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WWE Network: The Thread

The launch is NOW.  And of course the site is already jammed up with people trying to sign up.  Start discussing all things Network here!

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  1. Well, I'm having trouble logging on with my XBox, but I do like the interface thus far.

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  2. Watching GAB 1989 on my iphone right now and the stream is flawless.

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  3. Your_Favourite_LoserFebruary 24, 2014 at 7:07 AM

    huh? wwe network?

    is this a thing? you think they'd have promoted it better

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  4. Yep. Can't sign up. Of course. They're providing the first week as a free trial, which I suppose is their way of saying, "Yeah...this is gonna suck for the first week while we try and figure this out, so we're just not gonna charge you."

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  5. I signed up no problem at all and it is working great on my iphone of all things.

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  6. Last night: "WWE screws the fans over again!"
    This morning: "Baaaaaa! Baaaaaaa!"

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  7. Your_Favourite_LoserFebruary 24, 2014 at 7:08 AM

    there's honestly no point in signing up right away. nxt arrival is the 1st original streaming program that might be worth anything in a live setting

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  8. I did already say that I hate you.

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  9. "The requested object does not exist on the server. The link you followed is either outdated, inaccurate, or the server has been instructed not to let you have it."


    Kind of like a Daniel Bryan WWE Title win...

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  10. Question: as a Canadian, is there a way to sign up? I know it hasn't launched in Canada, but Scott said he signed up?

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  11. If you're Canadian, all you have to do is provide a US address. Doesn't matter who's, just any random US address. I'm paying via my Canadian credit card and watching ECW Hardcore TV from 1994 as we speak

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  12. how exactly did the fans get screwed?

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  13. But wouldn't it have to be the same billing address as your credit card?

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  14. But I love everyone

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  15. We are attempting to process your request. Please wait...

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  16. and I hate everyone. It balances out.

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  17. I just skipped the first week, and signed up on the spot. Only got charged $9.99.

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  18. I signed up at 8:30 this morning (I guess they decided to launch the on demand stuff early). Quick things I noticed:

    1. PPVs are all up, obviously.

    2. The non PPV stuff is very slim right now. 4 episodes of ECW Hardcore TV, 1 episode of WCCW, 3 episodes of Legends of Wrestling, and four old shows from MSG (and a couple old Raws and Smackdowns too, I think). Cool stuff but had hoped for more from the older stuff. I'm sure we'll get it as we go along.

    3. Looks like Raw and Smackdown might be delayed by a month. They have the full run of Raw (or I think so, I didn't check each and every episode) from the beginning of 2012 until the end of January. Batista's debut show is the most recent one they have up.

    4. I didn't check everything but there was no glitches in the Mankind/Rock match at Rumble 99, chairshots to the head were shown.

    5. I checked WM 20 to see the mysterious Chris Benoit disclaimer, but it was non existent. Just TV-14 for language.

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  19. Not all of the archive was available on my iphone.
    I did see a section for World Class but nothing was available

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  20. Got further than I had before, typed in the credit card info and...nothing.

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  21. Didn't work for me either. Probably major traffic. I'll try later.

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  22. There's only one episode available for World Class right now.

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  23. Daniel Bryan lost.

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  24. Apparently not! Maybe it thinks it's been given as a gift?

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  25. Is there any way that we can blame Batista for this?

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  26. Goddammit. This is why they fucking should have been letting us sign up all along. Fuckers.

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  27. To be fair, the sheep are excited about pretty much everything BUT the current product.

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  28. Still having trouble, sometimes I can get on the first page to sign in on my WWE account, sometimes I can get to the account info page but it seems to fuck up on a page after that. Im not bitching though, I'm sure the website servers are being bombarded with people.

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  29. Your_Favourite_LoserFebruary 24, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    i wonder if it's simply going to be the same thing they showed on 24/7, with michael hayes and (at the time) kevin von erich hosting

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  30. No matter when they did it, the crash at the open was inevitable. Worth it when you get through.

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  31. I actually got my credit card info entered but then got timed out when it was processing

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  32. Not sure, I haven't had time to actually check (alas, still have work today), but possibly.

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  33. Yeah, this doesn't surprise me at all. This happens at the launch of just about anything new.

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  34. Very true, although I think he meant that they should have let signups happen earlier so that when the Network launched this morning, they could have just enabled the already signed up accounts.

