Last week you may have seen us post the news that Reliance Games in partnership with the WWE launched a new swipe-fighter called WWE Mayhem [Free], which pits many of WWE’s Superstars from both past and present against each other in one-on-one or tag team bouts. You also might remember that in that post we mentioned that the game supports special live events that will happen simultaneously during WWE’s live televised events, and the first of those live events is happening today during the Clash of Champions pay-per-view. Being both a big wrestling fan and a big fan of the many swipe-fighters available on the App Store, I figured I’d follow along with this first WWE Mayhem live event since I’d be watching the pay-per-view event anyway. And then I figured, hey, why not share this experience with our lovely readers? So if you’ve been enjoying WWE Mayhem since it came out last week or have yet to try it, but are intrigued by this live event business, read on for how to check out the pa
First off, what’s the best way to watch Clash of Champions? Well, it’s a pay-per-view event which means you can order it through your cable or satellite company and it’ll set your back somewhere in the vicinity of $50. And that’s just a one-off charge for this one single event. It’s not a great deal. The better way to go about it is to sign up for the WWE Network, which is WWE’s streaming and on-demand service. It’s basically Netflix but for WWE content. And like similar streaming services WWE Network costs $9.99 per month to subscribe. If you’re a wrestling fan though, the cost of an entire year of the service is roughly the cost of just a couple of pay-per-views, so even if you’re a more casual wrestling fan that only orders a pay-per-view a few times a year the network is still probably worth it in the long run. That’s not even considering all the original content the service offers, some of which is not especially great but there are quite a few shows that are super interesting to watch as a wrestling fan as it gives you more of a behind the scenes look at the business or just a deeper look into the individual wrestlers in their daily lives. PLUS there’s tons of legacy content including almost all the old pay-per-view events from the history of not just WWE but WCE, ECW, NWA, and more.
I know I’m sounding like an infomercial for WWE Network right now, but there really is a ton of great content on the service and at least in my opinion it’s more than worth the ten bucks a month if you’re pretty into wrestling. Best of all is that they’ll give you the first month for free, and you can cancel at absolutely anytime even after your free month as there’s no contract you’re locked into or anything. So if you’re reading all this, and you’re still not sure about dropping money on the network, but you ARE interested in today’s Clash of Champions pay-per-view and the accompanying WWE Mayhem live event, then you can sign up for your free month and check it all out with no obligation and then just cancel it if you want. I mean, I’d urge you to at least use your free month to check out all that the service offers, but if you only wanted to have it for today’s events then you can totally do that.
Here are some links that will help:
Sign up for the free month of WWE Network: http://www.wwe.com/wwenetwork
Check out the additional ways to watch through your cable or satellite provider: http://www.wwe.com/shows/howtowatch
With all that out of the way, what about this live event in WWE Mayhem? Well, I don’t know much about it right now, as it’s not set to go live until the pre-show starts which is at 7pm EST, or roughly 30 minutes from now. There’s a selection of Events available already, including ones for Raw and Smackdown and even a Clash of Champions event that’s already live, but they’re just generic-style events having you face off against opponents for prizes. What I’m thinking (and hoping) happens when the true Clash of Champions live event kicks off is that it’ll be a series of events that’s based on the matches happening in the actual show, and going one step further maybe the events can even change based off of what happens during the show. This particular pay-per-view has all the current champions putting their belts on the line, so there’s bound to be some championships changing hands, and it would be cool to see that sort of thing reflected in the in-game live event.
Whatever the case I’m curious enough about the whole thing to be on board, so if you want to give it a shot follow the instructions above to watch Clash of Champions tonight (as mentioned, the pre-show starts at 4pm EST and the actual pay-per-view starts at 5pm EST) and grab WWE Mayhem from the App Store if you haven’t already. You’ll need to level up your profile in-game to level 5 in order to partake in the live events, but it’s pretty easy to get to there quickly just beating the first set of story campaign missions. If anything truly neat happens with the Clash of Champions Live Event during the show I’ll update this post, otherwise enjoy the show and the game!