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1 hour ago, LoneWolf&Subs said:

Jeez, did you guys forget Camp WWE, or that stop motion animated program? All currently featuring extremely outdated rosters.

...And probably why they haven’t really invested in more original content? It’s because they’ve all bombed, they’re expensive, and no other network wants to pick them up. Also the WWE Network isn’t going to be a channel anytime soon, as they originally wanted.

TNBC wasn't animated.

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15 hours ago, JohnnyJ said:

I think about this a lot and how it flies in the face of how WWE does things. A generational talent could get signed tomorrow and he/she would spend the next 6 months to a year sitting in developmental waiting to debut on NXT. Then the next 1-2 years in NXT waiting to get the call. If the fans take to him/her add a year so NXT has someone to headline Takeovers. When they do move up to the main roster, unless the office sees you as a top talent you're lucky to get stuck in 50/50 midcard hell. It's a process that is pointless and actually hurts the chances that the generational talent will ever become anything. 

It's not just how it flies in the face of WWE doing things, but also: No one ever gets excited about that band in the buzz bin/Find them First bin at CD stores. People may like them, but the really big acts don't spend multiple albums on "they're going to be a big hit one day, trust us..."- they take a new album and take the world by the balls.

This ties to wrestling, because as said- to really click as a generational talent: You probably need 1-2 years on the indie scene to catch a bit of buzz. Then, the 6 months to a year in developmental, then 1-2 in NXT, then a year to headline Takeover, then the main roster...and by main roster time, even the guys the office think will become something usually will take about 3 years to get to the main event...IF they're lucky, and IF they see you as a main eventer.

With all of those things, what should have taken "3 years for a meteoric rise to take the world by the short hairs and run roughshod" is suddenly an 8 year career, AT LEAST, to get to the top. Keep in mind there that Kofi Kingston was seen as notably big for having an 11 year career to make it to the WWE Title, and it was long enough it seemed like a huge deal there to give the belt to a deserving worker...and you see the problem.

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12 minutes ago, Burgundy LaRue said:

TNBC wasn't animated.

They did have an animation block at one point in the 90’s. Captain N, Swamp Thing, and Super Mario World are shows that come to mind.

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11 hours ago, RolandTHTG said:

Let Brazzers buy the company. They couldn't do worse.

something something they know how to book a finish something 

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6 minutes ago, Niners Fan in CT said:

something something they know how to book a finish something 

The finish is where I usually lose interest. It's all about the workrate in the middle.

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2 minutes ago, elizium said:

The finish is where I usually lose interest. It's all about the workrate in the middle.

Nearfalls killed the business 

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35 minutes ago, West Newbury Bad Boy said:

Because this is a backwards country and Rogers has entirely too much power.

How is having the Network as a channel a bad thing? I've never had a streaming issue lol

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18 minutes ago, Infinit said:

How is having the Network as a channel a bad thing?

Having to go through cable to get a streaming service the rest of the world can just get directly from the source is absurd. 

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Do they have commercials on the WWE Network in Canada? If they do, is it like G4 was when all they could advertise were metal detectors, and other junk? I can’t imagine enough people are watching a WWE Network channel at this point to entice companies to buy ad space.

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7 minutes ago, West Newbury Bad Boy said:

The actual channel is exactly the same as the live feed on the Network.

Oh, then forget it. Fans are lucky that it became a streaming service. If not, then the wrestling side of WWE would’ve been swallowed up by the films in an attempt to make the network profitable. It’s funny looking back at those movies, and remembering that they would take hot acts off TV to shoot a movie for two months.

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I don't mind paying an extra 3 dollars a month for the convenience of having the Network as a regular channel. It's also great for older people and non techies, like my father, who wouldn't have such easy access to the Network otherwise.

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1 hour ago, LoneWolf&Subs said:

They did have an animation block at one point in the 90’s. Captain N, Swamp Thing, and Super Mario World are shows that come to mind.

Ah, fair enough. I was into it with Saved by the Bell and those shows, so that's what I was thinking about.

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13 minutes ago, Infinit said:

I don't mind paying an extra 3 dollars a month for the convenience of having the Network as a regular channel. 

What convenience? The appeal of the service is mainly the archival content these days.

But at least Rogers gets their cut. 

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6 minutes ago, West Newbury Bad Boy said:

What convenience? The appeal of the service is mainly the archival content these days.

But at least Rogers gets their cut. 

If you had quoted my whole post you would see a convenience that clearly stated lol

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Clearly stated? Someone who's that tech adverse can barely use the service because most of it is online.

But getting into that would mean I'd need to be the asshole and point and laugh at the notion that a person would need to be a "techie" to figure out how to use a streaming service in 2019. So I cut that part out. Maybe the older people in my life are different, but I explain things once or twice and they catch on. And I'm certainly no "techie."

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I clearly stated that based on my own personal experience, having the Network as a channel is a convenience that I don't mind paying a few dollars extra. I also stated earlier that having it as a channel avoids buffering issues. And I think you still bitching about my opinion that having the Network as a channel does kinda sorta make you an asshole lol. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, pal.

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It’s Canada, 90% of it is rural. So understand the need to have a over the air channel, over a streaming service requires a stable connection.

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8 minutes ago, LoneWolf&Subs said:

It’s Canada, 90% of it is rural. So understand the need to have a over the air channel, over a streaming service requires a stable connection.

I have no need for cable company talking points, you paid shill!

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1 minute ago, West Newbury Bad Boy said:

I have no need for cable company talking points, you paid shill!

Then freeze in your flannel you damn hoser!

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5 hours ago, Smelly McUgly said:

Speaking of NXT and kids shows, does NXT Kids still exist? Is that a thing?

The just did the pilot and then forgot about it because that’s what happens with their good ideas

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1 hour ago, LoneWolf&Subs said:

It’s Canada, 90% of it is rural. So understand the need to have a over the air channel, over a streaming service requires a stable connection.

That means shit when a moose knocks down your power lines 

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