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Well isn't that special.  Shocked that it only took them six months to figure this tactic out.  

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  1. But do we get the old Lord Alfred 'promotional consideration... paid for by the following'?

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  2. They really should have been doing this from the get go.

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  3. It's awesome I can get commercials now for $9.99.

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  4. Like most of the spec already have commercial breaks anyway, why not add them in where they fall? Probably because it's one big video file and they didn't think to segment them.

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  5. No different than youtube these days. If it helps the long term sustainability of the Network, I'm all for it.

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  6. Or the nWo ones.

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  7. Extant1979 - Ghetto SuperstarOctober 13, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    If Hulu can get away with it, don't see why WWE Network shouldn't...

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  8. I'm less concerned by the commercials themselves than what they might mean for the programming.


    For example, is it possible that Mattel might not run their ads unless the Attitude Era shows are "cleaned up" in case somehow a Nerf ad is placed next to an episode where Austin flips the bird?

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  9. Except I'm not paying $9.99 a month for YouTube.

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  10. Where can I watch it in English

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  11. Bret Hart ICOPRO commercial or gtfo.

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  12. Considering RAW has become a 3-hour ad for Diet Mountain Dew, this doesn't surprise me.

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  13. I have no real problems with it as long as it's not put in the middle of the shows. I can deal with it on Hulu and understand why they would need to do it.

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  14. Yeah, could have happened at Wrestlemania 7 against Perfect, but I'm guessing they already knew they wanted the belt on Perfect for the Bret title change in summer

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  15. You'd much rather be posting on the BoD from your house?

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  16. Well Mrs. Foley's Baby Boy's Baby Girl should be our next hardcore diva.

    Bang BANG! BANG!


    http://instagram.com/p/qQDVZPpE_i/?modal=true

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  17. You shut your filthy fucking mouth! The Mad Ox is a great part of RAW!

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  18. Their mail server is too busy spamming me multiple times a day that my subscription has expired to bother sending information to paying customers.

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  19. "The fuck outta my ring" is an awesome nickname.

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  20. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 13, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    YouTube can be pretty bad, too. When I've listened to albums that have been uploaded, there will be random ad breaks in the middle of songs

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  21. I'm certain this sort of thing won't happen. I imagine they have a ton of data for what demo watches what stuff and will use that data for targeting advertising.

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  22. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 13, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    I heard it's all about confidence, though

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  23. She... didn't. Unless it was at a house show or something. Where did you see that she did?

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  24. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 13, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Can't wait till Foley goes on about how he loves Noelle like a daughter

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  25. I hope they blast the sound on the commercials twice as loud like they do with the intro for each show. Kills my eardrums every time.

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  26. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 13, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    The other AJ

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  27. That's the theory (and of course what I thought they'll HOPEFULLY do). We'll see how well it holds up in practice.

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  28. Man I had an Oscar Wilde quote ready to go for all the bitching I expected to see here. I'm shocked at the rational discussion occuring.

    So instead, here's a bunny with a pancake on its head:

    http://sescoops.sescoops.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/wwe-extreme-rules-weelc-announcers-ses-1-628x250.jpg

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  29. Only if they are for Castrol Motor Oil

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  30. I think everyone hates advertisements, but the service is WELL worth the $9.99. The PPVs alone are worth the $9.99 plus we get all the library and exclusive shows. I'll tolerate an ad here and there to keep the price the same.

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  31. "Noelle Foley, daughter of Mick Foley, is currently training to become a pro wrestler."

    She's smoking hot, so im all for this

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  32. That seems random and like it shouldn't make any sense...but it makes complete sense.

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  33. He meant AJ Styles losing the IWGP title to Tanahashi.

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  34. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 13, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    I broke this news in the daily thread.

    Go me.

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  35. Translation: Diet mountain dew ads

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  36. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 13, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Yep.....
    :sobs:

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  37. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 13, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    LOL dude in the Millennium Falcon getup

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  38. Should I buy a 3DS or a Wii U? Or wait a bit and get a PS4?

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  39. The Duggan-DiBiase multi-stip match is the best match in the history of the Mid-South promotion. Also had kickass matches with Buzz Sawyer, Dick Slater, Terry Gordy, and the Midnight Express.


    Best post-Mid-South Duggan match is far and away the Vader bout at Starrcade '94. Duggan came to work for that one.

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  40. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 13, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    When did it happen?

