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Current plans for WWE PPVs in the new year



The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that the current plan is that in 2012, the PPV schedule will be the same with the Royal Rumble, Elimination Chamber and WrestleMania. From April through December, the plan is for only SummerSlam and Survivor Series to be national PPVs and the rest will be WWE Network specials. They may also remain on PPV based on the idea that much of the country won’t have access to the network.


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8 Responses

  1. alan says:

    sounds like people will have to pay to subscribe to the wwe network then pay additional charges for the ppv “specials” way to go vince, take even more money from the average fan

  2. dave says:

    Alan, I may be wrong but it’d work out like: Anyone subscribed to the WWE Network will get it as part of their subscription whereas those who are not, will have to order through the PPV market, thus rendering the subscription a cheaper option? Although I am not aware of the subscription costs.

    Likewise with overseas fans, their usual methods of viewing will remain on PPV or their free-to-air chanels.

  3. dave says:

    *channels

  4. Nick says:

    The plan is for the WWE Network to be a subscription service in the vein of HBO, Showtime or Cinemax. People who subscribe will get 8 or so PPVs a year free with the subscription while everyone else will have to pay the insane rates WWE charges separately.

    The remaining 4 shows will still have to be bought away from WWE Network.

  5. Ian says:

    I like the idea of them going to a big 5 PPVs, hopefully that will lead to longer and better build up like in the past when matches and cards built up over months not weeks…maybe the WWE Network only ones will be more like Clash of the Champions with big matches but maybe matches that will differ from the PPVs slightly instead of having basically the same PPVs over and over and over again.

  6. Atlee Greene says:

    I like the idea of only 5 PPV’s a year. I remember back in the day when you were more excited for the events because there was more anticipation for them.

  7. Ray Sanders says:

    I love this idea. But I’d also love to see them go back to the days of the brand-specific PPV’s. Then more talent gets air time and they can actually try to build the future stars instead of forcing them down our throats and sending them back to FCW in 2 months anyways.

  8. dave says:

    I liked the brand only PPVs but some of the PPVs were spread think in terms of actual quality and it hurt the buys badly. And often times for WWE creative, 7 weeks in between PPVs was just enough time to completely screw up.

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