Report: WWE Network Changes Planned For 2019

The WWE Network as we know it might be changing as early as 2019.

PWInsider's Mike Johnson reports that Vince McMahon is "personally overseeing the process and is working on a one-on-one basis with both Kevin Dunn and the company's Chief of Staff Brad Blum on ways to tweak the company's strategies for original programming." WWE has toyed with the idea of a tiered Network for over two years and Johnson reports that those plans are still in place. 

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The report states that WWE has looked to acquire more video libraries. As previously reported, WWE and Impact officials met two weeks ago. The content of that meeting has been kept under wraps and Impact officials denied that the meeting was about WWE purchasing the company or tape library.

WWE currently has the rights to the PROGRESS and ICW video libraries. They also have a good relationship with EVOLVE, which is currently under the WWN Live banner.

WWE is also moving forward with more original programming, which was brought up in a recent survey. reports indicate that the House Hardy special has already begun filming. 

The 2016 plan included four tiers. The free tier included a 24/7 live stream that would feature WWE content without PPVs. A $4.99 price point includes everything you get today with the exception of NXT and TakeOver specials. Furthermore, only the "Big Four" events would be available. A $9.99 price would be the Network as it currently exists. A $14.99 plan included everything today, without the commercials, and 'access to independent wrestling content such as TNA & Ring of Honor" among other extra content and perks.

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