LATEST UPDATE on WWE DVDs in 2020 – Potential for ‘Additional Releases’, No Crown Jewel PPV in US

November 15, 2019 by Daniel Bee

Last month, WrestlingDVDNetwork.com broke the news that the 2020 WWE DVD/Blu-ray schedule will consist of Pay-Per-View titles only.

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.

WWE Home Video 2020 - Logo

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.

WWE Crown Jewel 2019 DVD - Cover Artwork Revealed

CROWN JEWEL 2019

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!

WWE Crown Jewel 2019 DVD - Back Cover Artwork


“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.

WWE 'Finn Balor: For Everyone' DVD - Alternate Artwork, Signed by Finn Balor

 
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.
 

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61 Comments left on this article...

  1. Fred Timbs says:

    DVDs are less and less of a thing going into 2020. I know some refuse to let go of 2006 but seriously you’re wasting your time. They’re not doing 3 disc compilations or docs anymore. Network has everything. They don’t care how much you wanna hold a dvd in your hands ffs.

  2. whut says:

    while I get there isn’t much big “news” anymore, it’s kind of weird that there is neither a post on the cover of the Survivor Series nor any mentioning of the wwedvd.co.uk sales that have been going the last days.

    • Ruthless.Attitude.Eras4Life says:

      “Only” 18 days since the last “news”. Indeed weird, and sad. I’m not on social media, so don’t know if the action is on there in stead. But.. of course.. if there is no kind of news to report.. but yeah, there is a sales on wwedvd.co.uk. I’m getting the WM 32 Ultimate edition for free..guess, it is not that limitied after all.. 😉

      • MikeS_87 says:

        Same here Ruthless 🙂 filled some holes in my collection and got the WM32 box for free. Or, looking at it another way, take the price of the ultimate collectors edition out and I picked up 18 DVDs/blu-rays for just over £10. So glad I waited for this sale before picking up the mania box. Those that paid close to £100 must be annoyed to say the least. I wonder how many of the 1000 that were produced were actually sold? Same goes for the taker coffin box?

        • Ruthless.Attitude.Eras4Life says:

          Mikes: I actually doubt, that only 1000 were produced. Maybe first editions..like the Undertaker coffin box..I believe it was first produced in a limited edition with 0001-2101 number on it. I could be wrong, but I think you can now get that box too without the numbers on, hence, like a second edition. But, I could be wrong.

          Anyway.. nice to chat with some collectors of physical.. we are the few Last Collector’s Standing of a slowly dying breed. But.. we Never Give up.. 😉

          No.. I am NOT a Cena mark! -lol-

  3. RabidHeat says:

    Survivor Series 2019 front and back cover artwork is on Amazon, guys!

  4. Tim Frick says:

    I agree that crown jewel 2019 needs to be released everywhere. It is unfair that they think they need to release it in the U.K. and not here in the U.S. If they are going to do that, then they need to quit going to Saudi Arabia. I heard online that some of the wrestlers in WWE don’t want to go back to Saudi Arabia because of travel problems.

  5. DDT says:

    I think we should ask for NXT UK Blackpool for a uk realease

  6. Brad Attitude says:

    Crown Jewel was laughably bad.

    • RabidHeat says:

      Thank you. I mean, I get that we all like to be completists, but if ANY needs to get cut, at least make it a God awful show like that one.

  7. Patrick McNamara says:

    I’m curious how do you go about submitting ideas for DVD releases for WWE? I mean I have a few great ideas. 1. The Continuing legacy of the Intercontinental championship 2 DVD set… featuring The IC war from the WrestleMania 33 kick off show. Along with other unreleased IC championship gems

    2.The Holy Grail;Epic WWE championship matches , again unreleased,2 maybe just maybe 3 DVD set

    3.The OC;The defining story of the only OriginalClub ; 2 DVD set featuring matches with Luke Gallows,Karl Anderson, And AJ Styles from the past 3 years. Including the Raw tag victory this past year and a few unreleased
    US title defenses from AJ Styles

    4.The Big Gold Belt: The legacy behind the golden belt that was the top title in 3 different companies during 3 consecutive decades. Again 2 disc set with a short mini doc and a few Unreleased World title matches on Disc 1. Disc 2 would feature more unreleased matches.

