2017 WWE Blu-Ray Releases Confirmed CANCELLED, Including ‘Dawn of Attitude’; Future of Blu-Rays?

October 6, 2017 by Daniel Bee

2017 WWE Blu-ray Releases Cancelled!

It is with regret that we can now confirm the cancellation of two new WWE Blu-ray releases in the United States and Canada; “1997: Dawn of the Attitude” and “NXT: From Secret to Sensation”.

The move is said to be driven by underperforming sales of WWE titles on Blu-ray, which has often been cited as the reason for similar cancellations by the company to date, and this is combined with an apparent lack of retailer support for the Blu-ray format.

The 1997-themed DVD hit stores earlier this week, however its Blu-ray counterpart never showed with it and fans who had pre-ordered the Blu-ray on Amazon.com faced a cancellation notice just one day prior to the release date. As for NXT, the Blu-ray is still showing on the retail site as of this writing but will inevitably go the same way, so please make any necessary preparations now.

The two Blu-rays affected were the only ones on the remainder of the 2017 Home Video schedule which unfortunately means there aren’t any new Blu-rays on tap for this year. The cancellations appear to call the future of WWE Blu-rays into question as these were considered “major” releases on the schedule, as the year-end titles often are. One could speculate that there might still be Blu-rays coming in the future for the biggest of releases; WrestleMania likely top of that list.

The last Blu-ray disc that was made available domestically by WWE this year was “Fight Owens Fight: The Kevin Owens Story” in July.

Rest assured that both the “1997: Dawn of the Attitude” and “NXT: From Secret to Sensation” titles are not cancelled entirely as you can still add the titles to your collection on DVD format.

WWE '1997: Dawn of The Attitude' Blu-ray - Box Artwork

WWE 'NXT: From Secret to Sensation' Blu-ray Box Art


Time for some good news! Right now here on WWEShop.com there are 20 different WWE DVDs and Blu-rays on sale for a crazy-low $5 or $10 each! Be quick, the deals will expire in the early hours of tomorrow morning (02:59AM eastern, to be exact).

What’s up for grabs? Well, the new “Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection” DVD is down to $10, several Blu-rays are also $10 including Kevin Owens and WrestleMania 33, while 4 recently-released “Double Feature” PPVs packs are only $5 each! Go grab ’em all.

 
$5
Double Feature: Great Balls of Fire & Battleground 2017 $5 DEAL: WWE Great Balls of Fire & Battleground 2017 DVD
Double Feature: Elimination Chamber & Fastlane 2017
Double Feature: Payback & Backlash 2017
Double Feature: Extreme Rules & Money in the Bank 2017
Royal Rumble 2017

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Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection
SummerSlam 2017
Best of 2000s
Fight Owens Fight: The Kevin Owens Story
Fight Owens Fight: The Kevin Owens Story (Blu-ray)
Seth Rollins: Building The Architect
Diamond Dallas Page: Positively Living
Diamond Dallas Page: Positively Living (Blu-ray)
WWE 24: WrestleMania Monday
Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania
Scooby-Doo & WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon
Scooby-Doo & WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon (Blu-ray)
The Best of RAW & SmackDown 2016
WrestleMania 33
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And there’s more good news.

While there are no plans for SummerSlam 2017, “1997: Dawn of the Attitude” and “NXT: From Secret to Sensation” Blu-rays in the states, the cancellations have NOT affected the UK at all!

WWE SummerSlam 2017 Blu-ray - UK Exclusive

WWE '1997: Dawn of the Attitude' Blu-ray - UK Exclusive

These two Blu-rays are 100% scheduled for fans in the UK and there’s not long to wait for them — both will hit the region this coming Monday here on Amazon.co.uk. The Blu-rays could wind up as exclusives to the UK and Germany but we’re awaiting confirmation for the Australian market.

“NXT: From Secret to Sensation” remains on the UK schedule for a Blu-ray edition next month!

Thanks to WDN reader Richard for the early peek at both in these new photos.

