• Old School ECW Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School ECW Veteran Ian Rotten (Real name: John Williams) celebrates his 50th birthday today.
He made a name for himself, teaming with his kayfabe/storyline brother Axl Rotten as a Tag Team called “The Bad Breed”.
They first teamed up for the Dallas, Texas based “Global Wrestling Federation” promotion during the early 90s, before they moved on to Extreme Championship Wrestling, were they eventually broke up in 1995 and had quite a few memorable matches against each other.
In 1996, Ian Rotten founded his own Indy promotion “IWA Mid-South”, which is still around to this day and he’s still the promoter.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IAN ROTTEN!
• WWE Announces The Release Of A Free Version Of Their Network (Details)
WWE has announced that WWE Network will now have a free version.
It will include over 15,000 titles to stream, including recent episodes of RAW, SmackDown and NXT. Some selected pay-per-view events from the past will be available on it as well.
— WWE (@WWE) June 1, 2020
However, the free version won’t feature live programming like upcoming pay-per-view events.
The free version can be accessed through the WWE app.
Below is WWE’s official announcement:
“STAMFORD, Conn., June 1, 2020 – WWE today unveiled the Free Version of WWE Network, the company’s award-winning digital streaming service, unlocking a vast portion of its content library with more than 15,000 action-packed WWE titles now available for free.
The Free Version of WWE Network includes:
– New shows including Raw Talk, streaming Monday nights each week immediately following Raw
– Groundbreaking original series including Monday Night War, Ride Along, Table for 3, Photo Shoot and Story Time
– Recent episodes of WWE’s flagship programs Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown and NXT
– Select historical WWE pay-per-views and NXT TakeOver events
– Weekly WWE highlights, Top 10, WWE’s The Bump, WWE Now, The Best of WWE and WWE Timeline
“The launch of WWE Network’s Free Version is a key component of our company’s digitization strategy and a new way for all fans to be able to experience premium WWE content,” said Jayar Donlan, WWE Executive Vice President, Advanced Media. “As we continue to reimagine WWE Network’s offering, the Free Version will serve as an effective way to reach a broader group of consumers and allow them to experience the history and spectacle of WWE.”
WWE Network’s Free Version is available now … no credit card required. To access, download the WWE App on any device, including TVs, gaming consoles, mobile phones, tablets and computers.”