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WWE Issues Press Release On 2007 DVD Lineup

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DVD Unwrapped posted a press release issued by World Wrestling Entertainment detailing their 2007 DVD release schedule.

World Wrestling Entertainment® today unveiled its home entertainment release schedule for 2007. Twenty-five new titles are slated for release in 2007. Among the highlights is “Royal Rumble The Complete Anthology,” a 20-disc box set covering the first 20 Royal Rumble events, including 14 never before released on DVD. Additionally the schedule includes a profile DVD on one of the most popular professional wrestling factions of all time, Ric Flair and the Four Horsemen, plus a first ever WWE DVD release on the recent library acquisition of World Class Championship Wrestling, and an in-depth look back at the history of the Ladder Match. Additional profile DVDs about John Cena, Rey Mysterio®, and Stone Cold Steve Austin will cover their lives both inside and outside professional wrestling.

Under a multi-year agreement announced last month, Genius Products, LLC. is now the exclusive home entertainment distributor of all WWE DVDs. The first WWE home entertainment release to be distributed by Genius, “Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper(TM) Story,” is available on DVD today. “Born to Controversy” is a three-disc release and the first to focus on WWE Legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. The DVD covers Piper’s extensive career and intense rivalry with Hulk Hogan, plus more than 20 years of Piper’s Pit and 17 all-time great Piper matches in their entirety.

The 2007 WWE Home Entertainment release schedule (all titles and dates are subject to change) is:

January: Armageddon® 2006 (1/16); ECW®: Extreme Rules (1/30)

February: The New Year’s Revolution(TM) 2007 (2/6); The New & Improved D-Generation X(TM) (2/20); Royal Rumble 2007 (2/27)

March: Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology Box Set (3/13); No Way Out® 2007 (3/20)

April: Ric Flair® and the Four Horsemen (4/10)

May: WrestleMania® 23 (5/22); Backlash® 2007 (5/29)

June: Great Families of Wrestling (6/5); Judgment Day® 2007 (6/19)

July: ECW One Night Stand(TM) 2007 (7/10); Vengeance® 2007 (7/24)

August: The Great American Bash® 2007 (8/21); The Ladder Match (8/28)

September: The Triumph & Tragedy of World Class Championship Wrestling (9/18); SummerSlam® 2007 (9/25)

October: Unforgiven® 2007 (10/16); Rey Mysterio: The Biggest Little Man (10/23)

November: No Mercy® 2007 (11/6); John Cena: My Life (11/06); Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Life and Legacy (11/20)

December: WWE Cyber Sunday(TM) (12/4); Survivor Series® 2007 (12/26)

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Braun Strowman Talks Brock Lesnar Shooting On Him at Royal Rumble

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WWE superstar Braun Strowman has had a number of memorable moments during his career at WWE, but none are quite like the 2018 Royal Rumble where Brock Lesnar got upset with Strowman for catching him with a knee.

Lesnar didn’t take to kindly and immediately hit Strowman with a flurry of legitimate punches, including a right hand to his jaw.

“Shit got real” Strowman said, during an interview with BT Sport.

“I mean, at the end of the day it’s two scary guys, two dominant males, not wanting to give an inch to either one, and we took it from each other. Things happen. We’re not playing, we’re not ballet, we’re not badminton. We’re physical. He’s [Lesnar] 300lbs, of just unadulterated animalistic beast and I’m a 385lbs monster. Things happen. At the end of the day, we made one hell of a segment, that’s what really happened.”

“I pat myself on the back. I think I’m the only person in history to take an overhand right from Brock Lesnar and not get knocked out. Anytime you get in the ring with “The Beast” and mix it up, the bigger the challenge the better. If you’re not wrestling the best, then who’d you beat?”

 

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Ex-NJPW Star Karl Fredericks Signs with WWE

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Former New Japan Pro Wrestling star Karl Fredericks has officially signed with WWE following the conclusion of his four-year tenure with NJPW. Fredericks announced on social media back in summer 2022 that he would not re-sign with NJPW.

Fredericks was initially linked to WWE last September, when he was reportedly spotted at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

According to PW Insider, Fredericks has officially signed with WWE and will be a part of the NXT brand initially.

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Will Ospreay Has Been Contacted by WWE

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New Japan Pro Wrestling superstar and current  IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay has confirmed that he has been contacted by WWE and revealed that it is something that he is considering.

Ospreay also mentioned some of the WWE names he would be interested in facing if he were to find himself in WWE.

“I’ve been approached by them, so I have a lot to think about” he said, according to Tokyo Sports. “I’ve mentioned Seth Rollins‘ name many times… Also, considering my history, it would be a dream to fight Ricochet again. I think that because I think we have become completely different wrestlers than when we fought in the past.”

Ospreay has competed for AEW, Progress Wrestling, Rev Pro, and Ring of Honor throughout his career, among others.

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