WWE Network Officially Announced: Report, Videos & Your Feedback
Triple H and Shawn come out with their DX gear, DX theme and glowsticks. They do some comedy and Triple H talks Shawn into not taking his pants off. Stephanie interrupts and announces WWE Countdown, a new one-hour series that lets fans rank and discuss a variety of topics. Triple H asks her if that's how she's going to announce it? She tells them to do better. They joke with her and have her assume the position to do the standard DX intro for the Countdown show. Triple H jokes this is the first time he's "done it" with a woman. Stephanie apologizes and says this is very embarrassing. Triple H says let's get ready for WWE Countdown and if you're not down with that, watch this. We get a preview for the Countdown show.
The show will count down things like best catchphrase, craziest villain and more. Shawn says he would have stayed on the couch if he had something like the Network when he was a kid. More comedy from the three. Stephanie talks about Vince becoming a permanent character on TV many years ago. She says behind the scenes, Vince was fighting for his company. She plugs the Monday Night War. Triple H says "Wars" and HBK and Stephanie cut him off, saying there has only been one war. Sounds like a jab at TNA. Monday Night War: RAW vs. Nitro is another new show for the Network. Lots of comedy here. Triple H talks about how crazy the WCW vs. WWE days were. He says it made for some epic TV and we get a preview for the show.
Stephanie introduces Steve Austin next. He comes out to a big reaction. Austin asks for everyone to give him a hell yeah. Stephanie throws one at him. Austin talks about how proud he is to be here and how fun it was hanging out in the back. He says it's a great time to be part of WWE and a fan of WWE. Stephanie shows us another video package for the Network. Vice President of Digital Media Perkins Miller is out next. Miller shows us some of the technical aspects of the Network, the interface, how to do certain things and generally use the service.
DX comes back out and they mock Michael Bay's infamous CES presentation. HBK and Triple H show us that even they can operate the Network interface.
More comedy from DX and Miller. Miller and DX do the DX pose to end their segment. MLB Advanced Media CEO and President Bob Bowman comes out next. He talks about how WWE worked with MLB.tv to get the Network going. Miller also gives Vince big props for everything he's done. Bowman says they are proud to be working with the Network. John Cena is out next. He says he will be brief. Cena talks about the Network going live on February 24th at 11:05am EST. Cena shows us a countdown clock that will be seen on WWE TV for the next 47 days. Cena thanks the WWE Universe in advance for making history with them. Cena plugs WrestleMania XXX on the Network. Cena says WWE understands they do not exist without the fans. We go back to Michael Cole. He thanks everyone for joining us and says goodnight.
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