In April 2010 I had just created WWEDVDNews.com, with the idea that everything newsworthy on the WWE DVD & Blu-ray topic should be accessible to fans all in one place. Two years on I’m proud to say the site is still around, thriving, and that I’m still passionate about it!
Just like this time last year (well, that’s flown by), I’d like to sincerely thank all of the readers, and the site team too. It really is appreciated. If you’ve ever emailed me via this site for anything you probably were already personally thanked!
So, on the “birthday” of the site I thought it might be fun to look back over the past two years and tell you my personal highlights of running the site.
– In April 2010 the site was created and the first article went live. The Twitter account was started from the beginning, and was at zero followers (now 4,700+).
– A month later in May WWEDVDNews had it’s first two exclusive news articles. These were the content listing of Undertaker’s Deadliest Matches and pre-release pics of it.
– July 2010 was very significant for the site. WWE began sending an advance copy of their DVD releases, we had our first exclusive cover reveal, and launched the Facebook account.
– In August I was lucky enough to publish what we believe was the first review of Chris Jericho’s Breaking the Code DVD, and evidenced by Twitter it was read by Y2J himself!
– In October, WWE shared their full year DVD schedule for 2011, and we began gradually revealing plans from it. In the same month WWEDVDNews formed a relationship with Silver Vision. We started an “insert petition” after Wrestling’s Highest Flyers was released.
– A month later I had the privilege of meeting with a WWE employee working in the Home Video field, whilst attending a Smackdown taping.
– We continued in the same vain throughout 2011, and on numerous occasions we were giving away 3 DVDs every week to say thanks!
– We had the opportunity to communicate with WWE directly to discuss the latest plans and give them feedback based on what the WWEDVDNews readers were saying!
– In my own WWE DVD collecting, this time last year I finally found a “Special Collector’s Edition” of the Trish Stratus DVD after eight years of it eluding me.
– August 2011 saw a new feature on the website – eBay Watch – in which Aaron finds great deals and rarities so you don’t have to!
– TNA DVDs got some love too with a new section on the site. TNA themselves were involved with it on occasion. Chris wrote reviews and still does.
– At the end of the year we launched our sister site Wrestling-News.net for readers to click over to when they’ve had their DVD fix. Around this time Stone Cold thanked us for reviewing his new WWE DVD, which Shaun scored 10/10.
– December saw the launch of our e-mail subscription service for loyal fans of the site, and the start of Roger’s “Digital Digest” posts. Call that last one future proofing.
– New stuff so far this year includes teaming up with WWEShop to offer an exclusive promo code, and the much loved site feature Mark’s Fantasy Concept.
– Sadly our long time reviewer Brett Mix self destructed, but another great section of the site debuted in Coliseum Corner for some Home Video nostalgia.
The very latest developments came last month with the launch of our new YouTube show “WWEDVDNews TV“, and that exciting prospect of interviewing Silver Vision.
Thank you for visiting WWEDVDNews!
– Daniel Bee
Thanks for everything WWEDVDNews and glad to see other people share the same passion about WWE or wrestling in general.
Thank you WWEDVDNews.com, you have been a great help for all of us fans. Your website is the first website I go on to when I log in every morning. You are loved worldwide… I live in Australia, and make sure I check out the latest in WWE DVD news. Your sister website wrestling-news.net carries the same amount of integrity that you guys have here, and is a great source for all wrestling news. Those 2 years went fast! Here’s to many more years together!
Wow, thank you Anton. 🙂
You’re welcome, Daniel!
Don’t forget that the Big Show mentioned the website when his DVD was released
WWEDVDNEWS is AWWWWWWWWWWWWESOME!!!
Bret “self destructed” Ha! Great article, good to reflect on what has been a great two years. Here’s to the future!
Happy Birthday WWEDVDNews.com!
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You guys should add an ROH section. They have releasing DVDs weekly with some awesome ones like Summer of Punk, Bryan Danielson, and awesome shows and ippvs
Congrats on 2 years! I’ve been reading this site for quite some time now. I remember when there was even a forum section. That didn’t last long lol. Thanks for the awesome news, reviews, and giveaways (even though I never win).
With the inclusion of TNA DVD reviews on the site do you expect other companies DVDs will begin to be reviewed? Such as my new favorite organization ROH. I believe the best selling wrestling DVD ever at Walmart was a $1 title from a Jewish Organization Starring the iron it sheik. It would be a great addition to the site to discover availability of such oddball DVDs. Thanks again for two great years!!
Happy Birthday @WWEDVDNews, keep up the good work 🙂
As good old Hacksaw would say, “Happy birthday tuff guy! Hoooooo!”
Happy 2 Years WWE DVD News Fantastic Site, Come here every day to see the latest Updates, has provided me with useful info etc, Hope WWE DVD News stays strong and Healthy and continues through out the years, big thank you to Daniel bee and Shaun Blackford and the person who contributed doing the reviews for making this website what it is today :)Fantastic work guys !!
Great Site. I found it two weeks ago and your site is really great. Congrats and greetings from Germany.
Well Done…. 2 years and growing everyday….
Congrats, I been here since the beginning!
Congrats WWEDVDNews btw
I miss Brett’s reviews tbh. So helpful and entertaining at the same time.
It’s ok to miss them :). The past ones are all still up to read.
I know 🙂
I read some of them recently.
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Congratulations on 2 years, I appreciate your work on the site, I’m a big fan and collector of wrestling and wrestling related DVDs and Blu Rays and your site has aided me tremendously, I’m a daily visitor. Keep up the good work and thank you!
Greetings from Chile Happy 2 years