– Vince McMahon issued a video message Wednesday to fans in the UK apologizing for the last minute decision to not launch the WWE Network in the country on Monday. After promoting the launch all weekend, WWE announced it was being delayed shortly before it was set to go live.
McMahon revealed the reason for the delay: “We appreciate your patience as we work through the details of the roll-out and potential partnerships.”
He then said, “On behalf of WWE, I want to personally apologize for the delayed launch of WWE Network here in the United Kingdom. There’s no one more important than each and every one of you in the WWE Universe, especially here in the United Kingdom where we shared so many great memories together.
“I assure you that we are working day and night to launch WWE Network as quickly as possible and I promise that WWE Network will be well worth your wait. Again, thank you for your understanding.”
The video apology was later made inactive on WWE’s website.
– With the WWE Network UK launch being delayed at the last minute on Monday, WWE put black tape over the ring apron at today’s live event in London to cover up any Network mention.
They also aired the video apology from Vince McMahon to the live crowd at the O2 Arena today. Fans responded with a lot of boos, according to a correspondent.