    Now I know the names aren’t too catchy WWE can work with the concepts though.

    • whut says:

      hasn’t the fourth literally been done already, in 2010? (well of course except the matches not being unreleased. but it had an one hour long documentary as well as countless matches that hadn’t been available on dvd at that point)

      • SRB says:

        1) The Rise & Fall of WWE – Ignoring fans and creating predictable matches

        2) Our Booking Is Terrible – Worst bookings in WWE history. (Most of this will just be Brock Lesnar “matches.”)

        3) We Blew It! – An in-depth look at WWE’s current product.

        4) We Are Not Wrestling – Three hours of Vince reminding fans WWE is not a wrestling company.

    • RabidHeat says:

      Some concepts that aren’t minor twists on what’s been released before would be better. I mean these are basically just Volume 2s. Hardly new concepts.

      • Patrick McNamara says:

        They weren’t intended as new concepts what’s wrong with volume 2? You get more stuff on DVD . And The Big Gold Belt literally just spans from 1985 until 2013. Forget the documentary then. How about more WHC matches on both discs? From 1985 till 2013. A very good concept. It wouldn’t technically be a history of the World Heavyweight championship because it will just be matches for the big good belt. ( Not matches for the NWA championship prior to 1985 and after 1989,not WCW championship matches from mid 1991 till late 1992. Definitely some WCW International World Heavyweight title matches maybe Rick Rude’s title run in there. ) I think WWE could do that. At some point people are just going to bootleg off the network onto dvds and that will be that. Lol

  8. Tim Frick says:

    I can’t believe WWE is not going to release Crown Jewel 2019 on dvd in the U.S. I live on a limited income and I think it is stupid to have to pay $44.95 to cable providers to see that event. If WWE can release it in Saudi Arabia, they should release it here in the U.S. as well. Listen to the fans. We deserve to see Crown Jewel on DVD. Come on!

    • RabidHeat says:

      I don’t think there is any mention in the article of it being released on DVD in Saudi Arabia.

      Besides, the show sucked. It’s honestly not a big loss in the grand scheme of things.

      • Patrick Mcnamara says:

        To certain WWE fans/collectors really nothing sucks. I know that probably doesn’t make sense. If you are a die hard WWE fan like myself and obviously this fan you don’t see things like that I guess you can say. You just want every WWE event/dvd collection you can get.

  9. Patrick McNamara says:

    I’ll be ok with them not releasing Crown Jewel if The Fiend retrains against Daniel Bryan Sunday then I’d be ok with not getting that event.

  10. RabidHeat says:

    I hate that the Cain/Brock squash match is represented on the front cover and the main event isn’t.

  11. AJ King says:

    I am definitely ok with less releases thrown on the market. The general demand is declining. This cannot be denied. But make those remaining releases special. You cannot put together releases with little effort and then go on and say “people are not interested anymore in physical media”, when nobody is buying them

  12. Andy Garland says:

    i am disappointed if nxt takeover isnt on the wwe survior series 2019 dvd

    • RabidHeat says:

      The I think you’ve set yourself up for that disappointment, tbh. Takeover has never been included with Survivor Series.

      • AJ King says:

        The Takeover Event as Bonus Disc to the Survivor Series has never been confrmed, but it would make sense. For those who do not have the Network and have not been familiar with NXT’s product and have just discovered them through the recent “invasion”, it would be a chance for them to get to know them better. In addition, I am expecting some Main Roster interference at Takeover

      • Andy Garland says:

        it doesnt suprise me neither

  13. RabidHeat says:

    Why does it say Team Hogan vs. Team Flair was the main event on the back cover synopsis? It wasn’t.

  14. Patrick McNamara says:

    WWE needs to release Crown Jewel internationally. No excuse to have it as just a UK exclusive.

    • RabidHeat says:

      It happened with Elimination Chamber ’15, and it will happen with this.

