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(Awful Announcing)   Fans demand and get refunds from Cox Cable for overturned WWE pay-per-view result. It's still real to them, dammit   (awfulannouncing.com ) divider line
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2013-09-19 03:31:48 PM  
You start refunding Dusty finishes...that's just a slippery slope all the way to the pay winda, daddy!
 
2013-09-19 04:09:27 PM  
WWE lost me one month ago

fark them

WWE does not deserve to exist
 
2013-09-19 04:13:32 PM  
... I don't understand. There were no technical issues. The 'show' aired normally without interruptions. The only issue is that some viewers didn't like the outcome.

Are you saying I can call NHL's GameCenter every time my team loses and demand a refund?
 
2013-09-19 04:14:04 PM  

aevorea: ... I don't understand. There were no technical issues. The 'show' aired normally without interruptions. The only issue is that some viewers didn't like the outcome.

Are you saying I can call NHL's GameCenter every time my team loses and demand a refund?


Are you a wrestling fan?
 
2013-09-19 04:14:07 PM  
Hey, there's sports books that take WWE bets.
 
2013-09-19 04:15:32 PM  

aevorea: ... I don't understand. There were no technical issues. The 'show' aired normally without interruptions. The only issue is that some viewers didn't like the outcome.

Are you saying I can call NHL's GameCenter every time my team loses and demand a refund?


So then I marched out of the theatre and I told the guy in the booth I didn't want the Titanic to sink, and he gets all indignant on me.
 
2013-09-19 04:17:36 PM  
What's funny is they asked for refunds because of the overturned Main Event and not that THE ENTIRE PPV SUCKED BALLS
 
2013-09-19 04:17:50 PM  
Entertainment tab is over yonder, subby.

/oblig
 
2013-09-19 04:18:29 PM  

cman: aevorea: ... I don't understand. There were no technical issues. The 'show' aired normally without interruptions. The only issue is that some viewers didn't like the outcome.

Are you saying I can call NHL's GameCenter every time my team loses and demand a refund?

Are you a wrestling fan?


To elaborate...

Night Of Champions was a very poorly made PPV. The only point of the show that actually was any good was Bryan winning the championship title. These people are pissed because they had shiat shoved down their throat, and the one thing that they liked about it the most no longer mattered.
 
2013-09-19 04:22:26 PM  

cman: and the one thing that they liked about it the most no longer mattered.


...well, it mattered when it happened. If you had called up in '98 when Kane won the title at King of the Ring and then lost it the next night, they'd laugh at you.
 
2013-09-19 04:23:00 PM  
What makes more sense for Cox...refunding the guy ~$60 or whatever he paid for the pay-per-view, and keep getting the $90-150 a month he's probably paying them for services? Or hold fast and risk him switching to DirectTV or just deciding that he really doesn't need cable TV and can just go watch pay-per-views at some bar?
 
2013-09-19 04:24:25 PM  
Also, why is one of the Geico cavemen vying for the WWE Championship?
 
2013-09-19 04:31:31 PM  

jayhawk88: What makes more sense for Cox...refunding the guy ~$60 or whatever he paid for the pay-per-view, and keep getting the $90-150 a month he's probably paying them for services? Or hold fast and risk him switching to DirectTV or just deciding that he really doesn't need cable TV and can just go watch pay-per-views at some bar?


Ha, normally I'd say if I had a customer that threatened to pull service based on the events of a wrestling event I had no control over, I'd say I didn't want him as a customer. But they're a huge company and I know they regularly lower prices if you just call and ask so you're right, he's just a number.
 
2013-09-19 04:33:46 PM  

cman: Night Of Champions was a very poorly made PPV. The only point of the show that actually was any good was Bryan winning the championship title. These people are pissed because they had shiat shoved down their throat, and the one thing that they liked about it the most no longer mattered.


Well, you don't get a boxing PPV refunded when the main event ends up being a 90-second demolition. Bite Night wasn't refunded. You get the show you get.
 
