WWE News: WWE Network Looking to Add FCW to Their Roster
According to PWInsider (via Lords of Pain), the WWE recently held tapings of FCW at Full Sail University in Florida. The show, which also had appearances by several WWE superstars, was a test run for a possible new show for the ready-to-launch WWE Network.
The WWE filmed the show at Full Sail to make FCW look more appealing on TV, which only further confirms that Triple H and company might have big plans for their developmental territory and wrestlers once the WWE Network starts up in April.
The boss was there to oversee things, and the Florida crowd even got a promo from The Game during the taping. John Laurinaitis was also there, along with Byron Saxon, Jim Ross and Chris Russo. Jim Ross even sat down and did some announcing.
The taping was roughly two-and-a-half hours, with the first two hours highlighting the young grapplers in FCW. Some of the big-name guys included many future main roster wrestlers, including Seth Rollins (Tyler Black, for all you ROH fans out there) and Richie Steamboat.
The final half-hour saw a tag-team match with Sheamus and World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan (I never get tired of saying that) vs. Cody Rhodes and The Buried One Drew McIntyre.
The idea floating around the WWE front office is to create a one-hour show that focuses on FCW superstars, while another half-hour show that highlights one particular match or rivalry.
It should be noted that this was just a pilot, and this event may never end up on the WWE Network or even on the air at all. Still, the idea seems incredibly promising and would be a great way to show off some younger talent on a regular basis.
For a guy like Triple H, who loves to hype every returning or new wrestler, this show couldn't be any more perfect. The hype that the boss can build with a show like this is definitely worth the WWE's time.
If the WWE can get this right and show off some solid wrestling, there's no way this show could fail.
For now, though, all of this is pure speculation. Even so, I like that the WWE is really willing to take a chance on it's young future stars and create a whole brand for their network.
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