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  35. It's all a swerve. Russo's back.

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  36. I signed up at 8:40. Guess that was the way to go.

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  37. Your_Favourite_LoserFebruary 24, 2014 at 7:23 AM

    ok, while it's early: someone predict a comment count for this thread

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  38. Your_Favourite_LoserFebruary 24, 2014 at 7:23 AM

    cheater

    you're why everyone else can't have nice networks

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  39. So, estimates on how many will be signed up by the end of the day? Provided the servers will let them, of course.

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  40. Me too. I actually went on WWE.com just to sign into my account so it'd be open already at 9, but they gave me the option right then so I did that.

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  41. SIgned up at 8:58 and the site timed out while putting through my Paypal info. I thought it didn't work, but then I logged in on the app on my Nexus 7 and it's working perfectly right now. I'm watching Wrestlemania Rewind.

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  42. 1760. Could go much higher, but we will all swarm onto the RAW thread.


    This could be a long day.

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  43. No way. If Russo was back, that Darren Young/Titus O'Neil match last night would have been racist/homophobic bullshit. Instead it was just boring.

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  44. Ditto. I got to watch the TEST BARS OF DOOM

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  45. Your_Favourite_LoserFebruary 24, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    'TEST BARS OF DOOM"

    i liked his match at summerslam 99

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  46. Exactly, I kinda expected this.

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  47. Haha, I did put that one on too, although the archive was working so I just popped around in there to see what they had and to see what the "Chris Benoit" disclaimer would be (nothing) and if they would take out chairshots to the head (no).

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  48. 4: (sigh of relief) Sounds like the Network got the "uncut and uncensored" part right at least (well, as far as they could get it right... music rights BS and all)

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  49. I read that too quick and thought it said TEST BEARS.

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  50. I think 2000 is almost a given, especially if the problems persist throughout the day.

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  51. Do not, I repeat DO NOT, try it out on more than one device right now. I tried making sure it worked on my desktop, PS3 and iPhone, and now I can't log in at all because of "too many sign in attempts"

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  52. Yeah, the music being changed will suck (I assume it will be, haven't checked yet) but there's no way I'd blame them for that one, it's out of their control without paying stupid amounts of money in rights fees. The rest didn't need to be changed and so far hasn't been, although I haven't gone deep into it or anything, just checked the one match since when I think "chairshots to the head" that match springs to mind. Maybe more recent stuff would be edited, no clue, but doesn't look like it.

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  53. Yep. I actually glanced through the terms. One device only, period.

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  54. Anyone signed up but it still won't work? I'm on the main page trying to stream Wrestlemania Rewind but it won't work.

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  55. Period? Like at a time, or you can only use it on device at all?

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  56. Signed up successfully, but cant access anything. Site is JAMMED.

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  57. Really? I was watching it on my phone then switched to the Roku and it was fine, although it wasn't at the same time. I thought they said there could be two devices signed in to the same account at a time, though. Maybe not.

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  58. Your_Favourite_LoserFebruary 24, 2014 at 7:30 AM

    i'd seriously love to know the percentage of people who are signing up while at work. with mobile devices it's obviously adds a different flavor in that no matter the type of work you do, you can sign up when you have a moment. but i'm amused by the thought of tons of people sitting at their office machines not doing work and instead trying to get the network

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  59. I will go hang my head in shame

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  60. Seriously? That's ridiculous

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  61. Makes ya wonder how live streaming of PPVs is gonna go.

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  62. To clarify....watch on multiple devices, but only one at a time. Sorry to confuse.

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  63. It's working fine for me. I'm streaming Wrestlemania Rewind on the Roku right now.

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  64. Gotcha, that makes more sense, although I still thought they said two at a time, not one. Too bad.

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  65. Live stream is working flawlessly, even through all this. It's the truckload of people jamming the vault right now I suppose.

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  66. Make sure to keep an eye on your TPS reports, should they apply.

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  67. I still can't get signed in to order the network

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  68. Can we just get to the big question??


    DID SCOTT GET SIGNED UP.

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  69. I've been watching GAB 1989 since 9:01

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  70. Your_Favourite_LoserFebruary 24, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    imagine if wwe forced that stupid dubstep crap on you while you were waiting for your order to go through

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  71. I missed the first half of Wrestlemania Rewind, but it seems like it may have been guys talking about the WM 1 main event followed by them showing the whole match, which is a cooler idea for the show than I thought it was going to be.

