If you didn’t already know, February 24th was the 5 year anniversary of the WWE Network. With over a million subscribers to the platform, the Network is no small accomplishment for the company and provides an ever-growing library of sports entertainment fun to any fan willing to pay the monthly fee.
As WWE has never been one for lackluster celebrations, it’s no surprise that they decided to commemorate the occasion in such a big way. To show those who are not subscribed to the Network what they are missing (e.g. watching any pay-per-view you’d like as many times as you want), WWE uploaded several shows to YouTube, including WrestleMania 34, NXT TakeOver Blackpool, and NXT TakeOver Phoenix, allowing fans to watch them in their entirety absolutely free.
During WrestleMania season last year, WWE reported that fans watched over 25 million hours of programming in one week – that’s 14 hours per account! With this year’s season shaping up to be a particularly exciting one, we can’t wait to see what kind of stats come out of the Network this time around.
Watch the entire NXT TakeOver: Phoenix pay-per-view for free below:
What do you think of WWE uploading an entire WrestleMania to YouTube? Are there any other shows you think should be freebies? Let us know on Twitter, @TheRumbleRamble.