As I am sure most of you WRASSLIN’ fans are aware of, WWE Network is free without any strings for this week. I would have to say that this is a good move on Vince McMahon’s part because all you need is an email address and to see what the Network is all about.
In the first two days of this free stream, I haven’t done much at work.
This thing is pretty cool. I fear though, like the person who quoted it as more addictive than meth, that if I were to subscribe for the six months, I would literally get nothing done at work. My lawn would never get mowed. My dishes would never be washed. I would turn on my laptop or Playstation 4 and just watch it all day. That’s how it is. It’s not just the free pay-per-views or the throwback shows that they have during the afternoon. The original programming is pretty good as well with the Countdown and WrestleMania Rewinds. There are real-life documentaries and stories that the wrestlers tell (It’s steal real to me damnit!).
And for you old folks out there, WWE Network has started adding the special events at Madison Square Garden and Nassau Coliseum in the 1980’s. In addition, quite a few epsidoes from Saturday Night’s Main Event in the 1980’s are on here too. And don’t forget probably one of the best matches from that decade with Savage vs. Steamboat at Wrestlemania. The last event that I really enjoyed was Summerslam 1994 which was the first event held at the United Center. Walter Payton and his son were in Scott Hall’s corner as he won the Intercontinental Championship against Diesel.
It’s absolutely worth the $10 a month. With the streaming sites that I currently use, the pay-per-views aren’t in the best quality when streaming and only the original shows are on-demand. Yes, it’s still free for that but the Network has, of course, way more content. I think it’s really neat to see myself at 15 years old cheering on Hulk Hogan as he made his return with the nWo in Rockford on an old episode of Smackdown! compared to the streaming site where I can barely see myself because of the quality.
So if you get it, consider yourself warned. You will be hooked.