It’s been announced that WWE will no longer be releasing Premium Live Events on VHS, Blu-Ray, or DVD.
In a statement posted on social media, it was announced that WWE will be leaving the home video business. The news comes with a tinge of sadness from many long-time fans with several recalling how they first encountered wrestling on old VHS tapes.
Following the announcement Haus Of Wrestling spoke with one WWE higher-up who gave the following quote:
The home video business has long been in decline, and it will no longer be a place where the company dedicates time and resources.”
You can find the full statement below.
With great sadness we must announce that WWE have taken the decision to withdraw from the Home Video category. No licensing deals will be renewed after 2023.
This means the very last WWE Home Video release from Fremantle will be CROWN JEWEL 2023 (2 disc-DVD) on 18th December (UK) and 22nd December (GER).
WWE Home Video has been releasing VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray for 36 years, the last 11 through Fremantle in Europe, but this will come to an end on 31st December with no further WWE DVD or Blu-Ray stock manufactured.
Everyone at WWE Home Video UK would like to thank all of our collectors and fan for their many years of support and passion.
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