WWE fans may have further grievances to air with Peacock following SummerSlam.
Although Dave Meltzer reported it in this week’s Wrestling Observer, the streaming service sent out an email blast on July 18 notifying current subscribers that a price increase will occur starting next month. However, new subscribers would see that change immediately. The price changes for the particular tiers are as follows:
Peacock Premium (monthly) – $4.99 to $5.99
Peacock Premium Plus (monthly) – $9.99 to $11.99
Peacock Premium (annual) – $49.99 to $59.99
Peacock Premium Plus (annual) – $99.99 to $119.99
As a current subscriber, you’ll receive one additional month at the current price. The new pricing will be effective on your next billing date on or after August 17, 2023. If you are currently on an offer, your promotional pricing will continue through the end of the promotional period.
WWE Fans Have Had Their Problems With Peacock
The WWE Network has had its fair share of complaints since merging with Peacock. The ease of navigation got more complicated for users as searching for specific matches or wrestlers became non-existent. The interface does allow you to find the major events in their own category (ex: SummerSlams in “SummerSlam” or WrestleMania in “WrestleMania”) but weekly shows like WWE Raw or SmackDown are broken up by seasons rather than years.
The layout of the WWE Network underwent new changes recently, but they haven’t been for the better in some cases. Some of its content has been harder to search for and you cannot search PLEs by year. Additionally, there has been a removal of independent promotions, including PROGRESS and ICW.
WWE Network made the move to Peacock over two years ago on April 4, 2021, but before that, it was its own streaming service starting in 2014.