Vince McMahon, WWE Network, and the Necessary Steps to Launch: WWE Overhaul

James DoubleUAnalyst IMarch 13, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Vince McMahon attends a press conference to announce that WWE Wrestlemania 29 will be held at MetLife Stadium in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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For the last couple of weeks, I've been struggling with how to manage talking about Vince McMahon's plans for WWE's own cable network, and the steps it should take before, as and after it achieves that (if it ever does).

The problems with this are, some of these things should be done whether or not a network ever happens. And each article I might write, whether about which programs to air during the week, to how to handle the tag teams and Diva's divisions, to how to handle the road schedule of the talent, are all dependent on each other, each feeding into the next.

So after a little struggle and thought about it, I've decided the only way is to create a series of articles that connect to each other so that readers can find out all about the crazy ideas I've previously outlined when discussing these possibilities.

I'm calling this WWE: Overhaul.

I have a series of articles planned and half-formed right now. This is all tentative, and I may add, remove or combine some of these.


1) Restructuring WWE's wrestling programs

2) Changing the demands on the in-ring talent

3) Alternate programming: non-WWE wrestling, non-wrestling entertainment, infomercials etc.

4) Scheduling a week of prime time shows

5) Filling in the week's syndicated shows

6) Reorganizing the WWE Titles and contenders

7) Resurrecting tag teams

8) Revitalizing the women's division

9) Branching out: Becoming a true entertainment company