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In the Vault section, there are currently 4 sections:

-ECW Hardcore TV, with 4 episodes from 1992-1994

-WCCW Championship Wrestling Oct 31 1982

-Three Legends of Wrestling episodes (the WWE 24/7 show)

-Old School with five MSG cards (10/91.10/84,4/81, 6/77 and 3/75).

I haven't checked anything else yet.

 At the moment, the streaming is very jerky and almost impossible to watch.  What worries me is that I can't seem to see any local downloading or pre-loading of the video.  You know, you hit pause just as it starts and wait for it to download the entire show before you press play to ensure smooth playback.  It seems to act as though it's "live" even if it isn't.  Hopefully, this is just a launch-day issue.
 
 
 
 

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I had hoped for much more TV content than this. I dig that they have all of the PPV's up, but the draw for me to this was having entire episodes of the old territories.

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DaNkinator wrote: I had hoped for much more TV content than this. I dig that they have all of the PPV's up, but the draw for me to this was having entire episodes of the old territories.
Not once did they ever even hint that this would be available on launch day. Anything over and above the PPVs is just a bonus.
Would you complain if you bought a suit and when you got home you found out that it didn't include a shirt and tie?

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Not sure why you're being so condescending about it. I'm just saying that I'm disappointed and hoped for more. Is that so bad?

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I've taken a look at this on 3 devices so far. On the PS3 and PC, the footage looks good, except for the stuttering issues. On my top-of-the-line HTC One Android smartphone, which plays Bluray quality files in perfect quality, the video quality is very bad due to a low bitrate. I'm streaming the video over my WiFi internet and not my mobile connection. No idea why the bitrate is so low, but that's something to keep an eye out for.

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Qaenos wrote: In the Vault section, there are currently 4 sections:

-ECW Hardcore TV, with 4 episodes from 1992-1994

-WCCW Championship Wrestling Oct 31 1982

-Three Legends of Wrestling episodes (the WWE 24/7 show)

-Old School with five MSG cards (10/91.10/84,4/81, 6/77 and 3/75).

I haven't checked anything else yet.

*** Best part, there is no logo (watermark or not), of any kind on the footage!!***  Awesome!
 
 At the moment, the streaming is very jerky and almost impossible to watch.  What worries me is that I can't seem to see any local downloading or pre-loading of the video.  You know, you hit pause just as it starts and wait for it to download the entire show before you press play to ensure smooth playback.  It seems to act as though it's "live" even if it isn't.  Hopefully, this is just a launch-day issue.
 
 
 
 



Are you doing something out-of-the-ordinary to get the channel in Australia? I thought that only the U.S. would be able to get the initial signup.

If not, it sorta sucks that Canada has to wait until enarly Christmas to have a crack at getting this.

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Got it working in the UK. Just give a US address and pay via paypal.

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I say 'working'. It pauses so much it's hard to watch anything at the moment.

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I think they might follow the lead of Netflix, by not trying very hard to stop people watching from from outside of their designated country.

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Yep, same issue I'm having.

Trying to watch Starrcade '84, but it will freeze on video while audio continues to play. And it's hard to move/fast foward due to this issue.

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Here is today's schedule..shows are shown again threw out the week. The thing is you don't have to wait to watch a program. Say I want to watch WWE Beyond the Ring: Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart which is on at 2 pm, but I want to watch it now not at 2. Just hit watch now and the show comes on because its already on VOD section.

Today’s WWE Network schedule:

9 AM – Wrestlemania Rewind

10 AM – WWE Countdown

11 AM – This is NXT

12 PM – WWE Main Event

1 PM – WWE Superstars

2 PM – WWE Beyond the Ring: Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart (WWE DVD release)

4 PM – This is NXT

5 PM – Wrestlemania 1

7:30 PM – Raw pre-game show

8 PM – WWE Beyond the Ring: Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart

10 PM – Legends of Wrestling: Greatest Giants

11:06 WWE Raw Backstage Pass

11:30 Wrestlemania Rewind

12:30 AM WWE Countdown

1:30 AM ECW TV from October 4, 1993 (Terry Funk vs. Jimmy Snuka main event)

2:06 AM - WWE Raw Backstage Pass replay for West Coast.

2:30 AM - Wrestlemania Rewind

3:30 AM - WWE Countdown

4:30 AM - This is NXT

5:30 AM - ECW TV 11/1/93 Shane Douglas vs. Sabu

6:00 AM - World Class Championship Wrestling TV 11/1/82

7:00 AM - Legends of Wrestling: Renegades

8:30 AM - Raw Flashback 1/10/93 debut episode.

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Working fine now. It's a little slow to navigate, but I have to say, it's a pretty amazing service. Video quality and sound are great. I'm going to be watching this a lot.

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Kriss wrote: Got it working in the UK. Just give a US address and pay via paypal.
Can you pay via paypal with existing funds in the account of will it only come off your credit card?

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khawk wrote: Kriss wrote: Got it working in the UK. Just give a US address and pay via paypal.
Can you pay via paypal with existing funds in the account of will it only come off your credit card?

It's just like any normal PayPal payment.

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Any material on the WWE Network featuring Chris Benoit is preceded with the following message:

"The following program is presented in its original form. It may contain some content that does not reflect WWE's corporate views and may not be suitable for all viewers. WWE characters are fictitious and do not reflect the personal lives of the actors portraying them. Viewer discretion is advised. You can block access to this program and others like it using the Parental Control feature in your WWE Network account settings."

It was smart of WWE to put anything featuring Benoit under the parental advisory window. Now anyone who wants to block it out can do so and they can leave the choice of whether someone should watch his matches up to the viewer.

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Have they mentioned how often they plan on updating the content?

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WWE has issued the following statement to PWInsider.com:

“Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM), WWE’s technology partner, was overwhelmed and their systems have been unable to process most orders since 9 am due to demand for WWE Network. MLBAM has been working aggressively to resolve this issue.”

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Qaenos wrote: you hit pause just as it starts and wait for it to download the entire show before you press play to ensure smooth playback.  It seems to act as though it's "live" even if it isn't.  Hopefully, this is just a launch-day issue.

So does this work? If you hit pause, does it let the video load and then allow you to play it without any issues?

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Anybody try to record anything?

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I got this service in Australia just by using my US credit card (which I got while I lived in the US). However, now at least I can't watch any videos. It keeps saying that there is an error. Anybody else having this trouble or are they now blocking me?

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kwangman39 wrote: Qaenos wrote: you hit pause just as it starts and wait for it to download the entire show before you press play to ensure smooth playback.  It seems to act as though it's "live" even if it isn't.  Hopefully, this is just a launch-day issue.

So does this work? If you hit pause, does it let the video load and then allow you to play it without any issues?

As of about 8 hours ago when I tried this, hitting pause made no difference.  It's like there was no buffering at all.  There was just nothing I could do to keep the video from stuttering.

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Qaenos wrote: I got this service in Australia just by using my US credit card (which I got while I lived in the US). However, now at least I can't watch any videos. It keeps saying that there is an error. Anybody else having this trouble or are they now blocking me?Same problem here. Though after an hour of trying, I got 6 minutes of Starrcade 86, and it had that film-like appearance

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How do you sign up for the free trial. I created an account but it says I do not have a subscription.

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brodiescomics wrote: How do you sign up for the free trial. I created an account but it says I do not have a subscription.
No idea what's wrong.  I signed up too and got in ok.  I can't watch videos anymore, for some reason, but I can still navigate around inside the service no problem.

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I'm excited!  but who knows when I will get it.  Thankfully, I can allow everyone here to test it out and all the 'bugs' can get worked out.  (LOLz)

I'm hesitant to sign up and pay via Pay Pal and use some US address.  I woudn't want to get blocked.  Hopefully once I get it there is more content as well.

Anyone interested in PM'ing me a way to pay via Pay Pal and use some other address other than my own?

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According to some news sites, when it launched this morning it was initially wide open, but they've seen started blocking out non-US addresses.

I can log into the site, but I can't actually watch any videos anymore.  I was watching videos (although it was jerky) earlier this morning.  If anyone in the US can confirm that they can watch videos now, I would appreciate it.

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I'm able to watch videos on my phone and ipad but keep getting an error message with the Xbox 360

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brodiescomics wrote: How do you sign up for the free trial. I created an account but it says I do not have a subscription.
I did the same as you. Took me a couple minutes to figure out how to order it. When you get to your account screen there is an option that says "Buy WWE Network." Not sure if it was there the whole time, because I didn't notice it right away. 

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I just ordered this thing on a whim.Watching the Bunkhouse Stampede right now. Haven't experienced any problems.

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Qaenos wrote: According to some news sites, when it launched this morning it was initially wide open, but they've seen started blocking out non-US addresses.

I can log into the site, but I can't actually watch any videos anymore.  I was watching videos (although it was jerky) earlier this morning.  If anyone in the US can confirm that they can watch videos now, I would appreciate it.


watching it now on Google Chrome with the ZenMate app to pretend I'm in the US. It's the same way I watch US Netflix and Hulu in the UK. Watching the Raw pre show in glorious HD

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I can watch on IE but not Chrome.

I can navigate in Chrome but videos do not load. In IE they load fine and play smoothly.

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TXM wrote: brodiescomics wrote: How do you sign up for the free trial. I created an account but it says I do not have a subscription.
I did the same as you. Took me a couple minutes to figure out how to order it. When you get to your account screen there is an option that says "Buy WWE Network." Not sure if it was there the whole time, because I didn't notice it right away.

Thanks. That did the trick. Watching some ECW Hardcore TV.

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Ok I'm watching videos again, but I can't seem to get them to playback perfectly smooth. It can be smooth for a few mins at a time, at most, but every now and then, it pauses as if it needs to load more content and then resumes. Is anybody else experiencing this or not experiencing it?

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The issues with the WWE Network are all said to be issues on the MLBAM's side of things. There was no real frenzy or craziness in Stamford, CT over the issues, as it was out of their hands. There were a lot of people at Raw and in Stamford who weren't able to access the VOD content on the network, so if you think it's you having the problem, you are not alone.

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Vintage Wrestling wrote: Qaenos wrote: I got this service in Australia just by using my US credit card (which I got while I lived in the US). However, now at least I can't watch any videos. It keeps saying that there is an error. Anybody else having this trouble or are they now blocking me?Same problem here. Though after an hour of trying, I got 6 minutes of Starrcade 86, and it had that film-like appearance

What are you watching with (Roku, xbox, Google Chrome, laptop, etc)? I've heard there are adjustments that can be made on some devices that will correct this problem.

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I can't seem to watch much of anything. I was successfully able to watch the Legends show about Giants. Other than that, anything I try to watch either won't load or, if it does start, it stops and buffers so frequently and for so long that it's unwatchable.

I called their tech support line and she asked me what device I was watching it on and I told her I'd tried both PS3 and Apple TV. She asked me what browser I was using, so obviously, she really doesn't understand any of the systems.

Hopefully they'll have the bugs worked out soon.

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I am using PS3, Andriod and PC through Google Chrome. None of them were working well at all up until a few hours ago. Right now, Google Chrome is working best, although it chokes once in a while.

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Are the Clash shows on there? Doesn't look like it, but I may not be navigating correctly.

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Obviously, the big news of the day is that WWE Network launched yesterday with its free trial and well, as one might suspect, there were some issues.

The VOD feature worked sporadically, at best, for anyone not using a mobile device. If you were using a Roku, a Playstation, etc., you were likely frustrated at some point in the day. We are told that MLBAM was completely overwhelmed by the usage of the VOD area and that logjammed requests users were making and causing failures. I was told by one person that since the service was free, that allowed far more users than expected to begin sampling the product and the stress of all those users (at least some of whom won't be remaining as paying customer) didn't help either.

We've also heard from angry readers who signed up for the free trial and claimed their credit cards were immediately charged $9.99. If that happened to you, I suggest calling the Network's customer service immediately.

I am assuming over the next few days WWE and MLBAM figure the bugs out. There really is no way to beta test for insane levels of traffic and honestly, there had to be some issues expected along the way. Even Disneyland's opening was a complete trainwreck. When you break new ground, things aren't always going to work properly. As long as WWE's customer service tries to make good with the audience, all will be well in the end.

The New York Post covered the launch and its issues yesterday at this link.

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DaNkinator wrote: Are the Clash shows on there? Doesn't look like it, but I may not be navigating correctly.

No. Just the PPVs and a smattering of older shows.

They started showing RAW from episode 1 today, and they have all been added to the archive

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Anyone still having issues? I started on an ECW PPV earlier on my iphone , and it worked fine, but I had to pause it. Now it's hanging and then the app crashes or it just goes back to the PPV listing page.

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I already have a charge on my credit card even though it said I wouldn't be billed until 3/3/14. I checked the My Account page and it even says there that I won't be billed until 3/3/14.

I called the customer service center, sounds like they are in India, and they said the charge is just to verify that my credit card is valid and it will drop off in a week at which time they will charge my credit card again for $9.99 for the first month.

Still can only get a couple of things to work on the Roku except the live stream, which plays fine.

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WWE posted the following on the Network's Facebook Page:
"We are currently experiencing technical issues with WWE Network’s video-on-demand library affecting 20% of viewers. Working with MLBAM, we expect to have this issue fully resolved by 6 p.m. tonight."

- courtesy of PWInsider.com

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Everything is working on my Roku 2 devices now. Still can't get anything except the live stream on my PC with XP.

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Superstar wrote: Anybody try to record anything?
Anyone?

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Follow up - I recorded stuff last night through my PS3 onto DVD. Worked perfectly, other than the fact that everything froze up all night.

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A load of the PPVs are missing now. I think these are all just teething problems. I fully expect it to be working properly very soon.

Edit: It seems that they are adding search points into all the PPVs, so you can go straight to any match. That's a good idea.

Edit again: If you select the promotion, there are loads missing, but if you pick a year, they all appear (apart from GAB 91, which many people have mentioned).

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It's working for me, but not 100%. Videos from their VOD library will pause occasionally and then resume. Very annoying. There seems to be now way to buffer the stream or anything to allow smooth playback. Hopefully this is just teething problems.

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I'm having problems if I want to watch a PPV from a mid-point, everything else is fine right now.

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One cool thing is the search function. Let's say you search for Rick Rude, some house show matches from shows not listed in the Vault may show up and you can watch them too.

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cookie32723 wrote: One cool thing is the search function. Let's say you search for Rick Rude, some house show matches from shows not listed in the Vault may show up and you can watch them too.
Yes they show up, but can you actually play them?  I can't.  For example, searching on Andre the Giant brings up the cage match against Kamala from Toronto in 1984.  This is listed as "Old School", although I don't see it when I browse the Old School section.  Anyway, clicking on the link provided through the search doesn't actually play the video - I just get an error message.

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Qaenos wrote: cookie32723 wrote: One cool thing is the search function. Let's say you search for Rick Rude, some house show matches from shows not listed in the Vault may show up and you can watch them too.
Yes they show up, but can you actually play them?  I can't.  For example, searching on Andre the Giant brings up the cage match against Kamala from Toronto in 1984.  This is listed as "Old School", although I don't see it when I browse the Old School section.  Anyway, clicking on the link provided through the search doesn't actually play the video - I just get an error message.

I got one to work earlier, but the server issues popped up like they've been doing a few minutes in. Not sure about everyone else, but it does seem to be working better today. Obviously not perfect but seems like some of the kinks are starting to be worked out. 

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It seems like the live stream works fine, but everyone is having issues with the VOD because...everyone is trying to use it. It's like they didn't realize that the VOD was where 95% of the action will be. They way they hyped the programming of the live stream so much and made the VOD seem like a "bonus" makes me wonder wtf they were thinking.

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I still couldn't watch anything last night other than the live stream. I also saw the charge on my credit card. Hope they have it resolved by the weekend, otherwise, I'll take a pass for a month or so and let them get it worked out.

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Watched wrestle mania rewind with no problems and then watched a legends round table with no problem. Using laptop and IE.

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Everything seems to be straightened out now, I'm able to pick any show in the archives without issue, and can even skip ahead and have the stream pick up within a few seconds.

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I didn't think it would take them to fix it, and 100% sure they would fix it. It's idiots on Classics saying that if it didn't improve in a few days they would be done with it.

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Live stream very smooth on my PS3. The on demand still doesn't work. One plus, I have not gotten any error messages tonight, but the best I've done on demand was seven minutes without it freezing. It will freeze for 1-8 seconds, then start up again. Useless to record a stream like that, but if it would get down to 1-2 seconds I would probably live with it. The frustrating thing is the picture quality is better than even their non-HD PPVs ever was, and better than most of the DVD releases. The WCW stuff is cleaner than I've ever seen. I decided today that I'm keeping it...the fact that over two days they've fixed about 90% of the issues make it worthwhile if only to see Wrestlemania. But if they don't get the freezing problem fixed, I'm out after six months. My Netflix NEVER freezes on a program.

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If they start showing never seen before AWA stuff, I'll sign up.

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They sent me this email last night:

We are doing maintenance in order to deliver you a better experience when playing video on demand. During this process, you may experience errors when trying to watch video on demand over the next few hours. We expect this to be resolved by tomorrow morning. The live “OnNow” channel will not be effected. We invite you to enjoy watching video on demand on other devices including desktops, laptops, tablets or mobile phones.

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I am looking forward to watching NXT Arrival tonight. Sounds like it should be a good wrestling show.

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Kriss wrote: I didn't think it would take them to fix it, and 100% sure they would fix it. It's idiots on Classics saying that if it didn't improve in a few days they would be done with it.
Still unable to watch anything as far as VOD.  No PPV's will load and none of the old shows.

I know it takes time to get the kinks out, but it's day 4, this IS getting ridiculous. 

I really don't think anyone is an idiot for feeling that it isn't worth it.

They've had months of hype and time to prepare for this and they look unprofessional the longer this continues. 


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I am using a PC..Stream and VOD works fine for me

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That's great. But it isn't working fine on many other platforms. For me, I watch it on my iPhone or my PS3. Both have issues. My brother has those same issues on his android phone.

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DaNkinator wrote: That's great. But it isn't working fine on many other platforms. For me, I watch it on my iPhone or my PS3. Both have issues. My brother has those same issues on his android phone.

Dude - I have the same problems.  BUT, around 10:15 last night I tried one more time to record Starrcade 84.  It had been freezing by no later than the 7 minute mark.  Well...I still don't have a perfect copy, but the damn thing didn't freeze a bit.  It was on for about 35 minutes, then it just bounced back to the start of the show without a freeze in the blink of an eye, then it played straight through without a hiccup.  I was watching on my PS3.  As far as iPhone/iPad, I have an iPhone 4 and an iPad 2.  All I've watched on those is the live stream, and it's perfect.  I will attempt a VOD later and let you know how it works.

All in all, I suggest that later today you try the VOD on your PS3 and see if it works.  I will report if anything goes backward today when I get home.  Still, I've decided to bite the bullet and pay the $10 per month for the first six months.  The fact that they charge it in one month increments means I can squeeze it past my wife very easily, and also, I figure if the live channel works well, I make my money back on Wrestlemania since FiOS charges $65 for the HD stream of it.  And on top of that, the WWE Network stream is a better quality than any of the PPV streams I've ever watched.

If anybody is wondering, nervous, or simply like Claw who doesn't have much interest in anything but what they decide to put in the Vault...then I suggest waiting.  I know this much, I expect a good amount of additions over the next six months and if I don't get at least as much new stuff as I got on Classics on Demand, I'm going to quit.  One thing also - after seeing the WCCW show, I REALLY hope they don't start the clock from zero on all these shows.  It took four years for them to get to 1984 WCCW, and it's taken 8 for them to go from 1985 to 1988 on NWA Saturday Night.  If they go back to '85 on that show, I'll be dead before they hit the New Year 1989 show.

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Some people on Facebook are saying its working on PS3 for them.

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Superstar, that sounds great. It was about 10:30pm Eastern time when I was attempting to watch an ECW episode and then Bunkhouse Stampede 88. After about 45 mins of trying, I gave up on both.

I'll try again tonight as well and report back.

I watch things on my phone from work. Hulu and Netflix work great, it's this that freezes. I'm about to give it another shot though.

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Cannot watch any VOD for more than 10 seconds on Roku. Will definitely cancel until this gets worked out.

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DaNkinator wrote: Superstar, that sounds great. It was about 10:30pm Eastern time when I was attempting to watch an ECW episode and then Bunkhouse Stampede 88. After about 45 mins of trying, I gave up on both.

I'll try again tonight as well and report back.

I watch things on my phone from work. Hulu and Netflix work great, it's this that freezes. I'm about to give it another shot though.


I really want to be able to use the PS3 for this - I can record off of it, and it also is already hooked up properly so I don't have to fuck with more cables, not to mention I bought this network to watch on TV and not my computer devices.  But if it keeps being a pain in the ass, I'm going to buy that hookup that I was told about in the video forum here that you can hook your iPad or iPhone into, then put it into your DVD recorder.  I would just use my iPhone to watch it then hooked through the TV.   As I said, I'll keep you posted later tonight if I try again and it starts freezing again.

Similar yet different question to anybody here - does anybody have the XBox360 app working properly?  I saw people on PWinsider's facebook page ripping WWE to shreds because the 360 app was shit.  I want to know because my son wants it, and being that I'm already subscribed, he could just watch it on his Xbox at his mom's house.

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Update - I've been able to view everything available from the app on my iphone. That's awesome and I'm very pleased by that.

Here's hoping I have the same situation this evening on the PS3.

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Just to chime in....watching the live stream and VOD on the Apple TV hasn't yielded any problems at all. (knock on wood)

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Wow, this all getting very confusing for me.  I don't have a video game system or an iPhone or an iPad.

I was figuring on getting the newest Roku and using that.  Has there been many issues with a Roku?

Forgive me for the redundancy, but essentially the Roku is a 'browser' that I can connect to my TV to stream this?

It is my hope this stuff gets worked out, and it's successfuly, and they expand the network to Canada and beyond sooner than six, eight, ten or tweleve months from now.

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I'm using PS3 and Apple TV and both work with very little freezing / buffering issues now. Problems 95% of the way worked out for me. I watched for a while online today and didn't have any problems either.

I think they've just about got it figured out.

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I have been hearing that Apple TV is the only one not having problems from day one. Heard it has something to do with going threw itunes to get the channel.

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  One thing also - after seeing the WCCW show, I REALLY hope they don't start the clock from zero on all these shows.  It took four years for them to get to 1984 WCCW, and it's taken 8 for them to go from 1985 to 1988 on NWA Saturday Night.  If they go back to '85 on that show, I'll be dead before they hit the New Year 1989 show.

You know they will start over, but they may add much quicker.

Like they probably start there, but you may see an episode a week get added.

Still will suck.

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I'm still freezing. Wrestlemania 8 was good for five minutes, then started freezing. Somebody said that it's not locally downloading - I'm not sure of that. When I pause it for awhile, it stops the freezing for awhile. I have had it paused now for five minutes and I'm hoping I created a buffer even though it doesn't show me one.

Also been thinking about switching 100% to wired internet connection to see if it works. My wifi is bulletproof, it's FiOS Quantum, and they only make one non-commmercial speed higher than mine, so I don't *think* it's wifi related. But I'm also not sure it was a coincidence when last night after 10 it worked flawlessly and my wife was off of her laptop and the iPad, whereas she was pretty much on it from 8-10 when I had the freezes.

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Anyone watching NXT Arrival. It's a pretty damn good show. Awesome match again between Cesaro and Sami Zayn. Streaming it in flawless HD in the UK using ZenMate.

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Superstar wrote: I'm still freezing. Wrestlemania 8 was good for five minutes, then started freezing. Somebody said that it's not locally downloading - I'm not sure of that. When I pause it for awhile, it stops the freezing for awhile. I have had it paused now for five minutes and I'm hoping I created a buffer even though it doesn't show me one.

Also been thinking about switching 100% to wired internet connection to see if it works. My wifi is bulletproof, it's FiOS Quantum, and they only make one non-commmercial speed higher than mine, so I don't *think* it's wifi related. But I'm also not sure it was a coincidence when last night after 10 it worked flawlessly and my wife was off of her laptop and the iPad, whereas she was pretty much on it from 8-10 when I had the freezes.

I just tried a sample recording of the 75 msg, (I have medium speed dsl) Time Warner is a rip off and Fios is not available in our town because we only have 11,000 people  so they dont feel it is worth their while to provide here), It recorded pretty good from RUKU 2 to Panny dvd recorder using analog, but 3 times in the first 40 mins it stopped to reload.
So either this is a service issue or the fact that my net speed isnt tops, I dont know enough to say.  At this point it would be fruitless to archive any footage myself. If it was something I really wanted to save it would have to buy it.

Any smarter people have any thoughts or theories?

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Kriss wrote: Anyone watching NXT Arrival. It's a pretty damn good show. Awesome match again between Cesaro and Sami Zayn. Streaming it in flawless HD in the UK using ZenMate.
Very good match indeed, but my stream just crapped out right before the Ladder Match and I'm tired of messing with it after issues on and off the past few days.  I'll just watch a replay tomorrow.

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Kriss wrote: Anyone watching NXT Arrival. It's a pretty damn good show. Awesome match again between Cesaro and Sami Zayn. Streaming it in flawless HD in the UK using ZenMate.
Great show..First time watching NXT. 

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Got this email over night


During tonight's live NXT ArRIVAL special, we unfortunately experienced technical difficulties, which are to be expected when launching a new digital network. We will work aggressively to solve these glitches and deliver quality service. The complete event will be available on-demand overnight.

I didnt have any problems myself..

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A ton of readers sent word that Roku has released a fix for the VOD problems with the WWE Network. On their Twitter, Roku announced, "#WWENetwork update: we just pushed a fix to the channel. Don't see it? Force an update by clicking Settings -> System update -> check now."

Chris "No Relation" Johnson sent the following....PS4 launched an update to the network tonight as well adding the search function to the App.

Sideshow Shan sent word that the 2014 Royal Rumble is now available in the WWE Network's VOD PPV area.

In asking about the Elimination Chamber, I was told by a source that it will debut on 3/24 due to a contractual obligation with PPV replays. Going forward, the other PPVs will be available the next day via VOD.

The same source indicated that a lot of content will be added once the free trial is over. The idea is that they want the free trial people to sample enough to get them to pay but not give them everything at once.

There are also plans to add every episode of Saturday Night's Main Event and the WCW Clash of Champions as well.

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Ok - my latest note on my service.

Last night when I got home my PS3 froze as it did the night before, however it was down to one second freezes...frequent, but quicker. I checked my internet speed and it looked very low compared with my capability, so I went with a wired connection and it went up four times to what it was. Still freezing. Then around 9 I put on Starrcade 87, and it played for an hour without freezing at all - until it froze and wouldn't unfreeze for over two minutes. I consider that a glitch, no biggie, so since I didn't have as much time and I had a disc with glitches I went to the 75 MSG show and recorded that. It came out perfect. I woke up to go to the bathroom at 2AM, and while up I put on Starrcade 86, and it also recorded without a glitch...but of course, I had my disc settings wrong and it cut off during the Andersons/R+R Express match. But still, after 9PM once again it worked.

I have a couple of theories. One, my wife was interfering by using the iPad and iPhone and laptop on the wifi and by going wired I helped myself. Two, the later at night, the more people fall off the system making it less of a demand on the network. Three, they keep pumping out updates and it's fixing itself.

I say what I said yesterday, I'm keeping it. If I can only watch VOD after 9PM, I can deal for now. The live feed has worked since Tuesday, so I'm sure the VOD will consistently work in time. As I said, never a glitch with Netflix so they will figure this out because if they don't there will be a lot of complaints and refunds issued.

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How long will they offer a free week trial?  Wondering if it will still be available when I get home, but doubt it.

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srossi wrote: How long will they offer a free week trial?  Wondering if it will still be available when I get home, but doubt it.
I think it was only offered during the first week.

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WWE issued the following:

We are working aggressively to address the login issue for Xbox users and expect to have it resolved by this Monday, March 3, if not sooner. You will be notified via email as soon as this issue is fixed. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

In the meantime, please enjoy watching WWE Network on WWE.com, tablets, mobile phones or other connected devices.

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Some maple Leaf gardens cards have been added along with some WCCCW and ECW Shows

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Looks like everything is good to go on all platforms except xbox 360. I've been able to stream anything on the Vault since Friday on the Roku, including skipping forward and ahead with no issues. Will be interesting to see what is added in the next few weeks once the paid subscription starts. I've heard full sets of SNME and the Clash will be added among other things. Overall, now that the initial issues have been straightened out, I think its a very cool service and the quality of these shows is amazing.

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I plan on purchasing this service this week, mostly to watch Wrestlemania... I just hope that 'Mania goes off without a hitch, but after trying to watch the pre-shows sometimes on Youtube, and them lagging often, I doubt it will be flawless

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The WWE Network's schedule for Tuesday 3/4 lists a live broadcast of WWE Main Event at 7 PM Eastern, which means the series will broadcast (at least this week) live one day prior to its official debut on The Ion Network this Wednesday.

It will mark the first time Main Event has been broadcast live since it debuted in October 2012. The series' current deal with Ion runs through this Spring.

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So when I get home on March 23 or so, can I buy WWE Network and see all the Raws and Smackdowns that I missed while I was gone?  Is there an archive of recent shows already up?  Is Elimination Chamber on there yet?  NXT Arrival still available?

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Raw and Smackdown will appear 30 days after broadcast due to the current deal with Hulu. Elimination chamber will also take 30 days to be up. All PPVs from WM on will be archived straight away. NXT Arrival is archived now.

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Kriss wrote: Raw and Smackdown will appear 30 days after broadcast due to the current deal with Hulu. Elimination chamber will also take 30 days to be up. All PPVs from WM on will be archived straight away. NXT Arrival is archived now.
OK, thanks.  So by the time I get back Elimination Chamber should be up, as well as the first Raw or 2.  No need to go crazy with the DVR.

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I can watch Royal Rumble 2014 on my Kindle/Iphone/PC but cannot find it on Roku. Also only one of the Maple Leaf Garden shows are on the Roku but their are 2 different shows on my Iphone/Kindle/PC.

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The free trial is now over... and the Network is now completely down it appears. Ho hum.

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Ok so everyone is down as well today?

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I'm not that annoyed that it is having teething problems, but the whole network seems to be down on every platform, and has been for a few hours, and WWE has said nothing about this at all. Terrible customer service.

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What is going on with the WWE Network this morning? The web site won't load on my PC, my Roku's say I'm not a subscriber, and my Iphones/Kindle's say "invalid app account/partner".

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I'm hoping that they force a fix. And I'm hoping that they are not encrypting everything since they have probably read here how so many of us are recording it!!!

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...and by the way, it was working at midnight because I recorded Wrestlewar 89

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Looks like it's back up.

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We received a ton of emails this morning between 7-8 AM about the WWE Network being down. In asking around, I was told it was routine maintenance, nothing more.

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It could be just a screw-up that's going to be fixed, but it also could be a sign of things to expect:

Maple Leaf Gardens 4/85 has disappeared from the Old School section. I've heard that two other Legends of Wrestling episodes have disappeared as well.

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Curious why they have clipped so many promos? I could see if they just edited them out altogether, but its like many of them are clipped in odd places. So far that is largely on older shows so maybe that has something to do with it

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The Maple Leaf 4/85 show is airing on Friday night from 9-10.

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Pretty good article on WWE Network from Bill Simmons & David Shoemaker:

http://grantland.com/features/welcome-to-the-wwe-network/

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The WWE Network issued the following:

We would like to notify WWE Network customers using Xbox 360 of an issue accessing certain pay-per-views and classic content after launching the WWE Network app for the first time. We are aggressively working on a solution.

In the mean time, if you are experiencing this issue, please do the following:
Go to Xbox Settings.
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Save the settings and restart the WWE app.

This should allow visibility to the missing content.

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Got the 1 week trial last weekend. They have several eps of WCCW leading up to Kerry/Flair/Freebirds heel turn. In retrospect, you could see it coming miles away...the heel roster was REALLY weak (Frank Dusek, Checkmate, Magic Dragon, Bill Irwin).

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I bought it this past week and so far I like it a lot.

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We've received a lot of emails in regards to PPVs disappearing from the WWE Network, only for them to pop up within a day or so. From speaking to a WWE source, it's case of WWE updating the versions they originally used to a final version - in many cases the mastered versions were for the Classics on Demand VOD channel and were edited (specifically cursing) for all audience while the Network, with parental controls, doesn't need to have the same concerns.

There's also an interesting situation brewing, as we discussed on the We Don't Need No Stinkin' Name Show a few days back in the Elite section, in regard to music that was co-written and performed by James Papa from WCW in the early 1990s as well as Michael Hayes' old "Badstreet USA" theme song. WWE Network has been pulling PPVs down and replacing them with versions using Papa's music, which would seem to indicate the two sides have come to some sort of settlement in his lawsuit against the company over the use of the music and trademarks. As of 3/17, when the PPVs began to be changed, there had been no notice of a settlement with the court, so we'll have to see what goes down.

Ian sent word that a number of Legends of Wrestling panels have been added to the VOD section.

ECW and WCW PPVs have been moved to the Vault section of the Network. One some devices, they are listed in both the PPV and Vault areas and on some, are now listed only in the Vault.

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During the latest edition of the Michael Cole and JBL podcast on iTunes, it was announced that:

*WWE would broadcast a live "Wrestlemania Today" show on The WWE Network from AXXESS on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

*WWE would host a live "Legends of Wrestling" panel discussion on Friday 4/4, also from AXXESS.

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They are not putting the Kevin Von Erich/Michael Hayes pre and post show comments on the World Class events anymore either. I think it's great that they have basically deleted everything that they added from WWE 24/7 and WWE Classics as far as bumpers, watermarks, additional commentary, etc. Everything so far has been great, and I took a week off when on vacation and since coming back last weekend, not a single thing on the network has frozen on me or given me a single error message - it's finally working seamlessly like Netflix does. They pushed another update through the PS3 last night, I didn't really notice much other than WCW PPVs are where they always were AND in the Vault. Honestly, I don't care how they sort things anyway.

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Elimination Chamber 2014 is now available.

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Should be a Large update coming soon since the free trials end Saturday.

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Superstar wrote: They are not putting the Kevin Von Erich/Michael Hayes pre and post show comments on the World Class events anymore either. I think it's great that they have basically deleted everything that they added from WWE 24/7 and WWE Classics as far as bumpers, watermarks, additional commentary, etc. Everything so far has been great, and I took a week off when on vacation and since coming back last weekend, not a single thing on the network has frozen on me or given me a single error message - it's finally working seamlessly like Netflix does. They pushed another update through the PS3 last night, I didn't really notice much other than WCW PPVs are where they always were AND in the Vault. Honestly, I don't care how they sort things anyway.
They're also using the WCCW theme song (BUM-ba-da-da-BUM), but all other music has been removed.

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When the WWE Network launched, a number of ECW PPVs featured segments involving New Jack edited out. At the time, we reported that this was due to a musical rights issue as WWE did not have the rights to the iconic Dr. Dre/Ice Cube song "Natural Born Killaz" which ECW used for years as Jack's theme song. Complicating that was that WWE was unable to edit the music off without losing the original commentary audio, so the matches were removed.

Over the last 24 hours, the ECW PPVs featuring Jack's matches were pulled from the Network and replaced with a new version of the show. Jack's appearances have returned, but with a new hip hop style instrumental song playing during his brawls and new voiceovers from Joey Styles replacing the old commentary, which originally featured Styles and Cyrus.

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I have to applaud them on the efforts they are going to here. There was some grumbling about the missing New Jack matches, but I can't see it being a deal breaker for anyone in regards to dropping ten bucks a month, but they've put some effort in to get the PPVs as complete as possible.

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Kriss wrote: I have to applaud them on the efforts they are going to here. There was some grumbling about the missing New Jack matches, but I can't see it being a deal breaker for anyone in regards to dropping ten bucks a month, but they've put some effort in to get the PPVs as complete as possible.
You're exactly right. Give credit where it's due, they are doing a hell of a job in keeping the integrity of all this old footage, something they've never been too concerned with before. 

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bpickering wrote: Should be a Large update coming soon since the free trials end Saturday.

I did a search for Terry Gordy last night and came up with two complete WCCW shows that are not on the current schedule, and they played in full.  I also see that almost every week they put up 2-3 WCCW shows.  I am hoping the new update includes some more stuff like NWA, AWA, WWWF, etc.  Would be nice if they started up the WWWF Championship Wrestling run again.  With the frequency they have updated WCCW from October 82 to March 83, they've blown through a calendar years worth of what was put up on Classics on Demand already, and they've only been on the air a month.  At this rate, we will be seeing new programming that they didn't put on Classics by mid-Summer.

