Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Feb 14, 2014 22:57:50 GMT -6
Jack Swagger is the new #1 contender to Big E's Intercontinental Title after winning a Fatal 4 Way over Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston and Mark Henry on tonight's Smackdown show. The match will take place at Elimination Chamber
Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Feb 20, 2014 16:26:45 GMT -6
Dave Meltzer made some interesting notes on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio about DISH Network not carrying the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. Meltzer noted that DISH Network would only lose in the ballpark of $460,000 (taking into account the split between WWE and DISH). While DISH will be announcing their Q4 2013 results tomorrow, for Q3 2013 the company generated $3.6 billion in revenue.
Meltzer pointed out that WWE is a distant number three in pay-per-view, behind boxing and the UFC. If DISH were to cave in to WWE's demands, it would set a precedent that would potentially allow boxing and UFC to undercut them and make their events available on the internet at a slightly lower price, while not having to split the revenue with the satellite providers.