WrestlingDVDNetwork.com can exclusively announce that WrestleMania 16, WrestleMania 20, WrestleMania 22 and WrestleMania 24 will all be back on Home Video in time for this year’s ‘Mania, and those will be joined by the first-ever standalone release of WrestleMania 14 on DVD!
This has been made possible by Fremantle, the UK’s WWE DVD licensee, who after several years of planning (and navigating clearance issues) will be re-releasing these classic WrestleMania events to fans in the UK on April 5th, 2021, just days before the WrestleMania 37 spectacular.
The return of these events to DVD (and in one case, more of a debut) follows the success of last year’s WrestleMania 15, 17, 18 and 19 re-releases, now with another five memorable yet out-of-print WrestleManias officially on sale once again!
EXCLUSIVE: WrestleMania 15, 17, 18 And 19 DVDs Back On Store Shelves This WrestleMania Season!
Previously missing from Fremantle’s catalogue since taking over the WWE Home Entertainment license in 2013, this exciting milestone means there’s now over 20 years of WrestleMania – WM14 (1998) to WM36 (2020) – available for fans to readily own on DVD, however with one exception: WrestleMania 23, where unfortunately clearance issues still exist.
We’re pleased to report that all of the main show content on the new re-releases will exactly match as they appear on the WWE Network (so no pesky “WWF” edits to ‘Mania 14 or 16, for example) and in some cases, there are various bonus features from the original DVD releases of the time.
Let’s take a first look at the planned cover artwork for each title and delve into their content!
- WWE Championship Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
- Undertaker vs. Kane
- Dumpster Match for the World Tag Team Championship: New Age Outlaws vs. Cactus Jack & Chainsaw Charlie
- Intercontinental Championship Match: The Rock vs. Ken Shamrock
- Mixed Tag Team Match: Marvelous Marc Mero & Sable vs. The Artist Formerly known as Goldust & Luna
- European Championship Match: Triple H vs. Owen Hart
- Light-Heavyweight Championship Match: Taka Michinoku vs. Aguila
- 15-Team Battle Royal
- Fatal Four-Way Elimination Match for the WWE Championship: Triple H vs. Mick Foley vs. Big Show vs. The Rock
- X-Pac & Road Dogg vs. Rikishi & Kane
- Mixed Tag Team Match: Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn & Dean Malenko vs. Chyna & Too Cool
- Two Fall Triple Threat Match for the Intercontinental & European Championship: Kurt Angle vs. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit
- Cat Fight: Terri (w/ Fabulous Moolah) vs. The Kat (w/ Mae Young)
- Triangle Ladder Match for the World Tag Team Championship: Dudley Boyz vs. Edge & Christian vs. Hardy Boyz
- Al Snow & Steve Blackman vs. Test & Albert
- Hardcore Battle Royal for the Hardcore Championship: Crash Holly vs. Tazz, Viscera vs. Pete Gas vs. Rodney vs. Joey Abs vs. Hardcore Holly vs. Taka Michinoku vs. Funaki vs. Mosh vs. Thrasher vs. Faarooq & Bradshaw
- Godfather & D-Lo Brown vs. Big Boss Man & Bull Buchanan
- U.S. Championship Match: John Cena vs. Big Show
- Fatal Four-Way for the World Tag Championship: Booker T & RVD vs. Jindrak & Cade vs. La Resistance vs. Dudley Boys
- Christian vs. Chris Jericho
- Mick Foley & The Rock vs. Ric Flair, Randy Orton & Batista
- Playboy Evening Gown Match: Sable & Torrie vs. Stacy & Miss Jackie
- Open Cruiserweight Match
- Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar, Special referee: Stone Cold Steve Austin
- Fatal Four-Way for the WWE Tag Championship: Scotty 2 Hotty 7 Rikishi vs. APA vs. Basham Brothers vs. World’s Greatest Tag Team
- Women’s Championship Match: Molly vs. Victoria
- WWE Championship Match: Kurt Angle vs. Eddie Guerrero
- Undertaker vs. Kane
- Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Triple H vs. Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels
- WWE Confidential: The Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection
- WWE Confidential: NYC Press Conference
- Pre-Match Comments: Billy Kidman, Rey Mysterio, Molly Holly, Mean Gene Okerlund
