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Vince McMahon wants to muscle in his own cable network

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Aug 31st 2009 3:02PM
Vince McMahon wants the world to do exactly this as he plans his own TV network.Before it became all cooking, gossip, fashion and interior decorating, Bravo used to be a fine arts network that aired classic drama, music, opera, etc.

TV viewers everywhere are hoping such sophistication returns to television with the news that World Wrestling Entertainment chairman Vince McMahon wants to create his own cable network.

McMahon wants to launch the WWE-dedicated channel for basic tier rates within the next two years. While a return to fine arts TV is unlikely, McMahon's wrestling product has been greatly softened in tone over recent months -- looking to attract a more family-based audience.

In other words, there's been fewer bra and panties matches, and they don't look to make a comeback anytime soon.

You've got to wonder how McMahon could fill a network with 24/7 programming -- especially when the chairman says he wants to keep shows like Monday Night Raw and Smackdown on their current host networks.

So, what kind of shows would we be looking at here? Wrestling based morning cartoons? WWE Diva cooking programs? Mort Kondracke discussing Obama on The Undertaker Group?

Feel free to suggest your own.

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batteries

Its a great news. I really heard lot of about "Hulk Hogan".

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September 09 2009 at 2:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
CParis

I love this idea, but only if it means they move the wrestling shows polluting Syfy and replace them with real Sci Fi.

August 31 2009 at 7:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tony

This is a little dated but It would be a natural step for the WWE. How would they fill 24 hours a day? They have TONS of wrestling footage by aquiring WCW in 2001. Not to mention 40 years of WWE footage, AWA, World Class, Mid South Wrestling etc.. I'm sure they would have some contemporary programing, They also own a production company which has produced several movies (most of them not very good but still).

August 31 2009 at 7:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dr. Johnny Fever

Finally! A place to see reruns of "Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling" cartoon from the mid 80's!.

August 31 2009 at 4:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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