April 3rd 2013 5:58 pm PT

WWE Launches on Xbox Today

Are you a WWE fan? If so, this one’s for you: WWE launches today on Xbox* in the U.S., just in time for WrestleMania XXIX on April 7. See the WWE Superstars and Divas like never before, from Royal Rumble to WrestleMania. Starting today, all WWE pay-per-view events are available right from your Xbox 360.

*Xbox LIVE Gold subscription required.

Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/HotDanceTrax Alex


    • lljktechnogeek

      Yeah, I’m holding out for the TwitchTV app too. Hopefully it’ll show the chat.

  • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    Took long enough

  • http://twitter.com/MisterBoon Collyn Boon

    Is it available in Canada?

  • http://twitter.com/jzetina_ Jorge Zetina

    WW or just US?

  • http://twitter.com/TheLittleMoa Rhys Weir

    Is this a US only application or is it available in other countries too?

    • slasaru

      Give you three tries to guess

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicolas.peterson1 Nicolas Peterson

    Oh my god finally, ordering PPV from cable is a pain. This should of come out years ago,

    • Russell Gorall

      Finally you can just give money to someone else. And pay sixty bucks a year for the honor to do so.

      • http://www.facebook.com/nicolas.peterson1 Nicolas Peterson

        so you don’t like xbox live but spend time commenting on a xbox blog? What a interesting life you must lead.

      • http://www.facebook.com/adamdjt Adam Daniel John Thompson

        No-one would buy Gold just for this, but if you already have Gold for online stuff this might be useful if you can’t connect your PC to your TV (as you can stream PPVs on WWE’s websites)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1249317341 Doug Walsh

        Every year, I think every one of us buys a game at near-full price of $60 that we instantly regret, is filled with bugs, or so damn short we beat it and forget it about within a week. Comparatively speaking, the $60 for Xbox Live — IMHO — is the best money I spend on Xbox each year.

  • http://twitter.com/Zeipher Zeipher

    I wish john cena would stop YELLING AT ME!!!

  • http://twitter.com/gavinuk86 Gavin

    For everyone asking if it’s just the U.S I think one sentence should help you. “WWE launches today on Xbox* in the U.S”

    • slasaru

      There is a good saying: nothing is as everlasting as temporary things

  • http://www.facebook.com/adamdjt Adam Daniel John Thompson

    You can easily do the same stuff on the internet without Gold or relying on Xbox servers. You still have to buy it online, but for those who have gold and no way to connect their PC to their TV, this might be a good idea.
    Although, I personally would prefer it if it was for TNA…

  • http://twitter.com/pemlpeml Paul Montoya

    Why only in USA?
    The people here in Mexico likes WWE too

    • http://twitter.com/luissolid Solid

      Agree, But remember it is a matter of the WWE, not Xbox. By the way you can see the PPV Sky or Cable.

    • xXgannicusXx

      its licensing rights. it took forever for Netflix Canada to add WWE content. Major TV shows in the US (ie: Sons of Anarchy) have very different licensing outside of the US. for example, FX makes SOA in the USA and obviously airs it there, but in Canada the FX Canada channel only gets to air up to Season 3 SOA reruns while a premium Canadian movie channel airs the new episodes of SOA in Canada. Idk the situation in Mexico or Europe but likely its a licensing issue.

    • http://www.facebook.com/CaptainPlanet4 Brandon Nightcat Carter

      and Canada

  • JuanCabrera

    I wish they would have videos and more content like their mobile apps.

  • NoBullet

    Xbox 360 is the greatest App launcher!!! Cant wait for XApp 720

    • H0RIZ0N

      Yeah forget games, it’s all about the apps!!

      • http://twitter.com/korahn Eric Starr

        Well, xbox 360 was originally designed as “Entertainment hub that can also play games.” yeah, not looking forward to the next “box that allows you to pay for things when you can see them on a computer for free.” I mean seriously, have to be gold to access youtube, netflix, even the horrible IE, lol.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

          thats what got me onto xbox with the original it was more like a pc than a console, seems like they are going backwards lately.

          • ElektroDragon

            I only WISH they were going backwards. Then it would be about the games. No, they’re not about being a console again, they’re trying to be a Roku, Apple TV, future Intel set top box, DVR replacement etc. etc.

    • Russell Gorall

      App that!!

      • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

        When does your app come out?

