That won’t go well. One of the biggest WWE stories over the last week was the announcement that the WWE Network would be moving over to NBC’s Peacock streaming service in March. This is quite the change and there are several details still being sorted out. However, there are a few things that we know about Peacock and one of them might not be the most popular option.
The WWE Network launched in February 2014 and changed the way wrestling worked for a lot of fans. Above all else, it was an incredible way to watch pay per views. The days of having forty or more dollar pay per views every month were gone, as the pay per views were now going to be included as part of the WWE Network. That will still be the case, but there will be one major change.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Peacock does not offer an option to restart live events from the beginning. If this is not changed, there will be no way to watch a show that you start in the middle until the event is over. There is also no ability to rewind a live event for any amount of time, meaning that there is no way to stop a live feed on Peacock. There is no word on if this will change when WWE moves over to the platform.
Opinion: I’m not sure if this is going to hold up but this is not exactly the kind of thing that is going to sit well for WWE fans. Just having some extra conveniences like being able to go grab a sandwich during a four hour pay per view or not having to worry because you arrive for a show five minutes late made things that much better. Hopefully they fix this, because it’s quite the step back to not have it included.
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.
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