I taped a lot of shit off of 24/7 and Classics on Demand.  I missed quite a bit too.  To have the opportunity to fill in holes and/or update to a better quality transfer has been huge.

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bpickering wrote: Should be a Large update coming soon since the free trials end Saturday.
I thought it already ended.  Do I have to sign up for trial today or can I wait until tomorrow through midnight?  I still haven't had time to do this yet.

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srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: Should be a Large update coming soon since the free trials end Saturday.
I thought it already ended.  Do I have to sign up for trial today or can I wait until tomorrow through midnight?  I still haven't had time to do this yet.

The time to sign up for the free trial has passed. It was last Saturday. I meant that anyone who just signed up for the free week, that their time is up Saturday.  

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The Wrestlemania Press Conference will air this Tuesday live on the WWE Network at 11 AM Eastern.

As we noted earlier this week, WWE will air a daily "Wrestlemania Today" show live from AXXESS on Thursday 4/3-Saturday 4/6 as well as a live episode of Legends of Wrestling from AXXESS.

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I need more Old School House Shows ASAP, I've burned through them all.

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Finally signed up after catching up on a month of my DVR. Watching Elimination Chamber and will then play around with it.

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WWE has added four new episodes of the animated "Slam City" to their VOD section.

Wrestlemania Today will be hosted by Booker T, Josh Mathews and Alex Riley and will be a two hour broadcast from AXXESS from 6-8 PM Eastern on Thursday and Friday. WWE has not yet publicly announced their Saturday programming as of this posting.

WWE will also present a live Legends of Wrestling roundtable with "Wrestlemania legends" discussing their memories of the event on Friday 4/4 at 10 PM Eastern.

The WWE Hall of Fame is scheduled to air at 9 PM Eastern on Saturday 4/5. WWE has not announced any pre or post-Hall programming as of this writing.

The Wrestlemania pre-game show programming will kick off at 5 PM Eastern on Sunday 4/7 with Wrestlemania scheduled to go off the air at 11 PM Eastern. Currently, the Network does not list a replay for the show for Monday AM.

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They also added two Spectrum house shows.
March 1978 (Backlund vs Arion, Bruno vs Patera)
August 1988 (Savage vs Dibiase)

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WWE issued the following:

WWE® NETWORK UNVEILS WRESTLEMANIA® WEEK PROGRAMMING

STAMFORD, Conn., March 31, 2014 – WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 streaming network, has unveiled its programming lineup for WrestleMania Week, which includes the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, an expanded two-hour WrestleMania pre-show and concludes with WrestleMania 30, all live from New Orleans.

Fans can subscribe to WWE Network by signing up exclusively at WWE.com, clicking on the WWE Network button on the top right corner of the navigation bar and creating an account. Upon signing up, fans will instantly have access to live and scheduled programming as well as the most comprehensive video-on-demand library.

The WrestleMania Week programming line-up on WWE Network includes:

WrestleMania 30 – Sunday, April 6 at 7 pm ET

WWE's annual pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania 30, will air live on Sunday, April 6 at 7 pm ET. More than 70,000 fans from all 50 states and more than 30 countries are expected to converge on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Current WWE Superstars will be joined by a host of WWE Legends for a celebration 30 years in the making. Featured matches include the first-ever Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, The Undertaker® defending his epic WrestleMania winning streak against Brock Lesnar™, John Cena® battling Bray Wyatt™ and Randy Orton® defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Batista® and the winner of a showdown between Daniel Bryan® and Triple H®.

WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – Saturday, April 5 at 9 pm ET

For the first time ever, the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air live in its entirety on Saturday, April 5 at 9 pm ET from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. On the eve of WrestleMania 30, a new class of inductees will join WWE Legends from the past as they are enshrined into the WWE Hall of Fame. This year's inductees include The Ultimate Warrior®, Jake "The Snake" Roberts™, Lita, Razor Ramon, Paul Bearer, Carlos Colon and Mr. T.

At 8 pm ET, one hour prior to the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, WWE Network will air a live red carpet arrival show hosted by Michael Cole and Renee Young. The show will consist of interviews with WWE Legends, Superstars and Divas as they arrive to celebrate history and welcome in the new inductees to the WWE Hall of Fame.

WrestleMania 30 Pre-Show – Sunday, April 6 at 5 pm ET

WWE has expanded its WrestleMania pre-show to two hours for the first time ever. The first hour will simulcast across all WWE platforms, including WWE Network, WWE.com, WWE App, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pheed beginning Sunday, April 6 at 5 pm ET. During the second hour, WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos™ will defend their titles in a Fatal 4-Way match against Los Matadores™, Ryback® and Curtis Axel™ and The Real Americans™, which can be seen exclusively on WWE Network.

WrestleMania Press Conference – Tuesday, April 1 at 11 am ET

Before WWE takes over New Orleans and Randy Orton defends the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a Triple Threat match against Batista and the winner of Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H, all four WrestleMania headliners will come face-to-face on Tuesday, April 1 at 11 am ET at the Hard Rock Café in New York City live on WWE Network. They will be joined by WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, WrestleMania 30 host Hulk Hogan and WWE Superstar John Cena® to offer a preview of this year's historic event.

WrestleMania Today LIVE – Thursday, April 3 – Saturday, April 5 at 6 pm ET

WrestleMania Today will premiere with three nights of live coverage on Thursday, April 3 through Saturday, April 5 at 6 pm ET originating from WrestleMania Axxess. Hosted by WWE's Josh Mathews™, Booker T™ and Alex Riley™, the two-hour show will welcome in-studio guests including WWE Legends and Superstars as they analyze the biggest matches at WrestleMania 30. WWE reporters Renee Young, Byron Saxton and Tom Philips will cover all the action live from the Axxess floor.

WrestleMania Weekend Marathon – Friday, April 4 – Sunday, April 6

The weekend will be highlighted by a marathon of WrestleMania themed programming from Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6. On Friday, April 4, WWE Network will air a replay of WrestleMania 25 from Houston, TX at 2 pm ET. Then, on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, fans can see blocks of WrestleMania Rewind™ from 6 am – 9 am ET, a show that takes a comprehensive look back at the most groundbreaking matches and dramatic moments in WrestleMania history.

Immediately following WrestleMania Rewind on Saturday, WrestleMania 26 airs at 9 am ET and WrestleMania 27 at 1 pm ET. WrestleMania 28 and WrestleMania 29 air Sunday, April 6 at 9 am ET and 1 pm ET, respectively.

Legends of WrestleMania – Friday, April 4 at 10 pm ET

Legends of WrestleMania premieres on Friday, April 4 at 10 pm ET featuring a round table discussion with WrestleMania Legends as they look back at their greatest WrestleMania moments. Fans will hear never-before-told stories about WrestleMania as well as commentary on the biggest matches at WrestleMania 30.

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I went in to the history of wwe website and looked at the listings of house shows from the Spectrum and MSG that aired either on Prism or MSG Network or HBO. There are quite a few out there if they plan on showing them.

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landy1987 wrote: They also added two Spectrum house shows.
March 1978 (Backlund vs Arion, Bruno vs Patera)
August 1988 (Savage vs Dibiase)

Are they still one hour versions or have they started showing full shows yet?

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Those Spectrum shows are 1 hr. They had a few full shows, the MSG 1984 and the MSH 1997 for instance, but most of them nowadays seem to be cut to just under an hour...probably to fit the schedule of their live stream.

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Qaenos wrote: Those Spectrum shows are 1 hr. They had a few full shows, the MSG 1984 and the MSH 1997 for instance, but most of them nowadays seem to be cut to just under an hour...probably to fit the schedule of their live stream.
What is the point of the "schedule" if you can pull up anything at any time?  

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I think it's to give people the option of watching the channel the same way they would watch "regular" TV. Probably more of a comfort thing.

Plus it also allows them to schedule live events easier, I would guess, embedding them in a daily schedule.

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khawk wrote: I think it's to give people the option of watching the channel the same way they would watch "regular" TV. Probably more of a comfort thing.

Plus it also allows them to schedule live events easier, I would guess, embedding them in a daily schedule.

Did these one hour versions already run as one hour versions on the MSG network?  Because remember, back in the '00s, MSG was running WWE Classics as a one hour show for a few years.

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Superstar wrote: khawk wrote: I think it's to give people the option of watching the channel the same way they would watch "regular" TV. Probably more of a comfort thing.

Plus it also allows them to schedule live events easier, I would guess, embedding them in a daily schedule.

Did these one hour versions already run as one hour versions on the MSG network?  Because remember, back in the '00s, MSG was running WWE Classics as a one hour show for a few years.


I know the Spectrum 1978 show was a longer broadcast on WWE Classics on Demand:

432 WWE 24/7: Philadelphia March 25, 1978    1 hr 30 min  EX-
  Pete Reeves vs. Joe Turco, Gypsy Rodriguez vs. Pete Austin, Davy O’Hannon vs. Dom DeNucci, Backlund (WWWF Champion) vs. Spiros Arion, Bruno vs. Patera, Volkoff vs. Calhoun.

The MSG ones may be from the MSG Classics series, but some of those aired on the Classics on Demand channel in fuller form as well.

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khawk wrote: Superstar wrote: khawk wrote: I think it's to give people the option of watching the channel the same way they would watch "regular" TV. Probably more of a comfort thing.

Plus it also allows them to schedule live events easier, I would guess, embedding them in a daily schedule.

Did these one hour versions already run as one hour versions on the MSG network?  Because remember, back in the '00s, MSG was running WWE Classics as a one hour show for a few years.


I know the Spectrum 1978 show was a longer broadcast on WWE Classics on Demand:

432 WWE 24/7: Philadelphia March 25, 1978    1 hr 30 min  EX-
  Pete Reeves vs. Joe Turco, Gypsy Rodriguez vs. Pete Austin, Davy O’Hannon vs. Dom DeNucci, Backlund (WWWF Champion) vs. Spiros Arion, Bruno vs. Patera, Volkoff vs. Calhoun.

The MSG ones may be from the MSG Classics series, but some of those aired on the Classics on Demand channel in fuller form as well.

Yeah, I know some of the MSG Classics were later broadcast in "full" or close to it, on WWE 24/7 or WWE Classics after the rebranding...but I don't know exactly what was broadcast on MSG.  I was thinking that they just took shows that they know would fit their model and uploaded them.  But the more I think about it, those shows were only 44 mins long because they need about 16 mins per hour for commercials.

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Since Wrestlemaia is over, they started the 1 week free trial again.

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The projected subscriber base of 1,000,000 out of the gate by Wrestlemania wound up being about 1/3 short of the goal, resulting in last week's stock sell off. So the WWE is pushing the free trial again to entice some on the fence fans into subscribing. Expect WWE Network to get pushed even harder on Raw and Smackdown, if that's even possible.

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Wonder if they'll use fan reviews?

I love it. I'm more than willing to be patient while they add more old school content (may main reason for subscribing) because I don't have a chance to watch that often, but when I do, I tend to watch the roundtables and documentaries and those are worth the subscription price alone.

The HHH one is outstanding.

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Just watched the Daniel Bryan Wrestlemania Documentary. Really good.

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bpickering wrote: Just watched the Daniel Bryan Wrestlemania Documentary. Really good.
I agree with this 100% ( I think Seth Rollins came off pretty good on it too), as well as the HHH one mentioned above... Been watching the Legends of Wrestling as well.

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tamalie wrote: The projected subscriber base of 1,000,000 out of the gate by Wrestlemania wound up being about 1/3 short of the goal, resulting in last week's stock sell off. So the WWE is pushing the free trial again to entice some on the fence fans into subscribing. Expect WWE Network to get pushed even harder on Raw and Smackdown, if that's even possible.
That number 1,000,000 was by the end of 2014, so it still has a few months to get that number.

I think the network passed its biggest test that being WM XXX. Passed with flying colors. Also all the bugs seems to be worked out. So I think the ones that just stayed for a week will come back.

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stone2k wrote: bpickering wrote: Just watched the Daniel Bryan Wrestlemania Documentary. Really good.
I agree with this 100% ( I think Seth Rollins came off pretty good on it too), as well as the HHH one mentioned above... Been watching the Legends of Wrestling as well.

The HHH was done for his DVD that came out a few years ago.

I think the Bryan Documentary is the first to be done only for the network. Like I said WWE did a great job on it. Kind of Impressive that they had it up on the network a week after Mania.

Can't wait to see what they do with the 4 part tribute documentary on the Warrior. 

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Yeah, I'm eager to see that too.

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So for any canadians using this service, is just a US address attached to a credit card fine, or would I have to do something else to access this?

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DaNkinator wrote: I love it. I'm more than willing to be patient while they add more old school content (may main reason for subscribing) because I don't have a chance to watch that often, but when I do, I tend to watch the roundtables and documentaries and those are worth the subscription price alone.

I feel the same. I have gotten my moneys worth with the roundtables so far. It was like I got Wrestlemania for free.

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broke wrote: So for any canadians using this service, is just a US address attached to a credit card fine, or would I have to do something else to access this?
You need to use a VPN. I use the ZenMate app on Google Chrome, it's free, and it works perfectly. (This will also allow you access to US and UK Netflix if you use Netflix.)
I pay using my credit card with a UK address with no issues, but I signed up on day one when they weren't using any geographical checks. You can pay via Paypal, though, and that will definitely work.

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Arnold_OldSchool wrote: I need more Old School House Shows ASAP, I've burned through them all.

Hmm.....thinking about signing up.  Can someone post a list of these if it's not too much trouble?

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Boz1515 wrote: Arnold_OldSchool wrote: I need more Old School House Shows ASAP, I've burned through them all.

Hmm.....thinking about signing up.  Can someone post a list of these if it's not too much trouble?

MSG 03/17/75
MSG 6/27/77
Spectrum 3/25/78
MSG 4/6/81
Maple Leaf Gardens 10/21/84
MSG 10/22/84
Maple Leaf Gardens 4/21/85
Maple Leaf Gardens 11/10/85
Boston Garden 12/7/85
Boston Garden 4/26/86
Sam Houston Coliseum 10/19/86
Boston Garden 11/1/86
Boston Garden 12/6/86
Boston Garden 2/7/87
Spectrum 8/27/88
MSG 10/24/88
MSG 4/22/91
MSG 6/3/91
MSG 10/28/91
MSG 12/22/91

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Ive been happy with it. My kids like it too.

In regards to the stock selloff - the price was ridiculously high. It came back down to earth but it still well above the 9or 10 it was selling for before the network announcement.

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Kriss wrote: Boz1515 wrote: Arnold_OldSchool wrote: I need more Old School House Shows ASAP, I've burned through them all.

Hmm.....thinking about signing up.  Can someone post a list of these if it's not too much trouble?

MSG 03/17/75
MSG 6/27/77
Spectrum 3/25/78
MSG 4/6/81
Maple Leaf Gardens 10/21/84
MSG 10/22/84
Maple Leaf Gardens 4/21/85
Maple Leaf Gardens 11/10/85
Boston Garden 12/7/85
Boston Garden 4/26/86
Sam Houston Coliseum 10/19/86
Boston Garden 11/1/86
Boston Garden 12/6/86
Boston Garden 2/7/87
Spectrum 8/27/88
MSG 10/24/88
MSG 4/22/91
MSG 6/3/91
MSG 10/28/91
MSG 12/22/91


Thank you for posting this....

MSG 03/17/75
MSG 6/27/77
Spectrum 3/25/78
MSG 4/6/81
Maple Leaf Gardens 10/21/84 - Andre vs. Kamala (Cage)
MSG 10/22/84 - Hogan vs. Studd
Maple Leaf Gardens 4/21/85 - Hogan vs. Orndorff
Maple Leaf Gardens 11/10/85 - Andre/Hillbilly vs. Studd/Bundy
Boston Garden 12/7/85 - Piper vs. Sammartino
Boston Garden 4/26/86 - Hogan vs. Savage
Sam Houston Coliseum 10/19/86 - Hogan vs. Orndorff & Tag Team Battle Royal
Boston Garden 11/1/86 - Savage vs. Steamboat
Boston Garden 12/6/86 - Hogan vs. Kamala
Boston Garden 2/7/87 - Savage vs. Sammartino (Lumberjack)
Spectrum 8/27/88 - Savage vs. DiBiase
MSG 10/24/88 - Savage vs. Andre
MSG 4/22/91 - Hogan vs. Slaughter
MSG 6/3/91 - Hogan vs. Slaughter (Desert Storm Match)
MSG 10/28/91 - Flair vs. Piper
MSG 12/22/91 - (Wrong date I believe.  They were at the Garden 11/30 and 12/31.  Both were Hogan vs. Flair).


I already have all of these from Classic on Demand (or WWE 24/7).  I enjoyed that service very much and I miss it.  There are a ton of house shows that were not shown between 84-92 that I would love to see.  On a side note, I already have all of the PPV's that I wanted on dvd, so that part doesn't draw me either.

I really don't mind signing up, but for guys like me, they are going to have to give me more/something new. 

There is no way I am the only one in this boat.  Maybe addressing this would give them a few more buys.

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The MSG 12/2/291 should be 11/30/91 as it's the show with the first Hogan-Flair match.
They also just added MSG from 3/19/90 (Warrior vs. Perfect).

I'm sure shows they haven't aired previously on WWE Classics on Demand will come at some point

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Boz1515 wrote: I already have all of these from Classic on Demand (or WWE 24/7).  I enjoyed that service very much and I miss it.  There are a ton of house shows that were not shown between 84-92 that I would love to see.  On a side note, I already have all of the PPV's that I wanted on dvd, so that part doesn't draw me either.

I really don't mind signing up, but for guys like me, they are going to have to give me more/something new. 

There is no way I am the only one in this boat.  Maybe addressing this would give them a few more buys.

I'm in the same boat but being in Canada we won't "officially" get it until early winter or early 2015, so I can wait until, like landy said, they do indeed start featuring programming that never aired on Classics on Demand. It'll happen eventually, but they have a lot of stuff from the previous service to add first, which is smart as it's all already converted and a lot has only aired on Classics once.

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khawk wrote: Boz1515 wrote: I already have all of these from Classic on Demand (or WWE 24/7).  I enjoyed that service very much and I miss it.  There are a ton of house shows that were not shown between 84-92 that I would love to see.  On a side note, I already have all of the PPV's that I wanted on dvd, so that part doesn't draw me either.

I really don't mind signing up, but for guys like me, they are going to have to give me more/something new. 

There is no way I am the only one in this boat.  Maybe addressing this would give them a few more buys.

I'm in the same boat but being in Canada we won't "officially" get it until early winter or early 2015, so I can wait until, like landy said, they do indeed start featuring programming that never aired on Classics on Demand. It'll happen eventually, but they have a lot of stuff from the previous service to add first, which is smart as it's all already converted and a lot has only aired on Classics once.

I wonder if they will ever take stuff down, or once it's up it stays up forever?

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Boz1515 wrote: khawk wrote: Boz1515 wrote: I already have all of these from Classic on Demand (or WWE 24/7).  I enjoyed that service very much and I miss it.  There are a ton of house shows that were not shown between 84-92 that I would love to see.  On a side note, I already have all of the PPV's that I wanted on dvd, so that part doesn't draw me either.

I really don't mind signing up, but for guys like me, they are going to have to give me more/something new. 

There is no way I am the only one in this boat.  Maybe addressing this would give them a few more buys.

I'm in the same boat but being in Canada we won't "officially" get it until early winter or early 2015, so I can wait until, like landy said, they do indeed start featuring programming that never aired on Classics on Demand. It'll happen eventually, but they have a lot of stuff from the previous service to add first, which is smart as it's all already converted and a lot has only aired on Classics once.

I wonder if they will ever take stuff down, or once it's up it stays up forever?

I've wonder this too.  In this new format/service how do they plan this or do they have enough "space" for it to always be available?

I really want the network, and frankly I'm too lazy and ignorant to try to circumvent the IP address issue, so when I get it in Canada I will happily enjoy it.  I think the way I "enjoy" wrestling I will have more than enough when the time comes.  Heck, I was barely able to keep up with the Classics on Demand service.

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The WWE Network will launch this spring on Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, and connected TV's and Blu-Ray DVD Players.

New Features for the Network will include:
- Highlight Markers so people can scroll to specific moments on a show.
- Will be more personalized. People can mark favorite content.
- Video Bookmarks
- Personalized Recommendations based on what people watch, like on Netflix.

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Haven't watched part 1 of the Warrior Special yet. However Facebook is going nuts because Sting appears on the Special.

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The WWE Network will debut a new feature “Best of WWE Hall of Fame” this week, showcasing different inductions from over the years.

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Just got done watching the Warrior: The Ultimate Legend Documentary. Just Awesome.

These Documentaries they done in past couple of weeks have been the worth the price of the Network alone.

Just need to watch the Legends of Wrestling Roundtable on the Warrior that aired last night. Been hearing that was great also.

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bpickering wrote: Just got done watching the Warrior: The Ultimate Legend Documentary. Just Awesome.

These Documentaries they done in past couple of weeks have been the worth the price of the Network alone.

Just need to watch the Legends of Wrestling Roundtable on the Warrior that aired last night. Been hearing that was great also.

These were phenomenal.  I had no intention of watching them until I started hearing the rave reviews.  They were redundant since each show in the series was stand-alone and included footage used in other episodes, but that's my only complaint.  It really goes to show you how important it is to your legacy to get the WWE hype machine behind you, because if Warrior died a year earlier he would've been seen as a flash-in-the-pan who had a couple of good years.  After getting the WWE Network treatment, even the most cynical smark probably got pumped up and thinks the guy was a mega-star now.

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The ESPN article on this states the following:

Shoemaker: But you’re right — even when you search by “Owen” (for Owen Hart), suddenly all these names that you probably won’t even know pop up: Jack Owens, Owen Strong, Bob Owens. There’s no content associated with these names yet, but if that’s an indication of the kind of archive that’s on the way, I’m ready to watch Bob Owens matches all day. More importantly, you’ll find more Owen Hart matches than you can count.

I haven't found the search function to be nearly that good.  I have tried searching random jobbers, and even higher profile stars, and have come up empty.  Have they pulled things?  Have they fucked up the search already?

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WWE sent us the following today. Very cool news.

“NXT® TAKEOVER” TO AIR LIVE ON WWE® NETWORK

STAMFORD, Conn., April 24, 2014 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that NXT Takeover, a live, two-hour action-packed special, will air exclusively on WWE Network on Thursday, May 29 at 8 pm ET. Following the success of NXT ArRIVAL™, the special will once again showcase the best and brightest from WWE’s Performance Center and include appearances by WWE Superstars and Legends.

Thirty minutes prior to the event, the NXT Takeover pre-show will air at 7:30 pm ET and include exclusive interviews and appearances by NXT Superstars, WWE Superstars and Legends.

“As NXT continues to grow in popularity and our fans demand to see more of the next generation of WWE Superstars, we are going to deliver live, in-ring programs featuring up-and-coming talent on WWE Network,” said Paul “Triple H®” Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative, WWE. “Our live NXT specials on WWE Network bring out the very best in our performers and make for must-see TV for the WWE Universe.”

On February 27, NXT ArRIVAL on WWE Network had 21 worldwide Twitter trends and was No. 3 in overall social mentions for primetime programs on both cable and broadcast. The event had more social mentions than American Idol, the Vikings premiere on History Channel, college basketball on ESPN and Vampire Diaries on CW.

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I'm too pissed they don't have any 1976 house shows from Witschi's Sports Arena. Sure, all the major PPVs from the past 30 years, the original programs, the new wrestling, the documentaries, the MSG shows being added all the time and the other stuff is nice, but without the classic Hans Schroeder vs. Dominic DeNucci match from Jan 76, how can they justify charging 9.99 a month, let alone call it a network.

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I'm with Bart except I need Iron Mike Sharpe vs SD Jones from obscure PA house shows shot on handheld cameras for it to be a network to me.

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If you like wrestling since PPVs debuted, then the Network is amazing. If you only like wrestling from the non-PPV era, then the Network sucks. They've barely added any pre-1985 footage in the last month. Really disappointed so far, but I'm hoping that they will pick up the slack.

I'm also disappointed that the footage is in mono sound, and at the wrong framerate (29.97 Hz and not 59.94 Hz), but that's another story.

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The network is now on X-Box One.

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Is the HHH King of Kings DVD still available and if so where?  When I first got the Network, is was in the PPVs section for reason and I was going to watch it later, now it's gone.

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srossi wrote: Is the HHH King of Kings DVD still available and if so where?  When I first got the Network, is was in the PPVs section for reason and I was going to watch it later, now it's gone.
Its under Originals section then under WWE Beyond The Ring Section 


Sorry thats HHH Thy Kingdom Come...not King of Kings.

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WWE will begin airing WCW Clash of Champions specials this Monday at 6 AM with the first show from 3/27/88 featuring Ric Flair vs. Sting in a 45 minute classic and more.

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e noted earlier that the first Clash of Champions will air Monday on the WWE Network. The second one, Miami Mayhem (Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson vs. Sting & Dusty Rhodes main event) will air on Tuesday. The first one is already available via VOD if you go to where it is listed on the Network schedule.

Saturday Night's Main Event episodes are slated to be added to the WWE Network rotation after all the Clashes have been added.

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bpickering wrote: pwinsider.com

e noted earlier that the first Clash of Champions will air Monday on the WWE Network. The second one, Miami Mayhem (Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson vs. Sting & Dusty Rhodes main event) will air on Tuesday. The first one is already available via VOD if you go to where it is listed on the Network schedule.

Saturday Night's Main Event episodes are slated to be added to the WWE Network rotation after all the Clashes have been added.

All of the Clashes are available in the Vault section now.

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Awesome, I'm glad they're adding new material.

I'm still hoping they start adding JCP's weekly shows as far back as they can to the WCW vault.

And MidSouth/UWF stuff too.

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When will they create a fued section just documenting fueds ie Savage/Steamboat Mr. Wonderful and hulk hogan

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There is news they added 30 new ECW tv episodes but also seems they removed a few, November 1993 episodes are missing.
I went back to check, the page has a "by year" selection...So when you select 1993 the October/November episode will appear.

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convoy71 wrote: There is news they added 30 new ECW tv episodes but also seems they removed a few, November 1993 episodes are missing.
I went back to check, the page has a "by year" selection...So when you select 1993 the October/November episode will appear.


Convoy - you are going to find out that there is a lot of stuff "missing".  I have found World Class shows that were not yet on the schedule by simply searching for Terry Gordy.  If you saw a show that was up that's now gone, it could just be missing from the listing.  So far I have not found anything that was gone permanently.  Like you said, you searched by year and found the missing items...searching by wrestler may find you stuff that you didn't even know was uploaded.

I have zero complaints about the network and I'm over the hiccups that were constant during the first week.  I cannot complain about content because it will take time to upload everything.  But if there were one suggestion I would make, one that would really be helpful to me, is if they had a user history tab that showed everything you watched.  Either that, or when you watch a show, it changes the color of the lettering to say green that shows you were there.  I think it would be useful to WWE as well because they could easily track who watches what, then make custom offers to them for paid product.

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Superstar wrote: convoy71 wrote: There is news they added 30 new ECW tv episodes but also seems they removed a few, November 1993 episodes are missing.
I went back to check, the page has a "by year" selection...So when you select 1993 the October/November episode will appear.


Convoy - you are going to find out that there is a lot of stuff "missing".  I have found World Class shows that were not yet on the schedule by simply searching for Terry Gordy.  If you saw a show that was up that's now gone, it could just be missing from the listing.  So far I have not found anything that was gone permanently.  Like you said, you searched by year and found the missing items...searching by wrestler may find you stuff that you didn't even know was uploaded.

I have zero complaints about the network and I'm over the hiccups that were constant during the first week.  I cannot complain about content because it will take time to upload everything.  But if there were one suggestion I would make, one that would really be helpful to me, is if they had a user history tab that showed everything you watched.  Either that, or when you watch a show, it changes the color of the lettering to say green that shows you were there.  I think it would be useful to WWE as well because they could easily track who watches what, then make custom offers to them for paid product.

The interface can definitely be better.  The search needs to be tweaked and improved, and I find it not very intuitive if, say, you want to just watch the very first ECW TV show on there and go straight through.  What's the easiest way to do that?  I guess by year, but I think they come up in reverse chronological order or something.  Small stuff, but they need to make it look a little more professional and polished as time goes on, and I'm sure they will.

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Sometimes a show disappears because they are re-uploading a different version, or they are adding time markers.

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Kriss wrote: Sometimes a show disappears because they are re-uploading a different version, or they are adding time markers.
I think they need to leave it up and just give you a message that says it's down for maintenance when you try to view it.  Then give you the option to bookmark it and come back later so you don't forget.

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srossi wrote: Kriss wrote: Sometimes a show disappears because they are re-uploading a different version, or they are adding time markers.
I think they need to leave it up and just give you a message that says it's down for maintenance when you try to view it.  Then give you the option to bookmark it and come back later so you don't forget.

Look at how far Netflix user interface has gotten in the past couple of years.  I think once WWE gets the content up and all of the problems across all platforms solved, you'll see the interface get a facelift.  Right now, just putting in chapter points on all of those programs takes time.  I am hoping I am right - because a user history tab for me would be so helpful.

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The Saturday Night's Main Event episodes (as well as prime-time Main Event specials) should be up on the Network by July.

The Monday Night War series is expected to debut around the same timeframe. WWE is also looking at adding the old WWE 24/7 Hall of Fame profile specials to the Network's HOF section later this year as well.

There will be a season 2 of Legend's House

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One of the biggest questions we receive here at PWInsider.com is in regards to why certain material - specifically NWA, WCW and UWF TV - are not already on the WWE Network.

As I recently discussed in a PWInsider Elite audio, all of the material that WWE has digitized has to be cleaned up, then approved by legal to make sure it clears all musical rights, have any potential changes or edits made, then go through a process of being closed captioned for the hearing impaired, then uploaded to the different data banks housing the Network.

So, it's not as easy as putting a tape in a data bank and being done. WWE is adding material as it is cleared, but for those of you waiting for everything in the WWE video library ever to be placed online at once, it's likely never ever going to happen that way - because WWE also reserves the right to remove material as well.

So, there you have it.

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Tonight, I noticed the WWE Network is AVL on one of the streams listed in the Rubber Room. If you live in Canada or have not subscribed yet, try this link.

http://www.Firstrowsports.eu

This works with Mozilla Firefox.

Right now, Back Stage Pass is on with Josh, Miz, Jimmy Hart, & Booker are reviewing tonight's RAW.
I don't know how long this will last.

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WWE is cleaning up the old ECW Home Videos to put up on the Network. Reason for this is they feel putting the whole shows on the Network would cut sales of the videos that RF Videos sells.

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bpickering wrote: WWE is cleaning up the old ECW Home Videos to put up on the Network. Reason for this is they feel putting the whole shows on the Network would cut sales of the videos that RF Videos sells.
Who is still buying old ECW shows from RF Video, and why would WWE really care?  They should put it up just to put it up, not for that reason.

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srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: WWE is cleaning up the old ECW Home Videos to put up on the Network. Reason for this is they feel putting the whole shows on the Network would cut sales of the videos that RF Videos sells.
Who is still buying old ECW shows from RF Video, and why would WWE really care?  They should put it up just to put it up, not for that reason.

I know Highspots.com sell the RF Video's ECW dvds. So people are still buying.

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WWE has updated the VOD section of the WWE Network with all the 2014 Raw and Smackdown episodes through early April.

It would appear that with the new NBC Universal deal, WWE will be able to add episodes a month after they air.

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bpickering wrote: WWE is cleaning up the old ECW Home Videos to put up on the Network. Reason for this is they feel putting the whole shows on the Network would cut sales of the videos that RF Videos sells.
May be a sound reason - or, may be that cleaning up already mastered for release video where the only work to be done is music overdub is a fast/cheap/easy way to get a load of content on the Network that they have a proven cash sales history with.  The ECW DVDs always sold well, and they can target an audience for the network by providing them.  Now if they'd only realize how many people they could pull in with more classic stuff...

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Superstar wrote: bpickering wrote: WWE is cleaning up the old ECW Home Videos to put up on the Network. Reason for this is they feel putting the whole shows on the Network would cut sales of the videos that RF Videos sells.
May be a sound reason - or, may be that cleaning up already mastered for release video where the only work to be done is music overdub is a fast/cheap/easy way to get a load of content on the Network that they have a proven cash sales history with.  The ECW DVDs always sold well, and they can target an audience for the network by providing them.  Now if they'd only realize how many people they could pull in with more classic stuff...
The number of people they can pull in with more classic footage is very limited. Even their most successful nostalgia DVD's sold a few hundred thousand. The majority of those hardcore fans have and were likely the first to sign up. We are those hardcore fans, those that frequent message boards and obsesse about it. 
They've hit their base hardcore group of subscribers. There are not millions of people in the US who are willing to pay to watch wrestling on a paid service. Heck you can still watch almost everything you want on youtube.
We've said it over and over again, you only have 5 million people watching their product for free. The only way they hope to increase those numbers greatly is by expansion of their service. If they can get major penatration into Europe and South America they can hopefully add another 700,000. Another option they have is to not give up on it, while concentrating on discovering a new breakout star. 
Wait for the technology to become more comfortable with your average household. 
Getting the promotion hot and your average fan catching up with technology is their best bet.

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Matt Farmer wrote: Getting the promotion hot and your average fan catching up with technology is their best bet.Absolutely. While it's like it is, they're not going to draw anyone else in. Make it available worldwide or die, seems to be the two options they have if they're not going to try and make it hot again. 

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It'd be nice if they announced an official launch date for Canada and everywhere else soon.

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5 million watching but a lot are kids without the ability to make a purchase decision.

You guys are right the have to get Canada and the other countries opened up asap.

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khawk wrote: It'd be nice if they announced an official launch date for Canada and everywhere else soon.
They said in the Annual Report late 2014/early 2015.  That's probably as exact as you'll get for a while.

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No doubt.

I sort of expect it to be launched in Canada pretty close to a full year after the launch in the States, to try and get people to sign up with Wrestlemania right around the corner.

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WWE will add Saturday Night's Main Event specials to the WWE Network this coming Monday. The old NBC and FOX specials will be added to the Vault section as well as inserted into the Network's scheduled programming.

WWE produced 30 late-night SNME specials from 1985 to 1992 with all but the final one airing on NBC. That final special aired on FOX in prime-time. The SNME specials returned to NBC as prime-time specials in 2006 with six additional specials being produced.

During the original NBC run, a number of live prime-time "Main Event" specials were also produced, featuring such big angles as The Mega-Powers split and Hulk Hogan losing the WWF championship to Andre the Giant, who then attempted to sell it to Ted DiBiase. Whether those specials will be included and placed on the WWE Network is not confirmed as of this writing.

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WWE produced 30 late-night SNME specials from 1985 to 1992 with all but the final one airing on NBC. That final special aired on FOX in prime-time.

Hmm....seems to me there 2 SNME specials on Fox in 1992.  Maybe my memory is no good?

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Boz1515 wrote: bpickering wrote: pwinsider.com


WWE produced 30 late-night SNME specials from 1985 to 1992 with all but the final one airing on NBC. That final special aired on FOX in prime-time.

Hmm....seems to me there 2 SNME specials on Fox in 1992.  Maybe my memory is no good?

Your memory is fine.

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Yep, two Fox SNME's. The first one was around Feb of '92 before Mania 8 (Tag match where Sid officially turned on Hogan vs. I believe Flair and Taker). The 2nd Fox special was in October of'92, where Bulldog lost the IC belt to Michaels.

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The following was posted on the Memphis Wildfire Wrestling Facebook page: "As mentioned earlier, the WWE film crew will be in Memphis on July 10th for a special feature on Jerry "The King" Lawler. They will be profiling the life and career of the king to be featured on the WWE network. The crew will interview and follow him around that day, as in a day in the life of the king. The WWE film crew will be with the king that night at Minglewood Hall as he steps into the ring with Scott Steiner at the "FORCE OF JULY". Make plans now to be there for this celebrated event and to show the rest of the world why Memphis is still the hot bed of professional wrestling."

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The WWE Network will finally unveil their long-awaited series on the WCW vs. WWF Monday Night Wars of the 1990s this Monday at 11 PM Eastern with a preview episode of "The Monday Night War." The plan is to push the episode on Raw this Monday and air it instead of the usual Raw Backstage Pass, which will be the first time that series has skipped an episide since the Network launched in February. The preview for the episode reads, "Media mogul Ted Turner launches WCW Monday Nitro in direct competition against Vince McMahon and WWE's Monday Night Raw."