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  72. Looks like lots of Bill Apter on these docs now, which is pretty cool.

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  73. Guess I got lucky by signing up early

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  74. That's unfortunate. i'm watching WCW Souled Out 1998.

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  75. Ah, I was able to watch stuff in the Vault earlier but haven't tried in the last 20 minutes or so.

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  76. Your_Favourite_LoserFebruary 24, 2014 at 7:35 AM

    you're not gonna make yourself any more friends, lol

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  77. Hang in there gang. This will all end when 100,000 kids get their parents credit cards cancelled by too many botched attempts.

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  78. The network has been up since 6am

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  79. Is anyone else having trouble getting signed in on the Xbox?

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  80. Kids should be in school, damn it!

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  81. I would never do such a thing.

    *looks around nervously*

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  82. Your_Favourite_LoserFebruary 24, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    THE WORLD OPERATES ON EST, BRAH

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  83. Yay! WWE Network tech support doesn't even work!

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  84. Your_Favourite_LoserFebruary 24, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    they are

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  85. Stranger in the AlpsFebruary 24, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    That noise you're referring to is the sentient ebing known as Jesse Baker, all self-aware and everything.

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  86. This is going to turn in to a Michael Cole joke on Raw tonight.

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  87. Your_Favourite_LoserFebruary 24, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    "Is anyone else having trouble getting signed in"

    ftfy

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  88. anyone else using a roku 2 player? I'm on and some stuff is there but overall it seems kinda glitchy so far regarding the full selection of PPVs and even letting me select some of the ones that are there, not complaining just questioning and hoping it isn't my player and it is just system overload at this point.

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  89. Can't even get the Billing Info page to load properly; it's as far as I've gotten

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  90. I'm technically supposed to be working so I only tried once and couldn't get through. I'll probably end up waiting a week once the rush is over.

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  91. WWE has really changed the world alright...

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  92. I sighed in on my Roku without any issue

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  93. More likely a "Did you Know?"

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  94. I am, but I can access the network on my laptop. Xbox WWE app is giving me the "Unrecognized Email or Password" response. I have to go work, so hopefully this gets up and running before the Raw Pre-show tonight, I would prefer to watch that on my TV.

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  95. Pretty much.

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  96. I have a Roku 3, the only problem I had was I'd hit the buttom to load a section (say, WCCW) and it wouldn't do anything for about 20-30 seconds, then it would load. I'm assuming that's just it running slower due to traffic. Otherwise it's been fine.

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  97. The first thing I started watching was the last WCW PPV Greed 2001.

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  98. I'm signed up and in! The first thing it auto-launched was the main event of WrestleMania I! Jesse's commentary is there (but I think his WrestleMania commentary was always allowed)...epic!

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  99. You know, I didn't have this much trouble getting a PS4 on launch day.

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  100. BTW, I'm running the app and streaming on my Nexus 7...

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  101. I imagine not nearly as many people bought a PS4 at launch, though.

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  102. It probably autolaunched the 24/7 Stream, WM Rewind is showing the full WM 1 main event right now.

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  103. Lot of people I don't even recognize posting here. Should be a fun day.

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  104. I'm not able to get any channel selections though...only the streamed WrestleMania Rewind...do you have access to search for PPV's and shows on your Nexus 7?

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  105. It is doing the same thing to me. I click on schedule and WCW PPV pop up, and it seems to be loading everything slowly. The first thing I did was look at ECW tv. At first it started with 1994, no it has shows from 93.

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  106. TJ: By the way, man is True Detective an awesome show. Maybe the best show on tv right now. Too bad it's over in two weeks.

    Oh and I got a tingly sensation in my pants during that second sex scene.

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  107. Glad it's not just me. I literally get the spinning loading wheel of doom, all the rest of the page loads up just fine, but one section will not load, and it's pretty pivitol lol

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  108. So, I can't remember my password for the WWE website, and it's preventing me from appropriately signing up, because it won't send me a new one. Hopefully it gets less clogged later...

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  109. Is everyone still having problems trying to sign up?

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  110. I'm getting the same thing. It'll work eventually.

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  111. I AM GETTING TO NO MERCY 2002 IF IT KILLS ME.