- Post-Match Comments: John Cena, RVD & Booker T, Mick Foley, Big Show, Christian, Chavo & Chavo Classic, Superstar Billy Graham, Molly Holly, Fans
- Sunday Night Heat, 7/3/04: Dudley Boyz vs. Lance Storm & Val Venis
- Byte This, 12/3/04: Eddie Guerrero
- TV Promos: WrestleMania XX, Triple Threat Match, Lesnar/Goldberg, Kane/Undertaker, Rock ‘n’ Sock/Evolution
- World Tag Team Championship Match: Big Show & Kane vs. Chris Masters & Carlito
- Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Shelton Benjamin vs. RVD vs. Ric Flair vs. Finlay vs. Matt Hardy vs. Lashley
- United States Championship Match: Chris Benoit vs. JBL
- Hardcore Match: Edge vs. Mick Foley
- Boogeyman vs. Booker T & Sharmell
- Women’s Champion Match: Trish Stratus vs. Mickie James
- Casket Match: Undertaker vs. Mark Henry
- No Holds Barred Match: Mr. McMahon vs. Shawn Michaels
- 18-Man Interpromotional Battle Royal
- World Heavyweight Championship Match: Kurt Angle vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton
- Playboy Pillow Fight: Torrie Wilson vs. Candice Michelle
- WWE Championship Match: John Cena vs. Triple H
- Home Video Exclusive; Mick Foley Receives Stitches
- Home Video Exclusive: Rey Mysterio Celebration
- WWE.com Exclusive: WrestleMania Post Show
- RAW, 4/3/06; John Cena Addresses the Chicago Fans
- Saturday Night’s Main Event; 3/18/06: Triple H & John Cena vs. Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio & Randy Orton
- The Cutting Edge with Mick Foley
- Beer Drinking Contest: Steve Austin vs. JBL
- Trish Stratus & Mickie James vs. Victoria & Candice Michelle
- Mark Henry / Undertaker Confrontation
- Street Fight: Shawn Michaels vs. Shane McMahon
- WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with: The Blackjacks, Verne Gagne, William “Refrigerator” Perry, Sensational Sherri, Tony Atlas, Mean Gene Okerlund, Eddie Guerrero and Bret “Hitman” Hart
- Belfast Brawl: Finaly vs. JBL
- Money in the Bank Ladder Match: CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. MVP vs. Mr Kennedy
- Batista vs. Umaga
- ECW Championship Match: Chavo Guerrero vs. Kane
- Career Threatening Match: Ric Flair vs. Shawn Michaels
- Playboy Bunnymania Lumberjill Match: Maria & Ashely vs. Beth Pheonix & Melina
- Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship: Randy Orton vs. Triple H vs. John Cena
- The Big Show vs. Floyd Mayweather
- World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge vs. The Undertaker
- Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Jack & Gerry Brisco, Gordon Solie, Mae Young, Eddie Graham & Rocky Johnson
- Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (continued): Rocky Johnson, Peter Maivia & Ric Flair
- 24-Man Battle Royal
Did you spot some of the re-releases have brand new cover artwork? Below, take a look at a comparison of the original artwork vs. the new artwork for 2021. Fun fact: WrestleMania 24’s cover is a mix of the Special Tin Edition design and the bottom section of the standard cover art.
These WrestleManias return to Home Video on April 5th, 2021, available through WWEDVD.co.uk and Amazon.co.uk. Expect to see pre-order listings soon!
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UK fans got the beter deal this time. But since I have a ,ulti-region player, I will get 14 to 18.
No Blu-ray for WrestleMania 24? Wasn’t that the first release on Blu-ray?
I know it’s already been addressed in the comments, but I have to agree, the cover modifications could be because of Big Show being in AEW now and even though WWE owns the name, there’s probably some sort of legality attached to promoting his image even though showing his footage is alright.
You have that, and there’s probably a legality with promoting Tyson and Mayweather’s image because they were guests at Mania.
I’m taking a safe guess that the change to the WM22 cover has to do with the original cover having Edge/Lita being front and center like they are and they changed it because they’re obviously no longer together. I wouldn’t rule out Angle being the reason why as well, but I’m sure Edge/Lita have to do with it.
