On Sunday, WWE held their Night of Champions pay-per-view. In the main event, Daniel Bryan won the WWE Championship from Randy Orton under slightly dubious circumstances thanks to a fast count from the referee. The next night on Raw, the championship was declared vacant. This screwy series of events is generally known as a Dusty finish, and is a very common occurrence in pro wrestling. It is scripted after all.
Well, some fans weren't exactly pleased with this. According to a report from PWInsider, a WWE fan called Cox Cable and demanded a refund because of the overturned result. Shockingly, they appeased him. The worst part is that this wasn't the only fan to make the request!
An Elite member wrote me to tell me that he called Cox Cable and asked for a refund due to the finish of the Night Of Champions PPV being overturned. He said that Cox eventually gave it to him and the representative told him that other people had asked for a refund for the same reason.
Is this real life? Fans feel they deserve their money back after the ending of a scripted show is changed after the fact? Dudes - it's not that serious. You paid for a three-hour PPV, and unless they were technical difficulties, that should be the end of discussion.
I'd like to know what the next step is. If a result on a UFC card is overturned because of a positive drug test, is that worth a refund? If you order a movie on PPV and a sequel is announced, is that worth a refund because the ending is invalidated by a second movie in the series? If you're a Browns fan that ordered Sunday Ticket, do you demand a refund because the team traded their best player and is going in the tank for the next 14 games?
Cox really opened themselves up for numerous frivolous claims in the future, and the interest of great customer service overpowered logic in this situation. Of course, it's entirely possible the person in charge of customer service at Cox could be this guy.
UPDATE: WWE has provided a statement to AA about the matter, so we'll share it with you.
“While certain fans may not have liked the continuing storyline following Night of Champions, we’re certain that the 3-hour pay-per-view event delivered all the entertainment and excitement expected from WWE.”
THIS NEW STORY LINE SMELLS BAD. WWE DOES PROMO ON BULLYING WHATS THAT LINE, DO WHAT I SAY NOT WHAT I DO
doesn't sound good for business, I've stopped watching all WWE shows I'm sick of this story line, Need to go back to the Attitude Era
TRIPLE H SHOULD BE GIVEN A HANDICAP MATCH WITH, TEAM DANIEL,BROOK AND PUNK TO MAKE TRIPLE H BRAIN OK
With the Rubbish taking place in the WWE with HHH. I will.never order another pay per view. The last one for me was wrestle mania. The products have become shoddy, with management and script writers focusing on storylines being tied to pay per views, which does not give the fans the result they want. The closure of WCW and ECW means there is not much choice apart from TNA which is on a similar path to WWE. Wrestling is in a bad situation and needs a new creative approach to give the fans what they want and to grow the brands.
If I was dumb enough to pay for a wwe event, I'd demand my money back too, haha. Any adult in the crowd without a child is either a pedophile or a complete retard. wwe is for children, period.
YEAH, those total power trips got to go......I suspect that the Witch behind HHH, is controlling him to make herself feel or appeal to be very special person to the point that every women is envy of her. I've always liked HHH, he was a pretty cool dude.
TRIPLE H HAS GONE CRAZY.
DANIEL BRYAN SHOULD BEAT TRIPLE H IN A RING.
NO HELP OF SCOOGE, SHIELD
SHAME TO TRIPLE H.
i have always used to pay to watch both Raw and SmackDown but since 2008 i no longer pay a cent for any WWE show since they all suck its true that its a SCRIPTED show but Hell if its scripted then make a good fucking show , the matches are 100% Predictable now
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Listen wwe is a show and they must b doing something right if ppl r talking about it. If I go to a theater and watch a movie and am disappointed and didn't like it I should not demand a refund. Thats life! U win some, u lose some. WWE did not force u to call cable and watch ppv. U chose to your self. Take respondsibility for your actions. I wait to see results. It always comes out on video after if I want to watch. Siple as that!!
Why are you knocking down on fans asking for their refunds? The fans have every right to ask for their refunds! The question was: Is it really worth of getting the refunds, that they have go travel to get it, I would say "Yes Indeed" just to teach them stupid WWE's lessons. Money is not the issue here, the real issue is to get their heads out of their ASS HOLES to have them see what was for real or not. Hey let's face it, fans' money is hard earned living and they spend their hard earned living for the entertainment, but WWE disappoints them all the time lately. I would turn my face away from them for good. There's a lot of other entertainments out there, don't get disappointed anymore fans.
