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'Extremely high demand' for WWE network causes tech issues

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Pro wrestler Darren Young appears on WWE programming for a match against Sin Cara.

Earlier this year World Wrestling Entertainment announced plans for their very own online network, a new online streaming channel where, for about $10 a month fans can watch all sorts of content.

The company said they expect to sign up a million subscribers be years end and add more than $50 million to their annual revenue. Yesterday was their debut, and to use the jargon, it was kind of a body slam.

Demand was so high that it caused massive problems. The company's technology partner, none other than Major League Baseball Advanced Media, said that the extremely high demand "exceeded anything we have seen in 14 years of doing e-commerce."

We don't know the exact number of people who've signed up, but there is one person that's been extremely excited about the new prospect. Our very own engineer Alex "Gonzo" Gonzalez who's been waiting a really long time for this. 


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