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I’m also now thinking you’re right about Mayweather, as Tyson has been removed from WM14 too.
They probably should removed the phrase “The greatest extravaganza of all time”, since it really wasn’t, lol.
Sorry, this was meant to be in response to LP1 ^
Will the Picture Quality better than on the DVD Releases from SilverVision?
Had the other Pre Release better picture?
Ohhhh, I get it now. Big Show just debuted on Dynamite, so naturally his matches apparently needed to be removed from the cover of these historic archive WM16 and WM24 PPV releases by WWE * sigh *
I guess the WM22 cover was changed because Vince is mindful that Kurt Angle may show up in AEW at any point also; maybe even Foley. Good grief.
I presume it’s a legal matter, they would need to be changed as another wrestling company now his his image rights – they presumably can’t put out a new product with him on it (even though these are reissues)
They are WWE’s own copyrighted images, regardless of who is in said image. Neither AEW nor Paul Wight have any rights over them just because AEW now employ the Big Show. WWE can still put a picture of Sting in their encyclopaedia even if he is in AEW, for example. It’s like how couples don’t necessarily have the rights to their wedding photos just because they are the people in the photos.
WWE just clearly don’t want to put a product out into store shelves with Big Show’s face on it as they feel it will promote AEW.
No, thats not how merchandising rights work, they can put him in the encyclopaedia but not on the cover of a product – your comparison to a wedding photo is not even close to merchandising rights.
But sure everything is an agenda
You’re looking at Big Show being in AEW as the reason, but the more likely reason is he’s pictured with Mayweather. WWE has had legal issues surrounding Mayweather on that show, specifically his theme music has had to be dubbed. They probably didn’t wanna have to worry about any other legal issues, so they just took him off.
As for Mania 16, I’m almost positive the cover was changed because of Linda McMahon. Ever since she started working for Trump, they’ve done everything they could to not focus on her or mention her because politically it would be a headache for them.
Ooh, I never thought about Linda! Good point, maybe that was part of it too. Come to think of it, was that the only DVD cover Linda was ever on? I guess so.
I still just think they could have put a selection of random superstars from the show though, rather than just the logo.
Why the hell has all the artwork (barring WMXX) been changed? That Cena/Booker photo from the original poster is a shocker, given that they didn’t fight at that event, and the WM2000 blank cover with the logo only sucks too.
I don’t get this when the DVDs last year got the original artwork with only a minor tweak on WM15?
If not new anthology/complete collection sets of the big 4 PPV events, I hope we can some day get standalone releases of past big 4 events in the US. Since they’re allowed to use WWF footage unedited now and since some music issues have been cleared, I don’t see why not. Sure, there will still be music issues such as WM 1 featuring Phil Collins, Queen, Survivor, and whomever else I’m missing. And even Ricky Steamboat using Sirius at WM 3, but with nearly everything being restored (some anthology edits are still present on the network) it would be nice to finally own these events untouched.
Sure, there’ll be the Benoit issue as well, but to my knowledge, True Story of the Royal Rumble was the last release to feature him and anything mentioning his name was left unedited as well. So if he can be featured on that, I don’t see how this can be an issue.
And maybe the Owen Hart issue is still present since Owen’s widow did go after WWE over the Hart Family DVD they released a decade ago. I remember years ago this website addressed Survivor Series anthology vol. 3 and 4 not getting released because Owen was featured on ’97 and the plans were scrapped because of Martha’s lawsuit. Owen did have his own DVD 5 years ago, but who knows how much has or hasn’t changed either.
As cool as it would be, there’s these issues to take into consideration. That, and who knows if WWE would even be willing to do it since they haven’t done anything like this in a long time. Plus, ever since WB took over the video distribution, with the exception of a handful of releases, the DVDs have gone down hill.
Highly doubtful, I know, but we can only dream.
I don’t think WB are to blame for the actual releases put out, they just distribute them in the U.S. and the new content/compilation releases are the same worldwide. WWE themselves decide what to put out based on market research and how well physical media is selling.
