The 24/7 Rule

Am I alone in thinking a fun way to fill some time on the Network would be to bring back the 24/7 rule that accompanied the Hardcore Title? Except this time, maybe use Zack Ryder's Internet Championship. Something to kill the extra few minutes in between shows or even to cut in to something live.


Hell, with the WWE app, you could even get real-time alerts. It's 1am and you get an alert on your phone ("Cody Rhodes challenging for the Internet Championship right now on WWE Network!") and the few night owls that are awake at the moment turn it on and there's Cody, beating up Zack at a Burger King drive-thru to win the title and run off into the night.

It's something that probably wouldn't be acknowledged much on TV but it'd give the lower card guys something to do, give the internet fans something amusing to talk about, and give the Network a little bit of new material.

Eh?

I thought Zack was sold to YouTube for $10 as a part of the cost cutting.  

RIP WWE 24/7

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/3-news/23361-wwe-classics-on-demand-discontinued Say goodbye to the greatest friend that a disenchanted old school wrestling fan could ever have.  Hopefully the WWE Network gets picked up in Canada (although CRTC licensing will be a nightmare with WWE already owning a big chunk of the Score and controlling a lot of their programming), since I already subscribe to the package that would likely include it.  You were a great channel, WWE Classics on Demand, 24/7, whatever you want to call it.  Taken before your time, before the NWA weekly TV could even get to the Turner era. 

RIP WWE 24/7

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/3-news/23361-wwe-classics-on-demand-discontinued Say goodbye to the greatest friend that a disenchanted old school wrestling fan could ever have.  Hopefully the WWE Network gets picked up in Canada (although CRTC licensing will be a nightmare with WWE already owning a big chunk of the Score and controlling a lot of their programming), since I already subscribe to the package that would likely include it.  You were a great channel, WWE Classics on Demand, 24/7, whatever you want to call it.  Taken before your time, before the NWA weekly TV could even get to the Turner era. 

RIP WWE 24/7

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/3-news/23361-wwe-classics-on-demand-discontinued Say goodbye to the greatest friend that a disenchanted old school wrestling fan could ever have.  Hopefully the WWE Network gets picked up in Canada (although CRTC licensing will be a nightmare with WWE already owning a big chunk of the Score and controlling a lot of their programming), since I already subscribe to the package that would likely include it.  You were a great channel, WWE Classics on Demand, 24/7, whatever you want to call it.  Taken before your time, before the NWA weekly TV could even get to the Turner era. 

RIP WWE 24/7

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/3-news/23361-wwe-classics-on-demand-discontinued Say goodbye to the greatest friend that a disenchanted old school wrestling fan could ever have.  Hopefully the WWE Network gets picked up in Canada (although CRTC licensing will be a nightmare with WWE already owning a big chunk of the Score and controlling a lot of their programming), since I already subscribe to the package that would likely include it.  You were a great channel, WWE Classics on Demand, 24/7, whatever you want to call it.  Taken before your time, before the NWA weekly TV could even get to the Turner era. 

24/7

“Hey Scott, I had a quick question for you and the blogsters. I recentlysubscribed to WWE 24/7 and I was wondering how things were added onthere. For example, this month it says “WEEK 1″ spans from 8/28 to 9/3.I was wondering if everything was added on 8/28, or if it was addedbetween the two dates. I was also wondering what versions of thingswere being shown, for instance, SummerSlam 1996 is on there right now,would that be the live ppv version or the commercial releaseversion…Also while Im writing this, I was wondering if I could get afree copy of your newest book, since I’ve been a supporter of yours,spanning all the way back to the rantsylvania days and I have your 3other books. Hey…you cant blame a guy for trying right? Thanks Scott”

Ho ho, pretty sneaky at the end there. I do have a whole bunch of copies and I’ll probably do some sort of contest once my friends and relatives have siphoned all the books they need off me, but that probably won’t be a while.

Anyway, past about 1995 there was little difference between the live PPV and commercial versions of shows, because everything had to conform to the 2:40 standard that PPV companies set anyway. So I wouldn’t worry too much about that. Besides, Coliseum video was still distributing WWE stuff as of 1996, and I can’t see WWE using the Coliseum versions, because that’s just how they roll.

As for the other parts of the question, I’ve never used 24/7, so I couldn’t say.