In September 2011, WWE officially announced plans to launch the WWE Network. WWE conducted a survey asking if people would pay for the WWE Network if it were a premium channel. In an email sent to WWE fans who might be interested in the WWE Network,
The original launch date had been April 1, 2012, which would have coincided with WrestleMania XXVIII. WWE.com featured a countdown clock that would have expired on April 1, however the clock was quietly removed, and the network did not launch as advertised.
Two years later, on Old School Raw in January 2014, WWE ran teasers featuring the WWE Network logo promoting an announcement on January 8 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. It was later confirmed that the announcement would concern the WWE Network. At the Consumer Electronics Show on January 8,
WWE revealed a comprehensive plan which will see a launch date of February 24, 2014 in the United States. WWE Network will be available on desktops and laptops via WWE.com. WWE Network will also be available through the WWE App on: Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices; Android, iOS, Roku streaming devices, PlayStation 3 & 4 and Xbox 360. Availability on additional devices, including Xbox One and select Smart TVs, will follow in the summer of 2014. Vince McMahon has stated that all 12 WWE Pay-Per-Views will be featured on the network for no additional charge, starting with WrestleMania XXX. WWE has announced that the upcoming network will air footage featuring Chris Benoit, but an advisory warning will be displayed before each airing.
For $10 a month, subscribers will get to watch 12 monthly pay-per-view specials and 100,000 hours of video-on-demand content. Included in that huge library is every previous pay-per-view event from the WWE, WCW, and ECW. Original programming will also accompany the long list of classics available. The WWE announced an original called Legends House. The show will feature eight former stars all in the same house, probably yelling and hitting one another with various objects.