Excited for @peacockTV become the new home of @WWENetwork in the United States, helping to bring @WWE content (including @WrestleMania!!!) to a much larger audience and to provide the @WWEUniverse with a wide offer of live sports, news, movies and TV! https://t.co/MPzcxjL3IV
– Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) 25 January 2021
You will have access to weekly shows in the ring, including NXT, NXT United Kingdom and 205 Live, as well as reruns of Gross and Smack down. The last two shows hit Hulu a day or two after they aired on USA Network and Fox, respectively. The episodes are currently landing on WWE Network approximately 30 days later.
Subscribers have access to WWE Original Series, including Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions and Undertaker: The Last Ride, as well as documentaries such as WWE 24 and WWE Untold. A “Signature Documentary” will premiere each year on the Network starting in 2022. The Network Archives also includes all pay-per-view events from WWE, WCW and ECW.
WWE has been a partner of NBCU for decades. Several of his shows, including Gross and NXT, broadcast on NBCU networks. So, Peacock seems like a natural fit for the network. WWE has a similar deal in Canada, where the network is only available through cable companies.
Peacock and WWE will share more details on how they will handle accounts receivable ahead of the change. The move means WWE fans will be able to access the network (which costs $ 10 / month) for less than they’re used to with the $ 5 / month Peacock Premium option. The Ad-Free Peacock Premium Plus plan costs $ 9.99, so WWE fans will effectively be able to watch shows like Office and Saturday Night Live and a shipment of NBCU movies at no additional cost.
contrary to the UFC-ESPN + agreement, Peacock will not be the exclusive home of WWE’s pay-per-views. Fans will always be able order PPV through the cable companies, although they would get several months of access to the WWE Network and Peacock for the price of an event.
Peacock has doubled its sports (and “sports entertainment”, in WWE’s case) offering in recent months. NBCU would have planned shutting down NBC Sports Network later this year and modifying some shows, including Premier League football, NHL games and NASCAR races – to USA Network and Peacock.