Pro WrestlingWWE Network Launching in Japan Starting January 2016 by Daniel Yanofsky December 11, 2015 WWE takes pride in the WWE Network, as it is currently accessible in more than 175 countries. Just recently, the Network became available in India, a market very rich with fans. Expansion is key for the company in order to continue their goal as a powerhouse in the wrestling industry.WWE might have outdone themselves, as they announced today that the WWE Network will be launching in Japan. Starting January 5th, 2016, The Land of the Rising Sun will be able to receive the Network, starting with a free trial. After that, fans can pay the standard $9.99 a month for the subscription. WWE’s Chief Strategy & Financial Officer, George Barrios, stated in a press release on WWE’s website the following: “Japan is strategically important for WWE given our passionate and engaged fan base in the market. The global expansion of WWE Network is critical to the continued growth of our brand internationally.”The expansion into Japan is a huge deal for the company, as there are over 126 million citizens in the country. Japan also has a huge market of wrestling fans, while also producing companies like New Japan Pro Wrestling, Dragon Gate, All Japan Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Noah, among others. WWE was recently there for their Beast in the East special, where we saw the return of Brock Lesnar overseas, and where Finn Balor won the NXT Title against Kevin Owens in a great match.httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_VCdjPCa7k&feature=s2lp&annotation_id=pfc%3AN_VCdjPCa7k&src_vid=IWQiXN2yVmUWith rating struggles recently, and the stock of the company not doing well, WWE is taking a huge gamble with the move. However, there is a huge chance this will be successful financially for the company. Come January, WWE will have to wait and see how the Network performs. This could be the breaking ground for new potential markets waiting to get their hands on the WWE Network. Post Views: 1,051The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsDaniel YanofskyBaseball Editor, Misc. Sports Editor. Covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a podcast, The Main Event.Latest posts by Daniel Yanofsky (see all) Mets hire Luis Rojas to replace Carlos Beltran as manager - January 23, 2020 An Outsider’s 2020 Hall of Fame Ballot - January 21, 2020 A Wild Yo Sighting: Yoenis Cespedes participates in running, fielding and hitting drills - January 21, 2020 Following Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246, is “The King” truly back? - January 20, 2020 Related TopicsBrock LesnarFinn BalorJapanKevin OwensNew Japan Pro WrestlingNXTWWEWWE Network Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! A Look at Paternity Leave in MLB as Trout Becomes a Dad by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on August 5, 2020 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020More in Pro Wrestling Wrestlemania 37 Weekend ReviewThis past weekend was monumental for WWE, as for the first time in over... You Know I’m Right, Episode 105: Jimmy Korderas On Wrestlemania 37 (Audio/Video)On the 105th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined once... Debbie Keitel – An Empowering Voice & Talent of Her Wrestling GenerationDebbie Keitel is definitively an Irish professional wrestler, but in the past year, it’s... “Wrestling’s Richest Prize” Darius Carter Talks Intergender WrestlingDarius Carter is a wrestling vet with years of experience and a plethora of... TNA’s Debut on Pop to Feature Semi-Finals and Final of World Title Series What Can WWE Fans Expect to See at TLC PPV?