As first reported by HeelByNature, WWE Network have temporarily removed WrestleMania 24 from their video library while they make edits to the show.
The show which was held on March 30, 2008, has been the source of several previous editing attempts in order to remove the theme tune of Floyd Mayweather – who battled The Big Show – from the DVD and Blu-Ray versions of the event after legal action was taken against the company and Mayweather for improper use of the tune.
The case – filed in 2010 – was later dismissed in 2013 after it was decided that no evidence could be found of either party making money from the inclusion of the tune on their home media.
However, it is important to note that as of writing, WWE have given no official reason for its removal from their streaming service, though the folks at HeelByNature did reach out to the promotion in order to query the action.
In a series of exchanges between the website and WWE, the latter stated that were aware of the disappearance of one of the most popular WrestleManias ever and were currently working to ensure that ‘The Grandest Stage of Them All’ would be available again soon. Once it is restored, it will be clear what edits have been made to the broadcast version.
RE: Wrestlemania 24 removed from WWE Network. pic.twitter.com/6sZSsVYArN
— HeelByNature.com (@HeelByNatureYT) January 9, 2021
One of the most historic nights in WWE history, WrestleMania XXIV saw The Undertaker defeat Edge to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Kane overcome Chavo Guerrero to capture the ECW Championship and of course, Shawn Michaels pin Ric Flair with the most emotional Sweet Chin Music in history to retire ‘The Nature Boy’ in arguably the most historic moment in wrestling history.