Did UFC’s ‘Fight Pass’ just get upstaged by WWE’s Digital Network?

Posted: January 9, 2014 in Commentary/Opinion, Latest news
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wwe_defaultVince McMahon just delivered a powerbomb to Dana White, figuratively speaking of course. Last night the WWE announced their digital subscription-based network, just a week after the UFC announced theirs—Fight Pass–and I think the UFC just got upstaged.

According to reports, many of the WWE network’s features are similar to Fight Pass—like the price ($9.99 per month), exclusive content, reality shows, and a huge library of past events. WWE will be releasing their entire library of every event in WWE, WCW and ECW history.

The kicker here—and this might be what irks UFC fans—is that the 10 bucks a month includes every WWE pay per view. Let me say that again. For 10 bucks a month, fans get to see ALL 12 pay per view events each year, including Wrestlemania. Fans are accustomed to paying as much as $50 per event, meaning they will save a minimum of $40 per month on PPVs alone.

Although WWE provides a different product than what UFC provides, there’s no question that the two companies compete for dollars in the young male demographic. It’s hard to compare the two rollouts and not give a big advantage to the WWE’s package. I’m curious to hear the reaction of UFC fans over the next 24 hours or so.

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