The WWE Network currently sits at a flat cost per month. Fans who purchase the streaming app on any of their devices can watch for $9.99 per month. This has always granted fans access to old and upcoming PPVs, NXT and various Network series such as Camp WWE and Table For 3.
Over the past year or so, WWE has sent out numerous surveys to various portions of their paying userbase, asking them how they would react to a tiered system for the WWE Network. The idea itself has been around for some time, garnering a mixture of both positive and negative responses.
In the latest survey to be released, WWE appears to offer only one additional tier above the $9.99 price that currently exists. For $15 a month, fans would reportedly get numerous rewards that far exceed what the current rate offers.
To begin with, WWE explains that this tier would introduce several exclusive features unavailable to the lower tier users:

WWE is considering a new premium tier for WWE Network, offering more content, features and perks. This tier would be available for $15 per month. In addition to everything you get today as a WWE Network subscriber, you would also receive:
Additional exclusive streaming content:
– Live monthly Saturday Night Main Event show
– Special live events (e.g., special house shows)
– Current and archived in-ring programming from ICW and Progress Wrestling

From here, WWE would reveal the new tier would include the following:

  • Free shipping on all WWE Shop merchandise
  • Loyalty program where fans can earn WWE-based prizes
  • Fans earn points the longer they stay on the $15 tier that can be used
  • Early access to live events and live event tickets
  • Automatic entry into WWE-based sweepstakes
  • Ability to stream and download WWE content on up to 4 devices as opposed to 2
  • Create custom playlists
  • Alternate audio and alternate commentary
  • The ability to watch content “offline”
  • Fan voting on WWE Hall Of Fame candidates
  • Meet-ups with other VIP members at special events
  • Fans can test new products and new programming to generate responses

WWE is teasing adding additional NXT TakeOver shows that would likely be exclusive to those with the higher-paid tier. They also ask fans to rank the following promotions that they’d like to see on the WWE Network, as WWE may add some of these promotions if the response is there:

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
  • Pro Wrestling NOAH
  • Ring Of Honor
  • ICW
  • Progress Wrestling
  • Lucha Underground
  • AAA World Wrestling Council
  • Evolve
  • Impact Wrestling
  • Pro Wrestling Guerilla
  • Championship Wrestling from Hollywood
  • Chikara
  • WxW

Given all of these features, we now want to pass the question to you. Would you, the viewer, pay an additional $5 to gain access to all of the features WWE has mentioned? Let us know in those comments below.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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