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#1 Posted on 5.12.03 0541.29
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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!
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#2 Posted on 5.12.03 0610.42
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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
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#3 Posted on 5.12.03 0621.26
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Good lord, that Channel 4 deal was just a rip-roaring success, wasn't it.

Might have to be a webcast.
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#4 Posted on 5.12.03 1207.11
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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.
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#5 Posted on 5.12.03 1209.12
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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.
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#6 Posted on 5.12.03 1825.03
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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.

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#7 Posted on 6.12.03 0902.26
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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?

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#8 Posted on 6.12.03 1024.30
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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?
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#9 Posted on 6.12.03 1024.50
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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.

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#10 Posted on 6.12.03 1323.12
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Log onto http://www.petitiononline.com/Y2JSKY/ to sign a petition to get Sky to show Armageddon and Royal Rumble.
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#11 Posted on 7.12.03 1627.39
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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 :(
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