WWE pay-per-view events coming to Microsoft's Xbox 360

Even though the World Wrestling Entertainment is more of an entertainment group than a sports league, there's no doubt that the wrestlers involved in WWE are true athletes when it comes to their actions inside the ring. That action, combined with the over-the-top characters and storylines, has kept WWE hughly popular around the world.

Today, Microsoft is launching the official WWE app for the Xbox 360 that will give users a way to get more information about the people and events behind the league. The biggest feature of the WWE Xbox 360 app, according to the Major Nelson site, is that owners of Microsoft's game console will be able to watch the monthly pay-per-view events the WWE holds directly on the console. You will still have to go to the official WWE.com website to pay for the event.

The Xbox 360 app, which is just for U.S. Xbox 360 users, is being launched just a few days before the biggest WWE pay-per-view event of all: WrestleMania XXIX, which is being held Sunday. The main event is a matchup between The Rock and John Cena, in a rematch of last year's WrestleMania conflict that The Rock managed to win.

Last July, the WWE released an official app for Windows 8, more than three months before the operating system was officially launched.

Source: Major Nelson | Image via WWE

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Yeah, they keep pushing the WWE Active app on each show, but the damn Win8 app barely has anything in it, and no 'active' stuff. I am also incredibly disappointed that this is for US only Don't they realise the rest of the world just torrents content when they can't access a proper legit service for a decent price?

I've heard that the WWE has been trying for years to get it's own subscription based channel on cable but the costs haven't made it possible. It seems that this is the next logical step which let's them sidestep the cable providers.

I won't be surprised if more content providers like hbo, stars and so on just release apps that you can subscribe to without needing to have a cable tv package and just internet.

GP007 said,
I've heard that the WWE has been trying for years to get it's own subscription based channel on cable but the costs haven't made it possible.

That's right, the WWE Network. They announced it back in September 2011, but there's been barely any news on it since.

GP007 said,
I've heard that the WWE has been trying for years to get it's own subscription based channel on cable but the costs haven't made it possible. It seems that this is the next logical step which let's them sidestep the cable providers.

I won't be surprised if more content providers like hbo, stars and so on just release apps that you can subscribe to without needing to have a cable tv package and just internet.

they are changing to a subscription model and scrapping PPV all together,except for wrestlemania. they said between $13-$15 a month,and this includes all PPVs excluding WM,exclusive shows and content,and an archive where you can go back and watch past shows and matches. I think that's an awesome deal.