Many WWE fans collected DVDs for years and some have amassed quite a collection. Those DVDs might be collectors items in a big way soon enough, because WWE is no longer in the home video market.
According to Wrestling DVD Network, they had to break the sad news that WWE is no longer selling DVDs starting in 2022.
The update sadly means 2021 will have been the last year for WWE Home Video in the home market, which includes Canada too since those releases were closely aligned with the US.
WWE DVDs might still be on the shelves as long as Walmart and other retailers are allowed to sell them. Vince McMahon’s company won’t be making any new DVDs to add to anyone’s collection, departing a business they’ve been in since 1999 with WWE Home Video.
Even before WWE Home Video, Coliseum Video provided VHS copies of their events to video rental stores. Fans could also own those events if they wanted to pony up the dough for the steep price tag. WWE Home Video provided fans with a much more affordable option and many amazing collectors sets and documentaries followed.
Survivor Series 2021 will be the final release from WWE Home Video. The first WWE DVDs ever released were WrestleMania 15 and a special on “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
It is no big surprise that WWE is taking this step. They have positioned themselves as a major player in the streaming market and their deal with Peacock was a big one. Now they won’t sell DVDs to provide any possible competition.