Next week's Wrestlemania Rewind episode will be devoted to CM Punk's back to back Money in the Bank victories. Those same victories were ignored in WWE's video build to this year's MITB PPV, showcasing different statistics about the match and the cash-ins.

The WWE Countdown will count down "Ten Thunderous Returns" next week.

As we noted, Saturday Night's Main Event is slated to be added to the Vault section of the WWE Network next week as well.

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WWE Network is offering a FREE PREVIEW until Monday, July 14, with NO credit card needed to access 24/7 streaming programming or our on-demand library of more than 400 PPV events! Join us now at http://wwe.me/yRBtB to get started.

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Saturday's Night Main Event show are up for 85,86 & 87

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Is there a way to get this free preview of the network if you are not in the continental U.S.?

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carpetbeggar wrote: Is there a way to get this free preview of the network if you are not in the continental U.S.?
Download the ZenMate app (free) for Google Chrome, and use that to change your location to the US.

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I am highly under whelmed by the lack of house show content. Perhaps the viewing numbers didn't suggest they are a hot commodity. :(

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Interesting that nary a word has been spoken about CM Punk for months, and now. not only is Punk the focus of the latest WrestleMania Rewind, but there are trailers for the episode all over the network. Is a return on the cards?

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Kriss wrote: Interesting that nary a word has been spoken about CM Punk for months, and now. not only is Punk the focus of the latest WrestleMania Rewind, but there are trailers for the episode all over the network. Is a return on the cards?
PWInsider touched on that yesterday and both sources within WWE said no.   That no contact has been had with Punk since Feb.

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Kriss wrote: Interesting that nary a word has been spoken about CM Punk for months, and now. not only is Punk the focus of the latest WrestleMania Rewind, but there are trailers for the episode all over the network. Is a return on the cards?
WWE has been able to separate their main shows from all the other stuff they have in their library ever since buying WCW.  There's absolutely zero reason in their eyes to talk about Punk on Raw and SD! to promote an "upcoming" PPV (seems counter-productive in their eyes), but they'll use his past footage ad nauseum on the WWE Network because the intent of that is completely different.

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Today is the final day of the free WWE Network preview, which will end at midnight tonight. WWE is offering $25 gift certificates to WWEShop.com to anyone who converts to a paid subscription.

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The shilling last night for the Network got Tony Schiavone bad.  It was a little sad.  I think it's a great deal but for whatever reason it's not working, and listening to the announcers literally beg people to sign up so they can watch WCW and CM Punk was just bizarre.  The hard sell is just going to turn fans off more.  They need to look in the mirror and just start booking a better product and get the fresh faces on top like everyone wants.  Do they want to sell more John Cena T-shirts or do they really want the Network to work? 

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The Network added The Saturday Night's Main Events for 87-89.

The Main Events shows are Up also. The Feb 88 Main Event now shows the ending to the Strike Force vs Hart Foundation match

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Got a new computer yesterday. For some reason I have to play a game on Facebook to get the network to work. If I dont it just freezes.

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bpickering wrote: Got a new computer yesterday. For some reason I have to play a game on Facebook to get the network to work. If I dont it just freezes.
What browser are you using? I recently had problems with the Shockwave installed into Chrome, but disabling the Chrome Shockwave plugin fixed it.

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If I use Firefox a video comes up but it freezes, also can't get Youtube videos to work.

If I use IE it just comes up error: video can't playback, how ever I can play Youtube videos.

When I play a game on Facebook, both browsers can play the Network and Youtube.

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bpickering wrote: Got a new computer yesterday. For some reason I have to play a game on Facebook to get the network to work. If I dont it just freezes.
In other news, WWE has purchased Farmville, and the Godwinns are now playable characters.

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srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: Got a new computer yesterday. For some reason I have to play a game on Facebook to get the network to work. If I dont it just freezes.
In other news, WWE has purchased Farmville, and the Godwinns are now playable characters.

This would have been an awesome line if somebody actually played Farmville in the last three years.  For what it's worth, it popped me...

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WWE sent us the following press release:

ROGERS AND WWE® ANNOUNCE LANDMARK TELEVISION AND WWE® NETWORK AGREEMENT

TORONTO, July 31, 2014 – Rogers Communications and WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced a historic 10-year broadcast and multimedia agreement, making Rogers the exclusive distributor of WWE’s flagship programming in Canada through 2024. The deal extends WWE’s current programming on Sportsnet 360 and includes the right to distribute WWE Network as a premium linear channel, with a preview beginning August 12.

Rogers will be the exclusive distribution partner of all WWE pay-per-view events throughout Canada and will sponsor an application to the CRTC to bring the popular WWE Network to Canada. Starting August 12, a preview of WWE Network content, including live WWE pay-per-view events, groundbreaking original series, live in-ring action, reality shows and a video-on-demand library, will be available on a subscription basis on Rogers Channel 512. Rogers will offer this WWE Network content preview subscription to all cable, satellite and IPTV providers across Canada.

Fans in Canada will receive more WWE programming than ever before through Rogers' cable and digital assets. Highlights from the new deal also include national rights for Raw®, SmackDown® and Main Event® on Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet NOW and Rogers Anyplace TV.

“This landmark deal is a win-win for WWE fans in Canada,” said Scott Moore, President of NHL & Sportsnet, Rogers. “The premium WWE content offers our customers more of the programming they want, on any platform of their choosing. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with WWE, and deliver exclusive content to its passionate fan base in Canada for the next decade.”

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Rogers as we look for innovative ways to grow our brand and further the reach of our programming in Canada through their vast distribution channels and marketing platforms,” said Gerrit Meier, WWE Executive Vice President, International. “The structure of this new agreement demonstrates WWE’s commitment to growing our brand internationally through integrated partnerships as well as the flexibility we have in rolling out WWE Network around the world.”

About Rogers Communications

Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high speed internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.

About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 150 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Miami, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Munich, Dubai and Tokyo.

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So does this mean that the WWE Network will be a pay TV channel in Canada? Or am I reading that wrong?

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khawk wrote: So does this mean that the WWE Network will be a pay TV channel in Canada? Or am I reading that wrong?
Thats how I am reading it.

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There has to be an option for the VOD content available online, if there isn't it's a massive fail. I won't bother with it without access to the VOD as that is where my main interest will (eventually) be.

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There will be VOD online. It'll just be exclusive to Rogers devices. That's how I'm interpreting it, anyway.

I'm guessing Rogers is using the same type of template for WWE Content as they will be for NHL content for the next decade. Not to go off topic, but, I see TSN is launching all these new regional channels. What the hell are they going to have for programming? Cricket?

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ChrisOTL wrote: Not to go off topic, but, I see TSN is launching all these new regional channels. What the hell are they going to have for programming? Cricket?
I've been wondering the same thing.

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WWE announced a huge networking deal with Rogers today that will see the WWE Network come to Canada, in conjunction with their shareholders meeting which announced the Network coming to dozens of international countries this August.

In a major update for potential subscribers, the internet-based version of the WWE Network – the complete version the U.S. has had since February – is expected to be rolled out at some point in 2015. What Canadians will be getting is closer to what people thought the WWE Network was going to be many years ago; a premium television station. Rogers will be broadcasting the live feed on their network – including monthly PPV events – and viewers will have limited access to on-demand content.

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n the wake of yesterday's announcement of WWE's 10 year deal with Rogers in Canada, I have heard from a lot of people that are very leery about how it will all play out in the country with Rogers controlling the rights to the Network. WWE has said that Rogers will be the conduit to other providers in the nation, which concerns some people there due to the animosity that exists between some of the companies.

The network will be a TV only product, though Rogers does indeed have an app so The Network will most likely be available for people who pay for the broadcast version to be able to stream on devices.

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At last Night's NXT Tapings. Triple H announced that the next live special on the WWE Network will be on September 11th.

The NXT and Women's titles will be defended and the winner of the Number One contender tournament will face the Ascension. Hunter also announced that there will be a new NXT GM.

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That Canadian deal is bullshit. Fucking bullshit.

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The word is now that Sportsnet360 is gaining WWE Main Event that they will be losing WWE NXT which is a piss poor tradeoff. 

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Apparently some Rogers rep announced this morning on Sportsnet Connected that the price will be $ 11.99 a month. 

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CanadianHorseman wrote: The word is now that Sportsnet360 is gaining WWE Main Event that they will be losing WWE NXT which is a piss poor tradeoff.
Well its on the Network.

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bpickering wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: The word is now that Sportsnet360 is gaining WWE Main Event that they will be losing WWE NXT which is a piss poor tradeoff.
Well its on the Network.

Yeah - but since I'm not with Rogers I highly doubt I'll be getting since it looks like other Canadian cable company subscribers will be getting a watered down version of what's being offered.

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I've got Bell and with them at war with Rogers over pretty much everything I'll be interested to see if they fuck Bell subscribers over.

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khawk wrote: I've got Bell and with them at war with Rogers over pretty much everything I'll be interested to see if they fuck Bell subscribers over.
Well their relationship with SHAW sucks too so I'm not expecting much. SHAW never got 24/7 so I'm not holding my breath for this new version to appear on my TV screen. This whole screwing over other Canadian Cable companies by Rogers really sucks for the consumer since most of us that aren't with Rogers don't even have the option of going with them. 

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The rest of the Saturday Night's Main Events are up on the network.

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The WWE Network deal with Rogers Communications in Canada was finalized about a month before WWE announced it. WWE waited for the quarterly earnings to help have a positive note on their Network update. There's no current negotiations with other cable providers for similar deals, but the company is more than open to the idea should one come along and be willing to work with them.

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The WWE Network, which begins its international expansion later this month, will launch in Great Britain and Ireland on 10/1.

Britain has been a market WWE has especially wanted to move the Network into due to the large fan base there.

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Eric Lewis sent this update about The WWE Network in Canada. ... I asked Rogers Communications on Facebook about the Network. They responded, saying it will indeed be available to all Rogers customers in the country, and it will include everything, including on-demand stuff. They also confirmed that the price for the "preview," will be $11.99 a month.

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I just switched from Shaw Direct to Telus Optik TV. Hope Rogers and Telus can work out a deal. Having it be on an actual TV channel would help with it not eating up so much bandwidth.

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http://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/wiki/wwe_network_shows_by_added

A nice resource for finding out what is added to the network every day.

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WWE.com has posted a nice feature on their site to advise when WWE Network will be available internationally, with the ability to search by country. Some countries and territories appear to have the Network available even earlier than scheduled!

The following countries and territories already have the WWE Network available on various devices (not always the same for each country); Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bonaire/Saint Eusatius and Saba, Bosnia, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Monserrat, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Maarten, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Timor Leste (West), Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (US), Western Sahara, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The following countries and territories will have WWE Network made available to them at a later date; Canada (on August 12), Guernsey and Alderney (on October 1), Ireland (on October 1), Island of Man (on October 1), Jersey (on October 1), and the United Kingdom (on October 1).

The following countries and territories neither have WWE Network available for them nor an announced date of availability; Afghanistan, Algeria, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, India, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Maldives, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City, and Yemen. WWE does say to check these for updates on these countries periodically, implying that they are planning or working on eventually expanding there but don’t have anything set in stone.

WWE also had Anguilla, Bulgaria, and Costa Rica listed, but their search did not return any results for these countries.

Any countries not included are not on WWE’s search, which likely this means that WWE currently has no intentions to make the WWE Network available in them (provided their omissions are not by accident).

I’m not sure why they haven’t publicized this more, though I imagine it would then become embarrassing to explain why WWE is available in so many places but no plans (yet) Germany or Italy or Japan where they have huge fanbases.

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One of the biggest questions we have received since the launch of the WWE Network is when will WCW Monday Nitro be added to the Network.

Yesterday, WWE's George Barrios, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H took part in a discussion about WWE's business at the Needham Fireside Chat event in NYC.

While discussing the Network, it was noted that WCW Monday Nitro episodes would begin to be added to the Network this Fall alongside the Monday Night War documentary series. WWE will also be posting Raw episodes from that era at the same time.

During the discussion, it was also noted that the company has already prepared 40,000 hours of their library for digital consumption via the Network and they have been slowly rolling it out.

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I called Rogers today to add their channel for tomorrow.  They say they have the channel and the rep I spoke with did show it as a 'product' in their files, but they couldn't add it until tomorrow.  Something is "not available" in the system.  I asked them to add it so it could be available to me tomorrow, and the rep said they couldn't do that until tomorrow.  LOLz

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Whatever happened to them adding WWE Network to web enabled TVs? Supposedly that was happening this summer, but nothing has come of it.

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As of this morning, the WWE Network is now available in the following additional countries beyond the United States:

Albania
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bolivia
Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia
Botswana
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
Colombia
Comoros
Congo (Brazzaville)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Croatia
Curaçao
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
Indonesia
Israel
Jamaica
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, South
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lesotho
Liberia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Monserrat
Montenegro
Mozambique
Myanmar (ex-Burma)
Namibia
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Reunion
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Helena
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint-Barthélemy
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Sint Maarten
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon, Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Spain
St. Kitts and Nevis
Suriname
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
Swaziland
Sweden
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania, United Republic of
Timor Leste (West)
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Uganda
Ukraine
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Western Sahara
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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I can't wait for the promo where Vince, with tears in his eyes, tells us how far Vietnam has come thanks to WWE and that he's proud to bring a little bit of Americana to this land to make up for all the gooks we had to kill for their own good.

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Any Canucks know if this wil be available on Bell Satellite at all, or if we're out of luck?

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WWE sent us the following this morning.

WWE® NETWORK GOES GLOBAL

STAMFORD, Conn., August 12, 2014 – The U.S. English language version of WWE Network is available starting today, on an over-the-top basis, in more than 170 countries and territories, including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain, and the Nordics, among others. The network is expected to be live in the U.K. by this October and plans for the network in Italy, UAE, Germany, Japan, India, China, Thailand and Malaysia will be communicated at a later date.

For $9.99 (U.S. dollars) per month with a six month commitment, fans will have access to 24/7 programming, all 12 live WWE pay-per-view events, and the most comprehensive video-on-demand library. In addition, subscribers can now choose a monthly offering at $12.99 (U.S. dollars) with no commitment and the ability to cancel at any time. The $12.99 price point is a change from the previously announced $19.99 monthly plan and allows WWE to offer an option with no commitment that we believe better reflects the variety of economies that exist internationally.

Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to subscribe online by going to WWE.com and clicking on the WWE Network button on the top right corner of the navigation bar. Throughout the day, WWE Network will be made available internationally across all platforms including web, mobile, gaming consoles and connected devices.

Additionally, WWE today announced that WWE Network will be available by tomorrow on Sony internet connected TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-ray Home Theater systems. By this Friday, WWE Network will be available on Samsung Smart TV devices, Blu-ray Players and Home Theater systems.

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From PWInsider.com:
As Dave Scherer noted, WWE issued a press release earlier about "going global."

Buried in the announcement of those new clearances was the following information:


"Additionally, WWE today announced that WWE Network will be available by tomorrow on Sony internet connected TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-ray Home Theater systems. By this Friday, WWE Network will be available on Samsung Smart TV devices, Blu-ray Players and Home Theater systems. "

So, that will answer that question for those of you who have asked.

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Superstar wrote: From PWInsider.com:
As Dave Scherer noted, WWE issued a press release earlier about "going global."

Buried in the announcement of those new clearances was the following information:


"Additionally, WWE today announced that WWE Network will be available by tomorrow on Sony internet connected TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-ray Home Theater systems. By this Friday, WWE Network will be available on Samsung Smart TV devices, Blu-ray Players and Home Theater systems. "

So, that will answer that question for those of you who have asked.

I bought a Roku specifically because WWE Network wasn't available on my LG Home Entertainment System/Blu-Ray.  I assume this will still be the case, although I imagine it will eventually get there. 

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I called Rogers about 30 mins ago and added the channel.  I will take a look at it tonight.  It shows one channel as the "network" and a separate channel is the on demand channel.  The on demand channel is the same channel number that it was previously when there was only 24/7 available.  I looked at the program guide this morning before work and it looks to have began broadcasting at 6am ET.  The first program on WWE Network Canada, Wrestlemania.  LOLz  I wonder how the on demand channel will be for the Canadian subscribers...?

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I'm curious to know whether the Canadian tv channel will use the same streams as the US, or will it be formatted differently because it's going through cable television distribution.
The US Internet streaming versions of WWE Network (whether it's through PS3, online, etc). has two technical "problems".
- The video is streamed at 29.97 Hz when it should be at 59.94 Hz.  This results in the "film-look" that some users with very good eyes notice.
-The audio is mono, when it should be stereo.
I'd be really interested to receive a sample of the programming so I can analyze the audio/video that is being used for the Canadian channel and compare it with the audio/video of the US streams.

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Sad_Astronaut wrote:   I wonder how the on demand channel will be for the Canadian subscribers...?
I just ordered it awhile ago. What they're offering on demand right now, is quite frankly, garbage. You have three choices:

WWE
WCW
ECW

What you have there is some Summer Slams for WWE. Looks like some Nitro's and PPV's for WCW, and PPV's for ECW.

It's the first day, so I'd expect it to get better. However, if it doesn't, I'll cancel at the end of the month.

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Qaenos wrote: I'm curious to know whether the Canadian tv channel will use the same streams as the US, or will it be formatted differently because it's going through cable television distribution.
The US Internet streaming versions of WWE Network (whether it's through PS3, online, etc). has two technical "problems".
- The video is streamed at 29.97 Hz when it should be at 59.94 Hz.  This results in the "film-look" that some users with very good eyes notice.
-The audio is mono, when it should be stereo.
I'd be really interested to receive a sample of the programming so I can analyze the audio/video that is being used for the Canadian channel and compare it with the audio/video of the US streams.

I stream through PS3 and I do not notice any problems with the stream at all.  When I had Classics on Demand, the video had a film look - I do not see this on the Network now, either live or after I record to DVD.  With the film look, DVD was 10x more noticeable than live.  As far as mono vs stereo, well, the only thing current I've watched on the Network was Wrestlemania and it had technical issues.  Otherwise I've watched NWA stuff and old WWF, those were never stereo in the first place so I cannot confirm that on my side.

Has anybody tried streaming through XBox360 yet?  I downloaded the app for my kid and he takes the XBox home with him after every weekend and I never really checked the quality.

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Yeah, so three categories / buckets.  WWE, WCW, ECW, and it looks like maybe nine programs available in the on demand channel.  Not very much.

Then the regular digital channel, which is separate, with their network schedule / programming.

So while many here would be upset or feel ripped off, I am okay with it.  Sure I want more, and I want full Nitro episodes, Raw episodes, Superstars episodes (the old ones), Prime Times, WCCW, ECW TV etc (basically the "weekly shows") I am pleased I can get this through TV and I will basically get Summer Slam for free. (I am actually going to watch it on Sunday as well!  HAHA!)

Hopefully over time more on demand content is added, and I also set my DVR to record a few of the network shows, just to check them out.

Not great by any means, and I am hoping it improves, but I am happy my channel is back and no BS streaming or any of that yet.  Looks like I can put off my "stereo upgrade" and learning more 2014 technology!  HAHA!


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Sad_Astronaut wrote: Yeah, so three categories / buckets.  WWE, WCW, ECW, and it looks like maybe nine programs available in the on demand channel.  Not very much.

Then the regular digital channel, which is separate, with their network schedule / programming.

So while many here would be upset or feel ripped off, I am okay with it.  Sure I want more, and I want full Nitro episodes, Raw episodes, Superstars episodes (the old ones), Prime Times, WCCW, ECW TV etc (basically the "weekly shows") I am pleased I can get this through TV and I will basically get Summer Slam for free. (I am actually going to watch it on Sunday as well!  HAHA!)

Hopefully over time more on demand content is added, and I also set my DVR to record a few of the network shows, just to check them out.

Not great by any means, and I am hoping it improves, but I am happy my channel is back and no BS streaming or any of that yet.  Looks like I can put off my "stereo upgrade" and learning more 2014 technology!  HAHA!



Basically it looks like you are getting a bit more than Classics on Demand offered, but nowhere near what we get on the Network in the US.  Honestly, if you are watching the PPVs each month, you are making out like a thief with any version of the network you get!  For me, I don't follow the current product, but my kids have watched at least part of each PPV since Wrestlemania so I've done great with it.

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Superstar wrote: Sad_Astronaut wrote: Yeah, so three categories / buckets.  WWE, WCW, ECW, and it looks like maybe nine programs available in the on demand channel.  Not very much.

Then the regular digital channel, which is separate, with their network schedule / programming.

So while many here would be upset or feel ripped off, I am okay with it.  Sure I want more, and I want full Nitro episodes, Raw episodes, Superstars episodes (the old ones), Prime Times, WCCW, ECW TV etc (basically the "weekly shows") I am pleased I can get this through TV and I will basically get Summer Slam for free. (I am actually going to watch it on Sunday as well!  HAHA!)

Hopefully over time more on demand content is added, and I also set my DVR to record a few of the network shows, just to check them out.

Not great by any means, and I am hoping it improves, but I am happy my channel is back and no BS streaming or any of that yet.  Looks like I can put off my "stereo upgrade" and learning more 2014 technology!  HAHA!

Basically it looks like you are getting a bit more than Classics on Demand offered, but nowhere near what we get on the Network in the US.  Honestly, if you are watching the PPVs each month, you are making out like a thief with any version of the network you get!  For me, I don't follow the current product, but my kids have watched at least part of each PPV since Wrestlemania so I've done great with it.

Agreed.  I am thinking I will watch the major PPVs as I wasn't about pay before for them anyway.  I may also end up following shows like NXT because of the great 'reviews' and opinions on it I've read here.

My other thought with this, in addition to getting the PPVs, is I am getting value from this.  My only other way to watch would be doing the IP masking thing, which I don't care to do right now, or purchase WWE DVDs regularly, or work something out with people here to get full sets or large quantities of DVDs.  I figure if I got a season set, from let's say 1989, I'd tire of it quickly if that's all I had to watch.  So I get 'some' content through on demand, I get the channel itself, I get the PPVs and I can DVR other shows if I choose.  Time will tell if they continue to make a reasonable amount of content available through on demand.  I'd wager to say buying large quantities of DVD would be much more costly than $12 per month on average.

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I'm probably going to wait a bit before i give the network a shot on Rogers.  Mostly interested in NXT and older stuff.

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The debut of the Canadian version of the WWE Network is getting panned.


from slam.canoe.ca:

The WWE Network has launched in Canada but the stripped down, bare bones version has many loyal fans crying foul.

Available at launch are a handful of SummerSlam pay-per-views, the Great American Bash from 1989, three WCW Bash at the Beach shows, two ECW Heatwave pay-per-views and the One Night Stand show from 2005.

The content is not labeled by name, just meaningless numbers, titles and there are missing logos and images.

All told, the content on the Canadian version of the WWE Network amounts to approximately 39 hours of content, a drop in the bucket compared to the enormous library available on the online version which has each and every WCW, ECW and WWE pay-per-view available, most episodes of WCW’s Clash of Champions, Saturday Night’s Main Event, ECW Hardcore TV, the original Legends’ House and Total Divas reality shows, an archive of old school WWE house show cards and a multitude of specials, past DVD releases which have been transferred to digital media and much more.

Many Canadian fans are expressing their disappointment online.

“This sucks, it sucks so bad. How could you defend this,” posted user “teambates” on Wreddit.
“Well, it looks like the first day of the WWE Network in Canada went over like a lead balloon. Good work, guys,” wrote user Al Creed on Twitter.

Canadian wrestling superstar Lance Storm took to Twitter to voice his dismay.

“Did some research just less that 20% of Canada uses Rogers, so 80+% still can't get @WWENetwork It's also a partial version for $11.99 :-(,” he wrote.

“Also, it seems the only archive we'll get is Max Moon and Bastion Booger matches,” joked Marc Poitras in reply.

One popular Internet unblocking service took advantage of the discontent to entice Canadians by stating, ”Watch SummerSlam on WWE Network no matter where in the world you are (even Canada).”

WWE Network on Rogers is priced at $11.99 per month, which includes the monthly WWE pay-per-view. 



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Apparently as of about an hour ago this is what the Network looked like on Rogers:




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Absolutely no excuse to roll out a version of the Network that clearly isn't ready for public viewing yet, especially after all this time.  They should've delayed it another 3 months and gotten it right.  Everyone in business will tell you that first impressions are everything.  They might never win Canadians back after this.  Episode 0026 starring Actor 1 and Actor 2?  Are they fucking kidding?

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srossi wrote: Episode 0026 starring Actor 1 and Actor 2?  Are they fucking kidding?

I'm actually a big fan of Actor 2 especially some of his older stuff. Actor 1 sucks and should have been released years ago. 

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CanadianHorseman wrote: srossi wrote: Episode 0026 starring Actor 1 and Actor 2?  Are they fucking kidding?

I'm actually a big fan of Actor 2 especially some of his older stuff. Actor 1 sucks and should have been released years ago.

I didn't realize that David Otunga has been repackaged as Actor 1.  I look forward to seeing where this new gimmick goes.

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It gets even better - apparently somebody from Live Audio Wrestling called Rogers to let them know of the overall dissatisfaction with how the WWE Network has been released so far in Canada and this is the response they got:

" You know wrestling is fake, right ? " - response from @RogersHelps employee over phone for technical issues with WWE Network. 

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They launched on SOME Sony bluray players. So expect that with the other brands. If its made before 2013 your Sony doesn't have it

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CanadianHorseman wrote: It gets even better - apparently somebody from Live Audio Wrestling called Rogers to let them know of the overall dissatisfaction with how the WWE Network has been released so far in Canada and this is the response they got:

" You know wrestling is fake, right ? " - response from @RogersHelps employee over phone for technical issues with WWE Network.
You do understand that this is a WWE issue, and not a Rogers one, right?

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srossi wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: srossi wrote: Episode 0026 starring Actor 1 and Actor 2?  Are they fucking kidding?

I'm actually a big fan of Actor 2 especially some of his older stuff. Actor 1 sucks and should have been released years ago.

I didn't realize that David Otunga has been repackaged as Actor 1.  I look forward to seeing where this new gimmick goes.


Pretty sure Actor #2 is Bill Eadie

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I blame Rogers for this. How come they are the only cable company in the WORLD that managed to secure exclusive rights to WWE Network - and then roll it our half-ass. Everybody else gets the full version, but if you're Canadian, the only (legit) way of getting the network is to hand your money over to Rogers.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: It gets even better - apparently somebody from Live Audio Wrestling called Rogers to let them know of the overall dissatisfaction with how the WWE Network has been released so far in Canada and this is the response they got:

" You know wrestling is fake, right ? " - response from @RogersHelps employee over phone for technical issues with WWE Network. 

Wrestling's real, everything else is fake!
Think of the US version of WWE Network as The Undertaker
and the Canadian version as Brian Lee

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Qaenos wrote: I blame Rogers for this. How come they are the only cable company in the WORLD that managed to secure exclusive rights to WWE Network - and then roll it our half-ass. Everybody else gets the full version, but if you're Canadian, the only (legit) way of getting the network is to hand your money over to Rogers.Facts are fun.
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/technology-news/wwe-rogers-10-year-deal/

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ChrisOTL wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: It gets even better - apparently somebody from Live Audio Wrestling called Rogers to let them know of the overall dissatisfaction with how the WWE Network has been released so far in Canada and this is the response they got:

" You know wrestling is fake, right ? " - response from @RogersHelps employee over phone for technical issues with WWE Network.
You do understand that this is a WWE issue, and not a Rogers one, right?

I don't think CH was blaming Rogers for the poor roll-out (that was Quenos), just for this ridiculous response.  It's unacceptable and that rep should be fired immediately.  End of story.  If he can't help and it's not a Rogers issue, that can be relayed in a professional manner. 

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It's a Canadian thing to blame Rogers.

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Sony Internet-connected TVs and Streaming Blu-ray players
In order to experience WWE Network on Sony Internet-connected TVs and Streaming Blu-ray players, you must be a WWE Network subscriber.

To use your Sony Internet-connected TVs and Streaming Blu-ray player with your WWE Network subscription:

1. Scroll to the Applications row
a. Note: On Sony Blu-ray players the WWE Network app will appear under theVideocategory
2. Find and select the WWE Network App
3. Select Member Sign In
4. Sign in using your WWE account email and password
5. Once your account has been verified, you will be taken to the home screen and can select programming from WWE Network that you want to watch.

Click here for a list of supported Sony Internet connected TVs and Streaming Blu-ray players.

Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players (available Aug. 15)
In order to experience WWE Network on Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players, you must be a WWE Network subscriber.

To use your Samsung Smart TV and Blu-ray player with your WWE Network subscription:

Visit the Smart Hub app store
Go to category Sports
Look for WWE Network
Select the icon and install the app. The app will appear in your dashboard of installed apps
From your app dashboard, select the WWE Network app
Select Member Sign In
Sign in using your WWE account email and password
Once your account has been verified, you will be taken to the home screen and can select programming from WWE Network that you want to watch.

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ChrisOTL wrote: Qaenos wrote: I blame Rogers for this. How come they are the only cable company in the WORLD that managed to secure exclusive rights to WWE Network - and then roll it our half-ass. Everybody else gets the full version, but if you're Canadian, the only (legit) way of getting the network is to hand your money over to Rogers.Facts are fun.
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/technology-news/wwe-rogers-10-year-deal/

What was the point of that link?

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If you read it, you would understand the point.

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ChrisOTL wrote: If you read it, you would understand the point.
Or perhaps you could just summarize the point briefly here, and provide the link as the reference.  That way you can add something constructive to the discussion.

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Thanks Mister, Nulty.

WWE never bothered to get CRTC approval for their network, which you need to have to operate in this country. They had this deal with Rogers in early July (I believe, may have been June), but purposely waited until the day or day before their quarterly earnings conference call to announce. WWE needed to have something positive that day because everything else released was going to be how they fell short and under performed.

WWE knew full well how their network, with their name on it would have to roll out (on a PPV type channel) in Canada and allowed it to happen. They should have waited to get CRTC approval before launching it. Rogers was, and is being a good partner for them taking all this shit.

Once it has CRTC approval, it'll have everything the US has.

Rogers (and I'm not a shareholder) was smart to get exclusive rights. They're in the broadcast biz. Anything DVR proof is where the money is. However, laws in this country require people to have choice. If Bell, Shaw, whomever wants to have the channel, will get to have it and offer it to their customers - they'll just have to pay fees for it. But they can have it.

The only place it'll be exclusive will be Rogers devices as far as I can see. And, hey, they paid for it. I don't have one, but that's how a free market works.

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Rogers was the only cable company on earth to negotiate exclusive rights to WWE Network, as far as I know. Canadians are now the only people in the world who have no legitimate choice but to go through Rogers to get WWE Network.

Call me ignorant, but somehow I see this being more Rogers' doing than WWE.

As for "it'll have everything the US has", I'll believe it when I see it. Canadians have no choice either way, so I'm not sure how much pressure Rogers will be under to provide everything to its subscribers the moment it reaches the US network.

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Qaenos wrote: As for "it'll have everything the US has", I'll believe it when I see it. Canadians have no choice either way, so I'm not sure how much pressure Rogers will be under to provide everything to its subscribers the moment it reaches the US network.
I think there was an earlier Canadian Netflix vs. U.S. Netflix comparison that will probably fit nicely here, with the Canadian and U.S. versions of the network looking quite different in terms of the amount of content each has.

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khawk wrote: Qaenos wrote: As for "it'll have everything the US has", I'll believe it when I see it. Canadians have no choice either way, so I'm not sure how much pressure Rogers will be under to provide everything to its subscribers the moment it reaches the US network.
I think there was an earlier Canadian Netflix vs. U.S. Netflix comparison that will probably fit nicely here, with the Canadian and U.S. versions of the network looking quite different in terms of the amount of content each has.


 

As always, anything broadcast in Canada must have a certain percentage of Canadian content.  The same applies to the WWE Network.

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lobo316 wrote: khawk wrote: Qaenos wrote: As for "it'll have everything the US has", I'll believe it when I see it. Canadians have no choice either way, so I'm not sure how much pressure Rogers will be under to provide everything to its subscribers the moment it reaches the US network.
I think there was an earlier Canadian Netflix vs. U.S. Netflix comparison that will probably fit nicely here, with the Canadian and U.S. versions of the network looking quite different in terms of the amount of content each has.


 

As always, anything broadcast in Canada must have a certain percentage of Canadian content.  The same applies to the WWE Network.

Can't they just tape an interview of Bret Hart singing the praises of socialized healthcare and run it on a loop every night from 2:00 - 6:00 AM? 

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You should send that suggestion in to the CRTC, thy might go for it.

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Qaenos wrote: As for "it'll have everything the US has", I'll believe it when I see it. Canadians have no choice either way, so I'm not sure how much pressure Rogers will be under to provide everything to its subscribers the moment it reaches the US network.How would it be beneficial for them business wise to provide less content for their customers than what everyone else in the world is getting? It's a VOD channel. It doesn't matter if there's 10 shows or 1000. The whole play for them on this deal is the same as the NHL deal (where they're showing more hockey than any rights holder ever has before) - CONTENT. They're not going to pay for the rights to have it, and deliver less of it just to piss people off. They want people using their apps to view this on mobile devices, they're a communications company. 

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ChrisOTL wrote: Qaenos wrote: As for "it'll have everything the US has", I'll believe it when I see it. Canadians have no choice either way, so I'm not sure how much pressure Rogers will be under to provide everything to its subscribers the moment it reaches the US network.How would it be beneficial for them business wise to provide less content for their customers than what everyone else in the world is getting? It's a VOD channel. It doesn't matter if there's 10 shows or 1000. The whole play for them on this deal is the same as the NHL deal (where they're showing more hockey than any rights holder ever has before) - CONTENT. They're not going to pay for the rights to have it, and deliver less of it just to piss people off. They want people using their apps to view this on mobile devices, they're a communications company. 
First of all, they are providing less content for their customers.  What we don't know is why and who's fault it is.
Speculating on why?  Well we could assume that there is a cost associated with content.  The more content, the more cost.  Perhaps there is labor associated with preparing the content for Rogers distribution that Rogers has to do.  Maybe it's video transcoding, perhaps it's data entry and tagging, who knows.  Maybe there's paperwork that needs to be filled out.  

One thing we know for a fact is, though - Canadians have no other legitimate choice.  So Rogers can offer a substandard product.  Tech savvy youngsters who know how to get around geo IP issues can access the US product, but the mom and pop crowd aren't going to go that route.  So, if they want WWE Network, they'll have to settle for whatever Rogers offers them.  Or not get it at all.

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Qaenos wrote: One thing we know for a fact is, though - Canadians have no other legitimate choice.  So Rogers can offer a substandard product.  Tech savvy youngsters who know how to get around geo IP issues can access the US product, but the mom and pop crowd aren't going to go that route.  So, if they want WWE Network, they'll have to settle for whatever Rogers offers them.  Or not get it at all.
There it is, and this is what I am. I don't have the time or resources to explore all the avenues to illegally access the US version.  While I am not completely happy with the "new" Rogers WWE, I am pleased I can access on regular TV, with no effort other than calling Rogers and saying, "give me the channel, please."

If this is successful, I believe over time the on demand content and quantity would be satisfactory for a novice fan like myself, and maybe not so much for the type of wrestling fans that populate a message board like this.

I just don't understand why everyone is so upset?  Who cares?  If you want to do the IP thing, do it and you get the US version.  For myself, I am okay paying $13 per month and hopefully my "support" will improve the Canadian channel, and if the CRTC approves everything, I will have join in the technology game and stream the WWE Network.

With all that said, I am extremely happy, and more excited than I've been in years, to see a WWE pay view.  So I am really looking forward to Summer Slam, which I view I am some what getting for "free."

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Qaenos wrote: ChrisOTL wrote: Qaenos wrote: As for "it'll have everything the US has", I'll believe it when I see it. Canadians have no choice either way, so I'm not sure how much pressure Rogers will be under to provide everything to its subscribers the moment it reaches the US network.How would it be beneficial for them business wise to provide less content for their customers than what everyone else in the world is getting? It's a VOD channel. It doesn't matter if there's 10 shows or 1000. The whole play for them on this deal is the same as the NHL deal (where they're showing more hockey than any rights holder ever has before) - CONTENT. They're not going to pay for the rights to have it, and deliver less of it just to piss people off. They want people using their apps to view this on mobile devices, they're a communications company. 
First of all, they are providing less content for their customers.  What we don't know is why and who's fault it is.
This will be my last post on this, because you clearly have reading comprehensionn issues. We DO know why they're providing less content at the moment. The 'network' as a whole doesn't have CRTC approval yet, thus Rogers has no choice but to run it as a stand alone PPV channel. They CAN'T offer more until the socialists at the CRTC approve it and say they can. It's how it works in this country. 
And, fwiw, it's free right now, so nobody is being screwed over. 

