WWE Network News: Libraries Of Past Promotions, What’s Being Edited & More

Posted by Michael Bluth January 16, 2014 1 Comment

- With over 1,500 hours of archived WWE content being available when the WWE Network launches on 2/24, this represents only about 1.5% of the entire WWE library.

The company owns the tape libraries of over a dozen promotions (AWA, Georgia Championship Wrestling, Memphis, OVW, Deep South, World Class, Smoky Mountain, Stampede, among others) and that content will be rolled out on a weekly basis. They will also occasionally remove content, so it’s unlikely the entire catalog will be available at any one time.

- WWE will be airing a lot of footage from past events that had been previously edited out of DVD releases. Events featuring commentary by Jesse Ventura (royalty issues), ring announcing by Gary Michael Cappetta (legal reasons) and Chris Benoit (with a disclaimer) will all appear on the Network.

- Music is a more of a difficult issue. WWE executive Perkins Miller has said this will be handled on a case-by-case basis, but a lot of 80′s wrestling and ECW shows used mainstream hit songs, which could result in additional royalties being paid out to the artists.

(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)

  • Undertaker316

    this is why i think the 9.99 $ a month is a starting price for the first 6 months and then the price will increase 9.99 a month for all ppv’s and on-demand videos for 10$ is just too good to be true so there will obviously be a catch maybe the 9.99$ is just for the scheduled programming then you will have to choose and pay extra for the other content like the live ppv’s and previous ppv’s will be an additional 20$ and all the on demand will be and additional 10$ they might even put ads

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