Now, an official line on social media from the UK’s WWE DVD licensee confirms the situation:
“WWE has made the decision to release PPV only DVDs next year. As always we will endeavour to release content that our UK fans want. There is scope for additional releases, premium editions and more if we see the demand is there. We have already added Crown Jewel 2019 to our January line up, which currently is not on the US schedule.”
This also backs up our report that there’s potential for a few additional releases on top of the PPVs — that’s what we remain hopeful for and we’ll let you know if further updates of non-PPV DVDs come our way. However, clearly the ‘base’ of the next year’s schedule will be PPVs.
The statement also reveals that the Crown Jewel 2019 PPV, as of the time of writing, and for reasons unknown, will NOT be produced on DVD in the United States. This would mean both Crown Jewel events held to date in Saudi Arabia have not seen a Home Video release to the U.S. market.
WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has received the first two WWE DVD Release Dates for 2020 in the United States — TLC and Royal Rumble — which you can see listed below. The information we have suggests that both of these will be 2-disc sets.
We have word that the Topps trading cards will continue to be included in next year’s DVDs, with a chance to grab them signed by WWE Superstars for a lucky few. The trading card in the works for the Royal Rumble 2020 DVD is slated to feature “The Man” Becky Lynch.
|US Release Date|
|TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2019 (DVD)||January 14, 2020|
|Royal Rumble 2020 (DVD)||February 25, 2020|
The UK’s 2020 schedule so far was unveiled in recent weeks, and looks like this:
|UK Release Date|
|Crown Jewel 2019 (DVD)||January 6, 2020|
|Survivor Series 2019 (DVD & Blu-ray)||January 20, 2020|
|TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2019 (DVD)||February 10, 2020|
|Royal Rumble 2020 (DVD & Blu-ray)||March 16, 2020|
Speaking of the Crown Jewel 2019 DVD, which right now could well be a UK/European exclusive, it’s available to pre-order now for January here on Amazon.co.uk.
This week the cover artwork was finalized for the Crown Jewel DVD — the front cover will feature shots of Brock Lesnar, Cain Velasquez, Braun Strowman and Tyson Fury taken from promotional material used in the run-up to the event.
Below we have a first look at the planned front and the back covers! As you can see, the front cover confirms this one is scheduled to be a 2-disc set like the other PPV titles we’ve mentioned.
Brock Lesnar goes head-to-head with MMA rival Cain Velasquez–in his first-ever WWE match–for the WWE Championship. Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury takes off the gloves in his WWE debut against “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman.
Saudi Arabia holds its first-ever women’s match when Lacey Evans battles Natalya. Universal Champion Seth Rollins defends his championship against “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt. And Team Hogan (Roman Reigns, Shorty G, Ali, Ricochet & Rusev) takes on Team Flair (Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre & King Corbin) in the main event!
Plus, much more!
“Finn Bálor – For Everyone” is officially the next WWE DVD on the horizon; it will hit stores in the USA and the UK in less than 2 weeks from today!
Heads up — the Amazon exclusive version we recently mentioned has now been listed online at Amazon.co.uk for £19.99. It features alternate cover artwork, it’s signed by Finn Bálor himself, and it will be released by Amazon on the same day as the standard version.
Release Dates for the WWE “FINN BÁLOR – FOR EVERYONE” DVD…
– UK/Europe: November 25th. Pre-order the Finn Bálor DVD right now on Amazon.co.uk.
– USA: November 26th. Pre-order the Finn Bálor DVD right now here on Amazon.com.
– Australia: January 22nd. Your pre-order opportunity is now live over at Madman.com.au.