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WWE DVDs and Blu-rays will be no more beginning 2024.
Following that announcement, there was a little bit of confusion in the online reports that followed. Some coverage inaccurately suggested the cancellation of WWE DVDs will only be affecting the UK and Europe – this likely stemmed from the fact that Fremantle in the UK were the ones making a statement that day, however in that same statement Fremantle did specify that “no licensing deals will be renewed worldwide after 2023″.
So, to clarify, this does affect the US releases via Warner Bros., just like it does the UK releases via Fremantle.
WWE Will No Longer Dedicate Time & Resources To Home Video Business – Exclusive — Haus of Wrestling
Later the same day as the announcement, Haus of Wrestling reportedly reached out to a WWE source on the matter, and they received the following statement:
“The home video business has long been in decline, and it will no longer be a place where the company dedicates time and resources.”
And with that, it’s goodbye to new WWE DVD and Blu-ray releases.
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The team at the UK-based WWE DVD shop site has addressed the news:
“It is with regret that we acknowledge WWE’s decision to exit the Home Video market. Our team deeply appreciates the unwavering support and enthusiasm from our dedicated customers over the years, and we sincerely hope that we have served you well. We are fully dedicated to keeping WWEDVD.co.uk up and running for as long as feasible, exerting every effort to provide ongoing service during this period of transition.”
This week, the last-ever WWE DVD for the UK market was officially released – Crown Jewel 2023. Crown Jewel and other past DVD and Blu-ray titles are still available to order via WWEDVD.co.uk for the time being.
WWE Crown Jewel 2023 is out on DVD today! Don't miss this historic collector's title – the last WWE DVD released by Fremantle in the UK 😢 Available from Asda, HMV, Amazon & https://t.co/pMJJmLe794 pic.twitter.com/MC1APVs505
— WWE Home Video UK (@WWEHomeVideoUK) December 18, 2023
The final WWE DVD for the US Survivor Series: WarGames 2023 is just days away now, scheduled for release on December 26th, marking the end of the Warner Bros. distribution run which began in 2015.
Meanwhile, AEW DVD releases appear to have resumed.
The four new titles we mentioned back in November have now been reaching fans’ collections.
- All Out 2022
- Full Gear 2022
- Revolution 2023
- Double or Nothing 2023
Some titles sold out initially, but stock has been replenished since, and all of these AEW PPV DVDs can be purchased in both the US and the UK at the time of writing.
The company also released the original “All In” event on both DVD and Blu-ray formats before those.
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