Last week the UK’s 2017 WWE Home Video schedule updated and conspicuous by its absence was a Blu-ray edition of “The Biggest Party of the Summer”, SummerSlam 2017.
Unfortunately the reason that it was left off that list is because the title has been cancelled due to “declining” demand for the Blu-ray format. As of late this week WWE has confirmed that will also be the case in the United States with new details passed on to their domestic Home Video distributor.
However, now scheduled is a 2-disc DVD to accommodate the entire event and a set of extras.
The release date will be September 19th, approximately one month after the pay-per-view event airs, as you can now see on our WWE DVD Release Dates page.
You may recall that release dates for September and October had already been named with no sign of SummerSlam. Perhaps there was a hold up while a decision was made on whether or not the PPV would be viable for a Blu-ray release this year; potentially a subject of debate within the company.
The U.S. SummerSlam DVD should be up for pre-order on Amazon any day now, while the UK and Australian versions are already available to buy from the usual online retailers.
Get your copy of WWE’s new (2-DISC) SUMMERSLAM 2017 DVD on…
– USA: September 19th. Grab the SummerSlam 2017 DVD soon here on Amazon.com.
– UK/Europe: October 9th. Pre-order the SummerSlam 2017 DVD now here on Amazon.co.uk.
– Australia: October 25th. Pre-order the SummerSlam 2017 DVD over at Madman.com.au.
New logo artwork and an updated synopsis has just arrived for WWE’s new NXT DVD and Blu-ray!
“NXT – From Secret to Sensation” is on the way for November release, featuring a documentary main feature on the Top 25 Greatest Superstars in NXT history and bonus content made up matches, moments and additional material that’s said to be unavailable on the WWE Network.
NXT is the brand where WWE Superstars compete before appearing on RAW and SmackDown Live and is responsible for producing some of the greatest talent and most successful champions in WWE. Hear from current and former NXT Superstars themselves, as we count down NXT’s Top 25 Greatest Superstars.
Includes interviews with NXT favorites like Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Finn Bálor, Shinsuke Nakamura, Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Tye Dillinger, Big E, Carmella, Neville, Big Cass, William Regal, Bo Dallas, Becky Lynch, Bayley, Baron Corbin, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode and more!
The same has also come through for “Double Feature: No Mercy & Hell in a Cell 2017” which will be WWE’s last PPV DVD double pack of the year, expected sometime in November.
It’s the most hellacious event of the year where heated rivalries come to a head as the action is contained within a 20 foot metal structure known as Hell in a Cell!
WWE Superstars go head to head and this time the feuds between RAW Superstars are personal, so expect No Mercy!
Before then, WWE has “Double Feature: Great Balls of Fire & Battleground 2017” incoming as their next Home Video release and it will be in stores later this month.
WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has received these new pack shots of the U.S. version 2-disc DVD:
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NEW RELEASE: Starved for new content? Kayfabe Commentaries is on a roll with their new DVDs and this week they released a new “SUPERCARD” featuring Jim Duggan.
This one centers around Royal Rumble ’88, WWE’s first-ever Rumble event. Check out the trailer below as “Hacksaw” talks about the origins of the 30-man match, the stamina needed to go the distance in one, and if it ever gets confusing remembering who and who not to throw out!
WEEKEND WATCH: The latest entry to eBay Watch finds a massive lot of Anthology box sets being auctioned off this weekend. It’s a biggun containing the WrestleMania, the Royal Rumble and the SummerSlam complete Anthologies, a rare WWF DVD, and several 3-disc sets!
All of these WWE DVD and Blu-ray goodies listed are going cheap over the weekend too…
$1.18 – CM Punk: Best in the World DVD
$2.15 – Ladies & Gentleman, My Name Is Paul Heyman DVD
$3.00 – WWF No Way Out 2002 DVD
$3.00 – WWF Unforgiven 2001 DVD
$3.99 – WWF SummerSlam 2001 DVD
$5.50 – WWF SummerSlam 1999 DVD
$6.00 – Double Feature: Elim. Chamber & Fastlane 2017 DVD (Sealed)
$6.05 – WWF/WWE Triple H: That Damn Good DVD
$8.50 – WWF Royal Rumble 2001 DVD
$12.00 – ECW Unreleased Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 Blu-rays
$15.25 – Kevin Owens: Fight Owens Fight Blu-ray
First Survivor Series and then SummerSlam, next Royal Rumble will be DVD only, probably 2018 even. Might take a year or two for WrestleMania to be DVD only. What a shame.
