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Dragon Gate USA News: New iPPV Policy Announced

Dragon Gate USA’s Gabe Sapolsky today announced a new policy for iPPVs purchased through their partner, WWNLive.com, and I think people are going to like this: Previously, you could watch a purchased show as much as you wanted until the DVD came out. The new policy is this: You can now watch the events as many times as you want FOREVER. And it’s retroactive…so in other words, although you don’t “own” a copy of the event, you will always have access to it on demand! This means you can now watch the 4/1, 4/2, 6/3 & 6/5 events all you want but only pay once for it-the cost for each event is $14.99, which is a little cheaper than the DVD. Not sure if you’d still get the old deal, which was buy the iPPV and then later you get $5 off the DVD. Still, great deal!

Presumably this includes other current offerings, which are 2 EVOLVE iPPVs and a Full Impact Pro iPPV.

  1. 06/21/2011 at 5:48 pm

    That’s fine that you disagree, I certainly respect and welcome your opinion on the matter and it’s a common argument when it comes to the “major” indies (ROH, CHIKARA, CZW, etc.) and fodder for a lot of such comments on various websites.
    To answer your question, I believe the Japanese office at least helps out as the President of DGUSA (the man above Gabe, I believe it’s Toru Kido) is a member of the DG front office himself. I’m not sure how much involvement GAORA has in DGUSA’s operations though, if any.

  2. 06/21/2011 at 12:11 pm

    representingpuroresu :
    I think part of it is the major technical difficulties they had with their last event in NYC (internet at the venue), and don’t forget that above all else it’s basically a US extension of the main Japanese brand. And some of these same things have been said about promotions like ROH, and look where they are now. Gotta start small and work your way up

    I’ll have to respectfully disagree (not a hater, love the site, just disagree on this one).

    ROH’s lowest shows have outdrawn almost every DGUSA show. ROH fly-in talent was likely cheap domestic flights, not a dozen Japanese airfares. Hopefully they can continue to run. I’d like to say grow but it appears that they are treding water.

    Do you know if the Japanese office is footing the bill for these shows or is there an N.A. money man?

  3. 06/19/2011 at 9:04 pm

    I think part of it is the major technical difficulties they had with their last event in NYC (internet at the venue), and don’t forget that above all else it’s basically a US extension of the main Japanese brand. And some of these same things have been said about promotions like ROH, and look where they are now. Gotta start small and work your way up

  4. 06/19/2011 at 8:58 pm

    Moves like this worry me, as it reeks of desperation.

    I wonder how much longer DGUSA can hold on? They draw about 150, fly in multiple talent and basically get free advertising via the F4W/Wrestling Observer arm of the internet.

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