The W
Views: 112944040
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
31.5.09 2235
The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Us UK Guys Need Help! Register and log in to post!
(4940 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (11 total)
oldschoolhero
Knackwurst
Level: 106

Posts: 1351/3059
EXP: 12274679
For next: 397305

Since: 2.1.02
From: nWo Country

Since last post: 2573 days
Last activity: 2507 days
#1 Posted on 5.12.03 0541.29
Reposted on: 5.12.10 0545.09
Da Meltz is reporting that both Armaggedon and Royal Rumble have now been cancelled from Sky's pay-pew-view list over here in the UK. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send Sky/WWE some shit over this. There are plenty of people willing to pay for the shows over here, so I have no idea why they're going through with this. Help!
Promote this thread!
MDK
Tocino
Level: 18

Posts: 17/56
EXP: 28411
For next: 1487

Since: 31.10.03
From: UK

Since last post: 3560 days
Last activity: 2231 days
#2 Posted on 5.12.03 0610.42
Reposted on: 5.12.10 0612.51
Its because these PPV's, along with Backlash and the July PPV (Vengeance)are the ones that Channel 4 originally had the rights to, but Sky bought them. You can only assume that the people aren't buying the Sky Boxoffice event and Sky aren't recouping the money that they are spending on these PPV's. Maybe a rival channel will buy the rights, but there has been no mention of this yet
A-MOL
Frankfurter
Level: 58

Posts: 703/777
EXP: 1545025
For next: 32530

Since: 26.6.02
From: York, England

Since last post: 4460 days
Last activity: 4402 days
#3 Posted on 5.12.03 0621.26
Reposted on: 5.12.10 0621.39
Good lord, that Channel 4 deal was just a rip-roaring success, wasn't it.

Might have to be a webcast.
Nag
Landjager
Level: 62

Posts: 463/904
EXP: 1900802
For next: 83895

Since: 10.1.03
From: Enter your city here

Since last post: 2763 days
Last activity: 818 days
Y!:
#4 Posted on 5.12.03 1207.11
Reposted on: 5.12.10 1208.00
Damn, aren't some of us spoiled. Maybe we can work out a deal where you get those 3 PPV's and we get a 24 hour a day wrestling station.
oldschoolhero
Knackwurst
Level: 106

Posts: 1352/3059
EXP: 12274679
For next: 397305

Since: 2.1.02
From: nWo Country

Since last post: 2573 days
Last activity: 2507 days
#5 Posted on 5.12.03 1209.12
Reposted on: 5.12.10 1209.20
uh, what? They're not taking away the ones we get with our 40-a-month satellite subscription, they're cutting the ones that we paid extra for. I'd happily pay each month for the shows, thanks, if they'd GIVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO.
mikebuk
Pickled pork
Level: 32

Posts: 7/198
EXP: 188431
For next: 18013

Since: 22.11.03
From: Blackpool, England

Since last post: 2394 days
Last activity: 2250 days
ICQ:  
Y!:
#6 Posted on 5.12.03 1825.03
Reposted on: 5.12.10 1827.25
I can get German TV stations from my ancient satellite receiver. I know that Armageddon is being shown on the Premiere channel, so I am going to scan it to see if I can find it.

Do any of you in North America know if the show's audio feed is available online. I know you can buy it online from WWE.com but it's too expensive.

(edited by mikebuk on 6.12.03 0026)
Net Hack Slasher
Banger
Level: 102

Posts: 1744/2805
EXP: 10773565
For next: 316440

Since: 6.1.02
From: Outer reaches of your mind

Since last post: 4176 days
Last activity: 2596 days
#7 Posted on 6.12.03 0902.26
Reposted on: 6.12.10 0903.59
I was going to rip on you Brits about ohh boo hoo you don't get 66% of your PPV's for free anymore, I feel soooo bad for you LoL.