I bought a HD TV and Blu-ray player for a reason and it was not to watch standard definition video.
Love how picky these fans are… Lol. Can’t wait for the NXT dvd, hopefully it’s a good listing!
For me as well, it is very simple: no blu ray, no purchase. Moreover, in an e-mail conversation I once had with someone working for WWE Home Video UK at the beginning of this year, I was told that 60% of the online sales on wwedvd.co.uk consisted of blu ray. If people have a choice between blu ray and DVD, many of them (not all, but many, i.e. 60%) would buy blu ray, I was litterally told. So saying that there is no demand? Can’t be true. By the way, everyone is entitled to choose the format they want, but people who stick to watching DVD now, will regret it later when one day they have to replace their current TV-set. As today already, there are almost no HD-tv’s available any more. Most TV’s retailers are offering, are 4K’s. And DVD on 4K-sets look … terrible.
Then either the person you spoke to at the beginning of the year, or the the rep from WWE HV UK who told WDN that Blu-Ray’s aren’t selling well, are lying. Unless something drastically changed within the last 6-8 months.
I’m sure no one is lying, but I would like to point out that if you are emailing wwedvd.co.uk you may not necessarily be speaking to somebody ‘representing’ WWE Home Video UK (which I guess you’d call FremantleMedia), you’d probably instead be talking to somebody running that independently ran website about their own sales volumes.
Just my take.
another theory: both statements aren’t necessary ruling each other out.
because no one here knows how much of the sales are made via online orders.
but if sales in stores still make up for the vast majority of the sales, those 60% would still not matter as much.
I would have bought a SummerSlam Blu-ray but I refuse to buy a DVD. HD cameras but only SD quality. No thanks WWE. 🙁
It is expensive to produce Blu-Ray for Summer-Slam 2017 because the Blu-Ray is declining on the market
Honestly, this is yet another move that makes me question how much longer we will get PPVs on disc at all. These are the exact same moves UFC made before they stopped producing discs period.
yes, it’s almost guaranteed to happen at some point. and decisions like that are big indicator.
So will tlc in October be released as a single ppv or will there be another ppv before survivor series?
Looks like it will be released on its own. No double pack for that one.
On an old schedule there was supposed to be another September pay per view for Smackdown before No Mercy. Looks like it was just a rumor. Maybe they will package TLC with the December PPV which I think is Clash of Champions.
Yeah there was a ppv scheduled for September 10th right after summerslam I seen that also they haven’t announced it yet!? And December has roadblock and clash of champions this year.
any word on if the UK will get a 2017 Annual DVD? the WWEDVD UK website doesn’t have one in the schedule for the remainder of the year.
It’s coming by the looks of things, yes. There’s a listing for it on Amazon UK (http://amzn.to/2wjOlSf) and it appeared in the UK schedule we posted recently:
Thank you Daniel. Its a release I always look forward to.
reguardless of bluray or not i still buy the dvds. so honestly if they spare out there blurays i am fine with it.
it does suck but i mean for wwe i guess dvd sales are better then bluray so i really can’t fault them for slowly dieing bluray releases off
I would buy the Summer Slam blu ray, but I understand why they aren’t doing one. I’m super excited for that NXT set though, and I will be getting that Blu Ray.
Can’t wait for the NXT Blu Ray. Really hoping for:
*DIY/Revival 2 out of 3 falls
*DIY/AOP Ladder Match
so basically the SummerSlam extra is a trading card?
(I feel this is the opposite of what the WWE should do. those sets should be especially worthwhile, give us potential buyers incentive to hand over our hard earned money for it)
Good, blu-rays don’t offer you anything better anyway. Waste of money!
You probably think DVD looks the same as VHS, too
You know you have to buy a better TV too, right? I think you’re doing it wrong…
I bet Survivor Series and Royal Rumble will not be released on blu-ray either. And maybe they’ll drop the Wrestlemania 34 blu-ray too.
