DirecTV not airing WrestleMania 32 on traditional pay-per-view

Despite WrestleMania 32 potentially being the biggest WWE pay-per-view in the history of the company both in terms of attendance and revenue, one of the biggest pay-per-view providers, DirecTV, is passing on the opportunity to carry the show on the traditional PPV format.

DirecTV also failed to carry WrestleMania 31 last year and their last WWE pay-per-view event was WrestleMania XXX from New Orleans. DirecTV, along with DISH, are refusing to broadcast the shows due to the WWE Network, claiming unfair competition since WWE Network is $9.99 and a traditional pay-per-view will cost nearly $60.

Last month, a DISH representative told us that they have made no decision if they want to carry this year’s event, giving the same statement that the company put out last year. DISH did not carry WrestleMania 31 either.

This year, for the first time ever, WWE is giving away WrestleMania for free for new WWE Network subscribers. You can subscribe to the WWE Network at http://w-o.it/wwentwrk.

Colin Vassallohttps://www.wrestling-online.com
Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!


NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver night two results

Here are the results from last night's NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver night two which took place live from...

Dynamite rating for 04/07/2021

AEW Dynamite this week drew 688,000 viewers, down 69,000 viewers from last week's broadcast going up against a Takeover...

NXT rating for 04/07/2021

NXT on USA drew 768,000 viewers this week for Takeover night one, a number which was certainly hurt by...

Stories you might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you