WWE fans took to social media last night (July 18) during the Money in the Bank pay-per-view following issues with Peacock streaming service.
During the men’s Money in the Bank ladder match especially, fans took to Twitter to complain about technical issues with the Peacock pay-per-view stream. With international WWE Network streams seemingly unaffected, a lot of US viewers missed a portion of the highly anticipated match.
Denise Salcedo noted that the app was crashing on a number of different devices, tweeting:
“My Peacock crashed on my living room TV, tried bedroom TV, then phone and now laptop. It’s done. #MITB“
Mark Henry threatened to induct Peacock into the Hall of Pain, tweeting:
“I should have a match with peacock. somebody’s going to get their ass kicked!”
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer gave frequent updates on the situation:
“Okay this is universal. Everyone knows. Let’s see if they care about their fan base and wait for it to be fixed to start the match.”
“So evidently this is a Peacock issue and not a WWE Network issue as international is okay.”
A fan noted that they were missing crucial parts of the show due to issues, tweeting:
“Cool… Non stop buffering and freezing during #MITB Just froze for 2 minutes straight. Finally pops back on and Lashley’s victory music is playing. Missed the entire ending. @WWE needs to drop @peacockTV!!”
The stream was eventually fixed, WWE took to Twitter during the pay-per-view telling fans to log out, then back in again to fix issues. As per PWInsider, the event wasn’t paused when the issues arose as WWE wasn’t initially aware of the problems.
This is not the first time a WWE stream has went awry with Peacock. During last month’s Hell in a Cell event, fans complained about multiple technical issues with the app.
Peacock responded to numerous tweets individually, informing fans that the replay of the show is now available on Peacock Premium.