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Eric Lewis sent this update about the WWE Network in Canada. ... Rogers has responded to some of the concerns about the WWE Net Pak in Canada on their website. They said it is not meant to be the full network, and there will be 30 to 40 hours of content available on demand on a regular basis. They said Rogers is sponsoring an application to the CRTC to have the full network in Canada at some point. They also said they're working with other TV providers to try to offer Net Pak across the country. All the info can be seen by clicking here. Also, I asked a Rogers rep on Twitter about two problems with the Net Pak: 1) The HD channel isn't widescreen and programming is "squished" to 4:3 (standard definition width) and 2) the guide isn't accurate. They said they're working out the kinks and asked us to give them a week. So it looks like Summerslam will not be available in proper HD via the Net Pak in Canada.

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While there will not be a Summerslam Post-Game Show on the WWE Network this week, they will be airing a "Summerslam Backstage Pass" featuring exclusive material on Monday at 11:06 PM with a ton of replays following all week.

WWE will debut a new special "My Journey to Summerslam" looking at the former Shield members - Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins - in a documentary format similar to the excellent Daniel Bryan special that aired after Wrestlemania 30.

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WWE will be debuting the Monday Night War documentary series as well as adding episodes of Raw and Nitro from era starting later this month.

The Network has also renewed WWE Countdown, with new episodes slated to kick off this November.

In October, the Network will debut a new series "Rivalries" featuring a documentary-like look at classic rivalries from the company's history.

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from globalnews.ca:

Rogers Communications in cable has addressed some of the issues with the WWE Network, or WWE Net Pak, in Canada on their platform. Rogers representatives are telling customers that what they're offering is not meant to be the full WWE Network and there will be just 30 to 40 hours of on-demand content available on a regular basis.

Rogers is apparently working on bringing an app to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission that would make the full Network available to their customers. They are also working with other TV providers to try and offer Net Pak across Canada as they provide service to a small part of the country.

Regarding other issues, Rogers representatives say they are working out kinks and hope to have everything running smooth within a week. There is some concern that tonight's WWE SummerSlam feed on Net Park will not be available in proper HD due to the HD channel being shown in standard-definition width.

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This Wednesday on the WWE Network will be a new documentary "Journey to Summerslam" where you can "Witness the journeys of Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns - from their humble beginnings to the biggest event of the summer!"

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This Wednesday on the WWE Network will be a new documentary "Journey to Summerslam" where you can "Witness the journeys of Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns - from their humble beginnings to the biggest event of the summer!"

I'm looking forward to that one.  They do these really well.

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Found this on SHAW's site as somebody there sent an e-mail to Roger's asking about other Canadian cable companies getting the WWE Network. This is the response he got from Rogers:


Rogers is in discussions with all major TV providers in Canada to offer WWE Net Pak. Please contact your TV service provider and ask them to carry WWE Net Pak. Your voice will tell your TV provider that their customers want it. This will help encourage them to carry it as soon as they can! The other TV service providers are all interested in WWE Net Pak, but like any business deal, these negotiations can take some time to come to an agreement.

WWE Net Pak is a preview, in other words, a selected sample of the best WWE Network programming that is being carried in Canada as a monthly Pay Per View subscription package. As WWE Network is not approved by the CRTC for carriage in Canada yet, the WWE Net Pak in the meantime, offers a large sampling of WWE Network programming on both HD/SD channels and an On Demand channel, including the monthly Pay Per View events (worth over $50/month in HD) at no additional cost.

With respect to your inquiry to stream WWE Net Pak online, Rogers and WWE are working on all the technical requirements to make this happen in an authenticated, secure manner that meets Rogers, WWE and Customer’s expectations. Unfortunately, there is no current timing that we can provide. This also includes offering WWE Net Pak on all-screens – tablets, mobile phones, Smart TVs etc. – to offer our customers a true “TV Everywhere” experience.

Rogers is working with the WWE to seek permission from the CRTC (the regulatory body that oversees broadcasting in Canada) to carry the full WWE Network in Canada. This application process, through to approval by the CRTC, if successful, can take several months. Unfortunately, there is no specific timeline that we can provide.

I hope this information was able to answer your inquiries.

Sincerely,
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So, if Rogers didn't want to get involved, and the WWE just had a website where Canadians can go and watch videos online for a fee, would they still have all the red tape of the CRTC and would it be as thick as it is for the cable channel they are trying now with Rogers?

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Yes. Hulu isn't even available in Canada.

The CRTC regulates everything we can hear on radio, or see on TV, and online as best they can. We're kinda like North Korea, except with freedom.

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ChrisOTL wrote: Yes. Hulu isn't even available in Canada.

The CRTC regulates everything we can hear on radio, or see on TV, and online as best they can. We're kinda like North Korea, except with freedom.


The need for Canadian content has produced some exceptionally awful television over the years. There is the odd good, quality show (I always liked North of 60, for example), but the dreck that used to be on when I was younger was cringe-worthy (anyone remember "Coming Up Rosie"? Holy fuck....).

Always seemed to be the same dozen or so actors in those shows, too. Even the Canadian celebrity game shows.

 

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khawk wrote: ChrisOTL wrote: Yes. Hulu isn't even available in Canada.

The CRTC regulates everything we can hear on radio, or see on TV, and online as best they can. We're kinda like North Korea, except with freedom.


The need for Canadian content has produced some exceptionally awful television over the years. There is the odd good, quality show (I always liked North of 60, for example), but the dreck that used to be on when I was younger was cringe-worthy (anyone remember "Coming Up Rosie"? Holy fuck....).

Always seemed to be the same dozen or so actors in those shows, too. Even the Canadian celebrity game shows.


If Canada was so concerned with losing their identity to America, they could always, oh I don't know, maybe not suck so much.  Canadians will choose Canadian entertainment options if those options are better, and so will Americans!  I'll take old episodes of SCTV and Kids in the Hall any day of the week over new SNL.

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srossi wrote:

  I'll take old episodes of SCTV and Kids in the Hall any day of the week over new SNL.


There isn't a Canadian that I know that likes or supports what the CRTC represents these days.

Like I said, there have been some good shows like the two you mentioned, and the quality of the shows have improved as time has gone on. But early on, it was at times mind-numbingly bad.

I edited the part where you were being a dick to Canada out so the discussion could continue on a civilized level. It was the Canadian thing to do. :)

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ChrisOTL wrote: Yes. Hulu isn't even available in Canada.

The CRTC regulates everything we can hear on radio, or see on TV, and online as best they can. We're kinda like North Korea, except with freedom.

Above is the best post in this thread discussing the issues with the C.R.T.C. in Canada. 
They should have just waited a couple more months to "roll" this  network out in "Canada."
Have it debut for "Survivor Series" in November, instead of "The Summer Slam" as Canadian Bret Hart called it once.
I'm still leaning towards getting the U.S. version, but am trying to give Rogers the benefit of the doubt by holding off a little longer to see what they can put together once they have their final, kink free version released. Also my decision too will be based upon whether Bell/Aliant opts to pick the network up. They don't add it to their schedule,  I don't either. I'm currently happy with their cable/Internet service,  and let's get serious, there isn't anything the WWE could do to get me to change service providers from BellAliant to Rogers.

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The WWE Network will begin adding episodes of WCW Monday Nitro to the VOD section beginning next week. They are advertising that 100 hours of the series would be uploaded next week. That should mean at least the first two years of the series from 1995-1997. Nitro has been one of the most asked about additions since the Network launched in February, based on emails we've received.

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The WWE Network will begin adding episodes of WCW Monday Nitro to the VOD section beginning next week. They are advertising that 100 hours of the series would be uploaded next week. That should mean at least the first two years of the series from 1995-1997. Nitro has been one of the most asked about additions since the Network launched in February, based on emails we've received.


..that's great, but I wish they would update more pre-Wrestlemania WW(W)F and other territories like the AWA.

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WWE announced next week on the WWE Network will be "WWE Attitude Week."

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The lack of old content has caused me to cancel my subscription effective September 2nd. I have watched and recorded all of the old PPVs and things I really wanted, and the new PPVs always freeze up on me. So I figure I'll save $70 and resubscribe around Wrestlemania because unless they start updating WCCW or other old territories like NWA on TBS, I am pretty much done with the service.

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I'm pleased to have what I have.  Over time I hope the on demand channel in Canada improves or some what mirrors was 24/7 once was until they go to the online network like the US.

What I am seeing though is almost all the programs are in the 'retrospective documentary' style / category.  When WWE first obtained all the libraries, and then say circa 2004-2005, their documentaries were so 'fresh' and new, and I always looked forward to the story (regardless of how inaccurate or revisionist) and it was so much fun seeing the footage compiled for guys like Flair or Rhodes who were well traveled for 20-30 years.  But now almost every program is this.

I do enjoy them, some of the wrestlemania rewind shows have been good and I caught the newest Warrior one, which was great, but I guess I am wondering why they just don't replay any shows or events on the this channel?  I guess that's what the on demand streaming library is for?

Anyway, this is basically all I watch now, with some of me DVDs, but as I continue to repeat my self over and over again, I just want the weekly shows again!  LOLz

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The WWE Network is currently uploading the WCW Monday Nitro episodes but won't be making them live for subscribers until this Monday. There should be somewhere in the area of 90-100 episodes released.

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Its weird for the Monday Night wars, episodes 2 & 3 have has two ways to watch them. One is rated TV PG, the other is TV 14.

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Watched the Monday Night Wars shows today. Not bad.

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Monday Night Nitro shows are up for 1995 & 1996.

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WWE's "Raw Attitude Week" officially kicks off on the WWE Network today. The week will be filled with debut appearances from famous Raw and Smackdown episodes that helped define what is now known as the Attitude era:

Wednesday 9/3:
12/2/99 Smackdown: Hardy Boyz and Big Show vs. D-Generation X
3/29/98 Raw - Steve Austin's first appearance as WWF champion, Cactus Jack & Terry Funk vs. New Age Outlaws in a Cage
4/12/98 Raw - Steve Austin vs. Vince McMahon for the first time

Thursday 9/4:
4/26/98 Raw - DX invades WCW
10/4/98 Raw - The birth of Mr. Socko, Austin attacks McMahon in hospital

Friday 9/5:
12/6/98 Raw - Undertaker vs. Mankind
1/3/99 Raw- Mankind vs. The Rock

Saturday 9/6:
3/21/98 Raw- Steve Austin's beer truck attack on The McMahons
4/19/99 Raw - The Rock's funeral for Steve Austin
5/9/99 - Steve Austin & the Rock, & Vince McMahon vs. Undertaker, Triple H & Shane McMahon

Sunday 9/7:
8/8/99 Raw - Chris Jericho debuts.

Every episode of WCW Monday Nitro from 1995 and 1996 have also been added to the Vault section of the WWE Network's VOD. For some reason I am unable to ascertain, the episodes are numbered starting with #79 and then move upwards. I am assuming that will be corrected over time. Like ECW and World Class material, any music that WWE doesn't have the rights to broadcast has been changed.

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Every episode of WCW Monday Nitro from 1995 and 1996 have also been added to the Vault section of the WWE Network's VOD. For some reason I am unable to ascertain, the episodes are numbered starting with #79 and then move upwards. I am assuming that will be corrected over time. Like ECW and World Class material, any music that WWE doesn't have the rights to broadcast has been changed.

Just a guess, but maybe it starts at #79 to line up the RAW and Nitro shows from the same week.

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So first Rogers blames the CRTC for only putting out a half-assed product and now the CRTC says that it's all Rogers fault. The following is a letter that someone from the CRTC sent to a SHAW customer when he asked about the WWE Network:



Dear Mr. McKinnon:

Thank you for contacting us about the WWE Network.

Rogers Communications and WWE (NYSE: WWE) announced a historic 10-year broadcast and multimedia agreement, making Rogers the exclusive distributor of WWE's flagship programming in Canada through 2024. The deal extends WWE's current programming on Sportsnet 360 and includes the right to distribute WWE Network as a premium linear channel, with a preview beginning August 12.

Rogers will be the exclusive distribution partner of all WWE pay-per-view events throughout Canada and will sponsor an application to the CRTC to bring the popular WWE Network to Canada. Starting August 12, a preview of WWE Network content, including live WWE pay-per-view events, groundbreaking original series, live in-ring action, reality shows and a video-on-demand library, was made available on a subscription basis on Rogers Channel 512.   Rogers will offer this WWE Network content preview subscription to all cable, satellite and IPTV providers across Canada.

The CRTC has not yet received an application by Rogers to sponsor WWE on the list of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/publications/satlist.htm. In order for other distributors to carry a foreign service, it must be on this list. Any service provider can also apply to sponsor the service, but it is usually the distributor that has purchased the rights to programming that takes that action.  Hopefully, Rogers will apply soon.

In any event, the Commission is not involved in obtaining rights to foreign programming services and awaits such an application for sponsorship before it can act.  The following is a link to our fact sheet entitled Access to Programs on TV that are not Canadian  http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/INFO_SHT/b311.htm

I trust this information is helpful.

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The New York Post has a story today talking about how WWE is monitoring how The WWE Network does as a traditional channel in Canada to gauge whether it is worth trying to market the product similarly elsewhere. George Barrios was asked about it and said, “We love the over-the-top model. It’s a great business model for us.” But he did add, “We have a phrase here: ‘Approach your job like it’s the first day on the job.’ We say that because it’s so easy to get locked in to things you create.” I don’t expect WWE to scrap their streaming model but if they could cut a deal where they were also carried as a cable channel, I am sure they would consider it. You can read the story by clicking here.

http://nypost.com/2014/09/10/wwe-test-may-spark-us-premium-cable-play/

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While I am pleased with having this channel, and the potential for on-demand, I want "regular old shows."  Raw, Nitro, old Superstars, Hall of Fame shows, ECW weekly, Territory shows like Mid Atlantic, old house shows, old PPVs, etc.  I PVR'd King of the Ring 1993 this week.  Not because I really want to watch it that badly, but it's the closest thing that's "the old shows" I've seen on the network TV schedule.  I would love the online streaming to watch 'weekly shows.'

Some of the network programming is good, Wrestlemania Rewind and Monday Night War, but it's mostly rehash from what I've already viewed on DVD releases etc.

So good, but not great, and I really miss the format from the old 24/7 on demand channel.  A theme, weekly shows, short stuff, and the odd unexpected gem.


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Getting it for free for the moment, but I'd really love to watch something other than the 10 shows on the Rogers version on the network.

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Tonight live on the Network...

WWE will broadcast their live NXT Takeover II special on the WWE Network tonight, featuring:

*NXT champion Adrian Neville vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd.

*WWE NXT Tag Team champions The Ascension vs. Sin Cara & Kalisto.

*WWE NXT Divas champion Charlotte vs. Bayley.

*Bull Dempsey vs. Mojo Rawley.

*Hair vs. Hair: Enzo Amore vs. Sylvester LeFort.

*The official NXT debut of KENTA.

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The next addition to the WWE Network should be the Hulk Hogan's Rock N' Wrestling cartoon series which aired 26 episodes from 1985-1987 which aired on Saturday mornings on CBS. There are also more ECW and World Class episodes being readied, but we haven't heard a timetable on when they will be added. Hey WWE, how about some more Old School cards as well?

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The next addition to the WWE Network should be the Hulk Hogan's Rock N' Wrestling cartoon series which aired 26 episodes from 1985-1987 which aired on Saturday mornings on CBS. There are also more ECW and World Class episodes being readied, but we haven't heard a timetable on when they will be added. Hey WWE, how about some more Old School cards as well?


I'm actually really looking forward to that.  I remember that show when I was a kid, right when the WWF was raging hard in Toronto 1985-1987.  The theme song, based on Bonnie Tyler's Ravishing, was killer!

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For those of us In Canada that don't have Rogers - Sportsnet360 will be airing a 1 hour WWE Net Pak Freeview on Sunday October 5th at 6 pm Eastern.

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The next addition to the WWE Network should be the Hulk Hogan's Rock N' Wrestling cartoon series which aired 26 episodes from 1985-1987 which aired on Saturday mornings on CBS. There are also more ECW and World Class episodes being readied, but we haven't heard a timetable on when they will be added. Hey WWE, how about some more Old School cards as well?


I'm actually really looking forward to that.  I remember that show when I was a kid, right when the WWF was raging hard in Toronto 1985-1987.  The theme song, based on Bonnie Tyler's Ravishing, was killer!


My kid found these old VHS tapes in my basement.  He loves that show, even more than I did.

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Sad_Astronaut wrote: While I am pleased with having this channel, and the potential for on-demand, I want "regular old shows."  Raw, Nitro, old Superstars, Hall of Fame shows, ECW weekly, Territory shows like Mid Atlantic, old house shows, old PPVs, etc.  I PVR'd King of the Ring 1993 this week.  Not because I really want to watch it that badly, but it's the closest thing that's "the old shows" I've seen on the network TV schedule.  I would love the online streaming to watch 'weekly shows.'

Some of the network programming is good, Wrestlemania Rewind and Monday Night War, but it's mostly rehash from what I've already viewed on DVD releases etc.

So good, but not great, and I really miss the format from the old 24/7 on demand channel.  A theme, weekly shows, short stuff, and the odd unexpected gem.



Seems like they are airing Nitro episodes, somewhat in order, on the program line up on the channel.  I'm enjoying this for sure!!


The Bret Hart and ECW Monday Night War episodes were really well done, I thought.

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The WWE Network will now launch in Great Britain on 11/5, according to an announcement made by Michael Cole on Raw. The Network was originally slated to premiere in the UK in early October. No word what led to the delay.

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Rogers in Canada submitted their application for the WWE Network to the CRTC on September 10th. They need to apply because the Network falls under the auspice of "non-Canadian programming."

To view their application and to submit and view comments from others on their application, go to this link

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WWE Network posted on their twitter regarding the delay in launching in the UK:

"The launch of @WWENetwork in the U.K. will be delayed given discussions with potential partners. A launch date will be announced by Nov. 1."

So, they are possibly looking to bring the Network to that country as a full-blown channel, not just an online Over the Top service.

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They'll have to partner with Sky in the UK. No way that Sky would allow the UK version of the Network to carry the PPVs when they charge £14.99 (roughly $20) for them on top of a regular Sky subscription.

My guess is that the Network in the UK will be a channel on Sky (for £14.99 a month), with possibly the on-demand stuff available without the PPVs for a cheaper price.

The PPV negotiations will be why the network is taking so long to make it to the UK. As I've said before, though, the few people that I know here who would be interested in the Network already have it, so the UK numbers might be disappointing when they start the Network here.

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WWE will air a 30 minute "Best of Sting" DVD preview on the Network this Friday at 10 PM.

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WWE will debut a "Rivals" series on the WWE Network on 10/14, taking a documentary style look at some of the greatest rivalries in company history.

Meanwhile, WWE issued a survey to certain members of their mailing list yesterday seeking feedback on potential new programming on the Network. That potential programing included:

*A look at WWE Fantasy matches, such as Big Show vs. Andre the Giant, with experts weighing on who would have won.

*"Defining Moments", looking at historical milestones in professional wrestling history, such as the night Hulk Hogan joined the NWO.

*History of WWE documentary series similar to Mondau Night Wars, looking at the company's history.

*Love Affairs, showing off the romantic side of WWE history, such as Matt Hardy and Lita, Randy Savage and Elizabeth, etc.

*WWE Bloopers.

*Superstar Lifestyle showing off performers' homes and life outside the wrestling world.

WWE has issued similar surveys before and currently, none of these projects have been green-lit, so there's no timetable for them.

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I'm still waiting for the complete set of MSG shows to appear. There were news sites reporting that those were in the pipeline a few months back. Haven't heard mention of them since.

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Started to watch the ECW shows from the beginning and got through all of 1993, but there are major gaps.  Sometimes 3 weeks go by between shows.  Anyone know why?  Surely they all must still exist on tape.

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srossi wrote: Started to watch the ECW shows from the beginning and got through all of 1993, but there are major gaps.  Sometimes 3 weeks go by between shows.  Anyone know why?  Surely they all must still exist on tape.
My guess is that WWE either can't find them or they were damaged when they tried to digitize them.  A couple of people over there told me that they witnessed tapes getting shredded when going into machines, however, most of those were older tapes.  I think one guy told me that they could run a tape through a machine at high speed and it would convert something like ten times faster...but they found that it wasn't feasible because of how bad the condition of some tapes were.  He specifically mentioned World Class tapes, because when they bought that library, there were a lot of higher up people that wanted to see the footage.  My guess is that meant HHH and Shawn Michaels.

Could be wrong, but I think RF Video has all of them - because I believe Highspots was selling season sets that were complete.  You would think that WWE could simply use that footage since they technically "own" it.

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Superstar wrote: srossi wrote: Started to watch the ECW shows from the beginning and got through all of 1993, but there are major gaps.  Sometimes 3 weeks go by between shows.  Anyone know why?  Surely they all must still exist on tape.
My guess is that WWE either can't find them or they were damaged when they tried to digitize them.  A couple of people over there told me that they witnessed tapes getting shredded when going into machines, however, most of those were older tapes.  I think one guy told me that they could run a tape through a machine at high speed and it would convert something like ten times faster...but they found that it wasn't feasible because of how bad the condition of some tapes were.  He specifically mentioned World Class tapes, because when they bought that library, there were a lot of higher up people that wanted to see the footage.  My guess is that meant HHH and Shawn Michaels.

Could be wrong, but I think RF Video has all of them - because I believe Highspots was selling season sets that were complete.  You would think that WWE could simply use that footage since they technically "own" it.

That's what I was thinking.  The footage is clearly out there.  I probably have some of it myself.  RF made their money almost exclusively off of ECW for years, and sold a ton of the early TV shows and the fancams.  WWE should really make an effort to complete their library.  From what I've heard, ECW is one of the hottest things on the Network as far as "old" footage goes.   

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srossi wrote: Superstar wrote: srossi wrote: Started to watch the ECW shows from the beginning and got through all of 1993, but there are major gaps.  Sometimes 3 weeks go by between shows.  Anyone know why?  Surely they all must still exist on tape.
My guess is that WWE either can't find them or they were damaged when they tried to digitize them.  A couple of people over there told me that they witnessed tapes getting shredded when going into machines, however, most of those were older tapes.  I think one guy told me that they could run a tape through a machine at high speed and it would convert something like ten times faster...but they found that it wasn't feasible because of how bad the condition of some tapes were.  He specifically mentioned World Class tapes, because when they bought that library, there were a lot of higher up people that wanted to see the footage.  My guess is that meant HHH and Shawn Michaels.

Could be wrong, but I think RF Video has all of them - because I believe Highspots was selling season sets that were complete.  You would think that WWE could simply use that footage since they technically "own" it.

That's what I was thinking.  The footage is clearly out there.  I probably have some of it myself.  RF made their money almost exclusively off of ECW for years, and sold a ton of the early TV shows and the fancams.  WWE should really make an effort to complete their library.  From what I've heard, ECW is one of the hottest things on the Network as far as "old" footage goes.   


Although I have the Canadian version, I would not doubt for one minute that ECW is one of the most watched and most popular content in the 'over the top section.'


I really would enjoy ECW TV episodes if they started airing them in the program guide the way they have with Nitro.


I guess that is where my true "first love" is with wrestling.  The Monday War and ECW.  In the 24/7 on demand days these were the shows I hardly ever missed.


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srossi wrote: Superstar wrote: srossi wrote: Started to watch the ECW shows from the beginning and got through all of 1993, but there are major gaps.  Sometimes 3 weeks go by between shows.  Anyone know why?  Surely they all must still exist on tape.
My guess is that WWE either can't find them or they were damaged when they tried to digitize them.  A couple of people over there told me that they witnessed tapes getting shredded when going into machines, however, most of those were older tapes.  I think one guy told me that they could run a tape through a machine at high speed and it would convert something like ten times faster...but they found that it wasn't feasible because of how bad the condition of some tapes were.  He specifically mentioned World Class tapes, because when they bought that library, there were a lot of higher up people that wanted to see the footage.  My guess is that meant HHH and Shawn Michaels.

Could be wrong, but I think RF Video has all of them - because I believe Highspots was selling season sets that were complete.  You would think that WWE could simply use that footage since they technically "own" it.

That's what I was thinking.  The footage is clearly out there.  I probably have some of it myself.  RF made their money almost exclusively off of ECW for years, and sold a ton of the early TV shows and the fancams.  WWE should really make an effort to complete their library.  From what I've heard, ECW is one of the hottest things on the Network as far as "old" footage goes.  

I just went to Highspots - they have pretty much everything ECW ever released commercially available, along with every ECW TV episode.  They sell those either on individual discs or on season sets for $149, think it's ten discs for the year.  And I think they all have the original music on them.  My point isn't that we can buy them, but that if RF Video has them (and still owns the rights), there's no reason why WWE couldn't fill in their gaps if they so choose to.

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Superstar wrote: srossi wrote: Superstar wrote: srossi wrote: Started to watch the ECW shows from the beginning and got through all of 1993, but there are major gaps.  Sometimes 3 weeks go by between shows.  Anyone know why?  Surely they all must still exist on tape.
My guess is that WWE either can't find them or they were damaged when they tried to digitize them.  A couple of people over there told me that they witnessed tapes getting shredded when going into machines, however, most of those were older tapes.  I think one guy told me that they could run a tape through a machine at high speed and it would convert something like ten times faster...but they found that it wasn't feasible because of how bad the condition of some tapes were.  He specifically mentioned World Class tapes, because when they bought that library, there were a lot of higher up people that wanted to see the footage.  My guess is that meant HHH and Shawn Michaels.

Could be wrong, but I think RF Video has all of them - because I believe Highspots was selling season sets that were complete.  You would think that WWE could simply use that footage since they technically "own" it.

That's what I was thinking.  The footage is clearly out there.  I probably have some of it myself.  RF made their money almost exclusively off of ECW for years, and sold a ton of the early TV shows and the fancams.  WWE should really make an effort to complete their library.  From what I've heard, ECW is one of the hottest things on the Network as far as "old" footage goes.  

I just went to Highspots - they have pretty much everything ECW ever released commercially available, along with every ECW TV episode.  They sell those either on individual discs or on season sets for $149, think it's ten discs for the year.  And I think they all have the original music on them.  My point isn't that we can buy them, but that if RF Video has them (and still owns the rights), there's no reason why WWE couldn't fill in their gaps if they so choose to.

I feel like WWE has gone above and beyond in filling in its gaps in its library in some instances, but has just been sloppy when it comes to something as important as this.  And this is actually up on the Network right now, as opposed to some of the other stuff that's just collecting dust.

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srossi wrote: Superstar wrote: srossi wrote: Superstar wrote: srossi wrote: Started to watch the ECW shows from the beginning and got through all of 1993, but there are major gaps.  Sometimes 3 weeks go by between shows.  Anyone know why?  Surely they all must still exist on tape.
My guess is that WWE either can't find them or they were damaged when they tried to digitize them.  A couple of people over there told me that they witnessed tapes getting shredded when going into machines, however, most of those were older tapes.  I think one guy told me that they could run a tape through a machine at high speed and it would convert something like ten times faster...but they found that it wasn't feasible because of how bad the condition of some tapes were.  He specifically mentioned World Class tapes, because when they bought that library, there were a lot of higher up people that wanted to see the footage.  My guess is that meant HHH and Shawn Michaels.

Could be wrong, but I think RF Video has all of them - because I believe Highspots was selling season sets that were complete.  You would think that WWE could simply use that footage since they technically "own" it.

That's what I was thinking.  The footage is clearly out there.  I probably have some of it myself.  RF made their money almost exclusively off of ECW for years, and sold a ton of the early TV shows and the fancams.  WWE should really make an effort to complete their library.  From what I've heard, ECW is one of the hottest things on the Network as far as "old" footage goes.  

I just went to Highspots - they have pretty much everything ECW ever released commercially available, along with every ECW TV episode.  They sell those either on individual discs or on season sets for $149, think it's ten discs for the year.  And I think they all have the original music on them.  My point isn't that we can buy them, but that if RF Video has them (and still owns the rights), there's no reason why WWE couldn't fill in their gaps if they so choose to.

I feel like WWE has gone above and beyond in filling in its gaps in its library in some instances, but has just been sloppy when it comes to something as important as this.  And this is actually up on the Network right now, as opposed to some of the other stuff that's just collecting dust.

I agree.  What I'm surprised at is that they haven't just gone to RF and tried to buy him out - I'm sure that they don't like the idea of anybody selling footage that they own.  I guess the agreement that he signed way back in the day with Heyman was iron clad, because even though the bankruptcy went through and WWE bought the assets, he's still allowed to produce things.  You should look over at Highspots, there is virtually everything you can imagine, even complete years of Fancam shows where virtually every ECW show for the entire year is included.  Much like when Micah owned the Mid South footage and we could pretty much buy 90% of everything from the important years, it looks to me that we could pretty much buy ECW's entire history.

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Been a long time since they added!

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Just got this Email from WWE

Dear WWE Network Subscriber,

Today WWE Network will begin to run limited video advertisements.

Here's what you can expect:

• No commercial breaks during scheduled programming
• Limited advertising between shows
• Occasional advertising before our video-on-demand content

If you have any questions regarding your subscription, please visit wwe.com/help. Thank you for being a WWE Network subscriber.

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After they add more advertising in 6 months, you'll then get the option to pay an extra buck or two a month to remove it all.

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bpickering wrote: Just got this Email from WWE

Dear WWE Network Subscriber,

Today WWE Network will begin to run limited video advertisements.

Here's what you can expect:

• No commercial breaks during scheduled programming
• Limited advertising between shows
• Occasional advertising before our video-on-demand content

If you have any questions regarding your subscription, please visit wwe.com/help. Thank you for being a WWE Network subscriber.

WWE Network Support

And so it begins.  It was fun while it lasted, but they just haven't been able to monetize it and now the floodgates will open.

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srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: Just got this Email from WWE

Dear WWE Network Subscriber,

Today WWE Network will begin to run limited video advertisements.

Here's what you can expect:

• No commercial breaks during scheduled programming
• Limited advertising between shows
• Occasional advertising before our video-on-demand content

If you have any questions regarding your subscription, please visit wwe.com/help. Thank you for being a WWE Network subscriber.

WWE Network Support

And so it begins.  It was fun while it lasted, but they just haven't been able to monetize it and now the floodgates will open.

What's wrong with advertising? If it keeps the Network afloat and enables the viewers access to the old school and new school programming that they want to watch, is advertising bad?

According to this article, it sounds like advertisers are anxious to be a part of the WWE Network:

http://www.businessinsider.com/wwe-starts-advertising-online-2014-10


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In a letter to the CRTC, Rogers noted that they received nearly 300 interveners responding to their WWE Network application last month, with only four opposing the application. They addressed the issues raised, with no new information that has not been mentioned before.

They noted that the network distributed in Canada will consist of the same content available on the US version.

In response to the Network having to abide with the same Canadian content rules as a Canadian service, they noted the "Commission authorizes non-Canadian services for distribution in Canada without requiring them to abide by Canadian exhibition requirements or other regulatory obligations. Providing BDU customers with the ability to access non-Canadian services directly benefits the Canadian broadcasting system by increasing the diversity of programming available to Canadians. Furthermore, Canadian talent will benefit indirectly through the enhanced WWE programming offering."

They noted that the Network will not be exclusive to Rogers cable systems, and other cable companies will be able to negotiate to carry it on their systems.

They also noted that WWE decided to make it available as a cable channel rather than a Over the Top service in Canada. They added, "Rogers confirms, however, that it is our priority to deliver television content to customers how they want it and when they want it. The proposed WWE Network, while offered as an affordable linear television service in standard and high definition formats, will also be made available with the same functionality and convenience of the US OTT service. The WWE Network would feature a robust online video-on-demand service that includes a rich library of archive footage. In addition, subscribers will be able to view the WWE Network content on a variety of authenticated mobile devices and screens through Rogers’ Anyplace TV app. The online service will feature the same content as is available on the OTT version of the WWE Network offered in the US and elsewhere, and will complement Rogers’ BDU offering. Presumably, the service would be offered in a similar manner by other Canadian BDUs that decide to carry the service in the future."

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In a way, I was kinda hoping the CRTC would force Canadian content on the Network and WWE would have to dig up all that old Maple Leaf Wrestling footage.

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Next NXT Special Takeover: Our Evolution will tske place Dec 11

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bpickering wrote: Next NXT Special Takeover: Our Evolution will tske place Dec 11
These have become my favorite WWE events, moreso than most of the main roster PPVs. 

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Noticed something that the Network editors missed last night. In the Clash with the three fall match between Flair and Eaton, Eaton's MX music plays when he wins the first fall. The MX music is dubbed in every other match I've seen, they dub it. One of my favorite entrance themes too.

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Just got down watching DX: Confidential Great Program that I was think taped in LA during Summerslam weekend.

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bpickering wrote: Just got down watching DX: Confidential Great Program that I was think taped in LA during Summerslam weekend.
It was very good. Basically a shoot interview done professionally.

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srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: Next NXT Special Takeover: Our Evolution will tske place Dec 11
These have become my favorite WWE events, moreso than most of the main roster PPVs. 

Agreed.  I've been following NXT since the last big show, and NXT is excellent.

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The Rivalries series started this week with McMahon v Austin Part 1. Obviously there is a lot of overlap with the Monday Night War series due to the subject matter, but it goes a bit deeper. Looks to have some newer interviews, since Foley is there with his current big bushy beard. From the opening credits, it looks like we'll get some earlier stuff later in the series, probably NWA era Flair.

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Kriss wrote: The Rivalries series started this week with McMahon v Austin Part 1. Obviously there is a lot of overlap with the Monday Night War series due to the subject matter, but it goes a bit deeper. Looks to have some newer interviews, since Foley is there with his current big bushy beard. From the opening credits, it looks like we'll get some earlier stuff later in the series, probably NWA era Flair.

Thought it was OK, but a lot of this stuff is already getting redundant since they keep focusing on a 3 year period between 1997-1999 in almost every piece.  And how many times can they drudge up the same 5 interview clips of Eric Bischoff from 10 years ago?  Pay him a few bucks and get some fresh quotes! 

I really hope that they start branching out and take this series in new directions, like the Funks vs. the Briscos or even Colon vs. Abby (I think they could get the WWC footage). 

They just can delve into so much and after nearly a year haven't even scratched the surface.  Can we at least get the basics up, like every ECW TV, Nitro, Thunder, and WCW Saturday Night?  I'd watch old WCWSN all day if I could, even towards the end when WCW sucked and SN with Tenay and Hudson on commentary and Jimmy hart booking was tearing it up.       

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I really hope that they start branching out and take this series in new directions, like the Funks vs. the Briscos or even Colon vs. Abby (I think they could get the WWC footage). 



Starting to think that there isn't much footage there...if there was, WWE would have bought it when negotiating with Colon.

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Superstar wrote: srossi wrote:
I really hope that they start branching out and take this series in new directions, like the Funks vs. the Briscos or even Colon vs. Abby (I think they could get the WWC footage). 



Starting to think that there isn't much footage there...if there was, WWE would have bought it when negotiating with Colon.

There's clips, and that's all they need for a 1 hour documentary. 

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The Network added 286,000 new subscribers this quarter, but only had a net gain of 31,000 because of people that didn't resubscribe. So Vince has come out and said it's $9.99 a month with no term contract. Cancel at any time. And the single month for $12.99 is no more, because it will be $9.99. This starts in December. As an incentive to sign up in November (which would be 6 month commitment) they are giving you November for free.

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Superstar wrote: The Network added 286,000 new subscribers this quarter, but only had a net gain of 31,000 because of people that didn't resubscribe. So Vince has come out and said it's $9.99 a month with no term contract. Cancel at any time. And the single month for $12.99 is no more, because it will be $9.99. This starts in December. As an incentive to sign up in November (which would be 6 month commitment) they are giving you November for free.
I got that email this morning notifying me that commitment period was ending and I could continue to pay $9.99 on a monthly basis. So, what's to stop everyone from just getting Wrestlemania and then canceling?  And what moron would possibly buy anything on PPV now?

