Could WWE Network Japan Show Mean The UK Could Host Another Supercard?
We all knew the WWE Network would have a big change on WWE TV - not only has it changed WWE's business model when it comes to PPV, it has also had an effect on the types of show the sports entertainment juggernaut has been putting on.
Take for example the recent King of the Ring and Elimination Chamber specials. And more Network exclusive shows means changes to how storylines are plotted out.
But with the on demand functionality meaning fans can pick and choose when they want to watch a show, could the 'live' aspect be now less crucial than it was during the PPV times?
Next month's special event in Japan on July 4th could mean good news for UK fans hoping that a big show may be held over here again, too. That possibility has always seemed unlikely because of the time delay and the effect that could have on PPV buys in the US, should spoilers get out.
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) June 4, 2015
Hopefully, that kind of US privilege no longer applies due to July's unprecedented show in Tokyo which will air at 6.30am on a Saturday morning in the US.
With a new precedent set, could the UK be next for a WWE Network special event?