago, WWE’s second pay-per-view event was born with a new twist. In the early days, teams of five strived to survive. Over the course of the next three decades, Survivor Series evolved into one of the greatest spectacles on the WWE calendar, where championship matches, iconic face offs, and unforgettable moments take place.

Join us as we count down the 30 greatest moments from 30 remarkable years of Survivor Series.

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  1. Daniel Wissert says:

    Warrior, Warrior, Warrior, Warrior, WARRIOR, WARRIOR, WARRIOR, WARRIOR

  2. Tom says:

    All I want is a greatest matches and moments from Superstars of Wrestling, Wrestling Challenge and shows like that. So many important matches and title changes on those shows that haven’t seen dvd release. Not to mention, moments, like dibiase and andre jumping Savage, then savage naming hogan as his tag partner for the first summerslam. So many brother love shows, etc.

    • Tom says:

      …rude getting slapped by jake’s wife, Ric Flair on the funeral pyre with the WCW belt numerous times, steamboat vs honkey lumberjack match, hart foundation losing belts to strike force, demolition losing belts to colosal connection, Mr.Perfect winning intercontinental tag tournament, Perfect regaining belt from Texas tornado, etc

      • indyfan says:

        Rude getting slapped by Jakes wife is one Jakes dvd set. But i agree i just want a best of Coliseum video

  3. RabidHeat says:

    Even though I will buy it because I’m a sucker for anything ‘rare’ or ‘unseen’ like most people, I can kind of see what’s going to happen. I’m going to watch the entire set once through to watch all these little curiosities of matches, but then it’s probably going to go on a shelf until God knows when I watch it again. I think that’s the double-edged sword; we complain and complain (myself included) about repeats of classic matches , but then when we get what we say we want, the unseen stuff, reality sets in and we realise they are safe TV matches with no commentary and no real re-watch value. Sometimes I’m not sure that we even know what we want. I would be really curious to know how many people have truly bothered to watch their ‘Attitude Era Vol. 3: Unreleased’ set more than once, because once my curiosity was satisfied, I know I haven’t. This is probably going to be even worse since most matches on here will probably be of late 80s/early 90s Coliseum Video type standard of match, in terms of what the guys actually do in the ring. And don’t forget that once the commentary is gone, all you have left is what’s happening in the ring – and none of this stuff is gonna be like watching a Michaels/Angle classic in the ring! 🙁

    • RabidHeat says:

      …and the only thing I would add is that I think when we finally watch these sets, we suddenly realise that this footage has been “Unreleased” for decades for a reason, i.e. it really is quite “meh” and not really any good. I certainly felt that way with the Attitude set. I hope I’m wrong this time.

      • Brandon vendetta says:

        Rabid heat I rarely agree with somebody 100 percent on here but I agree with every single thing you just said. I must admit I have yet to rewatch attitude vol 3 since I originally watched it when it came out and I have no plans to watch it again anytime soon. I liked it but not as much as I would have if it had commentary and it’s been collecting dust ever since it’s first viewing. I also have to admit I feel that’s what’s going to happen with this new unreleased set. I too hope I’m wrong this time but I guess I will see. Totally agree with everything else you said too.

        • Indyfan says:

          I’d still rather a rare set. If you own everything…what’s the point in buying any new sets? I m skipping Kurts set. I skipped 2000s.

          And there’s plenty of matches from colisuem home video that are awesome. Rockers vs Powers of Pain from MSG Rockers vs Rougeaus from London. Hogan vs Slaughter( Desert Storm match), Hart Foundation vs Strike Force. No where to be found…

          Colisuem home video had tons of gems. And many aren’t even available on dvd or digital.

          • Indyfan says:

            The problem is WWE still doesn’t get what the hardcore dvd set collector crowd wants. We love rare stuff but that doesn’t mean tryout matches. It means matches like Tito Santana vs Ric Flair or Steiners vs Money inc from Summerslam Spectacular.

            WWE goes extreme on both sides. All repeats or around 75 percent or they go the other way and give tryout matches or Jobber Matches.

            I can make a dvd listing for a set right now that will blow away anything they put out this year as far as Quality and no where to be found on a previous set. There a Santana vs Savage no DQ match from MSG that will wow anybody. I want those vhs matches in dvd.

          • RabidHeat says:

            I agree, and I think a “best of” the stuff from the Coliseum Videos would have been a much better way to go than this “Unseen” stuff.

  4. some guy says:

    I like that there’s no commentary because that way me and my friend can do our own commentary and honestly we’re pretty good and I like us better than Sean Mooney or Cory Graves.

  5. Brandon vendetta says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I would take any commentary at all over none at all.would it really have put WWE through to much trouble to have somebody, anybody do a commentary track with the option to play the dam matches either with it on or off and that way everybody would be happy?? Guess so. I don’t care if it adds any “authentic” feel to the matches by not having commentary. I would have preferred to have the option to have it but I guess that’s way to much work for the staff in charge of making DVDs at WWE. I don’t care if it pisses anyone off but I’m of the opinion this would have been way better of a release if it had commentary. I know I’m not alone on this but once again I guess WWE just can’t have everybody happy. That’s to much trouble for them.

