July 27, 2005
WWE announces summer DVD calendar for Canada
By JON WALDMAN - SLAM! Wrestling

While two hot compilation WWE DVDs are hit stores earlier this summer, the Fed is not sitting back and resting on their successes.

Tribute compilations to the Road Warriors (June 14) and stars of the 1980s (June 28) are already driving wreslting fans into a frenzy, but there will be three more releases coming in the next couple months that should attract as much attention.

The first to hit store shelves will be Tombstone: History of the Undertaker. This three-disc compilation, which hits stores August 23rd, highlights the incredible career of the "Deadman". The DVD, according to Highspots, will include a variety of matches against the likes of Hulk Hogan, Mankind, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels and Kane.

After The Undertaker, WWE will switch back to its Legends series, with a look at one of the most colourful combatants in the Fed's history. The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior, set for release on September 27, will focus on the former WWF Heavyweight and Intercontinental champion. Details of this two-disc release are unknown at this time, but there is already a lot of buzz being generated by the negative leaning of the compilation's title.

Also to be released will be a compilation featuring Triple H. Details of the DVD's content are not available at this time. This release is current slated for Septebmer/October 2005.

Along with compilations, release dates have been announced for pay-per-view DVDs. ECW One Night Stand will hit stores August 9th, while WWE Vengeance arrives on August 23rd. Great American Bash follows on September 20th and Summerslam will hit store shelves on October 18th.

The One Night Stand DVD will be a solo release in Canada. Some US retailers, however, will have a special package deal, where the PPV event will come with the popular Rise and Fall of ECW two-disc set, which has become the number two seller in WWE Home Video history, second only to WrestleMania XX.

WWE Summer Release Schedule
June 14 - Road Warriors: The Life & Death of Wrestling's Most Dominant Tag Team
June 21 - WWE Backlash
June 28 - The Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 80s
July 19 - WWE Judgement Day
August 9 - ECW One Night Stand
August 23 - WWE Vengeance
August 23 - Tombstone: History of the Undertaker
September 20 - WWE Greatt American Bash
September 27 - The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior
October 18 - Summerslam
September/October - Triple H (title TBD)

Jon Waldman has been with SLAM! Wrestling since 2000. This article cannot be re-produced without the consent of Sun Media.


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