There’s a new name for that. WWE has a lot of things that leave fans a bit confused, and one of them tends to be the company’s obsession with naming everything. Over the years, WWE has renamed all kinds of things from wrestlers to shows to hospitals and more. Now they have another idea that they are moving forward with, and they are not exactly being subtle about it.
Earlier this weekend, WWE presented the first ever Day One event on January 1. Several times during the broadcast, the commentary team referred to the show as a “premium live event”. The term was also shown on a graphic for the Royal Rumble. It seems that the term has replaced “pay per view” as the term for the company’s major events. There is no word on why the change was made.
WWE has had some big events in the past. Check out some of the better ones over the years:
Opinion: This is the latest instance of WWE making things sound more ridiculous than they need to, and that is going to be the case when it comes to wrestlers talking about the events. I can’t wait to hear someone say “I’m going to beat you up and take your title at the Royal Rumble premium live event”. It’s another example of “no one talks like this” band it makes WWE seems all the more robotic every single time.
What do you think of the latest idea? What would you call the shows? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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