WWE News: The Latest Update on When the WWE Network Will Debut in 2012

Chris HumphreyCorrespondent IFebruary 29, 2012

With the WWE Network pushed back from its original April 1st debut to later in the year, there has been talk since then about when, or even if, the proposed network will hit the airwaves this year.

While the new WWE venture might not be debuting on the day of WrestleMania 28, the WWE Network might be able to debut later in the year on the same day as another big WWE event in the fall.

From Wrestling News Source via PWInsider.com: "PWInsider.com is reporting that the WWE Network is being planned to launch during 'November sweeps' but this is only internally being considered and certainly not official at this stage."

With the proposed debut of the WWE Network coming in November, I think it would be a good idea for it to coincide with the traditional “Big 4” pay-per-view event for the WWE: Survivor Series.

I thought it was an excellent idea originally that the network was going to debut along side WrestleMania next month, but since that won’t happen, the Survivor Series will be good substitute.

For the viability of the channel, the WWE Network really needs to show classic wrestling from WCW, ECW and all the other video libraries that the company owns, instead of brainless reality shows and things that have been rumored over the past months.

As a fan, I really hope the network doesn’t crash and burn so we can have a channel all to our own for professional wrestling—just like the National Football League, Major League Baseball and other professional sports leagues.

So, Bleachers, do you feel any better about the WWE Network now that the venture has a rumored debut date in 2012?

Chris Humphrey is a WWE Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. You can become a fan of him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @_CBH_.

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