When you compare that to the guaranteed $9.99 per month per subscriber, you can see why McMahon would choose to instead push for the service to launch as a streaming entity.
In regard to PPV providers potentially dropping WWE events in response to the Network launch, McMahon said, "I think it’d be foolish for them not to want to carry the pay-per-view anymore. It’s found money for them."
McMahon's comments were made prior to DirecTV issuing a statement teasing that they may quickly reconsider their WWE PPV deal.
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