Exclusive: Photos of WWE SummerSlam 2011 DVD – CM Punk/John Cena

September 9, 2011 by Daniel Bee

Big thanks to Francisco Páez for contributing to this article!

Here’s an exclusive early glimpse of the WWE SummerSlam 2011 DVD, which will hit stores in the United States next Tuesday, September 13th.

It will follow in the UK & Europe during October. Fans over there can get there hands on it first (on Blu-ray too) by pre-ordering with Silvervision!

The “special feature” on the DVD is Matt Striker interviewing Alberto Del Rio, after cashing in Money in the Bank that night.

SummerSlam 2011 will not be released on Blu-ray format in North America, only Europe here.

The DVD is available to order right now at WWEShop, using this link below:
SummerSlam 2011 DVD

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  1. these look like they were all crazy matches with real good moves. Brill summer slam

  2. mikey says:

    when you look at the original wwf summerslam 1999 dvd to this one it shows how cheap dvds now are, the 99,00,01,02,03,04 all had great bonus’, they had inserts and i also loved the clear cases with info on the inside and i loved the back of the dvd showed live photos of the event.

  3. Geolink says:

    Also, for people saying that the PPV takes up a whole DVD disc because of the quality. Why not a 2-Disc release for the big PPV’s? PPV on one disc and the extras on the other. If they can make a 3-4 disc edition of a Wrestlemania they can definitely make a 2-disc edition of SummerSlam, or Survivor Series.

  4. Geolink says:

    What is it with the lack of bonus features these days? Lack of Blu-ray releases for big PPV’s? No inserts anymore? Man, WWE has gone poor on us.

  5. Dave says:


    WWE has been lackluster with their extras even before the HD transition took place. I think WWE uses dual-layer DVDs which fit 8GB of video.

    It could possibly just be the PPV to DVD turnaround which is about a month now. Back then it took about 2-3 months or sometimes longer for ppvs to release onto DVD, even longer from 1999-2000. Wrestlemania 15 was released on DVD in the fall of 1999 and I think WM2000 was released in July-August (same as Royal Rumble 2000).

  6. WWESuperFan#1 says:

    The reason the old PPVs had so many extras was because the shows were shot in Standard Definition. A standard def video file is nowhere near the size of an HD file, even if the HD file is downconverted and compressed for DVD format. Yes, you technically could compress the hell out of the HD footage so you can fit a 3 hour PPV and an hour of extras, but then the super compressed footage would look even worse then it does now. So the 3 hour length has a lot to do with it actually.
    So you either give up the hour of extras and except the short ones that they are giving us for an ok DVD picture quality or you can get an hour of extras and an unwatchable PPV because of terrible compression from trying to fit all that crap on a single DVD disc.

  7. SRB says:

    Ill back up LP1 here… I have a lot of the PPV DVDs from the attitude era and they had so many extras on there that you were looking at almost a 4 hour DVD. You had behind the scenes stuff, interviews, and matches from Sunday Night Heat. Dont tell me a DVD can only hold 3 hours of footage when it very obviously isn’t the case. Laziness is right.

  8. LP1 says:

    @tickc317, I would love to buy SummerSlam on Blu-ray, but it’s only on Blu-ray in the UK.

    @WWESuperFan#1, go back and watch some of the early ppv dvd releases from 1999/2000. They were loaded with dvd extras. The 3 hour length of the ppv has nothing to do with it. It’s just laziness.

  9. tickc317 says:

    I agree I don’t understand why people don’t switch to blu ray? What are you afraid of? Blu ray is far superior than DVD, the quality is jus amazing.

  10. FRS says:

    I agree on the dvd vs bd quality. I was watching MITB ’11 on dvd yesterday and it looked rather terrible on my hdtv . Looks as though the dvd quality of ppvs has gotten even worse (not to mention the capitol punishment one that accidentally had the “film” effect to the video). even compared to the quality of say the nitro set, the ppv dvds look crappy. Thanks WWE 😉

  11. WWFWWEUCANTSEE:) says:

    Oh and forgot its very had to watch a ppv on normal DVD after watching a ppv on Blu-ray i was watching Summerslam 2010 on blu ray and then next day i watched Backlash 2009 on DVD and u can see the massive difference the Backlash 2009 Quality was aweful if there in HD and shoot in HD They should really release all PPVs on Blu-ray or do the DVD-BR combo pack that they were doing before or how like when a movies are realesed as triple play!!

  12. WWFWWEUCANTSEE:) says:

    This PPV alone is worth it for the Orton v Christian Bout and Punk vs Cena 2 of my favorite matches of the year so far besides MITB 2011 Punk v Cena,
    As for the extras its disappointing tbh they could have cut out the Cee-Lo performance and put a few extras leading up to the PPV but no there dont care and they dont care what the fans want,
    But Luckly in the UK Wer guna get the Blu-Ray and that has awesome extras like Mr McMahon steps down then HHH Takes over, Punk Cena Contracting Signing and the Punk Nash Confortaniton Cant wait for October:)

  13. JT says:

    I really don’t care about the amount of extras on an event DVD.

  14. WWESuperFan#1 says:

    Its a little hard for WWE to put a lot of extras on a DVD that can only hold 3 hours of footage. The PPV is almost 3 hours itself and when you add in the trailers there isn’t any room left for them to put any extras on. The only way we are going to get more extras is once they start releasing the Blu-Rays again.

  15. LP1 says:

    Man, they really loaded this one up on special features. First they cancel the Blu-ray in the US and then they give you just about no extras. It’s almost like they really don’t want you to buy this.

  16. Jason says:

    The Best Buy where I live put this out early so picked it up when I got the Randy Orton DVD. I am not finished watching it yet but I was a little shocked to see that the Cee-lo performance was in the dvd since the concert performances usually get cut out.

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