Have you been watching the new version of 205 Live? I no longer subscribe to the network but I've heard it's been almost universally praised. I've read one review where they said the difference is night and day. It's now the “Sport” brand under the WWE umbrella. That's awesome that they at least have an identity.
One has to wonder though about the future of the brand. Now with dual brand PPVs, it's entirely possible that a cruiserweight championship match might not even make the kickoff shows. Most certainly we will never see a title match on a PPV again.
What do you think Triple H's vision is for the brand? The tournament style certainly worked for the Cruiserweight Classic and it's apparently working for 205 Live. Do they keep the tournament style sport aspect of the show and determine #1 contenders through tourneys? Do they create tag titles and then keep the momentum going with a tournament for them?
Surely he can't have the vision of one day having quarterly network specials from Full Sail?
Hell…forget having a match for The Undertaker. Have him come out for a Mania promo to officially announce his retirement, have Black come out and absolutely destroy him and blow the roof off Superdome. Or Silverdome, if you’re Hogan. But seriously…am I missing something?
We've seen cases in wrestling where a career ending injury was caused (or it started a problem) by a singular move gone wrong, and also the ones where an ongoing problem was eventually capped by a bad move & the career went downhill afterwards.The recent thing with Paige appearing to be at the end of her career due to a basic kick sounds more like the latter, which was just the final straw on a bad neck. It got me wondering about other cases, specifically HBK.Was Shawn's back f**ked for that whole period & the Casket Match backdrop was the final straw, or was he physically okay & the backdrop caused it?
Back in the early 90s there was an angle where Rick Rude was insulting the Big Boss Man's mother. It went on for a while and then he was “fired” for it.
Was there actually going to be a pay off to this or did they just know Rude was leaving and wanted an excuse?
Given how well people have responded to the RAW Gauntlet and Seth Rollins' epic performance – doesn't it seem like this type of match would be a natural to anchor a Pay-Per-View? The format seems to have solid booking potential, and is a hell of a lot simpler to understand than the Elimination Chamber (plus no setup required!) If you have a RAW Gauntlet and a Smackdown Gauntlet, you've got two main events plus you've booked 12-14 of your top people; similar to the dual-MITB pay-per-views. Hell, run it in December and make the prize a last-5 spot in the Rumble.
Scott- watching the network has reminded me of that moment when I became a wrestling fan for life. Was it a single thing or a build over time?For me it was post wm-2…My dad had been a fan and I watched it with him on TBS in the early 80s and was into the fad of rock n wrestling…everything was fun and all but post wm-2 wwf just went nuts…it started with Roberts dropping Steamboat on his head on snme (still one of the most brutal bumps ever) which lead me to Piper/Adonis, Hogan/Ornodorff then Savage/Steamboat and of course Hogan/AndreThrow in the Bulldogs and I was hooked…1986 into 1987 made me a fan for life but it started with that one DDT.
My only guess is that they needed a huge massive guy to join to make it look believable when the nWo fought the entire WCW roster? If that is the case, why not go with John “Earthquake/Avalanche” Tenta? He was a massive monster, a legitimate real life tough guy, and a well-known WWF guy. Was he ever an option?