• zahidf

    Its ROH/NJPW style for the most part when they wrestle for rev pro/progress. I imagine they will WWE lite a little but it could do more for the UK wrestling scene than world of sport did

  • Adam Wright

    Hopefully WWE putting these shows on at 3pm US and 8PM UK time is a test to see if it has an impact on the Network viewership (good or bad) and maybe they’ll run a PPV from the UK again soon.

    • PhilStubington

      Can’t remember where, but I heard they were amazed by the live viewing numbers for the Tokyo special in the US, which was a much more aggressive time difference. And they’ve gone for Sat/Sun to maximise the live audience in the States.

  • PhilStubington

    I’m sure there will be a bunch of us watching and I’ll be amazed if Ioan doesn’t write a recap, especially since he’s going. Its an 8pm UK start-up so it will be be early afternoon in the US when its on live – if there isn’t a thread then we’ll probably be in the daytime thread for Saturday.

    As zahidy says, I’d expect a style not too far from RoH given the Rev Pro / Progress house styles. Booking wise I’d expect something similar to the CWC rather than the ill-starred WoS special – clean finishes and probably not much story-line outside of the bouts themselves.

    They have an excellent commentator in Nigel so it should be pretty easy on the ears.

    • Adam Wright

      I expect short video profiles for the competitors and maybe some short promo time for the later bouts but otherwise, nothing regarding story or character development.

      • PhilStubington

        Agreed – looking at the names I don’t see them lining up anyone like Kendrick to a redemption story-line (or an equivalent) which spans the whole tournament.

        • Adam Wright

          I’m hoping they also have some kind of womens match as a buffere between the semi finals & the final to show off some of the women in the UK as well.

          • zahidf

            Depending on how far he gets, I can see them having Pete Dunne play the heel and cheat to win a few matches.

          • zahidf

            I think it’s more likely they have some form of ‘scramble’ or six man tag match for the second night for those who lost in the first round.

    • Ioan Morris

      I’ll try and do some sort of recap of the live experience. Going up for the Sunday means I won’t be able to watch the Saturday show until I’m back.

  • zahidf

    Oh, and when it streams, I recommend the Live at the cockpit rev pro show ( number 12, though 11 is also ace). Last night, the six man tag with Scull’s team vs Osperay’s team was incredibly good fun, and the Trent Seven vs Zack Gibson match was incredibly stiff

  • ILikeNeville

    I imagine that this tournament’s whole aim is to introduce an unfamiliar worldwide (Americas) audience with modern UK wrestlers. It should do well in that and seem amusingly different and foreign.

    Unlike the World Of Sport special, the aim of which seemed to be to introduce an unfamiliar UK audience with modern UK wrestlers. Which did not do welll and was embarassingly low-rent.

    I may not watch it because it’s too local for my enjoyment, especially the promos.

    Now, when there’s a PARTS UNKNOWN Tournament, I’ll be in the front row with ten foam fingers, you watch.

    • Now I really want to see a Parts Unknown Invitational Tournament on the Network.

  • TooDarkMark

    I see it as a possible WWE -UK try out as a territory. I may be wrong, but I could see WWE having smaller territories in the UK, China, India, Mexico, Australia, and then have touring wrestlers. Maybe even a touring champion. Just a thought.

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