Streaming problems hampered last night's WWE Fastlane 2021 pay-per-view.
The problems began during the Kickoff Show when social media was ablaze with remarks from fans who were having technical difficulties while watching the show. After a while, it appeared that the problems had been resolved, but they reappeared when Shinsuke Nakamura wrestled Seth Rollins on the main card.
According to Marc Middleton of Wrestling Inc., the WWE Network's Roku app was especially badly affected, shutting down six times during the show.
During the show, WWE addressed the issues with the following tweet:-
Any issues occurring with tonight’s broadcast of #WWEFastlane will be addressed in the future.
This has yet to be followed up on by the promotion.
Following the NBCU service's integration of old Network content last week, Fastlane 2021 was the first WWE pay-per-view to air on the Peacock streaming platform. It's worth noting that Network viewers were affected, not Peacock viewers, which bodes well for the new platform in terms of live viewing.
In the United States, the WWE Network will fully transition to Peacock on April 5, the same day that the original service will be shut down.