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WWE WTF: DISH vs. WWE Network, the Miz, DDP Yoga and More

Alfred KonuwaFeatured ColumnistOctober 29, 2016

WTF is DISH Network doing without Elimination Chamber? How long will the Miz’s dream marriage last? And just how much is DDP Yoga really worth?

WCW legend Diamond Dallas Page made an appearance on ABC’s popular Shark Tank. The wrestler-turned-yogi-for-profit was turned down by all four investors despite claiming his business made $800,000 in profit. If it ain’t broke, don’t stretch it.

DISH Network continued its cold war on WWE with reports that the major cable provider refused to offer Elimination Chamber this past weekend. DISH Network issued the following statement, via Zap2it.com, on its controversial decision:

WWE has chosen to launch a 24/7 online network, without its TV partners, that includes all of its pay-per-view events. As WWE enters the increasingly fragmented media world by themselves, DISH will continue to consider the value of WWE pay-per-view on an event by event basis

DISH continues to provide a variety of WWE programming, including 'WWE Raw' on USA, 'WWE Smackdown' on Syfy, 'WWE Main Event' on Ion and 'WWE Total Divas" on E!. At this time, WWE pay-per-view events are not available on DISH.

WWE responded: 

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.'

If WrestleMania comes and goes with continued inactivity from DISH, this cold war goes frozen.

All this and a rogue DISH employee on a WWE WTF special report!


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