    (I just wanna see how much they edited out the Katie Vick Angle)

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  112. Yessir. The payment information doesn't come up, if it actually takes you to the sign up site.

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  113. Closed Caption FTW!!!

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  114. Correct, but I'm unable to leave the stream and search channels...can you?

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  115. Out of curiosity, why does everyone assume they edited it out? You're not the first person I've seen say that, but it wouldn't even occur to me. It was dumb and disgusting but they've done stupid shit all the time.

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  116. thanks, i'm prob just being a little too impatient, just got the roku so not fully familiar with it yet

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  117. I'm seeing reports that UK users have been able to sign up using fake US address (with UK credit card) and can watch archive content without a US IP address (live content requires US IP).

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  118. I was able to earlier but haven't tried recently, and I'm headed to work now. Someone else said they were having problems with the archive too.

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  119. Writing the phrase: "I got it! I'm currently watching ________________" on a forum of angry wrestling fans struggling with the server is like gleefully eating a meatball grinder in front of a Rwandan village

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  120. Taking a lifetime to process.


    The struggle is real.

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  121. That sucks. They need to have it accessible soon and definitely before RAW makes it to air.

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  122. It's rated TV-14 for Sexual comment. IT MIGHT BE THERE.

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  123. Someone below mentioned Canadian users being able to do the same.

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  124. WORK. YOU. PIECE. OF. SHIT. WEBSITE.

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  125. WOW. Early upvote leader.


    You monster.

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  126. Figure it's not online poker. They would probably take a Paypal Account from 123 Fake Street to get the quick $60.

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  127. He tripped over the main T3 line and took out half the network.

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  128. Yeah it took about 10/15 min. for me to get my account confirmation email from them...

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  129. I'm in and SuperBrawl 2 is streaming while I'm "working."

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  130. The struggle is going to end with Vince stealing your credit card info as punishment for getting yourself over.

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  131. Anyone know the tech support number? I believe I completed the transaction, but the server was disrupted prior to the confirmation screen for me

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  132. Got a job interview coming while I'm at work. Time to slip away for a phone interview for a few. The Network will have to wait a while.

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  133. It did the same for me. I checked my banking and email and nothing new is in there, so I doubt it went through.

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  134. OK, so you want the WWE Network, let's just get you signed up on the website....
    And IT'S GONE!

    Let's try that again, we're up to the billing information....
    And IT'S GONE!

    Now let's just try again....
    And IT'S GONE!

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  135. That's one thing I don't miss being self employed, job interviews.

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  136. Ok, can someone help me here.


    I've finally got the PayPal section to load after selecting the Free Week's Trial, and it looks as though it's going to charge me $10...


    My understanding was that you could have the week trial absolutely free and opt out?

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  137. Well this is exactly why I'm waiting for a day or two to sign up. I foresaw this problem. Don't freak out guys, we'll have it within say 48 to 72 hours. Now is anyone already in? What's the line up as far as TV shows?

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  138. "We're sorry. We can not process your request. Please try again later."

    Well, at least it's something new!

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  139. What's the library like for old shows?

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  140. I have to work the rest of the week, this is the only day/night I have a chance to spend all day watching!

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  141. Watching GAB 89 on my iphone.
    Not everything is up yet, but there is a lot of PPV's available.
    Looks like episodes of World Class will be added too, along with RAW and Smackdown episodes.

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  142. This kind of scares me. If a page has gone down for an hour now, what makes you think the PPVs won't either?

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  143. For those of you signed in: Saturday Night's Main Event availability. Yes or no?

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  144. Signed up. Streaming fine. Being a computer tech has its benefits!!

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  145. They have a month to work out any kind of stress test bugs. Given that there's a live, 24/7 show playing, they can constantly test that.

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  146. It looks like all PPV are available now. 1 WCCW show, 4 ECW hardcore TV shows. I didn't look at Raw/Smackdown, and no SNME it appears. Of note, watching SuperBrawl 2 and Ventura's commentary is not edited out. His music sounded dubbed though.

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  147. I figure they wont know how much bandwidth they will need until they get a sign up number. And once they know that number, they can adjust. Besides, if Mania crashes on them, this whole business model could collapse, and send the stock WAYYYYY down.


    Speaking of the stock price, it's about to hit $25. Which is just hilarious since Steph puked up MILLIONS and MILLIONS of shares in the $9-11 range.

