Consider the n(e)xt WWE DVD for 2018 confirmed!
In anticipation of NXT TakeOver: WarGames this Saturday (which shares the same “WarGames” logo artwork as the 2013 Home Video release, in case you hadn’t noticed) WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has learned that the rumored “BEST OF NXT 2017” DVD now has the official go-ahead.
NXT is set to “take over” next year’s schedule as for the first time ever the brand will be given a 2017 retrospective release alongside the usual “Best of RAW & SmackDown Live” and “Best Pay-Per-View Matches” titles; this one collecting together the best matches and moments fans have witnessed across the WWE NXT weekly shows and five NXT TakeOver special events.
What we know so far:
- It will be presented as a 3-disc DVD set (no Blu-ray currently in the works).
- It will be formatted as a match compilation (likely with a host and/or video packages shown in between the selected full-length bouts).
- The speculation of a March release time was correct; “Best of NXT 2017” will hit UK stores on Monday March 26th, 2018 (expected in the United States either one day or a week earlier).
The news was brought to light today by WWE Home Video UK via an announcement that reads:
Hi there member of the WWE Universe.
FremantleMedia’s 2018 quarter 1 DVD and Blu-ray release schedule is finally here! There are some fantastic and extremely exciting releases to look forward to early next year.
Including all the pay-per-views that you normally expect to see along side some one off special titles such as the BAYLEY and SASHA BANKS “Iconic Matches” DVDs and the new “Best of NXT 2017” 3-DVD match compilation!
As per the WWEDVD.co.uk website here’s what the UK’s release line-up for Q1 2018 looks like now:
January 8, 2018
WWE: BEST PAY-PER-VIEW MATCHES 2017 DVD
January 22, 2018
WWE: SURVIVOR SERIES 2017 DVD
WWE: SURVIVOR SERIES 2017 Blu-ray
January 29, 2018
WWE: BAYLEY – ICONIC MATCHES DVD
WWE: SASHA BANKS – ICONIC MATCHES DVD
February 5, 2018
WWE: CLASH OF CHAMPIONS 2017 DVD
February 26, 2018
WWE: THE BEST OF RAW & SMACKDOWN LIVE 2017 DVD
March 19, 2018
WWE: ROYAL RUMBLE 2018 DVD
WWE: ROYAL RUMBLE 2018 Blu-ray
March 26, 2018
WWE: BEST OF NXT 2017 DVD
Check back for updates and content teasers on “Best of NXT 2017” as and when we receive them.
A special thanks to WDN reader Thomas J. E. H. for contributing to this article.
If they start releasing best of nxt annually, if there were to be future volumes of greatest matches, then those should recap 2012-2016 matches. I suggest that since 2017 and beyond that will have their own releases.
Looks like the 2018 Royal Rumble is also released on blu-ray in Europe. Fantastic!
I wish they would just drop all those boring “Best of PPV” and “Best of Raw and Smackdown” and “Best of NXT” DVDS and give us more historical compilations, especially since we only get 12 rather than 16 a year now.
Well whatever. I think the sets are a great way to purchase a summary of most of the best matches / moments of the year rather than purchasing 12-16 turd PPV DVDs and having to sift through all the dross that makes up most of a WWE PPV these days. They also save you space on your shelf.
I was hoping for the NXT PPV like the normal ppv we use to get each month eiter on dvd or bluray.
This is great news, although I would imagine we won’t now get an NXT Greatest Matches Vol 2 if they just start doing NXT yearly sets. It’s gonna really bug me that the original set says “Volume 1” on it now, lol.
They couldn’t do a best of NXT 2017 just on the takeover matches. However I wish they would do a best of NXT from 2014. NXT sells well and I can’t wait to get this