News on Raw: The Beginning DVD Set – Complete Listing, Price

On January 11, 1993, prime-time cable TV was introduced to Monday Night Raw. The show was a breakthrough for televised wrestling. Instead of airing taped matches from various arenas (ala WWF’s Prime Time Wrestling), Raw was shot to a live audience. At its inception the show lasted an hour and all episodes originated at the Manhattan Center, a venue that later played host to two ECW brand pay-per-views, two WWE owned ECW One Night Stand PPVs, and numerous Ring of Honor events, specifically mega cards like Glory by Honor and Final Battle. The debut show featured two competitors who would go on to be two of the biggest mainstays in World Wrestling Entertainment: Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker.

For nearly 900 episodes, Raw is the longest-running weekly episodic programming in existence. Special episodes include “Raw is Owen” (May 24, 1999); the first Brand Extension Draft Raw (March 25, 2002), Raw’s Tenth and Fifteenth anniversary shows; the “Eddie Guerrero Tribute Show” (November 14, 2005) and most recently “Raw is HBK” (March 29, 2010).

The DVD release that arrives August 10, 2010, Raw: The Beginning Seasons 1 & 2, captures the best moments of Monday Night Raw‘s first two seasons. Silvervision has the complete details on the matches and segments that will be included in this four-disc set with a SRP of $39.95 (current pre-order price is $31.99 at Check it out!

Disc 1

Koko B. Ware vs. Yokozuna
January 11, 1993

The Undertaker vs. Damien Demento
January 11, 1993

Loser Leaves the WWE

Ric Flair vs. Mr. Perfect
January 25, 1993

10 Bell Salute to Andre the Giant
February 1, 1993

Lex Luger vs. Jason Knight
February 1, 1993

Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake vs. “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase
February 15, 1993

The Megamaniacs
February 22, 1993

Bret Hart vs. Fatu
March 1, 1993

Doink the Clown Pie-Faces Elvis
March 1, 1993

Crush on the sands of Hawaii
March 1, 1993

Mr. Perfect vs. Rick “The Model” Martel
March 8, 1993

Doink the Clown vs. Kamala
March 22, 1993

Lex Luger vs. Crush
April 26, 1993

Mr. Perfect attacks Shawn Michaels
May 10, 1993

Lumberjack Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan vs. Shawn Michaels
May 10, 1993

The Kid vs. Razor Ramon
May 17, 1993

Intercontinental Championship Match

Marty Jannetty vs. Shawn Michaels
May 17, 1993

King of the Ring Tournament Qualifying Match

Mr. Perfect vs. Doink the Clown
May 24, 1993

Special Features

1993 Disc 1 Extra
The Smoking Gunns ride into the WWE
April 26, 1993

1994 Disc 1 Extras
Go get him Champ!

It’s only 9 o’clock
April 11, 1994

Disc 2

Shawn Michaels vs. Russ Greenberg
June 7, 1993

2 out of 3 Falls Match

Marty Jannetty vs. Doink the Clown
June 21, 1993

Yokozuna Body Slam Competition on the U.S.S. Intrepid
July 5, 1993

Bret Hart vs. Bam Bam Bigelow
July 26, 1993

Jim Cornette arrives in the WWE
August 2, 1993

“Macho Man” Randy Savage vs. Doink the Clown
August 2, 1993

1-2-3 Kid vs. “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase
August 16, 1993

The Quebecers are new Tag Team Champions
September 13, 1993

Doink the Clown vs. Corey Student
October 4, 1993

Intercontinental Championship Match

Razor Ramon vs. Rick “The Model” Martel
October 11, 1993

Crush hires Mr. Fuji as his new manager
October 18, 1993

“Macho Man” Randy Savage attacks Crush
November 8, 1993

Bret Hart is Wrestler of the Year
November 29, 1993

Razor Ramon vs. Diesel
November 29, 1993

1-2-3 Kid vs. Shawn Michaels
December 6, 1993

Gorilla Monsoon throws out Bobby Heenan
December 6, 1993

Thurman “Sparky” Plugg is ready to race
December 20, 1993

Jeff Jarrett vs. P.J. Walker
December 20, 1993

Special Features

1993 Disc 2 Extra
That’s Double J, Jeff Jarrett
December 13, 1993

1994 Disc 2 Extras
King Kong Bundy
September 26, 1994

IRS taxes the dead
October 31, 1994

Jeff Jarrett does Vegas
December 12, 1994

Christmas at the Heartbreak Hotel
December 19, 1994

Bret Hart wishes everyone a Happy New Year
December 26, 1994

Disc 3

Is Yokozuna afraid of the casket?
January 17, 1994

WrestleMania X Coin Flip
January 31, 1994

Bret Hart vs. Bruce Prichard
February 21, 1994

World Tag Team Championship Match

The Quebecers vs. Razor Ramon & The 1-2-3 Kid
February 21, 1994

Shawn Michaels Locker Room Interview
February 28, 1994

WWE Championship Match

Yokozuna vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage
February 28, 1994

“Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase buys front row seats
March 28, 1994

Lex Luger vs. Rick “The Model” Martel
March 28, 1994

10-Man Tag Team Match

IRS, Jeff Jarrett, Rick “The Model” Martel, & The Headshrinkers
vs.Tatanka, The 1-2-3 Kid, Thurman “Sparky” Plugg, & The Smoking Gunns
April 4, 1994

Debut of The Heartbreak Hotel
April 4, 1994

Jerry “The King” Lawler is dropped on his head
April 11, 1994

Razor Ramon vs. Jeff Jarrett
April 25, 1994

World Tag Team Championship Match

The Quebecers vs. The Headshrinkers
May 2, 1994

Sumo Match

Yokozuna vs. Earthquake
May 16, 1994

King of the Ring Qualifying Match

Owen Hart vs. Doink the Clown
May 23, 1994

Duke “The Dumpster” Droese makes his Raw debut
May 23, 1994

The King’s Court with Bret Hart & Diesel
May 30, 1994

Not-So-Rowdy on The King’s Court
June 6, 1994

The King’s Court with Duke “The Dumpster” Droese
June 20, 1994

The King’s Court with The King of Harts
June 27, 1994

Disc 4

WWE Championship Match

Bret Hart vs. The 1-2-3 Kid
July 11, 1994

Intercontinental Championship Match

Diesel vs. Lex Luger
July 18, 1994

$10,000 Challenge Match
Tatanka vs. Nikolai Volkoff
July 25, 1994

Alundra Blayze vs. Bull Nakano
August 1, 1994

Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon
August 1, 1994

Owen Hart vs. The 1-2-3 Kid
August 15, 1994

The Undertaker vs. Kwang
September 12, 1994

Mr. Backlund demonstrates The Chicken Wing
September 19, 1994

Intercontinental Championship Match

Razor Ramon vs. Yokozuna
October 24, 1994

Jeff Jarrett vs. The British Bulldog
December 5, 1994

Bob Backlund vs. Doink the Clown
December 12, 1994

The British Bulldog vs. Tatanka
December 24, 1994

The King’s Court with WWE Champion Diesel
December 24, 1994

The Undertaker vs. The Brooklyn Brawler
December 24, 1994

This set sure does bring back a lot of memories I have from watching Monday Night Raw in its infancy. Some of the matches included were to be expected but it’s nice to see that the Marty Jannetty/Doink the Clown 2/3 Falls match made the cut. And it will be fun to revisit the old angles and vignettes that were produced that introduced wrestlers like The Smoking Gunns and Thurman “Sparky” Plugg.

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