It’s officially SummerSlam Week and things are already heating up with your chance to pre-order the almost-cancelled SummerSlam 2017 Blu-ray and to save big on previous installments!
Last week we confirmed that this year’s SummerSlam will see a Blu-ray edition after all in the UK and Germany. You can now go grab it and show your support for the format here on Amazon.co.uk as the Blu-ray listing now appears alongside the DVD that was made available in recent weeks.
As of this moment the SummerSlam Blu-ray is unfortunately still cancelled in North America; WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has access to an internal schedule for the US market which at this time still only lists the DVD version, thus the above is speculated to be a European exclusive.
One glimmer of hope might be that Amazon.com has not yet listed SummerSlam 2017 for pre-order at all raising questions among WDN readers about WWE possibly still finalizing details on the Blu-ray — but we wouldn’t read too much into that.
Fans in the United States will however be getting a 2-disc DVD release next month which will accommodate the 4 hour event and extra features. With SummerSlam just days away we shouldn’t be far off from finding out exactly what those extras will be and what the cover artwork will look like.
Get your copy of the new SUMMERSLAM 2017 DVD (or Blu-ray) on…
– USA: September 19th. Grab the 2-disc SummerSlam 2017 DVD soon here on Amazon.com.
– UK/Europe: October 9th. Pre-order the SummerSlam 2017 DVD (or Blu-ray) on Amazon.co.uk.
– Australia: October 25th. Pre-order the 2-disc SummerSlam 2017 DVD at Madman.com.au.
To celebrate “The Biggest Party of the Summer” coming this weekend all this week fans in the UK can get hold of past SummerSlam Blu-ray titles for INSANELY-LOW PRICES!!
WWE Home Video UK just launched a “Price Crash” sale which sees five different SummerSlam Blu-rays down to their lowest prices yet. And that’s not an overstatement; check out these deals…
WWE: SummerSlam 2011
BLU-RAY ONLY £3.99!!
WWE: SummerSlam 2013
BLU-RAY ONLY £3.99!!
WWE: SummerSlam 2014
BLU-RAY ONLY £3.99!!
WWE: SummerSlam 2015
BLU-RAY ONLY £3.99!!
WWE: SummerSlam 2016
BLU-RAY ONLY £3.99!!
DVDs are included in this sale too and their prices are even cheaper!
Find this sizzling SummerSlam sale at WWEDVD.co.uk – it will expire on Monday August 21st, 2017.
I think Blu-Ray would sell better if retailers actually carried them. I mean, obviously this is a factor, right? Each time I go to Best Buy, FYE, or any record store, I’m always told to go get it online instead. With that type of mentality, employees are literally telling customers to leave the store. No wonder sales are down.
Idk if its one factor that’s leading to sets not selling good enough. Retailers not carrying them is probably one of them yeah. Another I think is the content of the sets bc even if all the retailers carried them, if people don’t like/care about the content of the set, they won’t buy it & retailers will respond with not carrying them as a result. Why would retailers carry something they feel will not sell when they’re in the business of making $?
Another thing is if retailers don’t carry them, and buy retailers I assume u mean stores, one can get it online on Amazon. Who doesn’t use the internet these days?
Everyone uses the internet these days. However, people still have the desire to go out and purchase things and have them right away rather than waiting for the mail. In many cases, people are forced to use the internet for their purchases as they are told the store does not carry the item, which is why so many stores are going out of business. Stores literally back people into a corner: go buy it online, or you cant have it. People are being told to go find the product elsewhere, leading to low in store sales. I agree content matters, but does that mean all WWE releases now have unappealing content? Best Buy used to carry WWE blu rays. Now i cant find them at all.
Valid points here 🙂
I understand that desire. I have it at times too myself. However I rather buy it on Amazon and wait 1-2 days later for Prime shipping to ensure I will have it rather than go to stores and being backed into a corner. That’s me though.
