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The WWE issued a press released stating that WWE Tough Enough is expanding to the WWE Network with their own post show talk show hosted by the Miz. The post show talk show is called Tough Talk and is going to be where the eliminated contestants talk to Miz about how they feel they did.
The Tough Talk program will air exclusively on the WWE Network at 9PM directly after WWE Tough Enough.
According to PWTorch, the show will also have different elements live on Periscope.
WWE is deeply saddened that Virgil Runnels, aka “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes — WWE Hall of Famer, three-time NWA Champion and one of the most captivating and charismatic figures in sports entertainment history — passed away today at the age of 69.
Runnels became a hero to fans around the world thanks to his work ethic, his impassioned interviews and his indomitable spirit. Moreover, Runnels was a dedicated father to WWE Superstars Goldust (Dustin Runnels) and Stardust (Cody Runnels), a caring husband and a creative visionary who helped shape the landscape of WWE long after his in-ring career had ended.
WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Runnels’ family, friends and colleagues.
Current WWE World Champion and former UFC Champion Brock Lesnar has signed a new multi-year WWE Contract. This announcement comes just days before he is scheduled to defend the WWE Championship against Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 31.
Many insiders had predicted that Lesnar would lose the title this weekend and then walk right into the UFC Octagon. Lesnar announced on ESPN’s Sport’s Center that he was done with UFC.
“Last night, old Vince (McMahon) put the offer on the table that I could not refuse,” Lesnar said in the sit-down interview.
“I am officially closing the door on MMA,” Lesnar said as ESPN flashed a headline on the screen reading: “Brock Lesnar rules out returning to MMA. Will remain with WWE.”
I’ve been a support of WWE for well over 10 years. When WWE announced that they were going to be releasing the WWE Network, I knew that I would be a HUGE fan of this product. I’ve been a subscriber since day one and I haven’t been more disappointed with a product than the WWE Network.
The only reason why I keep my WWE Network is because of a few documentaries I watch on there and the Pay Per Views. Granted, I only seem to watch two of them a year (Wrestlmania & Summerslam), I like being able to tune in if I wanted to.
Here are 5 very specific reasons why I contemplate canceling my WWE Network subscription.
1 – The “original” programming is mediocre at best. I’ll excuse the fact that they recycle old commentary pieces from past documentaries, but I cannot excuse the fact that when they release new documentaries there is little to no new points of view. In the WWE’s original and highly hyped Monday Night War series, 80% of the topics discussed were already mentioned in their previous documentary of the same title. The only difference between the two projects is one was only 2-3 hours long and the other was twenty hours. The other hightly anticipated original program is a show called WWE 24 and was supposed to take you behind the scenes, but in reality was a waste of one hour (for the Wrestlemania 30 episode).
2 – I lose interest in between episodes. I kid you not, it was a month between episode 1 and episode 2 of WWE 24. That is way too long between episodes. It seemed to me like they either (and hopefully) didn’t want to give away an original episode for free during February (WWE Network was free for Feb.) but it hurt my interest in that program. I also recall a few times where I would look forward to a new Monday Night War episode on it’s release day and there wasn’t one that week. Talk about hair pulling frustration.
3 – I want talk shows. But really. Give Dolph Ziggler a WWE Talk show. Give the Miz a chance to host a show. Make the pre/post game shows more entertaining. I WANT TO BE ENTERTAINED. Yes, the WWE Network is great to watch old matches and old PPVs, but what about the future? What about new programming? Not all of us want to watch WWE Classics. Why do you think that they cancelled that “on demand” product….thats right cause no one ordered it.
4 – Show me the WWE Superstars away from the ring. Yes, I want to see what they do when they arent at the arena. Or maybe I want to see what they do while waiting or the show to start. Either way, give me an indepth look at WWE Superstars’ lives. I loved the Daniel Bryan special they did after Wrestlemania 30, do more of those and less Total Divas stuff.
