If you're going to lock people with a six month commitment, at least let those who know they're in get $60 out of the way. It's not like people can't do math, and Cole has even stated "for $120, you can get WWE's entire PPVs for the year!" or some variation of that statement.
Locking people in for 6 months is probably to prevent people from signing up to watch a single PPV they want then cancelling after the PPV and only paying $10 for it.
If they didn't sign people up for 6 months the Network would probably be at least $15 or $20 a month.
Spreading the payments out over 6 months is probably meant to make people think they are paying less than they are for the service.
Yea plus I imagine it's easier for the people who handle the payment stuff at the network to just treat everybody the same and get 10 bucks a month, rather than having to manual separate the people who paid in lump sum and those who are paying monthly.
Not to mention this current payment model is much more consumer friendly than the lump sum version.
I don't really see why we need to be locked into anything at all, honestly.
Its the same way with everything. Try getting a cable system installed or an internet service or a gym membership going and saying to the company you sign up to "I'll try it for a couple of months and then if I don't like it I'll go with someone else, deal?"
From WWE's perspective it stop people from joining up just for a month to watch a specific pay-per-view and then cancelling again. The only way they'll make money here is by tying people down to medium to long-term commitment.