No that doesn’t mean ALL WWE releases have unappealing content. In fact that point could also extend to the subject matter itself. Cena for example is despite being part-time now a top guy. But there’s been so many Cena releases, it doesn’t mean it’ll have unappealing and/or repeated content or will not sell well, but to me it just means people rather see a set done on someone who hasn’t gotten a set done on them yet over someone who’s had many as it already is.
I’m just hypothetically speaking here, but if another Cena was to come out, don’t remember when the last one was (The John Cena Experience whenever that came out maybe???) but WWE have ton of content to release on that set that hasn’t been released yet. However knowing WWE, they’ll have who knows how many repeats. Unless of course it’s a John Cena: Unreleased set.
This isn’t a knock on Cena in any way. I respect his work and contributions to WWE and recently, outside of WWE as well.
Stone Cold’s Bottom Line set remains one of my favorites because I believe it came out at the right time – after SCSA retired meaning one doc could be an entire career spanning retrospective, it was anticipated and in demand, Austin himself took fan suggestions for content and presented those suggestions to WWE during the making of the set. Had other sets followed those same steps during their making process, I believe they’d have sold better than they ended up selling. WWE should also take suggestions on the subject matter for sets as they are the ones who’ll buy them if they’re happy with the end result and feel it’s worth spending money on.
whoa, definitely go buy some of the SummerSlams that I don’t own on blu yet.
also hope that the 2017 one sells at least good enough for Fremantle to continue releasing the most important ppvs on that medium.
I hope so too. Time to go shopping for a region free Blu-ray player with streaming capability before the next big thing hits the market.
I already have the WWE Summer-Slam DVDS from Summer-Slam 1999 to Summer-Slam 2016 from Silver Vision to Fremantle Media & I will be also getting Summer-Slam 2017 DVD as well
That’s a pretty sweet collection you have. What’s your favorite SummerSlam? Mine is 2001 overall by the thread of a needle. I’m a stickler for the period between the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression eras, my favorite wrestling years. The RVD/Jeff Hardy match was pure back and forth.
@Corey C. I also have every Royal Rumble event from 1990 up to 2017, Survivor Series 1989 to Survivor Series 2016, also WrestleMania III to WrestleMania 33, King Of The Ring 1993 to 2002, my era is the Attitude / Ruthless Aggression Eras as well, so many Summer-Slam events from 1989 to 2016 which I also have on VHS
No kidding, you’re well set if the Network unexpectedly goes down. My collection is no where near that size, mostly consists of event and wrestler bios.
SummerSlam 01′ delivered. Solid matches across the card (+ the memorable Taker/Page feud for all the wrong reasons). 2002 is a close second for me though.
So many changes going on in early 2000s, both good and bad. WWE trying to pay attention to quality after WCW buyout. 2003 had an excellent roster.
@Corey C. and @Thomas: u guys mind if I get in on this conversation? If The Network is gone which hopefully not bc I am/have been a subscriber since launch in 2014. And there’s a ton of content there most of which isn’t released through any other format yet.
DVDs – This Is My Yard, My Journey, Life & Times of Mr Perfect, Randy Savage Ultimate Collection, Undertaker: Tombstone & Deadliest Matches, Bret Hart Best There Is Was Ever Will Be
Blurays – Best of Sting, Into the Line, Bottom Line, Owen Hart, Macho Man, True Story of WM & RR, Taker: The Streak, Monday Night Wars, The Bottom Line, Best of IYH & KOTR, Jerry Lawler, Warrior: Always Believe
Every VHS ever released, ppv or otherwise till they ceased releasing them.
Oh and HHH Thy Kingdom Come, Attitude Era Vol 1-3, Best of Nitro, DDP Positively Living
Oh, is that all (being sarcastic)? Cool. Nah, I think the Network’s here to stay. While we’re at it, here’s my wrestling books:
-Adam Copeland on Edge
-Jesse Venture I Ain’t Got Time to Bleed
-The New Pictorial History of Wrestling (1990) *personal fav
-Can You Take the Heat *Cookbook (2000)
-I’m Next Bill Goldberg (2000)
-For All Mankind Mick Foley
-Have A Nice Day Mick Foley
-Countdown to Lockdown Foley
-Hardcore Diaries Foley
-Tie Tan Brown Foley
-A Lion’s Tale Jericho
-Chyna If They Only Knew
-Stone Cold Truth
-Sex, Lies, and Headlocks
-The Rock Says…
And generic wrestling comic book (early 90s)
Own entire issues of WWE Magazine 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Don’t mean to change the subject. Keep it coming. This is great!
