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A Look at WWE Pay-Per-View Changes

Posted by Joe Kirshenbaum On February - 20 - 2010

Due to a drop in pay per view buyrates, WWE has been making drastic changes to the pay per views.  The results remain to be seen, which will be covered in this article, but first we have to look at how it evolved to this.

The first WWF pay per view, the Wrestling Classic, took place on Nov. 7, 1985.  It was a precursor to the King of the Ring, a one night 16 man tournament, which made it a gimmick pay per view. 

The big five were later formed, as with WrestleMania's move to pay per view in 1986, the debut of Survivor Series in 1987, SummerSlam in 1988, Royal Rumble in 1989, and King of the Ring in 1993, the WWE had five pay per views, all but two, WrestleMania and Summerslam, were gimmick pay per views (much like now, on...

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