Some interesting points though in a sense you point out the reason it works this way in the first line. It would be great to have more spontaneity in wrestling in the form of big matches, high spots and title changes on free TV but, given the PPV-centric way many wrestling companies operate where would the impetus for the fans to pay for the inevitable 'big' shows come from? PPVs generate revenue and without shaking up the entire structure of the way we view wrestling I can't see a way of not having 'big' moments occur on PPV. Not saying its a good thing, just that I find it hard to believe any company would move away from a proven profit-making structure in the name of providing a more spontaneous and exciting product for the fans.
I don't think they will either. The business side of things are more important. Without a good business you can't have good art.
However, I think it might work with newer promotions. For example, I wouldn't do PPV's. They could really hurt indy promotions if they don't work out. Although iPPV makes it easier.
I'm sure other promotions in the future won't bother with them either, as online advertising becomes a bigger market.
And even though WWE has halted their network for now, it might be ressurected years and years from now, you never no, that could end theoretically end PPV's for that promotion. Nothing lasts forever.
But for now? Yeah, any promotion doing PPV's should still do them and they will.
The same could be said of TV tapings vs. house shows.
I don't really see that.
Originally Posted by nevereveragainu
some have the artistic part down well enough its just a matter of cutting in to the 5% Vince doesn't have thats the trick
5% of the fan base?