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  41. These are the commercials they need to play on the network

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w1RWBNiVAE

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  42. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 13, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    HEY 'LLAX

    DID YOU KNOW that Timothy Busfield was Poindextder in Revenge of the Nerds? I just recently learned that

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  43. my thoughts exactly. I enjoyed the last couple Wrestle Kingdoms enough but would love english commentary.

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  44. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 13, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Crap, thought he had legs to go to the January show. Oh well, at least he had the privilege of being foreigner to hold it.

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  45. Yeah, I'd wager he'll be the first GFW champion if Jarrett doesn't put the belt on himself. Heh. At least we get Tanahashi vs. Okada for the strap again!

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  46. Extant1979 - Ghetto SuperstarOctober 13, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    From the description you posted, it doesn't seem like it would be too much of a change from what we get now and easy to ignore, really. I barely watch the live stream at this point unless it's during a PPV or an NXT special, so I doubt I'll notice all that much...

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  47. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 13, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Get a 3DS, you could play Kingdom Hearts 3D.

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  48. BUY THE SHIRT!

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  49. I could play a ton of good games now with either the 3DS or Wii U, but imagine playing KH 3 on the PS4!?

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  50. Extant1979 - Ghetto SuperstarOctober 13, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    *slow clap*

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  51. Of course a TNA fan would buy a Wii U.

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  52. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 13, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    He has no legs?!

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  53. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 13, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    The graphics will be great, yeah get a PS4.

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  54. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 13, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    DON'T MAKE ME GET FAKE MAD AT YOU AND HAVE A WORK TURN REAL

    WHY AM I YELLING?

    HI EXTANT, HOW YA DOIN', BRAH?

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  55. Considering they can't execute a search function, I doubt they have that sort of sophisticated analysis going on

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  56. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 13, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    He champion run doesn't anymore.

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  57. Skynet? Is that you?

    :: Sends Arnold back in time just in case ::

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  58. In fairness to them, they rarely add anything of significance so why bother with an email telling us that?

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  59. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 13, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Only if Foley works a part time deal and she's at ring side during all of his matches.

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  60. Extant1979 - Ghetto SuperstarOctober 13, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Giving you props via a slow clap is enough to earn scorn now? I'm in Bizarro world.

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  61. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 13, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Oh, I thought you meant you were giving me the clap slowly

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  62. Anybody know why Willie Mack already got cut? Did WWE already fill their black guy quota?

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  63. Extant1979 - Ghetto SuperstarOctober 13, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    I can't feel my legs. I CAN'T FEEL MY LEGS!

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  64. Well said.

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  65. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 13, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Oh, there they are

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  66. Few crotch thrusts at her first.

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  67. Extant1979 - Ghetto SuperstarOctober 13, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    As someone who was born in NJ but lives in NYC, I'm offended on both sides.

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  68. Extant1979 - Ghetto SuperstarOctober 13, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    I'm hoping that by the end of the holiday season (which begins with the beginning of "Steve-a-Bration at the start of November), I shall have both a Wii U and a PS4.

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  69. Adam "Colorado" CurryOctober 13, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    It's going to be on PPV, cross-promotional deal with GFW.

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  70. Extant1979 - Ghetto SuperstarOctober 13, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    I would have gone to Brooklyn. They seem to have a ton of support when they use the Barclays Center.

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  71. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 13, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    I just was going through a old WWF magazine from the 90s that a family member gave me, and man was it ICOPRO heavy.

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  72. It's like the anti-Cena/Orton. It only gets more awesome with each iteration.

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  73. So Raw's gonna have a reality show guy I've never heard of, and some reality show woman I've never heard of. This show will get the FFWD treatment, I'm guessing.

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  74. I still stand behind it's Nick Swardson trolling us... right?

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  75. It's true. The live $50 PPVs were already flush with commercial breaks as it is, and not just their usual "upcoming shows" promotional stuff but actual Mountain Dew commercials inserted into the show. The Network's model is actually less obnoxious somehow.

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  76. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 13, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Last time I checked isn't Noelle Foley highly fuckable?

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  77. I would totally downlo...er watch that show.

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  78. Geez, man...have some class. We don't talk such smut around these parts.

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  79. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 13, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Nevermind. She is.

    http://nocoastbias.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/noelle-11.png

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  80. In this thread: Acknowledgement That Noelle Foley Can Get It

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  81. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 13, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Apparently we haven't met. How are you sir?

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  82. I'm cool. Just watching some lesbian bondage porn.

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  83. If he could hijack Raw like the 2k14 panel, the ratings triple...

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  84. He was officially signed a few weeks ago and I believe should be headed to NXT very shortly if he isn't there already

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  85. Hot enough to get net nerds frothing? She's definitely a she.