2013-09-19 04:37:00 PM  
devastated:

cdn.theatlanticwire.com
 
2013-09-19 04:41:29 PM  

Gosling: cman: Night Of Champions was a very poorly made PPV. The only point of the show that actually was any good was Bryan winning the championship title. These people are pissed because they had shiat shoved down their throat, and the one thing that they liked about it the most no longer mattered.

Well, you don't get a boxing PPV refunded when the main event ends up being a 90-second demolition. Bite Night wasn't refunded. You get the show you get.


it's more akin to watching a boxing PPV, Boxer A wins the WBA title, then the next night the commisioner of the WBA comes out and strips Boxer A of the title for allegedly "fixing" the fight with no investigation other than "Yes, he cheated."

It wasn't that they didn't like the outcome, it was they essentially made the entire show moot.

if it was me, I wouldn't be asking for my money back, but I'd probably refrain from spending any more money on future PPVs
 
2013-09-19 04:42:38 PM  

cman: aevorea: ... I don't understand. There were no technical issues. The 'show' aired normally without interruptions. The only issue is that some viewers didn't like the outcome.

Are you saying I can call NHL's GameCenter every time my team loses and demand a refund?

Are you a wrestling fan?


Who is worse, the idiot fan demanding the refund or the cable company who gave it to them?
 
2013-09-19 04:43:28 PM  

ManateeGag: Gosling: cman: Night Of Champions was a very poorly made PPV. The only point of the show that actually was any good was Bryan winning the championship title. These people are pissed because they had shiat shoved down their throat, and the one thing that they liked about it the most no longer mattered.

Well, you don't get a boxing PPV refunded when the main event ends up being a 90-second demolition. Bite Night wasn't refunded. You get the show you get.

it's more akin to watching a boxing PPV, Boxer A wins the WBA title, then the next night the commisioner of the WBA comes out and strips Boxer A of the title for allegedly "fixing" the fight with no investigation other than "Yes, he cheated."

It wasn't that they didn't like the outcome, it was they essentially made the entire show moot.

if it was me, I wouldn't be asking for my money back, but I'd probably refrain from spending any more money on future PPVs


Danke for the accurate elaboration.

I couldn't have said it any better myself.
 
2013-09-19 04:44:28 PM  
If the WWE keeps pulling Dusty finishes and starts keeps boring their fan base, a lot more than Cox will be losing money on PPV's.

/stopped giving them money 14 years ago
//realized Paul Heyman's 2001 shoot was before its time ten years ago
///stopped watching then
 
2013-09-19 04:47:13 PM  

ManateeGag: Gosling: cman: Night Of Champions was a very poorly made PPV. The only point of the show that actually was any good was Bryan winning the championship title. These people are pissed because they had shiat shoved down their throat, and the one thing that they liked about it the most no longer mattered.

Well, you don't get a boxing PPV refunded when the main event ends up being a 90-second demolition. Bite Night wasn't refunded. You get the show you get.

it's more akin to watching a boxing PPV, Boxer A wins the WBA title, then the next night the commisioner of the WBA comes out and strips Boxer A of the title for allegedly "fixing" the fight with no investigation other than "Yes, he cheated."

It wasn't that they didn't like the outcome, it was they essentially made the entire show moot.

if it was me, I wouldn't be asking for my money back, but I'd probably refrain from spending any more money on future PPVs


I understand what you're getting at, but this is professional wrestling. You know as well as I do that the reason they did it was to outrage the fans and set up another conflict. It's so cliche to say this but it's just a long form fictional work. You're allowed to get upset about it, but it's silly to want a refund because they got you mad. If you watched the buildup to the match with Orton and his crew screwing Bryan over and over and over why would you be surprised or dismayed? You know exactly what the WWE is doing.
 
2013-09-19 04:48:42 PM  

aevorea: ... I don't understand. There were no technical issues. The 'show' aired normally without interruptions. The only issue is that some viewers didn't like the outcome.

Are you saying I can call NHL's GameCenter every time my team loses and demand a refund?


So the Sharks fail to win in the playoffs AGAIN. This was THEIR YEAR. I demand a refund.
 
2013-09-19 04:49:30 PM  

Treygreen13: ManateeGag: Gosling: cman: Night Of Champions was a very poorly made PPV. The only point of the show that actually was any good was Bryan winning the championship title. These people are pissed because they had shiat shoved down their throat, and the one thing that they liked about it the most no longer mattered.

