Sorry For The Lack Of Updates Today/WWE Network Original Shows

I’ve been getting ready for the trip and didn’t really want to get into any big reviews.  Instead I just kind of watched stuff on the Network all day so I figured I’d give my thoughts on its original series so far since I somehow haven’t this far into the launch.Wrestlemania Rewind – I like the concept here but there’s only a certain amount of episodes they can air.  However, they can switch it up to various versions such as Summerslam, Royal Rumble etc or even the lower shows like MITB.  It’s a cool concept and it comes back to the best thing the WWE Network has going for it: they can air whatever they want and they have all the time they want to do so.  It’s cool for a flashback and a great way to get people ready for Wrestlemania.  Airing the match is another nice touch.

Beyond the Ring – Not really original but it’s a really smart move.  Those documentaries can rock and they have like a million of them to air so far with more coming out every year.  They’re long so I wouldn’t recommend starting one unless you have a lot of time on your hands.

Legends of Wrestling – Maybe my favorite show they have, even though a lot of them are old.  I love listening to the legends telling stories for an hour on any given topic as there’s a very natural feeling to the idea.  It works so well but some of the panel members are just awful choices, like Mike Graham who just isn’t relevant to anything outside of “The Mike Graham Story.”

Countdown – I thought this was going to be a really generic show but I’m digging the heck out of it so far.  There are hundreds of ideas you could do for this show and it could go on for a long time.  Some of the choices have actually surprised me and the whole thing is far better than it should be.  THe talking heads help a lot and the mini features they throw in are great too.  For example there’s an episode about entrances and they throw in a retrospective about ring robes.  That’s awesome stuff for old school fans like myself and it allows for a lot of debate after it’s over.

 

Shockingly enough I’m loving most of these shows which are all bonus material to the huge library and all the regular programming you get as well.  The Network is everything I was hoping it would be and it’s just awesome so far.  I can’t wait for them to add even more content as they could keep putting out new stuff for years.

8 comments

  1. Heyo says:

    Best episode of Countdown so far?

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Probably best finisher.

    Awesome_Miz Reply:

    Really? Cause I thought you would say Biggest Blunders cause Steiner and Sid basically got their whole segment rather than just one specific moment. And especially, Sid’s famous line about his brain.lol

  2. M.R. says:

    Is Beyond the Ring just documentaries off DVDs?

    Rocko Reply:

    So far, yes.

    M.R. Reply:

    That’s not a bad thing. Is it on demand like the PPVs are or do you have to wait for them to come up on the schedule?

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Everything is on demand but there’s a schedule of 24/7 programming as well.

    M.R. Reply:

    The network sounds even better than my wildest expectations, they hit a homerun with this one.