5 – Give me more themes. Okay, maybe not a lot more themes, but at least do something special during Wrestlemania season and Summerslam season where I am interested in the past. Maybe the month leading into Summerslam you take a look at the greatest summerslam feuds. Or maybe talk about the best WrestleMania main events and do a weekly docu-series on the dang thing. ENTERTAINMEN WWE!
I guess we can sum up these 5 reasons into one by saying I WANT MORE ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING AND TO BE ENTERTAINED. Sorry for yelling.
Part Time WWE Superstar and Hollywood Megastar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (And Ex-Wife/Business Partner, Dany Garcia) has announced a new production deal with Viacom’s Spike TV. In an effort to rebrand Spike TV as a more “gender balanced” network, the network unveiled a new logo, tagline and productions coming to the network in the near future.
Along with Johnson’s future programs, the network announced more episodes of Jimmy Fallon created Lip Synch Battle and are producing a new show called Emergency Broadcast.
According to Hollywood reporter, “Johnson and Dany Garcia‘s $7 Bucks Productions banner will create and produce programming from live events, specials, sports and initiatives surrounding troops and veterans with a goal of tapping into humanity, touching lives and inspiring and entertaining the audience.”
WWE Superstar and future of the company, Roman Reigns has won the Royal Rumble. Tonight marks the second year in a row that WWE is trying to push their own will over the WWE Universe that clearly wanted Daniel Bryan to win. Fans instantly chanted “Bullsh*t” when Roman won.
Leave a comment below and tell us who you wanted to win the Rumble.
TLC came and went with a whimper this past sunday night, with only a few real high points on an otherwise unimportant ppv. However, that does not mean the night wasn’t entertaining. Although some of the gimmick matches were a little hokey (looking at you, chairs and stairs), the added violence always increases interest. Lets get down to who came out of this show looking good, and who came out looking weak.
In his first singles ppv match of his career, Luke Harper absolutely killed it, despite losing the IC title in his first major defence. Harper took some pretty impressive bumps and was cut open, showing WWE fans why he was so popular on the indie circuits.
Dolph got a loud pop from the hometown cloud here in Cleveland, even wearing some custom trunks with the OG Cleveland Browns mascot doing the Johnny Manziel “Money” sign. The way he bumped around the ring with the ladder was very similar to Shawn Michaels. Besides going over and taking the IC title back, he effectively made Luke Harper look like the bad guy in a horror movie. Like he seems to do every time we see him, Ziggler stole the show.
This guy doesn’t stop being funny to me. When he did the handstand in the corner while the Uso’s had The Miz in a vertical suplex, I laughed out loud. He is so good at this gimmick that it makes you very hopeful that it will have a good payoff when him and The Miz finally split up. That being said, the WWE doesn’t have a good track record for this stuff, so don’t be surprised if he’s dressed like a bunny or something next month.
Not only did the dude have a TV magically blow up in his face, he put his body through hell in his second ppv main event match in three months. He came out as the loser, as he seems to usually do in big matches, but for some reason it doesn’t seem to matter with this guy.
I know wins and losses don’t matter too much, but I just think having your newest babyface lose in his first big singles match is a poor decision, especially in such clean fashion. We’ll see how they book him over the next few weeks, but this was not a good night for the former Wyatt family member.
It remains to be seen whether or not the demise of The Authority is gonna help or hinder Seth Rollins, but right now he is looking pretty directionless. A match with John Cena on a pay per view is normally a big deal, but this match felt very secondary despite Cena’s number one contendership being kind of on the line. Plus, Cena got past Rollins despite numerous interferences from J & J Security, making Rollins look a tad weak in the process. I still have high hopes for Rollins come Mania season, but right now is a bit of a lull in his breakout year.
I’m not quite sure what could help Ryback here in his second babyface run, but a chairs match with Corporate Kane is definitely not the answer. Chairs matches are pretty much the DMV of gimmick matches, as in nobody likes them.
When Reigns got hurt in September, there had become a growing consensus amongst a certain sect of the WWE Universe that he was lacking a few things, most notably wrestling and mic skills. I figured the time off would be a great time for them to tweak his character, but so far it seems like they never even thought of that.