WWE '1997: Dawn of the Attitude' Blu-ray - Packaging Contents

WWE SummerSlam 2017 Blu-ray - Packaging Contents

This time last week we reported that the upcoming “30 Years of Survivor Series” DVD would have some hidden content included, speculated to be an additional moment to the main feature that counts down the 30 greatest moments in the history of the PPV.

Today we can say that is now confirmed; the Easter Egg will indeed be located somewhere within that countdown portion. We’ll be able to reveal specifics on it nearer to the DVD’s release date.



NEW RELEASE: Heads up on a brand new Kayfabe Commentaries DVD made available just this week! Jim Cornette’s “Back to the Territories” series is back and this time journeys to Puerto Rico with special guest Savio Vega, the former WWE star synonymous with the territory.

Check out the trailer below which features revealing new details on the death of Bruiser Brody.


WEEKEND WATCH: Before the latest rundown of WWF/WWE DVD goodies found in eBay Watch, take a look at these pretty cheap listings for the Kurt Angle DVD if you’re still missing a copy:

$13.50 Shipped (Buy It Now)Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection DVD
$14.00 Shipped (Buy It Now)Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection DVD

These new “Double Feature” PPV packs are up for grabs this weekend:

$2.50Double Feature: Elimination Chamber & Fastlane 2017 DVD
$3.25Double Feature: Payback & Backlash 2017 DVD
$5.00Double Feature: Extreme Rules & Money in the Bank 2017 DVD

Now let’s hear it for the rare WWF DVDs expiring this weekend, all currently priced very reasonably:

$3.00 WWF Divas in Hedonism DVD
$3.61WWF Best of RAW Vol. 1 & 2 DVD
$6.30WWF SummerSlam 2000 DVD
$7.97WWF Survivor Series 2001 DVD
$8.01WWF WrestleMania 16 DVD
$8.37WWF King of the Ring 2001 DVD
$9.99WWF SummerSlam 1999 DVD
$9.99WWF Undertaker: This Is My Yard DVD
$10.90WWF Judgment Day 2001 DVD

Full Collection of Rare WWF/WWE DVDs from The Attitude Era

 




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137 Comments on "2017 WWE Blu-Ray Releases Confirmed CANCELLED, Including ‘Dawn of Attitude’; Future of Blu-Rays?"

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Tom
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Tom

Who can we write to and complain about nomore Blurays? Lets tell them if they don’t release on BD we won’t purchase at all. I don’t collect DVDs anymore, I want BDs!

Vincenzzzzzo
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Vincenzzzzzo

Well I’m going to have to start ordering my blu-rays from the UK. And when WWE does away with ALL blu rays then I stop my collecting. This is so pathetic and completely disappointing. I don’t want to stop collecting but why buy a blurry mess of a DVD when I can watch it on the network in HD anyway. Sad and pathetic. I hope their home video department crumbles.

Mr T
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Mr T

“Blurry mess” —- would of loved to have you around in 1998 in tape trading circles, guaranteed epic meltdown.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Lol, “blurry mess”.

Jamie
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Jamie

Hey I am just here for some advice. I have always brought wwe DVDs not blue rays. I’m not intentionally trying to be cheap its just I have always had !y Xbox which has a DVD player. Anyway I have recently brought a load of wwe DVDs of amazon and they have quite fuzzy picture, has anyone else had that problem is it because they are DVDs or is it amazon….I font know. Any advice would be appreciated thanks

David
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David

Depending on if the footage on the DVDs are from pre-HD or post-HD. If the later HD content on DVD look like complete crap and can look a bit fuzzy because HD footage is not meant to be viewed on a DVD.

All pre-HD WWE DVDs look fine because they were recorded originally on 480i videotape so no issues there. Its everything after 2008 that look like garbage on DVD.

Jamie
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Jamie

Thanks for responding mate, I’m still a bit confused so for instance I got elimination chamber anthology and matches on that look fuzzy would that be because of DVD or the player or could it be something else

Marty Gunner
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Marty Gunner

Most likely the DVD.

