WWE News: Company Reintroduces Old Pay-Per-View to Current Schedule

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IMarch 11, 2012

Photo: wwedvdnews.com
Photo: wwedvdnews.com

According to the pay-per-view schedule of WWE.com, they have added “No Way Out” to their list of current events for 2012, which hasn't been an active pay-per-view since 2009.

The pay-per-view has been placed in Money in the Bank's slot before SummerSlam, so unlike past No Way Out Events that have taken place normally in February, this event will take place in July.  Money in the Bank has been pushed back to June.

No Way Out replaces Capitol Punishment, which overall did not have great pay-per-view buy rates and in the opinions of most wrestling fans, was a filler event between Money in the Bank and SummerSlam.

Past No Way Out events had some fantastic wrestling. One event in particular in 2004, saw one of the greatest WWE superstars of all time Eddie Guerrero defeat Brock Lesnar for the WWE Undisputed Championship.

This could be an overture that the WWE is trimming the fat by bringing back some of the classic pay-per-views from the last 15 years that have brought in high buy rates for the company.

Most wrestling fans have voiced their opinions on some of the pay-per-views like Capitol Punishment that the WWE holds throughout the year, and those opinions are not of the highest praise. It seems that the WWE is finally listening to the fans by weeding out the less than stellar events and bringing in the better ones.

If the WWE wants to improve its pay-per-view buy rates, changing their schedule by adding better events is the way to go.