Do you enjoy watching men in tight pants hugging each other? I know I do. That’s why I’m quite excited about the news from Las Vegas (where else?) that the world’s most popular sports entertainment brand is bringing its own streaming app to consoles soon.
WWE Network will arrive on PS3, 360 and PS4 in the US in February, with an Xbox One app expected to follow soon after. It’s a 24 hour streaming service that gives access to all 12 pay-per-view events, as well as Smackdown and Raw. You’ll also be able to access every WCW and ECW pay-per-view event ever from the archive and there will be pre- and post-Raw and Smackdown shows to watch too.
It sounds like an awful lot of content, including a new show – WWE Countdown – which is to debut on the app. The best news is that it’s all going to be available for the bargain price of $9.99 per month. That’s a snip.
There’s no confirmation of a UK (or European) release for the app but we assume that they’re still bound into contracts with Sky and their DVD distributors on this side of the Atlantic. Hopefully we’ll hear something soon because I know I’d rather pay Vince a tenner a month for my men in tight pants hugging than pay Rupert £30 a month plus extortionate PPV fees for his shed full of terrible telly.