Now that you mention it, the WB and Fremantle releases for the most part are exactly the same (the exception obviously being Fremantle exclusives) so it realistically isn’t on them. With the releases going downhill since WB took over the distribution for us, I figured they had a say on things as well.
Owen is on Mania 14 and Benoit is on Manias 16, 20 and 22. All being re-released. So those guys aren’t the issue.
I understand what you mean, but with the UK video distributor being different from the US distributor, they can do different things we don’t get over here. For instance, it’s always been believed that the UK got away with releasing the tagged classics in their original unedited form is because they were being released by a different distributor instead of actually coming from WWE directly. And those came out during a time they were prohibited from showcasing their WWF material and midway through was when they started distancing themselves from Benoit and removing him from certain things. And that was also when the issues with Martha Hart arose too. Since these new releases are coming from the UK instead of directly from WWE, that’s probably why the Owen/Benoit issue isn’t present with them. I’m not positive, but I’m taking a safe guess because of what the theories have often been.
Weirdly though, SilverVision removed Owen from the cover of the ‘Brawl in the Family’ Tagged Classic.
I think silver vision could release the tagged classics because they did nt delete anything. i think freemantle have had to agree an actual version of anything old they put out with WWE its self. i wish i had purchased more tagged classics. they have quadrupled in value in some cases i just did nt see in to the future that silvervision would be replaced by freemantle and that would end tagged classics,,,
There’s no definitive reason, but I can see that being possible too as they were direct re-releases of old tapes put onto DVD, or just even just original WWF DVDs too. All I know is that I envied you guys because of it, the US tagged classics were just the ’02-’04 PPV DVDs re-packed in a 2-DVD box set, similar to TNA’s triple packs.
I’ve seen how much they’ve skyrocketed in value though, seeing as how much people want for them on Ebay, especially when I see those who’ve imported the UK editions to the States.
yes, they literally used the same video masters for it.
which, according to a reply I got from Silvervision back then, was also why “1992 The Year in Review” didn’t get a Tagged Classics release (but the 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 videos did) – because the master was said to be in (too) poor condition.
Yeah, you’re right about the Tagged Classics. I own every single one of them and I’m so glad I do now.
Let me guess why WM23 is not available,is it something to do with a certain former US president?if that’s the case,he’s been included on other dvds/videos from WWE in the past
I wouldn’t be surprised, especially if they are looking to re-release on DVD so the cover will definitely be changed – probably the two title matches featured. I’m sure WWE want to distance themselves from that one term loser and wannabe dictator who attempted to over throw US democracy by instigating his useful idiots just to keep himself in power when he lost a fair election. There is some inconsistencies on the Network because I notice the RAW episodes from early 2007 and some in 2009 they don’t even mention him by name on the match markers and description, they only call him “Vince’s special guest” or something along those lines but clearly his picture is there in the thumbnails.
WM23 was basically built on Vince vs Trump and one of the reasons why it drew as much as it did as back then he was still somewhat likeable even though he was a failed reality television star but still drew huge ratings…after these 4 years him and his loser family are toxic and cancer to society that brought out the worst of US citizens creating a civil war for his amusement and ego.
Does anyone know if the pre 2008 DVDs will be in the proper 4:3 format or not. I hate seeing hold ones all stretched out to fill the screen.
I actually prefer that to two bars either side of the screen.
I’m wondering why 22’s cover has Cena taking on someone who isn’t Triple H.
Believe it or not, that was the original event poster sold on WWE Shop, a random shot of Cena vs. Booker. I have no idea why.
As LP1 pointed out, that was the official promotional poster for the event – head to the WM22 Wiki page and you’ll see it right at the top.
Doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck.
@Rabidheat Nobody cares what your opinion is, I was simply explaining to the OP why it was used. You don’t have to stick your beak into every single convo on here.
Wow, harsh! Last I checked I’m allowed to comment on whatever I like in a free world.
Get out on the wrong side of bed today, did we? Sheesh!
the WrestleMania 16/2000 cover artwork is actually better than the original one.
with the other three, I feel both versions of WM22 were pretty bad (the Limited Edition release that only had the logo on black ground being the best version), the steelbook version of WM24 was the best and with WM20, both the old and the new seem equally good.
Dude, it’s the logo on a plain black background.