WWE confirmed last night on ‘RAW’ that they will have a live broadcast of ‘WWE Main Event’ 6pm C / 7pm E on their new digital video service, WWE Network. ‘Main Event’ usually airs at 7pm C on Wednesday on the cable network ION and is taped on Tuesday nights in arenas prior to filming that week’s episode of Smackdown which airs Fridays at 7pm C on SyFy. Tonight’s Main Event features a rematch from last night’s RAW with new WWE Tag Team Champions the Usos defending against the New Age Outlaws.
WWE Network debuted on February 24th and dealt with a variety of tech issues throughout the week including a bad live feed during a premiere live event for NXT on Thursday. With WWE airing their biggest annual PPV Wrestlemania 30 on the Network on Sunday April 6th, and a huge influx of traffic and new subscribers expected, test runs like tonight’s Main Event. Wrestling fans can still watch WM30 on traditional pay per view through cable and satellite TV.
Also airing tonight on the WWE Network's "On Now" channel is NXT Arrival at 7pm C/ 8pm E, Wrestlemania Rewind at 8pm C / 9pm E, and WWE Countdown at 9pm C / 10pm E. For a full look at all the WWE, WCW, and ECW classic shows you can watch on-demand through the Network read this full preview.
Pro Wrestling Examiner’s Perspective: It is smart that the Network’s live event muscle is getting worked out here so that WWE and their tech partner Major League Baseball Advanced Media can figure out any bugs before their big night on April 6th. It would be a shame if WWE Network suffered a crash or some type of technical issues during the company’s biggest night of the year, especially with so much being invested in it and how much of a game-changer it is for the entertainment industry.