Former WWE Superstar on one of Vince McMahon’s most risky decisions

Wwe Hall of Famer Kane thought Vince McMahon was crazy when I launched WWE Network 2014.

Kane was the last guest on Doug Collins podcast to discuss a variety of topics. During discussions about his time in the WWE, Kane told a story about when Vince McMahon launched the WWE Network.

“I think Vince is a real genius, [but] When he launched the WWE Network, we all thought he was crazy. You have a subscription-based network, wonderful, “said Kane. But he moved all the PPVs to the network and we got $ 50 per pop or whatever it was for PPVs. When you go into the subscription base, and you get all the PPVs $ 9.99 a month, so you get them for free, or not for free, but you know, that includes the PPVs. So the PPVs at that time were about 50% of the company’s revenue PPVs. So you eliminate all that revenue stream and move it to another platform. Who would do that?

Vince McMahon revealed that Kane was wrong about the WWE network

While Kane thought it would be better to keep the four big pay-per-views away from the WWE Network, Vince McMahon saw things differently, and when he looks back on it now, Kane can admit he was wrong.

“That was exactly what he did, I thought he was crazy,” Kane admitted. “What I thought he should do is keep the big PPVs like WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam and Survivor Series. You keep them on your PPV platforms and you move everything else. Because they were the big revenue generators anyway. But that’s not how he saw it, and I was wrong. Now you look at the network and the revenue is greater than it has ever been. They have now exceeded the revenue of the network that comes from PPV. He is not afraid to take risks. “

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What were your thoughts when Vince McMahon first introduced the WWE Network? Did you think it was a good or bad idea? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

Thanks to Wrestling Inc. for the transcript of this podcast.

Edited by Genci Papraniku

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