Reports are coming in that that Vince McMahon along with other WWE officials will be speaking to to the current WWE roster about how the company will be changing with the WWE Network launching. With threats from Direct TV about pulling pay per view events a major concern, current talent has to be curious how their pay-per-view bonuses will be affected, if at all.
Shortly after the announcement of the WWE network, Direct TV reps released the following statement:
“Clearly we need to quickly re-evaluate the economics and viability of their business with us, as it now appears the WWE feels they do not need their PPV distributors,” DirecTV said in a statement, adding that the audience for its events has been steadily declining, and this new low-cost competitive offering will only accelerate this trend.”
Vince McMahon replied promptly with:
“I think it’d be foolish for them not to want to carry the pay-per-view anymore. It’s found money for them.”
Only time will tell if the WWE Network will sink or swim at $9.99 a month. What do you think?