The WWE Network’s move to Peacock in the United States has not been without its issues, and many fans have lamented it as a downgrade from WWE’s standalone streamer.
But after the Raw Women’s title match at Money in the Bank tonight (Sun., July 18), the service failed at its primary task - reliably streaming a major WWE event.
The issues started during a commercial break - something that happened a few times for me on Roku prior to the issues that everyone started experiencing at approximately 9:50 pm ET. The video and audio intermittently dropped out or froze, causing fans to miss a backstage vignette prior to the men’s Money in the Bank ladder match, and the entrances for said match.
It remains to be seen if NBCUniversal will be able to fix the issue. Based on internet trends, demand for the show appears to be high, as the Money in the Bank concept is always popular, and this year’s edition in Fort Worth is WWE’s first PPV in front of a packed house since the start of the pandemic.
Stay tuned... if you can.
UPDATE: WWE says the issue is resolved, but you may need to exit and reload Peacock on your device.
Peacock has resolved the issue. Users may need to exit and re-enter the stream.— WWE (@WWE) July 19, 2021