DISH Statements on Elimination Chamber and Their Future with WWE PPV

– As noted earlier, WWE confirmed in a statement that DISH Network will not be carrying the WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. DISH has released a statement to Zap2It and says they will continue to consider the value of WWE pay-per-view on an event-by-event basis:

“WWE has chosen to launch a 24/7 online network, without its TV partners, that includes all of its pay-per-view events. As WWE enters the increasingly fragmented media world by themselves, DISH will continue to consider the value of WWE pay-per-view on an event by event basis. DISH continues to provide a variety of WWE programming, including ‘WWE Raw’ on USA, ‘WWE Smackdown’ on Syfy, ‘WWE Main Event’ on Ion and ‘WWE Total Divas” on E!. At this time, WWE pay-per-view events are not available on DISH.”

DISH also posted the following on their Facebook page:

“DISH will not offer the ‘WWE Elimination Chamber’ PPV on 2/23. WWE is not willing to adjust their PPV costs to satellite and cable companies, which is unfair to their customers. We need to re-focus our efforts to support partners that better serve DISH customers. Other satellite and cable companies, including DIRECTV, have also expressed they may no longer provide WWE PPV events in the future.”

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  • Booyah2014

    Their PPVs used to run around $40.00…but this year…Elimination Chamber has gone up to $45.00.

    Kind of ridiculous if you ask me…especially since the PPVs mean practically nothing as far as title changes go…cause on RAW the next day…the rematches take place on just about all the title matches.

  • Daniel Peed

    Problem is and Vince realizes this, the PPV’s are no longer WORTH the 40-50$ a month to watch.. some of them MIGHT be worth that much, but every single one? Absolutely not. The new WWE Network is the perfect idea for this, at 10$ a month you will get a lot more buy ins than you get with pay per views, so instead of relying on 50$ a month from 150-300,000 people, you can now expect 10$ a month from probably at least 1-3 million people. You have all the people who currently watch Raw/Smackdown who may subscribe, then you have all the people who USED to watch the product and may buy it for nostalgia purposes.