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  148. Question for anybody who has gotten through and ordered it, have you been able to play it on the XBox 360?

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  149. Yeah, it was really stupid to force people to wait until launch day to sign up. Stagger the sign ups over the weeks we had to wait from the announcement.

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  150. Someone remind me again why we weren't allowed to sign up weeks in advance?

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  151. How's the Network guys?

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  152. I thought you were, or was that just for email notifications?

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  153. But will that many people be watching one program at any one time at a level comparable to how many people will be watching WM?

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  154. I dont think MLBTV has too many issues and Im guessing WWE Network wont have close to the amount of subscribers MLBTV has....

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  155. Well gee whiz, if we all could do that, do you think it'd be armageddon right now?

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  156. I can't see the words NO MERCY and not think of the game, which has me thinking there's a potential goldmine if the Network also implements a Steam component that allows access to their games catalogue.


    WWF Raw for the SNES was an undervalued gem.

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  157. Another great point. But hell, even MLBTV has opening day bugs.

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  158. Plays smooth as Hell despite the traffic it is getting...however on my Nexus 7 I'm unable to search for shows...only watch the live stream...on the website, I can search for shows, but the videos never launch; they just pull up more search results.

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  159. Sure but there are probably over a million viewers for MLBTV on opening day, WWE Network will be lucky if it has over 100,000 by Mania....

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  160. I was able to subscribe at 8:55 am EST and it was effortless. Not a bad library so far at launch...

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  161. I'm half expecting a page to pop up with Wade Barrett saying..."I'm afraid I've got some bad news."

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  162. Well good, hopefully it will become easier to watch everything once the bugs are fixed in a day or two.

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  163. I'm kind of flabbergasted that WWE didn't do a Beta period to stress test their servers against just this kind of situation. You would not only be able to see how your network would handle being slammed, but you'd be able to get an idea of how many people you'd be looking at at launch and adjust your server space accordingly.

    I'm sure once I can actually sign up and play around, this will be great. But dealing with the initial frustration is going to drive a lot of people away, ESPECIALLY if they don't have this figured out by 6PM EST.

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  164. Shows with blood and excessive violence are prefaced with a TV-14 Violence bumper...

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  165. It was an incredibly stupid way of doing things and they had plenty of time to think this out...

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  166. You're self employed? What type of job?

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  167. Im watching the Wrestlemania show on the first one and it is pretty well done so far....

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  168. Have you gotten to Benoit yet?

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  169. Ah well. Can't expect EVERYTHING all at once. Maybe they'll put it on later on.

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  170. Hit a few Benoit spots. No edits, even in the simple promos.

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  171. I am giggling like a little school girl right now. People at work will find me weird. THANKS A LOT!!!

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  172. So my wife gave me a choice today; I could either purchase the Network and stay at the house all day, or I could have 'marital relations' and then take a day trip to the mountains.

    Ricola, bitches. Enjoy the lag! (Heel Turn)

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  173. Watched the Royal Rumble 2003 Promo...tons of Benoit there. Trying to get a HHH/Steiner screen grab for Scott.


    Even the "Sponsored by Playstation TWO" is still there. Completely clean.

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  174. I'd actually think that's a good idea for now.

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  175. You couldnt sign up until today. I wonder if they wanted it to overload so they can have something to boast about....

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  176. Same with me, at the bottom of the page it says 8663085684 for customer service

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  177. Pfft. You will both be feuding by Money in the Bank.

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  178. Wow, that really is unedited.

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  179. The Tennessee Two-Step is always a good decision, especially when you marry far above your paygrade.

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  180. On WrestleMania V and VI, the WWE-owned themes that were removed from the Anthology set (Demolition, Jive Soul Bro, Dusty Rhodes, etc.) have been restored.
    ECW Heat Wave 1999 is rated TV-MA, yet Bubba Ray Dudley's promo has tons of bleeps.

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  181. It could be like the Raw's a few years ago when Vince was giving money away and when Lawler tried to sign in to be a caller, the site crashed.

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  182. WWE now posting about the excessive traffic on their home page.

    "Please be patient if you’re ordering WWE Network as we’re experiencing extremely high demand. Your order will be processed as soon as possible".

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  183. have you checked rumble 2004 after benoit wins it?

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  184. I wonder if her selling prompted others to buy in, in the hopes that maybe she was about to pull a Shane'o'Mac and leave the company?

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