WWE Giving Away 100 Free Trips To Wrestlemania XXIX, Santino On "The Deadliest Catch," Problems With Wrestlemania

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- WWE is giving away 100 trips for two to Wrestlemania XXIX next year. You can register for the sweepstakes at this link.

- WWE United States Champion Santino Marella will appear on "The Deadliest Catch" on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 9 PM on the Discovery Channel.

- Wrestling News World reader The Arbiter sent in the following:

Just a heads up that SKY TV, the PPV provider for Wrestlemania in New Zealand completely dropped the ball today.

People who recorded Wrestlemania live to watch it at home after work lost the last 15-20 minutes of the main event.

SKY TV are not offering refunds, just allowing people to watch a reply that doesn't finish until after midnight tonight.

This is not a good precedent for PPVs and will probably hurt buy rates in the future.

  • Fernando

    The giveaway is not available for non-American citizens. Screw it!

    • Matt Scott

      Its honestly disgusting how WWE treat none American fans sometimes!

      • mathew30

        your telling me, try watching their stuff on bloody youtube, "sorry the uploader has not made this avaliable n your country" like WTF and this is for stuff that already happened, its not as if they would lose money by showing it. But then again they did NOT show the videos for WM promo's 2 hours after WM had finished, and still didnt let us watch those. bloody idiots.

  • John 316

    Verizon FiOS TV also had a problem. They bundled together the pre-show, live event, and encore into one long 14 hour “show” on their on-screen guide. Because of this no one was able to simply hit record and watch it later if needed as the DVRs don’t have large enough storage. I have recorded WWE ppvs in the past and never dealt with an issue like this. I had to drop someone off at the airport and I missed an hour. Very frustrating.

  • B.O.B.

    The reason the last 15-20 minutes was lost was due to the event being 7-11. Anything after that is not recorded. I know because the same thing happened to me. When you record a live show like Wrestlemania, you need to add an extra hour of recording in the options.

    • The arbiter

      Which is not an option for a SKY TV recorder in New Zealand as its a booked programme with a fixed booking length.

  • Kevin

    Makes the old VCR look pretty good, doesn't it? HaHaHaHaHa

    • The arbiter

      Its more likely to make the old "Download illegal streams" better looking

      There are some fans angry at our service provider right now

      • mathew30

        "old" ? whats newwr than downloading "illegal" streams.