Direct TV Drops WWE Pay-Per-Views Officially

– Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown drew 2.717 million viewers. SmackDown was #1 for the night on cable.

– For those wondering, Direct TV will no longer be carrying WWE pay-per-views. DirecTV has removed all WWE events from the “Pay-Per-View” section of their website. The reason for this is because WWE is offering their PPV AKA Events on the WWE Network. I say Events because WWE dropped the name “Pay-Per-View” and now will call them events.

Dish Network does not have WWE Extreme Rules in their website’s pay-per-view section.

– Former WCW & NWA World Champion Jeff Jarrett turns 47 today. He was born on July 14, 1967.

– Former WCW, WWF, ECW & TNA wrestler Julio Dinero turns 42 today. He was born on April 14, 1972.

– 4-time Womens Champion and 2014 WWE Hall of Famer Lita turns 39 today. She was born on April 14, 1975.

On this day back in 1993, WCW held their very first event in New York City, New York, at the Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Garden. The main event was Sting defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Big Van Vader (c) via DQ.

On this day back in 1997, WCW Monday Nitro beat WWF Raw in the ratings war with a 3.5 to 2.2 rating.

On this day back in 2011, WWE moved Superstars to after WGN dropped them in the United States.

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