You gotta add Ric flairs book “to be the man” to your collection. It’s tremendous for the story’s he tells that you probably haven’t heard anywhere else. Having read about 75 wrestling books it’s number 2 in my opinion as to how good it is . number 1 for me still is have a nice day as I’m sure it is in many peoples opinion.
I can listen to Flair’s stories all day long and never get bored. Same thing with Foley. I bargain hunt all my books. Only paid a dollar for each (ultimate opportunist).
Amazon usually has used copies of books pretty cheap. I still want to read Diana Hart Smith’s book called under the mat even though Bret and others said it was all lies and Martha Hart talks about it in the Owen Hart book. It’s a good chunk of change to buy used on Amazon. I even had my local library try to get it for me and after a search they told me no library in the world has it. Don’t know if that’s true but apparently it’s real hard to find and isn’t cheap for a used copy online. Bummer cause lies or not I’d still like to read it one day.
Nice collection of books there 🙂
And you”re not changing the subject (technically) as a collection is a collection whether it’s blurays/dvds, books, or anything else.
The thing about The Network is while I agree with u that its here to say, remember WWF New York, later renamed The World, that restaurant they had in the early 2000’s? Good business at first, eventually went out of business less than anywhere close to 10yrs. If only it existed when WWF was doing their best business numbers/ratings/money wise, The Monday Night Wars/Attitude Era in 1997-1998. Same said for The Network. I know people didn’t consume their media digitally like it’s seemingly the norm now. But WWF/E have been known to break barriers so that’d have been another one.
I have some books:
– Ric Flair – To Be The Man
– Stone Cold Truth
– Mick Foley – Have A Nice Day and Foley Is Good
– The Rock Says
– Adam Copeland on Edge
– Hulk Hogan
– Chyna – If They Only Knew
– WWE Unscipted
– All of Chris Jericho’s books
– old school vintage WWF magazines from the early to mid to late 90s
– Warrior #1 (1996, signed by Warrior when he did a signing at Strike Zone shortly after his return to WWF at WM12)
– Chaos Comics: The Undertaker (loved these. Still do!)
SNES: Royal Rumble, RAW, Super WM, WM Arcade
Playstation: In Your House, WWF Smackdown
n64: Revenge, WM2000, No Mercy
PS2: The Smackdown games
xbox360 – WWE games
xboxOne- WWE games (these are pretty much called WWE’whatever year, no long fancy name like their bluray sets have haha!)
Vintage blue ring
1997 collection of all black Undertaker, Mankind, HBK, Hunter Hearst Helmsely, Kane which I believe if I remember it correctly was separate from that 1997 collection.
Various shirts of Macho Man, Sting, Undertaker
Various wrestling music
Nice! I totally forgot about WWF New York. Has flashbacks on Abdullah the Butcher’s now defunct BBQ joint in Atlanta which I wanted to go to. Got some WWF music too. My twin brother has most of games from PS2/PS3/PSP generation but I do have the 3 Legends of Wrestling games (second one is British version), WCW Nitro, Thunder for PS1, WM on SNES, WM 19 and both Day of Reckoning games for GameCube. I also have a foam finger singed by Tatanka a family member got for me at a Jacksonville Suns (now Jumbo Shrimps) game.
Beautiful. Tatanka was one of my favorites from the early 90s cartoony original PG WWF back when I was a kid who was scared of Taker lol.
Yeah, music is part of my collection too:
– Wrestlemania: The Album (where there were various tracks sung by a particular talent like The Man In Black track done by Taker. Interesting is Simon Cowell tried to sign Taker to a music/record deal after this song or so I read.)