    • ikari_paul

      as long as you live in the US… if not, guess its only a console :S… in that case, why bother with the xbox…

      the total disinterest with everybody else is going to cost M$ a lot come next gen

  • DanielJacobsen

    HD and 5.1? I might test this out for a different ppv but Wrestlemania is too important to risk servers being overloaded or the quality being bad. This will be great once I go 100% Tivo for cable as you can’t access ppv on them.

  • Russell Gorall

    Take that, first party games!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

    Dear people, USA only


    • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

      To be honest, I can’t imagine a single European being interested in this ;)

      • http://www.facebook.com/adamdjt Adam Daniel John Thompson

        Europe prefers TNA.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1249317341 Doug Walsh

          Don’t we all? ;)

      • http://www.facebook.com/stefangabbert Stefan Gabbert

        I am. We, the people!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

        *adult european

      • slasaru

        I am, and many of us
        And i am not single )

    • Nick Peck

      9 times out of 10 you can thank said countries as to why things like this don’t make it to those territories. Much like how certain contests can’t be played or won in certain states. Stupid laws / rules… what can you do?

  • Luis López

    and like foreeeeeever, only in U.S……. terrrible suport in europe, pay for play online, etc etc, oh god thanks a lot the new generation is near… bye microsoft, hello sony :3

    • slasaru


    • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

      Yes, Sony will offer you 24/7 wrestling streams.

  • slasaru

    Major,this is awesome, but what about Europe Russia?
    We love wrestling as well, but have to watch it via torrents

  • http://www.facebook.com/sunny.man.7771 Sunny Man

    Another US-only service.

    This is why PS3 has caught up from behind: You M$ only care about US.

    • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      As someone already said it likely be due to WWE im sure after a while it come to the UK an other parts of the world

  • donkeyjrplus

    hmmm. stop watching this like years ago. oh well i guess kids might like it. ufc for the adults.

    • http://twitter.com/evilother Tim Osborne

      Hmmm UFC?
      Isn’t that the one that always ends up with sweaty half naked guys hugging on the floor?
      Definitely counts as adult entertainment

      • http://www.facebook.com/nicholas.marcoux.90 Nicholas Marcoux

        No adult would think of it as : sweaty half naked guys hugging on the floor. Sweaty? yea efforts make you sweat. Half naked? Who cares unless you’re a chick or you’re hiddin something… Hugging? we don’t have the same view of hugs.Personnaly I don’t like when they fight on the floor cuz i find it boring most of the time but that’s part of the sport.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1249317341 Doug Walsh

    So THATS what I smell cooking. And here I thought my wife was just making meatloaf.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sascha.zeisler.10 Sascha Zeisler

    SSDD. Hello?!? There are people OUTSIDE the U.S.! Poor.. And don’t say it’s because of German (or what country ever) laws. Even Sony can do it better… Sad, sad, sad….

    • Nick Peck

      yet sony has nowhere near the amount of apps like this that ms does. so yah… /rollseyes. I’m no wwe fan as I have always hated wrestling :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/sascha.zeisler.10 Sascha Zeisler

        In GERMANY. Compare and you’ll see.

  • http://twitter.com/Danntheftauto Daniel

    Is this coming to the UK ? I am a huge WWE fan and would really like to try this app out!

  • http://twitter.com/GeorgeZagaris George Zagaris

    born in the usa ms…… born in the usa!!!

    • ElektroDragon

      As if Europeans would want to watch this trash. Unless they’re 12.

      • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

        Im 25 I grew up watching the Attitude Era id watch it to see and Attitude Icon beat PG era trash Icon

  • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

    Wrestling’s fake.

    • canofsoup

      wrestling and every other non-reality program on television, hell even some “reality” programs

  • MrRadiolips

    Waiting for the game Hill billy hand fishing. lol

  • Wael Hasno

    Stop blaming Microsoft about.. pretty much everything.. I, too, am annoyed at this being only US since I live in Greece and follow WWE actively. But WWE has to take the blame here, they even have US Exclusive YouTube videos for God’s sake.

    Nonetheless, I do believe that Europe needs more love when it comes to the non-gaming side of our beloved Xbox.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Wiley.Meerkat Mike Wiley Blake

    What about us English fans are we going to get this app, or are we gunna be screwed over as always

  • http://twitter.com/CyanideExtract_ Chris

    If there’s ever free events, ill check it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CaptainPlanet4 Brandon Nightcat Carter

    why do they just have WWE WrestleMania 29 in the US? Why not world wide?

  • http://www.facebook.com/CaptainPlanet4 Brandon Nightcat Carter

    why cant Canada and the whole world get WrestleMania? not just the US?