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Amazon Interested In Buying WWE Pay-Per-View Rights, Why Vince McMahon Is Interested

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (February 9, 1992) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1992, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

It was broadcasted from the Lee Civic Center in Ft. Myers, Florida and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania VIII’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– The Big Bossman vs. Jim Cooper

– Skinner vs. Kevin Katlin

– Repo Man vs. Mickey Jay

– Texas Tornado vs. Pat Tanaka

– Funeral Parlor with Sensational Sherri

– Legion of Doom vs. Bob Avery & Bob Morgan

– Papa Shango vs. Brian Costello

• Amazon Interested In Buying WWE Pay-Per-View Rights, Why Vince McMahon Is Interested

Vince McMahon recently revealed during the fourth quarter earnings call that major streaming companies are interested in buying rights for WWE’s pay-per-view events.

According to Sporting News’ Steven Muehlhausen, Amazon is interested in buying WWE pay-per-view rights and then airing the PPVs on Prime Video:

“Jeff Bezos of Amazon has expressed interested in purchasing the WWE streaming rights to their major PPV events.”

During a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained why Vince McMahon is interested in selling rights for WWE PPVs:

“The idea of selling WWE pay-per-view rights to another streaming service, essentially what UFC did with ESPN. Obviously Vince saw that deal and he’s like they got $200 million guaranteed and now they don’t even have to sell pay-per-view. They don’t even have to sell a Network.

They just get the money guaranteed and I’m sure Vince was like, ‘Bellator got all this money’ — to Vince the Bellator money wasn’t big, but for Bellator it was huge.

I think he saw that Canelo Álvarez got $360 million and it’s like these people are willing to spend this kind of money for our pay-per-view product so let’s go out there and sell it. There are plenty of people who want to start pay-per-viewing.”

        
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