Well, you don't get a boxing PPV refunded when the main event ends up being a 90-second demolition. Bite Night wasn't refunded. You get the show you get.

it's more akin to watching a boxing PPV, Boxer A wins the WBA title, then the next night the commisioner of the WBA comes out and strips Boxer A of the title for allegedly "fixing" the fight with no investigation other than "Yes, he cheated."

It wasn't that they didn't like the outcome, it was they essentially made the entire show moot.

if it was me, I wouldn't be asking for my money back, but I'd probably refrain from spending any more money on future PPVs

I understand what you're getting at, but this is professional wrestling. You know as well as I do that the reason they did it was to outrage the fans and set up another conflict. It's so cliche to say this but it's just a long form fictional work. You're allowed to get upset about it, but it's silly to want a refund because they got you mad. If you watched the buildup to the match with Orton and his crew screwing Bryan over and over and over why would you be surprised or dismayed? You know exactly what the WWE is doing.


WWE is a multimillion dollar corporation

They don't want to lose money

The more people who ask for refunds, the more likely they are to say "Hey, something aint working" and go a different direction
 
2013-09-19 04:51:11 PM  

cman: cman: aevorea: ... I don't understand. There were no technical issues. The 'show' aired normally without interruptions. The only issue is that some viewers didn't like the outcome.

Are you saying I can call NHL's GameCenter every time my team loses and demand a refund?

Are you a wrestling fan?

To elaborate...

Night Of Champions was a very poorly made PPV. The only point of the show that actually was any good was Bryan winning the championship title. These people are pissed because they had shiat shoved down their throat, and the one thing that they liked about it the most no longer mattered.


Wait. You said WWE lost you a month ago. Didn't this just happen?
 
2013-09-19 04:55:18 PM  

Treygreen13: I understand what you're getting at, but this is professional wrestling. You know as well as I do that the reason they did it was to outrage the fans and set up another conflict. It's so cliche to say this but it's just a long form fictional work. You're allowed to get upset about it, but it's silly to want a refund because they got you mad. If you watched the buildup to the match with Orton and his crew screwing Bryan over and over and over why would you be surprised or dismayed? You know exactly what the WWE is doing.


oh, it was predictable as all fark.  everyone knew it was coming except the marks.  but the marks are the ones demanding their money back.
 
2013-09-19 04:57:53 PM  

cman: The more people who ask for refunds, the more likely they are to say "Hey, something aint working" and go a different direction


Why do you care? I thought you were done with WWE?

ManateeGag: oh, it was predictable as all fark.  everyone knew it was coming except the marks.  but the marks are the ones demanding their money back.


Imagine if those same people were fans back when The Corporation was running shiat and Vince McMahon was willing to go into the middle of the ring and tell the crowd to go fark themselves.
 
2013-09-19 04:58:52 PM  

mediablitz: cman: cman: aevorea: ... I don't understand. There were no technical issues. The 'show' aired normally without interruptions. The only issue is that some viewers didn't like the outcome.

Are you saying I can call NHL's GameCenter every time my team loses and demand a refund?

Are you a wrestling fan?

To elaborate...

Night Of Champions was a very poorly made PPV. The only point of the show that actually was any good was Bryan winning the championship title. These people are pissed because they had shiat shoved down their throat, and the one thing that they liked about it the most no longer mattered.

Wait. You said WWE lost you a month ago. Didn't this just happen?


I am still a wrestling fan who checks wrestling news sites
 
2013-09-19 05:02:10 PM  
I guess from the standpoint of "the customer is always right"... if you didn't like what you got, you can request a refund.

But, I have to agree with others.... there was nothing "wrong" here... the people just didn't like the program.  And as stated, EVERYONE (with a brain) knows Pro Wrestling is just "Male soap operas".... so, it isn't even like the "My hockey team didn't win" refund request comparison above.  It is more like requesting your money back on a movie PPV because after you watched it you decided the movie sucked.   I'm sure you might be able to pull that off once or twice with your PPV provider... if you are a repeat offender though they'll just cut off your PPV purchasing rights.

