WWE Opinion: Who Cares What WWE Names Their Pay Per View Events?

Justin WatrySenior WriterMarch 12, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Vince McMahon attends a press conference to announce that WWE Wrestlemania 29 will be held at MetLife Stadium in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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WWE is a business.

Their goal is to make money at the end of the year. In doing so, they have many options for themselves.

They have Pay Per View shows, live television advertiser dollars, merchandise, live events and much more.

If you like a shirt design WWE releases, you buy it.

If there is a live event coming to town, you go to the show and have a good time.

If you like Raw or Smackdown, you tune in!

If there is a compelling PPV event coming up, you spend the $50 to view it.

However, there seems to be a recent uproar over the name of certain events on the WWE schedule. First, Money in the Bank is happening in the summer. Then it's not.

Then TLC is going to happen in the winter, only now it's not. Next was the return of "No Way Out!" Oh my, stop the presses...

Maybe it is just me, but does the name really matter?

It is the same thing with the posters released for the PPV events each month. They have next to no bearing on the quality of the show, so why worry about it?

Money in the Bank 2011 was one of the greatest shows I ever saw live. The poster was Big Show and Hornswoggle reading a book.

Survivor Series 2001 was "Winner Take All" between WWE, WCW, and ECW. Their poster and video promotion was about two divas stranded on an island.

CM Punk was on a WWE poster ahile back, yet didn't even have a match.

Those things mean nothing, just as the names of the shows mean even less.

WWE could name the July PPV "Teddy Bear" with a poster of Teddy Long and Aksana arguing.

Who cares? Does that mean the entire three hour show is ruined, based on a picture and title? What if the show is filled with great matches and tons of suspense?

Worry about a poster and a name!


It is the same thing with the never ending cries for Halloween Havoc and War Games to come back to the WWE fold. Okay, so let's say they do just that this year.

I guess that means the shows will automatically be the greatest things ever and produce huge buys and excellent action inside the ring. Remember, the name is everything!

Once again, no.

We all remember how The Great America Bash shows were in WWE, right?

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