Yesterday we published an article on the possibility that WWE had cancelled the upcoming Attitude Era DVD (WWE Cancels Attitude Era DVD? Removed From Schedule).
In the running of WWEDVDNews.com we can have access to internal WWE Home Video schedules for the United States (Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment) and Australia (Shock Entertainment). Looking through those this week we noted that the listings for WWE: The Attitude Era [DVD/Blu-ray], previously slotted in for a November 20th release date, had been removed.
A removal from one of the two schedules could be taken as an error, but the same removal for two different regions indicated more than coincidence.
As such, we speculated that the Attitude Era title had either been cancelled outright or postponed to a later date. Whenever such a schedule change has occurred in the past that was exactly the situation, as we saw with the recent Triple H DVD and various Blu-ray versions of WWE PPV events pulled from schedules, and ultimately not released.
Since the time of our article, WWE spokesman Adam Hopkins reached out to at least one other wrestling news publication, including WrestlingInc.com, with official word that the Attitude Era DVD is still going ahead as scheduled on November 20th, 2012.
This follow up article today serves two purposes. Firstly, to pass along the official word from WWE that the Attitude Era DVD is still on for November. Secondly, to communicate that our original report was not false. It is factual that the Attitude Era listings have been removed from two official, internal schedules and as of writing this has not changed. We would also like to point out that our report stated that we “cannot confirm an outright cancellation at this stage”.
We suggest there is a reason behind the abrupt schedule removals but would not like to speculate further as to what that could be. This week BestBuy.com sent out cancellation emails to those who have pre-ordered the Attitude Era set, and have since removed all product listings for the DVD, Blu-ray, and store exclusive versions from their website.