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Year 3 of WWE Network started on a poor note for the majority of PWTorch readers with the Fast Lane PPV. And, the timing was unfortunate since it was the PPV before WrestleMania.
Year 2 of the Network included interruptions here and there during Sunday Night PPVs, but it seemed like WWE mainly resolved their Year 1 glitches.
Fast Lane was a step backwards for 51 percent of Torch readers, who voted in our poll that they experienced “issues/problems throughout the PPV.”
Also, 33 percent said they had some issues, but not enough to be a big problem.
Only 16 percent said they zero or very minimal interruptions/issues with the Network stream.
In an interesting piece of timing, the Network setback followed WWE identifying 14 risks associated with the Network in their 2015 annual report.
As we covered last week, one of those risks that could affect business is a disruption to WWE’s ability to deliver the Network stream.
“Service disruption or degradation for any of the foregoing reasons could diminish the overall attractiveness of our subscription service to subscribers, causing us to lose subscribers and/or credit subscribers affected by such disruption,” WWE noted in the risks section of their report.