Since its launch on February 24th, The WWE Network has offered a one-week free trial of the over-the-top streaming service. The idea was two-fold: give users a chance to sample the service while they hopefully get hooked on the programming and overcome jitters about the new technology, video quality and the other concerns consumers have about a brand new product.
With positive early reviews and confidence running high in their ability to handle high-volumes of traffic, the free trial's purpose has been met, at least for now. As such, WWE has announced that the last day to sign-up and get a free week of The Network is this upcoming Saturday, March 22nd.
Astute calendar watchers will also realize that by having all free trials expire by March 29th (seven days from this Saturday), WWE ensures that all Network viewers of WrestleMania 30 will be paying customers. Between this move and scheduling the first day of service for after Elimination Chamber, the company has made sure that they are not giving away any pay-per-view (PPV) events.
You can get still get a deal on WrestleMania and subsequent Sunday shows like Extreme Rules and Money in the Bank by committing to $9.99 per month for six months rather than the $50 - $70 per show you'd pay by going through you cable and satellite provider. But you won't be getting them legally for free.
If you're still unsure of how to sign-up for The Network, never fear. The Bellas are here to walk you through in this video that also announces the end of the free trial promotion.