If you are a Dish customer you are going to have some other place to get the Elimination Chamber. They have also decided to take WWE programing on a case by case. WWE says Mania might be off the list as well. This is all due to the WWE Network which is even mentioned in one of Dish's press releases. So, the question becomes which other company is going to punish the WWE. WWE Quarterly was a new high, but due to the creation of the network, WWE eked out 5 million dollars in profit. The PPV break down had Survivor Series with a new low while Hell in Cell went up as did TLC, but TLC was only up by a few thousand even with all the hype. Battleground did a little over 100,000 now this may not cover the refunds that the one provider gave out. So, this is where we are today. WWE is making big money, but their production cost are crushing them. At this point, the WWE Network is becoming the biggest WWE gamble since Wrestlemania I.
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In addition to the live RAW being practice for a PPV, I distinctly recall someone in the WWE saying in an interview a while back that it's much cheaper to do the live RAW than the taped Smackdown. The MCG