WWE Network, the popular video-streaming service of World Wrestling Entertainment, is offline for several days to undergo routine back-end maintenance.
The network will be down until Tuesday at the earliest, allowing technicians to update the user interface, replace “CM Punk” chants with “This is Awesome” chants, and insert more subliminal mind-control messages that can only be seen with a magical pair of sunglasses once owned by Roddy Piper.
Wrestling fans worldwide have expressed frustration over the service interruption, since it comes on the weekend of WWE’s flagship live event, WrestleMania, as well as the much-anticipated Hall of Fame speech by wrestling legend Snoop Dogg.
According to WWE’s Chief Technology Officer, Alexander York, the timing of the service interruption is “an unfortunate coincidence,” but one that could not be avoided.
“We had to do it now because our IT guy is going on holiday next week,” explained York. “We apologize for any inconvenience.”
According to a press release, a recorded version of WrestleMania, edited down to 3o minutes, will air on the refurbished WWE Network this Wednesday.