WWE Network Survey Reveals New Details About PPV Format

A survey sent out to DirecTV subscribers this week reveals new details about the upcoming WWE Network.

The survey states that WWE Network will be available for a monthly fee and 11 of WWE’s 12 annual pay-per-view events will be available for viewing to subscribers. WrestleMania would be the only pay-per-view event not offered as part of the WWE Network package. Individual WWE pay-per-views will still be available for purchase for fans who do not subscribe to the network.

DirecTV also requested viewer feedback on potential original WWE programming, including shows about the Monday Night Wars, classic matches, games shows and documentaries.

DirecTV asked fans what they thought  about different monthly price points for the network, including $29.99, $24.99, $19.99, $16.99 and $12.99. DirecTV customers were also asked if they would still order Wrestlemania on PPV if they subscribed to the WWE Network, which would not carry WrestleMania.

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is expected to discuss the new developments regarding the WWE Network during WWE’s next quarterly financial report on February 28.

  • cappa37

    That’s a good strategy to get people to buy the new channel. Of course the subscription prices has to be substantially lower than the cost of a PPV but I bet they they could make a lot of money off ad revenue. This actually might not be a flop.

  • Stoops Nic

    I just really hope this does not drive the overall monthly price to the not gonna get it level.

  • Steve

    i think TNA is on the right path limiting those PPV, because more than half of WWE PPV are practically without buildup and relevance. PPV matches should be something special, not the same as RAW or SD …

    • Pozessed

      I think it is because the brands are merged.. Back in the day you had a Smackdown PPV one month, Raw PPV the next, then Smackdown etc. You had 2 months for build up which did work quite well… The merging of the brands just makes no sense at all since it just destroys the WHC’s prestige, renders Smackdown useless since you have 3 hours of Raw which is more than enough and the same guys are on both shows.

      • Prophetless

        I miss that format. 4 main PPVs, 4 Raw PPVs, and 4 Smackdown PPVs. WWE should go back to it and it would also give us matches of who we don’t get to see. The PPV after the Royal Rumble could be a King Of The Ring type PPV for the #1 contender spot of the title that the Rumble winner didn’t choose. If the Rumble winner chooses the WWE Title, Smackdown roster gets the PPV. Rumble winner chooses the World Title, Raw roster gets the PPV. The rest of the brand PPVs will rotate from there for the rest of that year.