One of the biggest stories out of CES wasn't regarding a game console or new piece of technology, but rather an application: the WWE Network. What makes this application such a big deal? It has the ability to change how we receive premium television content as we know it.
Fans of WWE know how the process works: you get four weeks of free television programming, which leads to storylines concluding at the big Pay-Per-View event for that month. If you miss the PPV, you often miss important changes in characters and stories; however, often times the PPV is just too expensive for what you can get. Wrestlemania, the company's biggest PPV, comes in at a whopping $60 with all other PPVs being $45. Wow.
PPVs have long been the standard for years now, not just for WWE but for other sporting events such as UFC, though that all changes with the release of the WWE Network, which launched on Feb. 24th, 2014 on the PlayStation 4 and other platforms.
What makes the WWE Network so special? It's like a Stone Cold Stunner to the PPV format as we know it.
WWE Network costs $9.99 a month, but you're required to sign up for six months at a time so your upfront cost is $59.99. For that $59.99, you'll get access to every new PPV as they air live. Do the math: Wrestlemania alone costs $60 getting it from a cable provider, and if you purchased the service now, you'll get not only Wrestlemania but five other upcoming PPVs as well.
But that's not all you'll get, as WWE Network members can access the following:
- Access to hundreds of PPV programs from the WWE, WCW and ECW vaults
- Access to past WWE, WCW and ECW shows
- Encore presentations of RAW and Smackdown after their air
- Original programming featuring WWE stars
And the company promises far more content in the future, but right they have right now is already a deal to any WWE fan. In addition, it gives you one more reason to drop your cable subscription.
The app is available in the Apps section of the PlayStation Store and includes a one week free trial if you want to check it out.
Article by - Joshua Phillips
Insert Date: 2/27/2014