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Cerebus
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
September 19th - Night Of Champions
October 3rd - Hell In A Cell
October 24th - Bragging Rights


According to these dates, we're getting 3 fucking PPVs in a five week period. Does this happen this time of year every year or is this something new?

Add in TNA's Bound For Glory on October 10th and that's four PPVs in five weeks.

What the FUCK people?



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I'd like to see WWE go back to simply doing 12 pay-per-views a month year and returning to names like Backlash, Judgment Day, No Mercy, Armageddon and so on, but it probably won't happen. I imagine they figure that hardcore fans will buy all three, average fans'll buy two and casuals might buy one. Either way it's more money for them. In theory.

EDIT: Bleh, year, not month.

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I know it's the obvious joke but 12 PPV's a month would probably make it slightly worse.

But seriously, changing the names back would be preferable.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.68
    Originally posted by Cerebus
    According to these dates, we're getting 3 fucking PPVs in a five week period. Does this happen this time of year every year


Yes. But it's usually six or seven weeks, not five.

September 13, 2009 - Breaking Point
October 4, 2009 - Hell in a Cell
October 25, 2009 - Bragging Rights

September 7, 2008 - Unforgiven
October 5, 2008 - No Mercy
October 26, 2008 - Cyber Sunday
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Since: 18.7.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.91
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    Yes. But it's usually six or seven weeks, not five.


To be fair, it is six weeks.

September 19 - Night of Champions
September 26
October 3 - Hell In A Cell
October 10
October 17
October 24 - Bragging Rights
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.77
    Originally posted by Ecks
      Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      Yes. But it's usually six or seven weeks, not five.


    To be fair, it is six weeks.

    September 19 - Night of Champions
    September 26
    October 3 - Hell In A Cell
    October 10
    October 17
    October 24 - Bragging Rights

That's still 5 weeks.
19 to 26
26 to 3
3 to 10
10 to 17
17 to 24



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Don't most people who watch these shows just download them anyway? I mean, there are entire sites dedicated to assisting one in that pursuit (which of course I won't name), as there are for movies/tv/etc. I haven't seen a PPV I think would have been worth paying money for since probably the Night of Champions where Jeff beat Punk...I'm not encouraging the practice, mind, but me personally, I look at it like music in that I'm only paying for historical/huge event quality stuff.

Same for UFC. I just go to a bar to see it, I would never actually pay for it.





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I always thought that it would be interesting to go to simply four pay-per-views a year, quarterly (obviously Wrestlemania, Summerslam, and two others).

This way you can really build up the events to be something special that will make people feel like they HAVE to go and pay to get them (as opposed to having it saturated with about 24 events a year (counting WWE and TNA).

With the quarterly pay-per-view method, you'd get the added bonus of actually having long title reigns once more, too.

That probably won't happen though but it's nice to think about!
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Since: 4.1.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.77
WWE will never go back to the four-PPVs-per-year model. They make way, way more money from running 12-15 PPVs per year. Even a built-up, promoted PPV (so basically, a Wrestlemania) four times a year equals roughly 3.6 million buys. 12-15 PPVs per year equals about 900K buys for Wrestlemania, and the other 11-14 easily top 2.7 million buys overall.
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At least it wasn't as bad as 2006 with 16 PPV's in the year, November-January was crowded:

Nov. 5, 2006 - Cyber Sunday
Nov. 26, 2006 - Survivor Series (3 weeks)
Dec. 3, 2006 - December To Dismember (THE VERY NEXT WEEK)
Dec. 17, 2006 - Armageddon (2 weeks)
Jan. 7, 2007 - New Year's Revolution (3 weeks)
Jan. 28, 2007 - Royal Rumble (3 weeks)
Feb, 18, 2007 - No Way Out (3 weeks)

So in a span of 15 weeks there were 7 PPVs, includeing a stretch of 3 PPV's in 4 weeks. (even PPVs in back to back weeks)



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