Brandon vendetta
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Brandon vendetta

I really hope this is the beginning of the end for WWE blu rays because I am so sick of it on this site with the constant debate over this issue I could puke.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Lol, that would be one of the benefits of losing BluRays.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

There’s one thing people haven’t mentioned is that the 3-disc DVDs are always presented in awesome digipaks with deluxe artwork and additional photos while the BluRay cases are generic as balls. If WWE wanted to boost BluRay sales, maybe they could reserve the deluxe artwork for the BluRays to entice the customer more and put the DVDs in the bland plastic cases?

Nigel Hopkins
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Nigel Hopkins

Here we go with the crybabys again

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

crybabies *

whut
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whut

I think that’s what the WWE was going for with the bluray steelbook releases (or were all of them exclusive for Europe?).

Daniel Wissert
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Daniel Wissert

Hopefully the Ultimate Warrior Unreleased Matches DVD will be on Blu-Ray too.

RCS1988
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RCS1988

It’s not even on the schedule for 2018.

Travis
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Travis

I never understood why WWE didn’t just go the route of other studios (ex. Warner Bros.) and have print-on-demand titles for Blu-ray. Have them exclusive to the WWE.com site.

RCS1988
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RCS1988

Film studios do Blu-ray combo packs.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

I’ve got to be honest, I’m not actually sure it was worth producing a BluRay of Dawn of Attitude for the sake of a 58 minute round table discussion. The rest of the bonus footage was filmed on analogue tape, so… did anybody really need super hi-def footage of a close of Kane’s face?

Nigel Hopkins
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Nigel Hopkins

Nope, just Renee Young’s and Foley’s beard.

Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life
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Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life

I bet, if you ask Dean Ambrose, there’s no way there’s a beard, down..where..? down.. THERE! 😉

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

close-up *

Justin
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Justin

Someone needs to tell Wwe to stop kissing the royal asses of the UK.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Lol @ those Americans like Justin who can’t ever separate the UK with “royalty” in their minds, since it’s literally the only thing they know about the country. Probably thinks we all wear bowler hats also. Div.

Andrew
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Andrew

Do you not know how businesses work? If a product does not sell well enough, they don’t make a profit. Clearly WWE Blu-Rays are not selling well enough in America to make a profit, while they must be in the UK.

It’s got nothing whatsoever to do with “kissing the royal asses of the UK”. You’re just being silly.

Jon
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Jon
I feel like I’m the only American on here and that doesn’t have WWE Network. I don’t have an old tv. It’s 1080 HD. I have an older computer and I’m not going to spend a bunch of money on a new computer just do the streaming. Blu-ray players are fairly cheap now and if you still have a tube tv you need to get with the times. Even if I had a region free player the shipping cost from U.K.to U.S. are really expensive. I wouldn’t waste $10 a month for WWE network anyways. The current product is crap… Read more »
RICHARD W
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RICHARD W

To the WWE’s mindset, if it isn’t broke, then don’t fix it and that’s what they mean here in terms of retaining DVD for the most part and ditching the Blu-Ray format with the exception of a few special events that will get that sort of treatment.

RCS1988
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RCS1988

I’m fine with DVD’s, but I wish they do something in terms of how they format the stuff. When they use current wraparound segments in between older footage, it’s formatted to wide screen meaning if you watch on a tube TV, the picture will be shrunk down. There are ways where you can keep the wraparound stuff in one format and the full screen stuff in the correct format.

whut
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whut

I’m pretty certain that most (modern) dvd/bluray players let you adjust that, so that you only get a 4:3 picture on a 4:3 (at least works for my old smaller 4:3 crt tv that’s still standing in my bedroom).

RCS1988
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RCS1988

I tried that and it didn’t work.

Cdub9416
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Cdub9416
It is amazing to me that something in the year 2017 would be released on DVD but not blu ray. WWE and people who buy these need to come out of the stone age. I cannot believe DVDs are even still produced at all. Why not just go back VHS or Beta tapes? Great picture right? We are in the 4K era and all we get now is DVD? Says a lot about WWE’s demographic…apparently poor, behind the times, living in the past, etc. Time to leave these people in the past. They can play their DVDs with their cassettes… Read more »
Vincenzzzzzo
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Vincenzzzzzo

I totally agree. And WWE sells their dvds with a Topps trading card and soon a stick of stale gum lmao. I hope their home video department lose more money than ever now.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

The gap / difference in quality between a DVD and a VHS tape is vastly wider than that between a DVD and a Blu-Ray, and you know it, so that’s a silly argument. Is Blu-Ray better than DVD? Undoubtedly. But is it anywhere near as tortuous to watch a DVD compared to VHS? Absolutely not.

