Are reports out of the United Kingdom about Vince McMahon being interested in purchasing the Newcastle United Football Club true?
No, there is nothing to these rumors. The rumors started a few years ago and was rehashed by the UK media. I’m not sure why the story was brought back but sources within WWE are outright denying it. The story doesn’t even make logical sense as Vince is in the process of launching the WWE Network and in the midst of domestic TV negotiations. These are two issues the company is already facing enough pressure from investors, Vince wouldn’t want to add another purchase to that. It’ll be interesting to see if this is brought up in Thursday’s conference call. I’ll be on it and report everything that happens right here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com.
Dot com has a nice piece on Sting now online, is there any update on his status?
Ric Santos highlighted dot com’s piece on Sting here at TNANews.com. The line in there that has everyone talking is this – “He’s a true legend with a constant drive to always be one step better than the day before. His best days may still be yet to come.” The rumor is Sting is WWE bound, it’s now just a question of when. Some have speculated there is no rush on a deal because Sting isn’t in the plans for Wrestlemania XXX but perhaps that’s what WWE wants fans to believe to use his debut as a surprise. However it happens, I’m expecting it to happen but I cannot independently confirm a contract has been signed as of press time.
Let me get this straight, I have Dish. Will I or will I not be able to purchase Elimination Chamber on PPV?
Dish Network will NOT be carrying WWE Elimination Chamber on Sunday. This is a case of a satellite provider being upset over the upcoming WWE Network and deciding to screw their customers as a result. Dish has told repeated lies over the situation. When trying to make me a Dish customer on Tuesday, they told me they would be showing it. However, they later told customers they would not be carrying it but it wasn’t their decision. They told Wrestling News World reader Donald it was WWE’s decision because they were launching their own streaming service. This is a lie as not only is the WWE Network not launching until the day after the pay-per-view but it was WWE’s desire to leave existing pay-per-view agreements in place. Dish now says they’ll continue to consider the value of WWE pay-per-views on an event by event basis. If I was a Dish customer, I’d be switching providers immediately.
Will Elimination Chamber be available for viewing the following day on WWE Network?
It was my initial understanding that WWE pay-per-views would be available on-demand on the WWE Network immediately following their live airing. However, that is obviously not possible since the WWE Network doesn’t launch until 9 AM EST the day after the pay-per-view. The current rumor is the pay-per-view will not be available on the WWE Network for a month. So based on that, it doesn’t look like Elimination Chamber will be available on Monday. Given what’s going on with Dish Network, I hope WWE is able to get the show on the Network sooner.
Have you heard if more than one person will be able to login to the same account for the WWE Network at the same time?
This is a feature that Netflix introduced, where apparently there can be simultaneous sign-ins on the same account with a cap. The rumor is the WWE Network will allow two simultaneous sign-ins on the same account. I cannot independently confirm at this time but we’ll see soon enough. However, based on the rumor, yes.
From the Ask WNW vault…
August 2013: Is this the year WWE returns to a TV-14 product, leaving the PG initiative in the dust? - WWE remains committed to their PG initiative. Do you want to see one of the reasons why? This link goes to a list of corporate sponsors WWE has attracted since going PG. Let’s also not forget WWE’s ability to market to an entire family. If the WWE Network ever gets launched I do think we could see some of the past TV-14 moments airing later at night.
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