That’s a different way to go. About six years ago, the WWE Network changed the wrestling world forever. After decades of the same way to see pay per views and needing a good video store to see a lot the old school material that is out there. The Network was a breath of air for so many wrestling fans as it included access that no one had ever seen before. Now though, some of that may be shifting.
One of the biggest draws of the WWE Network is a simple concept: for $10 a month, you get every pay per view ever. This includes all of the new ones as they take place, including WrestleMania. What more could you ask for with a service that costs as much as the cost of a day’s lunch (or maybe two)? That’s where the WWE Network had you, but things may be changing a bit.
During Thursday’s fourth quarter financial conference call, Vince McMahon suggested that some changes could be made in the way WWE releases its content. McMahon spoke about the possibility of selling broadcasting rights as various outlets are interested in WWE content. While there were no specifics of any deal, McMahon said that if they take this route, a deal would be announced in the first quarter, meaning within the next few months.
The WWE Network has been rather beneficial. Check out some of its content:
Opinion: I’m not sure what McMahon means here but I’m almost scared of the idea of WWE messing with what has made the WWE Network work so well. I can get the idea of WWE wanting to make money, but at the same time I don’t want things to get more complicated for the fans, including myself. The company is in the place it’s in because of a lot of reasons, and I don’t want to see the fans get annoyed because WWE won’t address the main problems. Just don’t mess this up.
What do you think WWE will do? What do you like about the WWE Network? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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