WWE Confirms ‘No Blu-Ray’ for SUMMERSLAM 2017 – 2 Disc DVD Scheduled & Release Date Revealed

August 5, 2017 by Daniel Bee

WWE SummerSlam 2017 Logo, New York Skyline

Last week the UK’s 2017 WWE Home Video schedule updated and conspicuous by its absence was a Blu-ray edition of “The Biggest Party of the Summer”, SummerSlam 2017.

Unfortunately the reason that it was left off that list is because the title has been cancelled due to “declining” demand for the Blu-ray format. As of late this week WWE has confirmed that will also be the case in the United States with new details passed on to their domestic Home Video distributor.

However, now scheduled is a 2-disc DVD to accommodate the entire event and a set of extras.

WWE Confirms No Blu-ray for SummerSlam 2017 DVD

The release date will be September 19th, approximately one month after the pay-per-view event airs, as you can now see on our WWE DVD Release Dates page.

You may recall that release dates for September and October had already been named with no sign of SummerSlam. Perhaps there was a hold up while a decision was made on whether or not the PPV would be viable for a Blu-ray release this year; potentially a subject of debate within the company.

The U.S. SummerSlam DVD should be up for pre-order on Amazon any day now, while the UK and Australian versions are already available to buy from the usual online retailers.

WWE SummerSlam 2017 DVD - 2 Disc Set, Temporary Artwork

 
Get your copy of WWE’s new (2-DISC) SUMMERSLAM 2017 DVD on…

 
USA: September 19th. Grab the SummerSlam 2017 DVD soon here on Amazon.com.

UK/Europe: October 9th. Pre-order the SummerSlam 2017 DVD now here on Amazon.co.uk.

Australia: October 25th. Pre-order the SummerSlam 2017 DVD over at Madman.com.au.
 


New logo artwork and an updated synopsis has just arrived for WWE’s new NXT DVD and Blu-ray!

“NXT – From Secret to Sensation” is on the way for November release, featuring a documentary main feature on the Top 25 Greatest Superstars in NXT history and bonus content made up matches, moments and additional material that’s said to be unavailable on the WWE Network.

NXT is the brand where WWE Superstars compete before appearing on RAW and SmackDown Live and is responsible for producing some of the greatest talent and most successful champions in WWE. Hear from current and former NXT Superstars themselves, as we count down NXT’s Top 25 Greatest Superstars.

Includes interviews with NXT favorites like Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Finn Bálor, Shinsuke Nakamura, Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Tye Dillinger, Big E, Carmella, Neville, Big Cass, William Regal, Bo Dallas, Becky Lynch, Bayley, Baron Corbin, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode and more!

WWE 'NXT: From Secret to Sensation' DVD - Logo

The same has also come through for “Double Feature: No Mercy & Hell in a Cell 2017” which will be WWE’s last PPV DVD double pack of the year, expected sometime in November.

It’s the most hellacious event of the year where heated rivalries come to a head as the action is contained within a 20 foot metal structure known as Hell in a Cell!

WWE Superstars go head to head and this time the feuds between RAW Superstars are personal, so expect No Mercy!

WWE No Mercy 2017 & Hell in a Cell 2017 - PPV Logos


Before then, WWE has “Double Feature: Great Balls of Fire & Battleground 2017” incoming as their next Home Video release and it will be in stores later this month.

WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has received these new pack shots of the U.S. version 2-disc DVD:

WWE 'Double Feature: Great Balls of Fire & Battleground 2017' DVD - Box Artwork

WWE 'Double Feature: Great Balls of Fire & Battleground 2017' DVD - Cover Artwork


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NEW RELEASE: Starved for new content? Kayfabe Commentaries is on a roll with their new DVDs and this week they released a new “SUPERCARD” featuring Jim Duggan.

This one centers around Royal Rumble ’88, WWE’s first-ever Rumble event. Check out the trailer below as “Hacksaw” talks about the origins of the 30-man match, the stamina needed to go the distance in one, and if it ever gets confusing remembering who and who not to throw out!


WEEKEND WATCH: The latest entry to eBay Watch finds a massive lot of Anthology box sets being auctioned off this weekend. It’s a biggun containing the WrestleMania, the Royal Rumble and the SummerSlam complete Anthologies, a rare WWF DVD, and several 3-disc sets!

