Details On WWE's Next DVD Project, Andre the Giant Book Update, Hell in the Cell

— As reported a few months ago, WWE will be releasing a DVD set entitled “WWE: The Legends of Wrestling” on January 27, 2009. The DVD set is based on the popular “Legends of Wrestling” roundtable series on WWE 24/7.

Here is the official description of the DVD: Ric Flair, Lex Luger, Jerry”The King”Lawler & Junk Yard Dog are just a few of the biggest names in the history of sports-entertainment, a who’s who of professional wrestling immortality. In one of the most popular shows on WWE’s on demand channel, panels that include WWE Hall of Famers Jim Ross and Dusty Rhodes discuss the life and times of these legends. These shows have never been available on DVD – until now! Fans can now enjoy these panel discussions along with bonus matches featuring the best of the highlighted superstars.

Here is the product information of the DVD:

RUNTIME – 540 minutes

LANGUAGES – English

SCREEN FORMAT – Full Screen

US RATING – TV14

DVD KEY SELLING POINT – First time on DVD! Value packed with 3 DVDs features Ric Flair, Lex Luger, Jerry”The King”Lawler & Junk Yard Dog. Unique perspectives and entertaining anecdotes from a panel of wrestling superstars, historians, and Hall-of-Famers. Includes never before seen bonus matches. WWE continues to dominate the Sports DVD category, holding 9 of the top 10 DVD releases.

(Thanks to Michael Weaver for the information.)

— WWE’s “Hell in the Cell” DVD release tops Billboard‘s Video Sales – Recreational Sports DVD chart for a third consecutive week. There are no other WWE DVD titles on the chart, which you can see at the following link.

— Amazon.com has released the description and cover art of the upcoming paperback book on Andre the Giant, Andre the Giant: A Legendary Life. Here is the description: “Andre the Giant is known to millions beyond the boundaries of the wrestling ring. From his sheer size of 7′ 4″ and 500 pounds to his memorable acting role in The Princess Bride, the circumstances of his life and career ensured him recognition wherever he went. Born Andre Rousimmof in a small village in France in 1946 (to parents of average height, as were his four siblings) he suffered from acromegaly, or giantism, which results in an overabundance of growth hormones. By the age of seventeen Andre was 6 ‘ 7″, and continued to grow throughout his life. At the time there was no treatment and life expectancy for this rare condition was forty-five. Determined to make the most of his life, Andre looked for a profession where he could put his size to good use and enjoy each day as if it were his last. As a wrestler he travelled to Canada and then to the USA where, under the aegis of Vince McMahon Sr, he quickly became a superstar, performing to crowds of up to 90,000. Chronicling his life and his phenomenal rise to stardom and featuring input from many who knew and worked with him, this book gives readers a unique insight into the man known and loved across the world as the gentle giant.” You can see the cover art at the following link.

See pic of how Giant Gonzalez looks like now