Last week, WrestlingDVDNetwork.com was first to update on the status of WWE DVDs in 2020, revealing a change in release strategy for the Australian market which, as of next year, will solely be Pay-Per-Views.
We’re now able to confirm that this PPV-only change will apply to WWE DVDs released in all regions, therefore as well as Australia includes the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
In recent months WWE revised their Home Video schedule for 2020; the current plan is to produce a total of 14 PPV events on DVD. This covers 12 U.S. PPVs and 2 International PPVs, such as this past Thursday’s Crown Jewel broadcast from Saudi Arabia.
We can also confirm that fans in the UK will continue to receive the ‘Big Four’ PPVs — WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam and Survivor Series — on Blu-ray format alongside DVD. A Blu-ray release for WrestleMania is expected to continue in the U.S. too.
In speaking exclusively with the UK licensee since we broke the news, there appears to be scope for a small number of ‘bespoke’ or ‘premium’ titles to be added to the schedule further into 2020, so, in the UK, there could be a few further releases in addition to the 14 PPVs. A quick example given to us (but by no means confirmed yet) is a DVD that utilizes content from the WWE Network, perhaps such as a documentary or set of documentaries.
The first WWE DVD release dates for 2020 have been revealed for the UK market as shown below. Expect to see a similar list for the United States in the coming weeks, with the exception of Survivor Series which will hit U.S. stores at the end of this year, as is usual.
|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|
This month’s upcoming “Finn Bálor – For Everyone” DVD (which you could say is the last Superstar-themed WWE DVD as we know them) will be getting an extra special release in the UK.
Not only will this involve alternate cover artwork, which we’re pleased to reveal to you right now, it’s also your chance to grab a copy of this DVD signed by Finn Bálor himself!
Just 2,000 copies of the Finn Bálor DVD with this exclusive artwork will be produced and signed. It will also be available 17 days earlier than the standard release!
UK fans will be able to grab this unique offering through ‘Amazon Treasure Truck’ on November 8th, on the same day as a WWE Superstar guest appearance from a former United States champion at New Bailey, Manchester 11am-1pm.
‘Amazon Treasure Truck’ (https://amazon.co.uk/ttgo), in which you buy on Amazon and choose a collection Truck location, will be your ticket to owning this WWE DVD treasure. We hear it’s going to be priced at £20 and those that order then collect from the various Amazon Trucks will also get a free WWE goody bag which includes a copy of the WWE Kids magazine, a copy of the SummerSlam 2016, 2017 or 2018 DVD (all of which feature a Finn Bálor-winning match) and a pack of the WWE Slam Attax Universe trading cards from Topps, so it really will pay off to get involved.
We’ll have exclusive hand signed copies of @finnbalor's new DVD, 'For Everyone' on #TreasureTruckUK AND a superstar appearance from a @WWE NXT North American champion at New Bailey, Manchester on 8th November from 11am until 1pm. Sign up here > https://t.co/KAqDQL9wab pic.twitter.com/tLiU3iReX7
— Treasure Truck UK (@treasuretruckUK) November 4, 2019
As an added bonus, fans who attend the previously mentioned New Bailey, Manchester ‘Amazon Treasure Truck’ event will also get to meet a WWE Superstar who will hand them their DVD.
“Finn Bálor – For Everyone” is one of two new WWE DVD releases on the way this month; it will collect together 16 Bálor battles from both NXT and WWE, combined with a brand new interview.
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.