Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Based on reports, WWE has finally come to a decision on adding independent promotional content to the WWE Network.
WWE has come to terms with Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) which is based out of the UK to add their content to the On-Demand section of the WWE Network. It should be noted that a number of other promotions are also in talks with WWE.
WWE has been contemplating this idea to add more promotions to the network for a while. WWE in the past have issued fan surveys which to no ones surprise, favored many non-WWE products. Vince McMahon was said to be back-and-forth with the idea, but has finally come to a decision and has approved this action to move forward.
Based on reports, the newly crowned UK Championship will be allowed to be defended on ICW, OTT and possible even PROGRESS Wrestling until WWE is able to develop their own weekly show in the UK.
The ICW deal is said to be 2-3 years and will showcase content which is toned down.
What are your thoughts on this? Will this generate more subscribers for the Network? Is this the right move?