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srossi wrote: Superstar wrote: The Network added 286,000 new subscribers this quarter, but only had a net gain of 31,000 because of people that didn't resubscribe. So Vince has come out and said it's $9.99 a month with no term contract. Cancel at any time. And the single month for $12.99 is no more, because it will be $9.99. This starts in December. As an incentive to sign up in November (which would be 6 month commitment) they are giving you November for free.
I got that email this morning notifying me that commitment period was ending and I could continue to pay $9.99 on a monthly basis. So, what's to stop everyone from just getting Wrestlemania and then canceling?  And what moron would possibly buy anything on PPV now?

Probably the same 44,000 morons that bought Night of Champions...bars that can't stream video to their big screen, people that don't have high speed internet, people limited to a certain bandwidth, etc. 

All that ending the commitment period does is makes it easier for the fan like myself to pop in, record all that I want in a month, and pop out.  Actually I am excited about this because I was going to resubscribe in January right around the time of the Rumble.   Now, I can cancel right after Wrestlemania instead of having it through June.  Then I will resubscribe for Summerslam, and cancel until the Rumble again.  Honestly, until they fill in the holes on the old stuff, I no longer need the Network.  After Wrestlemania, I can honestly say I got more of my money's worth out of Classics on Demand because I don't watch the PPVs.  My kids would watch them on their iTouch when they remembered, but even they didn't seek it out. 

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srossi wrote: Superstar wrote: The Network added 286,000 new subscribers this quarter, but only had a net gain of 31,000 because of people that didn't resubscribe. So Vince has come out and said it's $9.99 a month with no term contract. Cancel at any time. And the single month for $12.99 is no more, because it will be $9.99. This starts in December. As an incentive to sign up in November (which would be 6 month commitment) they are giving you November for free.
I got that email this morning notifying me that commitment period was ending and I could continue to pay $9.99 on a monthly basis. So, what's to stop everyone from just getting Wrestlemania and then canceling?  And what moron would possibly buy anything on PPV now?


Since it was only 12.99 for one month I am sure a lot of people would only get it for mania and cancel...now they can do it for 3.00 cheaper.

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WWE announced today that the WWE Network currently has 731,000 subscribers. This is an addition of just 31,000 subscribers from the third quarter.

In the Earnings release, WWE noted they have added 30,000 international subscribers since opening those countries over the summer.

In their Earnings Release, WWE commented, "Subscriber growth reflected the acquisition of 286,000 subscribers, which was 71% above the gross subscriber additions in the period between April 7 (the day after Wrestlemania) and June 30 (WWE Network added 182,000 gross subscribers during the April 1- April 6 period, which included Wrestlemania). Through September 30, WWE Network had attracted approximately 971,000 unique subscribers with 75% of these subscribers active as of that date."

The WWE Network launched in February 2014. In April 2014, WWE announced the Network had signed up 667,287 subscribers. In August 2014, the company announced 700,000 subscribers.

WWE announced that going forward, they will be offering the Network for $9.99 per month with no commitment. Previously, the Network was available for $9.99 with a six month commitment. The commitment aspect of the Network will officially change as of December. WWE commented, "The new pricing structure reflects management’s belief in the broad appeal of WWE Network content and is comparable to that of other subscription-based content platforms including Netflix and Hulu Plus."

The $12.99 one month price plan (which the company said brought in 23,000 subscribers) is being eliminated.

They also announced a promotion where new subscribers who sign up in November will receive that month for free.

Regarding advertising being added to the Network, WWE announced, "The Company’s advertising strategy anticipates no commercial breaks during scheduled programming, limited advertising between shows, and occasional advertising before the network’s video-on-demand content."

On the UK front, WWE announced, "The Company continues to develop the international platform for WWE Network and plans to make the U.S. version of WWE Network available in the U.K. on an over-the-top basis in November."

WWE also announced, "The Company plans to roll out new "resume play" and “watch list” features across WWE Network media platforms by the end of December."

WWE stated, "Viewer data continues to indicate that, on average, close to 90% of subscribers access WWE Network at least once per week and 99% access WWE Network at least once per month."

Overall, WWE Network generated $22.4 million in subscription revenue in the third quarter. PPV revenues now fall under the Network umbrella. Traditional PPV brought in $3.7 million in revenue with approximately 294,000 buys for the three PPVs held during this quarter.

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Based on financial documents filed today, the updated traditional WWE PPV buyrates for the third quarter of 2014:

WWE Money in the Bank 2014 - 99,000 buys (as opposed to Battleground 2013, which brought in 199,000 buys prior to the launch of the WWE Network)

Summerslam 2014 brought in 147,000 buys (2013 brought in 296,000 buys, again prior to the WWE Network launch)

The 2014 Night of Champions PPV brought in 48,000 buys (2013 brought in 175,000 buys, again before the launch of the WWE Network).

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November For Free: New subscribers will receive WWE Network free of charge for the entire month of November – including Survivor Series on Sunday, November 23.

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Kriss wrote: bpickering wrote: Just got down watching DX: Confidential Great Program that I was think taped in LA during Summerslam weekend.
It was very good. Basically a shoot interview done professionally.

I agree... wasn't too long either so it flowed pretty good.

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Just watched the Monday Night War Jericho episode, and like srossi mentioned in another thread it was just excellent.

I have easily got my moneys worth out of the network since I bought it... I did buy 'Mania on PPV since I thought the service would go down, but have watched the rest of the PPV's since, and once I hook up an HDMI cable to my computer, it looks good... I have had trouble using it on my PS3 that is hooked up to my biggest TV.

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Dag I was thinking about subscribing, and that was how I planned to use it.

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The Network starts in UK Nov 1


Nope.

WWE Network@WWENetwork
The launch of @WWENetwork in the U.K. has been delayed until further notice.

EDIT - Apparently the WWE made this announcement less than 20 minutes before the Network was scheduled to launch. How the f*ck can they be disorganized ???? If they conducted business this way 15 years ago we might have WCW as our only major wrestling company still around.



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WWE’s mystifying tweet Monday about delaying the English launch of its WWE Network — minutes before the over-the-top service was to start streaming — reflects unfinished business with BSkyB, sources told the Post.

Last January, two weeks after the US wrestling empire said its WWE Network would launch in the US in February, WWE and Sky extended their UK partnership by five years.

The extension, according to a statement, allows Sky “to exclusively broadcast WWE’s weekly flagship programming to more than 15.5 million homes in the UK and Ireland” for 30 years.

WWE even added Main Event programming to its line-up with Sky and committed to making all 12 WWE pay-per-views available through Sky Sports Box Office.

In August, WWE announced plans to take the US version of its streaming network into 170 countries for $12.99 a subscription.

But it took until last week, sources said, for the implications of WWE Network’s competing with Sky’s WWE programming to jolt the UK satellite broadcaster into action.

The catalyst was last Thursday’s earnings call, during which WWE played up plans to rule Britannia via OTT.

Sources attributed Monday’s delay in the UK – “until further notice,” WWE tweeted – to Sky’s finally pushing back.

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This is so ridiculous. The internet really doesn't have geographical borders. Circumventing geo-restrictions is incredibly easy. I'd guess Sky have already seen a drop off in PPV buys since the hardcore WWE fans in the UK already have the network. I'd bet at least half the people in UK who would buy the network already have it. As I've said before, the wrestling fans I know here in the UK already have the network.

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The WWE Network will present "ECW Week" over the course of the WWE Network, featuring:

*ECW Exposed - Joey Styles doing an in-depth interview with Paul Heyman, airing Monday at 111:06 PM Eastern after Raw goes off the air.

*40 new episodes of ECW Hardcore TV will be added to "The Vault" VOD area.

*The Network will add three ECW Arena events to their VOD section as well:

-Hardcore Heaven 1995 (The Public Enemy vs. The Gangstas, ECW World champion The Sandman vs. Cactus Jack, Raven & Stevie Richards vs. Tommy Dreamer & Luna Vachon, Ian Rotten vs. Axl Rotten in a Taipei Death Match, 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Taz, Hack Myers vs. Val Puccio, Dudley Boyz vs. Pitbulls)

-November to Remember 1995 (Tommy Dreamer & Terry Funk vs. Cactus Jack & Raven, ECW World champion Mikey Whipwreck vs. Steve Austin, ECW World Tag Team champions Sandman & 2 Cold Scorpio vs. The Public Enemy, Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Psicosis in a Mexican Death Match, Bill Alfonso vs. Tod Gordon, Sabu vs. Hack Myers, Pitbulls vs. Eliminators, Konnan vs. Jasonn Knight, Stevie Richards vs. El Puerto Rican, debut of Blue Meanie, The Dudley Boyz, Taz and more)

-Cyberslam 1996 (Brian Pillman invades ECW, ECW World champion Raven vs. Shane Douglas, Francine & Pitbulls vs. Eliminators & Stevie Richards, 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Sabu, Shane Douglas vs. Cactus Jack, Bruise Brothers vs. Headhunters, Buh Buh Ray Dudley vs. Mr. Hughes, Taz vs. Joel Hartgood, Tommy Dreamer and more)

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Earlier today, WWE released a video of Vince McMahon addressing the delay in the rollout for the WWE Network in the UK. While the video has apparently been pulled (I looked and could not find it), Ben Jones sent the following transcription:

"We appreciate your patience as we work through the details of the roll-out and potential partnerships in the WWE Network. On behalf of WWE, I want to personally apologize for the delayed launch of WWE Network here in the United Kingdom. There's no one more important than each and every one of you in the WWE Universe, especially here in the United Kingdom where we shared so many great memories together. I assure you that we are working day and night to launch WWE Network as quickly as possible and I promise that WWE Network will be well worth your wait. Again, thank you for your understanding."

Updated: The video is geotagged and will only come up for fans in the UK region.

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When WWE Smackdown moves to Thursdays this January, WWE Network will shift WWE NXT (and presumably WWE Superstars as well) to Wednesday night broadcasts.

WWE's Michelle Wilson confirmed the move to Variety and noted one of the reasons they had waited to announce the Smackdown move was to have all of their ducks in a row regarding NXT and it's taping and broadcast schedule. The tapings will likely move to Wednesday night as well in Florida at Full Sail University.

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There were reports floating around online that a SkyTV representative confirmed to a fan writing them that the WWE Network would be broadcast via Sky. We've heard from numerous readers in that region that when they wrote Sky, they were told that "incorrect information regarding Sky's involvement with the new WWE channel" was given out and that the channel "is not operated by Sky", referring them back to WWE. So, we'll see.

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I am really looking forward to ECW week starting on Monday... I loved the ECW episode of Monday Night Wars, and hope they have as good a special as that

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The next new rivalries show on the network will be about Flair vs Rhodes. Should be good.

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The WWE Network will present "ECW Week" over the course of the WWE Network...


from today's F4WOnline.com

The idea of running ECW Week on the WWE Network was something that officials thought up just 48 hours or so before it was announced.

With ECW content being added to the Network vault during ECW Week and if it really was a last minute decision, one might wonder just how much content WWE has sitting around that is ready to be added to the Network. A source said WWE has "everything" ready to be added to the Network.

Apparently there is a lack of wrestling knowledge within the WWE Network department.

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It's really amazing that after 14 years and a legacy that has been bastardized at every turn by everyone from WWE and TNA to the smallest indy company, ECW is still the biggest draw in wrestling.  If it wasn't, WWE wouldn't be using it as the centerpiece of their free month on WWE Network.  Just imagine if WWE had let Heyman and Shane McMahon run this brand on their own with no interference all those years ago like was the original plan instead of killing it off on SciFi as a 3rd brand.     

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Or you can look at it like this - every other month is "Attitude Month".

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ECW Week began on the WWE Network this morning. WWE will air a live special at 11:06 PM titled ECW Exposed featuring Joey Styles interviewing Paul Heyman.

In the Network's Vault area, a section titled ECW EXPOSED was added, featuring:

*40 hours of ECW TV covering May 1995 through March 1996.

*ECW Home Video version of Hardcore Heaven 1995.

*ECW Home Video version of November to Remember 1995.

*ECW Home Video version of ECW Cyberslam 1996.

The TV has also been added to the ECW Hardcore TV section of the Vault.

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bpickering wrote: pwinsider.com

ECW Week began on the WWE Network this morning. WWE will air a live special at 11:06 PM titled ECW Exposed featuring Joey Styles interviewing Paul Heyman.

In the Network's Vault area, a section titled ECW EXPOSED was added, featuring:

*40 hours of ECW TV covering May 1995 through March 1996.

*ECW Home Video version of Hardcore Heaven 1995.

*ECW Home Video version of November to Remember 1995.

*ECW Home Video version of ECW Cyberslam 1996.

The TV has also been added to the ECW Hardcore TV section of the Vault.

Still not filling in the numerous gaps to the ECW 1994 TV library? 

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srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: pwinsider.com

ECW Week began on the WWE Network this morning. WWE will air a live special at 11:06 PM titled ECW Exposed featuring Joey Styles interviewing Paul Heyman.

In the Network's Vault area, a section titled ECW EXPOSED was added, featuring:

*40 hours of ECW TV covering May 1995 through March 1996.

*ECW Home Video version of Hardcore Heaven 1995.

*ECW Home Video version of November to Remember 1995.

*ECW Home Video version of ECW Cyberslam 1996.

The TV has also been added to the ECW Hardcore TV section of the Vault.

Still not filling in the numerous gaps to the ECW 1994 TV library?

Nope

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We've got to assume that the WWE Library doesn't contain watchable copies of those episodes. I'm assuming they exist in the tarding community?

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Kriss wrote: We've got to assume that the WWE Library doesn't contain watchable copies of those episodes. I'm assuming they exist in the tarding community?
Yep also RF Video sells them..

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Looks like something will be airing on the Network about the BWO will be airing sometime. The Blue Meanie been posting pictures of BWO written on WWE HQ, and over the WWE in the WWE Network logo and a few other With has tags #Wetakingover #999

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Watching ECW Cyberslam 96. WWE did not bleep any of Pillman's promo almost ever other word fuck.

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bpickering wrote: Kriss wrote: We've got to assume that the WWE Library doesn't contain watchable copies of those episodes. I'm assuming they exist in the tarding community?
Yep also RF Video sells them..

I've got some, so definitely.  99% of this stuff would not be hard to obtain, and considering that ECW is one of their bread and butter properties, and they've gone out of their way to buy much less marketable stuff, I just don't understand it.

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bpickering wrote: Looks like something will be airing on the Network about the BWO will be airing sometime. The Blue Meanie been posting pictures of BWO written on WWE HQ, and over the WWE in the WWE Network logo and a few other With has tags #Wetakingover #999

The project Meanie has been writing about on Facebook was not about the Network. Meanie, Stevie Richards & Joey Styles will be hosting ECW Unreleased Volume 3 dvd set coming out in Jan.

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Looks like even Edge is having problems with the WWE Network in Canada:

from alternativenation.net:


They finally gave me the WWE Network. Once they asked me to do a show on it, they said, ‘Do you want it by the way?’ I said, ‘Yeah sure, why not?’ But for whatever reason, it doesn’t seem to want to work up here in Canada. Every time I try to watch something it just freezes, so I haven’t really watched a whole lot of stuff. Before it ( NXT ) was on the Network, it was on Sports Central up here, and if I was home from set, I would try to watch it Thursday nights. Then it got taken off Sports Central, I got the Network, and the Network didn’t work, so it’s kind of been out of my hands, I haven’t been able to watch it.


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CanadianHorseman wrote: Looks like even Edge is having problems with the WWE Network in Canada:

from alternativenation.net:


They finally gave me the WWE Network. Once they asked me to do a show on it, they said, ‘Do you want it by the way?’ I said, ‘Yeah sure, why not?’ But for whatever reason, it doesn’t seem to want to work up here in Canada. Every time I try to watch something it just freezes, so I haven’t really watched a whole lot of stuff. Before it ( NXT ) was on the Network, it was on Sports Central up here, and if I was home from set, I would try to watch it Thursday nights. Then it got taken off Sports Central, I got the Network, and the Network didn’t work, so it’s kind of been out of my hands, I haven’t been able to watch it.



 

 

 

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Im getting it for free until december. They are very s l o w l y adding new content, but i would either recommend getting the us version and streaming it through a roku or waiting a few months if youre in canada

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The WWE Network will debut another edition of "ECW Exposed" this Tuesday featuring Paul Heyman and Joey Styles. This was the additional material filmed after last Monday's "Exposed" special with the pair answering more ECW questions posed by fans.

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Following Monday Night Raw, WWE Network will air a special preview of the new Randy Savage documentary, which will be released Tuesday.

Tuesday will see a new edition of Monday Night War focusing on the women of the era. WWE Rivalries appears to be a repeat of McMahon/Austin part two.

Thursday will see the debut of Batista's 2014 documentary "The Animal Unleashed"

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So, I signed up for the free November trial. I'm not sure if anyone else can relate with how I feel or if this resonates in the least with anybody. So, every night I bounce around a bit on my laptop or Kindle and pick random stuff to watch. Now, I've probably seen 90% of this stuff either when it aired for the first time or when it late came out on video. Here's my general take on the Network: I feel like there are a thousand things to watch, but I really don't want to watch any of it. Last night I popped into Great American Bash '91. The opener was the scaffold match with Terrence Taylor (computerized man of the 90s) and Steve Austin vs. Bobby Eaton and PN News. The entrances were interesting, and that's about as much as I could take. The night before, I popped into Halloween Havoc '91 because I had never seen the ending to the Cage of Terror match with Abdullah being fried in the electric chair. I also watched a bit of the opener of Survivor Series '93 with a really pretty good tag match with Savage, Kid, Jannetty and Razor vs. Diesel, Adam Bomb, IRS and Rick Martel. Good match. But, overall, there's just too much crap to wade through randomly. If I had gotten these discs from someone online, I would sit through every match and watch every moment. But, with just an overabundance or random stuff, I feel like on the Network I would never sit through and watch an entire event.

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Blazer wrote: So, I signed up for the free November trial. I'm not sure if anyone else can relate with how I feel or if this resonates in the least with anybody. So, every night I bounce around a bit on my laptop or Kindle and pick random stuff to watch. Now, I've probably seen 90% of this stuff either when it aired for the first time or when it late came out on video. Here's my general take on the Network: I feel like there are a thousand things to watch, but I really don't want to watch any of it. Last night I popped into Great American Bash '91. The opener was the scaffold match with Terrence Taylor (computerized man of the 90s) and Steve Austin vs. Bobby Eaton and PN News. The entrances were interesting, and that's about as much as I could take. The night before, I popped into Halloween Havoc '91 because I had never seen the ending to the Cage of Terror match with Abdullah being fried in the electric chair. I also watched a bit of the opener of Survivor Series '93 with a really pretty good tag match with Savage, Kid, Jannetty and Razor vs. Diesel, Adam Bomb, IRS and Rick Martel. Good match. But, overall, there's just too much crap to wade through randomly. If I had gotten these discs from someone online, I would sit through every match and watch every moment. But, with just an overabundance or random stuff, I feel like on the Network I would never sit through and watch an entire event.
You just have to work your way through systematically.  I rarely do random searches for individual matches.  I started with all of the early Saturday Night's Main Events (up to late '86) and then started watching every ECW TV show they have uploaded. 

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I have the Canadian version, and while I am patiently waiting for the streaming library, I am quite satisfied.  Like Rossi, I have selected a few things and just stick with them.


For example I watch all the Nitro episodes.  They started showing SNME, so I  'follow' those.  In addition I am hooked on NXT.  So basically I 'follow' three "weekly shows" as I call them.  Once and a while if a PPV or 'super show' is aired and I have time, I will watch that.  I didn't see a lot of this stuff when it originally aired, so I somewhat like the 'randomness' of it.  I really enjoy the Monday Night War episodes, and I catch all of those, and I check a few of the Wrestlemania rewind shows.


So with my Canadian version, and following a 'program guide,' I am PVR'ing all of this stuff.  Finally, in my basement when I exercise I watch the on demand area and watch either old Raw episodes, from 1993 or 1994, although there are many non sequential episodes in the on demand section, or I will watch a PPV.  I will take three or four 30 - 40 min exercise sessions to watch an entire PPV.

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Sad_Astronaut wrote: So with my Canadian version, and following a 'program guide,' I am PVR'ing all of this stuff.  Finally, in my basement when I exercise I watch the on demand area and watch either old Raw episodes, from 1993 or 1994, although there are many non sequential episodes in the on demand section, or I will watch a PPV.  I will take three or four 30 - 40 min exercise sessions to watch an entire PPV.
Are you using just the normal setup to record stuff onto your PVR or are you using something specific to be able to do so ???? I'm asking because with Shaw cable you can't record anything from their VOD section. If you are watching something on VOD and you hit record on your PVR you end up recording the regular TV channel that you were last on. 

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next week on the WWE Network after Raw will be a live "Stone Cold" podcast with special guest Vince McMahon.

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The WWE Network will be adding a section for it’s original Youtube programming this week as well as a section for Tribute to the Troops, which we mentioned over the weekend here on PWInsider.com.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: Sad_Astronaut wrote: So with my Canadian version, and following a 'program guide,' I am PVR'ing all of this stuff.  Finally, in my basement when I exercise I watch the on demand area and watch either old Raw episodes, from 1993 or 1994, although there are many non sequential episodes in the on demand section, or I will watch a PPV.  I will take three or four 30 - 40 min exercise sessions to watch an entire PPV.
Are you using just the normal setup to record stuff onto your PVR or are you using something specific to be able to do so ???? I'm asking because with Shaw cable you can't record anything from their VOD section. If you are watching something on VOD and you hit record on your PVR you end up recording the regular TV channel that you were last on. 

No, I am not recording and making discs or anything.  I just record on PVR, like any other show, watch and delete.  I don't have the time, energy or know how to record, and I some what don't feel the need to.  The on demand section is just as it was when it was Classics on Demand.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: Sad_Astronaut wrote: So with my Canadian version, and following a 'program guide,' I am PVR'ing all of this stuff.  Finally, in my basement when I exercise I watch the on demand area and watch either old Raw episodes, from 1993 or 1994, although there are many non sequential episodes in the on demand section, or I will watch a PPV.  I will take three or four 30 - 40 min exercise sessions to watch an entire PPV.
Are you using just the normal setup to record stuff onto your PVR or are you using something specific to be able to do so ???? I'm asking because with Shaw cable you can't record anything from their VOD section. If you are watching something on VOD and you hit record on your PVR you end up recording the regular TV channel that you were last on. 

No, I am not recording and making discs or anything.  I just record on PVR, like any other show, watch and delete.  I don't have the time, energy or know how to record, and I some what don't feel the need to.  The on demand section is just as it was when it was Classics on Demand.

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On Wednesday, the CRTC approved Rogers' application for the WWE Network to air in Canada, allowing it to be a non-Canadian produced Network that can be broadcast in that nation. Now that WWE's place is cemented, this will allow Rogers to go forward and begin making deals to bring the Network to other carriers North of the Border

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bpickering wrote: pwinsider.com

On Wednesday, the CRTC approved Rogers' application for the WWE Network to air in Canada, allowing it to be a non-Canadian produced Network that can be broadcast in that nation. Now that WWE's place is cemented, this will allow Rogers to go forward and begin making deals to bring the Network to other carriers North of the Border

I read somewhere that once the new format is in place that Rogers will still charge $ 11.99 a month for the current stuff but it will cost an extra $ 2 a month if a customer wants to watch anything from the back catalog. 

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Here's the official CRTC ruling which came out a few days ago:

http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2014/2014-613.htm


The highlights are here:

7.Moreover, Rogers indicated that the Commission authorizes the distribution of non-Canadian services in Canada without requiring them to abide by Canadian exhibition or other regulatory requirements. It added that access to such services directly benefits the Canadian broadcasting system by increasing diversity in programs available to Canadians and that Canadian talent benefits indirectly, given-as stated by certain interveners-the various Canadian professional wrestlers showcased on the service.

8.Finally, Rogers confirmed that the WWE Network service that it proposed to distribute in Canada would broadcast the same content as that broadcast by the WWE Network service in the United States and that the service would complement its other offerings, such as various sporting programs on Sportsnet 360 and live events on pay-per-view.

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On a slightly different note, the network no longer streams for me on Google Chrome, all I get is a white screen. Works OK using Firefox.

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WWE Network has been revamped a bit.  You can now create a Watchlist and there's a section that stores all your "In Progress" videos.  They've also added a YouTube section for all WWE-related shows on that platform.

The new "Monday Night Wars" show is about wrestling going mainstream and the use of celebrities, focusing on Tyson, Rodman vs. Malone, Leno, and of course the downfall with Arquette.  There's a laugh out loud moment where Tommy Dreamer says "Everytime I talk to Vince Russo about this, he says 'Bro, we made the cover of USA Today!'" followed immediately by an interview with Russo where he says almost word for word 'Bro, we made the cover of USA Today!" 

The new "Rivals" show is HBK vs. HHH.  Yawn.  They really need to get past the attitude era on at least a few of these shows to keep my interest long-term.

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WWE running a deal if you give 1-YEAR GIFT SUBSCRIPTION of WWE Network for $120 they give a Roku streaming stick free.

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Austin's "podcast" on the network with McMahon wasn't too bad... they would have been good to do 2 hours live, it took Stone Cold about 15 minutes to get into it.

I thought at first it was going to be lame, and Austin was going to toe the company line, and then I have to admit he asked Vince the questions the fans would ask Vince, even if Vince spun the answers... still, wasn't bad, and I legit wish for more in the shoot style and with the WWE production to add to the RF shoots I hve watched

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.This Friday at 4 PM Eastern, WWE Network will begin airing "The Best of The Slammys". From looking at the schedule, they will be airing the 1987, 1994, 2009 and 2011 editions of the annual Academy Of Wrestling Arts and Sciences Awards all throughout the weekend.

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I would go out of my way to catch The Usos documentary.  It's a quick view at about 25 minutes but it's really well-produced and informative.

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Following Monday's Slammy Edition of Raw, WWE Network will air "Demolition Derby: The Best of TLC" hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley.

On Tuesday, a new episode of Monday Night War will air. The description notes, "It takes an army to win a war, and both WCW and WWE were developing a deep roster in order to emerge victorious."

Also on Tuesday will be a new episode of "WWE Rivalries" looking at the Roddy Piper vs. Hulk Hogan feud.

On Wednesday, the Network will begin adding episodes of the 1980s WWF late-night show "Tuesday Night Titans." The first episode set to be aired will be June 11, 1984 at 3 PM Eastern lists "Rowdy Roddy Piper clashes with Ivan Putski. Mr. Fuji gives us a lesson in traditional Japanese customs. Plus Big John Studd and more."

An episode from July 17,1984 will also air featuring Roddy Piper, Wendi Richter and Greg Valentine.

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I think 24/7 rolled through the entire run of TNT three times over the years. I actually remember twice, once the bumpers were bu Mean Gene, and once there were no bumpers.

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Back in the on demand days I didn't watch TNN often, but they did go through the entire series.  I remember seeing some advertisement / bumper saying TNN was through and they moved on to the next show...  was it Primetime?

Anyway, as I have the Canadian version, I PVR shows from the program guide.  I think they have stopped the Nitro episodes?  I have to double check the dates (as in air dates) but I think it was around the time frame March 1996 - Slamboree?? (Flair and Savage being paired together in the lethal lottery)  The last episode I have was recorded 12/01 and I don't see any future Nitro episodes, and the ones on the program guide are 'old ones' - ones they've already aired in this current succession.  
Does anyone know about this, or is there a resource where someone is tracking these ??

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bpickering wrote: On Wednesday, the Network will begin adding episodes of the 1980s WWF late-night show "Tuesday Night Titans." The first episode set to be aired will be June 11, 1984 at 3 PM Eastern lists "Rowdy Roddy Piper clashes with Ivan Putski. Mr. Fuji gives us a lesson in traditional Japanese customs. Plus Big John Studd and more."

I just watched it, it's already up.  Really weird episode with Lou Thesz of all people as a guest talking about Ed "Strangler" Lewis and Karl Gotch, and a clip of him wrestling Rikidozan.  Plus a clip of Vince giving the acceptance speech for his father's induction into the MSG HOF just weeks after he died!  I had no idea that footage existed, or was ever shown in the WWF.  Jimmy Snuka gives one of his cringe-worthy interviews where he just says random words that don't go together in sentences, and Murdoch and Adonis defend the WWF Tag titles against the bizarre team of Mil Mascaras and S.D. Jones with Mascaras never selling and Jones never doing anything but selling.

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Just watched the latest Monday Night Wars episode. It's mind boggling. Not only does this series contain the blueprint for what is missing from WWE today, but it also makes me want to watch the best episodes of Raw and Nitro on the Network, but they aren't on there yet. Hell, if love to watch old Thunders for shits and giggles.

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srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: On Wednesday, the Network will begin adding episodes of the 1980s WWF late-night show "Tuesday Night Titans." The first episode set to be aired will be June 11, 1984 at 3 PM Eastern lists "Rowdy Roddy Piper clashes with Ivan Putski. Mr. Fuji gives us a lesson in traditional Japanese customs. Plus Big John Studd and more."

I just watched it, it's already up.  Really weird episode with Lou Thesz of all people as a guest talking about Ed "Strangler" Lewis and Karl Gotch, and a clip of him wrestling Rikidozan.  Plus a clip of Vince giving the acceptance speech for his father's induction into the MSG HOF just weeks after he died!  I had no idea that footage existed, or was ever shown in the WWF.  Jimmy Snuka gives one of his cringe-worthy interviews where he just says random words that don't go together in sentences, and Murdoch and Adonis defend the WWF Tag titles against the bizarre team of Mil Mascaras and S.D. Jones with Mascaras never selling and Jones never doing anything but selling.

I know it sounds insane, but that episode of TNT is more interesting to me as a 42-year old guy than anything I've seen on Raw in five years.

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Blazer wrote: srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: On Wednesday, the Network will begin adding episodes of the 1980s WWF late-night show "Tuesday Night Titans." The first episode set to be aired will be June 11, 1984 at 3 PM Eastern lists "Rowdy Roddy Piper clashes with Ivan Putski. Mr. Fuji gives us a lesson in traditional Japanese customs. Plus Big John Studd and more."

I just watched it, it's already up.  Really weird episode with Lou Thesz of all people as a guest talking about Ed "Strangler" Lewis and Karl Gotch, and a clip of him wrestling Rikidozan.  Plus a clip of Vince giving the acceptance speech for his father's induction into the MSG HOF just weeks after he died!  I had no idea that footage existed, or was ever shown in the WWF.  Jimmy Snuka gives one of his cringe-worthy interviews where he just says random words that don't go together in sentences, and Murdoch and Adonis defend the WWF Tag titles against the bizarre team of Mil Mascaras and S.D. Jones with Mascaras never selling and Jones never doing anything but selling.

I know it sounds insane, but that episode of TNT is more interesting to me as a 42-year old guy than anything I've seen on Raw in five years.

I don't know about 5 years, but it was certainly more interesting than last night's Raw.

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Prime Time Wrestling has also just been added to the Network :)
http://network.wwe.com/shows/vault/prime-time-wrestling

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The last Nitro from what they were airing on the program guide in chronological order was the May 20, 1996 episode after the Slamboree event.  Its where Mongo sets up the match / fued with the Horsemen and Kevin Green.

It doesn't seem like the next episodes are on the guide?

I am looking forward to the Thursday NXT live show.  I know I can't watch it live on Thursday, so I'll have to avoid this place for a few days until I get chance to see it!  LOLz

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Blazer wrote: srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: On Wednesday, the Network will begin adding episodes of the 1980s WWF late-night show "Tuesday Night Titans." The first episode set to be aired will be June 11, 1984 at 3 PM Eastern lists "Rowdy Roddy Piper clashes with Ivan Putski. Mr. Fuji gives us a lesson in traditional Japanese customs. Plus Big John Studd and more."

I just watched it, it's already up.  Really weird episode with Lou Thesz of all people as a guest talking about Ed "Strangler" Lewis and Karl Gotch, and a clip of him wrestling Rikidozan.  Plus a clip of Vince giving the acceptance speech for his father's induction into the MSG HOF just weeks after he died!  I had no idea that footage existed, or was ever shown in the WWF.  Jimmy Snuka gives one of his cringe-worthy interviews where he just says random words that don't go together in sentences, and Murdoch and Adonis defend the WWF Tag titles against the bizarre team of Mil Mascaras and S.D. Jones with Mascaras never selling and Jones never doing anything but selling.

I know it sounds insane, but that episode of TNT is more interesting to me as a 42-year old guy than anything I've seen on Raw in five years.

I feel the same way.

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landy1987 wrote: Prime Time Wrestling has also just been added to the Network :)
http://network.wwe.com/shows/vault/prime-time-wrestling

The whole 85-92 run or just selected years/shows?

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khawk wrote: landy1987 wrote: Prime Time Wrestling has also just been added to the Network :)
http://network.wwe.com/shows/vault/prime-time-wrestling

The whole 85-92 run or just selected years/shows?



Just the April 28, 1986 show for now

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The following was released today.

Eastlink launches WWE Network HD and breaks 200 HD milestone

HALIFAX, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - With today's addition of the World Wrestling Entertainment Network (WWE) in HD, Eastlink becomes one of only two providers in Canada to carry this wildly popular channel.

"Over 85% of consumers now have one or more HDTVs in their home and that means they have an increasingly high expectation that their TV content will be delivered in the best possible quality," said Eastlink CEO Lee Bragg. "We continue to work hard to deliver more HD programming than any of our competitors for a truly unmatched HD experience. While 200 may seem like just a number, it is important to our customers who are looking for all of their content to be delivered in HD."

Mr. Bragg explained that consumers are extremely passionate about access to HD channels, particularly channels like the WWE Network HD, which attracts over 15-million fans to its programming every week.

"Our customers have been asking us daily when we are going to carry this channel so it is extra special that our 200th HD Channel is WWE HD," says Mr. Bragg.

As Eastlink continues to outpace its competition in the addition of HD channels, WWE HD becomes the latest in a series of HD Channel launches also including: Sundance Channel HD, COSMOTV HD, Nick HD, ATN HD, Super Ecran 1 HD, TFO HD, Historia HD, MSNBC HD, TVA Sports 2 HD and Citytv HD.

About WWE Network:

WWE Network is a new 24/7 HD specialty channel featuring the best of WWE content, including all LIVE WWE pay-per-view events, ground-breaking original series, live in-ring action, reality shows and a video-on-demand library. WWE Network has ground-breaking original series like Legends' House and Monday Night War, and will offer hundreds of hours of on demand content via the set top box. The MSRP for the WWE Network is $11.99 a month (plus tax where applicable).

For more information on Eastlink's vast HD programming library including WWE HD, visit eastlink.ca

About Eastlink

Headquartered in Halifax, NS, Eastlink is Canada's largest family-owned and operated telecommunications provider, delivering world-class video entertainment and communications services to residential, business and public sector customers across the country.

Powered by state-of-the-art fibre optic and wireless networks, Eastlink's advanced services include Unmatched TV featuring Wireless TV powered by Maestro, Personal Picks, and Video OnDemand, Internet Evolved including Personal Cloud services, wireless featuring nationwide calling, competitive local and long distance telephone, home security and automation, data communications and exclusive, locally-produced programming on Eastlink TV.

Eastlink is one of Canada's Best Managed Companies at the platinum level with operations in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia as well as Bermuda.

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bpickering wrote: pwinsider.com

The following was released today.

Eastlink launches WWE Network HD and breaks 200 HD milestone

HALIFAX, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - With today's addition of the World Wrestling Entertainment Network (WWE) in HD, Eastlink becomes one of only two providers in Canada to carry this wildly popular channel.

That is good news for Canadian wrestling fans as it might mean some of the bigger Canadian Cable companies ( SHAW, Bell and Telus ) will soon follow.

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WWE issued the following this afternoon:

WWE® NETWORK TO UNLOCK NEW VIDEO-ON-DEMAND CONTENT DURING '12 DAYS OF ATTITUDE'

Beginning this Sunday, December 21, ‘12 Days of Attitude’ will bring new video-on-demand content to WWE Network. Each day, WWE Network subscribers will be able to unlock new programming in their video-on-demand library from the Attitude Era. Full episodes of Monday Night Raw, SmackDown and Heat will be among content available. Also included are memorable moments from the Attitude Era such as training vignettes of Vince and Shane McMahon and the interview in which The Rock and Mankind discuss The Undertaker and Big Show being buried alive.

