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WWE tells The Motley Fool that their Network will be ready to stream WrestleMania 30


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. 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 issued the above statement to investment site The Motley Fool about the steps they're taking to ensure that there will be no streaming difficulties on the WWE Network on the night of WrestleMania 30. Optimism should be fairly high now that WWE has aired two live Main Event tapings on the Network without any significant hitches, but we won't know for sure until the day itself.

WWE says Network working on Xbox 360


The WWE Network login issue for Xbox 360 users has been resolved, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Click here to learn more about setting up your Xbox 360 to view all WWE Network has to offer.

as of yesterday. Is this jiving with the experience of Cagesiders, or have those of you wanting streaming Xbox video already bailed?

The latest from WWE on issues with The Network


We are working aggressively to fix log-in issues on the WWE Network application that are effecting viewers with accounts created in the last 24 hours. We will provide an update shortly.

WWE sent out this statement on today's top priority for Network fixes, after claiming that Video On Demand streaming issues would be fixed at 6PM yesterday. I haven't had much of a chance to play with it lately - how's it working out for you Cagesiders?

WWE issues statement on early issues with Network sign-up


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.

Early demand is leading to some sign-up issues, and the company is asking for a little patience. Statement via their Facebook page.

Vince McMahon comments on CM Punk


"As far as CM Punk is concerned, one of our performers is taking a sabbatical, let's just put it that way."

During the recent WWE investors conference call, multiple web sources are reporting that Vince pre-empted questions on his absent Superstar with this statement. Expect more analysis of this shortly, whether you want it or not.

Stone Cold sees CM Punk return on the horizon


It started off as a shoot, it will turn into a work. CM Punk will reappear for WrestleMania 30. Mark my words - that's my prediction.

Steve Austin to Jim Ross, talking CM Punk on the premier of JR's new podcast, The Ross Report.

Trish Stratus congratulates Lita on joining her in WWE Hall of Fame


I'm so happy for Amy! Lita was someone who connected with our audiences right from her very first appearance in the WWE ring. She embodied a generation's battle to be authentic. Everything about her attitude – from her body language to her outfits – told girls and boys to be true to themselves. Her induction proves that she left an impression and she, rightfully, will now take her place amongst our industry's best.

From her official website. They have to give her the Stratus-faction of inducting her longtime friend and rival, right?

KENTA pledges to stay following Monday NOAH show in Tokyo


I am in the green ring - that is the truth. I am devoted to NOAH, here and now.

KENTA's final words following a victory over Maybach Taniguchi on the February 3rd broadcast of Pro Wrestling NOAH's show from Korakuen Hall. Reports from multiple sources also state that he told the crowd that he would see them Saturday at the next show in the same venue. For more background on the Japanese legend's recent flirtation with WWE, click here.

WWE Network hurts DirectTV's feelings


Clearly, we need to quickly re-evaluate the economics and viability of their business with us, as it now appears the WWE feels they do not need their PPV distributors.

DirectTV statement issued to The Los Angeles Times. The carrier also tries to throw some shade on WWE's pay-per-view numbers, missing the point that that is part of why WWE is making this move. Vince McMahon responded by saying, "I think it’d be foolish for them not to want to carry the pay-per-view anymore. It’s found money for them."

Wrestling Update


WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 streaming network, will launch live in the U.S. on Monday, February 24, featuring all 12 WWE live pay-per-view events - including WrestleMania - valued at more than $600 per year for $9.99 per month with a 6-month commitment. WWE Network will also include groundbreaking original programming, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches and more than 1,500 hours of video on demand at launch. Fans can subscribe to WWE Network beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET on Monday, February 24, at WWE.com, and for a limited time will be offered a free one week trial. WWE Network, the first 24/7 network delivered directly to fans through over-the-top digital distribution, will be available on desktops and laptops via WWE.com. WWE Network will also be available through the WWE App on: Amazon's Kindle Fire devices; Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy; iOS devices such as Apple iPad and iPhone; Roku streaming devices; Sony PlayStation 3 and Sony PlayStation 4; and Xbox 360. Availability on additional devices, including Xbox One and select Smart TVs, will follow this summer.

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