As 9AM hit, WWE fans across the U.S. hit the WWE.COM website to sign up for the WWE Network, slowing down the servers and making it difficult to sign up for new accounts.
WWE acknowledged the problem and issued a small statement saying, “Please be patient if you’re ordering WWE Network as we’re experiencing extremely high demand. Your order will be processed as soon as possible.”
The actual streaming service is not suffering from any issues and once signed in, streams start playing immediately with no buffering at all.
A post later on Facebook stated that WWE’s technology partner Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) was overwhelmed with traffic and their systems were unable to process most orders since 9AM due to demand for WWE Network.
“MLBAM has been working aggressively to resolve this issue,” the WWE Network statement said.