WWE announced on WWE Main Event that due to “contractual commitments” they would noe be airing Main Event next week. Instead they will air a Royal Rumble special. The special will be hosted by Santino Marella.
Apparently the reason for this is because Sky has exclusive rights to air Main Event in the UK now that the network is about to officially launch there. WWE would need to create a separate feed for Main Event in the U.S., otherwise they won’t be able to air it in the United States. They way things are structured right now, the UK and Ireland are getting the same exact network feed as the United States and they don’t have a way to take the show off the air on the network. In addition, they would be putting the show up in the on demand section and that would also violate the agreement with Sky.
F4WOnline.com reports that WWE is hoping to get things worked out within a couple of weeks.