WWE Network features 24/7 scheduled programming, all 12 pay-per-view events LIVE and the most comprehensive video-on-demand library with more than 2,600 hours of content, including every WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-view, all for $9.99 per month with no commitment and the ability to cancel any time. WWE Network programming includes groundbreaking original programming, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, exclusive coverage of special events and more. The U.S. English language version of WWE Network is available on an over-the-top basis in more than 170 countries and territories.

Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to subscribe online by going to WWE.com and can watch WWE Network on their TV through connected devices such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku streaming devices, Sony Playstation 3, Sony Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Smart TVs including Sony and Samsung.

For a complete listing of WWE Network availability by country and device, please click here.

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Well thank God they're finally going to add some Attitude Era footage. 

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SPORTSNET 360 TO SHOW FREE FEED OF WWE NETWORK IN CANADA
- The WWE Network provider in Canada, Rogers Communications, will be
offering a free preview of the Network on Christmas, Boxing, and New
Year’s day. The Network will be unlocked for everyone between 10AM and 4PM
EST and then again between 7PM and 1AM EST on Sportsnet 360 on Christmas
Day. The following day a free feed will start at 6AM till Noon EST and
then on New Year’s day from 6PM to Midnight EST, also on Sportsbet 360.

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bpickering wrote: SPORTSNET 360 TO SHOW FREE FEED OF WWE NETWORK IN CANADA

It's not really a " free feed " as we won't be able to choose what we want to watch. Hopefully it's not just the same 6 hour block of shows repeated 4 times.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: bpickering wrote: SPORTSNET 360 TO SHOW FREE FEED OF WWE NETWORK IN CANADA It's not really a " free feed " as we won't be able to choose what we want to watch. Hopefully it's not just the same 6 hour block of shows repeated 4 times.
It probably will be.  That's often what the program guide is.  I don't mind it because I can PVR shows in the 'off hours' to not tie up the PVR for the prime time hours when my wife my be watching TV or PVR'ing.

And the on demand section is sparse by this message board's standards.  I'm grateful for it, but many of you have seen everything in the on demand (Canada) section ten times over.

I guess what's most frustrating now, is they start a series of episodes and then just stop them.  I was watching Nitro, and then around May 1996 they just stopped them and are airing 1995 episodes again.

As I am sure many of you would agree, rather than repeating the same Count Down episodes and Monday Night War episodes they could easily fill the program guide with Mid Atlantic, World Class, NWA World Wide, Super Stars, ECW TV etc etc etc.  I'm surprised how much variety was broadcast in terms of non-WWE with the old on demand channel verses what is on the network guide now.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: bpickering wrote: SPORTSNET 360 TO SHOW FREE FEED OF WWE NETWORK IN CANADA

Hopefully it's not just the same 6 hour block of shows repeated 4 times.

Well I'm pretty disappointed with Sportsnet 360 as it turned out that not only did they repeat the same 6 hour block of shows 3 different times but all 6 shows had already aired on Sportsnet 360. Personally I think this is a lousy way to attract new subscribers to this channel. In case you are wondering or just haven't watched them yet here are the 6 shows they aired:

- Monday Night Wars ( debut episode )
- WWE Countdown: Best Trash Talkers ( how the fuck did Flair only end up at # 6 ???? )
- WrestleMania Rewind ( a look at the Hogan & Mr. T vs Piper & Orndorff match from WrestleMania I )
- Legends House ( episode 7 called " Heartbreat Hotel " featuring a Game Show and the legends go fishing with Shawn Michaels )
- WWE Countdown: Best Finishing Moves
- WrestleMania Rewind ( a look at the Andre vs Hogan match from WrestleMania III )

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On the WWE Website, Vince McMahon has a video where he announces that the WWE Network is FINALLY coming to the UK and Ireland, and he says this time he means it.

The WWE Network will debut in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Monday, January 19th.

This will allow people in the United Kingdom and Ireland to get the Network before the Royal Rumble, which is the following Sunday.

According to the WWE website, it will cost 9.99 Pounds in the United Kingdom and 12.99 Euros in Ireland without any commitment.

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WWE sent PWInsider.com the following press release.

WWE® NETWORK COMES TO THE UK AND IRELAND

STAMFORD, Conn., January 4, 2015 – Beginning Monday, January 19, WWE Network will be available in the UK for £9.99 per month and Ireland for €12.99 per month on a direct-to-consumer basis, with no commitment and the ability to cancel any time. Fans will be able to sign up in time to watch Royal Rumble® LIVE on Sunday, January 25 and see which WWE Superstar competes for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania® 31.

WWE Network subscribers in the UK and Ireland will have access to the U.S. English language version of WWE Network with all 12 annual pay-per-view events LIVE at no additional cost, 24/7 scheduled programming and the most comprehensive video-on-demand library with more than 2,700 hours of content, including every WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-view.

“We are thrilled to start the new year by offering WWE Network directly to our fans in the UK and Ireland,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. “I want to thank our fans in the UK and Ireland for their patience, and I’m confident it will be well worth the wait.”

Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to sign up online by going to WWE.com and can watch WWE Network on their TV through connected devices such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku streaming devices, Sony Playstation 3, Sony Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Smart TVs including Sony and Samsung.

WWE Network programming includes groundbreaking original series, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, exclusive coverage of special events and more. The U.S. English language version of WWE Network is available direct to consumer in more than 170 countries and territories.

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WWE will soon begin adding seasons of Tough Enough, the reality series that saw competitors vying to win a WWF/WWE contract.

The series aired on MTV for three seasons from 2001-2003 before being incorporated into Smackdown in 2004. The concept was dropped before being resurrected in 2010 for one season on the USA Network.

Among the competitors who continued on in the business following their appearances on Tough Enough include Maven, Nidia, Matt Morgan, Ivelisse Velez, TNA star Kenny King, The Miz, Ryback, John Morrison, Chris Nowinski, TNA announcer Josh Mathews, Jackie Gayda-Haas, and current WWE Diva Cameron.

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WWE will soon begin adding seasons of Tough Enough, the reality series that saw competitors vying to win a WWF/WWE contract.



I now expect a huge jump in subscriber numbers. ;)

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Yeah that's exactly what everyone has been clamoring for

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The first season of Tough Enough are online.

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I check this thread hoping to read that NWA Saturday Night is going to start showing.

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I check this thread hoping to read that 70's and 80's AWA TV is going to start showing.
This is what I keep checking for....good luck to me.

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I keep looking for MidSouth/UWF and JCP.

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from 411mania.com:


- WWE Network’s new deal that Rogers recently finalized with Bell Canada is set to begin on January 15. WWE reportedly expects the new deal to increase subscriptions for the Network because a large amount of Bell customers have been asking for the WWE Network.

– In addition, the launch of the WWE Network for Rogers has been viewed as a success. The Bell launch is also expected to be a big success for the Network.


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Stephanie McMahon and WWE's Chief Financial Officer George A. Barrios took part in a WWE presentation on 1/13 in New York City at 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference for investors.

During the presentation, it was stated that the company believes there are 98 million broadband homes that feature WWE fans. The company believes they can convert 3-4 million of those into WWE Network subscribers over time.

While noting they are about to officially launch in Ireland and Great Britain, other countries that were noted that they want to expand the WWE Network into included India, Italy, Germany, Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.

While discussing the company's television, they stated Raw's audience averages 4.6 million viewers a week while Smackdown averages 3 million weekly. They pointed out the increase in TV rights fees with their new deals, noting they have increased from $78 million in 2004 all the way up to $171 million as this past September. All of their major deals are locked up through 2018 and by then, they will be bringing in another $100 million in revenue.

The remainder of the presentation was reviewing the company's presence on different platforms and noting how the company builds brands, including:

*They now own 130,000 hours of content in their libraries.

*The WWE Network went from 1,000 hours of content to 2,500 hours of VOD content since it's launch.

*The big catalysts for future business are the growth of the WWE Network, capitalizing on their social media popularity and monetizing it, their existing and new TV deals and continuing to build their brand.

*They are now available in over 170 countries worldwide with the Network.

*Another goal for the company going forward is to continue improve the WWE Studios film business.

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bpickering wrote: pwinsider.com

WWE will soon begin adding seasons of Tough Enough, the reality series that saw competitors vying to win a WWF/WWE contract.

The series aired on MTV for three seasons from 2001-2003 before being incorporated into Smackdown in 2004. The concept was dropped before being resurrected in 2010 for one season on the USA Network.

Among the competitors who continued on in the business following their appearances on Tough Enough include Maven, Nidia, Matt Morgan, Ivelisse Velez, TNA star Kenny King, The Miz, Ryback, John Morrison, Chris Nowinski, TNA announcer Josh Mathews, Jackie Gayda-Haas, and current WWE Diva Cameron.

PWInsider is reporting that the USA Network will be bringing back a new season of Tough Enough, which obviously explains WWE getting past shows up on the Network.  WWE seems to only be concerned with creating synergy among its current properties and has little interest in the wholesale release of footage that anyone might want to actually see.

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When I move and switch from TWC to Fios (thank God!) do I need to do anything with my Roku like re-register it?

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srossi wrote: When I move and switch from TWC to Fios (thank God!) do I need to do anything with my Roku like re-register it?
not sure.  you will probably need to reauthorize cable based roku channels, such as hbo go.

dude, you should love fios!

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Anyone else having a problem playing the network on their computer? It works on all my Roku devices and my Apple Fire stick but on 2 of my PCs, running 8.1, nothing loads.

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Greatmuta1025 wrote: Anyone else having a problem playing the network on their computer? It works on all my Roku devices and my Apple Fire stick but on 2 of my PCs, running 8.1, nothing loads.
Try clearing your cache and cookies, close you browser and reopen.  It should work after that. 

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The MSG card where Hogan wins the WWF Title for the first time is airing on the Network Friday.

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bpickering wrote: The MSG card where Hogan wins the WWF Title for the first time is airing on the Network Friday.
In 84, MSG Network ran this card almost weekly.  I've seen this card probably more than any card ever...probably at least a dozen times.

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Superstar wrote: bpickering wrote: The MSG card where Hogan wins the WWF Title for the first time is airing on the Network Friday.
In 84, MSG Network ran this card almost weekly.  I've seen this card probably more than any card ever...probably at least a dozen times.

Yeah USA Network ran it a few times. 

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bpickering wrote: The MSG card where Hogan wins the WWF Title for the first time is airing on the Network Friday.
Watched this today...Santana vs Muraco was cut out. Also the The Haiti Kid and Tiger Jackson vs Dana Carpenter and Pancho Boy match.

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bpickering wrote: bpickering wrote: The MSG card where Hogan wins the WWF Title for the first time is airing on the Network Friday.
Watched this today...Santana vs Muraco was cut out. Also the The Haiti Kid and Tiger Jackson vs Dana Carpenter and Pancho Boy match.

Meh - it was probably a short match anyway. :tongue:

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bpickering wrote: bpickering wrote: The MSG card where Hogan wins the WWF Title for the first time is airing on the Network Friday.
Watched this today...Santana vs Muraco was cut out. Also the The Haiti Kid and Tiger Jackson vs Dana Carpenter and Pancho Boy match.

Why the hell would they cut Santana vs Muraco?  It was a great match!

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Superstar wrote: bpickering wrote: bpickering wrote: The MSG card where Hogan wins the WWF Title for the first time is airing on the Network Friday.
Watched this today...Santana vs Muraco was cut out. Also the The Haiti Kid and Tiger Jackson vs Dana Carpenter and Pancho Boy match.

Why the hell would they cut Santana vs Muraco?  It was a great match!

That's what happens when you get careless cutting midget match tape.  The editors cut at full size instead of midget size and Santana v. Muraco was lost as collateral damage.

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Superstar wrote: bpickering wrote: bpickering wrote: The MSG card where Hogan wins the WWF Title for the first time is airing on the Network Friday.
Watched this today...Santana vs Muraco was cut out. Also the The Haiti Kid and Tiger Jackson vs Dana Carpenter and Pancho Boy match.

Why the hell would they cut Santana vs Muraco?  It was a great match!

Only reason I can think of is to cut it down to 2hrs...the Video is 1hr 57 mins

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The Hogan title win aired on Classics 24/7 didn't it?


I also noticed a Dec 1991 MSG card. (Dec 22 maybe)  I think it was one of the first match ups of Flair v.s. Hogan?  I think it aired on Classics 24/7 as well?

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Sad_Astronaut wrote: The Hogan title win aired on Classics 24/7 didn't it?


I also noticed a Dec 1991 MSG card. (Dec 22 maybe)  I think it was one of the first match ups of Flair v.s. Hogan?  I think it aired on Classics 24/7 as well?


Yeah both of these aired on Classics on Demand.

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Apparently so many people tried to cancel their WWE Network subscriptions tonight after the Royal Rumble PPV that the page crashed.



Jeremy@JLHHatfield
When trying to reach the page to cancel the WWE Network subscription.#RoyalRumble
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They probably took it down, to give folks time to cool off

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Could be a coincidence, but kinda funny if it's not.

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Well #CancelWWENetwork was trending #1 last night, and is still trending right now, so I guess it wasn't a coincidence.  I'm betting Michael Cole doesn't brag about this trend tonight on Raw.

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A new show starts to night after Raw (or whatever is on) Called WWE24

The premiere episode of the original series, WWE24, takes you behind the spectacle of WrestleMania XXX and its most compelling stories.

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bpickering wrote: A new show starts to night after Raw (or whatever is on) Called WWE24

The premiere episode of the original series, WWE24, takes you behind the spectacle of WrestleMania XXX and its most compelling stories.

They should give it away during Raw.

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Also trending on Twitter is #VinceIsOutOfTouch

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bpickering wrote: A new show starts to night after Raw (or whatever is on) Called WWE24

The premiere episode of the original series, WWE24, takes you behind the spectacle of WrestleMania XXX and its most compelling stories.

This was a great show, btw. 

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WWE sent the following press release to PWInsider.com:

WWE® NETWORK HITS 1 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS

STAMFORD, Conn., January 27, 2015 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that WWE Network has surpassed 1 million subscribers just 11 months after launch, making it the fastest-growing digital subscription service. These results represent a 37 percent increase (24 percent domestically) in subscribers since last reported[1] at the end of third quarter 2014, driven primarily by a successful free November promotion, the launch of the service in the UK and significant additions for the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event.

“We’re thrilled that we’ve surpassed the 1 million subscriber milestone less than a year after launching WWE Network and in advance of WrestleMania, our biggest event of the year on March 29,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “We remain focused on delivering an outstanding value proposition for ours fans by adding new content and new features in the coming year.”

Viewer data continues to indicate that, on average, close to 90 percent of subscribers access WWE Network at least once per week, 99 percent access WWE Network at least once per month and 86 percent of subscribers are satisfied with WWE Network.

Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to sign up for WWE Network online by going to WWE.com and can watch WWE Network on their TVs through connected devices such as Sony Playstation 3, Sony Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku streaming devices as well as Smart TVs including Sony and Samsung. The U.S. English language version of WWE Network is available direct to consumers in more than 170 countries and territories and recently launched in the UK and Ireland.

WWE Network’s one-of-a-kind programming includes all 12 WWE pay-per-view events LIVE at no additional charge plus groundbreaking original series, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, exclusive coverage of special events and more than 2,000 titles in its video-on-demand library.

Average fourth quarter and year-end WWE Network numbers will be reported in the normal course as a part of our earnings release on February 12.

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Now is that 1 Million current subscribers or 1 million since inception including cancellations?

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nyhack56 wrote: Now is that 1 Million current subscribers or 1 million since inception including cancellations?
Exactly what I was wondering.

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nyhack56 wrote: Now is that 1 Million current subscribers or 1 million since inception including cancellations?I find the timing of the announcement to be interesting in light of the fan response to the Royal Rumble.  Sort of a "hey don't cancel now, were growing bigger and more subscribers means more and better content" kind of a thing.  It is possible it's coincidental but I think McMahon wanted some kind of positive spin on the network out there for people to chew on to deflect from the groundswell of displeasure for the current product.

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Angelic Assassin wrote: nyhack56 wrote: Now is that 1 Million current subscribers or 1 million since inception including cancellations?I find the timing of the announcement to be interesting in light of the fan response to the Royal Rumble.  Sort of a "hey don't cancel now, were growing bigger and more subscribers means more and better content" kind of a thing.  It is possible it's coincidental but I think McMahon wanted some kind of positive spin on the network out there for people to chew on to deflect from the groundswell of displeasure for the current product.

I agree.

Royal Rumble had one of the worst crowd reactions ever heard audibly.

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the Network numbers released were as of Monday, 1/26.

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bpickering wrote: pwinsider.com

the Network numbers released were as of Monday, 1/26.

Still that doesn't tell us if that's 1 million current subscribers or not.  That's just numbers as of 1/26.
It's my feeling that it is cumulative including cancellations.  The timing, the awkward way it was just thrown out there, and my pessimistic skepticism lead me to feel that way.

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http://nypost.com/2015/01/27/wwe-stock-flying-high-after-network-hits-1m-subscribers/

WWE stock shot up 19.3 percent Tuesday after the wrestling entertainment empire announced its network had enlisted 1 million subscribers.

The milestone, reached within a year of the network’s Feb. 24 launch, makes it “the fastest-growing digital subscription service,” the company said.

Tuesday’s update also means that, since the third quarter, WWE Network has added 269,000 subscribers — an increase of 37 percent.

WWE attributed the increase to promoting its WWE Network via a free trial, expanding into the UK and adding its Royal Rumble pay-per-view event to the lineup offered by the $9.99-a-month network.

The gains were impressive in that, during the third quarter, WWE Network added only 31,000 subscribers — an increase of 4 percent. Many considered those results anemic given that, on Aug. 12, WWE extended the network into more than 170 countries.

Tuesday’s announcement not only reverses the perception that WWE Network has lost its grip but also counters an offensive mounted by critics of WWE’s Royal Rumble winner.

Some attendees even started booing WWE performers after their favorite, Daniel Bryan, was eliminated early into the 30-man marathon.

Those critics then took to Twitter, where they tweeted #CancelWWENetwork with such frequency that the hashtag campaign started trending as one of the social network’s hottest topics.

While the media reported the campaign spurred so many cancellation requests that they crashed the WWE Web site, a spokesman told The Post those reports were wrong. The Web site “never went down,” he said, and the campaign generated “no uptick” in cancellations.

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bpickering wrote: http://nypost.com/2015/01/27/wwe-stock-flying-high-after-network-hits-1m-subscribers/
While the media reported the campaign spurred so many cancellation requests that they crashed the WWE Web site, a spokesman told The Post those reports were wrong. The Web site “never went down,” he said, and the campaign generated “no uptick” in cancellations.



Yeah right. I saw here and on Classics where people posted screen grabs of the network page where it said it wasn't working. 


Actually WWE is probably telling the truth. The page probably didn't crash, it was just WWE disabling the cancel option so people had time to cool down and rethink cancelation. 


I think people should complain to WWE network customer service about it being down to see if WWE will make good with them by offering a free month. HA!!!!

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carpetbeggar wrote: bpickering wrote: http://nypost.com/2015/01/27/wwe-stock-flying-high-after-network-hits-1m-subscribers/
While the media reported the campaign spurred so many cancellation requests that they crashed the WWE Web site, a spokesman told The Post those reports were wrong. The Web site “never went down,” he said, and the campaign generated “no uptick” in cancellations.



Yeah right. I saw here and on Classics where people posted screen grabs of the network page where it said it wasn't working. 


Actually WWE is probably telling the truth. The page probably didn't crash, it was just WWE disabling the cancel option so people had time to cool down and rethink cancelation. 


I think people should complain to WWE network customer service about it being down to see if WWE will make good with them by offering a free month. HA!!!!

People post fake screen grabs all the time on FB. Not saying it not true.

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bpickering wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: bpickering wrote: http://nypost.com/2015/01/27/wwe-stock-flying-high-after-network-hits-1m-subscribers/
While the media reported the campaign spurred so many cancellation requests that they crashed the WWE Web site, a spokesman told The Post those reports were wrong. The Web site “never went down,” he said, and the campaign generated “no uptick” in cancellations.



Yeah right. I saw here and on Classics where people posted screen grabs of the network page where it said it wasn't working. 


Actually WWE is probably telling the truth. The page probably didn't crash, it was just WWE disabling the cancel option so people had time to cool down and rethink cancelation. 


I think people should complain to WWE network customer service about it being down to see if WWE will make good with them by offering a free month. HA!!!!

People post fake screen grabs all the time on FB. Not saying it not true.

True, and it should also be pointed out that even though #CancelWWENetwork was trending for like 12 hours straight, 99% of the people tweeting it likely didn't even have a WWE Network subscription anyway.  If everyone had a subscription who claimed they were canceling, the Network would've had 10 times as many subscribers on Sunday morning as it actually had.  This was equivalent to thousands of people writing on Facebook "I'm going to unlike your page" and then you check the number of followers 5 minutes later and it's the same.  Besides, they can't actually unlike the page if they want to hang around and check out how many likes their comment about unliking the page gets.  People just like bitching. 

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bpickering wrote: http://nypost.com/2015/01/27/wwe-stock-flying-high-after-network-hits-1m-subscribers/

WWE stock shot up 19.3 percent Tuesday after the wrestling entertainment empire announced its network had enlisted 1 million subscribers.


Tuesday’s update also means that, since the third quarter, WWE Network has added 269,000 subscribers — an increase of 37 percent.


The gains were impressive in that, during the third quarter, WWE Network added only 31,000 subscribers — an increase of 4 percent. Many considered those results anemic given that, on Aug. 12, WWE extended the network into more than 170 countries.



That sounds a bit unlikely, and still doesn't answer "do they mean they currently have 1 million subscribers?"

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Re-Reading the press release is sounds like they have Currently have 1 million Subscribers

today announced that WWE Network has surpassed 1 million subscribers just 11 months after launch, making it the fastest-growing digital subscription service. These results represent a 37 percent increase (24 percent domestically) in subscribers since last reported (1) at the end of third quarter 2014, driven primarily by a successful free November promotion, the launch of the service in the UK and significant additions for the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event.

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The WWE Network will be free for all new subscribers who sign up for the month of February, the company announced today. That would include the Fast Lane PPV that will feature Sting confronting Triple H.

The idea here appears to be that anyone who signs up for free this month will be technically locked in for Wrestlemania 31 the next month.

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Got this e-mail this morning (how many times will Cole brag about having 1 million subscribers in the coming weeks?):

On the road to WrestleMania, WWE is offering new WWE Network subscribers the month of February for FREE including the all new pay-per-view event FAST LANE, so they can experience all the great programming they've been missing on WWE Network.

Let your friends know so they can join the 1 million fans who are already enjoying WWE Network. Go to WWE.com for more information..

Thank you for being a WWE Network subscriber.

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WWE will showcase Mid-South Wrestling on the WWE Network for the first time ever next month, honoring some of it's biggest stars as part of Black History Month.

On 2/5, WWE will air a 10/15/83 episode of Mid-South Wrestling, headined by Junkyard Dog vs. King Kong Bundy.

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There are quite a few updates in regards to content on WWE Network today with the WWE Honors Black History Month section in The Vault.

They have added Hall of Fame profiles on the likes of Bobo Brazil, Ernie Ladd, Tony Atlas and Rocky Johnson and Ron Simmons. These look to be repurposed from the old WWE 24/7 VOD channel.

For the first time since the network launch there are full episodes of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, Global Wrestling Federation, Championship Wrestling from the old WWF, WCW Main Event, NWA Worldwide Wrestling and Mid-South Wrestling. Each of those episodes features classic African-American performers. There is a brand-new episode of World-Class as well.

There are also featuring Iceman Parsons, Mark Henry, Booker T and Goldust, the PYT of KoKo. B. Ware and Austin Neville, Ron Simmons' WCW World Title victory in 1992 as well as a full 1976 Madison Square Garden event as well.

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Full shows added

Mid-South Oct 15 1983 & Jan 14 1982

Mid-Atlantic August 1 1984 & July 13 1983

WWF Championship Wrestling Dec 6 1983

World Class- Sept 13 1985

Global- July 7 1992

WWF All Star Wrestling Feb 28 1976

NWA World Wide Wrestling Sept 15 1982

WCW Main Event Aug 17 1992

MSG Card- Feb 2 1976

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bpickering wrote: There are also featuring Iceman Parsons, Mark Henry, Booker T and Goldust, the PYT of KoKo. B. Ware and Austin Neville, Ron Simmons' WCW World Title victory in 1992 as well as a full 1976 Madison Square Garden event as well.
Austin Neville ???? The PYT's were Koko B. Ware and Norvell Austin. 

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Austin Neville ???? The PYT's were Koko B. Ware and Norvell Austin.

Probably thinking of NXT star Adrian Neville

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So glad to see them add old footage! Hopefully, they will continue to add more.

Remember when it was reported that they had plans to upload all of the MSG house shows in the first year?

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Glad to see a new house show - they had been on 23 total shows in the "Old School" vault for months.....

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Got my new credit card in today and now WWE cannot process my payments.  Any advice?  Bank says my US address still shows up as primary on the account.  Is the CDN version of this worth buying yet?  Only really using this for old PPV's and NXT.

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bpickering wrote: Full shows added

Mid-South Oct 15 1983 & Jan 14 1982

Mid-Atlantic August 1 1984 & July 13 1983

WWF Championship Wrestling Dec 6 1983

World Class- Sept 13 1985

Global- July 7 1992

WWF All Star Wrestling Feb 28 1976

NWA World Wide Wrestling Sept 15 1982

WCW Main Event Aug 17 1992

MSG Card- Feb 2 1976

I've found the Mid-South and Mid-Atlantic shows, but can't seem to find the WOrld Class, Global or NWA Worldwide shows...

Any idea where they're located?

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DaNkinator wrote: bpickering wrote: Full shows added

Mid-South Oct 15 1983 & Jan 14 1982

Mid-Atlantic August 1 1984 & July 13 1983

WWF Championship Wrestling Dec 6 1983

World Class- Sept 13 1985

Global- July 7 1992

WWF All Star Wrestling Feb 28 1976

NWA World Wide Wrestling Sept 15 1982

WCW Main Event Aug 17 1992

MSG Card- Feb 2 1976

I've found the Mid-South and Mid-Atlantic shows, but can't seem to find the WOrld Class, Global or NWA Worldwide shows...

Any idea where they're located?

Under WWE honors black History month in the Vault section.

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bpickering wrote: Full shows added

Mid-South Oct 15 1983 & Jan 14 1982

Mid-Atlantic August 1 1984 & July 13 1983

WWF Championship Wrestling Dec 6 1983

World Class- Sept 13 1985

Global- July 7 1992

WWF All Star Wrestling Feb 28 1976

NWA World Wide Wrestling Sept 15 1982

WCW Main Event Aug 17 1992

MSG Card- Feb 2 1976

Another Mid-south from November 85 was been added.

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Watched WWF Championship Wrestling Dec 6 1983. The Into is not from Championship wrestling. Its from Global Wrestling and shows Dusty Rhodes & Ric Flair with NWA Title. Weird

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broke wrote: Got my new credit card in today and now WWE cannot process my payments.  Any advice?  Bank says my US address still shows up as primary on the account.  Is the CDN version of this worth buying yet?  Only really using this for old PPV's and NXT.


If you have the US version, with the vault, I would assume you would be unimpressed with the Canadian version.


It has one channel as an on demand section, almost identical to the previous on demand, and it has a handful of 'superstar docs,' PPVs (all the wrestlemanias and various others), a few WCW ones (no old ones really), three ECW PPV (nothing old) and some random Raw and Smackdown episodes.  They also have a section for newer network shows, like all the lame count downs, and the better ones like the Monday Night War espisodes.


And additionally, another channel is the actual program guide.  I'm happy with it, mainly because I don't have hours upon hours to really sit and watch, but overall, if this was back in my years when I had all kinds of time to watch, I'd be unimpressed.

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broke wrote: Got my new credit card in today and now WWE cannot process my payments.  Any advice?  Bank says my US address still shows up as primary on the account.  Is the CDN version of this worth buying yet?  Only really using this for old PPV's and NXT.The US version is better, I'm sure. However, much like myself, you have a young kid, so probably don't have the hours upon hours of time you used to. The Canadian version will do you just fine, imo.

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Posted on WWE Network facebook page

BREAKING: Paul Heyman's take on Newscaster Brian Williams controversy – LIVE on WWE Network at 7pm ET.

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bpickering wrote: Posted on WWE Network facebook page

BREAKING: Paul Heyman's take on Newscaster Brian Williams controversy – LIVE on WWE Network at 7pm ET.

Um, OK.

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New episode of Main Event is up. Looks like it will be posted a few week after it airs overseas.

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What are the details of the "free" month? When you give your credit card, you get all of Feb for free - and are you then forced to pay for March, or can you just unsubscribe? I ask because I subscribed for the first six month installment and then cancelled due to them not updating any old stuff. Now there are about a dozen new shows I'd record, but then i'd be done with it again. I don't want to pay for March, because I don't even have interest in Wrestlemania this year.

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Superstar wrote: What are the details of the "free" month? When you give your credit card, you get all of Feb for free - and are you then forced to pay for March, or can you just unsubscribe? I ask because I subscribed for the first six month installment and then cancelled due to them not updating any old stuff. Now there are about a dozen new shows I'd record, but then i'd be done with it again. I don't want to pay for March, because I don't even have interest in Wrestlemania this year.
I think since you already subscribed once you cant get the free month. Its only for new costumers. I could be wrong. 

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bpickering wrote: Superstar wrote: What are the details of the "free" month? When you give your credit card, you get all of Feb for free - and are you then forced to pay for March, or can you just unsubscribe? I ask because I subscribed for the first six month installment and then cancelled due to them not updating any old stuff. Now there are about a dozen new shows I'd record, but then i'd be done with it again. I don't want to pay for March, because I don't even have interest in Wrestlemania this year.
I think since you already subscribed once you cant get the free month. Its only for new costumers. I could be wrong. 

Easy to get around it - different account, different payment, etc.

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I can't find anything in English but Vidéotron ( Montreal ) will be adding the WWE Network to their lineup on February 25th. They will be having a Free Preview from February 25th to March 18th.

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From WWE's d financial results for its fourth quarter report

WWE Network Update: Fourth Quarter Highlights

Network segment revenues increased 64% from the prior year quarter and 33% from the prior year reaching a ten-year peak with the launch of WWE Network. During the quarter, reflecting management’s belief in the broad appeal of WWE Network content, the Company introduced a simplified price plan at $9.99 per month with no commitment (cancel at any time) and migrated current subscribers to this plan in December. As part of its network strategy, the Company also continued to feature premium live and original content, such as its pay-per-views, increased its comprehensive video-on-demand library to more than 2,700 hours, and rolled out new "resume play" and “watch list” features across all WWE Network platforms. After making WWE Network available in international markets in August, the network continued to grow its global subscriber base.

WWE Network added 85,000 subscribers during the quarter, representing a 12% increase from September 30, and reached 816,000 subscribers at year-end. The subscriber growth reflected the acquisition of 336,000 subscribers, which was 17% above the gross subscriber additions in the preceding quarter.
Fourth quarter subscriber performance demonstrated the efficacy of the Company’s free trial offering in November and underscored the impact sampling could have on subscriber growth. The November promotion attracted approximately 242,000 trial subscribers.
The U.S. version of WWE Network was made available in more than 170 countries and territories beginning August 12, 2014. At year-end, WWE Network had approximately 44,000 international subscribers.
WWE Network’s compelling live and new original content continued to drive viewer engagement. During the quarter, WWE’s NXT Live program, which features the Company’s emerging talent, attracted increased viewership and social media activity as well as fueled e-commerce merchandise sales. Also exemplifying the power of live content, a network special with Vince McMahon and Stone Cold Steve Austin® was among the most watched original programs on the network, generated social media activity that was among the top 10 worldwide trending topics on Twitter during the program.
As the WWE Network subscriber base has grown, the network continues to cultivate a high level of satisfaction and subscriber engagement. Viewer data indicates that, on average over 2014, close to 90% of subscribers accessed WWE Network at least once per week and 90% of subscribers are satisfied with WWE Network.

WWE Network Update: Future Plans

The Company will continue to execute a five-part strategy to attract subscribers, including making the network available in new geographies, executing high impact customer acquisition and marketing programs, creating new content, expanding distribution platforms, and developing new features.

WWE Network hits 1 million subscribers: On January 27, 2015, the company announced that WWE Network had surpassed 1 million subscribers1 just 11 months after launch. These results represent a 37% increase (24% domestically) in subscribers since last reported at the end of third quarter 2014, driven primarily by a successful free November promotion, the launch of the service in the UK and significant additions for the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event. Through January 27, WWE Network had attracted more than 1.4 million unique subscribers with 71% of these subscribers active as of that date.
WWE Network available in the U.K and Ireland: The Company continues to broaden the global distribution of WWE Network. WWE Network was made available in the UK on January 19 for £9.99 per month and Ireland for €12.99 per month with no commitment and the ability to cancel any time.
Sampling - February Free: Based on the successful execution of the network’s free trial offering in November, all new subscribers who register for the network in February will receive the month of February for free, including the opportunity to watch WWE Fast Lane live on Sunday, February 22.
Expanded WWE Network Distribution in Canada, the Middle East and North Africa: Rogers Communications, the Company’s exclusive network distribution partner in Canada, has reached agreements with Cogeco Cable Canada, Eastlink, Shaw and Shaw Direct, TELUS Optik TV and TELUS Satellite, and Videotron, ensuring WWE Network will be available nationally in Canada before WrestleMania (March 29). In addition, the Company has reached an agreement with OSN, the leading pay-TV network in the Middle East and North Africa, to distribute WWE Network in the region as a premium linear channel, launching before WrestleMania.

New Content / Product Features: The Company is evaluating opportunities to expand the range of original network programming to include more exclusive live specials with sought after interviewees, talk shows, animation, and short-form content. To highlight debuting programs and identify the most popular content on the network for subscribers, the Company plans to roll out additional content carousels in the first half of 2015.

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For those of you North of the Border, in today's earnings release, WWE announced that the WWE Network will soon be added to Cogeco Cable Canada, Eastlink, Shaw and Shaw Direct, TELUS Optik TV and TELUS Satellite, and Videotron via new deals struck by Rogers in Canada.

The Network will debut for those carriers by Wrestlemania 31.

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WWE issued the following to PWInsider:

WWE Network Coming to More Canadians; Rogers Reaches Agreement with Multiple TV Providers

Cogeco Cable Canada, Shaw and Shaw Direct, TELUS Optik TV and TELUS Satellite TV, and Videotron subscribers

TORONTO (February 12, 2015) Rogers today announced that it has reached carriage agreements for WWE Network with multiple television providers, providing more Canadian fans with access to premium WWE programming. In addition to Rogers and Eastlink, the premium linear TV channel will now also be available to Cogeco Cable Canada, Shaw and Shaw Direct, TELUS Optik TV and TELUS Satellite TV, and Videotron subscribers (see launch dates below).

With WWE Network, fans have access to premium programming that includes every live WWE pay-per-view event – featuring next month’s highly anticipated Wrestlemania on Sunday, March 29 – as well as ground-breaking original series, live in-ring action, reality shows and a video-on-demand library. Additionally, subscribers can now access all of the WWE Network’s offerings, including nearly 3,000 hours of content, online via PC or laptop.

Launch dates for the television providers are as follows:

TELUS Satellite TV – February 25
Videotron – February 25
Cogeco Cable Canada – March 26
TELUS Optik TV, Shaw and Shaw Direct to announce their March launch dates in the coming weeks

Fans can contact their television provider for further subscription and channel allocation details.

This past August, Rogers Communications and WWE announced a 10-year broadcast and multimedia agreement, making Rogers the exclusive distributor of WWE’s flagship programming in Canada through 2024. The deal extends WWE’s programming on Sportsnet 360 and includes the right to distribute WWE Network as a premium linear channel and on multiple digital platforms.

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Free preview on right now in Canada boys....just stumbled on it....watching Wm12. Undertake vs diesel

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Mike Burgess sent word that Bell TV in Canada will officially launch the WWE Network on 2/25 on channel 1446. That is a huge clearance for the Network North of the Border.

On 2/12, WWE also announced the following clearances for Canada:

TELUS Satellite TV – February 25
Videotron – February 25
Cogeco Cable Canada – March 26
TELUS Optik TV, Shaw and Shaw Direct - March launch date TBA.

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Better question for anybody using it, does the Canada version of the WWE Network allow you to access any past episodes of NXT?

