• Why WWE Will Never Do Another All-Women’s PPV Ever Again
WWE held the first ever all-women’s pay-per-view in the company’s rich history (1953-2021) on October 28, 2018 in Uniondale, New York, titled WWE Evolution.
However, as we recently reported, this is most likely going to be the first, last and only time WWE has tried something like that, because the PPV totally bombed and drew a horrible buyrate.
Here’s what Dave Meltzer said on a recent episode of the Wrestling Observer Radio podcast:
“It didn’t flop selling tickets, but it was tougher than most. The number of people who watched, and they promoted it hard, was still lower than most.
It was not the worst that year, no, but it was on the low end.
Their mentality is, ‘why add that pay-per-view when it wasn’t a big hit?’ but of the B-Shows, they pushed it harder than all of them.
I mean they did so much promotion for that thing for it to be at a low level.
For the promotion they put into it, it did not do well.
That’s what they’re looking at, so from their business perspective that’s how they see it.
Other people think it’s just a cause and they should do it, because ‘I want them to do it’.”
During a recent media call, Garry Cassidy asked Triple H about NWA doing their own all-women’s PPV and Mickie James (Executive Producer of this upcoming PPV) wanting world’s top women wrestlers on that show (despite wherever they are signed).
The Game said the following about it:
“It’s a funny thing to me. I just don’t…So equality is equality. Equality is not, ‘I want my own show.’ Equality is not, ‘We have to have our own programme.’ If I told you that I was making an all-men’s program and I didn’t want women on it, it would be criticized, and I’m not saying that’s right or wrong.
I do think it’s funny when people go, ‘I want the best in the world regardless of contractual status.’ I’m sorry. From a business person standpoint, then why do we have contractual status? Right? It doesn’t make any sense to me. Yeah, if you want to wrestle the best women in the world, come to the WWE. That’s where they are. If you want to go elsewhere and say that they are, that’s an opinion – and you can. But it is what it is.
And while I’m all for it, I was one of the biggest drivers of it and will we do another all-women’s event down the line? Possibly. But it’s not the must-have at the moment. I think we do an amazing job of displaying our female athletes and is it perfect? No. Will it always be in flux? Yes, but I think we do a pretty good job.
And my opinion – again, my opinion – the best female performers in the world are in WWE. And then if they’re not, they want to be.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (June 13, 1992) – WCW Worldwide
On this day in 1992, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Beach Blast 1992’ PPV.
The match-card of the show can be found here:
– Steve Williams & Terry Gordy vs. Joey Maggs & Terry Bronson
– Ron Simmons vs. Jerry Faith
– Super Invader (Hercules) vs. Chris Sullivan
– Barry Windham vs. Steve Austin
– Dustin Rhodes vs. Mr. Hughes