What a great idea! I wonder why no one else has thought to just join a major company on the brink of expansion and put out the best matches in the world and build a YouTube brand that blows up and make deals with Hot Topic to sell t-shirts?
Seems like a solid strategy.
I’m pretty sure most would paint Janela as one of the biggest indie success stories the last few years and his situation went from great to dire the last two weeks when he fucked up his knee. Now he’s on Twitter talking about how he doesn’t really have insurance and will have to figure stuff out while he’s injured and recovering. For most guys, they’re teetering on the edge while they are riding their hot streak.
This idea that the level of success the Bullet Club/Elite has in wrestling is something every guy should spurn WWE in hopes of chasing is just delusional. Are there key guys at the top that can afford to do that? Yeah, but those guys are still the extreme minority at this point.
New Japan US cards are pretty low effort and they are kept a secret for way too long to do the standout business they probably could do. Meaningful big singles matches between their big stars just isn't something new Japan wants to give overseas. That's not to say that the shows themselves aren't incredibly entertaining, especially live. But why is Christopher Daniels and that other nerd taking time up on a new Japan card :/
You know some of their best build up comes from the post Tokyo Dome shows at Korakuen Hall. Maybe they need to try more post big show cards to try to get some extra filled for their tours. Especially if they don’t want to stray too far away from the almost kayfabe like card reveals.
PWInsider saying that WWE is internally ramping up to revamp the Network and launch their tiered service. Says they want it ready to go by the beginning of next year.
Now that WWE has locked in their television future in the United States for the next five years, they are looking inward.
PWInsider.com can exclusively confirm that there are big changes being planned for the WWE Network with the idea of implementing them (as the current plan goes) in 2019. We are told that Vince McMahon is said to be personally overseeing the process and is working on a one-on-one basis with both Kevin Dunn and the company's Chief of Staff Brad Blum on ways to tweak the company's strategies for original programming, to finally shape the long planned tiered version of the WWE Network and bring other interactive aspects to the streaming service, which first launched in February 2014.
Today in bad takes from my own family: My brother in law's dad thinks that a good feud for the Smackdown Women's Title for Wrestlemania next year would be Becky (c) vs Naomi. Because Naomi "stole" Becky's original rematch clause and took the title from Alexa before Becky could invoke it a few years ago. He thinks it would be more compelling of a feud than Becky/Asuka because of what he mentioned above.