The countdown to WrestleMania 34 starts now and it begins with a bombshell announcement that the bonus disc we teased for the DVD is confirmed to be NXT TakeOver: New Orleans!
This will mark the first time ever that WrestleMania weekend’s NXT special has been included with the Home Video release and will in fact be the first NXT TakeOver to be produced on DVD to date.
And if you think WrestleMania 34 is stacked, this TakeOver card looks to be one of the best in the brand’s history what with Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa’s high stakes Unsanctioned Match, Aleister Black vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas for the NXT title, Shayna Baszler vs. Ember Moon for the NXT Women’s title, a Triple Threat Tag Team Match, and more on top!
The “online exclusive” WM34 DVD announcement has been made today via WWE Home Video UK, exactly 1 week before WrestleMania takes place, and it reads as follows:
Dear WWE DVD subscriber,
To kick-off our WrestleMania Week 2018 at WWEDVD.co.uk we have a very exciting and special announcement to make about our WrestleMania 34 pre-orders.
For all you lucky customers who pre-order online with us early, on either DVD or Blu-ray you will receive the Limited Edition Collector’s Special version that will contain the NXT TakeOver – New Orleans bonus DVD inside!
The bonus DVD disc will feature the full NXT TakeOver event scheduled for the 7th of April – one day before WrestleMania 34.
What’s more, this Limited Edition version is an online exclusive to WWEDVD.co.uk while stocks last – so get your orders in quick to secure your copy!
Please note, this is NOT an April fool 🙂
Here’s what WrestlingDVDNetwork.com has learned from speaking to those in the know:
- This is a UK-only special offering.
- In the UK the package will be an online exclusive to WWEDVD.co.uk on DVD and Blu-ray. It will also be a retail exclusive to ASDA stores on solely DVD.
- With either version ordered, DVD or Blu-ray, the TakeOver bonus disc will be in DVD format.
- Due to licensing agreements, the bonus disc will be Region 2 & 5 encoded as is standard for UK WWE DVDs released by FremantleMedia.
- It’s available to buy right now, right here for the same price as the standard versions.
- Only limited numbers are being produced so it would be wise to order soon.
- This is not an April fools; NXT TakeOver: New Orleans is coming with the WrestleMania DVD!
Ordered it, 42 in American money. Well worth it just for the nxt disc. That’s why I got a region 2 player, UK has some good exclusives
How? They won’t ship to the U.S.
I ordered it and nothing came up saying it doesn’t ship to the states. Maybe they’ll string me along for awhile but usually it says if it cannot shipped to the states
Oh I was only asking because it says on their website under shipping that they will not ship to the US or Canada
Well I have it preordered and have yet to get an email saying it cannot be shipped to the states. Maybe when it gets closer to the release date they’ll realize this
So I’ll presume that Canada and the US are gonna get shkeefed out of these extras? I only hope that they at least include the pre-show matches.
Looks like both Battle Royals and the Cruiserweight title could be left off the WM DVD/Blu-ray as these three are confirmed to be the kick-off matches.
Also the main show looks to be pushing 6 hours so with that I doubt we will get the kick-off matches when last year they were excluded when the show ran a little over 5 hours.
Not interested. WrestleMania hasn’t been WrestleMania since Ric Flair retired.
Since 2008?! Okay, whatever.
I gotta agree with Brad Attitude; For awhile now, Wrestlemania has been about as exciting as women’s golf.
For anyone interested: This item being listed as ‘limited’ means an X amount of units will be made. When (if) that stock sells out no more will be produced – hence limited! And yes, businesses do use ‘limited’ as a means to drive sales. (My degree in business wasn’t wasted after all!)
Okay, so basically enough copies could be produced for it to be in stock for 5 years and therefore not rare at all, but because it will be gone in 5 years, that’s still technically “limited”. I know you’re right and I’m not disputing it; it just annoys me that they do it, lol.
Exactly. That’s why they use the word limited and not rare!