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  86. The best will be when we find out that Noelle is dating some WWE guy we all hate.

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  87. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 13, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    You missed out on the fine collection of lez bondage some one sent me last night.

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  88. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 13, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Fortunately she looks like her mom.

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  89. Fuck you, Mick is adorable!

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  90. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 13, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    But Miz is already dating someone.


    There should be a countdown to when CM Punk gets to her.

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  91. It was reported today they cut him.

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  92. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 13, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    ..If you're into homeless people, by all means go for it.

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  93. "DEAN AMBROSE SAID 'YEP' ON SMACKDOWN LAST WEEK, DOES THIS MEAN AN ALLIANCE BETWEEN AMBROSE AND ABEYANCE? TUNE IN TO NITRO TO FIND OUT!"

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  94. Who else do we all hate?

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  95. Wonder if he failed a drug test or physical?

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  96. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 13, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    MAGGLE COLE!

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  97. Maybe I am...maybe...I...am.

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  98. As long as they are no longer than a minute, it shouldn't be a problem.

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  99. Looks like GFW is trying to broadcast all of New Japan's PPV shows to America. Big news for American fans of NJPW

    http://pwinsider.com/article/88853/gfwnew-japan-update.html?p=1

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  100. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 13, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Don't be surprised if Noelle get pitched the idea of doing a Mankind type gimmick but it turns out all McMahon wanted was for her to be in a leather bondage outfit.

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  101. No reason was given in the report so that's why I was asking.

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  102. Indeed. There are other video sites that I watch with ads such as these. Yeah they're annoying and I wish they would go away. Then thirty seconds pass and I get my wish. It's not a big deal.

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  103. Dude, you shitbeat me in fantasy hockey this week and oddly enough three of the autodrafted teams had the most points

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  104. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 13, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Take off his suit jacket (revealing huge sweat stains) and drop an elbow on it?

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  105. Shut Up Meekin > Every Oscar Wilde Quote Ever.

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  106. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 13, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Jersey cats. It's bad enough that people think that the morons from the Jersey Shore are really from Jersey when the majority of the cast was from New York or elsewhere.

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  107. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 13, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    Then NY'ers should stop moving here.

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  108. Extant1979 - Ghetto SuperstarOctober 13, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    Shut up, Meekin is actually a little-known Oscar Wilde quote.

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  109. Yeah, my team is decent but I guarantee you if I had been at the draft, I would have shit pounded everyone in this league. I don't really have a lot of depth.

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  110. Ditto with Scott. As long as I can still watch VOD uninterrupted, I am happy. Hulu would take X7 and stick 45 minutes of ad breaks in there.

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  111. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 13, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Izod isn't bad. Kind of a small venue though.

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  112. My goalies sucked. Bernier was awful

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  113. You mean, like Netflix?

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  114. Ad block should be illegal.

    And no it wouldn't take care of it as I think most of us don't watch the network on a computer.

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  115. You deserve a pizza trophy

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  116. "Twenty dollars each or two for forty. If you buy a million of 'em, it's only twenty million dollars!!!"
    One of my all-time favorite lines...

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  117. Wilde: "There is only one thing worse than a Paul Meekin article on DDP Yoga, and that is... two Paul Meekin articles on DDP Yoga."

    *rapturous applause from the gentry*

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  118. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Dear WWE network subscriber,
    We miscalculated how many people would actually subscribe to the network, and we are currently operating at a loss. So we have opted to sell time to Mountain Dew and Viagra to help alleviate some of the overhead.
    PS WWE in no way endorses the experiment of dropping your Viagra into your Mountain Dew to see what happens.

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  119. Nothing happens. Trust me.

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  120. "Brevity is the soul of wit."

    -Caliber Winfield, who came up with that all on his own and didn't even know it's from Shakespeare

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  121. TJ #1: Just watching the original Hell in a Cell match for the first time in a long while. Shawn Michaels is the absolute best ever at taking the "out on his feet, but won't give up" ass-kicking. Heel or face, he is great at selling a beating, but throwing in the stubborn hope spots.

    TJ #2: Undertaker vs. Shawn is like the anti-Sting/Vader formula, in all the best ways. Whereas Sting-Vader works because the big monster heel beats up on the plucky babyface hero, the Undertaker-Shawn matches work because it's the monster beating up on the smaller heel you want to see get pummeled. Just awesome stuff, in both formats, but it takes a really great heel performer to make the dynamic work the other way around (bigger babyface beating up smaller heel)

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  122. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 13, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    I believe you.

