WWE has yet again changed re-branded another pay-per view. Their June event has been called Fatal Four Way. This year, according to the WWE website, the June 19 event to be held in Washington, DC will be called “Capitol Punishment.” I remember World Championship Wrestling giving their pay-per view events and Clash of the Championship events themed names in conjunction with the city they were holding that show in.
There has been a lot of discussion among the wrestling industry about how both WWE and TNA need to cut down the number of pay-per view events each year due to increased prices and low buy rates. I have heard some people within the industry blame low buy rates for WWE because their pay-per view events have increased in price, the poor economy, the attitude era is over and they are now a PG product.
Could we see WWE re-brand some or all of what they call the “Big 4”, such as SummerSlam and even the Survivor Series which at one point was supposed to be re-branded, but Vince McMahon later decided to keep the name another year. If this is successful, will TNA do the same, as it seems they tend to copy their competition. What WWE and TNA should do is think about going back in time, cut back with four major events a year with maybe an occasional event in between.
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