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When WWE announced it was starting an on-demand streaming platform in 2014, fans were understandably excited. When the platform came out and fans discovered there were 45,000 hours of content on it and every pay-per-view ever, they went from excited to ecstatic! In addition, the WWE Network also offers original programming that gives fans never-before-seen access into the private lives of WWE Superstars and what things look like behind the scenes.
After being purchased by Peacock in 2021, new additional content was added and the platform reached the 1.5 million subscribers mark. The network’s immense success is partially due to all the original programming it offers, some of which are downright eccentric. But weird is good in 2022 and the network certainly offers something for every fan. Here are some of the unique (and lesser-known) offerings on Peacock's WWE Network that fans can stream anytime!
"Ride Along" is one of the WWE Network’s simplest and most wholesome shows, but it never fails to entertain and inform fans about life on the road as a wrestler. The premise of the show is simple: Mount multiple cameras inside a traveling Superstar’s car and film their road trip. It may sound underwhelming, but hearing a group of wrestlers talk about their lives on the road, their perspective on their performances, and seeing how road life works in general never fails to captivate an audience.
From groups such as the New Day to the tandem of Otis and Mandy Rose, "Ride Along" has featured all your favorite WWE stars and shows what it’s like to travel with them from show to show, hotel to hotel. "Ride Along" is a quick watch — just 30 minutes per episode — and allows fans to peer into brief, exciting windows in so many wrestlers' lives.
On the opposite side of the wholesomeness spectrum is "Camp WWE," an adult-oriented, raunchy animated comedy series about child versions of WWE Superstars all attending a summer camp run by the McMahon family. The show makes fun of various WWE legends and the characters of Sgt. Slaughter, Ric Flair, and Vince McMahon are played by the stars themselves! Fans who discover the series for the first time are almost always shocked that WWE can still produce such inappropriate and truly comedic content all these years after the Attitude Era. Over the course of just two seasons, the show delivered countless laughs and spoofed fan-favorite superstars such as John Cena, The Rock, and Triple H. "Camp WWE" is a must-watch if you haven’t!
If you like "Jackass," then you will love "Swerved," WWE’s version of the hit MTV series, and the entire show features Superstars pranking one another with hidden cameras. WWE actually teamed up with "Jackass" and "Bad Grandpa" director Jeff Tremaine to create this hilarious and borderline dangerous comedy show featuring Superstars being electrocuted, scared, and covered in food, slime, and more. To this day, it remains the single most outrageous thing on the WWE Network and one of the only shows on the platform that actually has nothing to do with wrestling; just hidden camera pranks pulled by your favorite WWE Superstars that highlight the lengths they'll go to pull off an extreme rib.
'The Edge and Christian Show That Totally Reeks Of Awesomeness'
You can tell just by the title that this quirky, straight-up odd show is one of the network’s weirdest and most entertaining offerings. One of the greatest tag teams of all time, Edge and Christian, host their own variety show on the network that features wrestling’s best and worst moments while introducing fans to the pair's humor as they play wrestling trivia games and more. Although the show was only two seasons, it is a must-watch for all fans of Edge and Christian as they featured current WWE stars such as Xavier Woods and Shinsuke Nakamura in their episodes.
"Breaking Ground" is one of the WWE Network’s coolest shows and gives fans an opportunity to see what it’s truly like to train at the WWE Performance Center and try to break into NXT.
Although the company only did one season of "Breaking Ground," it features some of WWE’s most recognizable stars of today, including Bayley, Chad Gable, and Sasha Banks. Fans love "Breaking Ground" because it's not a true reality show: WWE leaves the drama behind and it’s still plenty dramatic as the stakes are extremely high for these hopeful athletes as they try and become stars in one of the weirdest and most competitive businesses in the world. Over the course of the season, we see triumphs and losses as Superstars are promoted, fired, injured, or finally hit their stride.
You can watch these series and more on the WWE Network on Peacock.
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