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WrestleMania’s Future

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Recently, FOX Sports began offering WrestleMania 36 via pay-per-view for this weekend, and that could be something coming on the horizon.

The event, along with all other major shows for the promotion, are currently streamed live as part of the WWE Network to subscribers under one monthly payment.

According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, the WWE is looking to do something different in the future.

“I think that it’s very clear that the idea is that next year’s WrestleMania is not gonna be on the WWE Network and it’ll be on pay-per-view,” Meltzer said (thanks to Ringside News for the quotes). “That’s probably the smart thing to do so this is like a tryout. The idea is you wanna be selling at least the pay-per-view and you move your program to another platform.”

A monthly subscription to WWE Network is just $9.95, well under the typical price for a single pay-per-view event.

WrestleMania 37 is being billed as WrestleMania Hollywood and is scheduled for Sunday, March 28, 2021 from the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

Chris Jericho On Vince McMahon Losing Him

Chris Jericho

The first WWE unified champion in promotion history, Chris Jericho had his fair share of exciting runs under Vince McMahon.

Jericho is one of the top wrestlers for All Elite Wrestling right now. Since joining, he won that promotion’s first heavyweight title.

“They’ll probably never mention me again,” Jericho said in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times. “I don’t blame them. Why would they promote me in any way, shape or form. I’m the head of this opposing army. In their opinion, that’s stealing money out of their pockets?”

Why Jericho Left WWE For AEW

Jericho discussed his decision to leave the WWE and eventually join Cody Rhodes and AEW. He also admitted that he may be difficult to work with, but only if you are “used to working with yes men.”

“If you’re looking for somebody that’s going to do his utmost best to get the job done right, to put on the best possible program and best possible story line at the risk of hurting people’s feelings? Then yes, I’m hard to deal with,” he said. “(Still) I earned Vince’s trust. And it takes a long time to get his real trust: moneymaking trust. He’s never told me this, but indirectly, I think he regrets losing me, because I was one of his generals. I’m not always right, but (expletive) if I’m not close 80 percent of the time.”

Also, Jericho noted that WWE programming has not mentioned him since his move and that he will probably “never” go into the WWE Hall of Fame if he keeps working for AEW.

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