WWE are offering access to the WWE Network for free as per an official press release from the company issued today. It reads as follows:
"Beginning today, WWE is pleased to unlock a vast portion of the WWE Network library and extend free access to thousands of hours of extraordinary on-demand content, including every WrestleMania in history, countless pay-per-view spectaculars, original documentaries and more, for a limited time.
This unprecedented offering to WWE fans worldwide includes each epic installment to date of WrestleMania, plus, every Royal Rumble, SummerSlam and Survivor Series event; every NXT TakeOver and NXT UK TakeOver; and groundbreaking originals such as the entire WWE 24 docuseries, Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions interview show, the recent five-episode hit, WWE Ruthless Aggression, and its 20-episode predecessor, The Monday Night War series.
Also included: Recent episodes of Monday Night Raw, Recent episodes of Friday Night SmackDown, Every episode of WWE Untold, A Future WWE: The FCW Story and much, much more
We’ve already doubled down with an historic WrestleMania this year that’s Too Big for Just One Night, streaming on WWE Network next Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 at 7 ET/4 PT. The two-night WrestleMania event is only available to WWE Network subscribers. Now, in the lead-up to The Show of Shows, you can relive classic matches, re-experience sports-entertainment’s defining moments and celebrate WWE’s greatest Superstars, past and present. Just create your account and stream on your favorite device."
This sort of offer is unprecedented, and may prove appealing to lapsed or casual fans that suddenly have a lot of time on their hands. The release doesn't specify a timeframe nor any other details typically associated with trials or free periods on other streaming service. Expect heavy promotion of the offer to come on upcoming editions of Raw and SmackDown, not least with WrestleMania 36 (at very least) included in the deal.
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