WWE's Network push has been embarrassing at times and desperate at others. But Triple H's little effort to push the product in an interview with Stone Cold Steve Austin on Monday was downright stupid.
HHH and Steve Austin discussed a range of WWE topics in the podcast interview on WWE Network earlier this week. Amongst an array of interesting and thought provoking comments from Triple H, WWE's Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative made one huge mistake.
One of the big questions Austin put to HHH during the interview was the question: Which legend would you have liked to face that you didn't get the chance to?
HHH makes stupid error
Triple H's answer on the question was Buddy Rogers. HHH then later tweeted and told fans to go on the subscription-based streaming service that is WWE Network and look up Buddy Rogers and watch some of his matches.
Turns out though, much to HHH's embarrassment, that a WWE Network search for Buddy Rogers will not come up with a whole lot at all, reports say.
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"Triple H later tweeted and told fans to go on the WWE Network and look up Buddy Rogers. It turns out that there are no Buddy Rogers matches on the WWE Network and the only search result for Rogers on the WWE Network has him being interviewed on an episode of Tuesday Night Titans," NoDQ reported.
Certainly not the first time that WWE has failed to deliver that's for sure.
WWE's desperate Network push
WWE have been pushing their Network down the throats of fans over the last 10 months and many in the WWE Universe are sick and tired of it.
There have been the free subscription offers and promises of expanding the Network to new countries before reneging on those promises.
Though WWE's advertising of the product has been somewhat farcical, earlier this month they did announce that they have finally got one million subscribers - a number which Chairman Vince McMahon says is the magic number to break-even on the project.
It remains to be seen whether or not WWE Network lasts in the long run when you consider the amount of money the wrestling company has lost because of the idea in the last year. Watch this space.