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Canadian WWE DVD dates announced
By JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling

World Wrestling Entertainment has announced the Canadian release dates for upcoming DVD/VHS releases, and from the looks of the roster, it's going to be a very hot summer for the Stamford, CT-based company.

July 13 will be a particularly busy day for compilation DVD fans, as two releases are scheduled, including the WWE Hall of Fame two-disc/two-tape set, as well as the WWE Divas: South of the Border.

The WWE Hall of Fame DVD includes footage from the ceremony, as well as several extras for each inductee. Highlighted matches include "Superstar" Billy Graham vs. Bruno Sammartino, Big John Studd vs. Andre the Giant, Sgt. Slaughter vs. Pat Patterson, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine vs. Tito Santana, Junkyard Dog vs. Harley Race, Don Muraco vs. Pedro Morales and Jesse Ventura vs. Bob Backlund.

WWE Divas: South of the Border includes footage of the hottest women in the 'Fed in Mexico, along with more than two hours of extras. These extras include 10 mathches, six photo shoots, various Confidential stories and a look at the video from the "Stratus Cam" and others.

Later on in the summer, one of the more anticipated recordings will be released, as Chris Benoit's double-DVD will be released on August 10th. The DVD will chronicle Benoit's career from his days in Japan as Pegasus Kid through his title victory at Wrestlemania XX. Along the way are several rare and exciting matches, including bouts again Jushin "Thunder" Lyger, Eddy Guererro, Kurt Angle, and Bret Hart among others.
Also set to hit the Canadian market this summer will be various pay-per-view DVDs, including No Way Out, Backlash, Judgment Day and Bad Blood.

WWE Summer DVD release dates:

NO WAY OUT PPV - DVD- June 15
HALL OF FAME - 2 VHS/DVDSET - July 13
WWE Divas - SOUTH OF THE BORDER - VHS/DVDJuly 13
BACKLASH PPV - DVD- July 13
JUDGMENT DAY PPV - DVD- July 27
HARD KNOCKS: THE CHRIS BENOIT STORY - 2 VHS/DVD- August 10
BAD BLOOD 2004 PPV- DVD- August 10
GREAT AMERICAN BASH 2004 PPV -DVD - Aug 24


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    Jon Waldman has been with SLAM! Wrestling since 2000. For WWE DVD news and reviews, keep watching SLAM! Wrestling and visit Jon's official webpage at www.jonwaldman.com.