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  123. HowmuchdoesthisguyweighOctober 13, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Yup. Trying to watch some old survivor series and it was acting up

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  124. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 13, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    No way, man. This is a rasslin' world... that thing'll be broken in minutes!

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  125. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 13, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Also, RAW episodes from 8/14/95, 8/21/95 and 9/11/95 (two week gap due to no shows) are on the schedule for early Wednesday AM. So I'm assuming they are back to adding the chronological episodes from where they left off.

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  126. Didn't Rusev and Hacksaw already have a standoff? I'm thinking Big E saved Hacksaw from a beating.

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  127. Hulu isn't getting away with it. Their numbers continue to get worse.

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  128. Wwe income inspirations....brought to you by Hulu plus.

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  129. It's funny to me that I never realized as a kid that Duggan was actually supposed to be retarded. In retrospect, it's pretty obvious. Heels would say "he's nuts!", he'd goose step around the ring, go cross eyed, say random shit, etc. I only realized it when he teamed up with Eugene.

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  130. This was bound to happen.

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  131. I hate Hulu, glad I got rid of it and the ads were just one of the reasons.

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  132. Wow, I understand the economics of it, but that's terrible.

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  133. Yeah he did. I mean in WWF or '94-95ish WCW though

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  134. Crazy, outside the box idea: Reinvest your commercial profits and give me another season of Steve Austin yelling at wannabe wrestlers.

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  135. Non-Russo Duggan Heel Turn, for discussion's sake, I take it. Be fun if Dibiase bought him out and he became Money Inc's muscle as part of the Hogan feud.

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  136. If it keeps cost at $9.99 and allows WWE to keep the service afloat, I'll allow it. I'm a realist.

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  137. What's worse than being the insufferable douche who quotes Oscar Wilde on a wrestling blog?

    Being the insufferable douche who threatens to do it.

    Shut up Meekin.

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  138. This is the problem with having a midcard that's largely irrelevant, though. I'd be more than happy for Dolph and Cesaro to knock shit out of each other in matches that actually matter that result from feuds that matter for a belt that actually matters, but that would necessitate a total revamp of their booking at almost every level, and rehabilitating the IC title (which they've tried and just forgotten about like five times in fewer years). As it stands, Dolph and Cesaro are just about main event level talents who go through long periods of inertia, inactivity and anonymity because there isn't any space for them in the main event at present. onsistent losses make them look bad, consistent wins makes you wonder why they're not doing anything more substantive with them (and don't mean half as much). This is one of the few positives to draw from having two titles - even without the brand split thing, you still had something that was sold as vaguely meaningful that upper midcard talent could scrap over. As it stands, people like Zig and Ces fight people at apparent random without any back story or meaning, and trade losses and wins forever, building nowhere, to no pay off.

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  139. Anyone else finding it ironic that the one who's complaining about WWE Network needing to use advertising to avoid operating at a loss is the one who is essentially stealing the product in the first place?

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  140. Is he a face or a heel at the moment? I literally have no idea.


    You're very right - his continued presence on WWE programming used to annoy the shit out of me, but then I watched a few out of character interviews with him and he came across as very humble and personable.

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  141. The Rock is the star of the films he's in. This would be like saying Robert Horry had a better career than Tim Duncan.

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  142. Which we do not endorse doing here.

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  143. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 13, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Apparently Pepsi is one of the 1st advertisers to show up on the Network

    They must really want Punk back

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  144. Well so does Scott... like I doubt he could keep this going if he didn't get ad revenue.

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  145. How appealing would HBO be with commercials? We will see how intrusive they are, if you can't fast forward, that's a problem.

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  146. "Well isn't that special. Shocked that it only took them six months to figure this tactic out."

    That's unfair. I work in advertising and the WWE has been selling advertisers on the network ever since it launched. That they're launching advertising now is indicative of two things:


    A. they've finally put together the advertising platform that delivers the video ads (I won't get into the full explanation because it's complicated/boring, but every relevant online video platform tracks a ton of data and every advertiser expects full reporting on this data, so it's more complex than "just put a video up")


    B. brands are finally starting to buy ad space on the network


    We'll have to see what brands are running on it, but if it's multiple blue chip advertisers or one big sponsor, that's actually a good sign for the WWE Network's growth. No company would spend their ad dollars on a platform that's going to fail or is failing.

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  147. What could possibly be your problem with adblock?

    You enjoy having your videos interrupted midway through with swiffer ads?

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  148. Extant1979 - Ghetto SuperstarOctober 13, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    I don't think I've ever seen a platform that uses advertising where you can FF through the ads.

