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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.93
Yeah, I thought that news seemed fishy. The first WWE PPV on Sky Box Office was the UK event ''One Night Only'' in September 1997. Since then they held two UK PPVs a year up until the last one which was ''Insurrextion'' in June 2003. However the first US event on PPV was the Royal Rumble in 2002 and up until last Novemeber, Sky only showed the Rumble, Backlash, Vengeance and Armageddon on PPV. Now its just the big 4, Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Survivor Series. Backlash on Sunday is on Sky Sports now and presumably Vengeance and Armageddon will follow suit. Even the ECW PPV will be avaibale on Sky Sports.



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#22 Posted on
    Originally posted by hhhgamewmx7
    ...However the first US event on PPV was the Royal Rumble in 2002...

Yeah, that's probably right.

I couldn't remember if it was 2002 or 2003 that Sky got the rights back from Channel 4 so I just went with the latter.

Great American Bash was on PPV last year too. Only reason I remember is because it was the first time I'd ever refused to buy a WWE PPV, including all of the UK-only ones.

    Originally posted by hhhgamewmx7
    Now its just the big 4, Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Survivor Series. Backlash on Sunday is on Sky Sports now and presumably Vengeance and Armageddon will follow suit. Even the ECW PPV will be avaibale on Sky Sports.

Unfortunately not.

With the new deal they signed with Sky there's now 8 PPV's on Box Office (Royal Rumble, Wrestlemania, Judgment Day, Great American Bash, Summerslam, No Mercy, Survivor Series, Armageddon). The others are still on Sky Sports.
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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.59
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    I'll doublecheck, and I'm not smart enough to distinguish between just counting U.S. buys vs. counting worldwide buys, but off the top of my head it had heretofore gone

    1. Wrestlemania 17 - 950,000
    2. Wrestlemania 20 - 885,000
    3. Wrestlemania 18 - 840,000
    4. Wrestlemania 16 - 824,000
    5. Wrestlemania 15 - 800,000
    6. InVasion '01 - 770,000
    7. Wrestlemania 14 - 730,000

    and then some order of SummerSlam 98 and 99, Rumble 99 and 02, Starrcade 97, and Backlash 00.

    This year's show was on PPV in the UK for the first time or some such, which increases the potential # of buyers, but to what extent exactly I haven't seen.






It is funny that the highest non-Mania PPV and a Top 5 PPV at the time of its occurrence was InVasion. Shows what a potential goldmine they had on their hands if Vince could have developed a coherent long term plan to make money rather than to piss on WCW's grave.
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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.93
Is that true CTX? Have you any links or proof of them PPVs on Box Office? We'll soon find out if Judgment Day is on Box Office.



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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.50
    Originally posted by hhhgamewmx7
    Is that true CTX? Have you any links or proof of them PPVs on Box Office? We'll soon find out if Judgment Day is on Box Office.


    Originally posted by wwe.com
    Judgment Day SUNDAY, 22 MAY
    LIVE AT 1 AM ON SKY BOX OFFICE

    ECW One Night Stand SUNDAY, 12 JUNE
    LIVE AT 1 AM ON SKY SPORTS

    Vengeance SUNDAY, 26 JUNE
    LIVE AT 1 AM ON SKY SPORTS

    The Great American Bash SUNDAY, 24 JULY
    LIVE AT 1 AM ON SKY BOX OFFICE

    Summerslam SUNDAY, 21 AUGUST
    LIVE AT 1 AM ON SKY BOX OFFICE

    Unforgiven SUNDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER
    LIVE AT 1 AM ON SKY SPORTS

    No Mercy SUNDAY, 9 OCTOBER
    LIVE AT 1 AM ON SKY BOX OFFICE

    Taboo Tuesday TUESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER
    LIVE AT 1 AM ON SKY BOX OFFICE

    Survivor Series SUNDAY, 27 NOVEMBER
    LIVE AT 1 AM ON SKY BOX OFFICE

    Armageddon SUNDAY, 18 DECEMBER
    LIVE AT 1 AM ON SKY BOX OFFICE

hhhgamewmx7
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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.93
Well, on that page it does also say that Backlash was on PPV which it wasen't and Taboo Tuesday is listed as not on PPV and then is on PPV. But ya, the future looks bleak for my bank balance.



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