WWE issued the following statement to Wrestleview.com following up on earlier reports about Dish Network not planning to provide the Elimination Chamber PPV on Sunday.
“WWE is pleased that the majority of our cable and satellite Pay-Per-View distributors are giving our fans an option to purchase traditional Pay-Per-Views as we prepare to launch WWE Network on Monday, February 24. Unfortunately, DISH will not be doing so. We hope DISH will reconsider for this Sunday’s Elimination Chamber Pay-Per-View event and especially for WrestleMania 30.”
Michael Mouser sent in a chat transcript with a Dish Network representative to PWInsider.com about the decision to drop Pay Per View events starting with the Elimination Chamber PPV. The transcript reads:
“WWE is not willing to adjust their PPV costs to satellite and cable companies, which is unfair to their customers. We need to re-focus our efforts to support partners that better serve DISH customers. Other satellite and cable companies, including DIRECTV, have also expressed they may no longer provide WWE PPV events in the future. DISH will not offer the WWE Elimination Chamber PPV event that airs on 2/23.”