We now have solid details on the presenation of WWE’s new “RAW 25th Anniversary” DVD release, a 3-disc set celebrating 25 years of Monday Night RAW that’s on the way for April.
“RAW 25” broadcast last month from two locations and featured legendary returns involving the likes of The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler, D-Generation X, Scott Hall, Trish Stratus and Chris Jericho. We can confirm, as first reported back in November, that the main portion of the DVD will indeed be the “RAW 25” episode shown in its entirety.
WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has exclusively learned that extras accompanying the show will include the “RAW 25” pre-show and possible off-air moments witnessed only by fans in attendance.
One of those “unseen” extras is speculated to be a “dark” segment involving The Miz, filmed at the Manhattan Center. For those unaware, Miz would travel to the Manhattan Center after he captured the Intercontinental Championship from Roman Reigns earlier in the evening at the Barclays Center.
In addition to all of the “RAW 25” content on the DVD, it will also include a countdown of the greatest moments in RAW history and everything combined takes us to a total runtime over 8 hours!
According to WrestlingNewsSource.com, there are rumors circulating throughout wrestling that WWE officials are considering having Paul Heyman as the advocate for Ronda Rousey. Ronda made her debut at the Royal Rumble last Sunday and fans have been wondering what exactly they are going to do with her.
It is also rumored that Heyman is directly involved with creative on Ronda's booking. With all of this speculation about Ronda Rousey and if she will have Paul Heyman as her advocate, it will be interesting to see what unfolds.
Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman. And I am the advocate for the reigning, defending, undisputed, WWE RAW Woman's Champion, RONDA! ROUSEY!
Rinse and repeat at the four big ppvs, destroying all your top full timers as you go, go back to MMA after your year's contract is up, except your Hall of Fame Celebrity Wing induction, and bathe in the millions WWE paid you while Vince tries to make his battered Woman's division look good again after you made everyone look weak.
Noticed this being mentioned on the dirtsheets this morning
Various news outlets, including Pro Wrestling Insider and WrestleZone, have been reporting on a possibility of an in-ring return for the Undertaker. While to many viewing Wrestlemania 33, it appeared that Undertaker retired but nothing was formally announced. For SummerSlam 2017, it was reported that Undertaker was in the New York area but that may have been something video game related but even that has had conflicting reports.
Reportedly, the Undertaker was working out in the ring before the SummerSlam event and even rumors of him interfering in the Fatal 4 Way match, but obviously that didn't happen.
There is some speculation circulating of some interest in a John Cena vs. Undertaker match in the future, potentially Survivor Series 2017 to continue to assist that longtime Pay Per View (last year featured Goldberg vs. Lesnar and did great business). Otherwise, Wrestlemania 34 is a possibility as a Wrestlemania 33 match-up almost happened but plans were changed.
It should be noted that Undertaker needed full hip replacement surgery in May following his Wrestlemania 33 match (due to lingering injuries before that match, not caused by it).
Last month’s imminent reveal of a “major” WWE DVD on the 2017 Home Video schedule turned out to be one that will filled with entirely never-before-seen footage:
The working title we have right now for the compilation is “WWE Unreleased: 1986-1995” which the company has previously listed on fan surveys. As you know, there will be two hosts for this one – WWE personality Charly Caruso and a returning Sean Mooney!
A source in the know gave us this little hint on the match selections this week
While Sean Mooney himself commented on the project in a recent tweet:
The matches selected feature some of the biggest stars of the day, during that period, and a few surprises.
WrestlingDVDNetwork.com can now exclusively reveal the first scheduled release date for the hotly-anticipated 3-disc DVD set as September 4th, 2017 to fans in the United Kingdom.
Even I can’t wait to see it. The crew putting it together did a tremendous amount of research. #GreatMatches #WWE #LegacyCrew
Now we know we are getting a 3 disc set of classic matches never seen before from the years 1986 - 1995 what do you reckon we will get?
Im presuming Taker/Savage will be one of them given we saw a clip of this a while ago on WWE's official channel.
Could have a lot of interesting matches that took place from the Superstars/Challenge TV Tapings.