Hello Bleachers! It's been over a month since I wrote a piece here on this site, and today I felt I would write about the much talked about WWE Network that is scheduled to be released in 2012.
So far we know that there is going to be a show about WrestleMania, titled WrestleMania Rewind. There have also been rumors about shows that have been teased involving former stars like Mick Foley traveling across America trying to find the best roller coaster in America.
Hopefully this network will actually be a success and won't be another one of Vince McMahon's failures, such as the XFL or WWE Studios.
Now with that being said, I have come up with five ideas for shows that could be added to a list of programs to air on the WWE Network.
This should be obvious, as it has always been a very interesting program on it's own. Earlier this year the WWE re-launched Tough Enough, with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the host.
The show features participants, some with wrestling experience and others with none, who compete with each other to earn a WWE contract.
This show aired for three seasons on MTV and was featured on SmackDown. It has drawn success before and I believe it can do so again.
People can also really connect with the contestants, and it could easily be a great way to draw in other viewers. This show would be successful if they do exactly what they have done before, use wrestlers on the show as trainers and have a guest host who will get people to watch. Bill DeMott should definitely be head trainer, as he did a great job throughout the show earlier this year.
Airing Florida Championship Wrestling, WWE's developmental company, would be a great way for casual fans to look at up-and-coming talent for the WWE roster.
I wouldn't mind seeing Tyler Black appear on my television set (why he hasn't yet, i have no idea why) and many others. And it wouldn't hurt to have some of the guys who aren't as good in the ring (I'm looking at you Mason Ryan.) to go there and shape themselves up, which also wouldn't help draw casual fans into the show.
This is something I think would be a good concept, but I don't think the WWE would go for it. We take a superstar for each episode and we show basically a week of their life as a WWE Superstar, and we learn about all they go through.
We could see how someone like John Cena goes through his week and how his career is completely different on the road from lets say, a mid-carder/jobber like Drew McIntyre. We could see how their lives are different and who they are outside of the ring.
They don't always have to have it involve a wrestler. It can also be members of the production staff, and they could show how the WWE puts their show on the road each week.
I would like to learn how the WWE moves all around the world, and I believe it would be a great concept.
This could be a show with old legends just sitting around talking about the sport, like SportsCenter, going on about how the week went by. They could answer questions and stuff like that.
It would work as long as we would have people that would talk about the business and keep on subject. Good Ol' JR would be a great choice for something like this, and it would be a good way catch up on something you might have missed, instead of reading about it on the website.
What do you think? Would it be a good idea or no?
This would be an interesting subject and it doesn't have to be anything serious it could be just plain fun involving WWE superstars. Similar to nighshows that are popular like Lopez Tonight or Jay Leno. I picked Dusty Rhodes because he would be great in a role like that in my opinion.
So that's it those are five shows I would watch, do you think they'd be good or not, and what would your idea be for a show for the WWE Network.