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WWE to Enter Virtual Reality Ring

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World Wrestling Entertainment has often been a trend setter in regards to getting fans more involved with aspects in and outside the ring.

Whether it was their constant touting of TOUT (see what I did there?) or making it an initiative for talent to be more social on Instagram and Twitter, WWE has been ahead of all the major sports.

For the common fan, being a part of the show or being able to closely interact with talent is huge in this day and age. This isn’t the early 90’s where “Kayfabe” was alive and well. A time when a heel and a face would NEVER travel together. Everyone knows the backstage politics to some degree and things behind the scenes. Whether who likes who or who gets thrown out of the locker room (I’m looking at you Enzo Amore), fans are often in the know unless they live under a rock, not The Rock.

In regards to fans getting more involved, WWE announced on Tuesday that they have announced a partnership with NextVR virtual reality.

“WWE is amazing in VR, and we know fans are going to love it,” said David Cole, NextVR CEO. “Our patented VR broadcasting pipeline will bring fans ringside with WWE Superstars to experience the electrifying energy and spectacle firsthand.”

Fans will be able to see highlights from select 2018 events and experience them in a whole new way.

“We are always looking to create compelling content across platforms, and we are excited to partner with NextVR to bring our fans closer to the action than ever before,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. “As the technology behind virtual reality continues to evolve, this is a unique opportunity for us to partner with NextVR, a leader in this space, to provide new experiences to our passionate fans around the world.”

Anyone with Samsung Gear VR or Google Daydream View will be able to download the free NextVR app and access the free highlights with a compatible smartphone, PlayStation VR or other devices.

This is only the beginning when it comes to virtual reality. WWE knows it and wants to be sure they are the innovators, not the followers.

 

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