WWE DVDs will officially return to Canada on June 5th with the release of WrestleMania 34.
After several weeks of speculation surrounding the WWE DVD drought for Canadian fans, it can now be confirmed that WWE was indeed in the middle of switching Home Video distributors. From the WrestleMania DVD onwards Warner Bros. will now distribute WWE content in Canada.
Following WrestleMania 34 will be “Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of the Macho Man” on June 12th. As of now there is no word on the missing WWE DVDs in between – namely “RAW 25th Anniversary”, “Double Feature: Elimination Chamber & Fastlane 2018” and “Twist of Fate: The Best of The Hardy Boyz” – but the release strategy will become clear soon.
Warner Bros., for those unaware, have been the distributors of WWE Home Entertainment content in the United States since 2015 — but it wasn’t until this year’s Royal Rumble that the Warner Bros. logo started appearing on the box and disc artwork of WWE DVD titles.
A change in packaging style has also been observed since that point, specifically with April’s “RAW 25th Anniversary” DVD. The 3-disc sets have historically been produced with fold-out packaging known as Digipaks but “RAW 25” was instead housed in a more standard keep case with a slipcover.
WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has learned that the current plan is for the new packaging style to apply to all WWE DVD releases in North America moving forward, including WrestleMania 34.
A Digipak will however be produced for the UK’s WrestleMania DVD this year. The licensee for WWE DVDs and Blu-rays in Europe remains as FremantleMedia.
The “Twist of Fate: The Best of the Hardy Boyz” DVD that hit stores this week was also produced in this packaging style and not a Digipak. Inside this slimmer case is an insert listing the full content (which the “RAW 25” DVD did not have) and a single holder for all three discs, which is also new.
With a special thanks to WDN reader “TribeFan1988” check out photos of the Best Buy exclusive which features alternate cover artwork. As shown in the pics the artwork appears on a slipcover, whereas the standard version of the Hardy Boyz DVD does not have a slipcover.
Team Xtreme was the hottest team of the early 2000s, before they parted ways and each achieved individual superstardom. Now, almost a decade since they left WWE, The Hardy Boyz are back and better than ever.
Relive the very best of The Hardy Boyz, from early days with Lita to their singles championship reigns, all the way up to their shocking return and championship victory at WrestleMania. This is the best of Matt and Jeff, The Hardy Boyz.
More artwork has just surfaced for WrestleMania 34 – the Home Video offering will be available to fans across the United States in less than 2 weeks! And despite the lack of WWE Blu-ray titles as of late WrestleMania will, as usual, be produced on Blu-ray format worldwide.
The newly-revealed back cover design highlights the extras present on the Blu-ray which include the Kickoff Show matches, the RAW after ‘Mania, and moments from SmackDown Live after ‘Mania.
The artwork features action shots of several matches from WrestleMania 34 such as John Cena vs. The Undertaker, Nia Jax vs. Alexa Bliss, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle vs. Stephanie McMahon and Triple H, Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar, and there’s even a Nicholas sighting too!
Release Dates for the WWE WRESTLEMANIA 34 DVD where you are…
– USA: May 15th. Pre-order WrestleMania on DVD or Blu-ray right now here on Amazon.com.
– Australia: May 23rd. Your WrestleMania DVD pre-order is now live at Madman.com.au.
– UK/Europe: June 4th. Pre-order the WrestleMania DVD or Blu-ray now on Amazon.co.uk.
You’ve waited long enough.
We’re pleased to report “Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of the Macho Man” is now available to order in the United States, and you can do so clicking here to Amazon.com.
Lock in a pre-order for $18.77 and receive this anticipated collection 25 days from now!
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