No need to wrestle your wallet for new streaming entertainment. WWE is set to launch a free version of their streaming service which will provide access to over 15000 titles with no ads, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
First made available in 2014, WWE Network houses the media company’s live-events, pay-per-view exclusives and original programing with such hits as The Edge and Christian Show and Camp WWE. In addition to the on-demand programing, the network also consists of a 24-hour linear streaming channel.
The move comes off the heels of a similar strategy, wherein WWE made much of its online content free before this years Wrestle Mania. Jayar Donlan, Executive V.P. of advanced media at WWE, told The Hollywood Reporter, “It proved to be a good acquisition strategy for us.” It lead to the highest amount of subscribers for the network in April, reaching over two million subscribers. Donlan views the move as adapting to a new modern business environment. He states, “Evolving is smart and putting new offers in the marketplace stimulates consumer activity. It gives us a good fan experience”
These fans of WWE can still expect a large amount of quality content on the free version. Shows such as Raw Talk, Monday Night War, Ride Along, Table for 3, Photo Shoot, and Story Time will be available on this free version, as the WWE Network’s website states. There will also be recent episodes of flagship programs such as Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown, NXT, and many more.
The new service is available now with no credit card required to sign up, all that is needed is a computer, internet, and a love for the blood-sport ballet.