Edit in: I'm confused, are the free ones still available but the Pay ones aren't? Was Armegedden and Royal Rumble Free or Pay-per-view events? I thought all the Major PPV's RR, WM, SumSlam, SurSeries were paid and you got all the other ones free. Is that correct?

(edited by Net Hack Slasher on 6.12.03 1029)
oldschoolhero
Knackwurst
Level: 106

Posts: 1353/3059
EXP: 12274679
For next: 397305

Since: 2.1.02
From: nWo Country

Since last post: 2573 days
Last activity: 2507 days
#8 Posted on 6.12.03 1024.30
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1024.55
Okay, here's the deal: As part of a breakaway deal at the start of 2000, terrestrial channel 4 got the rights to the Royal Rumble, Backlash, Vengeance and Armaggedon, as well as Heat each week. BUT, after Mae Young's breast exposure at RR2000, they vowed not to renew the deal when it ran out at the end of 2001. So, Sky stepped in and bought the four aforementioned pay-per-views and put them on Sky Box Office-their own pay-per-view system-for 14.99 each. So, for the past two years, we've had RR, Backlash, Vengeance and Armaggedon for 14.99 a pop, and the rest free. Then we also pay 40 a month in Sky subscription fees, so we don't get everything for free, thankyou very much. As I said before, I'd happily pay for those four shows-and probably the rest if they ever felt the desire to switch them all onto Sky Box Office-but now they've taken away ANY chance of seeing them. Which fucking sucks. Anyone fancy recording me a copy and posting it to me?
JayGo
Cotechino
Level: 22

Posts: 33/86
EXP: 57859
For next: 492

Since: 2.1.02
From: Norfolk, England

Since last post: 287 days
Last activity: 208 days
AIM:  
#9 Posted on 6.12.03 1024.50
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1025.20
Still free on Sky Sports:
No Way Out
WrestleMania
Judgment Day
Bad Blood
SummerSlam
Unforgiven
No Mercy
Survivor Series

The other four (Backlash, Armageddon, Royal Rumble and Vengeance) were on Sky Box Office for 14-15 each, and Sky have now dropped them it seems. The reason they aren't included with the others is a different channel bought them a while back, stuck them at 1:50am non-live for a year, wondered why the ratings sucked and dumped them again. Sky picked them up once more for Sky Box Office (Pay per view), but now it would appear the ratings haven't been good enough for recent PPVs over here.. so that's it.

The free ones are still free. We'll still get the five hours of Wrestlemania for nothing. But I'd have quite happily paid 15 for the Rumble and now I don't have that option. *sniff* No one is saying we want them for FREE... we just want the ability to have them at all.

As an aside, the following countries ARE getting Armageddon and the Rumble, while we are not:

Australia, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Palestine, "West Bank", "Gaza Strip", Malaysia, Brunei, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Pan-Africa, Japan, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Thailand, South Korea, New Zealand, Panama, Dominican Repbulic, Equador, Mexico, Philippines, USA, Canada.

(edited by JayGo on 6.12.03 1625)
hhhgamewmx7
Bockwurst
Level: 50

Posts: 55/566
EXP: 926546
For next: 20778

Since: 15.6.03
From: Eire

Since last post: 3852 days
Last activity: 3830 days
#10 Posted on 6.12.03 1323.12
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1323.15
Log onto http://www.petitiononline.com/Y2JSKY/ to sign a petition to get Sky to show Armageddon and Royal Rumble.
Russenmafia
Cotechino
Level: 22

Posts: 78/81
EXP: 51108
For next: 7243

Since: 16.12.02
From: Siberia, Russia

Since last post: 4506 days
Last activity: 4011 days
#11 Posted on 7.12.03 1627.39
Reposted on: 7.12.10 1629.01
i could live without Armageddon but the Royal Rumble is just an event you can't miss. Will have to wait till it comes out on DVD :(
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: IYH:Beware of Dog
Next thread: RAW workrate Report- 12/01...late but do you blame us?
Previous thread: Smackdown 12-4-03
(4940 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Us UK Guys Need Help!Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.401 seconds.