Every each week, the WWE is getting worse and worse. Script or no script, it's really getting worse, and it's not very entertaining at all but very disappointing and mind boggling. If I were a Wrestler, I would never choose to work for WWE because it's family run and they do everything they like whether the fan like it or not; like bullying. I'm watching TNA now more often, and losing a lot of interest in the WWE. WWE now is bad for all children and are very bad MENTOR. The WWE is getting weirder and weirder, with the childishness. I would very much like to see a new WWE like Wrestling Federation open up so that this new company would crash the WWE for good!!
@sushiakbar TRIPLE H,JUDGEMENT DAY IS COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@gmworker I CONCUR WITH YOU!!!THIS IS THE NEW FACE OF BULLYING:TRIPLE H AND STEPHANIE!!!MAY THEY BE CURSED TO THE FIERY AND FOUL DEPTHS OF HADES!!RISE UP,WWE UNIVERSE!!!RISE UP!!!!!
@gmworker IT IS TIME TO FIGHT BACK!!!TELL THE FANS TO RISE AGAINST BIG BIZ TYRANNY!!!LONG LIVE THE SUPERSTARS OF THE WWE!!!!!
You got it. WWE Monday night Raw has gotten so boring with their childish games which these were never the Fans wishes at all. You're not alone with the bad feelings about the WWE. I hope that no one buys PPV and WWE tickets, just stay home and watch them so that you can flick away the channel from them as you wish, ha ha ha.
@EddieChapman DO NOT GIVE UP JUST YET,EDDIE!I HAVE A FEELING THE SUPERSTARS CAN AND WILL FIGHT BACK AS WELL AS THE FANS OF THE WWE!!!!
Yeah, totally the power trips. Fans paid them all the time and the Fans made them that way.
@sushiakbar YES!YES!!YES!!!YES!!!YES!!!YES!!!!!RISE UP,WWEUNIVERSE!!!RISE UP!!!
@MADEWARI YSE!!!SHOW TRIPLE H AND STEPHANIE WE WWE FANS WILL NOT TOLERATE THEIR CRUEL AND UNJUST PRACTICES!!!RISE UP,WWE UNIVERSE!!!RISE UP!!!!
@sushiakbar TRIPLE H HAS SOLD HIS FOUL AND EVIL SOUL TO THE DEVIL!!!MAY DARKNESS,MISERY,AND WOE BEFALL UPON TRIPLE H'S POINTY-TAILED,SHARP-HORNED,FOUL SWILL-SMELLING HEAD!!!!RISE UP,WWE UNIVERSE!!!RISE UP!!!
@sushiakbar THAT IS THE WAY!!!!RISE UP,WWE UNIVERSE!!!RISE UP!!!
@sushiakbar ATTABOY!!!GIVE THAT SELLOUT DRIP TRIPLE H WHAT FOR!!!
Yeah, it seems as though the scripts or none scripts of the events are for the family of the WWE's enjoyments only not for the Fans and the Viewers at all. Fans pay for the disappointments all the time, but the family really enjoys while taking the Fans hard earned living. WWE has their Wrestlers to represent against the Bully, (Really???, Really?? Really?, Really!), they're the very ones are the contradictors!! Mean what you-WWE say; you lopsided brains, power hunger, dickheads!!
Yeap, I agree with you a 100%. I would not spend a dime for WWE's shitty and stupid acts.
@sushiakbar MAY YOUR SOUL BE CURSED TO THE FOUL AND FIERY BOWELS OF HADES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THIS MEANS YOU TRIPLE H!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@sushiakbar BRING BACK THE REF!!!RELEASE BIG SHOW OF THEIR HORRIFYING GRIP OF TYRANNY!!!!!
You're absolutely right and HH is not alone, he Witch behind him that controls him a lot.
@OmarTheonwer KEEP AT IT,WWE UNIVERSE!!!NO JUSTICE NOPEACE!!!UNTIL THESE TYRANTS STAND DOWN!!!
@bushound MAKE THEM PAY!!!MAKE THEM PAY!!!
I agree a 100% with you, because it's only fair thing to do, and also the WWE will start thinking twice about being so stupid like they've been.
that's not the point. WWE had recently deceived the fans by showing things that are not supposed to be in the show, got it?
@lookhere wreestiers should walk out againnn like when hhh was gm if any body agrees give me a yes yes yes yes