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WWE Will Have Its Own Network Soon

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 13th 2010 9:00AM
WWEWorld Wrestling Entertainment will soon have their own cable network. That's what you do when you own one of the hottest properties on cable television. Ask Oprah. Of course, Vince McMahon has been wanting this since last year. Given their dominance of pay-per-view, it's surprising that they don't have their own PPV network as well. Or maybe they do and my information is outdated.

This makes sense. WWE owns millions of hours of wrestling footage from the last six or so decades from the various properties it's acquired. They could have all kinds of wrestling shows on their network, including either 'Raw', 'Smackdown', WCW, ECW ... the list goes on. They could even have retro 80's shows for old fogies like myself. For reality television, they could show reruns of 'WWE Tough Enough', or have new seasons of the show. Eventually Channel Drift will kick in and they'll have shows like Doctor Phil but with "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.

Whatever happens, I can rest in the comfort that my cable company will never have this network. It's too good for them.

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I don't give a crap about wrestling, never watched it since I was a little kid in the days of Hulk Hogan and such. But even when you're into it, I would think one can only take so much wrestling, and isn't it only interesting/worth watching when there are actual title matches going on?

It's one thing to stretch it with celebrity guest hosts and guest referees and such to a few hours each week. That itself is a lot of wrestling. I don't see how Vince could possibly fill up 24 hours a day. I doubt current wrestling fans want to watch old (ermm... "classic") matches all day long. So how else to fill up a TV network without spending a lot of money? Reality shows!

Sparks will fly when 10 wrestlers are forced to live in one small, single-bedroom/single-bathroom apartment for six months!

What happens when [famous wrestler] gets suspended from wrestling and has to perform 100 hours of "community service" before being allowed to get back into the wring? Answer: 100 hours of TV content! They can force their wrestlers to do this type of show by "suspending" them (Hitting someone over the head with a chair? How dare he!!) and requiring them to do "community service" and then filming the wrestler as he has to feed homeless people or build houses or clean sidewalks or whatever. (This is my idea, I hereby copyright it, and this is proof of it. Don't steal my idea, Vince).

Point is, get ready for a lot of non-wrestling crap.

February 14 2010 at 4:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike McNamara

Eventually Channel Drift will kick in and they'll have shows like Doctor Phil but with "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.

Um, yes, please!

February 13 2010 at 11:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

they have had there own VOD network for years

February 13 2010 at 2:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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