No WWE Blu-Rays For The First Time In 5 Years? Big DVD Sale This Weekend, More Orton Artwork

September 16, 2016 by Daniel Bee

No WWE Blu-Rays For The First Time In 5 Years?

WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has received word that the following WWE Home Video titles will no longer be released on Blu-ray format, instead strictly DVD only, in Australia and New Zealand:

– The History of The Hardcore Championship: 24/7
– SummerSlam 2016
– Brock Lesnar: Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat.

In the case of the 3-disc sets in the list above, by our count this marks the first time in over 5 years that WWE DVD “feature” compilations are being released without accompanying Blu-ray editions, especially noteworthy when those Blu-ray editions have been offered in other regions.

This is a loosely similar situation to “The Best of Raw and SmackDown” series, released exclusively on DVD in recent years, however the bigger sets have always been offered on Blu-ray too.

WWE’s official Home Video licensee in Australia, Madman Entertainment, confirmed to us that the move is a response to facing less demand for WWE Blu-ray products as compared to the DVD counterparts; a familiar situation we’ve seen with PPV Blu-ray cutbacks in the United States.

The news does NOT affect upcoming releases in the US or UK – SummerSlam and Brock Lesnar will both be available on Blu-ray (and Hardcore already shipped earlier this month).

WWE Blu-ray Disc Collection


Yesterday we exclusively revealed the cover artwork and updated content listing for the new “Randy Orton – RKO Outta Nowhere” DVD (which will definitely be on Blu-ray too, by the way).

EXCLUSIVE: Cover Artwork & Updated Content for WWE “RANDY ORTON – RKO Outta Nowhere” DVD

And now we can show off even more artwork planned for the packaging!

UK FANS: Heads up, WWE’s new Randy Orton DVD and Blu-ray just went live for pre-order at WWEDVD.co.uk. If you order it there this weekend before Sunday at midnight, entering promo code “RKO15” at checkout, you will get 15% off either version and FREE UK delivery.

WWE Randy Orton: RKO Outta Nowhere DVD - New Artwork

As one of the most unpredictable and volatile Superstars in WWE history, Randy Orton defines his legacy by injuring others, capturing championships, and RKOing anybody who gets in his way.

Witness the metamorphosis of “The Apex Predator” in this complete collection highlighting his entire sports-entertainment career.

From his first match in OVW, to his introduction to the WWE Universe in 2002, to his transformation into “The Legend Killer,” to becoming “The Viper” of today, this set shows why Randy Orton is one of the greatest Superstars to ever slither into a WWE ring.

WWE Randy Orton: RKO Outta Nowhere DVD - New Artwork

 
Release Dates for WWE’s new “RANDY ORTON – RKO Outta Nowhere” DVD & Blu-ray where you are…

 
UK/Europe: November 14th. Pre-order the RKO DVD or Blu-ray now here on Amazon.co.uk.

USA: November 15th. Pre-order the RKO DVD or Blu-ray soon here on Amazon.com.

Australia: TBA. Your chance to pre-order is coming shortly at Madman.com.au.
 


BIG WWE DVD & BLU-RAY SALE — $5, $10 & $15 DEALS TO BE HAD!!

Announced to run the whole of the weekend here on WWEShop.com is a big $5, $10 and $15 sale on loads of goodies. And of course, the best bit is that the sale features more than 30 different WWE DVD/Blu-ray titles all up for grabs from just $5 each, including some recent releases!

WWEShop Sale - $5, 10 & $15 Deals, The New Day

Look out for a bunch of PPVs priced at $5, some major 3-disc DVDs like Scott Hall, Dudley Boyz and Eric Bischoff for only $10, and select Blu-rays down to $15. As usual, get the most out of WWEShop’s sales by ordering a few DVDs together – that way you can take advantage of the flat-rate $6.99/$9.99 shipping they offer rather than paying out that much for only one title.

Here’s a list of the deals to be had right now, while stocks last…

 
$5 Deals

Battleground 2016 DVD
Best PPV Matches 2015 DVD
Extreme Rules 2016 DVD
Fastlane 2016 DVD
Hell in a Cell 2015 DVD
Money in the Bank 2016 DVD
Payback 2015 DVD
Payback 2016 DVD
Royal Rumble 2016 (Blu-ray)
Royal Rumble 2016 DVD
Superstar Collection: Sheamus DVD
Survivor Series 2015
TLC 2015 DVD

 
Click here to WWEShop.com to find all of the $5, $10 & $15 WWE DVD deals…

WWEShop - Big $5, $10 & $15 WWE DVD & Blu-ray Sale

$10 Deals

Best of RAW & SmackDown 2015 DVD
Dudley Boyz: Straight Outta Dudleyville DVD
Eric Bischoff: Most Controversial DVD
Jerry Lawler: It’s Good To Be The King DVD
Ladies & Gentlema, My Name Is Paul Heyman DVD
NXT Greatest Matches Vol. 1 DVD
Power Series: Triple H DVD
Scott Hall: Living on A Razor’s Edge DVD
Sting: Into The Light DVD
U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness DVD
Ultimate Warrior: Always Believe DVD
WCW Greatest PPV Matches Vol. 1 DVD
WrestleMania 32 DVD

 
$15 Deals

Dudley Boyz: Straight Outta Dudleyville (Blu-ray)
Eric Bischoff: Most Controversial Figure (Blu-ray)
NXT Greatest Matches Vol. 1 (Blu-ray)
Scott Hall: Living on A Razor’s Edge (Blu-ray)
Sting: Into the Light (Blu-ray)
U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness (Blu-ray)
WrestleMania 32 (Blu-ray)

 

BE QUICK: Click here to find all of WWE’s $5, $10 & $15 DVD/Blu-ray deals at WWEShop.com…

 


One of the next incoming WWE DVDs, “Brock Lesnar – Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat.”, has had a slight price drop on Amazon ahead of next month’s release.