But, I've never been a fan of "Pro Wrestling", so, I'm sure I just "don't get it" anyway.
 
2013-09-19 05:05:04 PM  

dletter: I guess from the standpoint of "the customer is always right"... if you didn't like what you got, you can request a refund.

But, I have to agree with others.... there was nothing "wrong" here... the people just didn't like the program.  And as stated, EVERYONE (with a brain) knows Pro Wrestling is just "Male soap operas".... so, it isn't even like the "My hockey team didn't win" refund request comparison above.  It is more like requesting your money back on a movie PPV because after you watched it you decided the movie sucked.   I'm sure you might be able to pull that off once or twice with your PPV provider... if you are a repeat offender though they'll just cut off your PPV purchasing rights.

But, I've never been a fan of "Pro Wrestling", so, I'm sure I just "don't get it" anyway.


"For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't believe, no explanation will do." - Jeff Jarrett
 
2013-09-19 05:06:07 PM  

dletter: But, I've never been a fan of "Pro Wrestling", so, I'm sure I just "don't get it" anyway.


My friends watched it a lot when I was growing up, so I got into it. But I went into it knowing it was fake and just enjoyed the over the top entertainment and went to a few events (including Wrestlemania) just for the hell of it. With the right perspective it's entertaining - I even do a drinking game with friends who don't care at all about wrestling for the Royal Rumble and it's one of the best events of the year.
 
2013-09-19 05:06:43 PM  

cman: "For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't believe, no explanation will do." - Jeff Jarrett


So, Pro Wrestling is like a religion?

/explains a lot
 
2013-09-19 05:07:58 PM  

dletter: cman: "For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't believe, no explanation will do." - Jeff Jarrett

So, Pro Wrestling is like a religion?

/explains a lot


Indeed it is

I am not kidding when I say that
 
2013-09-19 05:11:12 PM  

cman: dletter: cman: "For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't believe, no explanation will do." - Jeff Jarrett

So, Pro Wrestling is like a religion?

/explains a lot

Indeed it is

I am not kidding when I say that


I think we could talk for 2000 posts just about kayfabe.
 
2013-09-19 05:14:29 PM  

Treygreen13: cman: dletter: cman: "For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't believe, no explanation will do." - Jeff Jarrett

So, Pro Wrestling is like a religion?

/explains a lot

Indeed it is

I am not kidding when I say that

I think we could talk for 2000 posts just about kayfabe.


This x100
 
2013-09-19 05:16:57 PM  
Well, that would explain this analysis I did on some "common" Fark threads that get a lot of posts....

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gpEGkIHZ-V1hWQ6jHX0DZ74WKdmJHb59 yQ Q4Yk_V0VQ/edit?usp=sharing
 
2013-09-19 05:17:08 PM  

cman: mediablitz: cman: cman: aevorea: ... I don't understand. There were no technical issues. The 'show' aired normally without interruptions. The only issue is that some viewers didn't like the outcome.

Are you saying I can call NHL's GameCenter every time my team loses and demand a refund?

Are you a wrestling fan?

To elaborate...

Night Of Champions was a very poorly made PPV. The only point of the show that actually was any good was Bryan winning the championship title. These people are pissed because they had shiat shoved down their throat, and the one thing that they liked about it the most no longer mattered.

Wait. You said WWE lost you a month ago. Didn't this just happen?

I am still a wrestling fan who checks wrestling news sites


I've been swerved! I demand a refund on my comments.
 
2013-09-19 05:19:40 PM  

cman: dletter: cman: "For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't believe, no explanation will do." - Jeff Jarrett

So, Pro Wrestling is like a religion?

/explains a lot

Indeed it is

I am not kidding when I say that


So, maybe a more apt comparison is someone asking for their money back they put in the church donation plate because the next day the church said "Just kidding.. no God!".
 
2013-09-19 05:19:46 PM  

tricycleracer: Hey, there's sports books that take WWE bets.


And I'll bet that there are rasslin' fans that lose money on replays.
 
2013-09-19 05:22:41 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: tricycleracer: Hey, there's sports books that take WWE bets.

