WWE must solve its Network issues before WrestleMania 32

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WWE is in a respectable place at present, with a successful surprise appearance made on Monday Night Raw as well as WrestleMania 32 just around the corner.

Ahead of this week's edition of Raw, many members of the WWE Universe were speculating as to who would be making the surprise appearance that had been widely discussed.

When Shane McMahon's music hit, the crowd at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit were thrilled, something which can rarely be said of WWE fans lately.


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A surprise was just what the company, as well as its huge fan base, needed as McMahon's comeback proved a clear reminder that WWE does continue to have some worthwhile ideas.

WWE Network

With this success in mind, however, members of the WWE Universe still had an important reason to be angry with the business, following the Fastlane pay-per-view event on February 21.

The show, which took place at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, was put down by many as being one of the worst WWE pay-per-view events in the past few months.

As if the event did not receive enough criticism, fans had even more reason to be frustrated as several followers of the company suffered streaming issues via the WWE Network, whilst trying to watch the show.

As What Culture has revealed, Fastlane turned out to be one of the most complained about pay-per-view streams in the history of the WWE Network, with some 51% of viewers complaining via a PWTorch survey.

As well as this, many WWE fans took to social media to express their anger at the poor quality of the stream.

Whilst WWE will undoubtedly not be making these WWE Network issues top of their priority list, it is hugely frustrating for those members of the WWE Universe, who continue to pay £9.99 a month.

WrestleMania 32

This problem should be firmly at the top of WWE's list, given their biggest pay-per-view of the year; WrestleMania 32, is just around the corner.

The incident with Fastlane has given fans plenty of reason to worry, with the thought of a WrestleMania 32 stream struggling, surely causing them to question why they are paying money for the WWE Network at all.

Fans all around the world have invested in the WWE Network, and yet with the company still trying to promote it even further, issues like this will surely encourage fans to cancel their subscription altogether.

This could become a huge problem for Vince McMahon and his company as followers of WWE may well look to purchase future pay-per-view events, as opposed to risking trying to watch them on the struggling WWE Network. 

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