Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the WWE will soon be expanding to its new platform with new pay-per-view events.
In the short term, it will be bringing back WrestleMania 33 and WrestleMania 34 as well as a number of upcoming pay-Per-View events, but WWE Network is looking to be more than just a one-year plan, according to a WWE Network spokesperson.
It will launch an expanded pay-On-Demand (POD) platform in the fall, which will include events like the WWE SuperCard and NXT Tag Team Championships.
This will give fans more ways to get their fix of WWE programming, with a dedicated WWE Network app for Apple TV and Roku devices, a new WWE app for Android devices, and more.
In addition, WWE will be expanding its WWE Network to include WWE Pay-Per View events, including the upcoming WWE Pay Per View: Attitude Era in March and the WWE Raw Live Event in October.
The WWE Network will also be launching a new app for Amazon Prime Video subscribers in late October.
While the new WWE apps are exciting, we’re not sure if they will actually change WWE’s pay-TV business model or if they’re just another step in a new direction.
The reality is that the company doesn’t really have any real plan for WWE’s future other than the one it’s already on.
It’s not clear whether WWE plans to try to grow the pay-service or whether it wants to simply stay in the same business as it has been for years, or even for decades.
This is all very early days for WWE, but the company seems to be making great strides in the direction it wants, and that will hopefully be enough for it to finally make a move to a truly profitable business model.