Former WWE Network Employee Explains How Search Engine Rules Changed From Week To Week

If you were frustrated with how the search engine worked on WWE Network, you weren't the only one.

Former WWE Network employee Marie Shadows, who was released in October, logged footage for the Network and had to deal with a different set of rules each week as to how the footage is logged.

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"I understood where they were coming from," Shadows said on the Perched On The Top Rope podcast when asked about fan frustrations when it came to using the WWE Network search. "I was even frustrated with some of the rules they put in place. The first week I was there, you know how Chris Benoit is a very touchy subject. We have to go through lots and lots of footage. Depending on what they assign you, you have to be careful about what you put for the SEO. One week, 'Chris Benoit' is okay so make sure to tag it. Week two, the bosses come in and are like, 'oh no, Vince doesn't want that. Vince wants you to change it up.' The workers didn't have to do it, the supervisors had to do it, but we as the workers had to know that we couldn't do it in the second week. The third week came and they were like, 'Eh, it's okay now.' The fourth week they were like, 'never mind, don't worry about it, we'll take care of everything.' I understood fans when they were complaining about the WWE Network and 'this didn't work' and 'that didn't work.' I had those frustrations over there working with them."

Shadows was part of "budget cuts" in October 2020, but she says she was released on "bullshit."

When asked about WWE moving to Peacock, she said she heard nothing about WWE moving to Peacock, but that the joke backstage was that WWE was going to buy Disney, not the other way around.

WWE and Peacock announced their merger in January 2021.

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