Posted on Sunday, April 6, 2014
by Paul in Wrestling
We have a podcast this weekend – that’s just one post down. And as Al reminds you there, don’t forget to get tickets for our live recording on May 31!
Onwards… The WWE’s biggest show of the year is coming from New Orleans this year. If you only buy one wrestling PPV a year, it’s probably this one – although this year things are complicated by its inclusion in the Netflix-style “WWE Network” service, where the cost of a six month subscription compares quite favourably with the cost of buying just this one show. So if you’re buying this as a PPV in 2014, either you don’t have good enough broadband to access the Network, or you haven’t heard of the Network, or you live abroad.
Or you don’t trust the Network, because it’s not been without its teething issues, and plainly this is going to be its biggest test to date. Given that they had some buffering problems on NXT arRival (yes, that’s how it was capitalised), you have to wonder. With the Network clearly positioned as the replacement for PPV in the company’s business model, it’s entirely possible that the big story everyone will be talking about on Monday won’t be the wrestling at all, but the tech issues.