WWE News: Boxing CEO Talks WWE Network, HBK Possible For Post-EC Raw
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.10.2014
Does Top Rank's founder think a digital boxing network could work?
- Top Rank founder and CEO Bob Arum recently spoke with The Sweet Science and was asked about whether the WWE Network model could work for boxing. Arum said, "Maybe because of the nature of the wrestling, it can be implemented. But boxing, the fights are legitimate, and all that, so it's difficult. But I think Vince may be on to something… It's interesting to see how that develops. I wouldn't sell Vince short on anything. But then again, I'm not convinced that it works. If you charge ten bucks for a boxing channel, you're still going to have some middlemen," Arum noted. "For example, how are you going to collect the money? Credit cards? A percentage goes to the credit card company."
- Shawn Michaels is scheduled for an appearance at the World of Wheels show in Milwauke on February 22nd, two days before the big post-Elimination Chamber Raw. With WWE trying to stack that show, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Michaels may stick around to appear on Raw.