And I'll bet that there are rasslin' fans that lose money on replays.


It would be pretty easy to do so. Think of all the matches, for example, the Road Dogg had. Go find a random Smackdown match from when he was wrestling and you'd never remember how it went.
 
2013-09-19 05:23:58 PM  
So, does FoxSports owe me money after Richmond?
 
2013-09-19 05:24:36 PM  
Meh it was probably cheaper to refund that potentially have to break out the lawyers to defend a lawsuit.
 
2013-09-19 05:26:07 PM  
Wrestling has some pretty dubious outcomes, if you ask me.   I remember one time I was watching and a wrestler was distracted by a manager from outside the ring, while his opponent sucker punched him.
 
2013-09-19 05:27:13 PM  

grimlock1972: Meh it was probably cheaper to refund that potentially have to break out the lawyers to defend a lawsuit.


I.. uh... what? I guess you gotta send the legal team into court and all, but we'd be able to hear the judge laughing from space.
 
2013-09-19 05:27:20 PM  
So, based on this... can someone get a refund on their NBA League Pass for every season Tim Donaghy was a referee in?
 
2013-09-19 05:29:38 PM  

dletter: So, based on this... can someone get a refund on their NBA League Pass for every season Tim Donaghy was a referee in?


Wrestling is primarily entertainment, not sport

You pay ~$60 for a PPV, you expect to be entertained.

WWE farked the fans on this.
 
2013-09-19 05:40:14 PM  
You know, given the fact that this is actually building a story, I am ok with being disappointed. I am actually happy with the overall direction.
 
2013-09-19 05:43:19 PM  

cman: WWE lost me one month ago

fark them

WWE does not deserve to exist


What do you not like about the current story?
 
2013-09-19 05:50:44 PM  

aevorea: ... I don't understand. There were no technical issues. The 'show' aired normally without interruptions. The only issue is that some viewers didn't like the outcome.

Are you saying I can call NHL's GameCenter every time my team loses and demand a refund?


Please...if fans thought they could get refunds the Leafs would be bankrupt.
 
2013-09-19 05:51:26 PM  

cman: dletter: I guess from the standpoint of "the customer is always right"... if you didn't like what you got, you can request a refund.

But, I have to agree with others.... there was nothing "wrong" here... the people just didn't like the program.  And as stated, EVERYONE (with a brain) knows Pro Wrestling is just "Male soap operas".... so, it isn't even like the "My hockey team didn't win" refund request comparison above.  It is more like requesting your money back on a movie PPV because after you watched it you decided the movie sucked.   I'm sure you might be able to pull that off once or twice with your PPV provider... if you are a repeat offender though they'll just cut off your PPV purchasing rights.

But, I've never been a fan of "Pro Wrestling", so, I'm sure I just "don't get it" anyway.

"For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't believe, no explanation will do." - Jeff Jarrett


Jerry Lewis wants his quote back.
 
2013-09-19 05:55:05 PM  

dletter: I guess from the standpoint of "the customer is always right"... if you didn't like what you got, you can request a refund.

But, I have to agree with others.... there was nothing "wrong" here... the people just didn't like the program.  And as stated, EVERYONE (with a brain) knows Pro Wrestling is just "Male soap operas".... so, it isn't even like the "My hockey team didn't win" refund request comparison above.  It is more like requesting your money back on a movie PPV because after you watched it you decided the movie sucked.   I'm sure you might be able to pull that off once or twice with your PPV provider... if you are a repeat offender though they'll just cut off your PPV purchasing rights.

But, I've never been a fan of "Pro Wrestling", so, I'm sure I just "don't get it" anyway.


They requested the refund after the following night's RAW.  That is like ordering a movie on PPV and really loving the end.  The next night you found out that they turned the movie into a TV show and you tune in only to find something you didnt like so you call your cable provider demanding a refund for the movie.
 
2013-09-19 05:56:32 PM  
My twelve year old son watching RAW on Monday: Orton is going to smash Bryan and as he goes down Triple H will take the belt.

then it happens. and he gets mad that it is so predictable.

So in closing, WWE is so predictable it annoys 12 year olds.
 
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