LP1
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LP1
Ok so here’s some specs to clarify this VHS vs DVD vs BD argument. VHS resolution is 333 x 480, DVD resolution is 720 x 480, BD resolution is 1920 x 1080 and for comparison sake 4K-UHD is 3840 x 2160. All of these are NTSC resolutions. Looking at those specs it’s clear to see that Blu-ray is much more superior to DVD than DVD is to VHS. The gap is not even close. And 4K just leaves all the rest in the dust. So this argument that the difference between VHS and DVD is greater compared to DVD and… Read more »
RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Except a DVD does not chew up, go crackly, get accidentally recorded over, require a tracking control to get rid of a fuzzy picture, or take up so much space on a shelf or have to be stored in particular conditions. So you know, there are OTHER reasons why DVD was a hell of a leap forward from VHS meaning likening it to VHS is silly. Plus, it’s DIGITAL.

LP1
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LP1
BD cases are half the size of DVD cases, especially the big digipaks that are about the same width as a VHS tape. So you’re saving more shelf space with BD’s. The issue with tracking, the majority of the time, was not with the tape itself, but with the VCR heads that needed to be cleaned. As for accidentally recording over something, that only worked on blank VHS tapes, where you could easily break off the black tabs, not commercially manufactured tapes. Commercial tapes were not created with the black tab. Also you could’ve purchased D-VHS tapes as well, DIGITAL… Read more »
Shane C Montgomery
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Shane C Montgomery

Why is RabidHeat such a Douchebag all of the time? Maybe someone sit on his bowler hat. Why do you give a damn about those of us who prefer BR over DVD? If it bothers you so much to read our concerns on here than simply keep your mouth shut.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

True – digital tapes must have been SO easy to get hold of, because I remember seeing them all over the place, right?

LP1
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LP1

I agree completely. I was hoping by this year we’d at least have Mania 33 on 4K-UHD. Silly me. Now it looks like we might not even get Mania 34 on blu-ray, the way things are going.

David
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David

I think WM34 in 4K is wishful thinking but would be interesting especially if they could implement Dolby Atmos, which would be pretty cool hearing the crowd and pyro all around you like you are right there with the crowd.

WWE probably wouldn’t even use HDR properly so likely would never happen. I think if DVD stopped they will just use the Network as their main source like how UFC completely ditched DVD and Blu-ray and are focusing on the Fight Pass.

Guest
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Guest

Where do I buy a copy of the him cornette interview with savio Vega?

DennisK1979
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DennisK1979

You go to kayfabe’s website: http://kayfabecommentaries.com/ 🙂

Mike
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Mike

Are the UK Blu-rays region free? If not, guess I’m buying a region-free player. Plus, what are the chances that WWE goes back to putting all the content (including the “bonus features” for blu-ray) on the DVDs like they used to? If you are not going to sell blu-ray in U.S. at least give us the full content on DVD.

Timothy Thorpe
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Timothy Thorpe

I got mine off of ebay for only $135, so they aren’t that expensive.

whut
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whut

if you only buy the bluray for the content, you could also just buy the release, “clone” the bluray onto a harddrive and reburn it to a blank bluray (might likely be less complicated and cheaper than buying region free player).

(and unlike with dvds (pal vs. ntsc), there are no technical differences between bluray of different regions)

David
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David

The UK WWE Blu-rays are not region free, however Silvervision did make Summerslam 2011, Night of Champions 2011, Hell in a Cell 2011, Vengeance 2011 and Survivor Series 2011 region free. Back then well WWE were cancelling Blu-rays minute just like now.

I would have thought the partnership with WWE and Warner Home Video would be beneficial but I think they are just as bad as all their other distributors/publishers. They need company’s like Freemantle that actually listen to their fans.

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