WWE News: Network Launch Getting Pushed Back Until the Fall

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WWE News: Network Launch Getting Pushed Back Until the Fall
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In what is not an entirely unexpected development for anyone who has been following this story, it has been reported that the WWE Network's launch date has been pushed back from its early April 1 launch date until the fall, presumably to give the company more time to put the pieces together for what is arguably its most ambitious project to date.

While WWE had originally pegged the April 1 date, the same day as WrestleMania, with the feeling this would be when business was at its hottest and therefore the best possible time to debut the channel, it seems that the company have concluded they will now need more time to plan and organize the entire endeavour. 

Considering the laundry list of problems that have been reported regarding the WWE Network recently, this is probably an astute move on the part of Vince McMahon and company. 

As PWInsider (h/t Wrestling Inc.) notes:

Sources in WWE report that WWE will be pushing the Network debut back until the Fall of 2012.

The delay comes because WWE won't have the infrastructure needed in place by April 1st when they wanted to launch with WrestleMania.

Officials didn't want to push the debut back but they had to for the long term success of the Network.

Despite the delay, projects that were being produced will still go on as planned.

Interestingly, Dave Meltzer noted last week that people in WWE were extremely eager to delay the start date, feeling there were too many issues with hiring qualified workers and gaining enough clearance to overcome in such a short amount of time.   

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