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WWE NEWS: Cable company gives refund following Night of Champions, WWE issues statement

Sep 19, 2013 - 11:57:08 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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Some PPV customers were able to receive a refund from Cox Cable for WWE's Night of Champions PPV on Sunday, according to a USA Today report.

USA noted that refunds were granted due to Daniel Bryan's WWE Title victory being overturned the next night on Raw, over-riding the outcome of the Night of Champions main event.

WWE issued a statement on the refunds: "While certain fans may not have liked the continuing storyline following Night of Champions, we’re certain that the three-hour pay-per-view event delivered all the entertainment and excitement expected from WWE."

From a mainstream perspective, it's worth noting that the USA writer indicated he "never heard of Daniel Bryan or Randy Orton" before covering the story, but now that he's aware of this story, he's interested in the re-match.

Caldwell's Analysis: Night of Champions fell below the "entertainment and excitement" standard identified in WWE's statement, especially after a solid series of PPVs post-WrestleMania, which was probably a contributor to PPV customers feeling like they didn't get their money's worth. In fact, this was the first WWE PPV this year that even received one Thumbs Down from the PWTorch Staff in our Roundtable Reviews. The PPV received three Thumbs Down, two Thumbs in the Middle, and one Thumbs Up.


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