- Oct 25, 2017
Ban bet seems fine. I don’t see what the big deal is, it’s not like I’m saying they’ll pull a million.
I'm ready. Bronx has gotta step up
I need him to accept!
I'm not getting into this madness but let me be the third party who hashes out the fine print.
First week I bet is under 775k viewers via Nielsen. Not youtube views, etc. Just gotta make sure we hash it out
You are like Mick Foley
not this time, pal. This is a FAR better bet than the last year-long ban bet I did. AEW doing under 775k in its first week is a much more challenging fight than CM Punk winning, which would never fucking happen, lol
It's a complicated deal but it's easily the best deal anyone but WWE has ever gotten. There is a downside on the ad revenue which you can call the rights fee plus I never expected paying for production. That's got to be $20 million right there if it's a $400,000 budget. That's if, most arena shoots I've seen are higher budgeted and this may be as well. That's the number Vince is getting from his TV partners. WWE's production runs about $1 million per taping. I'm sure they won't get close to that. Even WWE doesn't get production paid for, not that they need to with the deasl they have.
I was expecting 20-30M in rights fees with it all going to barely cover production as a first year deal and early losses until they can build the rest of their business such as international and such. I don't see.house shows or PPVs being big moneymakers, haven't asked what the B/R deal is but the PPV business would be just a usual split. Video game to me is possible but iffy. The value of this appears at the high end of my expectations, depending on what we don't know, which is actual production budget and actual split on ads, what they can charge ads for. There's also international deals and such, although U.S. is obviously the key deal.
The idea this is a time buy, or they're not getting paid at all isn't the case.
I have to imagine they'll wrap DC Universe in with it too, so they'll also have some pretty good original DC shows.
Uh yes? If you don't want to pretend it's real, you can always go watch WWE and get beaten to death with how fake everything is and how nothing matters.
Now something like that where you get all 3 shows leading up to TV would be a lot palatable...I'd def. jump on that.