Subscribers of the WWE Network have seen their ups and downs with the service. While the $9.99 price tag has made it affordable to watch hours and hours of exclusive WWE content, decisions made by the WWE in terms of what programming is available on the Network has come under some scrutiny.
Popular shows like Bring it to the Table, Talking Smack, and others have all but disappeared and library content, including archived collections, have come and gone without much explanation from the company.
A recent report by WWE Network News has explained that WWE is removing more footage which could have some users upset. The site explained, “Bad news for those who hate to see content go from the WWE Network. Three more collections have been removed.. sort of. If you check out the Collections section, you’ll see three sets are no longer available bringing the total down to just forty-eight (forty-seven categories, with two collections inside the McMahon and Austin themed playlist). These include the Cruiserweight Anthology, Gravest Matches Ever, and Randy Orton: Apex Predator.”
They went on to explain that this could be a temporary removal and Collections have been removed and returned in the past. But, WWE Network subscribers might be best not to get their hopes up.
Where this is different and potentially upsetting is that three matches as part of this collection are not available in any other way on the WWE Network. This includes a match from Shotgun Saturday Night, Velocity, and a rare Tiger Mask match.
While it is unclear as to why these collections are coming down, the WWE may have removed them due to low views. There is a cost associated to increasing the size of the library and certainly, the company re-visits what subscribers are watching and not watching on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. If these collections got next to no attention on the network, it would make sense to remove them.
The reality is, more and more collections like this may start to disappear from the WWE Network. If, as a subscriber, this is less-than-stellar news, the best thing to do is watch these collections. The more viewers, the less likely they are to be removed.
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