There’s your game changer. WWE has been in the news a lot more than usual lately and it has not been entirely good news. Over the last few weeks, WWE’s stock value has taken some major hits and their fourth quarter of 2019 financial report was not their strongest. It means that something needs to change and now we might know what kind of a change that could be.
During Thursday’s investors’ call, Vince McMahon suggested that the company could be interested in selling the streaming rights to its pay per view events. This would mark a major change for WWE, as the WWE Network has featured the pay per view events for nearly six years now. It would all be in the details though, and now we might know some of those.
According to Steven Muehlhausen of the Sporting News, Amazon is interested in purchasing the rights to the WWE’s “major” pay per view events. It is not clear if the “major” pay per view events would include only the Big Four events (WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, Summerslam, Survivor Series), all events, or some combination. There is no word on what this would mean for the WWE Network or if the events will still be airing there or not.
Maybe it’s just the Big Four. Check out some moments from all of them:
Opinion: This is something where the details are going to be what matters most, as I’m not sure what is going to happen here. What seems likely though is having to pay extra to watch WWE events, which is not likely to sit well for WWE fans. I’m not sure what is going to happen to the WWE Network as a result, but if fans can’t watch the live pay per views, I can’t imagine a lot of fans sticking around.
Would you like WWE on Amazon? What does it mean for the WWE Network? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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