It’s been talked about for at least a year, and it was touted as weeks away last September.
Well, it took longer than that, but it’s here - the free tier of WWE Network.
Here’s the announcement, which includes a weekly post-Raw show that launches tonight (June 1):
WWE introduces the new Free Version of WWE Network
WWE today unveiled the Free Version of WWE Network, the company’s award-winning digital streaming service, unlocking a vast portion of its content library with more than 15,000 action-packed WWE titles now available for free.
The Free Version of WWE Network includes:
- New shows including Raw Talk, streaming Monday nights each week immediately following Raw
- Groundbreaking original series including Monday Night War, Ride Along, Table for 3, Photo Shoot and Story Time
- Recent episodes of WWE’s flagship programs Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown and NXT
- Select historical WWE pay-per-views and NXT TakeOver events
- Weekly WWE highlights, Top 10, WWE’s The Bump, WWE Now, The Best of WWE and WWE Timeline
“The launch of WWE Network’s Free Version is a key component of our company’s digitization strategy and a new way for all fans to be able to experience premium WWE content,” said Jayar Donlan, WWE Executive Vice President, Advanced Media. “As we continue to reimagine WWE Network’s offering, the Free Version will serve as an effective way to reach a broader group of consumers and allow them to experience the history and spectacle of WWE.”
WWE Network’s Free Version is available now … no credit card required. To access, download the WWE App on any device, including TVs, gaming consoles, mobile phones, tablets and computers.
Several of the talk-type shows are already free on YouTube, and we’ll see how quickly things like Raw episodes are uploaded, and how long they’re available for free. It’ll also be interesting to see if this means another long-discussed idea - different pay tiers, including a top tier which could offer non-WWE wrestling shows - is imminent.
Stay tuned. Something you can now do for free!