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Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

I think the WWE Network shows this weekend are a big test for future prospects.

E will look at the North America numbers starting between 12-3 Saturday afternoon and it will give a massive indication to if enough over there would watch live on a weekend a main roster PPV in Britain.

Especially if a bunch of UK indy guys few have heard of can draw people in.


Before the main reason for not doing it was the impact on US buy rates as with the time difference only a select few yanks were going to shell out for the event, with all the online piracy now this has made this situation even worse as people can just find a cheeky stream or download.

However now with the WWE Network I see no reason why they can't run a UK PPV as it's all about Network subscriptions rather than buys. Doesn't even need to be a big four show although it would be nice if talent from both brands made the trip across the pond. I would be content with a high level B-Show like Money in the Bank.

Edited by Fletch - 12/January/2017 at 17:45
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/January/2017 at 16:27
I don't the UK Championship numbers will have anything to do with a British PPV, it's still down to logistics. If it's going to happen, it's going to be during the time their touring Europe which is either April or September?

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Originally posted by Baz Baz wrote:

I don't the UK Championship numbers will have anything to do with a British PPV, it's still down to logistics. If it's going to happen, it's going to be during the time their touring Europe which is either April or September?


I think if thousands of North America based fans watched live this weekend it will have helped our cause.

Quote Triple H and William Regal took part in a press conference on Saturday after the first round matches of the WWE UK Championship tournament took place. During the conference, Triple H was asked about the chances of a UK PPV. Here is what he had to say:

“I think that is a goal of WWE to be here in that way. It’s a very difficult process with PPV schedules and coming to the UK or globally to perform live with a live TV component, following that up with RAW and SmackDown. It’s a massive undertaking, trying to co-ordinate all that. There were 5 shows going on tonight under WWE. We have somewhere between 18 to 21 trailer trucks that come to our events, it’s tough to get them over the ocean. Is it a goal? Yes and I think tonight was one step closer to that goal becoming a reality.”


It's good we are in there thoughts at least.

Surely they can hire trucks over here to help them as we do have ever haulage companies......
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I think we'll be more likely to get a WWE PC base here in the UK then get a touring branch of that first. If we have that happening it then makes the whole logistics side of it easier as the stuff will already be here so when the big names come to play they just need to arrive and deliver.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fletch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16/January/2017 at 17:45
I think the UK tournament might have been a bit of a tester of the waters to see how much buzz it generated and the viewership numbers, the outcome could be WWE holding another major PPV over here.

If it's a case of logistics I don't see why they couldn't tie a PPV event in with a UK tour, hold the event then have the UK based Raw and Smackdown tapings that way the equipment they need would be here anyway.

Would be nice if WWE rewarded the loyal UK fans with a annual event over here.
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Quote Despite rumors suggesting that WWE may be ready to bring a PPV to the UK, in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it was stated that the chances of this happening are still slim. While one of the lower tier PPVs could always be possible, one of the big five PPVs - especially WrestleMania - is unlikely due to the logistics of travel, the costs of doing it overseas, as well as the change in time slot to work out.
 
It's always the same old bull shit when.......
 
1) We got Summerslam 1992 when buy rates were important. Nowadays with the Network to watch any time you want, this is the time.
 
2) We even have North American fans on social media wanting to see it. They don't care because enough shows happen live there anyway.
 
3) Yes kids will want to go, but we've done sporting events like at 3 am UK time before such as Ricky Hatton boxing fights, so that isn't a problem.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote #Heel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/May/2018 at 19:16
What i would give to go to a UK PPV.

They need to get over this whole logistical thing as well , they are using it as a mask.

Boxing, Football, Cricket etc etc can all hold major sporting events overseas with what seems to be minimal fuss - plus there are things such as cirque du soleil and various other global acts that can make it happen.
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Along with going to Wrestlemania attending a UK PPV is on my bucket list.

I get that the logistics of it are a tricky thing and it will be costly, but with the Network in place now buy-rates and time-differences are far less important than they’ve ever been.

I understand that we will never get Wrestlemania here or even another big four PPV, but I don’t see why they can run a exclusive PPV event once a year, they bring Raw and Smackdown here a few times per year and run live events so how is that really any different?

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