The WWE has been reportedly toying with the idea of a tiered WWE Network for a while now. According to PWInsider, though, the company is now back on track to adding different services to their streaming service.
With their TV deals officially set in, Vince McMahon has started working closely with Kevin Dunn and WWE Chief of Staff Brad Blum in separate one-on-one meetings. McMahon wants to focus more on original programming, like the Woken Hardy special that was revealed last week.
Since 2016, the company has been attempting to find a way to turn their subscription service into a multi-tiered system, much like other streaming services. In fact, two years ago the company had a few possibilities for the four plans; free, $4.99, $9.99, $14.99. Each tier features various amounts of accessibility to PPVs, NXT, 205 Live, and independent promotions.
However, the only other clues we’ve seen regarding a tiered service have been the multiple surveys that the WWE has sent out to Network subscribers. This year alone, they’ve looked for feedback regarding original content like:
- WWE Now LIVE! – Daily morning show featuring news
- History of FCW – Documentary style series looking at Florida Championship Wrestling
- Superstar/Superfan – Superstars discuss how they became fans of wrestling and their journey to the WWE
- Xavier’s Arcade Challenge – Xavier Woods travels the country, challenging the WWE Universe in one-on-one competition in various Bars/Arcades. Pilot material has already been filmed.
- Cheat Day with Becky Lynch – See what stars eat on their cheat day.
- Fashion Police: Unsolved Mysteries – Tyler Breeze & Fandango attempt to solve unsolved WWE mysteries (GTV, who attacked Hideo Itami, etc).
Would you be interested in the company’s tiered service? Would you like to see any of the possible original shows mentioned above? Let us know in the comments below!