The WWE Network is going through changes. They are introducing tier system, but that might not be the only change going on.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes that they are attempting to crackdown on people viewing the WWE Network in countries where they aren’t supposed to be seeing it. They get around this by using a U.S proxy address.

This is apparently being “aimed at Canada” because WWE has deals with cable providers there and fans are figuring out a way to watch the WWE Network and not pay for the cable service.

It appears this is aimed at Canada, where WWE has deals in place with the cable providers and fans are going around those deals. The WWE Network in Canada is a cable television station and there aren’t the options and archives like the U.S. version, just the live stream and limited VOD content. So Canadians have been using a VPN address to subscribe and get the full VOD content.


The WWE Network “have found a way to crack down on this.” Now it appears that some Canadian fans will need to figure out another way to get around their cable provider. The interesting part is if there are enough Canadians and other people outside the United States who are doing this then the WWE Network will see “a significant drop” in subscriptions.

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