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WWE PPV gets a name change

The Fatal Four Way pay-per-view name has been ditched after just one year and has been replaced with a new name, Capitol Punishment. The Fatal Four Way name replaced The Bash as the June WWE pay-per-view but the concept pretty much tanked, getting only 143,000 buys, even less than the previous Bash PPV in 2009. Capitol Punishment will take place on June 19 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C..

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)

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12 Responses

  1. Rex Anderson says:

    Why didn’t they go with the WWE Defiance idea? Each name sux but it beats Fatal four way.

  2. Jose says:

    they might as well put the words “In Your House” in front of that new title.

  3. JD Storm says:

    i actually like the new PPV name. WWE should stick with it.

  4. DeathNote81 says:

    Sounds too extreme.

  5. Gaul says:

    While they prefer keeping the same names for branding purposes they should name many of the “non-traditional” PPVs depending on the build and theme to the show.

  6. Chris Johnson says:

    That’s a stupid name.

  7. Dr. Pym says:

    WWE Visionary torture

  8. Robert says:

    I wish they have left the old names Backlash, Judgment Day, Vengence, Great American Bash, Unforgiven, No Mercy, Armageddon and No Way Out. To me it don’t make since going from Wrestlemania to Extreme Rules. Backlash made more since, because it was the fall out from mania. i liked it better than have gimmick pay-per-views. it was a lot better being surprised when a chamber match was going to happen, but now you already know and there is two of them in one pay-per-view. it takes out all of the excitement.

  9. @Rex Anderson whats the WWE Defiance thing?

  10. korey parker says:

    Any time you let the ppv be named after the concept match you run the risk of letting that ppv become dated and pre-written as you have to go with that name.

    I cannot get over that they considered a fatal four a concept… just seems so normal in terms of setting hte number of guys …….. to me the concept for be a fatal four way ladder match.

  11. Ronald B. says:

    I like “In Your House” with a subtitle better.

  12. Rex Anderson says:

    Something Steve Keirn and Norman Smiley told me about last year. I thought it sounded weird but he said it was to change. It may it might not.

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