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I'll be interested to hear about the accibility of on-demand content through Bell as well.

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WWE sent us the following:

WWE® NETWORK CELEBRATES FIRST BIRTHDAY WITH FREE 24-HOUR MARATHON ON WWE.COM AND THE WWE APP

STAMFORD, Conn., February 23, 2015 – In celebration of WWE Network’s first birthday, fans around the world can sample WWE Network with a 24-hour “Best Of” programming marathon streamed for free on WWE.com and through the WWE App with no WWE account or credit card required, immediately following tonight’s Monday Night Raw®. For the remainder of February, the full WWE Network experience is available for free for new subscribers.

The action-packed programming marathon will feature exclusive WWE Network programs, including groundbreaking NXT TakeOver events, original series such as Monday Night War and Legends House, WWE Network specials including The Stone Cold Podcast with Special Guests Vince McMahon and Triple H and Journey to WrestleMania 30: Daniel Bryan.

Now available on 13 platforms in more than 170 countries, WWE Network surpassed 1 million subscribers in just 11 months, making it the fastest-growing digital subscription service. In its first year, there were more than 285 million streams of WWE Network on more than 2 million unique devices.

WWE Network’s one-of-a-kind programming includes all 12 WWE pay-per-view events LIVE at no additional charge plus groundbreaking original series, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, exclusive coverage of special events and a robust video-on-demand library with 3,000 hours available to subscribers.

Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to sign up for WWE Network online by going to WWE.com and can watch WWE Network on their TVs through connected devices such as Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku streaming devices as well as Smart TVs including Sony and Samsung.

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Hard to believe that one year ago today WWE Network went live.  Very Fast Year.

Anyone else besides me had the network for the full year?

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I gave up after the 6 month commitment. Hard to believe it's been 6 months since I shut it off. Up until this month, they didn't add anything I wanted In those 6 months.

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bpickering wrote: Hard to believe that one year ago today WWE Network went live.  Very Fast Year.

Anyone else besides me had the network for the full year?


I was on from day one. Definitely had my $119.88 worth

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Got a email for $25 on WWE Shop because I had the network for since day one.

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bpickering wrote: Hard to believe that one year ago today WWE Network went live.  Very Fast Year.

Anyone else besides me had the network for the full year?

I have. Other than a poor selection in the "vault" I have no complaints.

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bpickering wrote: Got a email for $25 on WWE Shop because I had the network for since day one.
What a crock! I got "exclusive WWE emoji".

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Kriss wrote: bpickering wrote: Got a email for $25 on WWE Shop because I had the network for since day one.
What a crock! I got "exclusive WWE emoji".

That was in another email I got for WWE Networks Birthday.

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March 1 Every Hall of Fame ceremony will be added. Don't know if that includes the years 1994, 1995 and 1996

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Speaking of the Hall, the WWE Network uploaded WWE Hall of Fame Look Backs at the 1994, 1995 and 1996 Hall of Fame ceremonies. Hosted by Gene Okerlund and Renee Young, they feature discussions of those inducted in those years (as well as Andre the Giant in 1993), video features on those inducted from those ceremonies and their acceptance speeches. The specials range in 25 minute to 50 minutes long with a graphic noting that due to production issues, they have presented the best quality possible. While everyone would obviously love the unedited versions, I think it's great that WWE put these together.

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Does anyone know if the stuff they put up for Black History Month is still available somewhere?

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srossi wrote: Does anyone know if the stuff they put up for Black History Month is still available somewhere?
Nope, it was taken down March 1.

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cookie32723 wrote: srossi wrote: Does anyone know if the stuff they put up for Black History Month is still available somewhere?
Nope, it was taken down March 1.
That sucks, I never got around to re subscribing for the free month, and that was the only reason I was going to.  Oh well, now I'm glad I didn't pay for March

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Original content seems like its way down.  I used to watch 3 or 4 shows on a weekly basis, and now I'm down to 1 (NXT).  No more Monday Night Wars.  The Rivals series basically only has a couple of episodes with no notice of when the next one might be put up.  Same with the 24 series, which just took a look at Booker T. but before that was dormant for ages.  On top of that, they took down all the great stuff from Black History Month before I got to see half of it.  Why?  Isn't the point to let subscribers view this stuff whenever they want?  That's what "On Demand" means.  I don't want a 28-day window for seeing 100 hundred of footage, especially when nothing else is being updated.  The Network will always be worth $9.99 just for the PPVs, but I'm starting to get disillusioned with the rest of the content. 

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Along with Rossi is noting, why aren't they just playing episodes of shows or promotions in chronological order?  And it doesn't seem like they are always broadcast in the same time slot.  
Even if they just stuck to '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s WWE?  They could easily fill an entire TV schedule by just replaying older weekly shows, recap shows, old 'super events' and PPVs.  Then the newer programs could really be some thing new or interesting.  


Enough count downs already.

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Shaw finally announced that the WWE Network will be available starting next week. Minutes later this appeared on their Discussion Forum:


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Shaw just announced that the WWE Network will debut on March 17th. 

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WWE® NETWORK UNVEILS WRESTLEMANIA® WEEK PROGRAMMING



STAMFORD, Conn., March 19, 2015 – WWE Network has unveiled its WrestleMania Week programming line-up filled with a series of specials and live coverage beginning Monday, March 23 and culminating with the pop-culture extravaganza of the year, WrestleMania 31 on Sunday, March 29.



WrestleMania Week will include Schwarzenegger/Triple H: The Interview, WrestleMania Today, WWE Hall of Fame 2015 Red Carpet LIVE and the WWE Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony. OnWrestleMania Sunday, WWE Network will bring viewers live hourly updates from Levi’s Stadium, along with WrestleMania Kickoff LIVE and the year’s main attraction, WrestleMania 31.



Schedule of programming highlights of WrestleMania Week on WWE Network include:



Schwarzenegger/Triple H: The Interview

Monday, March 23 immediately following Monday Night Raw (11:05 pm)

“The Terminator” and “The Cerebral Assassin” are together for the first time in this very revealing once-in-a-lifetime interview. 2015 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Arnold Schwarzenegger and WWE Superstar Triple H discuss their friendship, their careers, and their futures.



WrestleMania Today

Thursday, March 26 & Friday, March 27 at 6 pm

Live from WrestleMania Axxess, an all-star panel including WWE Superstars and Legends uncover the untold stories and share revealing insights as this year’s extravaganza draws near. WrestleMania Todaywill include exclusive interviews with John Cena, Seth Rollins and Randy Orton.



WWE Hall of Fame 2015 Red Carpet LIVE

Saturday, March 28 at 7 pm

Maria Menounos hosts the most glamorous event on the WWE calendar. Superstars, Divas, Legends and a host of celebrities walk the red carpet and tell-all to Maria and her co-hosts.



WWE Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony

Saturday, March 28 at 8 pm

Randy “Macho Man” Savage and Arnold Schwarzenegger head up the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2015. The WrestleMania eve tradition will telecast live from the sold-out SAP center in the heart of Silicon Valley.



WrestleMania Kickoff LIVE

Sunday, March 29 at 5 pm

The WrestleMania countdown ends here. Live from Levi’s Stadium, as 80,000 fired up members of the WWE Universe file in, an all-star panel of WWE Superstars and analysts host this insightful and entertaining final tribute to sports entertainment’s biggest event. This two-hour special event will include an exclusive WWE tag team championship match.



WrestleMania 31

Sunday, March 29 at 7 pm ET

WrestleMania Week culminates with the biggest event in WWE history: WrestleMania 31.

Brock Lesnar defends his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against a Superstar on the rise, Roman Reigns. After 14 years of anticipation, wrestling icon, Sting steps into a WWE ring for the first time to take on Triple H. In his first appearance since WrestleMania 30, Undertaker returns to take on Bray Wyatt. Plus, John Cena takes on Russian super athlete Rusev for the U.S. Championship, and “The Viper” Randy Orton faces The Authority’s hand-picked face of the future, Seth Rollins. The stars of Total Divas, The Bella twins take on the team of AJ and Paige. In one of the most dangerous matches in all of WWE, seven-men vie for the Intercontinental Championship in a ladder match; and 20-men compete in the second annual Andre the Giant Battle Royal.

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The WWE Network officially cleared Shaw Cable in Canada earlier this week.

Also of major note, Eric Lewis sent the following....A big move was made today to for the benefit of WWE Neywork subscribers in Canada. The network is now available via the WWE App on Android devices. As you know, the network was initially only available through Rogers cable. Then it was expanded to other cable and satellite companies across the country. Recently, the full version of the network was made available via computer as long as you could prove you had a subscription through your TV provider, but it still wasn't available through mobile devices. Finally today I was prompted to update the WWE App on my Android device so I can connect to the Network that way. This is big.

John Bolin sent word that the WWE App for iOS devices received the same update.

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For anyone with the Network, do they have a complete run of 1986 Prime Times up?  On 24/7, I believe they didn't show all of the episodes for that year.

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Blazer wrote: For anyone with the Network, do they have a complete run of 1986 Prime Times up?  On 24/7, I believe they didn't show all of the episodes for that year.
April 28 86 - Sept 16 86

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Jeff sent this item. … I thought you may want to alert readers so there's no disappointment with last minute Wrestlemania watching expectations. I just tried subscribing to WWE Network in time for Wrestlemania and ran into a roadblock -- despite WWE Network being accessible online, with the Canadian exclusivity agreement they have with Rogers, the Network is unavailable to subscribe to unless one first rents a Rogers digital box for an additional fee of $5 per month. My intent was to watch via mobile devices, but Rogers will not even let you subscribe without first renting one of their boxes. Simple enough for a Rogers digital cable subscriber, but another hidden fee and logistical challenge for Canadians who have chosen to cut out cable all together in favour of non-traditional TV, eg. Netflix, etc. Thought your Canadian viewers should be aware!

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Tomorrow, beyond just their updated subscriber numbers, WWE will announce their plans for eight new series that will broadcast exclusively on the WWE Network. According to Variety, one of those series will be the returning "WWE Diva Search", bringing back the concept that launched the careers of Christy Hemme, Layla, Michelle McCool, Maria Kanellis and more. Another of the series will be an animated series being produced by Seth Green, the actor and Producer who is also one of the minds behind "Robot Chicken."

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WWE released the following today:

WWE® Network Surpasses 1.3 Million Subscribers
Full Year Business Outlook Reaffirmed While Q1 2015 Currently Projected to Exceed Guidance

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

WWE® (WWE) today announced that WWE Network surpassed 1.3 million subscribers following WrestleMania® 31, making it the most viewed WrestleMania in history. WrestleMania was broadcast around the world last night on WWE Network as well as on pay-per-view from a sold-out Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. The results represent a 97% increase from April 7, 2014 – the day after WrestleMania last year and a 31% increase since January 27, 2015, when the network surpassed the 1 million subscriber milestone. Recent growth was driven by the success of our February free promotion and the iconic attraction of the Company’s WrestleMania event.

“We believe that exceeding 1.3 million subscribers reflects the successful execution of our strategy and puts us on the path to transformative growth through WWE Network,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “We remain focused on driving subscriber value by delivering the most compelling user experience and new content, evidenced by our new original series and partnerships with Seth Green, Jeff Tremaine and Jerry Springer.”

“We are pleased with our short-term results and, for the first quarter, we currently project to exceed our most recent public guidance associated with an estimated average of approximately 918,000 paid subscribers,” said George Barrios, WWE Chief Strategy & Financial Officer. “We are also confident in the long-term potential and understand subscriber growth could take many different paths. For example, Network subscribers might show consistent sequential quarterly gains or the quarterly adoption curve could exhibit seasonality with year-over-year growth. Regardless, over the long-term, we believe WWE Network has the potential to drive significant economic returns.”

Based on data to date, WWE Network attracted an average of approximately 918,000 paid subscribers over the first quarter 2015, representing a 27% increase from the fourth quarter 2014 average.1 The network’s February free promotion contributed to that growth, attracting approximately 201,000 trial subscribers, of which 154,000, or 77%, converted to paying subscribers in March. WWE Network reached an average of 982,000 total subscribers during the first quarter 2015, including both free trial and paid subscribers. To date, WWE Network has attracted nearly 1.8 million unique subscribers.

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WWE released the following.

WWE Network Partners with Seth Green, Jerry Springer and Jeff Tremaine on Three New Original Series .

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

In addition to the premium monthly live pay-per-view events, WWE Network unveiled new programming for the remainder of 2015, which includes eight brand new original series and partnerships with director Jeff Tremaine, Seth Green’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and legendary talk show host Jerry Springer.

NEW ORIGINAL SERIES:

CAMP WWE – COMING LATE 2015
WWE, in partnership with Seth Green’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, will debut a new, animated short-form comedy series entitled Camp WWE. Imagine WWE Superstars and Divas when they were kids at their favorite summer camp…which happens to be run by none other than Mr. McMahon – add in shock-value, slapstick humor and social satire – and you have WWE’s first adult comedy, which will debut later this year.

"We're insanely excited about this collaboration,” said Green. “WWE is one of the most heartfelt and professional organizations I've worked with. We're beyond happy to help them realize this vision.”

SWERVED – COMING IN MAY
WWE teams up with the Director of Jackass and Bad Grandpa, Jeff Tremaine, to give you the hilarious original series, Swerved. Swerved is a half hour series and will premiere in May.

“I’m excited to combine my brand of entertainment with the world of WWE,” said Tremaine. “It will be the ultimate mash-up.”

DIVA SEARCH – COMING THIS FALL
WWE spans the globe in search of the most beautiful, athletic and charismatic women to find the next stunning WWE Diva. This competition will give viewers the opportunity to witness the challenges, trials, drama and rewards that accompany the journey of these women, as they vie for superstardom. Coming this Fall.

JERRY SPRINGER PRESENTS WWE TOO HOT FOR TV – COMING IN APRIL
Hosted by legendary talk show host Jerry Springer, this series will re-introduce the WWE Universe to the most outrageous stunts and cringe-inducing moments in TV history. The series will be chock full of insane situations and racy romps from WWE’s past that will have members of the WWE Universe asking, “Did they really do this?!” Springer will inject his own brand of humor into each episode with themes such as “Love Hurts,” “All in the Family” and “Weddings and Funerals.”

The half-hour series will be available beginning in April in WWE Network’s video-on-demand library with new episodes weekly.

"I suspect 25 years of The Jerry Springer Show qualifies me to comment on outrageous behavior,” said Springer. “And what is more outrageous than the entertainment, drama and craziness of the WWE. This is going to be fun."

LIVE! WITH CHRIS JERICHO – DEBUTS MONDAY, APRIL 6 WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOHN CENA
Podcast host Chris Jericho challenges his guests in provocative, candid conversations about their careers, their lives, past controversies and the overall state of WWE. The monthly series kicks off Monday, April 6 immediately following Raw, with its first one-hour episode featuring WWE Superstar John Cena.

“I’m stoked to bring my show to WWE Network and give Jerichoholics worldwide more of what they've come to expect - humor, questions that have never been asked before and the best conversations that any podcast host has ever delivered,” said Jericho. “No matter who the guest is, whether it be WWE Superstars, Divas, Legends, executives or icons from the entertainment world, I guarantee to deliver the best, most entertaining interview you have ever heard from each and every one of them."

UNFILTERED: WITH RENEE YOUNG – DEBUTS IN MAY
WWE announcer Renee Young interviews WWE Superstars and other pop-culture celebrities, covering just about everything, except what they are famous for. In this short-form series, Renee's guests include Grammy Award winner Wiz Khalifa, five-time Grammy nominee Skylar Grey and WWE Superstars Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. Unfiltered will debut in May.

CULTURE SHOCK: WITH COREY GRAVES – PREMIERING IN JUNE
WWE commentator Corey Graves reveals a variety of unique venues, customs, music, food and people as WWE’s tour travels around the world. From Marvel comic headquarters to a tattoo shop on the lower east side of Manhattan, Graves examines the local culture with his unique perspective and style. This short-form series will premiere in June.

WWE THE LIST – COMING IN JUNE
WWE The List is the best, the worst, the most bizarre and interesting of everything and anything WWE. If it’s amazing, outrageous, sexy or just plain fun, it just made #TheList.

NEW EPISODES:

In addition to the eight new original series, WWE Network will also debut new episodes of the highly-acclaimed docu-series WWE 24 as well as WWE Countdown and Rivalries. WWE will also add more children’s programming by bringing back the popular 1980s animated series, Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling. In addition, WWE Network will produce compelling specials and short form content, while continuing to add 1,000 hours to its robust video-on-demand library, which currently has more than 3,000 hours of content.

WWE 24
The acclaimed 30-minute docu-series takes you on a lightning-fast journey through a day in the life of WWE’s most intriguing Superstars and groundbreaking events.

WWE COUNTDOWN
WWE Countdown settles the great debates across WWE history. Who was the most dangerous Diva? Who had the best catchphrase? This one-hour series allows the WWE Universe to determine the top 10 in each category and have the final word on who tops each list.

RIVALRIES
This docu-style series takes a look at the greatest rivalries in WWE history, as never told before. Get the real stories behind WWE’s most exciting matches and entertaining feuds through the eyes of the Superstars who created them. Each one-hour episode leaves no story untold.

HULK HOGAN’S ROCK ’N’ WRESTLING
Harkening back to 1985, this Saturday morning cartoon, which originally aired on CBS, features Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Junkyard Dog, Captain Lou Albano, and Roddy Piper in a series that is both nostalgic and entertaining, 30 years later.

SPECIALS:

FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. THE BIG SHOW: THE BIGGEST VS. THE BEST – PREMIERES MONDAY, APRIL 27
WWE Network will look back at this epic David vs. Goliath encounter at WrestleMania 24 (2008) and its shocking conclusion coming just in time for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, which is expected to be one of the biggest boxing matches in history.

NXT TAKEOVER – LIVE! – AIRS MONTHLY ON WEDNESDAYS
The future is here. WWE’s hottest up-and-coming Superstars compete to prove they’ve got what it takes. More than just evolution, it’s a revolution! Witness these WWE Superstars of tomorrow as they take over WWE Network with live two-hour specials.

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Hot off last night's Wrestlemania PPV, WWE held a special conference call this afternoon to discuss the latest WWE Network subscriber numbers and to promote a lot of the new programming that will be rolled out on the Network going forward.

WWE's Michael Weiss welcomed everyone to the conference call. He said they are delighted they can follow Wrestlemania with today's call.

Vince said Wrestlemania was a huge success. He said they nearly had 77.000 attendees at Wrestlemania and over 140 worldwide trends on Twitter.

Vince said that the Network is now at 1.3 million subscribers and a big part of that was this year's Wrestlemania driving the numbers.

Vince described the new "Camp WWE" series as "Think South Park with WWE....with WWE Superstars as children....at camp."

The Johnny Knoxville "Swerved" series will be a practical jokes show with pranks pulled on WWE personalities. That was a series concept they had teased doing for some time.

The new Diva Search series will be exclusive to the WWE Network. Vince passed it over to George Barrios who began reading from a prepared statement. Barrios said the series will "span the globe" to find the next Diva.

He said they will be adding another 1,000 hours of VOD material to the Network.

77% of the free subscribers in February turned into paid subscribers for March.

They are doing a promotion where if you sign up for the Network in April, you will get April for free and not be charged until May.

Their long-term goal is to get to 3-4 million subscribers.

After Barrios ended his prepared statement, they then opened the line for questions.

The first caller said they loved the Ronda Rousey involvement at Wrestlemania. She noted there were more mainstream talents involved now and asked whether that meant more investment into the programming. McMahon said the budgets are the same but they were way ahead of the curve with the Over the Top Network and that helps making them more viable for celebrities. There was a lot of pushing the idea that they were the first to do the OTT deal and now others, including CBS and Nickelodeon, etc. are launching similar services.

The caller also asked if the PPV numbers were included in the subscription numbers. Uh, no! How the two different revenue streams can be confused is amazing to me.

They were then asked about the churn rate and whether the amount of subscribers with the churn is actually just getting them the same or less amount of money. Barrios broke down why they priced the Network at it's price to give a better value for the subscribers and that they wanted to build a long-term audience for it.

They were asked how many of the November free promotion subscribers were still paid subscribers. Barrios said they haven't been public with that number.

They were asked if there was a number in mind for a number of original programming for the year as well as a potential budgeting increase. Barrios said they feel good about the new series and they will "live and learn a little bit" as they go forward and will make changes as they go.

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They were asked about rolling out internationally in places they aren't in and what their plans are in terms of approaching those markets. Barrios talked about China and India becoming very important markets for the Network.

Regarding the new programming, they were asked if they were considering multiple price points. Barrios said that they could look into that down the line but right now they are happy with the "dynamic" $9.99 price.

They were asked about the Tapout deal. Barrios said those discussions actually started three years ago. They are excited about it and feel there is a place in the market for that sort of fitness wear. They will be promoting it across WWE programming as they are closer to roll out.

They did not give any international subscription numbers but will with their regular quarterly numbers.

They were asked about PPV data for Wrestlemania but it's too soon right now for them to have those numbers.

They declined to get into numbers for budgets are broken down into different areas.

They were asked about the complaints of the lackluster build to Wrestlemania and how creative has always been a driving force for the company. Vince said it's all about content and that social media are "lots of grains of sands" and the company will have it's doubters. He said the drive to Wrestlemania was more of a last minute drive but that's how they do things sometimes and sometimes they are more ahead of the curve to promote the events. He said Wrestlemania tops itself every year.

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They were asked how the streaming was last night for the Wrestlemania PPV. Barrios said it was rock solid and their performance has been rock solid since launching.

The Facebook integration last night was very successful.

They were asked if the new programming was targeted for specific demographics. Vince said they gear to Males 18-34 to start but they will have programming from across the board. He said that's what some of the new programming initiatives are about.

A caller claimed they used feedback from the Sting VOD to bring him into the company how often they use their data to target what they are going to do. Vince said that wasn't the only reason they brought Sting in and put over the marketing power of the company, saying they were able to take someone from "obscurity" and make him a major attraction within WWE. Wow, I don't know if Vince was referring to TNA or Sting himself, but "obscurity"...that's rough.

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I put in my Cancel officially. You're going to add the Hulk Hogan cartoon but no new classic/vault content really?

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Taylor wrote: I put in my Cancel officially. You're going to add the Hulk Hogan cartoon but no new classic/vault content really?
He said they will be adding another 1,000 hours of VOD material to the Network.

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Yes by the end of 2015 I believe they said. If they add the good stuff I'll be back. No need to waste my money in the interim. Service stinks for an old school fan.

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Taylor wrote: I put in my Cancel officially. You're going to add the Hulk Hogan cartoon but no new classic/vault content really?
Yeah my kid will be excited!

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They said they are going to add 1000 hours to the VOD, but didn't say what that would be. You can bet that at least half of that will be Raw/Smackdown/Nitro. I'm sure they will continue to upload more TNT and Prime Time Wrestling. That leaves very little in terms of anything pre-1984 from the WWF, or anything at all from the territories.

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The good news is monthly live NXT cards.

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WWE changed the wording on their press release regarding NXT specials.

"NXT TAKEOVER – LIVE! – AIRS QUARTERLY
The future is here. WWE’s hottest up-and-coming Superstars compete to prove they’ve got what it takes. More than just evolution, it’s a revolution! Witness these WWE Superstars of tomorrow as they take over WWE Network with live two-hour specials."

PWInsider.com has confirmed with WWE that the decision was indeed made to keep the Takeover specials as quarterly events on the WWE Network as opposed to bumping them up to monthly specials.

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bpickering wrote: pwinsider.com

WWE changed the wording on their press release regarding NXT specials.

"NXT TAKEOVER – LIVE! – AIRS QUARTERLY
The future is here. WWE’s hottest up-and-coming Superstars compete to prove they’ve got what it takes. More than just evolution, it’s a revolution! Witness these WWE Superstars of tomorrow as they take over WWE Network with live two-hour specials."

PWInsider.com has confirmed with WWE that the decision was indeed made to keep the Takeover specials as quarterly events on the WWE Network as opposed to bumping them up to monthly specials.

Good.  NXT is awesome and they need to be careful about overexposing it like all the other WWE crap.  Once a quarter is plenty, give it a chance to breath and keep it special. 

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The WWE Network is running advertising that 1998 episodes of Raw from the Attitude era are being added to the Network the week of 4/13.

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bpickering wrote: pwinsider.com

The WWE Network is running advertising that 1998 episodes of Raw from the Attitude era are being added to the Network the week of 4/13.


...so that's about 100 hours right there.  Which works out to be about 10% of all the "VOD" stuff they plan on adding this year. 

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The WWE Network has a program titled "WWE Music 10" scheduled for tonight at 10 PM following Smackdown. The series will be a musical countdown with the first episode based around the music used at Wrestlemania 31.

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Every Raw from December 15, 1997 to the end of 1998 has been added to the network in a section called "Raw Attitude Era."

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Jim Ross wrote the following on his latest blog.

"We are in talks with WWE to tape a version of our RINGSIDE w/ Jim Ross show for airing on the WWE Network at some point in the future. Details are still being discussed but this could happen much sooner than later. If all the details get finalized we would likely tape the show in Orlando at the NXT Arena. Fingers crossed for this project which I hope will lead to more opportunities to contribute to @WWENetwork."

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Hulk Hogan's Rock and Wrestling cartoon show starts airing Monday Night after Raw.

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bpickering wrote: Hulk Hogan's Rock and Wrestling cartoon show starts airing Monday Night after Raw.
Thanks. They should run it on Saturday mornings.

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The first edition of "Culture Shock" with Corey Graves debuts this Wednesday at 4 PM Eastern, the description in the programming guide is as follows: "Corey Graves gets a culture shock immersing himself within the fascinating world of Marvel Comics, from their headquarters in New York City!"

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The next WWE NXT Takeover special will be Wednesday 5/20.

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Boz1515 wrote: bpickering wrote: Hulk Hogan's Rock and Wrestling cartoon show starts airing Monday Night after Raw.
Thanks. They should run it on Saturday mornings.

I know people like to get nostalgic over this kinda content, & I'm guilty of it once in a while too, but what I remember from back when it aired, the cartoon really wasn't all that good. I imagine it will be even shittier now when a bunch of 30 & 40 something adults go back & watch it, thinking it's going to be the second coming of 'Family Guy' or something.

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carpetbeggar wrote: Boz1515 wrote: bpickering wrote: Hulk Hogan's Rock and Wrestling cartoon show starts airing Monday Night after Raw.
Thanks. They should run it on Saturday mornings.

I know people like to get nostalgic over this kinda content, & I'm guilty of it once in a while too, but what I remember from back when it aired, the cartoon really wasn't all that good. I imagine it will be even shittier now when a bunch of 30 & 40 something adults go back & watch it, thinking it's going to be the second coming of 'Family Guy' or something.

I still remember one scene and one scene only from this cartoon.  Nikolai Volkoff is driving Iron Sheik and crashing into things and the joke is that Volkoff learned to drive in Siberia where there's nothing around for miles so it didn't matter that he couldn't drive straight.  So yeah, it's not Shakespeare. 

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I remember thinking it was like a crappy version of "Fat Albert", when I watched it as a kid. I would sit through it for the live-action skits with the wrestlers.

One cartoon scene I remember had the good guys all getting their weights checked for whatever reason. JYD gets up on the scale, has his weight recorded, then the attendant says: "okay Dog, get down". JYD then proceeds to start dancing.

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srossi wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: Boz1515 wrote: bpickering wrote: Hulk Hogan's Rock and Wrestling cartoon show starts airing Monday Night after Raw.
Thanks. They should run it on Saturday mornings.

I know people like to get nostalgic over this kinda content, & I'm guilty of it once in a while too, but what I remember from back when it aired, the cartoon really wasn't all that good. I imagine it will be even shittier now when a bunch of 30 & 40 something adults go back & watch it, thinking it's going to be the second coming of 'Family Guy' or something.

I still remember one scene and one scene only from this cartoon.  Nikolai Volkoff is driving Iron Sheik and crashing into things and the joke is that Volkoff learned to drive in Siberia where there's nothing around for miles so it didn't matter that he couldn't drive straight.  So yeah, it's not Shakespeare.

I think I read somewhere that it had pretty good ratings for a while back in the day.  My 5 year old has been watching it on YouTube and he thinks it's great, so that's good enough for me.

I think I've seen like 20 episodes in the last month lol.

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I was 9 - 10 years old when the show first aired. I loved it. In fact, it's one of the things that drew me into wrestling and made me a lifelong fan.

I don't think the show is really any better or worse than other shows at the time - Transformers, GI Joe, etc...

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Problem was back in the 80's it aired Saturday mornings same time as real wrestling.

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The WWE Network Schedule was updated this morning and reveals the following new programming thus far:

Monday following Raw, there will be a five minute "Network Exclusive."

Tuesday at 4 PM Eastern will see the debut of Renée Young's talkshow "Unfiltered" with her first guest WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.

Tuesday at 8 PM Eastern there will be a 1 hour "Network Exclusive."

Previously announced for The Network this week:

"Jerry Springer Presents WWE: Too Hot for TV available on VOD in which the tenured talkshow host looks at the crazier moments in WWE History. The series begins Monday.

Thursday following Smackdown, Chris Jericho will interview Stephanie McMahon on the latest edition of "Live with Chris Jericho"

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Mick Foley just posted on his Face book his one man show will air Wednesday on the Network.

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The Jerry Spring hosted WWE Too Hot for TV series will debut it's first episode tonight as it will be uploaded to the WWE Network's VOD section following Raw. The theme for the first episode is love within WWE.

This Wednesday, the WWE Network will feature "Have A Nice Night" with Renee Young and Byron Saxton hosting a series of Mick Foley clips before debuting his "Cheap Pop" One Man Show. With this show now going to be on the Network, Foley noted he's working on new material for when he goes back on tour in May for additional one man show dates.

The second edition of Chris Jericho Live! will air Thursday at 10 PM featuring Stephanie McMahon as the guest.

Friday, the Network will feature a look at the Big Show vs. Floyd Mayweather Wrestlemania 24 bout to tie into the Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao boxing PPV this weekend.

There will be a new episode of WWE 24 next Monday on the Network focusing on Roman Reigns' career and his run leading into Wrestlemania 31.

The WWE Network uploaded a ton of Primetime Wrestling episodes from 1986 as well as Raw episodes into December 1996 over the weekend as well in their respective VOD areas.

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WWE issued the following:

THIS WEEK ON THE AWARD-WINNING WWE® NETWORK: FLOYD MAYWEATHER, JERRY SPRINGER, CHRIS JERICHO TM AND MORE!

STAMFORD, Conn., April 27, 2015 – This week on the award-winning WWE Network, subscribers will get access to never-before-seen, ground-breaking programming that includes the debut of WWE Too Hot for TV hosted by legendary talk show host Jerry Springer, an intimate inside look at a day in the life of Roman Reigns® in WWE24: Roman Reigns, and airing on the night before “The Fight of the Century”, Floyd Mayweather vs. Big Show®: The Money vs. The Giant.

Schedule of programming highlights for the Week of April 26 include:

JERRY SPRINGER PRESENTS WWE TOO HOT FOR TV, “LOVE HURTS”

Monday, April 27 (Available only On Demand following Monday Night Raw)

In this week’s series premiere episode, “Love Hurts”, legendary talk show host Jerry Springer will re-introduce the WWE Universe to the most outrageous stunts and cringe-inducing moments in TV history. Whether it be a wedding gone wrong or a sexy surprise when the lights go out, relationships have resulted in several memorable moments, and a few we’d like to forget.

KING OF THE RING LIVE

Tuesday, April 28, 8pm ET/5pm PT

Continuing the action from Monday's Raw, the King of the Ring Tournament Finals will take place live on the award-winning WWE Network.

MICK FOLEY NIGHT: HAVE A NICE DAY NIGHT! plus CHEAP POPS

Wednesday, April 29, 9-11pm ET

Renee Young and Byron Saxton host this entertaining assemblage of Mick Foley’s most memorable and entertaining moments in “Mick Foley – Have a Nice Day! Night!” Relive the timeless ‘This is Your Life’ segment with The Rock; laugh as Mr. McMahon meets the loveable Mr. Socko; experience the 3 Faces of Foley, and much more. Immediately following, join Mick Foley as he shares humorous tales full of wit and wisdom from the WWE Hall of Famer’s storied career. It’s an eclectic trip into the surreal mind and life of the Hardcore Legend like you’ve never seen before!

LIVE! WITH CHRIS JERICHO – WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEPHANIE MCMAHON

Thursday, April 30, 10pm ET/7pm PT

Podcast host Chris Jericho challenges his guests in provocative, candid conversations about their careers, their lives, past controversies and the overall state of WWE. Chris Jericho brings his uncensored podcast Live to the award winning WWE Network with special guest – WWE’s Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon.

FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. BIG SHOW: THE MONEY VS. THE GIANT
Friday, May 1, 9pm ET/8pm CT

Just in time for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, which is expected to be one of the biggest boxing matches in history, go behind-the-scenes of the most anticipated fight on the grandest stage of them all, as undefeated professional boxing sensation Floyd “Money” Mayweather took on the 7-foot “Giant”, Big Show at WrestleMania® 24.

WWE 24 – ROMAN REIGNS

Monday, May 4 (Immediately following Live After Raw Post Show)

The acclaimed 30-minute docu-series takes you on a lightning-fast journey through a day-in-the-life of WWE’s most intriguing Superstars and groundbreaking events. This episode features WWE Superstar Roman Reigns.

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I used to really enjoy the KOTR tournament. It was a great way to give meaning to what could have been a nothing match between two mid-carders.

Why the two-day hot-shot with one day's billing?

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Kriss wrote: I used to really enjoy the KOTR tournament. It was a great way to give meaning to what could have been a nothing match between two mid-carders.

Why the two-day hot-shot with one day's billing?

I totally get why the finals are exclusively on WWE Network, but I don't get why they just announced it yesterday. 
Capitalizing on the Mayweather fight is smart though.  

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WWE announced during their first quarter earnings release that they will be extending the offer of a free first month to the WWE Network for the month of May to new subscribers. If you subscribe, you won't be billed until June.

Obviously, the company is happy with the number of subscribers who are starting out under the free trial before converting to paid subscribers if they are continuing the offer.

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Stone Cold podcast returns June 1 after Raw Austin's guest Paul Haymen

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WWE sent out the following:

“STONE COLD®” LIVE ON WWE® NETWORK

STAMFORD, Conn., May 18, 2015 – “Stone Cold” Steve Austin will host Stone Cold Podcast, Live!, a no-holds-barred, in-your-face monthly interview series beginning Monday, June 1 at 11 p.m. ET on the award-winning WWE Network, with special guest Paul Heyman.

Each month immediately following Monday Night Raw, which airs on USA Network, the WWE Hall of Famer will sit down with the biggest names in WWE including Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, Sting and other celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment for an exclusive interview on WWE Network.

“If you’re ready for the Stone Cold Podcast, give me a ‘Hell Yeah!’,” said “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.

Click here to see a clip from Austin’s interview with WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon from December, 2014, and click here to see a clip from his interview with WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul “Triple H®” Levesque from February, 2015.

The hour-long series joins the slate of brand new original programming recently announced by WWE Network including, Too Hot For TV Presented by Jerry Springer, Swerved and WWE The List.

WWE Network, which launched on February 24, 2014, is the fastest-growing digital subscription service with more than 1.3 million subscribers as of March 30, 2015. It is available in more than 175 countries, and was named Best Over-The-Top Content Service for 2015 at the Cynopsis Sports Media Awards.

Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to sign up for WWE Network online by going to WWE.com and can watch WWE Network on their TVs through connected devices such as Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku streaming devices as well as Smart TVs including Sony and Samsung. WWE Network’s one-of-a-kind programming includes all 12 WWE pay-per-view events LIVE at no additional charge plus groundbreaking original series, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, exclusive coverage of special events and more than 3,000 hours of video-on-demand programming.

For a complete listing of WWE Network availability by country and device, please click here.

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this monday

Following Monday Night Raw, there will be a five-minute "Network Exclusive" after going off the air on the USA Network.

Then there will be a half hour preview of the upcoming,"Yes! Yes! Yes! The Daniel Bryan Story" which is being released June 2 in the US. This is actually the first time a DVD preview has aired on the Network a week before it releases in stores. Here is a full content listing and the trailer for the upcoming set.

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During this week's episode of NXT, they showed a 'press conference' with William Regal. During that press conference, he announced that during the WWE Show from Japan on July 4th from Japan, Finn Balor will face Kevin Owens for the NXT Title.

