WWE announced that they had sold the exclusive rights to the WWE Network to the Peacock platform, which is owned by NBC Universal.
This is certainly good news for fans, especially those who are already Peacock subscribers, so would technically be getting the WWE Network for free.
However, it seems like there could be some issues with the new platform for WWE fans, especially for live pay-per-views and network specials.
Speaking about the issues with live shows and playback, Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez had the following to say on Wrestling Observer Radio last night:
Meltzer: “I was told that when Peacock runs live sports events, which they do all the time, that you have to watch it live.”
Alvarez: “You cannot start an hour late and go back and start watching from the beginning. There is no start from beginning feature for live sports.”
Meltzer: “Right, which sucks. And also, the other problem with that is that if somebody does something really screwy or botches a finish or something, you can’t go back (rewind). You have to just watch in real time, and then you have to go back later to search it out, rather than just go back at the time.”
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The move over to Peacock is set to take place on March 18, just three days before the Fastlane pay-per-view event.