WWE Network got off to a rough start this morning according to ProWrestling.net when it officially launched at 9am E with many fans online complaining about being unable to complete their order from WWE.com for the digital video service, but addressed the problems quickly. Within the last few hours, fans have posted on social media about having an easier time getting their subscriptions
Shortly after 12pm C this afternoon, WWE issued a statement to Prowrestling.net about this issue and elaborated on technical challenges faced by their business partner MLBAM whi is handling all of the subscriptions and online hosting for the Network.
"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. MLBAM has been working aggressively to resolve this issue."
Within the last hour, more fans have posted positive responses to the service after being able to signup. A lot of fans on Twitter have raved about the ability to simply search for their favorite classic matches from the over 400 classic WWE, WCW, and ECW pay per views available currently on the Network.
WWE updated and clarified the situation online tweeted out the following at 3:45 pm C.
"Major League Baseball Advanced Media's systems are now processing orders for WWE Network at WWE.com"
Pro Wrestling Examiner’s Perspective: After enduring the internet traffic-jam this morning, the WWE Network instantly was up on this Examiner’s ridiculously expensive Roku-powered Kevatron 5000 TV at around 11:30am C. There is lag issues with the signup process but for the first day, but the WWE Network is off to solid start. The quality of the HD live stream is vivid and clear. The massive on-demand library is easy to search through. If you ordered the WWE Network, give us your feedback in the comment box at the bottom of this page.
The first live broadcast on the Network is tonight once RAW signs off on the cable TV’s USA Network, Hulk Hogan’s return will be. Hogan is not the only star returning to WWE tonight to drum up buzz for the WWE Network, read a full preivew of RAW to find out whose coming back.