It looks like WWE will begin launching new shows even before the WWE Network debuts.
In a press conference held today, WWE, Vince McMahon and ION Television announced what is described as a "new weekly one-hour original series" set to air every Wednesday beginning October 3, 2012 on ION Television.
This just-announced weekly episodic television show will be called "WWE Main Event" and will feature in-ring actions and fit in on-going storylines into the program as well.
However, WWE has to be careful with this show, something that they did for WWE Superstars and WWE NXT before not caring about them anymore. WWE Superstars once had superstars like The Undertaker and Randy Orton, but now has lower mid-carders such as Yoshi Tatsu or Drew McIntyre.
On the other hand, NXT started off on a good note, producing superstars such as former World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, Wade Barrett and former WWE Tag Team Champion Heath Slater. Then, the show's quality declined for season two (with its winner Kaval being released), season three and season four, before beginning a decent season five titled NXT: Redemption.
WWE has something good on their hands here, but they can't let it become "just another show." Along with that, this show should not be used to overexpose superstars. It can become a show like WWE's version of ECW to build up new talent, mixing in mid-carders and veterans while sporadically having a main eventers appear on the show.
Along with that, WWE has to be careful with the actual content that they put into WWE Main Event. If not chosen or written well, with WWE Raw SuperShow going three hours next month in July and assuming the WWE television schedule stays the same, there can be up to eight hours of WWE television a week by October of 2012, not counting three-hour pay-per-view events.
"WWE Main Event" sounds like it's a good concept, but one they have to be cautious and attentive to.
What are your thoughts on the just-announced WWE Main Event?
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