In the last week, the WWE Network remained at the top of all things WWE-related. Whether it was the WWE Network being free for the month of November or the United Kingdom not having the Network at all, it’s a tumultuous time in the WWE. A normal person would think that the problems with the WWE Network would end somewhere, the subscriptions will finally reach 1-million and everything would end in peachy conditions. However, that’s not how life works.
What Culture is reporting that something horrible went down with the WWE Network in the last 24 hours. To be more specific, the WWE Network is in the rumor-mill of being hacked.
The WWE Network has experienced a major failure in the last twenty four hours. The service went down and was unavailable for a time, in what is being reported as a hack.
“This is unofficial right now, but someone in WWE said the Network was hacked,” Bryan Alvarez said on Wrestling Observer Radio.
Further details on the shutdown haven’t emerged. It’s just the source that talked to Alvarez, so there’s no way of knowing if this really was a hack or a case of a technical failure.
As of right now, the Network is back up and running.
For Vince McMahon, this is the worst thing that can happen to a network that needs all of the best news possible. It wasn’t enough that UK fans in Liverpool began chanting, “Where’s our network!” during Raw and Smackdown this week. The worse news for McMahon and the WWE, is the fact that those chants will not stop. Luckily, their European tour is just about over, so Americans won’t be complaining about not having a network. The answer is simple for the United States and that’s the sole fact that they have a WWE Network to watch.
What Culture continued to talk about the constant qualms with the WWE Network, because “WWE Network Down” and “WWE Network Not Working” continue to trend on Twitter. WWE is very big on Twitter, but not when they are on it for the wrong reasons. More often than not, this will not be answered by the WWE in any capacity. To my knowledge, the guy who tweeted about Alberto Del Rio got fired.
Where does the WWE go from here? It’s very hard to not be susceptible to Internet-hacking, because many major businesses have gone through it before. So, faulting the WWE for the supposed “hacking” isn’t justified. However, not coming out and saying if it’s true or not is the wrong decision. Face the WWE Universe and tell them why their program isn’t working. Netflix would at least have tweeted their fans to tell them what happened.
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