Click here to grab the DVD for only $19.47, or click here to get the Blu-ray for only $23.73.

The potentially cancelled Collector’s box set version has still not returned to Amazon as of writing.

BROCK BOX SET: WWE 'Brock Lesnar - Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat' DVD Box Set Revealed


Speaking of box sets, the completists among us might be interested in hearing about a recent WWE DVD box set that flew under the radar – “The Ultimate John Cena vs. The Rock Box Set”.

As for its content, inside the Australian exclusive 4-disc set looks to be the “Rock vs. Cena: Once in a Lifetime” DVD and a single-disc version of “The John Cena Experience” DVD.

WWE Ultimate John Cena vs. The Rock DVD - New Box Set


AUCTIONS WITH ATTITUDE: Expiring on eBay is a potentially great deal on the new Attitude Era Vol. 3 DVD that’s filled with unreleased content, and this one’s complete with the mini-book!

$4.25Attitude Era Vol. 3: Unreleased DVD (With Mini-Book)

WWE Attitude Era Vol. 3 DVD Packaging - With Mini-Book

This weekend several rare WWF/WWE DVDs that were released back in the Attitude Era are also being auctioned off at decent prices, including the original Hardcore DVD and a chance to add both the WrestleMania 16 and 17 DVDs to your collection in one hit. Links below:

$4.99WWF Before They Were Superstars DVD (Free Shipping)
$4.99WWF Hardcore DVD (Free Shipping)
$6.50WWF SummerSlam 1999 DVD
$15.00WWF Invasion 2001 & Unforgiven 2001 DVDs (+ Bonus, Free Shipping)
$50.00WWF WrestleMania 16 & WrestleMania 17 DVDs

 




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20 Comments left on this article...

  1. Donald says:

    Free shipping for the deals? Lmao … nope.

  2. Joe Young says:

    WWE is just dumb. They should’ve kept the Blu-Ray / DVD combos. That way fans would’ve bought both versions of the PPV at once.

  3. Rielly Puddester says:

    Blue Rays aren’t really my thing anyways, little too pricey

    • Ryan says:

      They are only a couple dollars more than regular DVD’s and are much better quality and can fit more extras on them.

  4. Patrick Mcnamara says:

    I am an avid collector of wwe home videos. I am definitely getting the Randy Orton RKO outta nowhere dvd set when it comes out. I already have EVOLUTION of a predator. I am also getting The Brock Lesnar Eat Sleep Conquer repeat blu ray set when it comes out. I have Here comes the Pain. I love that I am fortunate enough to have a great collection and be able to add to it like I do.

  5. Azza says:

    I’m not going to buy ”History of The Hardcore Championship” if it’s not on Blu-Ray

  6. Luis says:

    I’m not surprised. DVDs are still much cheaper to make, and I’m sure they’re making the DVDs themselves at this point. I can see them one day no longer putting out DVD compilations with the monthly addition of Collections added to the network now. I could still see them putting out WrestleMania on Blu-Ray as someone mentioned earlier, but not even SummerSlam. I will say it bugged me that they chose to split up the main WrestleMania 32 card into 2 discs just to put the kick-off matches on Disc 1. They could have easily put those on Disc 2 so the main card could be complete on Disc 1. So with them doing stuff like that, it doesn’t bother me that they’re looking to phase out physical media. I sold off nearly my entire wrestling DVD collection shortly after the network came out so I wouldn’t have to think about stuff like this again.

    • whatwhat says:

      it seems you are not completely aware of how dvds are being “made”. commercial dvds are almost always pressed not burned – a process you can’t just do on a “regular” home computer.

  7. Tom Baretta says:

    I’ve been getting dvds over blurays in recent years because the bluray exclusive matches have either been duds or average the last two years. I got straight outta dudleyville and the kliq on dvd & the same will go for the hardcore championship since none of those matches were in hd anyway.

  8. RCS1988 says:

    Hopefully this doesn’t happen for another year or so. 2017 has some good potential releases if they become official.

  9. Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

    When, more than If, WWE descide to skip physial releases – and sadly, that seems to be the nearby future – I got “only” 2 wishes that WWE should do on Blue before they Rest the Physicals in Peace:

    1: The Deadman’s career overview, uncut and unedited, among tons of extras the KOTR ’98 HIAC match with him and Foley commentary + Summerslam 2015 match against The Beast, totally uncut and unedited!

    2: 2008 and forward re-releases of PPV’s that have not seen a Blue release!

    Deadman’s release is likely gonna happen.. Re-releases problaly an utopia..

    Btw…I assume that Madman Australia must be referring to Blu-ray sales going down in general..because..they have not had the license for so long if I recall right?!

  10. LP1 says:

    It’s only a matter of time until WWE goes strictly digital. I can see WrestleMania and maybe SummerSlam still being released on physical media, but eventually it’s all going to be digital sales, whether it’s the Network or Vudu or Amazon Prime and other services like that. I was in Best Buy the other day and their BR/DVD section has been cut in half. There used to be about 5-6 aisles of movies, now there were only 2-3.

    • David says:

      Wouldn’t surprise me if WWE focuses on the Network and completely stops DVD and Blu-ray releases next year. UFC has taken this route with Fight Pass and haven’t released any DVDs or Blu-rays for a while, except the yearly Best ofs and UFC is way more popular than WWE and if UFC can’t sell DVDs and BDs then WWE sales are likely non existent and mostly just the hardcore fans buying them because I don’t think the casuals are.

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