One of the big questions surrounding the brand new WWE Network is the capability of supporting a large event like WrestleMania frustration-free for its subscribers.
The first live “large scale” broadcast on the WWE Network was the NXT Arrival show, a broadcast which was filled with issues, leaving thousands of angry customers.
WWE acknowledged the problems and is now airing Main Event live on the Network as they continue to iron out issues that might pop up for the big test – WrestleMania XXX.
The Motley Fool website asked that question to WWE keeping in mind that a massive failure at WrestleMania might see a large exodus of WWE Network subscribers after the 6-month commitment is up.
“Notwithstanding the overwhelmingly positive response to WWE Network, we want to ensure subscribers have the highest-quality experience watching WrestleMania 30 and all our programming, and thus have put in place significant quality assurances,” WWE said in an e-mail.
“These steps include increased capacity to handle high volumes of transactions, logins, and concurrent live streams, daily ‘stress’ testing of all systems over an extended period, and the addition of technology experts to review our plan and procedures. We’re confident that we’ll be ready on Sunday, April 6.”
WWE has a lot riding on this show for the Network. WrestleMania is by far the most-seen WWE show on pay-per-view and if they come out of this with minor scratches or no issues at all, WWE Network subscribers might possibly increase even more however anything else might spell disaster for WWE and their future dealings with pay-per-view providers.