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


World Wrestling Entertainmnt Home Video has announced their August and September line-up, and the list of releases will make for a very easy back-to-school period for Canadian WWE fans.

At the top of the list is another biography DVD, with Eddie Guererro getting a two disc biography compilation. The recording, entitled, "Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guererro Story", includes the documentary of the same name that aired on UPN a couple months ago. Along with this hour-long documentary are 10 matches highlighting Latino Heat's career, including matches from the AWA, ECW, WCW and WWF/E. There are also a slew of other extras, including Los Guererros promos and Confidential segments.

Next up are two re-releases from the WWE archives. First up is "Shawn Michaels: Boyhood Dream". This release includes a look at HBK's top matches from 1996, including bouts against Bret Hart, Vader and Mankind. The second DVD takes a look at the history of Wrestlemania's first nine years. Titled, "History of Wrestlemania I - IX", the recording includes commentary and trivia from the first nine 'Manias.

Finally, three more PPV DVDs are slated for release in coming weeks, as The Great American Bash, Bad Blood and Vengeance will hit stores shortly. These DVDs include extras from Sunday Night Heat, event promos and other exclusives.

Also announced from WWE is the much rumoured and much anticipated recoding on Extreme Championship Wrestling. This recording, entitled "The Rise and Fall of ECW" is slated for a November 2004 release. Look for more information on this recording in the coming weeks.

WWE Home Video release schedule in Canada:

Bad Blood PPV - August 10
The Great American Bash PPV - August 24
Shawn Michaels: Boyhood Dream - September 14
History of Wrestlemania I - IX - September 14
Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guererro Story - September 28
Vengeance PPV - TBD
The Rise and Fall of ECW - November

Jon Waldman has been with SLAM! since 2000. Stay tuned to SLAM! for Jon's reviews of WWE DVDs, and check out Sportsology's Ringside Recap for his audio thoughts on the wide world of wrestling.