As we told you yesterday, WWE has an event planned at CES 2014. WWE CEO Vince McMahon himself will be on hand to unveil something big. WWE has also confirmed it will end Classics on Demand, a service that features great matches from the company’s film archive. Those matches could surely fill programming on a 24-hour WWE Network.
There are even rumors that Wrestlemania XXX might air on this channel to entice wrestling fans to subscribe. There has been speculation that an all wrestling network would need at least the “B level” pay-per-views to get viewers’ interest.
NXT, a reality show featuring wrestlers trying to make it to the big stage, currently airs on WWE.com. It would be a likely candidate for moving to WWE Network. Now, as I mentioned, none of this is confirmed yet. But McMahon has been interested in getting this network off the ground for a while now. Moves such as having a movie studio and switching WWE Raw to PG have helped court a mainstream audience. “The Call” even proved WWE Studios could make a decent movie by limiting wrestlers to small roles.
They’ve clearly got something big planned for 2014, and we’ll keep you posted.