The WWE has been actively promoting the WWE Network, which launched this morning at 9 a.m. EST. The problem is that, with everyone trying to sign up at the same time, the servers crashed. The WWE sent out a press release to the media on Feb. 24 that explained that the servers have been overwhelmed.
"Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM), WWE’s technology partner, was overwhelmed and their systems have been unable to process most orders since 9 am due to demand for WWE Network," read the email that Examiner.com received at 1:15 p.m. EST. "MLBAM has been working aggressively to resolve this issue."
This is s problem that seemed almost inevitable. While MLB Network has proven to be proficient at providing perfect service when it comes to streaming all Major League Baseball games to countless subscribers, and will no doubt be great when it comes to streaming WWE entertainment to all its subscribers, this was a different problem.
The WWE originally announced that the WWE Network would launch after "WWE Monday Night Raw." However, over the last week, they revealed that the WWE Network would be available at 9 a.m. EST. It looks like most WWE fans chose to get the WWE Network as soon as possible and the servers couldn't handle the mass rush of new subscribers.
The WWE promises a quick resolution, but if this stretches throughout the day, a number of fans could miss the pre-show for "WWE Monday Night Raw" and the first "Raw" post-show, which is set to feature the returning Hulk Hogan.