WWE unveiled their historic WWE network just over two months ago and already it seems the company are becoming more and more desperate to reach their target amount of subscribers.
The Network allows the WWE Universe to watch Raw, Smackdown, Main Event, Superstars and all monthly Pay-per-views live as well as every former WWE pay-per-view and weekly catch-up episodes of their shows as well as exclusive backstage passes, interviews and press conferences following pay-per-views.
WWE has also made Legends House exclusive to the WWE Network and made shows like "Daniel Bryan's journey to Wrestlemania" in the hope that his popularity will entice more people to sign up.
The numbers were released on April 7th, the night after Wrestlemania and the company were not happy that they only had 667,000 subscribers. So since then they have had Warrior Week, the premier of Legends House, another free trial for a week and this week they have unveiled a deal to give all Network subscribers a $25 gift card to the WWE shop for every friend they recommend.
Many fans have picked up on the desperation and it seems this week they went a step further as John Cena was kept off Raw the night after he lost to Bray Wyatt in a steel cage match at Extreme Rules, so that he could appear on Main Event, now a Network exclusive show as well.
The 14-time world champion was only there to talk but WWE were hoping his appearance on a show that could only be watched on the network would help them edge closer to their target of a million people signed up.
It is estimated that the Network now has around 750,000 - 800,000 subscribers after the latest offers managed to take on a lot more followers in the second month but it seems WWE are still not happy with this number and are pushing for more.
Many fans may decide to wait longer to sign up to the network as WWE keep the offers coming in for the un-subscribers rather than the ones who have already subscribed.
Remember WWE are still yet to release the network to overseas countries, this is set to take place later this year or early 2015 and will increase numbers further. But for right now WWE wants a million American subscribers to make it feel like the network is a success.
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