The heavily-hyped, highly-anticipated launch of WWE Network hasn't gone well in the first hours of its launch. In fact, you could argue that the launch couldn't have gone worse. Because of the immense demand for the network, the WWE Network website has crashed and signing up has been impossible.
In fact, if you try to sign up for WWE Network right now at their website (network.wwe.com), this is what comes up in your browser
Oh. Oh, this is not good, not good at all.
Predictably, wrestling fans across the country are not pleased.
With how I feel and the WWE Network not allowing me to sign up yet, I may kick a baby if it were to walk into my place of work.
— Erik Thompson (@StatFreak101) February 24, 2014
EVER WANT SOMETHING YOU'RE WHOLE LIFE & WHEN THE CHANCE TO HAVE IT FINALLY COMES THE PAGE WON'T LOAD!? #WWENetwork
— Boom Boom (@boomerluvsqueen) February 24, 2014
Good thing #WWENetwork let you subscribe early, so their registration servers wouldn't get overloaded on launch day. Oh. Wait.
— Josh Schippe (@JoshSchippe) February 24, 2014
Looks like I should wait till later today to sign up for the @WWENetwork Overloaded right out the gate.
— Willis (@StarshipWillis) February 24, 2014
— Charlie (@BayProducer) February 24, 2014
The WWE didn't have much of a response on social media for their fans.
Please be patient if ordering @WWENetwork as we’re experiencing extremely high demand. Your order will be processed as soon as possible.
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) February 24, 2014
At least WrestleMania isn't a week away. I'd assume all of the issues are related to everyone trying to create accounts at the same time, because people who have actually been able to get their foot in the door have said they're able to dip into the massive vault of content. We'll see what ends up happening when users try to watch live streams at the same time, because if the streaming of WrestleMania in six weeks is a disaster, it would be a huge blow for WWE.