The re-edit was eventually released to patrons of the ERB Patreon.
On April 27th, 2019, the re-edit was released on the ERB2 channel as part of a compilation of every battle from the first season. However it was later deleted on April 29th, 2019.
On May 25th, 2019, the compilation was re-uploaded on the ERB2 channel, along with the re-edited version by itself on the main ERB channel.
On August 22nd, 2016, "Whatcha gonna do when ERBmania runs wild on you! Ooooh yeaaaaaah!" was written in the description of the video. This is a reference to Hulk Hogan's quote, "Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on you, brother?", and Macho Man's catchphrase, "Oh yeah!"
A different typeface was used for the subtitles in this battle. This is the only battle so far to do so.
However, the re-edit version of this battle uses the same typeface every other battle has.
The initial suggestion for the battle included Osama bin Laden alongside Kim Jong-il against Hulk Hogan and Macho Man, but Osama was scrapped. This would seem to suggest that the matchup is American heroes vs threats to American culture.
(NOTE: All these errors have been fixed in the re-edit.)
Ric Flair's name is misspelled as "Rick Flair" in the subtitles.
When Kim says, "I'm a god amongst men!" the subtitles misspell this as "I'm a god among men!"
When Macho Man says, "On behalf of the entire World Wrestling Federation!", Hulk Hogan's belt buckle suddenly becomes transparent.
Epic Rap Battle 5 - Behind the Scenes
(RE-EDIT) Hulk Hogan and Macho Man vs. Kim Jong-il. Epic Rap Battles of History