Major Update On The WWE Network, WWE Issues Statement

WWE issued the following statement to this morning, addressing rumors about the WWE Network being launched in early 2014:

“In addition to not being able to confirm timing of WWE Network launch, WWE is still considering all options for distribution, pricing and role of pay-per-view.”

WWE is expected to officially announce the WWE Network launch at the 2014 CES convention next month in Las Vegas, Nevada. WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon is scheduled to appear at the event to make a ‘special announcement.’

Based on what we’ve been hearing this week, the WWE Network will not be launching as a television channel, but actually a 24/7 streaming mobile app, with access to monthly WWE pay-per-view events as well as every single episode of RAW, SmackDown and PPV event ever.

The rumored launch date for the WWE Network is February 24th.

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  • ac1d

    That’s the opposite of a major update. Nothing has changed.

  • Progressed_Now

    lol am I the only one that feels like this is a huuuuuge waste of money? why on earth would anyone want to watch a PPV on a tiny mobile screen?

    tons of people asked for friggin refunds after PHYSICALLY attending, and WWE actually thinks they’ll be stupid enough to pay for this shiit?

    • Dickcheese

      Because, Grandpa, you can do things like stream it to an external source, like a television or computer for example with the help of very simple apps, including those that utilize DLNA.

      • MohammadAbulawi

        i will be streaming it from my ipad to the computer its very easy

    • Michael Carter

      I have the WWE app on my Samsung smart tv. I’m sure the Network app will follow. I love that tv. It can do anything!

    • Johnson

      Big time waste of money. I agree, and I cant stand any of them iGadgets.

  • Journalism

    Omg! Sescoops actually credited a source! Little piggy dirtsheet did something right for a change! #firsttimeforeverything

    • Chris Savage


  • Only God Says YES!

    every raw, smackdown, and ppv ever? deal!

    • Pozessed

      I KNOW RIGHT! That would be great, I’d start watched Smackdown from like 2003 onwards again.

      • Only God Says YES!

        Im right with you. id get to catch up on years of wrestling i was too young to see or the good things i missed when i stopped watching until 2008.

  • Big Johnny

    hey im not opposed to this

  • Johnson

    I’d rather stick with Classics on Demand,… oh yeah, they decided to close it down and replace it with an app that I can watch on an iphone instead. I could be watching classic RAW IS WARs and SD’s on a big screen tv.. but naaaaaa why should I. When I could just watch classic WWE material on a smaller portable screen right? Why the FUUCK would I want to watch classic WWE material on a small screen for? For the record, I think people that walk around with tablets outside reading ebooks and watching whatever look like fuucking idiots. And the ones constantly on their iphones doing nothing but texting garbage and playing those corny asss mobile games. Every try talking to one buried deep in that iphone…. it’s like talking to a social degenerate zombie or a scared rabbit. Their necks are always bent far down to their iToys , and are always blasting music in their ears…which is why most of those people are half deaf.

    Here’s a better idea for those monkeys over there at WWE HQ… how about you leave classics on Demand alone, and make it better.
    I do find it ridiculous that they started WWE 24/7 classics on Demand in late 2004 and now in Dec. 2013 they never even managed to finish classic RAWs nor Nitros from 1999.
    They never even aired all WCW/WWF ppvs during that whole time. They never aired WWF house shows from 1996-1999, nor Sunday night heats, nor Thunders, nor Smack Down’s. They rarely aired anything from the Ruthless Aggression time period.
    But they managed to re air the same RAW from Dec. 1997 every year with HHH and HBK butt naked under bathrobes, and air garbage MSG/Boston Garden house shows, when they could have aired the good shiit. And they managed to air a worthless ‘shorties’ section where they aired mostly garbage. They never even aired week to week AWA material. They stopped airing Nitro for some reason when they were around Oct. 1998, and repeatedly aired the same Monday Night War episodes from 1996-1997 (quite slowly might I add) and took them what seemed like forever to air 1998 and 1999. Their library is very big and they spent a lot of time airing junk. I can’t tell you how many times they aired the same Survivor Series with that stupid gobbly gooker in the month of Nov. And for anyone with Classics, take a look at the garbage they have aired for this month. Same old Christmas themed junk from the same years. And because they have to have a theme every month, it prevents them from airing more random material that they have in their library.

    Now they’re going to take that away the on demand service that they didn’t even utilize to its full potential and replace it with an app. To hellll with this shiit. They can shove this app up their asss.

    • jtboy78

      I’m pretty sure it’s not limited to mobile devices. It will be available on computers and smart tv devices

    • Tommy

      Thank you for that post.why the hell would I want to watch on a mobile app?i like to enjoy stuff in my home on my big flat screen..and as for people who walk around with iPhones and tabs watching tv,total jackasses.the same who work for wwe..thank you again

      • Xx_Deadpool_xX

        cant afford it bys…..????

  • Bro88

    A mobile app? Talk about taking a step in the wrong direction

    • jtboy78

      There will probaly be a tv app like netflix so you can watch on tv. Of course you have to have a smart tv or streaming box.

  • Bad News Buzzard Follower

    f**k the apps

  • Tommy


  • Triple H’s Shovel

    A mobile app? Just my opinion but this isn’t the greatest idea. With the way data plans are people will blow through their data allowance pretty quick, unless they use wi-fi.

  • ayejay2013

    a mobile app includes the capability of streaming off a smart tv, pc, ps3/4, xbox 360/one, ipads, etc…it doesn’t just mean mobile devices such as cell phones and ipads…so in other words, it’s taking the template of netflix.. .which still isn’t a horrible idea, i’ll be a subscriber if i’m able to have control of what i watch, versus a television channel telling me what to…

  • Jenn Gainey

    Not having it has a TV channel is so stupid why can’t they just do the same thing as Classics on Demand, I’m sorry but not everyone in the world watching TV online and I’m pissed now that I’m losing a great channel for a stupid ass app — DUMB IDEA!!!!!

  • Dixie Carter

    Hugh FLOP.

  • 10YearOldBoy

    I’m gonna ask my mom if I can get it on her smartphone.