In an update on Dish Network dropping WWE pay-per-view events, the company’s Facebook support page noted that the WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view will not air via DISH on February 23rd as the WWE are not willing to adjust to their PPV costs to satellite and cable companies.

“DISH will not offer the ‘WWE Elimination Chamber’ PPV on 2/23. WWE is not willing to adjust their PPV costs to satellite and cable companies, which is unfair to their customers. We need to re-focus our efforts to support partners that better serve DISH customers. Other satellite and cable companies, including DIRECTV, have also expressed they may no longer provide WWE PPV events in the future.”

Meanwhile, WWE released the following statement to responding to comments made by DISH Network, “WWE has chosen to launch a 24/7 online network, without its TV partners, that includes all of its pay-per-view events. As WWE enters the increasingly fragmented media world by themselves, DISH will continue to consider the value of WWE pay-per-view on an event by event basis. DISH continues to provide a variety of WWE programming, including “WWE RAW” on the USA Network, “WWE SmackDown” on SyFy, “WWE Main Event” on ION and “WWE Total Divas” on E!. At this time, WWE pay-per-view are not available on DISH.”

The company also released a statement earlier this evening, prior to the statement released to Zap2It, “WWE is pleased that the majority of our cable and satellite pay-per-view distributors are giving our fans an option to purchase traditional pay-per-views as we prepare to launch the WWE Network on Monday, February 24. Unfortunately, DISH will not be doing so. We hope DISH will reconsider for this Sunday’s WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event and especially for WrestleMania 30.”