I am dubious about all this talk about it being produced in “limited numbers” when this was what they said for the Summerslam Blu-Ray last year and they clearly have ample stock of it left into April 2018 (it was even reduced to £5 the other week!). It’s a clever way to get your money off you earlier though.
Yes, it would be nice if they’d mention how many copies they’d made of it. Back when Silvervision did the WWE DVDs, they usually said how many copies they made. Like the SummerSlam 2010 steelbook, and the first 3 disc Edge DVD with an alternate cover.
I also buy vinyl records from time to time, and in most cases the labels mention how many copies they have pressed.
Does anyone have any suggestions in regards to importing UK to the United States? I’ve tried to get several UK exclusives and find the prices to be pretty outrageous when it comes to shipping and just overall not worth it. As I’ve seen the suggestion to import from several people, can someone please explain what route they take? Thank you.
I was very excited until I read that it’s a UK Exclusive.That sucks
C’mon WWE, this just isn’t fair. The U.S. would really appreciate the takeover offering as well. Even if it is a online preorder exclusive.
Again, cool concept, terrible execution. So this isn’t even a store exclusive in the US? only available in the UK?!
So you pre-order the BD version and yet still get the DVD of Takeover?! why not you get the same format for the format you preordered….you preorder the DVD, get the DVD as a bonus disc….preorder the BD, the BD as a bonus. Or they could had the Takeover a BD exclusive and to hell with DVD.
So is that the confirmed artwork for Mania then, or is it just a placeholder for online pre-orders? ‘Cause I thought that artwork was only being used for that US store exclusive.
Hey. As we understand it that’s still US store exclusive artwork (Best Buy) and is probably being used here as a placeholder while there is no artwork to show.
Is this U.K. only, or does the U.S. get this as well?
Nevermind. Just saw it said UK only offering. Shoot! Might look at importing anyhow.
The store in question does not ship to the US. I’ll be surprised if it shows up on Amazon UK for cheap, if at all.
I’m surprised this won’t be made available to the USA considering the event is actually going to be held in New Orleans, so it should be a no-brainer to include this event with the WM 34 BD or DVD sets, but for it to just be a UK exclusive makes no sense to me.
Here’s hoping the kickoff show matches will also be part of the US versions of this set, unlike last year’s debacle.
And again for clarification purposes, the Best Buy version will be the same exact DVD set except for the fact it will be a different cover art then or will it also include something else on it and will it be in the steelbook design? Thanks for the extra info.
The only exclusive edition that the US are getting is the alternate cover, exclusive to Best Buy. Nothing else.
Thanks for the info David, appreciate it.
The only thing I can think is maybe the Network is doing better in the US, whereas Home Media sales may be going stronger in the UK than in the US? Might explain why we got that Summerslam Blu-Ray last year too. If the DVD isn’t gonna shift as well in the US, maybe they made a business decision that it was not worth the production costs of adding the Takeover disc. Statistics must have been looked at – I can’t imagine they would purposely leave money on the table.
Also could be because each country has a different distributor. So the UK distributor (Freemantle I believe) thought it was a good idea. Where as WB/US or EOne/Canada didn’t.
Yeah, precisely. Different distributors in different countries take different gambles. Too many people seem to think every decision is down to WWE alone.
are we still going to get the full hall of fame ceremony on the dvd version as well as take over or is take over going in place of the hall of fame ceremony
Yes, this newly announced bonus disc is added on to what we usually get on the 3-disc DVD, 2-disc Blu-ray set.
Sucks that the blu ray version of WM 34 bonus disc will be in DVD format, defeats the idea of purchasing the blu ray for me as ever with the poor picture compression with DVD, should have made the nxt takeover in HD on Blu….
Agreed. They could have just made the Takeover bonus a Blu-ray exclusive, like how they use to include the RAW and SD go home shows BD only back in 2010 with Royal Rumble and WM26.
DVD is definitely a waste. Like I mentioned in my post this was a cool concept, terrible execution. Since WM32 they could have included the Takeover shows as an extra disc have Takeover, HOF and WM all in one package.
I love that they are doing this this is going to be a must buy! 🙂