WWE: Details Revealed About New WWE Network

After officially announcing on television a couple of weeks ago that the WWE Network will be coming in 2012, some new details have surfaced about the 24/7 channel for all things WWE. In an e-mail survey sent to U.S. fans who they thought might be interested in the new network, WWE brought up the idea of having WWE’s big four pay-per-views (Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series) available for free on the WWE Network instead of having to purchase them on pay-per-view. The survey suggests that fans would get the same quality of matches they get on the WWE’s biggest pay-per-view events without having to pay $49.99 (for high-definition) for Royal Rumble, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series, not to mention paying $64.95 (high-definition) for WrestleMania.

As it stands right now, WWE is looking to charge between $7 and $12 a month for the WWE Network, which would be packaged with 30 additional networks, such as the NFL Network, NBA TV, Fuel TV, and Fox Business Network. In addition to showing repeats of that week’s RAW and SmackDown episodes, the WWE Network will feature shows from the huge WWE library, which contains footage from WCW, ECW, NWA, and AWA. The WWE Network will also feature two new, live in-ring shows and a new interactive show.

As the television promos have revealed, the WWE Network will be launching at a currently unknown date in 2012 and will only be available in the United States.

What do you think of these new WWE Network details? Post your comments in the box below.

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  • http://Yourwebsite(optional) caroline warren

    I live in england and have sky tv so i would like to know if we will get wwe network channel n if so how much would it cost? If its not going to air on sky will the shows still b aired on sky sports? I personally think its a brill idea to put the big four ppv on it. Ive been watching for at least twenty yrs now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TheCiSH Cassidy Haslett

      As it stands, the WWE Network will only be available in the United States. RAW, SmackDown, and all the other WWE shows will air exactly as they do now on the same channels. The WWE Network will only be showing reruns of that week’s shows. Hope this answers your question :)

  • http://Yourwebsite(optional) mike

    are they going to make raw and smackdown exclusive to the wwe network??

    • http://www.facebook.com/TheCiSH Cassidy Haslett

      No, the WWE Network will only air reruns of RAW and SmackDown. The shows will still air on their original channels.

  • Jimjoe94

    So you are going to have to buy some expensive package in order to get the wwe network?