What is the deal with regards to old WWF & WCW ppvs coming out on dvd in the future? The WWE appears to be releasing a fair few compilation dvds of late. I would much rather they release all the old Wrestlemanias Starrcades etc...
From what I can tell the name change to WWE does not affect old ppvs from around 1996 and earlier? Is this correct?
Also did the purchase of WCW include rights to all their old ppvs such as old Starrcades etc...?
I still think that a WM box set will be coming soon after WM XX. It's been a while since they've released such a set, and never done it on DVD.
The problem with a good chunk of their footage is that it includes the scratch logo from the attitude years...and as we know, they can't use that logo anymore thanks to the lawsuit from the wildlife people. This means that any time they want to use footage from that period they have to go through and blur out each and every appearance of that logo, which could take a hell of a long time to do. In other words, unless they think they've got a really hot property to sell, they won't use it.
As for WCW, my understanding is that they just don't think it will sell. Ric Flair's DVD has plenty of WCW stuff on it, as did Hogan's DVD and as will the upcoming cage matches DVD. Problem is, WWE sees WCW as a dead brand with little/no remaining appeal, and since their home video department can only do so much I would imagine that mass releasing any WCW stuff is real low on the priorities list. The idea of a Starrcade comp, for example, holds a hell of a lot more appeal to me than a Trish Stratus DVD, but then I'm only one person and most likely in the minority. I don't think we'll see the WCW footage in any capacity beyond the occasional clip here and there and match as an extra on another DVD...until we get an all-wrestling channel, that is.
Other than the newsboards posting release info, I usually find that going to Amazon and searching WWE under DVDs is a pretty good way to get an idea of what's coming out. They usually keep it up to date.
Originally posted by OndaGrande"Stone cold says so" and "Buried alive" are being DVD released , with no extras, for $10 as a water test to see if moving old titles will work.
IIRC, they have or had a bunch of those old releases on DVD on amazon.com some time ago. They were just re-releases of WWF Home Video, no extras or anything. But I'm not sure if they're still actively selling them or not.
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I completely agree with you on this. Ideally, I'd like to have seen them wrestle a year from now. But we didn't get that. And now it just seems like they're completely blowing their load until there's nothing left.