WWE Survery about Tiered Programming included ROH

WWE sent out a survey that included the possibility of a premium tier for their Network that included the following according to the Wrestling Observer:

Ring of Honor (historic and new programing)
House shows (select shows airing live on the Network)
TNA/Impact/Global Force Wrestling (historic and new programing)
An audio channel that would feature listening-only content for pay-per-views, music playlists, sports radio type call-in shows, and podcasts
Original scripted comedies (examples cited were WWE Superstar Roasts, Southpaw Regional Wrestling, and WWE’s version of The Office)
New reality shows (a show focusing on life on the road for WWE wrestlers, a show looking at their training and workout regimens, WWE Superstar Cribs, a show like The Apprentice, and a second season of Legends House were examples)
A TV-14 in-ring show (a new weekly version of ECW or another “edgy” new promotion were brought up)
Tournaments (King/Queen of the Ring, a lucha tournament, a tag team tournament, and WWE vs. NXT)
WWE Director’s Cut (classic events and matches with narration by legends or current WWE wrestlers)
Original scripted dramas (a WWE version of Game of Thrones was mentioned)
Special live events (one-time only live events from around the world with “an unexpected main event”)
Other promotions like ICW, PROGRESS, and New Japan Pro Wrestling

WWE next brought up a list of special features that may be used for the tier. These included:

Download to go (the ability to watch content offline)
Personalization (custom playlists, the ability to change the look and feel of the interface)
Alternate viewing options (watch WWE in-ring shows with different camera angles)
A ratings/comment system
Social viewing (sets up a theater mode to watch with friends virtually, or participate in a live event on Facebook where you can chat with others)
Social sharing (the ability to share clips and playlists on social media)
Alternate audio (different commentary teams)
Virtual reality (using VR hardware, watch current or historic WWE content that makes it seem like you are sitting ringside)

The survey brought up “special benefits and perks” that could be offered with the tier. These included:

Sweepstakes entries (automatic entries to win WWE tickets, merchandise, etc.)
Breaking news first (being the first to get WWE’s breaking news before social media or WWE.com)
Loyalty program (rewards such as T-shirts, collectibles, and ticket upgrades using loyalty points earned from the time you first started subscribing to the Network)
Early access to new merchandise
Fan voting (opportunities to vote for match participants, Hall of Fame inductees, Slammy winners, etc.)
Preferred pricing (special offers for WWE VIP events, discount packages, and special offers on products from WWE sponsors)
Free shipping on WWE Shop orders
Early access to live event tickets
Monthly call inside WWE headquarters (the ability to listen in to a conference call with executives such as Triple H or Stephanie McMahon)

There have been these kinds of ideas before and it has never been known whether it was actually going to come to fruition.

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