600,000 New Network Subscribers
It was announced today that the WWE Network received roughly an additional 600,000 subscribers from the end of 2015 until Wrestlemania, jumping from 1.2 million to 1.8 million.
“History was made last night with both a record-setting crowd at AT&T Stadium and more households than ever before watching WrestleMania on WWE Network,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “WWE Network continues to drive transformative growth for our company.”
During the conference call it was revealed that domestic subscribers increased by 24%. There is a total of 434,000 international subscribers, the UK being the biggest overseas market.
Of course it will be interesting to know how many unsubscribe now WrestleMania is over.
George Barrios said piracy is not a concern because they have certain technology in place, however anyone who uses Bittorrent or visits sites like Watch Wrestling will know every single show is pirated to thousands and thousands of people.
The company have also not addressed how easy it is to get multiple free trials simply by using a proxy, different email account and payment method to sign up.
Roman Reigns Calls Out Cena On Today
In a possible sign of where things are headed, Roman Reigns called out John Cena during his appearance on the Today Show:
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 4, 2016
Women Are Now Superstars
It seems going forward the women will now be referred to by the gender neutral term Superstars. The Diva’s section of WWE.com has been removed and now men and women are all on the same Superstars page.