Regal said the match will be live on the WWE Network.

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The July 4th live supershow broadcast from Tokyo’s Sumo Hall on WWE Network featuring John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho and more!

WWE takes over Tokyo on Saturday, July 4, live at 6:30 a.m. ET/3:30 a.m. PT, only on WWE Network!


Really great and smart to have the card from Japan on the Network.

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The entire 7/4 WWE event from Tokyo, Japan will be broadcast on the WWE Network at 6:30 AM Eastern/3:30 AM Pacific.

As Richard Trionfo reported last night, the show will feature WWE NXT champion Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor.

The remainder of the card will feature:

*John Cena & Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane & King Barrett.

*Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Tag Team champion Kofi Kingston.

*Neville vs. Chris Jericho!!!!

*WWE Tag Team champions New Day vs. Tyson Kidd & Cesaro.

*WWE Divas champion Nikki Bella vs. Paige vs. Naomi.

*Lucha Dragons vs. Los Matadors.



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I wonder if these guys are getting PPV bonuses for appearing on these new WWE Network "special events".  Probably not, which I imagine is going to cause problems down the road as more and more are added. 

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All episodes of Hulk Hogan’s Rock N Wrestling cartoon are now up On Demand on the WWE Network.

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WWE® NETWORK TO AIR TOUGH TALK IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING WWE TOUGH ENOUGH® ON USA NETWORK

STAMFORD, Conn., June 18, 2015 – WWE Network will exclusively air Tough Talk, a live recap show hosted by WWE Superstar The Miz®, starting Tuesday, June 23 at 9/8C, immediately following the new hard hitting reality series, WWE Tough Enough on USA Network. During the half-hour program, The Miz will have exclusive interviews with eliminated competitors, judges, coaches and special guests. Using social media to ask fans for questions and comments, The Miz will get the answers they want most.

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bpickering wrote: WWE® NETWORK TO AIR TOUGH TALK IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING WWE TOUGH ENOUGH® ON USA NETWORK

STAMFORD, Conn., June 18, 2015 – WWE Network will exclusively air Tough Talk, a live recap show hosted by WWE Superstar The Miz®, starting Tuesday, June 23 at 9/8C, immediately following the new hard hitting reality series, WWE Tough Enough on USA Network. During the half-hour program, The Miz will have exclusive interviews with eliminated competitors, judges, coaches and special guests. Using social media to ask fans for questions and comments, The Miz will get the answers they want most.

It's bizarre how The Miz went from World champion and WrestleMania main eventer to basically a talk show host in the span of a few years.  They do absolutely nothing with him, but seem afraid to release him because he's so comfortable generating PR and they don't want him doing it for someone else.

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srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: WWE® NETWORK TO AIR TOUGH TALK IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING WWE TOUGH ENOUGH® ON USA NETWORK

STAMFORD, Conn., June 18, 2015 – WWE Network will exclusively air Tough Talk, a live recap show hosted by WWE Superstar The Miz®, starting Tuesday, June 23 at 9/8C, immediately following the new hard hitting reality series, WWE Tough Enough on USA Network. During the half-hour program, The Miz will have exclusive interviews with eliminated competitors, judges, coaches and special guests. Using social media to ask fans for questions and comments, The Miz will get the answers they want most.

It's bizarre how The Miz went from World champion and WrestleMania main eventer to basically a talk show host in the span of a few years.  They do absolutely nothing with him, but seem afraid to release him because he's so comfortable generating PR and they don't want him doing it for someone else.


You answer your own question here. He's not good enough in the ring to be a main eventer, and never will be. He's never going to get the fans behind him, but he's a perfectly acceptable mid-card heel. The reason they keep him around is the reason you mentioned that I've highlighted. They also seem to like him for their movies, he's done three now I think. I don't think they're 'afraid' to release him, they just don't want to.

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t appears the official subtitle for the WWE Live in Tokyo, Japan broadcast on the WWE Network on 7/4 is "Beast in the East." We'll have complete live coverage of the broadcast, which features:

*WWE United States champion John Cena & Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane & King Barrett.

*WWE NXT champion Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor
*Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston.
*Neville vs. Chris Jericho.
*New Day vs. TBA.
*WWE Divas champion Nikki Bella vs. Paige vs. Naomi.
*Lucha Dragons vs. Los Matadors.
*Cesaro is also appearing.

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Odd match-up between Kingston and Lesnar.

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DaNkinator wrote: Odd match-up between Kingston and Lesnar.
Yeah 30 second match..

Other than *Neville vs. Chris Jericho & WWE NXT champion Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor

The card is really poor for a big card in Tokyo. 

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bpickering wrote: DaNkinator wrote: Odd match-up between Kingston and Lesnar.
Yeah 30 second match..

Other than *Neville vs. Chris Jericho & WWE NXT champion Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor

The card is really poor for a big card in Tokyo. 

It's not a big card.  It's a regular house show.  WWE never really does anything big in Japan and have been there enough for the novelty to have worn off.  They have Lesnar on the card and there most likely will be an NXT title change, so that's a million times more than they usually do for house shows. 

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srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: WWE® NETWORK TO AIR TOUGH TALK IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING WWE TOUGH ENOUGH® ON USA NETWORK

STAMFORD, Conn., June 18, 2015 – WWE Network will exclusively air Tough Talk, a live recap show hosted by WWE Superstar The Miz®, starting Tuesday, June 23 at 9/8C, immediately following the new hard hitting reality series, WWE Tough Enough on USA Network. During the half-hour program, The Miz will have exclusive interviews with eliminated competitors, judges, coaches and special guests. Using social media to ask fans for questions and comments, The Miz will get the answers they want most.

It's bizarre how The Miz went from World champion and WrestleMania main eventer to basically a talk show host in the span of a few years.  They do absolutely nothing with him, but seem afraid to release him because he's so comfortable generating PR and they don't want him doing it for someone else.

Miz is absolutely killing it as host. It's not like he doesn't show personality on TV, but when the shackles are off and he can just have fun, he's so much better. 

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srossi wrote: srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: WWE® NETWORK TO AIR TOUGH TALK IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING WWE TOUGH ENOUGH® ON USA NETWORK

STAMFORD, Conn., June 18, 2015 – WWE Network will exclusively air Tough Talk, a live recap show hosted by WWE Superstar The Miz®, starting Tuesday, June 23 at 9/8C, immediately following the new hard hitting reality series, WWE Tough Enough on USA Network. During the half-hour program, The Miz will have exclusive interviews with eliminated competitors, judges, coaches and special guests. Using social media to ask fans for questions and comments, The Miz will get the answers they want most.

It's bizarre how The Miz went from World champion and WrestleMania main eventer to basically a talk show host in the span of a few years.  They do absolutely nothing with him, but seem afraid to release him because he's so comfortable generating PR and they don't want him doing it for someone else.

Miz is absolutely killing it as host. It's not like he doesn't show personality on TV, but when the shackles are off and he can just have fun, he's so much better. 
Its all the years of being on MTV reality shows that gives him an advantage on the mic over the majority of the roster IMO... I am actually a pretty big fan of his from way back then

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Saturday July 4th at 5:30 AM Eastern(Not at 6:30 AM as originally advertised) will be the WWE network "Beast in the East" special live in Tokyo which will feature:

John Cena and Dolph Ziggler vs Kane and King Barrett
Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston
Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor for the NXT Championship
Neville vs. Chris Jericho
Paige vs. Nikki Bella vs. Naomi for the Divas Championship
Lucha Dragons vs. Big E and Xavier Woods
Cesaro vs. Diego

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During tonight's Smackdown, it was announced that there will be a live special on the WWE Network after Raw for Dusty Rhodes titled 'The Legendary Stories of Dusty Rhodes'

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Triple H announced today on Twitter that NXT will make its New York City debut on Saturday August 22, 2015 at the Barclays Center, the same venue that has hosted Raw and will host Summerslam on 8/23. It is by far the biggest venue NXT has ever run.

The event is being dubbed "WWE NXT Takeover: Brooklyn" and will be broadcast on the WWE Network as the seventh NXT live special. It will be the first Takeover special to take place outside of Full Sail University.

Tickets will go on sale Saturday 7/18. With the announcement of this show, WWE will be running three nights in a row at the Barclays Center with SummerSlam on the 23rd and Raw on the 24th.

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bpickering wrote: During tonight's Smackdown, it was announced that there will be a live special on the WWE Network after Raw for Dusty Rhodes titled 'The Legendary Stories of Dusty Rhodes'
That was phenomenal. This is the old school content most here have probably been waiting for. Flair, Arn, Dillon, and Hayes were on the panel, hosted by Lawler. All the stories have been told to death but cool to hear from these guys, including the origin of the infamous "Make it good" comment. 

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srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: During tonight's Smackdown, it was announced that there will be a live special on the WWE Network after Raw for Dusty Rhodes titled 'The Legendary Stories of Dusty Rhodes'
That was phenomenal. This is the old school content most here have probably been waiting for. Flair, Arn, Dillon, and Hayes were on the panel, hosted by Lawler. All the stories have been told to death but cool to hear from these guys, including the origin of the infamous "Make it good" comment.

Just got done watching it. It was awesome.   They really need to start to the legends roundtables again. Just cool to see a group of wrestlers that I grew up with just bullshit with each other for a hour.

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New WWE NXT champion Finn Balor will defend his championship against Kevin Owens at the WWE NXT Takeover: Brooklyn event at the Barclays Center in NYC, William Regal announced at the WWE panel at the San Diego Comic-Con today.




Does this mean Owens will lose his match to Cena? Or does he go in the Match as US Champion.

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William Regal announces International Superstar Jushin "Thunder" Liger will appear at ‪#‎NXTTakeOver‬: Brooklyn.

WWE working with NJPW?

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It appears to be Kliq week coming up on WWE Network. Here are the notable additions for The WWE Network schedule in the next seven days:

*Monday following Raw, there will be a 30 minute "First Look" on the "The Kliq Rules" DVD and Blu-ray coming out this Tuesday in the US.

*Tuesday at 4:30 PM Eastern there will be a brand-new episode of "The WWE List" looking at the top "Supporting Men" in sports entertainment. Then at 9 PM Eastern is a brand-new episode of "Tough Talk" with the Miz. At 10 PM Eastern there will be a 30 minute "The Kliq: Behind the Curtain" special which has the following description: "Triple H, HBK, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman reunite in this revealing look at the most dominant group in WWE history, The KLIQ!"

*Wednesday at 8 PM there will be a brand-new episode of NXT featuring the following:

Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder versus Enzo and Big Cass
Baron Corbin in action
Chad Gable and Jason Jordan versus Elias Sampson and Manny Garcia
Charlotte versus Dana Brooke
Kevin Owens in action
The Vaudevillians versus Blake and Murphy for the NXT Tag Team Titles

Following that will be a 90 minute special entitled "The Kliq Moments and Matches". The program guide has a description that reads as follows:

"Relive the sweetest moments and matches in KLIQ history, and hear never before told tales from the men themselves in this retrospective."

*Thursday following Smackdown at 10 PM Eastern, WWE Network will air the half hour "Kevin Nash: Too Sweet" special which has the following description:

"Celebrate the career of Big Daddy Cool as WWE cameras follow Kevin Nash during his 2015 Hall of Fame induction."

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WWE sent a survey to ex-subscribers to the WWE Network. One of the questions asked the ex-subscrivers would be interested in an option to buy a PPV on the WWE Network for $4.99 instead of paying for the entire monthly subscription.

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WWE announced on Raw that Paige will appear on Steve Austin’s podcast on The WWE Network after Raw on next Monday, 8/3.

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bpickering wrote: WWE announced on Raw that Paige will appear on Steve Austin’s podcast on The WWE Network after Raw on next Monday, 8/3.
It'll be interesting to see how they address Hogan's departure, because it has to be mentioned, especially with Austin interviewing instead of Jericho.

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srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: WWE announced on Raw that Paige will appear on Steve Austin’s podcast on The WWE Network after Raw on next Monday, 8/3.
It'll be interesting to see how they address Hogan's departure, because it has to be mentioned, especially with Austin interviewing instead of Jericho.

Why would it be mentioned? He has Paige on the show, not Vince,Steph or HHH. 

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bpickering wrote: srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: WWE announced on Raw that Paige will appear on Steve Austin’s podcast on The WWE Network after Raw on next Monday, 8/3.
It'll be interesting to see how they address Hogan's departure, because it has to be mentioned, especially with Austin interviewing instead of Jericho.

Why would it be mentioned? He has Paige on the show, not Vince,Steph or HHH. 

Because a huge topic of conversation would have to be Tough Enough, of which Paige and Hogan are both judges.  I mean, the whole point of this is to promote that particular show.

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srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: WWE announced on Raw that Paige will appear on Steve Austin’s podcast on The WWE Network after Raw on next Monday, 8/3.
It'll be interesting to see how they address Hogan's departure, because it has to be mentioned, especially with Austin interviewing instead of Jericho.

Why would it be mentioned? He has Paige on the show, not Vince,Steph or HHH. 

Because a huge topic of conversation would have to be Tough Enough, of which Paige and Hogan are both judges.  I mean, the whole point of this is to promote that particular show.

I forgot about her being on tough enough because I don't watch it. Still don't see why it would be mentioned. Talk about the trainees and what she looks for when she judges. Besides I don't think Vince would let them talk about Hogan.  I think they would just no sell that he was ever part of the show. Which is what they should do.

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bpickering wrote: srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: WWE announced on Raw that Paige will appear on Steve Austin’s podcast on The WWE Network after Raw on next Monday, 8/3.
It'll be interesting to see how they address Hogan's departure, because it has to be mentioned, especially with Austin interviewing instead of Jericho.

Why would it be mentioned? He has Paige on the show, not Vince,Steph or HHH. 

Because a huge topic of conversation would have to be Tough Enough, of which Paige and Hogan are both judges.  I mean, the whole point of this is to promote that particular show.

I forgot about her being on tough enough because I don't watch it. Still don't see why it would be mentioned. Talk about the trainees and what she looks for when she judges. Besides I don't think Vince would let them talk about Hogan.  I think they would just no sell that he was ever part of the show. Which is what they should do.

Stone Cold doesn't "work" for WWE.  He can say what he wants, when he wants.  Hell, he's mentioned TNA on the podcast with Vince, he sure as hell could mention Hogan if he wanted to.  In fact, it may just be the perfect place to address it.

With all of that said, I agree with the "no sell" on it because Stone Cold probably enjoys the extra paycheck that WWE gives him to present his podcast on their network.

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Superstar wrote: bpickering wrote: srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: WWE announced on Raw that Paige will appear on Steve Austin’s podcast on The WWE Network after Raw on next Monday, 8/3.
It'll be interesting to see how they address Hogan's departure, because it has to be mentioned, especially with Austin interviewing instead of Jericho.

Why would it be mentioned? He has Paige on the show, not Vince,Steph or HHH. 

Because a huge topic of conversation would have to be Tough Enough, of which Paige and Hogan are both judges.  I mean, the whole point of this is to promote that particular show.

I forgot about her being on tough enough because I don't watch it. Still don't see why it would be mentioned. Talk about the trainees and what she looks for when she judges. Besides I don't think Vince would let them talk about Hogan.  I think they would just no sell that he was ever part of the show. Which is what they should do.

Stone Cold doesn't "work" for WWE.  He can say what he wants, when he wants.  Hell, he's mentioned TNA on the podcast with Vince, he sure as hell could mention Hogan if he wanted to.  In fact, it may just be the perfect place to address it.

With all of that said, I agree with the "no sell" on it because Stone Cold probably enjoys the extra paycheck that WWE gives him to present his podcast on their network.

If he was doing his reg podcast He can say what he wants, when he wants.  How ever its on the WWE Network.  If Vince tells him not to talk about then you dont talk about it.

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bpickering wrote: Superstar wrote: bpickering wrote: srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: WWE announced on Raw that Paige will appear on Steve Austin’s podcast on The WWE Network after Raw on next Monday, 8/3.
It'll be interesting to see how they address Hogan's departure, because it has to be mentioned, especially with Austin interviewing instead of Jericho.

Why would it be mentioned? He has Paige on the show, not Vince,Steph or HHH. 

Because a huge topic of conversation would have to be Tough Enough, of which Paige and Hogan are both judges.  I mean, the whole point of this is to promote that particular show.

I forgot about her being on tough enough because I don't watch it. Still don't see why it would be mentioned. Talk about the trainees and what she looks for when she judges. Besides I don't think Vince would let them talk about Hogan.  I think they would just no sell that he was ever part of the show. Which is what they should do.

Stone Cold doesn't "work" for WWE.  He can say what he wants, when he wants.  Hell, he's mentioned TNA on the podcast with Vince, he sure as hell could mention Hogan if he wanted to.  In fact, it may just be the perfect place to address it.

With all of that said, I agree with the "no sell" on it because Stone Cold probably enjoys the extra paycheck that WWE gives him to present his podcast on their network.

If he was doing his reg podcast He can say what he wants, when he wants.  How ever its on the WWE Network.  If Vince tells him not to talk about then you dont talk about it.

I'll put money on it that Austin brings it up.  His podcasts on WWE Network are must-watch because he really doesn't get anything cleared.  I really think the only thing he wouldn't touch is Benoit, and really there is no point in going there.  But Hogan is very topical and directly related to the show that Paige will be promoting.  He'll ask about it.

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WWE announced the following Roddy Piper tribute marathon for today on WWE Network including the debut of a new WWE Network Series "Table for 3":

Starting this morning, the award-winning WWE Network presents a special "Rowdy" Roddy Piper–themed Throwback Thursday, featuring legendary events where “Hot Rod” blazed a trail in WWE. From his Intercontinental Title victory in 1992 to exciting interviews inside “Piper’s Pit,” revisit these moments and more as WWE Network celebrates Piper’s WWE Hall of Fame career.

Tonight at 10/9 C, catch a special presentation of Table for 3, featuring Piper, Gene Okerlund and Paul Orndorff at the dinner table discussing their favorite pranks and stories from their careers.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET - TODAY
WWE Royal Rumble 1992
It’s every man for himself as 30 top Superstars compete in the annual Royal Rumble Match for the vacant WWE Championship. And, Piper battles The Mountie for the Intercontinental Title.

Tuesday Night Titans - July 17, 1984
Vince McMahon hosts Tuesday Night Titans with Lord Alfred Hayes. Studio guests include Piper, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Tony Garea and Wendi Richter.

Saturday Night’s Main Event - Nov. 2, 1985
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper hosts a very special Halloween celebration.

Raw Flashback - Feb. 26, 1996
Witness the storied rivalry between WWE Champion Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels reach another historic chapter as WWE President “Rowdy” Roddy Piper announces the stipulation for their epic encounter at WrestleMania XII.

Table for 3 - TONIGHT at 10/9 C
Piper, “Mean” Gene Okerlund and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff sit down to dinner and discuss the importance of the groundbreaking first WrestleMania event, as well as their favorite road stories, pranks and memories from their WWE Hall of Fame careers.

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bpickering wrote: WWE announced the following Roddy Piper tribute marathon for today on WWE Network including the debut of a new WWE Network Series "Table for 3":

Starting this morning, the award-winning WWE Network presents a special "Rowdy" Roddy Piper–themed Throwback Thursday, featuring legendary events where “Hot Rod” blazed a trail in WWE. From his Intercontinental Title victory in 1992 to exciting interviews inside “Piper’s Pit,” revisit these moments and more as WWE Network celebrates Piper’s WWE Hall of Fame career.

Tonight at 10/9 C, catch a special presentation of Table for 3, featuring Piper, Gene Okerlund and Paul Orndorff at the dinner table discussing their favorite pranks and stories from their careers.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET - TODAY
WWE Royal Rumble 1992
It’s every man for himself as 30 top Superstars compete in the annual Royal Rumble Match for the vacant WWE Championship. And, Piper battles The Mountie for the Intercontinental Title.

Tuesday Night Titans - July 17, 1984
Vince McMahon hosts Tuesday Night Titans with Lord Alfred Hayes. Studio guests include Piper, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Tony Garea and Wendi Richter.

Saturday Night’s Main Event - Nov. 2, 1985
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper hosts a very special Halloween celebration.

Raw Flashback - Feb. 26, 1996
Witness the storied rivalry between WWE Champion Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels reach another historic chapter as WWE President “Rowdy” Roddy Piper announces the stipulation for their epic encounter at WrestleMania XII.

Table for 3 - TONIGHT at 10/9 C
Piper, “Mean” Gene Okerlund and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff sit down to dinner and discuss the importance of the groundbreaking first WrestleMania event, as well as their favorite road stories, pranks and memories from their WWE Hall of Fame careers.

"Table for 3" sounds cool.

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I am shocked no specials on Piper..

Here are the new additions coming to WWE Network over the next few days:

*Monday following Raw, there will be an "Undertaker versus Brock Lesnar: One-On-One" special asking WWE superstars about the outcome.

At 11:30 PM Eastern, there will be a half hour first look at "The Best of WCW Monday Nitro Volume 3". The DVD and Blu-ray will be released this Tuesday in the US.

*Tuesday at 4:30 PM Eastern, there will be a brand-new episode of "The WWE List" discussing the most memorable planes, trains and automobiles moments in WWE history.

At 9 PM Eastern, there will be a brand-new edition of Tough Talk with Byron Saxton following Tough Enough on USA Network.

*Wednesday at 4 PM Eastern, there will be a brand-new "Culture Shock with Corey Graves" at the 2015 AP Music Awards.

At 8 PM Eastern, there will be a new NXT that featuring:

-Solomon Crowe versus Tye Dillinger.
-Baron Corbin in action.
-Finn Balor versus Marcus Louis.
-Bayley versus Becky Lynch for the number one contendership to the NXT Women's Championship.
-Also appearing will be Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens and Sasha Banks.

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Triple H tweeted the following: “It's official #NXTTakeOver: Brooklyn is S O L D O U T!! Record crowd of 13,000+ @barclayscenter #ThankYou #WeAreNXT”

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Boz1515 wrote: "Table for 3" sounds cool.

Some great stories, and I'm pretty shocked that WWE aired them.  It's the typical sex, drugs, and mean ribs stories that you hear in RF Video shoot interviews, and the whole thing is entirely non-PG. 

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srossi wrote: Boz1515 wrote: "Table for 3" sounds cool.
 Some great stories, and I'm pretty shocked that WWE aired them.  It's the typical sex, drugs, and mean ribs stories that you hear in RF Video shoot interviews, and the whole thing is entirely non-PG. 

I didn't see it on the program guide for this date and time? (Roger Canadian version)  I guess I will have to wait for a re-airing.

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Edge and Christian are going to be on Steve Austin’s WWE Network podcast.

The WWE Card from Madison Square Garden on Oct 3 will be shown live on the Network. The Card will have Brock Lesnar on the card.

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bpickering wrote: The WWE Card from Madison Square Garden on Oct 3 will be shown live on the Network. The Card will have Brock Lesnar on the card.
I thought I misheard that last night.  That has to be the first house show on TV in 20 years?

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nyhack56 wrote: bpickering wrote: The WWE Card from Madison Square Garden on Oct 3 will be shown live on the Network. The Card will have Brock Lesnar on the card.
I thought I misheard that last night.  That has to be the first house show on TV in 20 years?

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Triple H announced via Twitter that the 12/16 NXT event in London will be a NXT: Takeover event live on the WWE Network.

So, there will be Takeover broadcasts on 10/7 and 12/16.

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WWE has updated their programming schedule for WWE Network in the next week. Here are the latest new additions to the content library:

Monday following Raw, there is the previously announced Stone Cold Steve Austin Podcast with Edge and Christian

On Tuesday at 12: 06 AM, there will be a half hour preview of the "Monday Night War Volume 2: Know Your Role" DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday. WWE Network will be showcasing a new interview interview with former WCW Executive Producer and Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff.

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At the ongoing WWE NXT TV Taping in Orlando, William Regal announced that NXT Women's champion Bayley will defend against Sasha Banks in a 30 Minute Iron Woman match.

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WWE Network premiere this coming week:

-Following Monday Night Raw's "season premiere" on the USA Network, the second episode of "Table for 3" will air and features the New Day.

-Wednesday at 4 PM Eastern there will be a brand-new edition of Unfiltered with Renée Young featuring an interview with Randy Orton.

-Wednesday at 8 PM Eastern there will be a brand-new episode of NXT. Announced for that episode:

*The Dusty Rhodes Classic will continue.
*New NXT Women's Champion Bayley will make her first appearance after winning the title at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn.

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It looks like JBL is getting a new interview series on the WWE Network.

The first one-hour episode of "Legends with JBL" airs this coming Monday night after RAW goes off the air at 11:06pm EST. His first guest will be Eric Bischoff. The synopsis reads like this:

"JBL shoots straight with the controversial Eric Bischoff in this first of a hard-hitting two-part interview with the former WCW President!"

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bpickering wrote: It looks like JBL is getting a new interview series on the WWE Network.

The first one-hour episode of "Legends with JBL" airs this coming Monday night after RAW goes off the air at 11:06pm EST. His first guest will be Eric Bischoff. The synopsis reads like this:

"JBL shoots straight with the controversial Eric Bischoff in this first of a hard-hitting two-part interview with the former WCW President!"

The rumor was that Bischoff was be the next guest on Austin's podcast, which would've been a lot more interesting IMO.  I'm sure he won't be doing both, so I guess that's off now.

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Celebrate the legacy of WCW Nitro and revisit some of the most unforgettable moments that helped shape the landscape of sports-entertainment during Nitro Week, only on WWE Network. Tonight after Raw, catch the WWE Network series premiere of Legends with JBL.

Legends with JBL: Eric Bischoff Part 1 - Tonight after Raw
Legends with JBL is a revealing talk show where the former WWE Champion presses the biggest and most influential names in WWE on the most controversial topics in sports-entertainment history. Join John Bradshaw Layfield in the premiere episode as he gets the honest truth from former WCW President Eric Bischoff.

Monday Nitro: Top 10 - Tuesday at 10/9 C
Diamond Dallas Page hosts this very special countdown of the Top 10 Nitro moments of all-time. From its humble beginnings at the Mall of American, to an epic championship match at the Georgia Dome, and everything in between, this countdown features memorable matches and shocking moments with the biggest Superstars of the era, including Sting, Goldberg, Randy Savage, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Chris Jericho and many more.

Eric Bischoff's Top 10 Moments - Wednesday at 10/9 C
He's back! Whether it's crashing a wedding, joining the New World Order, or challenging Mr. McMahon to a fight, Eric Bischoff has no shortage of controversial moments. Count down the ten most infamous highlights of his career as told by the man himself. Eric Bischoff gives the backstage scoop on the matches and moments that defined his polarizing legacy in sports entertainment.

Legends with JBL: Eric Bischoff Part 2 - Thursday after SmackDown
Part 2 of JBL's hard-hitting interview with Eric Bischoff continues as the former WCW President discusses the fall of WCW, his shocking debut in WWE and his future.

100 new hours of WCW Nitro episodes – Available on demand now
The next chapter of WCW's Monday Nitro has arrived exclusively on WWE Network on demand. Relive all the action and excitement from WCW's banner year during the escalating Monday Night War including NWO's continuing hostile takeover, Sting's quest to avenge WCW, the rise of Goldberg's undefeated streak and much more.

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new table for 3 tonight 9pm

Table for 3 - Alundra Blayze, Ivory and Molly Holly

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Following Raw this Monday, the WWE Network will air the NXT Panel that was filmed in Brooklyn, NY the day before Summerslam.

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Here are the notable WWE Network additions for this week:

Previously announced Monday following Raw, they will air the NXT All-Star Panel from SummerSlam weekend featuring Triple H, Corey Graves, Kevin Owens, Sasha Banks, Finn Balor, and Seth Rollins hosted by Byron Saxton

Wednesday at 4 PM Eastern, there will be a new "Table for Three" with Daniel Bryan, Ryback and Dolph Ziggler talking the Intercontinental title and some never heard before road stories

Wednesday at 4:30 PM Eastern will be a brand-new episode of "Unfiltered with Renée Young" featuring Kevin Owens discussing his debut with John Cena, his anti-Canadian views on beer and more.

Wednesday at 8 PM Eastern will be a brand-new edition of NXT featuring Finn Balor and Samoa Joe versus Enzo and Big Cass as well as highlights of Mojo Rawley and Zack Ryder versus Chad Gable and Jason Jordan in the Dusty Rhodes Classic second round.

Saturday at 7:30 PM it will be the Brock Lesnar at Madison Square Garden special. On the WWE Network schedule, they have two and half hours allotted for the card.

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In looking at the WWE Network schedule over the next seven days, here look to be the new additions of content.
Monday following Raw, it will be WWE 24 looking behind-the-scenes at the August 22 NXT Takeover Brooklyn.

Tuesday at 3 PM Eastern will be the premiere of the NXT Takeover: Respect preview show hosted by Corey Graves

Wednesday at 4 PM Eastern it will be a brand-new "Table for Three" with Cesaro, Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens talking about their Indy days, life on the road and aspirations for WWE.

Wednesday at 7:30 PM it will be the Takeover Preshow. This will be followed by NXT Takeover: Respect at 8 PM. In a first for the special it has been allotted two and half hours.

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In looking at the WWE Network Schedule over the next seven days here are the notable new additions:

Monday following Raw, It will be a 30 Minute "First Look" at the new "Sting: Into the Light" documentary will be out this Tuesday on DVD and Blu-ray. The featured presentation of the home video release will follow Sting in his journey to this year's Wrestlemania while looking back at his career.

Tuesday at 5 PM Eastern it will be a new edition of "Rivalries" discussing the legendary Ricky Steamboat-Ric Flair feud.

Wednesday at 4 PM Eastern will be a brand-new "Table for 3" Featuring WCW Legends Vader, DDP and the Icon Sting discussing the Monday Night War, ring stories and more.

Wednesday at 8 PM Eastern, will be a brand-new edition of NXT which will feature the following:

The debut of Nia Jax
A number one contenders Battle Royal for the NXT Championship

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Brock Lesnar is being advertised locally for the 12/19 return to Los Angeles, CA. Given that Lesnar's appearances usually take place on televised events, chances are this event will be added as a "WWE Live in..." special on the WWE Network.

The show, taking place at the Forum in Inglewood, is the first WWE event in the venue in decades.

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Glad I watched those early 1986 Prime Time shows when I did!

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What happened? Did they get rid of the Prime Times?

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I just looked. Prime Time is still there.  It's like the only thing I'm watching lol.

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Monday following Raw, there will be a brand-new episode of "Breaking Ground"with the following description: "A group of hopeful athletes try out for an opportunity to train to become WWE Superstars and Divas. The grind begins for a rookie arrival."

Tuesday at 4:30 PM Eastern, there will be a brand-new episode of "The WWE List" with a look at "Infamous Transformations"

Wednesday at 4 PM Eastern it will be a brand-new "Table for 3" with Charlotte, Natalya and Tamina talking about growing up with WWE and being part of wrestling royalty.

Wednesday at 4:30 PM Eastern it will be a brand-new "Unfiltered with Renée Young" with guest Lita. They discuss the WWE Hall of Famer's role within WWE, butterflies and more.

Wednesday at 8 PM Eastern, there will be a brand-new episode of NXT which will have the following featured contests:

*Alexa Bliss, Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy versus WWE NXT Women's Champion Bayley and two mystery partners
*Apollo Crews versus Finn Balor for the NXT Title

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Boz1515 wrote: I just looked. Prime Time is still there.  It's like the only thing I'm watching lol.

They added the early years Prime Times with Jesse Ventura as co-host?

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Superstar wrote: Boz1515 wrote: I just looked. Prime Time is still there.  It's like the only thing I'm watching lol.

They added the early years Prime Times with Jesse Ventura as co-host?

No

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As we noted yesterday on PWInsider.com, the WWE Network will present Undertaker Week, culminating with the 2015 Survivor Series and the 25th anniversary of Undertaker's WWF debut. Additional programming will feature:

Monday 11/16 following Raw - Legends with JBL with the former WWE champion hosting a discussion of Undertaker and competing in the ring with him featuring Triple H, Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels.

Tuesday 11/17 at 10 PM: The Undertaker: 25 Phenomenal Years - "Journey back through 25 years of the most memorable and unforgettable moments in the career of WWE’s one and only Phenom, The Undertaker."

Wednesday 11/18 at 9 PM: - The Undertaker’s Gravest Matches. "Relive 25 years of The Undertaker's most dangerous matches. Descend into the darkness as The Dead Man battles among caskets, flames and cells."

Thursday 11/9 - 10 PM: Legends with JBL Part Two.

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WWE announced this evening that the WWE NXT Takeover: London special will air Live at 3 PM Eastern on 12/16.

The pre-show will start at 2:30 PM Eastern.

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Forbes.com is reporting that WWE released a press release yesterday touting that according to market research firm Parks and Associates, the WWE Network is now in the top five streaming subscription websites, behind Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and MLB.TV.

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Would it really hurt WWE if 1/10 of their uploads was vintage (1983 and earlier) stuff? I mean, I'm not trying to be greedy, but I'm just not interested in 99% of the stuff on there.

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Shut up and bingewatch all Total Divas episodes

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Qaenos wrote: Would it really hurt WWE if 1/10 of their uploads was vintage (1983 and earlier) stuff? I mean, I'm not trying to be greedy, but I'm just not interested in 99% of the stuff on there.

I can only guess that the WCCW they had on there from day one hasn't been getting many people watching it, so they think there is no interest in the old stuff.

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Kriss wrote: Qaenos wrote: Would it really hurt WWE if 1/10 of their uploads was vintage (1983 and earlier) stuff? I mean, I'm not trying to be greedy, but I'm just not interested in 99% of the stuff on there.

I can only guess that the WCCW they had on there from day one hasn't been getting many people watching it, so they think there is no interest in the old stuff.

They had an entire On Demand channel with a ton of older stuff for like 9 years.  Didn't they have a decent subscription base for that?

I would love one of the weekly syndicated shows from about 1984-1992 loaded.

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The WWE Network has quietly added a new section to the Vault area titled "NWA World Championship Wrestling."

Currently, there are four TV episodes from the famed Saturday night TBS series with more possibly being added:

11/16/85, main evented by Ric Flair & The Andersons vs. Terry Taylor & Pez Whatley & Ronnie Garvin.

1/4/86 listed as "The Four Horsemen vow to get revenge on Dusty Rhodes."

4/12/86, headlined by NWA World champion Ric Flair vs. Ricky Morton.

9/27/86, featuring Tully Blanchard vs. Gary Royal.

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bpickering wrote: The WWE Network has quietly added a new section to the Vault area titled "NWA World Championship Wrestling."

Currently, there are four TV episodes from the famed Saturday night TBS series with more possibly being added:

11/16/85, main evented by Ric Flair & The Andersons vs. Terry Taylor & Pez Whatley & Ronnie Garvin.

1/4/86 listed as "The Four Horsemen vow to get revenge on Dusty Rhodes."

4/12/86, headlined by NWA World champion Ric Flair vs. Ricky Morton.

9/27/86, featuring Tully Blanchard vs. Gary Royal.

Just looked at gthe NWA WCW section now there are 22 episodes up

Starting with Nov 2 1985 ending with May 16 1987

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Watching the first episode... the video quality is fantastic, much higher quality than would have been seen on mid 1980s TVs. Tully Blanchard's cut up forehead and Tony Schiavone's mustache have never looked better.

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See, that's part of the problem..."Quietly added". Why be quiet about it? Additions like that should be trumpeted since a lot of the people that have been waiting for more stuff like that to be uploaded don't have subscriptions since they wanted more old school material put up.

Those are all likely shows that aired on the Classics on Demand format, which is the perplexing part. All that stuff they have converted and sitting there, how much does it cost them to actually put it up?

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bpickering wrote: bpickering wrote: The WWE Network has quietly added a new section to the Vault area titled "NWA World Championship Wrestling."

Currently, there are four TV episodes from the famed Saturday night TBS series with more possibly being added:

11/16/85, main evented by Ric Flair & The Andersons vs. Terry Taylor & Pez Whatley & Ronnie Garvin.

1/4/86 listed as "The Four Horsemen vow to get revenge on Dusty Rhodes."

4/12/86, headlined by NWA World champion Ric Flair vs. Ricky Morton.

9/27/86, featuring Tully Blanchard vs. Gary Royal.

Just looked at gthe NWA WCW section now there are 22 episodes up

Starting with Nov 2 1985 ending with May 16 1987


32 episodes are now up