Several readers of WrestlingDVDNetwork.com were out and about today doing some early(-ish) Christmas shopping and spotted something new.
A WWE DVD that’s just been released to the United States without any prior announcement.
Steve Baggett, Adam Siudy, Ryan Morton, Bryant Haremza, Tommy D., “originalrkmorton” and “Silverback CP” (sorry if we missed anyone) were all greeted by this sight in Walmart:
It’s the WWE Evolution 2018 Pay-Per-View DVD which was not expected to hit stores until January, but it turns out this PPV DVD has been released with a slightly different approach as it would seem Evolution is a Walmart exclusive.
That goes some way in explaining how the release date fell under the radar as store exclusives, like those we’ve seen in the past, tend not to show up on the main WWE Home Video schedule, and to our knowledge this one never even surfaced on Walmart’s website.
You can watch the official trailer above and check out some first look photos of today’s “surprise” WWE DVD below, kindly sent in by Matthew Tremble.
WWE’s groundbreaking, first-ever all-women’s PPV was main-evented by Nikki Bella going up against RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey, not forgetting Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair going to war in a Last Woman Standing Match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
WWE Evolution 2018 also saw the NXT Women’s Championship up for grabs, a 20-woman Battle Royal for a future title match, the finals of the 2018 Mae Young Classic, and more!
As you can see the front cover is based off one of the posters but it’s now expanded to include Sasha Banks, Trish Stratus and Mickie James, while more of the female stars are shown on the back cover including the likes of Lita, Carmella, Kairi Sane, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce and The Riott Squad.
If you dream it, it can happen.
At WWE’s first-ever all-women’s event, Ronda Rousey defends her championship against one of the longest reigning champions in history, Nikki Bella. Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair battle it out for the SmackDown Women’s Championship in the inaugural Last Woman Standing Match. Trish Stratus and Lita return to the ring to face off against Mickie James and Alicia Fox in tag team competition. Plus, more!
The female Superstars of RAW, SmackDown, and NXT make history!
Get your hands on the brand new “WWE EVOLUTION 2018” Pay-Per-View DVD…
– United States: RIGHT NOW! Find the WWE Evolution DVD at Walmart.
– UK/Europe: January 7th. Pre-order your copy now on Amazon.co.uk.
– Australia: January 16th. Pre-order Evolution now at Madman.com.au.
Anyone see one of these lately in-store? I just got a Wal-mart gift card and started searching one out, but have had no luck.
Does anyone know if it only exclusive to wal marts in the just the U.S or in Canada too?
I was hoping it would be the Evolution stable feat. Ric Flair, Randy Orton, Batista and Triple H that would have a dvd coming out …
I picked up a copy today too.They only have 2 copies left
I hope they do more Walmart exclusives
Why the hell would you want store exclusives? That just makes it that much harder for people to obtain a copy
I agree, the problem is exclusives are usually bought by people just to sell on greed-bay. Someone is actually listing a copy of $75.00….thats just crazy, its not THAT rare and its going to be available store-wide in a month or two.
No news on when crown jewel will be released?
It will be most likely February along with Best of RAW/SD
I went and picked one up today. Nice surprise.
I wonder if this is actually Walmart exclusive, or if it will eventually be available everywhere. If you recall, there were PPV Blu-ray discs that started off as “Best Buy exclusive” but eventually became available everywhere.
I’m sure it’s a timed store exclusive and will be available elsewhere once the period is up, no telling when though. When WWE Blu-rays were Best Buy exclusive i recall they were exclusive for 3 months and then popped up on Amazon and Walmart.
In Canada however they weren’t exclusive to Best Buy and were available everywhere and were easier to find.