The numbers game. WWE has a lot of resources available to it and one of their most important is their video library. WWE has the largest collection of wrestling footage ever assembled and the stockpile continues to grow. Couple that with their regular pay per views and television and it is no wonder that fans are interested in access to the WWE Network. But how many are that interested?
The WWE Network launched back in 2014 and changed the way wrestling fans were able to view the product. The days of regular pay per view were mostly abandoned in a hurry with the option of streaming shows for a much cheaper price being a much more appealing choice. Throw in the video library and how could fans not want in? Well now we have a better idea of just how many people fit that description.
WWE released its first quarter financial report on Thursday, including their number of WWE Network subscribers. According to 411mania, the current count is 1.46 million, which is down 8% from the previous quarter. This number includes both free and paid subscribers, as WWE heavily promotes the first month of the WWE Network being free as they reach WrestleMania season.
You may have heard of the WWE Network. Check out some of what you can see on there:
Opinion: That’s quite the total number and while WWE may not receive the $9.99 a month from the total, they are getting money from a lot of them. It also helps that all of those people who have signed up for the free month have a chance of paying to keep going, which is something that could benefit WWE in the long run. The WWE Network is a big deal for the company and these numbers don’t sound too bad.
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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. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!