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  149. Extant1979 - Ghetto SuperstarOctober 13, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    I agree that this is actually a positive sign of growth for the Network. If they managed to attract some advertisers to use the Network, something must be popping for them.

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  150. Not appealing at all. It would defeat the entire purpose of HBO and it would only mean that Netflix, Showtime, Starz, Encore and Epix would pass HBO and Cinemax by.

    They're already getting their asses kicked by Netflix, the last thing they need to do is put up ads on a $20 a month service and speed up the process of their other rivals kicking their asses.

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  151. The more important question is: Why are they constantly shilling Diet Mountain Dew and not the real thing? That's like shilling for RC Cola when Cheerwine is right there in front of you.

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  152. HBO operates on an entirely different business model so it's not apples to apples. HBO Go is a compliment to their business (at this point), not an all-in bet like the WWE Network is to Vince and company.


    No commercials during programming, limited ads between shows, and ads before some content (most likely a :15-30 spot before the ad, maybe shorter). That's not intrusive at all.


    Business-wise, advertising will help keep subscriber costs at a manageable level (HBO isn't free folks), and depending on much ad business gets, may lead to lower subscription rates in order to juice the # of subscribers.

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  153. Hacksaw Jim Duggan: The pioneer of 50/50 booking.

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  154. True, the only thing I can really think of is the Podcast world, so far anyways.

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  155. I'd rather pay them more for no ads. There's a reason less people sub hulu than netflix.

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  156. As a Welshman your reference is lost on me, but I understand the sentiment. My point was that people know who Drax is, and should he play a Jaws-like villain in Bond he'll be known for that too. Those two roles would be a bigger deal than anyone Johnson's played. The Rock may be a "star", but he's the star of mostly poor films.

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  157. I never understood as a child why I was having nutritional supplements marketed to me. ICOPRO always seemed like something for the 18-35 market, not the kids who read the magazine.

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  158. You can't get Cheerwine in most of the country. I was surprised that I was only able to find one location in all of Augusta, GA when I was there for two weeks.

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  159. Smaller sites... like the one we are on right now... count on ad revenue to cover costs and survive, I don't think a few ads are too much of a sacrifice in order to have good stuff.

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  160. This is 100% going to be an option down the road, probably around WrestleMania, and another reason why it makes good business sense to introduce advertising to the platform.

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  161. What will realistically happen is I will pay double for no ads and dump the network except the Survivor Series to Wrestlemania season.

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  162. Longfellow couldn't have said it any better.

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  163. CruelConnectionNumber2October 13, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    They said there would b limited commercials from the initial announcement of the Ntework. I cancelled it and could care less.

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  164. Duggan for WON hal of fame. Hooooooooooooooo

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  165. If integrating ads into video to track data and convincing advertisers to actually buy ad space took this much time, shouldn't WWE have been working on those things before launching the Network so that it would be ready upon launch (e.g. "launch partners" or some better buzzphrase)? Why wasn't this issue included in all of WWE's expenses and focus on launching the Network over the past few years?

    People would have grumbled about ads at launch, but I can understand more complaints now that ads are being added to "something we paid for!!!" (if my Twitter timeline is any indication, even though there are plenty of ads on cable TV that still costs money).

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  166. So you care at least a little bit?

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  167. CruelConnectionNumber2October 13, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    I hope the 2014 return of SURGE is included in the ads!

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  168. CruelConnectionNumber2October 13, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Good catch.

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  169. I'll allow it. But I won't renew my subscription.

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  170. A slow clap is used to feign support for a performance that everybody knows sucked.

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  171. The network is like a newly launched state run security guard outfit. It trickles down, but in three years - you have the force you needed from day one.

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  172. The one against Hogan in 1981 - a clean-shaven mustached Dugan wrestled

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  173. The WWE is on record with saying they rushed the network in order to get up and running for WrestleMania, I imagine building out the ad infrastructure was one of the things that missed the cut.


    As far as selling to advertisers, it's probably twofold, the ad infrastructure wasn't there and brands were probably hedging their bets on the network. I can't speak for any other companies, but on the brands I've worked on, they won't commit dollars to a platform that isn't a sure thing and doesn't already have a healthy base of subscribers. Missing their projected number of subscribers in Q1 also wasn't a good sign.


    We'll see what advertisers are actually running on the network, but it's a good sign that brands are jumping on board. Like I said, no one is committing their ad dollars on a failing platform.

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  174. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomeryOctober 13, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    "Hot Bod...

    I want your BOD"

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