In recent months we’ve been asked for a status update on WWE DVDs due for release next year. WrestlingDVDNetwork.com now has the first word on this and has learned of plans to make the 2020 WWE Home Video schedule Pay-Per-View titles only.
We can say for certain that as of right now this will be affecting WWE DVDs next year in Australia — but we cannot yet confirm this new strategy for all regions. The move was, however, described to us this week as a “revision by WWE” rather a decision by one distributor.
Should this come to fruition, one positive might be that all WWE Pay-Per-Views could potentially make it to physical media, whereas in past few years certain PPVs were omitted from the schedule. We speculate that if this change comes into effect it will increase the likelihood that every PPV and the biggest of the special events on the WWE Network will be produced on Home Video.
We still expect there to be some Blu-rays too; WrestleMania had a Blu-ray release in the United States this year, while all of the ‘Big Four’ PPVs continue to get the Blu-ray treatment in the UK and Europe.
If the situation we’re hearing about for Australia were to happen in all regions, the final non-PPV DVD (which we’ve often referred to as features, documentaries and compilations over the years on WDN) may wind up as “WWE 24: The Best of 2019”.
Now feels like the time to speak up and show support for this niche we, and all of our readers here, have had a passion for and continue to enjoy 20 years after the first WWE DVD hit stores — so please start the conversation; whether that’s in the comments section here, on social media, or in emails to WWE or their Home Video distributors. Perhaps there’s still scope for country exclusive WWE DVD features with the right interest, but time will tell on that.
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And speaking of the PPVs…
At this year’s Clash, Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins would team up in the opening match as WWE RAW Tag Team Champions and in the main event would do battle for the Universal Championship, a match that would lead to an appearance by “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt who would attack the retaining champion. Randy Orton battled Kofi Kingston in a continuation of their rivalry over the WWE Championship, while the event would also feature contests for the RAW Women’s Championship, SmackDown Women’s Championship, Intercontinental Championship, and more!
The DVD release includes a free Topps trading card featuring The Miz.
We reported last month that AJ Styles was removed from the cover artwork due to Styles only competing on the Kickoff Show and this DVD not having his match as an extra (it’s a single-disc product). It looks like the removal wasn’t quite completed in time for the U.S. release but will be seen with the UK version. Check out first look photos sent in by WDN reader Matthew Tremble.
WWE’S MOST GOLDEN EVENT OF THE YEAR!
Universal Champion Seth Rollins has slayed kings and beasts, but can he topple ‘The Monster Among Men’ Braun Strowman in his latest title defence?
Kofi Kingston and Randy Orton continue their personal rivalry for the WWE Championship. Charlotte Flair looks to win her tenth women’s championship, in her hometown, when she takes on Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley. Becky Lynch looks to get revenge on Sasha Banks in The Man’s defence of the RAW Women’s Championship. And Roman Reigns takes on Erick Rowan in a No Disqualification Match. Plus, more!
Grab your copy of the new WWE CLASH OF CHAMPIONS 2019 DVD…
– United States: RIGHT NOW! Get your hands on the Clash DVD here on Amazon.com.
– UK/Europe: This Monday! Pre-order Clash of Champions now via Amazon.co.uk.
– Australia: November 20th. Your pre-order opportunity has gone live on Madman.com.au.