WWE have ridden the crest of the wave created by a drama packed WrestleMania XXX by announcing that the WWE Network is on course to reach the target of one million subscribers by the end of 2014.
WrestleMania XXX was one of the most memorable in the event’s illustrious history as The Undertaker saw his colossal winning streak ended at 21 consecutive victories, with Brock Lesnar the first man to beat The Phenom on the grandest stage of them all.
Of the millions across the globe tuning in to watch WrestleMania, 667,287 were subscribers to the WWE Network - an online pay-per-view service that costs $9.99-per-month. The WWE now claim they are well on the way to reach their target of one million users by the end of the year.
The WWE Network was launched on February 24 in the U.S and will be rolled out Canada, the U.K, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Nordics as the year progresses, which gives backing to the assertion that one million subscribers is on the horizon.
It will surely enjoy a sizeable fillip following Sunday night’s WrestleMania event at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans where, along with The Undertaker finally being defeated, Daniel Bryan became WWE World Heavyweight champion.