WWE’s big fuck you to Canada

I like many others have figured a way around the system and have been using the WWE Network for the past six months.

It's great don't  me wrong… but I cannot believe the way this thing is being rolled out in Canada.

Only on Rogers??? Can't watch via gaming consoles, Apple TV, phones etc. etc. Who is running this fucking company?

This is something that has been going on for years! RAW hasn't been to Toronto since 08 or 09, and it used to be one of the hottest WWE towns. 

Why do you think they are giving Canada such a kick in the ass? Is it really something as petty as the whole "Bizzaroland" cheer the heels, boo the faces bullshit, that they pump up so big every night after Wrestlemania???

Toronto has hosted two of the most successful Wrestlemanias ever, and all it gets is house shows with main events of Big Show vs Kane in a cage match.

Do they hate us that much? I just don't understand how they could make a business decision like this especially when the Network has been somewhat of a flop (subscriber numbers wise). 

​It's hard to blame WWE specifically.  Basically Rogers drove a dump-truck of money up to their door and WWE would have been stupid not to take it.  The fault here lies with the cable company and the CRTC for allowing this sort of nonsense to occur in the first place.  But WWE hasn't even run here in Saskatoon since 2011, for example, and they no longer do TV in Alberta like they used to.  So yes, it would appear they're just holding a petty grudge, as we suspected they do.  ​

Who The Fuck Hired Raven?

You probably won't remember any of this, but it popped into my head recently, and I figured I'd give it a shot.  How big of a wasted opportunity was Raven's second ECW run?  He popped up in a huge shock, won the tag titles with Dreamer.  They started doing a whole thing where Dreamer was trying to trust Raven, but Sandman was totally against it and Raven kept comparing Sandman to his father.  But then it seemed to all go away?  I think there was some thing where Raven teamed with Mike Awesome for a little bit and then nothing?  I know from Raven's second shoot that he ended up doing a self-imposed detox at some point during that run, but did they ever even bring any closure to that 3-way Raven/Dreamer/Sandman angle?

I wasn't paying huge amounts of attention to ECW on TNN at the time because the show kind of sucked, but I don't remember any particular payoff to that, no.  Pretty sure Raven mostly flaked out on Heyman and then left him in the lurch to jump to WWE in 2000, but he was damaged goods by then due to years of addiction and WCW anyway.  

What the FUCK

I'm away from my computer for 8 hours and here's what happened:
Raw is going to 3 hours now
Raw will be more interactive (so somehow it will be more Twitter friendly AWESOME)
Brooke Hogan signed with TNA (AWESOME, just what TNA needed)
TNA Botchpact will be live all summer.

I know how you feel.  I was at work and I hate trying to do blog updates from my phone, so thankfully Tommy Hall was all over this one.  Personally, I feel like Impact going live is a good move, although putting Brooke on TV is retarded, so it somewhat tempers that good news.  RAW adding a third hour is ridiculous, and it's just a move to artificially prop up TV rights fees and provide excuses for ratings at next year's investor's conference.  Think about this:  They now have 3 hours of RAW, 2 hours of Smackdown, 3 hours of PPV a month, an hour of Superstars, an hour of NXT…and they want to add a NETWORK?!?  It's a chore to get through Smackdown now that they've basically committed to it being the Dudes Squashing Jobbers and Cody Rhodes Losing For Two Hours show, and now I have to sit through THREE HOURS of RAW every week…PLUS OVERRUN?!?   And you just know we're gonna get a "Did You Know…" thing out of this trumpeting the ratings success every week.  How are casual fans ever supposed to get invested in the product if you have to make a three hour commitment to the product in order to follow things every week?  Yeah, if the product was hot like Nitro in 98, the fans would come along with the show, but this is the furthest thing from a hot product right now.  
Not a good time to be a fan on the fence, that's for sure.