How Much Of The US Will Be Able To Order Wrestlemania 30 On PPV

Dish Network will not carry Wrestlemania 30 next month, they have confirmed in a new official statement. The statement is as follows:

“Please note that WWE is not willing to adjust PPV costs to satellite/cable companies, which is unfair to their customers. DISH needs to re-focus efforts to support partners that better serve DISH customers and other satellite/cable companies, including DirecTV, have also expressed they may no longer provide WWE PPV events in the future.”

WWE CFO George Barrios told investors last month they had 85% of US households covered for Wrestlemania in a traditional sense, however, their commitments were in question after that. The company refused to go into specifics but it was their hope their pay-per-view providers would continue to offer their shows.

As mentioned in Dish Network's statement, DirecTV is none to pleased about the company's to decision to offer all 12 pay-per-view events at a lower price on WWE Network.

  • Matt

    I’ve always considered Dish Network a joke. Seeing how childish they’ve been with WWE in the past few months just further confirms that they WANT to go out of business (remember them buying Blockbuster and dropping a bunch of channels). What am embarrassment of a company.

    • John

      How are Dish Network being childish exactly? There is a 50/50 revenue split between PPV providers and WWE (UFC/Boxing etc.) so by putting all of their PPV’s on the WWE Network, they are significantly impacting the monthly revenue of companies such as Dish, DirecTV etc. Wrestling fans seem to have this opinion that Dish Network are taking this stance out of spite when in fact WWE are hurting their business by putting all of their PPV’s on the Network.

      WWE are perfectly entitled to do what they want with their events, and the Network is clearly a great thing for WWE fans, but can we stop acting like PPV carriers such as Dish are doing something wrong here, because they are not.

      • Matt

        So for the Dish customers that don’t have the Network and all of the bars and restaurants that have Dish (which are a lot by me and have to buy the PPV as many times as seats in their establishment) they’re losing a LOT of money. Childish because instead of get money for just airing something, they’re screwing their customers over. They’ve done this plenty other times with other channels and events.

        • John

          That’s unfortunate for those customers, but at the end of the day business is business and WWE are going to do what’s right for them and Dish Network are going to do what’s right for them. The WWE Network is essentially direct competition to PPV providers yet are selling it at a fraction of the cost. Vince McMahon is not stupid, he would’ve known that PPV carriers would not be happy with them selling their PPV’s on the Network so for anyone upset about the situation have WWE to blame just as much as Dish.

          • What you don’t understand John is that Dish ISN’T doing what’s best for them. They’re hurting their business. More people will change providers so they can get the PPVs.

          • John

            WWE is costing companies like Dish millions of dollars by putting their PPVs on the Network for $9.99. The cost of losing a handful of customers isn’t even in the same universe as the cost of them losing WWE PPV sales.

            DirecTV will drop WWE PPVs after WrestleMania.

    • Bob’s Diner

      Some would accuse WWE/Vince McMahon of being childish in the past as well. Yet you don’t call him a joke

  • Draven

    Glad i just cancled my dish service.

  • Cubed56

    I’m actually very satisfied with dish as they’ve always provided me with great service, and have more then accommodated my requests. IMO they are doing absolutely nothing wrong here, they are only doing what’s best for their business just as WWE is doing what they perceive to be best for thiers. As a matter of fact, I’ve got the wwe network, but just out of curiosity, I called dish and told them I was a wwe fan, and expressed my disappointment in them not carrying the PPV’s anymore. In response, dish asked me how many PPV’s per year I ordered. I answered truthfully and told them 4(usually WM, Summerslam,RR, and one other, I get the 5 dollar streams for any after that). Instead of just saying o too bad, DIsh gave me 4 vouchers for 4 free PPV’s of my choice over the next 12 months, pretty good customer service if u ask me.

    • Bob’s Diner

      Darn that is mighty good of them. I actually don’t really blame for this either. WWE are trying to make more money so Dish no longer want to help them out. Not like Vince McMahon didn’t get where he is by threatening cable providers back in the 80’s – funny how people get when it goes the other way around

  • Sheldon

    Is that Dish Latino part of Dish network? I always wondered that