      • AJ King says:

        UK / European Fans are obviously still more invested into buying physical stuff, than US Fans. Otherwise we would not get all Big 4 PPVs on Blu-Ray whereas the US Fans only get Wrestlemania on Blu-Ray

        • whut says:

          while can obviously only speak for myself, I actually preorder every bluray release, even of ppvs that weren’t as good, just to support them keeping on with releasing it in that format.

          (and tbh, since it’s only done to four releases a year, it’s not like I’m throwing away larger amounts of money for those shows I didn’t/don’t particularly enjoy)

    • Timothy Thorpe says:

      You can always get a region free player. They don’t cost much to get.

  15. josh says:

    I think that’s bullshit. I’ve been saying for several years that I have an entire list of subjects that I want to see documented on dvd/bluray. If it truly was a wwe universe, they would actually listen to their f***ing audience/universe. Now, they’ve gotten rid of the hall of fame induction ceremonies on the wrestlemania video sets. I’m tired of watching/following wrestling anymore, it’s not enjoyable for me anymore. I stopped watching wwe and started watching all elite. Wwe sucks.

    • Wrestling DVD Guy says:

      I wholehearted agree, yes physical media is dying but also their released have just sucked the past couple of years. I am sure with the ratings and attendance being down they have bigger things to worry about however I think their most passionate audience would be the dvd collectors and they now pissing them off too. Network specials are nice but the pale to a dvd release.

    • Anonymous says:

      The majority of the audience/universe doesn’t buy DVDs though. That’s one of the few places where they ARE listening to their fans or at least their financial choices, unlike the rest of the product.

      • Wrestling DVD Guy says:

        I stated their most passionate audience are dvd collectors, that being said if I am releasing bad dvds nobody is going to buy them. That is a flawed logic Soooo they ARE not listening to their audience in that regard either. They are going to be in trouble if their ratings keep dipping…

        • Andy Garland says:

          maybe when aew does better dvds and blurays wwe will listen to fansand i hope aews video game doesnt suck like tnas did.

          • RabidHeat says:

            If WWE are seeing a lack of profit from DVDs I seriously doubt that AEW will go to the trouble of producing them. AEW will likely just embrace the future and streaming media etc.

            • AJ King says:

              I can see AEW releasing their PPVs as Blu-Ray & DVD first and then watch how they are selling. They had announced that several months ago, but it had not been brought up ever since. They have not produced enough content to already put up a digital library

              • Wrestling DVD GUY says:

                I was hoping they would do a documentary and full show release of ALL IN the first show and I have heard (don’t know if this is true) that Ring of Honor and AEW are fighting over who owns the rights to the show. I was hoping AEW would have a streaming service and I am wondering if they are waiting for more content to be made/produced before the y proceed with their streaming service.

              • RabidHeat says:

                I could see maybe a ‘Best of AEW 2019’ release to maybe test the waters, but I don’t think Double or Nothing will be released as we’re too far removed from it now since it happened in May and I just don’t see them releasing any full PPVs yet.

        • RabidHeat says:

          A passionate few do not rake in the Benjamins for Vinnie Mac.

          • Wrestling DVD Guy says:

            I don’t think it is a passionate few, most of wrestling base has been not watching like the early 90’s due to poor booking. Same can be said for dvd releases…

            • Hhhh says:

              I agree with wrestling DVD guy, right now the current product is lackluster and that greatly effects engagement of the product.

    • DDT says:

      i agree with you to an extent but AEW dont do physical realeases? why not follow pro-wrestling guerilla, ring of honor or Impact who all do?

  16. Eric says:

    I have been wanting a big Undertaker career retrospective Blu Ray. A doc and as many matches as they can fit on it. I guess that’s not going to happen.

  17. Robert Emons says:

    Only reason I would buy the crown jewel in US would be for the fiends universal championship win

  18. andemoine winrow says:

    So there’s not going to be a ”BEST OF RAW vs. SMACKDOWN 2019” d.v.d release? They could at least put that out.

  19. Jason says:

    Honestly good, because all the wwe dvds suck now no effort they ran out of ideas its a waste of plastic to make them maybe just release 3 or 4 good ones a year that are actually good

  20. Justin says:

    Million dollar question: why?

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