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Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:17 pm
by AndyF1069


And for anyone who doesn't get it,

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Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:55 pm
by AndyF1069
The Kurt Angle special was pretty brutal. They didn't hold anything back as far as his drug issues, including him admitting to attempting to overdose and failing. They also flatly acknowledged TNA rather than just say Dixie was a former boss of his.

Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:06 pm
by El Canuck
There's really no way around that, he spent eight years with WWE and ten with TNA. You just can't ignore that or skirt around it with careful noun usage. Well, you could, but it would be a lot of effort for nothing. Everyone would know what they were talking about and if they didn't they probably wouldn't be watching a Kurt Angle special anyway. Also, it's not like TNA is competition anymore. WWE acknowledges RoH, after all, and TNA is hovering right about at their mark these days. I couldn't tell you which of the two is the bigger company anymore. Probably RoH? Maybe?

Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:35 pm
by Big slim
I'd say RoH is in better shape, credibility wise, than TNA or GFW, so yeah they'd be about even to me.

Yeah, it would've been impossible for them to have Dixie on without having them mention TNA, now that they are GFW they will probably be able or at least more comfortable saying those letters. Could lead to them acknowledging what guys like AJ, Christian, Joe, and R-Truth did during their times with the company.

Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:28 pm
by AndyF1069
The logic behind it is fine, I'm not arguing against it. The fact that it happened is significant in of itself.

Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:45 am
by Big slim
The Table for 3 with The Nation of Domination, Mark Henry, Godfather, and Ron Simmons (Rock and D-Lo weren't on) was pretty good. You can tell the respect the guys have for each other and they seemed pretty laid back talking about their days together.

Rock's little prank was also kind of funny.

Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:57 pm
by AndyF1069

Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:00 am
by AndyF1069

Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:39 pm
by Big slim
Diving into some War Games matches on the Network. 92 was actually pretty entertaining, but those rules are too much. Match was good though.

Moving on to one from 96 with basically the Four Horseman (Flair, Arn, Lex Luger, and Sting) vs the n.W.o.

Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:39 pm
by Big slim
96 War Games was entertaining because of the Sting and n.W.o. story's going into the match. Not nearly as good as 92 though.

Let's see what 97 has to offer.

Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:02 pm
by Big slim
WWE really went full force into this Shield reunion as the most recent episodes of Ride Along and Table For 3 both featured The Shield. Both were entertaining, as the three have good chemistry with each other and seem to be genuinely good friends. There have been better Table For 3 episodes though.

Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:24 am
by AndyF1069
The Ride Along with the Fashion Police is hilarious. Lana and Rusev are also part of it but they are dwarfed by Breezango

Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:29 pm
by AndyF1069
CM Punk ranked very high in the top 100 Raw Moments, nice to see there is no bias against him. Hiding the actual rank to not spoil it for people who intend to watch the top 25 video
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He ranked at #2

Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:23 pm
by AndyF1069
Going to see if I can cram every rumble match before Sunday evening. It's always fun to see how the business transitions and evolves from the 80s to the modern era.

Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:12 pm
by AndyF1069
1988 - So damn weird to hear the term "wrestler" being used so openly and frequently. The King isn't Jerry Lawler, and The Rock isn't Dwayne Johnson. New entrants have no fanfare besides a camera shot of them running to the ring and the countdowns are lifeless. This is the stone age of wrestling.

Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:54 pm
by Big slim
The latest WWE 24 about WrestleMania 33 was fantastic. The Hardy Boyz were a big highlight. This special also hammered home for me that The Undertaker should never wrestle again. Hopefully those John Cena rumors amount to nothing and the man can finally retire and live out a relatively relaxed and healthy life.

Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:11 pm
by AndyF1069
The PPV schedule is changing. We're now going to get 1 ppv per month and each will be dual branded.

WrestleMania 34 - April 8, 2018

WWE Backlash - May 6, 2018

WWE Money in the Bank - June 17, 2018

WWE Extreme Rules - July 15, 2018

SummerSlam - Aug. 19, 2018

WWE Hell in a Cell - Sept. 16, 2018

WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs - Oct. 21, 2018

Survivor Series - Nov. 18, 2018

WWE Clash of Champions - Dec. 16, 2018

Re: WWE Network Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:21 pm
by El Canuck
It's the exact same issue they had during the last brand split: no one gave a shit about the split PPV's. By splitting the roster on them, WWE sends that impression themselves, so they have no one but themselves to blame when the viewers respond as such. They're basically stopgaps to the big PPV's.