WWE Media News: New Network Series, Blu-Ray Future, Comic Book
New Weekly Series for the WWE Network Announced
WWE announced they are launching a new weekly series for the WWE Network called Flashback Fridays and to air every Friday at 3PM EST. The series debuts this Friday with the first episode focusing on D-Generation X in honor of the 20th anniversary of the group’s debut.
Official trailer for Flashback Fridays’ debut episode:
WWE Considering Dropping Blu-Ray Format for Future Disc-Based Releases
WWE is currently reported to be considering dropping Blu-Ray for future disc-based releases, according to this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Dave Meltzer reported WWE’s European DVD/BR distributor, Freemantle International, stated this year’s SummerSlam was originally planned to not include a Blu-ray release due to poor WWE Blu-Ray sales over the past two years. WWE ended up reconsidering and instead will use the sales of SummerSlam 2017’s Blu-Ray release as a way to determine future support for the platform.
New SummerSlam Themed Comic Book Released
WWE’s Publishing division announced a new SummerSlam 2017 themed comic book from Boom! Studios is currently available for sale at comic shops. The comic book features tales spanning the 30 year history of SummerSlam and cover art by artist Rob Schamberger.
— WWE Publishing (@WWEpublishing) August 10, 2017