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Ring of Honor Wrestling returning to iPPV for New Japan shows

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Ring of Honor Wrestling has not had good experience with Internet pay-per-view events. The last iPPV they held, the company offered for free to show fans that it was working better and the feed cut out in the last hour of the show. According to PWInsider.com on March 27, Ring of Honor Wrestling is trying their hands at iPPV events again.

The events offered will be the two New Japan collaboration shows: "ROH Global Wars" on May 10 and "ROH War of the Worlds" on May 17.

Ring of Honor Wrestling is working hard to convince fans to give them a second chance for iPPV events. Since that last debacle, Ring of Honor has used their major shows as two to three weekly TV shows on Sinclair Networks plus full versions on DVD sales.

According to Ring of Honor, they will be using Ustream to show the two iPPV events. They point out that Ustream was voted the top live online video streaming platform and won a 2013 award for streaming media, as voted on by fans. Ring of Honor also points out that Ustream has been working with New Japan for two years and provides "exceptional" live broadcasts.

The idea for streaming pay-per-view events remains a cautionary tale for wrestling fans. With Ring of Honor having so much trouble with their live stream events and even the WWE struggling with their product on the WWE Network, the $14.95 price point for the events seems like a gamble.

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