    • RabidHeat says:

      I do agree it would be better to least have an optional commentary track, but I think the sad truth is it that WWE have realised that it will sell by the bucketload even without that and have therefore decided not to spend the money paying anybody to do it. 🙁

      • Brandon vendetta says:

        It would be better and sell better with the option but they don’t realize that. Im sure it will have some great matches on it but if I like mine with commentary I’m the bad guy. Don’t want to start the whole argument about this again but I just think it sucks cause i really got my hopes up to hear a Jim Ross commentary track on this but who the hell am I. There’s nobody that can say that wouldn’t have been awesome.

        • whut says:

          how does that opinion make you “the bad guy”?

          I don’t mind having no commentary but if a newly recorded commentary was optional, were would the harm with that be?

          • Brandon vendetta says:

            It makes me the “bad guy” cause every time I’ve brought up that subject about this release it pisses quite a few people off on here but oh well that’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.

            • Brandon vendetta says:

              Also even if they did have the option for a commentary track I’m sure some people would have a problem with that too. Saying things like it’s stupid to have non original commentary on old matches. Unfortunately I know how alot of these people operate on here they find the wrong in everything.

              • Glenn says:

                Oh, quit your whining already! just pick up the dvd and it’ll answer whatever questions u have.

                • Brandon vendetta says:

                  I know everybody who has an opinion is whining right? Whatever dude I’m entitled to my opinion if you don’t like it oh well.

                  • Indyfan says:

                    The thing is..if WWE added commentary..it would most likely be forced instead of optional. And that would of been worse. Far far far worse

      • LP1 says:

        The fact that it’s already a number 1 seller on Amazon within 48 hours proves your point exactly.

  6. David says:

    Looks like WWE won’t be releasing Summerslam 2017 on Blu-ray. On Amazon.ca they have two version of Summmerslam available for pre-order, a standard and an Amazon.ca Exclusive with the collector coin.

    It could change, but looks like it might not because usually both versions are available for pre-order at the same time.

  7. RCS1988 says:

    While I expected no commentary for most of the matches. the early TV tapings, the commentary was done live wether it was meant to air or not. So I would guess the commentary would be muted for those. Now 2 more questions for this set. Are there any hidden extras and will the Superstars of Wrestling banners from 1986-1990 be blurred or unblurred since the Network versions of PTW have the SOW banners blurred when a year or 2 ago they weren’t blurred.

    • whut says:

      weren’t the “Superstars of Wrestling” banners always blurred… and just “Superstars” (on its own) untouched?

      • RCS1988 says:

        There was a period for a year or so were they weren’t blurred after years of it being blurred, then all of a sudden they are blurred again. If the particular matches from 1986-1990 are blurred, it kind of ruins the match.

        • Glenn says:

          It doesn’t ruin the match. You’re watching the action in the ring, not the ceiling. You’re making a big deal over nothing.

          • RCS1988 says:

            Titan, but certain camera angles, you see the banners. When Superstars of Wrestling became Superstars in 1992, it was because of George Cannon, then after his thing folded, another person trademarked it and went after WWE for it.

    • LP1 says:

      If they did commentary for the matches, what reason would they have to mute it out? There’s no reason to. I don’t know of any situation where that’s been done in the past.

  8. Robert emons says:

    Found my copy of extreme rules and money in the bank 2017 on the shelf at Wal-Mart last night!

  9. Max says:

    I gave up in the rest of the survivor series anthology and “best of RAW” season sets a while ago

  10. Jason says:

    Gonna pass on Unreleased and just wait to pick up the Kurt Angle dvd.

  11. Scott says:

    With WWE not finishing Survivor Series Anthology it makes them look like a 3rd Rate entertainment company. Even Indy studios finish certain anthologies even if sales are a bit lackluster. Just makes the company look less than amateur!

  12. the says:

    Blu-ray or no buy

  13. Mark Markson says:

    I would have liked if WWE had a guy like Jim Ross do commentary for this. Just a commentary track you can switch on and off.

    • Vintage Simon says:

      Agreed. Even Sean Mooney – who they called in to work on the set – would have been good for this, as he used to commentate on many of those untelevised matches back in the day.

      • SCSA says:

        Agree, Sean Mooney was actually my favourite back in the earlier days, but him or Jim Ross – they’re both great at commentary as well as Bobby Heenan n Vince McMahon

  14. Corey C. says:

    If demand for Unreleased 1986-1995 is to be believed, buyers may expect delay on the process of their order unless they swooped on it like Harris Hawk.

    Between this and KO, planned releases like ‘1997’ and Survivor Series yet to be seen, WWE’s 2018 home video catalogue may prove to be a really ambitious year. Kurt Angle’s set ought’ to be a shoe-in for high sells.

  15. George says:

    The greatest DVD of this year!!!

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