Technical problems. The WWE Network has changed wrestling forever. Instead of only being able to watch the major events on pay per view for a rather high cost every single time, the shows are now not only available live for $9.99 a month, but they are also available on demand permanently. That doesn’t mean it’s perfect though and WWE seemed to know this.
On Sunday night, WWE aired Starrcade live on the WWE Network. During the event, several users reported issues with the feed, making the show unwatchable. However, WWE had a solution for the problem, putting the stream for the show up on their YouTube page. The stream has since been taken down with no reference to it on YouTube. An hour and fifteen minutes of Starrcade was shown live, with the rest of the show only watchable in the arena.
WWE fans can watch Starrcade live now on WWE’s YouTube channel: https://t.co/UuMoB9WGUZ
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) December 2, 2019
— ?? (@AnnetteReid24) December 2, 2019
Got to watch some of Starrcade, the issues with the WWE Network are still not resolved. #Rusev ends the show, after beating the hell out of Lashley, with loud "Rusev Day" chants from the WWE Universe. He's over like it's 2017/18, please don't ruin it again… #WWEStarrcade pic.twitter.com/1v06o90bS8
— Raphael Wilson (@089968Raph) December 2, 2019
Me: Why can’t I log into the WWE Network to watch #Starrcade??
— Heel Turn Haden (@_TheSonOfMars_) December 2, 2019
The show wasn’t bad either. Check out some highlights:
Opinion: This is one of those things that happens occasionally and it is almost jarring at times. The WWE Network has changed the way wrestling works for the better and that is the kind of thing that makes it a great time to be a wrestling fan. Just having it go away for a little while is a strange feeling, though it helps that WWE had a backup option for a show like this one.
Did you like Starrcade? What is your favorite part of 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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