Although I can already hear the International Fan saying, ‘Well, we don’t receive any incentives for the times we stay up/wake up to watch WrestleMania." But, hear me out.
WWE is a North American company, without it’s North American fan base, it would be nothing compared to the global powerhouse that it is now. Taking away WrestleMania may be seen as a stab in the back to some North American fans that consider it their show. Offering incentives to the North American fans would help to ease any tensions that may be created between the WWE and this fan base by holding WrestleMania overseas.
Here are some potential incentives:
- A discount on the purchase of either Survivor Series, Summer Slam or Royal Rumble (The other ‘Big’ PPV’s)
- Assorted WWE goodies (probably with an ‘age range’ selection, which decides whether you get your John Cena or CM Punk collectors cup)
- A discount on a ticket to a WWE Live Event (more likely a house show that a Raw or SmackDown broadcast)
One major drawback of offering incentives however, is that it reduces future profit for the company and with WWE being big business, profit will always be a top priority. Which offers the question, would WWE ever tell its North American fans to…