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$2.15Ladies & Gentleman, My Name Is Paul Heyman DVD
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$3.99WWF SummerSlam 2001 DVD
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$8.50WWF Royal Rumble 2001 DVD
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53 Comments on "WWE Confirms ‘No Blu-Ray’ for SUMMERSLAM 2017 – 2 Disc DVD Scheduled & Release Date Revealed"

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Shane C Montgomery
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Shane C Montgomery

First Survivor Series and then SummerSlam, next Royal Rumble will be DVD only, probably 2018 even. Might take a year or two for WrestleMania to be DVD only. What a shame.

Shane C Montgomery
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Shane C Montgomery

I bought a HD TV and Blu-ray player for a reason and it was not to watch standard definition video.

Donald
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Donald

Love how picky these fans are… Lol. Can’t wait for the NXT dvd, hopefully it’s a good listing!

Pierre
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Pierre
For me as well, it is very simple: no blu ray, no purchase. Moreover, in an e-mail conversation I once had with someone working for WWE Home Video UK at the beginning of this year, I was told that 60% of the online sales on wwedvd.co.uk consisted of blu ray. If people have a choice between blu ray and DVD, many of them (not all, but many, i.e. 60%) would buy blu ray, I was litterally told. So saying that there is no demand? Can’t be true. By the way, everyone is entitled to choose the format they want, but… Read more »
RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

Then either the person you spoke to at the beginning of the year, or the the rep from WWE HV UK who told WDN that Blu-Ray’s aren’t selling well, are lying. Unless something drastically changed within the last 6-8 months.

whut2
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whut2

another theory: both statements aren’t necessary ruling each other out.

because no one here knows how much of the sales are made via online orders.

but if sales in stores still make up for the vast majority of the sales, those 60% would still not matter as much.

Andre
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Andre

I would have bought a SummerSlam Blu-ray but I refuse to buy a DVD. HD cameras but only SD quality. No thanks WWE. 🙁

Thomas
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Thomas

It is expensive to produce Blu-Ray for Summer-Slam 2017 because the Blu-Ray is declining on the market

Eric
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Eric

Honestly, this is yet another move that makes me question how much longer we will get PPVs on disc at all. These are the exact same moves UFC made before they stopped producing discs period.

whut2
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whut2

yes, it’s almost guaranteed to happen at some point. and decisions like that are big indicator.

Robert emons
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Robert emons

So will tlc in October be released as a single ppv or will there be another ppv before survivor series?

Foley is good
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Foley is good

On an old schedule there was supposed to be another September pay per view for Smackdown before No Mercy. Looks like it was just a rumor. Maybe they will package TLC with the December PPV which I think is Clash of Champions.

Robert emons
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Robert emons

Yeah there was a ppv scheduled for September 10th right after summerslam I seen that also they haven’t announced it yet!? And December has roadblock and clash of champions this year.

Mark Markson
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Mark Markson

Looks like it will be released on its own. No double pack for that one.

decky
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decky

any word on if the UK will get a 2017 Annual DVD? the WWEDVD UK website doesn’t have one in the schedule for the remainder of the year.

Thanks

Jeff Copeland
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Jeff Copeland

reguardless of bluray or not i still buy the dvds. so honestly if they spare out there blurays i am fine with it.

it does suck but i mean for wwe i guess dvd sales are better then bluray so i really can’t fault them for slowly dieing bluray releases off

Eric
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Eric

I would buy the Summer Slam blu ray, but I understand why they aren’t doing one. I’m super excited for that NXT set though, and I will be getting that Blu Ray.

Tommy D
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Tommy D

Can’t wait for the NXT Blu Ray. Really hoping for:
*Roode/Nakamura Toronto
*DIY/Revival 2 out of 3 falls
*Nakamura/Zayn
*DIY/AOP Ladder Match

whut2
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whut2

so basically the SummerSlam extra is a trading card?

(I feel this is the opposite of what the WWE should do. those sets should be especially worthwhile, give us potential buyers incentive to hand over our hard earned money for it)

Mark Hamilton
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Mark Hamilton

Good, blu-rays don’t offer you anything better anyway. Waste of money!

Eric
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Eric

You know you have to buy a better TV too, right? I think you’re doing it wrong…

Gene
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Gene

You probably think DVD looks the same as VHS, too

whut2
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whut2

trololol.

Mark Markson
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Mark Markson

I bet Survivor Series and Royal Rumble will not be released on blu-ray either. And maybe they’ll drop the Wrestlemania 34 blu-ray too.

I will probably still buy PPVs on DVD, but I will wait for the prices to drop.

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