– WWF The Music Vol.1 (Full Metal: The Album)-last Vol released
– RAW: Greatest Hits
– Uncaged 1 & 2 (hope there’s a 3rd with the REAL Papa Shango theme on there along with Kona Crush’s theme)
– The Federation Years
– The Stone Cold and Undertaker Music Collections
– All tracks released on iTunes
@Corey C. SummerSlam 2001 was one of the best SummerSlam events in history with SummerSlam 2000 as well
SummerSlam 2000 definitely brought in the new Millennium and JR’s epic reactions on the mic.
@Corey C. It definitely did brought in the new Millennium & JR’s epic reactions on the mic for SummerSlam 2000 from Raleigh North Carolina
@Corey C. My favourite SummerSlam events is 1998 to 2011, especially SummerSlam 2001
I really am curious as to how many more wrestling blue rays sell in these places as opposed to the United States?? What are blue ray sales really booming in the UK and Germany?? Im missing something here. I really wish I knew the answer.
no they aren’t thats why it was cancelled but due to people beign upset they’re giving it one final chance, it was all in their statement…
that doesn’t explain why there are over 30 bluray releases that haven’t been released in the US (afaik mostly ppvs).
at least at some point several years ago, they did enough sales to justify producing them.
I can’t speak with certainty since I live in the US but I read wrestling indies in UK like Southside and WCPW are growing fast. Wrestling’s popularity over there might be more enduring even if it’s not as big numbers-wise to US, whose larger and has more people. This may have nothing to do with why WWE had more Blu-ray releases in UK for many years but it could explain why Blu-ray sold better there when WWE first dipped its toes in the format a decade ago. UK is WWE’s second largest market after US.
while I don’t know about particular wrestling, the overall numbers for bluray sales in Germany have declined much less than for dvds.
of course bluray did not make up the same percentage to begin with.
in 2013 approx. 88 million dvds were sold, compared to approx. 28 mio. blurays (this is the highest peak bd sales have ever reached).
by 2016, this numbers has shrunken to approx. 60 mio. dvds and approx. 26 mio. blurays.
so compared to its dvd rival, the sales for bluray have hardly gone down.
generally speaking, while streaming is gaining more traction here, we have been on a slower pace to adapt it (for different reasons: from Netflix not being available here without a workaround only since 2014 to more Germans already using illegal streaming).
I’d like to know what WWE’s problem is with the United States? Blu-Rays still sell good here like Europe and yet we get our version cancelled?
Size matters. U.S. is huge logistically. Harder to penetrate market successfully. High license fees hurt Sony’s Blu-ray march before more options like movie download and streaming came along. Blu-ray is a hard sell by itself now (hence combo packs at physical retailers to maximize profit/floor space ratio to combat online competitors like Amazon. I think these are the main reasons (for the U.S. at least). Sadly, 9 times out of 10 convenience beats quality. Just look at VHS vs. Bettamax or CD vs. SACD. Just my take.
Hard to know WWE’s exact reasons. Just offering a general idea why in the grander scheme of things.
So is the SummerSlam blu-ray only cancelled in other countries like the USA?
but in practice you could probably import the UK bluray. of course depending on the country you need a bluray player that is able to play region b blurays (of course, if you live in Australia, New Zealand or any other of the countries that also fall under that region, you don’t need a special player).
I live in North America. If I buy this and keep it sealed, would it be worth something in the future?
You’ll definitely be able to retire and buy a house by 2019
decky for the win…
…Was it something I said?
LMFAO thats great
does anybody know if this newest ‘summerslam’ u.k. blu-ray will be region-free?
From memory I think 2011 was (originally) but I wouldn’t expect the new one to be as Fremantle must lock them to region B/C.
I don’t think it would. I think you would need a region free player.
although there is a workaround, albeit one that is a bit of a hassle: if you own a desktop pc with a bluray burner, there are programs to copy the disc to your harddrive and then reburn it onto a blank bluray.
and since the region codes for blurays are only a digital thing (unlike dvds, with pal and ntsc being a technically different format) the burned bluray could be run by a regular US player.