Maybe they need to expand the variety of coverage and make it a "wrestling" channel, like their developmental and maybe a lucha and Japanese minor league type stuff to show, so it's not pure WWE. A bunch of WWE related reality tv to fill won't cut it, needs to be more like a dedicated sports league channel or like a motorsports channel.
The thing is, that's what the majority of WWE fans would like to see happen, but that's not what Vince wants to see happen.
Weren't plans for the initial shows on WWE Network going to be things like a cookery show, and a Big Brother style show with ex-wrestlers living in a house together? Why the fuck would wrestling fans want to watch stuff like that? Especially when there's already tons of these kinds of shows available on other channels already. It's ludicrous even thinking about it.
And that's the problem. Vince has built his successs on wrestling, but he's hellbent on expanding outside of it even to the point of damaging the quality of the shows that made him a success in the first place. As RDClip says, Vince isn't that great of a businessman outside of pro wrestling and has a proven track record of huge faliure with the likes of WBF, the XFL, and WWE Studios bleeding money as it is. Nobody takes Vince seriously outside of the wrestling business, and probably never will.
If WWE was still as successful as it was a decade ago, and the intention of WWE Network was to fill it with great and entertaining wrestling related content, tnen it might have had a chance of being picked up. As it stands, with Vince expecting wrestling fans to tune into a load of garbage cooking and reality shows and the likes just because they happen to feature wrestlers....then no, it's not going to happen. No TV provider in their right mind will pick that up.
Anyone thinking the WWE Network would show old stuff is kidding themselves as well. Like it or not, rebroadcasting the Attitude Era stuff and late 1990's WCW shows would be the best way to get a lot of the older lapsed wrestling fans interested again. But because they can't show any footage of Chris Benoit, and also have to check every bit of commentary outside of his matches as well just in case he was mentioned (which would also need to be edited out), then there's likely literally hours and hours of classic footage that we'll never see again. Plus, considering their recent purge on Youtube, they're not going to show anything that goes against their current 'family friendly' image either so a lot of the Attitude Era stuff that doesn't even feature Benoit wouldn't be used either. So what actually would be the appeal of the WWE Network, if you realistically think about it?