As noted earlier, The Wrestling Observer is reporting that the WWE Network may debut as a Hulu channel. According to their report, Hulu would pay WWE "tens of millions of dollars" for the channel.

I first reported last week that WWE was expected to announce a new partnership deal with a top online video service this month that was being viewed as a "soft launch" for the network.

All WWE programming on now has a disclaimer saying: "This series will only be available for free until September 17, 2012."

An official announcement is expected to be made soon that all WWE television programming will be available exclusively on Hulu Plus.

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