• WWE Network Moving To Peacock, Ad Version To Cost Less
WWE’s fans in USA will now have to be Peacock subscribers if they want to watch content on the WWE Network.
That’s right, WWE has sold exclusive right to their Network content to Peacock. Fans can subscribe to Peacock for $4.99 a month and get access to the WWE Network and Peacock’s entire content (Peacock recently acquired rights to air popular show “The Office US” as well).
To get an ad-free version of Peacock, there’s a $9.99 per month option as well (which was the original price of the WWE Network).
WWE recently did a similar thing in India, where they made their Network available exclusively on Sony LIV for Indian fans for only $4 for the entire year!
WWE Network will be available on Peacock starting March 18 and Fastlane 2021 will be the first WWE pay-per-view event to air live on Peacock on March 21.
Below is WWE’s official statement about their new deal with Peacock:
Peacock to the become the exclusive home of WWE Network in the U.S.
“Peacock and WWE today announced a multi-year agreement that gives Peacock exclusive streaming rights to WWE Network in the U.S.
“NBCUniversal has a long-standing relationship with WWE that began nearly 30 years ago with Monday Night Raw on USA. WWE has always tapped into the cultural zeitgeist with spectacular live events and larger-than-life characters, and we are thrilled to be the exclusive home for WWE Network and its millions of fans across the country,” said Rick Cordella, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, Peacock. “WWE Network is a transformative addition to the platform and complements Peacock’s massive catalog of iconic movies and shows, as well as the best live news and sports, from NBCUniversal and beyond.”
“We are thrilled to further the long-standing and trusted partnership WWE has with NBCUniversal,” said Nick Khan, WWE President and Chief Revenue Officer. “Peacock is an innovative platform that will enable us to showcase our most significant events, including WrestleMania, and provide the extraordinary entertainment our fans have come to expect with the combination of premium WWE content, live sports, news, films, and television programs.”
Peacock will launch WWE Network on March 18, beginning the roll-out of more than 17,000 hours of new, original, and library WWE Network programming on demand and on a 24/7 channel, including:
– All live pay-per-view events including WrestleMania and SummerSlam; Fastlane will be the first WWE pay-per-view to stream on Peacock on Sunday, March 21.
– Original series like Steve Austin Broken Skull Sessions, Undertaker: The Last Ride and the all-new WWE Icons;
– In-ring shows like NXT, NXT UK and WWE 205 Live, as well as replays of Raw and SmackDown;
– WWE Network archives, including every WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-view event in history;
– Groundbreaking documentaries, including WWE 24, WWE Untold, and WWE 365;
And, starting in 2022, one signature documentary annually.
The companies will share details on managing customer accounts closer to the Peacock launch in March. WWE Network, including all PPVs, will be available on Peacock
Premium for $4.99 — a $5.00/month savings—where members will enjoy access to the entire WWE and Peacock catalog, more than 47,000 hours of premium programming. For an ad-free experience, Peacock Premium Plus will be available for $9.99.
Viewers can sign up for Peacock at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices, including Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PlayStation5; and VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and Cox Contour customers enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost.”
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• Old School WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Legend The Honky Tonk Man (Real name: Roy Wayne Farris) celebrates his 68th birthday today.
The Honky Tonk Man wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from September 1986 until January 1991, then worked for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling for the second half of 1994, before he returned to the WWF, this time as an occasional part-timer, from 1997 to 2001.
Honky is still holds the record for being the longest reigning WWF Intercontinental Champion of all time, and let’s not forget he’s also the real life cousin of fellow Old School Wrestling Legend Jerry “The King” Lawler.
In 2019, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his former manager, “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONKY TONK MAN!