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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Real reason Starrcade will not air on the WWE Network

Johny Payne
7.25K   //    06 Nov 2017, 07:03 IST

WWE Starrcade will not air on the WWE Network
WWE Starrcade will not air on the WWE Network

What’s the story?

On a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio, veteran professional wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer revealed the reason why the upcoming Starrcade live event won’t air on the WWE Network.

On that note, Meltzer asserted that the WWE higher-ups view airing Starrcade on the Network as an unnecessary additional expense; besides factoring in a few other reasons as well.

In case you didn’t know…

The professional wrestling community is reportedly hyped about the WWE bringing back the iconic WCW PPV Starrcade.

Nevertheless, the WWE will indeed present Starrcade as a live event rather than a PPV, and won’t air the house show on the WWE Network.

The heart of the matter

Expounding on the WWE’s theory behind not airing Starrcade on the WWE Network, Meltzer explained that the WWE bosses consider airing the show on the Network as an unnecessary additional expense, which won’t accrue any long-term benefits for the promotion.

Furthermore, it was noted that WWE opines that airing Starrcade will not serve towards increasing the number of subscribers to the Network. Besides, the WWE has already added several big names; scheduling them to appear at the event, which will most definitely increase ticket & merchandise sales.

Hence, management is of the view that airing Starrcade on the Network would do nothing other than serving as an additional expense for the WWE.

What’s next?

The WWE’s Starrcade live event takes place at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina on November 25th. Here are the exciting new details and updated match card for WWE Starrcade.

Author’s take

The WWE seems to be utilizing Starrcade as a trial run, in order to evaluate its worth and demand from the modern-day fan-base.

From the looks of it, the WWE may indeed choose to bring back the iconic PPV should the upcoming live show be well-received by fans.    

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