Earlier this year, WWE CEO Vincent Kennedy McMahon told shareholders that he hoped to launch a WWE TV Network in Mid-2011. Which has since been pushed back to 2012. sad face...
"We have a lot of clout that most people don't," McMahon said "We don’t see any interruption for Raw or Smackdown,” McMahon continued “The new network could tie-in…and enhance the two brands.”
So what's going to be on this network? Well I have a few ideas and if you have some, I'd love to hear them. Thanks for reading, let me know what you think!
As WWE's developmental territory, FCW features future WWE superstars.
It would be cool to see the broadcasts of the FCW shows to be able to check out guys and girls who will eventually make it to the main roster, potentially becoming main eventers in WWE.
Not sure if this would work since Raw, Smackdown, and Superstars are shown on other networks.
It would be nice to be able to watch these shows in their entirety the day after they happen or something to that effect.
Just in case WWE fans live in the ancient times and don't have DVR. Or, in case nothing else is on.
How about a Pre-game and a Post-game show before Raw and Smackdown? This could feature interviews and discussions about upcoming matches and developments of feuds and storylines.
It could be similar to the shows you can see before professional sporting events.
Couldn't think of a picture or video to put here that related to the topic. So since I am a Y2J mark, here's a video of a sick codebreaker...
I've always liked the documentaries that the WWE produces that chronicle a Superstar's life and rise in pro rasslin'.
Seeing a bunch of these in their entirety would be really cool. Also, documentaries like "The Rise and Fall of ECW" could be featured.
Are you a seven-year-old John Cena fan who's never seen the great PPV's of the past? Well you're in luck! The WWE Network will feature dozens of the most classic PPV's every week! Will it? I hope so.
Who wouldn't want to watch classic bouts like Hogan vs. Andre the Giant, Taker vs. HBK, Taker vs. Mankind in Hell in a Cell, Rock vs. Stone Cold, DDP vs. Jeff Jarrett vs. David Arquette? What?
I would love to see classic Raw and Nitro episodes from days of yore.
WWE owns the rights to a massive video library including: WCW, ECW, AWA, Jim Crockett Promotions, Smoky Mountain Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Florida, Stampede Wrestling, and World Class Championship Wrestling.
They could put this to good use by showing classic episodes of them all. I especially want to see as many episodes as possible from the Attitude Era of both Raw and Nitro.
Individual shows that focus on the prestige of each of the WWE's current and defunct titles would be cool.
This would show the fans that each title is prestigious and has a rich history. In the fans mind, this may make them hold more stock in the current champions.
WWE Classic on Demand currently has a Legends of Wrestling Roundtable that discuss wrestling legends.
These roundtables have featured JR, Michael Hayes, Mean Gene, Sgt Slaughter, Ted DiBiase and others discussing legends from the past.
WWE's next PPV as of this writing is the Royal Rumble.
The day before the Royal Rumble, it would be cool to see a marathon of the best Royal Rumbles of the past, showing the importance and history of the show.
They could do this with every PPV, the day before the event. Which leads me to the next slide...
The day of the PPV, WWE Network could use most of the day before the event starts to show the build-up to all the storylines that are featured at the PPV.
This would give them ample time to show the build-up and importance of each feud, including the histories of those involved.
Heres a video of one of my favorite video packages for the blow-off of a fued.
Well thats all I got, thanks for reading, let me know your thoughts. What would you like to see on the WWE Network?