– As of Wednesday, WWE will no longer air WWE Main Event on ION Network as it was the last episode on their contract. Well the contract expired and WWE will be losing some money, but how much?
The lack of renewal doesn’t mean a lot because the $100,000 (ballpark figure) per week WWE was getting for the show wasn’t as important to their bottom line, at a time where they expect profits to rise greatly from the RAW and SmackDown TV rights and the Network.
Meaning WWE puts Raw and Smackdown on their top proprieties list compared to Main Event and Superstars. If you the TV shows, then you would notice that. The quality of both Main Event and Superstar have gone way down over time and WWE does not care as much due to the amount of money that they are receiving from those TV Networks compared to Syfy for Smackdown and USA Network for Raw.
– From now on, there is no longer a term used in WWE for their “pay-per-view.”. From now on the monthly shows that will air on the WWE Network and some PPV providers, will be called “special events.” Expect WWE to start using this starting with Extreme Rules that goes down May 4th.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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