Following the recent updates here on the site that the WWE SummerSlam 2011 Blu-ray (released exclusively in Europe) looked to be region free, many of our readers located in the United States have took the task of importing a copy to try it out.
They’ve reported back to us that this and the following WWE PPV released on the Blu-ray disc format, Night of Champions 2011, are both indeed working on their Region A BD systems, whether that be the Playstation 3 console or standalone players.
Ryan: Got summerslam ’11 in from Amazon uk yesterday, played fine on my Sony blu ray player. I’ve already ordered Night of Champions and Hell in a cell. I’ll update as soon as I get both and test them out. I hope everyone continues to update the region free discs as they become available.
Dave: Received Summerslam 2011 and Night of Champions 2011 from Amazon uk. I can also confirm both worked flawlessly on all three of my region A Blu-ray players (160GB PS3, Sony BDP-S580 and BDP-S380), all connected via HDMI and quality and sound are amazing. No PAL to NTSC framerate issues, since HDMI fixes all that.
Cody: Just got my Night of Champions 2011 blu ray from amazon uk and it is region free. I checked it on my US PS3, and a Sony Region A player, and it played fine on both players.
Geolink: Got my SS ’11 Blu-ray! It works! Holy &#*! Survivor Series 2011 here I come!
Without doubt this is good news for collectors outside of Europe, as it looks promising that going forward each release will be region free. If you can get your hands on them (one way is Amazon.co.uk), so far they play identically to typical WWE Blu-ray’s released in the US.
If you’ve followed the situation lately you will know WWE is currently only producing Blu-ray editions of the major events of Royal Rumble and WrestleMania in the United States, whilst the UK now gets each PPV on Blu-ray disc format for the foreseeable future.
For fans in the UK or elsewhere in Europe, get the latest in Blu-ray at Silvervision.co.uk.