I will probably still buy PPVs on DVD, but I will wait for the prices to drop.
Bluray discs are more expensive to produce they say..yet, there will be double the expenses producing this set, because it will have to be another dragged out looooong event that needs 2 discs.
Apart from the usually bad quality it will be when SD media is used for HD filmed material. I shake my head once again on the WWE nonsense logic.
It sucks. I don’t care to watch SD.
Can not agree with you more.. the pre-hd age from 2007 and back is an obvious SD market, and I will never ever get rid of the jam packed releases from back then where WWE understood to produce high class DVD sets.
I just wish they would follow their own brilliance from back then and continue with the only true format for HD filmed material. Seriously.. 8K UHD is just around the corner.. 😉
There’s 0% chance of WWE producing 8K Ultra discs. They never even moved forward to 4K Ultra. The best bet anyone can hope for is one day WWE starts selling digital copies in 4K. They still sell HD digital copies, so there’s hope for 4K digital at least.
Digital is an inferior product? To what?
I’m referencing your comment from the other day it’s not s blue ray it’s an ” inferior product ” to DVD.
Ok. And what does that have to do with digital releases?
Not a dam thing but from now on I’ll refer to DVDs as “inferior products” just to make u happy.
I feel like the word “Blu-Ray” is like a Bat Signal for LP1. As soon as he sees it, he comes running!
At what point did I mention blu-ray at all? Nice way to divert the conversation.
You just pop up anytime there’s a blu-ray conversation. You can’t help yourself, it’s ok. I like your two cents whenever it isn’t warranted
And you can’t help yourself trolling people about blu-rays. If getting a response out of me is what you wanted, congratulations. You win the saddest game ever.
When did I troll? I was stating a fact. You need a life, Rumpel Thinskin!
“Good, blu-rays don’t offer you anything better anyway. Waste of money!” Seriously. If you’re gonna deny, at least make sure your troll jobs aren’t on this same page. See ya later Mark. Or Watson. Or whatever name you decide on tomorrow.
That doesn’t sound like trolling, that sounds like I stated a fact. You’ve got some serious issues, sweetheart
I don’t think WWE will ever release in 4K, let along even upgrade to 4K cameras. Interesting thing is that UFC does offer 4K PPVs but are exclusive to Sony TVs if you purchase through the UFC app. Some PPV providers did offer UFC 200 in 4K for the first time and i believe all other events after. However, not sure if UFC are using true 4K cameras or its just upscaled…my guess its the later and not true 4K.
Without a Sony TV, even if UFC did film their events using true 4K, they would still need a cable/satellite/streaming service that is compatible with 4K technology. If a cable company is only delivering a 1080P output, then the 4K events will be downscaled. Still got a way to go in that regard, but at least there is progress being made.
Disney is even slow on 4k releases.
Disney has two 4ks slated: GotG 2 and Pirates 5. It will probably be a LONG time before WWE does ANYTHING in 4k, much less puts out a UHD disc, if ever.
Disney was holding back on 4K releases because they were pushing 3D releases instead. I don’t think 4K is available in 3D yet.
I believe 4K in 3D isn’t possible due to the codecs from what i read a while back.
I liked how Sony had the 4K + 3D + Blu-ray + Digital combos for few of their releases – Ghostbusters was one of them, even though the movie was crap the 3D was amazing and its absolutely crisp in 4K. I usually buy those combos as I got the LG E6 4K OLED last year which has 3D and 4K so gives me the option. Even before I bought my 4K movie I was buying the 4K combo packs for when I do upgrade. Sucks that 3D has been dropped because its absolutely amazing on the LG E6. GotG 2 has 4K + 3D combo exclusive to Best Buy and from what I read its definitely a must watch in 3D.
Smackdown is great though 😉
Yeah, Smackdown is great, but I was speaking of Standard Definition video.
“Double the expenses” isn’t necessarily accurate. More expense than a single-disc edition, yes, but double? It’s an extra disc. Whereas if they produced the BluRay that would mean the disc, more artwork to be printed and more plastic cases. So, yeah, they’re still saving money by doing it this way any way you look at it.
It isn’t just “WWE logic” it is happening with all studios as well. They have to do what makes financial sense.